first water

My legs have been cramping kinda bad lately. This happens in the pool during kick sets. Anyway, it’s odd.
da numbers:

  • 400m easy free
  • 4 x 100m free @ 2:00
    • coming in between 1:35-1:40, pretty slow
  • 200m pull w/ paddles
  • 100m fly kick
  • 200m fly drill
  • 300m fly kick

total distance: 1600m

lunch water

I had to be at work early so I swam at lunch time. And clearly my lunch break is for 2 hours. Today’s focus was on freestyle sprints. And I’m working on my kick.
da numbers:

  • 400m easy free
  • 6 x 100m free fast/easy
    • The first 50 was hard, barely able to get something back on the second 50. These sprints were killing me. They’re good.
  • 200m pull w/ paddles
  • 400m kick
    • My legs were cramping bad.
  • 100m easy free

total distance: 1700m

first water

Swam with Bridget at Los Banos yesterday morning.
da numbers:

  • 400m easy free
  • 3 x 100m free @ 2:00
    • took it easy, coming in around 1:35
  • 3 x 100m free @ 1:45
    • I kept up with Bridget for the first 100, maybe the second, but the third was gruesome.
  • 6 x 50m fly drill
    • My fly drills need work. Seriously.
  • 300m kick
  • 100m easy free

first water

Long course is still a new thing for me. I think I’ll spend this week, again, getting used to the distance; maybe focusing not so much on time as just getting the routine done. Also, the Eye of the Tiger did not seem to be with me today. This may represent a lull in my psyche for swimming. It’ll pass. Now does not feel like the time to push things.
da numbers:

  • 400m easy free
  • 3 x 200m free
  • 2 x 200m pull w/ paddles
  • 200m fly kick
  • 100m easy free

total distance: 1700m

first water

I swam at Los Banos for my fourth time yesterday morning, and fourth day in a row. Bridget wasn’t there. Thank God. I must have been spent from Wednesday’s asskick-athon with Ms. Fish because Thursday morning sucked. Accordingly, things were done at a non-blistering pace.

  • 400m free
  • 4 x 100m @ 2:15
    • Not fast. I struggled.
  • 4 x 100m free w/ paddles
    • Faster, but not fast.
  • 200m kick

total distance: 1400m

first water

Swam with Bridget at Los Banos this morning. And she made it hurt. I don’t think she understands why I suck so bad. I was struggling. STRUGGLING. Panting like a dog. Not that that’s unusual. It was just especially bad this morning. Long course is killing me. Gotta be good though.

da numbers:

  • 100m free
  • 6 x 100m free @ 2:00
    • coming in ~1:35
  • 4 x 25m fly
    • That’s right, 25m fly. In a 50m pool. It was good though.
  • 4 x 25m free
  • 4 x 25m back
  • 200m easy free
  • 200m fly/breast kick
    • My fly kick sucks. Bridget’s doesn’t.
  • 100m fly drill
  • 100m easy free

total distance: 1600m

first water

Los Banos in the morning. Not the same, smoking fast crowd as last night but most were still faster than patrons of the other local pools. Being around a better clientele is good for me, I think. This long course thing kills me. I dropped the distance way down and focused on 100s.

da numbers

  • 2 x 100m free
  • 6 x 100m free @ 2:30
    • coming in around 1:30
    • I was focused on speed here, but long course does see this reflected in my times. It’s harder for me.
    • 2:30 is a very slow set for me, but this pool is a whole other deal.
  • 200m fly kick
    • Again, long course is hard. Kick sets are especially hard.
  • 3 x 100m pull w/ paddles
    • coming in around 1:00
    • This was faster than normal 100s. I focused on stretching my stroke out and felt very fast.
  • 100m zipperswitch

evening water

I went to Los Banos Del Mar for the first time last night. It was good. And it’s long course so it kills me. I wasn’t doing sets for time, just swimming 100s for 1100 yd.