swimming be good

Something I’ve always liked about swimming is how much better I feel the instant I hit the water. I know no matter how tired, bored, cranky, etc. I am things will get better as soon as I get in. That’s true for lakes, rivers, oceans and pools. For example, yesterday I had to go in to work at 3:30 AM, had expected to get up at 5:30 to swim, instead worked until 10:00 AM then met Micah at the UCSB drink at 11:30 AM. Circumstances were not inspiring me – I was tired and grumpy. But I had spent the previous evening pumping myself up for a morning pool workout, a short day at the office, followed by more pool where I’d do some fin and apnea work. Plans changed so that I could either pool it up in a less than optimal state or pout at home. As soon as I hit the water I felt great and had a rad workout.the numbers:

  • 200 free
  • 3 x 200 free @ 5:00
    • coming in around 2:55
  • 4 x 100 @ 2:30
    • coming in around 1:20
  • 200 fly drill
  • 200 kick
  • 200 kick w/ short fins

The 200s and 100s were brutal. By the time I got to kick drills my legs were cramping bad – both legs, quads, hams and calves. Best workout yet. Micah did the same sets with me, also felt brutalized.

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