Monday, September 9, 2013

Location: The USUAL, Western YMCA, Newark, DE, SCY outdoor pool
Time: 10:30-11:45
Distance: 4300 yards

I'm sick. I'm very very sick. I told myself that I wasn't going to swim today. I needed to do something else. Run, do weights, something. Ha.Yeah Right. What is it about swimming that nothing else can do to fill this soul of mine? I suppose I know I have a gift. And it certainly isn't running or biking! ;)
So headed out a little later than usual to swim today. Good thing I did. I guess these fellows that showed up were on their lunch break. I hit the jackpot when about 4 studly dudes filled the lanes all around me. Ha. Sorry. I love swimming these macho hot shot dudes who can't believe a woman my age can swim. Yeah, they were basically faster than I. It's okay. I bet they weren't on their 9th consecutive day of swimming either! ;) They didn't last long in the water either. Endurance over speed maybe  my new motto!

Anyway, I was tired from the moment I jumped in. Sore. Sore calves, sore arms, and just sleepy. I knew which workout I'd choose. No equipment today. Just lots of (barfy) 100's on the clock. I know it's what I need. Bring it on.

300 Warm up loosen
1200- 12 x 100 on 1:40 (hit the wall at 1:30 about every time. This is WAY too slow....Not happy with that.)
200 4 x 50 recovery. Easy..Mixed in a little BR and Fly (not sure what I'm doing as far as Master's swim meets this year......)
1000- 8 x 100 on 1:40, stronger effort (again on 1:30 mostly. Maybe 1:28 )
200-4 x 50 recovery (think I came to a halt swimming here..the dudes swimming beside me probably lost all respect for me after seeing this)
400- 4 x 100 on 1:35 FAST (omg. Sorry but this was rough. Burned out. Alternated Free with IM on these) Fastest time on the Free was 1:25. Ugh. 

*Now, question I take off tomorrow? Swim through the soreness and pain? If I hated swimming, the answer would be easy. Problem is ..I love it.


  1. 9 consecutive days? Yeah, you should take a day off. Rest is needed for recovery.

    It keeps you "frosty" as my friend likes to say. You'll feel better coming back after a day off to rest.

  2. Frosty..shoot. I'll take off tomorrow then. 10th consecutive day.