Rise And Shine…. And Swim Too

SwimmingThis morning was an early start! I am usually not a big fan of the ‘early morning’ but I had a 2200yrd swim workout on the schedule and early morning was the best time for me to get to it. My buddy Jason said he would do his then too if I wanted to go at 5am, so I begrudgingly agreed to it.

Since making the decision to stop the “Tarzan Swim” and learn how to freestyle right, I havne’t put in the kind of distance that I was supposed to do today. I was a little worried about being able to do it. The workouts were arrainged in a series of 25’s broken up by sets of 4×100’s. In the 25’s I was to swim a 25, then do “catchup” drills on the return 25. When I first started doing the “catchups” I looked like a paniced drowning rat, thankfully I have progressed since then. I am starting to see the payoff in doing them now. The 4×100’s were to be done with fins, so that gave me a little relief and help. I did start out way to fast on the first set of 4×100’s, but I eventually ‘settled in’ to a more comfortable rhythm and found my breathing form and just tried to relax into the swim. My biggest struggle on the 4×100 was just getting winded from not doing much length the last 6-8 months, plus I am doing it a different way too.

Overview- it went well and I am pleased with getting in the 2200 yards. I feel really positve too, I know that it will just get better and stronger. I actually believe that too! I am going to have to find me a set of fins that fit fat feet! I did leave with blisters on both my big toes. Other than that, I am glad I got up and did it first thing in the morning. Now I don’t have to fret over how or when I will get it done, my mind it clear. I like that!

Hmmmm…… Tunes….. Let’s go with Neon Trees this morning.

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5 responses to “Rise And Shine…. And Swim Too

  1. Hate getting up early, but if i have a two a day planned then it is the only way to get them done sometimes. Way to get up and get it done, sounds like things are going well in the pool.

  2. Swimming that early makes you an official swimmer! Welcome to the club!

  3. RunLovelyOne

    I still find it a huge struggle to get through 100 yards and still breathe. 🙂

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