intervals? how do those work again?

I haven’t been in actual pools very much recently, by my count this is only the 4th time this month I’ve swam in a body of water with lane lines and a visibility greater than 2 1/2 feet! When I got out I could actually smell the chlorine on me! Luckily I’ll be back in the ocean tomorrow to wash that off :) I have to admit it was good to get back in the pool just so I could focus on what I’m doing with my stroke. No variables to worry about like waves and current, just focusing on my own swimming.

Luckily most of that discomfort I was having at the race in Colorado seems to have mellowed out. I took it pretty easy today and never really got going all that fast. Even if I wanted to I don’t think it was going to happen. I’m pretty wiped out physically from all the traveling and racing. Hopefully I can sneak in a fast 125 on Thursday though, it’s the next stop on my summer of fly showdown with Mike! Anyways, here’s today’s workout:

200 swim
200 kick
200 pull

8 x 100 free IM @1:40

Repeat x 4
4 x 25 3 fly, 1 free @:30, :35, :40, :45 by round

12 x 100 free @ 1:30
(I did 1-2, and 6-12… in the middle I did my own thing for a bit just to work on my stroke)

3000 prescribed, about 2800 actually swam by me

I let my camera run at various points throughout the workout so I can review the tape at home and see what I’m doing with my arms. All the footage I got today was head on at about water level. I’m going to have to come up with some good ways to get it from other angles for a fuller picture or my stroke.

I think I’ll have 3 open water workouts this week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday), and one more in the pool that will mainly revolve around a butterfly race. It’s probably going to add up to a lot of distance, but nothing too fast (save 125 yards) so I can kind of actively recover from the first big chunk of my open water tour.

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