Not that I wanted to, but I took an unintentional break from the pool recently. I went from Wednesday evening until lunch today without doing any meaningful swimming. In all honesty my body probably needed a break after Nationals, Santa Clarita, and the nutty week I had. I was really antsy to get out there and get in some yardage today, and a little worried that I was going to get my ass handed to me in practice.

I ended up getting to the pool late, I got caught with something at the door as I was trying to leave the office. There were a whole bunch of people in the pool today. We had upwards of 3 per lane which I guess is pretty monstrous for this group. I hopped in with the 2 fastest swimmers because they were the only ones with any room left in their lane and held on as best I could! I really have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to swimming a workout with a group. It’s good for me to get pushed and to do sets I would never give myself, but it’s a completely different experience from working out by yourself. I generally never used intervals or did anything I didn’t want to, this makes sure I do all that kind of stuff.

Here’ what I swam today:

4 x 75 kick @ 1:30

200 IM

4 x 25 fly @ :45

4 x 75 fast choice – free @ 2:00
300 swim

4 x 50 fast choice – fly/free @ 1:30
200 swim

4 x 25 fast choice – fly @ 1:00
100 swim

8 x 100 free IM w/ :10 rest

2600 yards total

I really really really like mid day swims! I’ve negotiated 2 of them into my workweek, but I may need to push for an expansion of that the next time I have an opportunity.

2 Responses to “Late for Lunch at the Pool”

  1. Swim Fan says:

    Do you use any nutritional supplements while training or racing?

  2. Rob D says:

    Nope. Supplements have never really been my thing. Gatorade is about as far as I go.