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.