Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Wednesday - Long swim/weights/easy run

AM: Swim - 3600 yards - 1:20:00
various sets of drills
main sets - 10 x 100 and 3 x 400

Lunch: weight room - upperbody and core

PM: 4 mile - really easy - 00:31:01


i started this morning with my longest swim of the week (and ever). i am glad my workout schedule has these long swims in the middle of the week. i used to swim at night after work and my motivation sucked. i would try to talk myself out of the pool the whole time and i dont really know why. a couple of weeks ago i decided to start swimming first thing in the morning. now i am at pool m/w/f before 6am and it has made all the difference. i am way more focused and actually look forward to the swims.

I am also very stoked about my progress. i didnt start swimming until october 2005, the week before the TCSD beginners race. eventhough i had been surfing tons i wanted to make sure i could swim 500yards... and i barely could. now i can blast through a 3000+ yard workout and feel great. when i started my average time on my "hard" 100's was 1:48 and in the 3 months i have been swimming consistently i have brought my average pace to 1:29. i know it's not fast, but i am improving and that's all that i can ask for. i would really like to get down to sub 1:20... hopefully in time. time to stretch and watch american idol... hahahha...

4 comments:

Guernsey Man said...

Thanks for the motivation and great job on the swim. That is awesome.

As for race day, don't wait for me at 4:29. My wave will probably start at least 20 to 30 minutes after the pros. So if I do come in at 4:29 on the official course clock I may have won the whole thing (haha).

No idea on the race results, did you take any of your splits yourself, I didn't figuring they would post soon.

Spence said...

Kickin' swim!! That's a great time for 3600yds...keep up the motivation!

Guernsey Man said...

You rocked on the race. They posted the results.

Spence said...

OOOOO - tell us how you did!!! Results please??