Did you swim today?

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  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    First swim in ten days!!!! Have been overseas speaking at a conference and my plans to swim while away failed dismally.

    2700m today and I felt very unfit!

    500 warmup

    Ladder of
    100 free on 1.45
    200 free on 3.30
    300 free on 5.15
    400 free on 7.00
    300 free on 5.15
    200 free on 3.30
    100 free on 1.45

    8x50 IMO on 1.10

    200 warmdown
  • LauraRae2
    LauraRae2 Posts: 107 Member
    Today's swim was short - 20 minutes - but I did some sprints. Also swam on Monday, 35 minutes.

    I need to get back into doing more than just going back and forth. Need to be more intentional with the workout.
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,523 Member
    2500m today - ending with a crackly shoulder, boooooo

    500m warm up
    250m breathing drills to 13
    250m with hand paddles
    250m front crawl
    200m legs only - getting faster I feel
    50m arms only
    5x50m intervals 20-30 secs rest between depending on lane traffic
    750m medley, mostly breaststroke
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    3400m today

    100 warmup

    2x 300 free breathe 3/5 by 25 30s rest

    8x 25 br kick on back

    6x 100 free on 2.15 no breath in and out of flags

    2x 250 as 100 free 50 fly 100 free

    12x 100 free on 1.40 holding 1.25

    200 warmdown
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,008 Member
    Today: 1.5 miles @ 73 minutes
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,523 Member
    1000m today - less shoulder work

    medley of breaststroke, glide work, back stroke and leg kick.

    AM definitely getting faster on leg kick, and gliding, I can get down one length (25m) with 8 arm pulls front crawl and keep good position during kicking/gliding/breathing. Felt good! :D

    then went and sat in the jacuzzi for 20 mins to help my shoulder hehe
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,523 Member
    1000m - am totally shattered today, BodyPump has a lot to answer for!

    250m front crawl
    250m breathing drills to 13
    150m legs only
    100m arms only

    250m underwater drills
    I swan 25m underwater, then swam the 25m back to top recovering breath. 5 breathes at top and then back down underwater....repeat. Felt good - but I think I may have weirded other pool users out a bit :D
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,008 Member
    Today: 1.5 miles @ 72 minutes
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    I conquered the swim stage of a half Ironman length Aquabike this weekend - 1.2 miles in 50 minutes! Aquabike went out first, and so every few minutes a new wave of triathlon swimmers would overtake me. Only had to stop to hack up water a handful of times and didn’t panic getting swum over. Wore my full sleeve wetsuit which I think helped me go faster (yay floating butt) but it also was quite uncomfortable for the first 500 yards or so. If/when I lose weight I’m going to check out other brands and see if I can’t find something that doesn’t induce panic.

    Now that I know I can make the swim cut off (70 minutes) I’ll be signing up for the whole Ironman 70.3 shebang next year. Weeeee!

    I’m also contemplating taking a total immersion swim clinic - need to do something drastic to break down and rebuild my form.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    2300m that looked easy on paper but was far from easy in the water!!

    200 warmup

    8x 50 as 25 swim 25 kick on 1.10

    Twice through the following no addition rest between sets
    2x 100 free on 2.00 breathe 2/3/4/5 by 25
    2x 100 back on 2.10
    50 br on 1.10
    2x 50 fly on 1.10
    4x 25 free sprint on 45

    2x 100IM on 2.00

    200 warmdown
  • rosebarnalice
    rosebarnalice Posts: 3,474 Member
    Hallelujah, yes!!!

    Finally, after wonky work schedules, travel, mysterious pool closings (involving two different pools in different parts of town) and waiting 30 minutes in the dressing room for a thunderstorm warning, I was back in the water for the first time in 8 months today!!

    50 laps (4 short of 1.5 miles) in 70 minutes. And I'm determined to go back tomorrow!
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,523 Member
    1600m

    a bitty and slow medley of different things with a lot of breaks.
    Was not feeling it this morning, but I was only going to do 1km, so doing the extra bit to the mile felt good :)
  • rosebarnalice
    rosebarnalice Posts: 3,474 Member
    2500 mostly freestyle, with some kickboard work
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    3200m today

    200 warmup

    4x 100 pull on 2.00

    4x 50 kick on 1.15

    Main set straight through
    5x 100 free on 2.00 holding 1.25 or below
    4x 200 free on 3.45 holding 2.50 or below
    3x 300 free on 5.15 holding 4.25 or below

    200 warmdown
  • LauraRae2
    LauraRae2 Posts: 107 Member
    Forgot to post my last two swims. Not that they were anything amazing of special, but I did it :-P

    Sunday I did a mile in 50 minutes. Not a nonstop mile, but still. I was happy.
    Tuesday I did 35 minutes, working on more endurance, so swimming more lengths before a break.

    I am doing something odd with my breathing. When I breathe on my right, my body roll is great and my head just goes with it. But when I breathe on my left, it's like my head is detached. I roll my body, but then I end up turning and almost picking up my head. It's weird. So I'm spending a lot of time trying to straighten that out. Lots and lots of lengths with the pull buoy.

    Back in the water tomorrow!
  • nuffer
    nuffer Posts: 402 Member
    Have not been neglecting much -- except getting in the tank. My local (private) pool gets all crowded with children swim lessons and diving lessons and I have learned that I just hate it so much that I can't get in. Now that swim team and most of the lessons are done, I'm looking forward to getting back in. I really miss it. I am biking to work (12 plus miles each way) pretty much every day but I have learned (not being in the pool since May, and not in the water since ... May) I will be paying the price very soon. And looking forward to it.
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,523 Member
    1600m

    750m front crawl
    250 breathing drills to 13
    200m legs only
    50m arms only
    350m relaxed

    this time I forced myself to stop at a mile and not push to 2km due to shoulder niggle. Less happy lol

  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,230 Member
    Hallelujah, yes!!!

    Finally, after wonky work schedules, travel, mysterious pool closings (involving two different pools in different parts of town) and waiting 30 minutes in the dressing room for a thunderstorm warning, I was back in the water for the first time in 8 months today!!

    50 laps (4 short of 1.5 miles) in 70 minutes. And I'm determined to go back tomorrow!

    Welcome back!!!! And well done 👍
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,230 Member
    Summer lessons really muck up lap swimming... But-this year, my youngest is an instructor and making money from it, so yay for that!!

    Shorter swims lately. Mike and a half today. My longest swim in weeks. I have bumped up my attendance at the water x class, so there’s no slacking off here. Two weeks from Sunday is out Mt St Helens ascent. Hoping we can summit. I’ve been upping my training for it since January.
  • LauraRae2
    LauraRae2 Posts: 107 Member
    Summer lessons really muck up lap swimming... But-this year, my youngest is an instructor and making money from it, so yay for that!!

    Shorter swims lately. Mike and a half today. My longest swim in weeks. I have bumped up my attendance at the water x class, so there’s no slacking off here. Two weeks from Sunday is out Mt St Helens ascent. Hoping we can summit. I’ve been upping my training for it since January.

    Did I know you're a fellow west coaster? Regardless, have an amazing time on the ascent.