I worked out by myself in Pismo tonight and did a workout loosely based on what the kids in Santa Maria were supposed to do today. I trimmed off some yardage because I didn’t have enough time to do it all, and I kind of ignored things like intervals.

5 x 100 free
4 x 100 dolphin kick w/ fins alt w/ kickboard and on my back
3 x 100 free
2 x 100 kick w/ fins alt w/ kickboard and on my back
1 x 100 free fast

4 x 25 fly

200 pull (100 w/ paddles, 100 w/o)

3 x 100 free

100 cool down

2200 yards total

I was out there doing my best stereotypical triathlete impression tonight. I had fins, paddles, kickboard and a pool buoy. I was a wetsuit and a snorkel away from completing the look :) Up until this point I haven’t used anything other than a kickboard in the pool, but the workout group in Santa Maria does use equipment so I figured that I needed to get used to it. Tonight was my first time swimming with fins in probably a decade. It’s fun to go that fast, but man did I feel it in my quads! I only did about 100 yards with paddles and I’m not sure if I really want to use them. They stress my shoulder in a you’re-going-to-break-something way, not a this-is-making-you-stronger kind of way. Tomorrow I’m planning on doing a workout in Santa Maria, we’ll see how I keep up.

3 Responses to “Holy Quadriceps Batman”

  1. Vagabond says:

    Triathlete impression. lol.

  2. Lacy says:

    Now that looks like a workout I could love! Hehe.

    Also, wait, as a triathlete, does that mean I get to play with my toys more often? ;)

  3. Rob D says:

    Check with the triathlete guild, but I believe it may be a requirement… I think at a minimum you need fins, paddles, and open turns at all times :)

    Honestly I'd like to be able to do a triathlon but an old back injury (a couple of slipped discs) says no. So swim & bike I'm good to go, but even a short run pretty much isn't ever going to happen. boo.