Back on September 16th, I outlined my Fall swim challenge. So far so good, I have got into the pool five times (another one tonight) and have totaled just under 17,000 yds. My aim for October is 72,000 yds with 18 swims at 4,000 yds/swim. The workouts have been great to date and I'm getting a better feel for the water after not really swimming that much during September. I have found that the more I swim, the stronger I feel and the more I want to swim....hopefully the vicious circle will continue until I am strong enough to be in the lead pack of age groupers as the triathlon season comes around.
A sample workout from last week:
10/09/09 (4,100 scy)
4 x 50 (25 kick / 25 free)
Main Set (3,300)
200 Free on 3:00 1 x 100 (1:35)
200 Free on 3:00 2 x 100 (1:35, 1:30)
200 Free on 3:00 3 x 100 (1:35, 1:30, 1:35)
200 Free on 3:00 4 x 100 (1:35, 1:30, 1:35, 1:30)
200 Free on 3:00 5 x 100 (1:35, 1:30, 1:35, 1:30, 1:35)
200 Free on 3:00 6 x 100 (1:35, 1:30, 1:35, 1:30, 1:35, 1:30)
Cool Down (200)
One advantage is being able to use Fluid Recovery products after sessions. I used to really feel sore after longer, harder swim sessions and with Fluid I have definitely been less sore and able to swim hard the next session. At the moment it is really just trying to get into a swimmers mindset and trying to swim consistently. Now that the first few sessions have been done it is feeling easier to get into the pool and I actually want to go swim......I'll update again in a few weeks.
- Already looking forward to the next #gravelstoke adventure on the @van_dessel FTB. While the NCR Trail isn't the most technical or adventurous there is something to be said for just being able to ride for 80 miles and not having to think about where you are going! . . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #fulltiltboogie #gravelstokedevteam #gravelride #vandessel #cycling #ciclismo #instabike #ridemd
- So this Ironman triathlon thing.....
- Back to Racing......2021 Style!