Today I couldn't do an early morning workout because George left at the crack of dawn for work. I also couldn't make any classes at the gym since I had to be home at 8:45 for Ella to be picked up for an art camp/class she is doing and then pick her up at 10:30.
The point is, there was no way to get my normal morning workout in. Usually when this happens the workout just gets thrown to the wayside for the day. I was determined today, however, to not let that happen. I decided to ask George if he'd come to our community pool with the kids after dinner and play for a bit while I swam. He agreed and I was happy.
I haven't swam since the Gerogetown Supersprint Triathlon and then it was just 200m. I set out today to do 1000 yards (our pool is 25 yards). I probably should have done more, but I was happy that I was out there just doing anything at all.
Warmup Set (200y)
150 easy @ 4:00, 2 x 25 kick @ 0:50
Main Set (500y)
5 x 100 [75 moderate/25 fast] @ 2:30
Warmdown Set (300y)
2 x [50 swim, 50 kick, 50 pull @ 0:15 rest]
This workout was a bit challenging for me. I'm just not used to swimming at all and my arms and legs were both tired. They were especially tired when I had to do the fast 25 yards. I use the term fast VERY loosely.
To put it in perspective, I swim 50 yards quickly in just under 50 seconds. The US Olympians are swimming twice that distance in the same time (or a tad less). That is so insane to me. I can't even wrap my head around swimming that quickly.
Oh well, I'll keep plugging away. Pull, pull, kick. Pull, pull, kick.
1000 yards in 26 minutes. Mom. SWIM. Bike. Run!