That's right I got back in the pool today.
Remember my statement from last night "(Lets face it kids most men aren't great swimmers, at least the triathletes aren't, so I have a shot at that right?)"
Yeah well I learned my lesson this morning! (I still stand by the men triathletes though, although the ones that are good swimmers usually kick major a$$, I think plain swimmers aren't drawn to tri as much because it relies so heavily on the run and bike, the swim is more just a way to weed out the weak ;))
I showed up to practices a week early :) Woops!
So instead of doing 1500-2000 yards with the TNT kids. I got to suck wind chasing the St. Edwards high school boys swim team. Luckily CK showed up so I didn't feel like a complete tool and had someone to swim with.
This was what their workout called for:
Warmup 4*500 (300 free, 200 IM)
Set 1: 16*75 (every 4 60,70,80,90%) on a 1:00 send off
12*100 on a 1:15 send off
8*150 on a 2:15 send off
6*200...can't remember the send off.
Set 2: 20*50 or something nuts like that.
Here is what I did:
3*400 (300 Free, 100 IM) (Yes I even did fly!)
9*50 at 0:55 to 1:00 send off (We thought that we were only doing 3*500 so we started set 1 too early, oops)
16* 50 at 1:00 send off (60,70,80,90%) this was pretty relaxed
800 free (I was supposed to do 12*75 on 1:15 send off but I tried to throw pull in on the first one, was going to do 2 pull, 2 stroke, 3 times, but apparently my kick is my stroke so I ended up playing catch up with no rest, so yeah, just 800 yards swim)
8*100 at 2:00 send off (I think I was pretty consistently swimming these in 1:40-1:45, plenty of rest, but I was too tired to try 1:50 send off.)
Cool Down: 100 Easy
Total: 4150 yards, that's right kids pretty much 2.4 miles. Yikes!
Nothing like kick starting your swim by going the furthest you have ever gone in a pool since you were in middle school.
what's nuts is I probably used to do 5-10K in the pool when I was 12 and thought nothing of it.
So anyways I swallowed some water, and I am sure I will be sore tomorrow. But I am pretty happy with myself. I think I earned all of my holiday food this morning!
Unfortunately I didn't eat breakfast, just a goo. So I was a bit light headed when I finished and forgot my watch in the shower. Bullocks! I called and they said they would look for it. Hopefully no one found it and took it. If not it looks like I will be upgrading my timex.
On that note I am going to get to work! Wow it is weird being in this early!