Normally my Santa Maria swim group makes up the workout on the spot, but I borrowed today’s workout from a friend. Her version was a little too long, and too fast, for us so I made some modifications to get it to fit our speed/time available. It ended up being just me and Mike doing this workout today, we had a couple other guys in the water but they were following their own agendas this afternoon.

I did warm up by myself while I waited for Mike to get in. He started with the first set since he was late to the pool. We kept a pretty brisk pace and I felt pretty good in the water. It’s been a while since I’ve been in chlorinated water. It was nice to have a flat controlled body of water to work in, but my walls were off today. I think my stroke has been changing from all the open water stuff and I’m hitting the walls at a different point than I usually would. I also catch myself sighting occasionally in the pool which is pretty funny :) Gotta remember there’s a cheater line on the bottom!

200 swim
200 kick
100 swim

Repeat x 5
2 x 50 kick @ 1:00
100 free @1:30 descending down to 1:10 by :05/round

Repeat x 2
3 x 100 free @ 1:30 descending
200 free @ 3:00

2500 yards total

Tomorrow I’m off to go play in the ocean post work, in the meantime I’m going to watch a movie about a dude swimming the English Channel on Netflix that someone at the Ventura race this weekend recommended!

3 Responses to “Borrowed Beatdown”

  1. Glenn says:

    What was the movie… and how was it? :)

  2. Jinxi says:

    That sounds like a fun workout. I might just borrow it from you. =)

    Have fun in the ocean!!
    Happy weekend!

  3. Rob D says:

    Glenn – it was “On a Clear Day,” as a movie it was ok… the swimming part left me a little flat though. It didn’t really give the viewer a real grasp of the epicness of a Channel crossing, it seemed like a long-ish afternoon swim.

    Jinxi – thanks! Are you back in the water yet or is your latest round of tattooing still healing?