Did you swim today?

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  • gentlygently
    gentlygently Posts: 706 Member
    Missed last week - cant remember why now - and was very dippy today.

    Forgot:
    Money - had to go back home (that’s twice up the grrrr-ing hill on my bike)
    My latest lap counting/stroke and drill instructing pneunomic - decided it was Felafel (but have just checked and it was actually Focaccia)
    How to spell Felafel - and so confused myself that i lost count anyway. (Er - is it felaffel?!)
    How to tell the time - i had set myself a 30 mins time limit, but then translated this to 20 past as get out time (er no, 10 past)

    Thankfully my head is still surgically attached to my body.

    So 800m-1000m ish in 35 mins or so -and frankly little danger of me getting cramp (!) ....but I went, I swam, I biked.

    And I particularly enjoyed my ‘mermaid’ laps (butterfly legs only).

    Have a good week of swimming everyone.
  • ElBence
    ElBence Posts: 291 Member
    This week's short course set for me has been:

    1800 free with sprints on 3rd, 7th, 13th, 17th, 23rd, 27th, 35th and 36th laps

    250 back
    200 back pull
    200 kick
    150 back

    200 breaststroke
    200 breaststroke pull
    200 breaststroke kick

    200 kick
    200 free pull
    200 free

    200 warm down

    Total of 4000 yards
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,236 Member
    Yeppers. Short swim after lifting. Empty pool during spring break. I wish I’d had the energy for more.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    Haven't posted regularly been slack!

    3600m today.

    200 free
    200 back
    400 free kick fins
    5x 200 free pull paddles
    4x 50 drills
    4x 100 kick IMO
    4x 100IM
    200 free pull paddles
    400 mixed kick fins
    200 warmdown
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    2.2km before work this morning.
    Had to take a full rest day yesterday, again.
    Lung congestion from allergies flared up again. Lots of mucus. I got a small taste of what my wife does through with bronchiactasis.
    When I swam Saturday, I felt weak. Couldn't do 4/5 strokes per breath.
    Felt better when I put on the Speedo snorkel.
    Today was almost back to normal.
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    Held myself to 5 5km after work yesterday. Felt like I could do my full 6.6km but decided not to push it. Still 7.7km for the day.
    2.2 km before work today. Back after work for second swim.
    I only swim during my last week of a trip. I don't want sore muscles for the flight back on Friday.
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,236 Member
    40 minutes before the brutal Monday cardio class. Bam! Feeling strong (even if I’m the one in class who starts out looking exhausted, and remains that way...) 😬💪
  • kayak4water
    kayak4water Posts: 155 Member
    I swam for five minutes this evening, enough for coach to give tips on my freestyle catch and my dolphin kick.

    On such a fine spring day in the Pacific Northwest, I rode my bike at 3 pm. The ride included 12 miles on a rough chip sealed road--past rides on the road improved long before the 12 mile mark (today, it just didn't get better) I found an alternate return route on the smooth, wide shoulder of US101 all the way into Hoquiam.

    Tired and rattled, I still went to the pool, hoping for something less than another workout. I got great tips.

    Cheers!
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    4200m solo swim at lunchtime.

    400 warmup
    500 free kick fins
    500 back kick fins
    200 swim as 100 free 100 back
    400 free pull paddles
    200 free kick fins
    200 back kick fins
    200 swim as 100 free 100 back
    400 free pull paddles
    200 free kick fins
    200 back kick fins
    200 swim as 100 free 100 back
    400 free pull paddles
    200 warmdown
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    Been battling a lung infection from pollen allergy congestion.
    Managed just 2.2km in the morning the last few days. By the afternoon I have been feeling somewhat breathless.
    I'll be home soon and can go to the doctor for antibiotics if needed.
  • ElBence
    ElBence Posts: 291 Member
    emmab0902 wrote: »
    4200m solo swim at lunchtime.

    400 warmup
    500 free kick fins
    500 back kick fins
    200 swim as 100 free 100 back
    400 free pull paddles
    200 free kick fins
    200 back kick fins
    200 swim as 100 free 100 back
    400 free pull paddles
    200 free kick fins
    200 back kick fins
    200 swim as 100 free 100 back
    400 free pull paddles
    200 warmdown

    This looks exhausting. Did you take a nap before returning to work?
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    3700m with my swim buddy at lunchtime.

    400 free pull
    400 free kick fins
    16x 50 as alt drill/swim by 25
    400 free kick fins
    6x 100IM on 2.00
    500 mixed kick fins
    300 free pull
    100 free kick no fins
    200 warmdown

    Back to work!
    Still feeling unwell, spent the rest of the day sniffing and sneezing!
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    3700m solo swim today. Not feeling very energetic and wanted to hop out after 550m but persevered. At least it was an hour's break from sneezing and coughing!

    1000 free
    500 mixed kick fins
    400 swim as alt free/back by 50
    400 free pull paddles
    500 mixed kick fins
    200 swim as alt free/back by 50
    400 free pull paddles
    100 free kick no fins
    200 warmdown
  • ElBence
    ElBence Posts: 291 Member
    25,000 yards this week.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    Just 3000m this morning.

    600 warmup as 200 free 100 back (×2)

    400 free kick fins

    8x 75 kick fins as fly on back/back/free by 25 on 1.30 holding 1.00 per 75

    5x 200 free pull paddles on 3.30

    400 warmdown
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 2,998 Member
    Some days you feel weak; some days, full of vigor. Today, for me, I felt like I was really pulling myself through and over the water on some 25 butterfly. Doing six 25s of dolphin kick on my side likely helped a bit.

    Almost feel asleep at the wheel at 60 mph-- it so terrified me to realize I did a long 5 second blink that I pulled over within two minutes to take twenty in the Burger King parking lot. I have to take a nap to stay awake. I'm turning into a cat

    @kayak4water Smart choice to pull over and grab a nap. I live in northern Canada and 5-6 hr drives are the normal thing when traveling. Like you I stop at places that offer facilities and a secure spot to get a few winks in, ironically Hotel Parking lots are the best during the day, quiet with very little traffic, good access.

    Had 2 swim work outs this week with the "Adult Swim Club" which has turned into a virtual private coaching session since 2 couples went to Cuba for a 2 week vacation, 1 has a new job and is in the process of moving and the other regular member alternates swim sessions with his wife ( child care management ) and April is her turn. Technically she is in the group below me and the only one in that group this sesssion.
    2 Athlete's & 2 coach's = Intense 1hr workouts ~ 1800 > 2500meters.
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,010 Member
    Today: 1.5miles @ 82 minutes
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    Good to be home again.
    3.13 miles on Sunday.
    4 miles yesterday and today.
    Bowled with my wife Saturday, Sunday, yesterday and another league tonight.
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,010 Member
    Today: 1.5 miles @ 72 minutes
  • ElBence
    ElBence Posts: 291 Member
    I warmed up on my own and swam with the Masters team. I didn't think I'd be ready to swim with them, but I did fine.

    600 warmup
    200 IM
    200 Free
    5x100 on 1:35
    300 IM (25 yard pool at three lengths per stroke if you're wondering how that works)
    2x 200 pull on 3:10
    2x 200 pull on 3:00
    2x 100 pull
    400 IM
    10x50 kick on 1:00
    50 warmdown