Even though I only did a fraction of the channel with my swimmer yesterday, I was definitely feeling some stiffness in a few muscles when I woke up this morning… well that and I felt like I was still on a boat. That sway really sticks with you for a while. I couldn’t do much about the floating on a boat sensation, but I could help the sore muscles. I ran off to the pool for lunch for an easy swim to stretch myself out.
We had a decent number of people in the water today but no one had a plan. After we knocked out our go to warm up everyone looked at me for a set… uh oh! I wasn’t planning on being in charge or doing anything too exciting today. I fell on one of my favorite sets with a lot of rest. The type of thing that you could make as hard or as easy as you want.
200 swim/200 kick/200 swim
Repeat x 5
25 @ :30
50 @ 1:00
75 @ 1:30
100 @ 2:00
1850 yards total
I started out swimming the first 2 repeats pretty hard. I wanted to get my heart rate up and really get my arms moving. On repeats 3-5 I backed off a bit and focused more on my stroke and just doing things the right way as opposed to fast. Overall we didn’t go all that far but no one seemed to mind.
Tomorrow I’m off to Walnut Creek after work to hit up the Pacific Masters SCM Championship meet. I’ll be at the pool on Saturday for a few short events, and I’m in the middle of finding somewhere to swim on Sunday that involves salt water. I’ve got a good idea in my head, I just have to confirm when where I can get in…