Did you swim today?

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  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    Coming back from an unintentional several month hiatus. Starting my base training for Wisconsin 70.3 in June this week, which includes swimming (duh), so I finally drug myself out of bed and got back to master's swim before work.

    500m warm up
    400m IM (50 kick/50 swim)

    2xs:
    8x25 free fast
    100m IM
    200m DPS

    100m cooldown

    2000m total
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,230 Member
    40 min yesterday. I'm not sure how many laps. I just swam until the cardio class started, then went to that.
  • Kupla71
    Kupla71 Posts: 315 Member
    I’ve just recently started at 20 minutes of swimming laps doing the breaststroke. I only have access to a rather small pool. Less than 25 meters. I too just go by time and how many laps I can do in that time. I’m getting faster which is good to see! I hope to build up to 30 minutes and then maybe 40.
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    beerfoamy wrote: »
    Medium is less than 2 hours, but fast is 1hr30 - not quite there yet - think I can shave 10 mins off my time in 3 months? haha

    That is good to know. I though my ~2 hours for 5km was slow. Now I'm medium. :D
    I have little chance of reaching "fast."
    To me, I was thinking in Olympic terms where 2 hours for 10km was fast. :);)
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 2,997 Member
    edited December 2018
    Yesterday was the last Adult swim Club until January.
    Pool schedule conflicts with Swim Meets, School swim days, Christmas Break etc made it so they just couldn't fit it in this year.

    200m Warm up. Alt 50 Kick & 50 free/back.
    Dryland Training Alphabet Soup - using your name to match to drills. Norwegian Heritage so lots of I's, L's, O's and N's in my name.
    I = 45 sec Wall Sit had to do it 4 times
    L = 30 sec plank 4 times
    O = 15 crunchs 6 times
    N = 15 Burpees 6 times Curse those silent repetitive letters.

    4 x 50m pull
    4 x 50m Dolphin Kick
    50m Fly
    50m Back
    50m Breast
    50m Free

    Relay - 25m x 8 & the person that tags you call out what stroke you have to swim
    Birthday swim for Amanda. She swims a 50 while we use Kick boards to create the biggest waves we can to disrupt her breathing. A real workout in the deep end as when you push a wave you have to do a strong Whip or Dolphin to counteract it.

    Then for some fun they cranked up the water slide and dropped hockey pucks down the slide. When they hit the recovery pool you had to swim into the water slide outflow and grab a puck off the bottom of the pool - a real challenge. ( access gate was closed & locked so no one could get in the slide which would have been very dangerous )

    Now I have to get my self motivation back and do a better job of hitting the pool.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    juliet3455 wrote: »
    N = 15 Burpees 6 times

    Currently praising God that I have no Ns in my first name!
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    2200m with masters tonight.

    600 as 200 fr 100 back 200 fr 100 back

    600 as 200 fr 100 br 200 fr 100 br

    12x 75 free on 1.20 alt fast and ezi

    100 warmdown
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    8.8km today.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    3000m after work with my swim buddy.

    6x 75 as 2 back 2 br 2 free

    4x 25 free max on 45

    100 free on 1.45 hold 1.22
    100 back easy on 2.20
    3x 100 free on 1.45 hold 1.22
    100 back easy on 2.20
    4x 100 free on 1.45 hold 1.22
    100 back easy on 2.20
    3x 100 free on 1.50 hold 1.18
    100 back easy on 2.20
    2x 100 free on 1.50hold 1.18
    100 back easy on 2.20
    100 free on 1.50 hold 1.16
    100 back easy on 2.20

    450 warmdown
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,523 Member
    2.5km
    felt good today, clearly the wine, bread and crisp binge last night was good fueling.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    edited December 2018
    3600m solo swim today.

    400 warmup

    400 kick
    400 pull
    400 free
    300 kick
    300 pull
    300 free
    200 kick
    200 pull
    200 free
    100 kick
    100 pull
    100 free

    200 warmdown

    Harder than it looks!
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    6.6km
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 2,997 Member
    edited December 2018
    Welcome to the thread @Kupla71 . Short pool or long pool doesn't matter. Straight time goals are a common way to start into an activity - wether it's swimming, running, walking. As the saying goes just add 1 more length to your swim each time and it tends to build up pretty fast.

    Bad at checking in.
    Thursday hit the pool at noon for a straight lane swim. 3 per lane so it was pretty decent - especially since we were pace matched so not a lot of conflicts.
    2 x 30 lengths for 1500m of free.

    Friday night Curling club was cancelled due to a Corporate Christmas party and Bonspiel that took over the facility for the weekend so I hit lane swim at 630pm. Turns out there was also a family hosting a Birthday party for their daughter so the open pool area was jammed with kids and adults. 3 of us in the lane swim area and just as I got to 40 lengths ( 1000m ) 3 more showed up so I bailed on the last 20 lengths as I know that 6 people would be very frustrating. Especially since there were going to be 4 very differant pace groups sharing the space which was going to create lots of conflicts. One of the ladies who showed up only does backstroke and wanders around the lane area - she just can't hold anything close to a straight line. The roof of the pool has Ribbed sheets running the length of the pool so it's easy to focus on a rib joint and use that as your guide or sneak a peek at the lane ropes. 1st world problems.
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,230 Member
    Finally got to the pool for some laps. It was a cold and windy week, so the thought of even getting wet was very off-putting, but I had evening events T, W and Th, so there were no swims those nights. Lucky for me, I have a long commute home, so even though I talked myself out of going on a Friday night, I had plenty of time to talk myself back into it. As usual, I made myself a deal: go and do 10 laps. Then re-evaluate. I know that by 10 laps, I'm always feeling really good, glad I went, blah, blah, blah... Ended up at 50 for the finish, but that's because I NEVER stop swimming if a song from Hamilton comes on, and my ipod played two in a row, which meant my 45 lap goal turned into 50.

    Next week is a new week and I'm hoping for some good swims. I think lessons take a break, so the other pool should be quiet.
  • SwimMighty
    SwimMighty Posts: 38 Member
    2600 yd workout today (scy pool)

    Warmup 5 x 200: #1 free, #2 IM 25 skull, 25 kick, #3 IM 25 kick, 25 drill, #4 IM 25 dr, 25 swim, #5 IM swim

    6 x 50 free with 20s kick at wall

    8 x 25 fly strong @ 0:40

    4 x 100 = 50 x-leg + fists, 25 build swim, 10 pull-ups on block, 25 sprint fly

    200 free @ race pace
    200 IM @ race pace

    C/D 200 IM = 25 drill, 25 swim
    100 free = each 25 -1 stroke ct

    Haven’t been swimming much, so a good one to be back into the pool.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    2600m solo swim - first swim in our one and only 50m pool that is only open for about 3 months of the year!

    Bit of a shambles as was pretty much open water training having to sight for boys. No, not buoys. Boys. Twits who despite having five lanes for public swimming, think they still need to casually drift across the two lane swimming lanes. Idiots!!!
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    emmab0902 wrote: »
    2600m solo swim - first swim in our one and only 50m pool that is only open for about 3 months of the year!

    Bit of a shambles as was pretty much open water training having to sight for boys. No, not buoys. Boys. Twits who despite having five lanes for public swimming, think they still need to casually drift across the two lane swimming lanes. Idiots!!!

    I feel your pain.
    Tried swimming a few times in a university pool. 50m. At least 10 lanes wide. No ropes. People swimming across the pool, and diagonally. Plus the water was about 90°F. For hit in the head, kicked, punched.
    In the gym I go to now, there is one roped "fast lane." Slow people get in it doing a dangerous breast stroke Frog kick. I've gotten mothe than a few bruises there.
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    6.6km today. A nice quiet day. No oval swimming.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    2800m this arvo. Nothing exciting.

    500 warmup as 300 free 100 br 100 back

    1500 free w/paddles as breathe 3 4 5 by 50

    6x 100IM alt IM and RIM on 2.30

    200 warmdown
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    8.8km yesterday.
    Cold and rainy. So just the evening swim today.