The weather was a little patchy today, but we got some good chunks of sunshine in between the clouds which made my day… unfortunately more serious weather is supposedly en route, Thursday’s workout might be a wet one… well wetter than usual anyways :) We had a decent little group in the water today, I think we had 5 or 6 swimmers and Mike had a pretty ambitious workout laid out for us. I think the subscribed yardage was upwards of 3500, but I couldn’t stick around for the whole thing. I had to run a few errands with my lunch break ¬†and get some stuff done at the office in advance of a meeting I had this evening.

200 reverse IM kick/swim
4 x 100 kick @ 2:00
200 pull
4 x 100 IM @ 1:40

6 x 75 w/ fins 25 rocket kick, 25 fast kick, 25 easy swim @ 1:30

8 x 100 @ 1:30

2450 yards total

As always seems to be the case with these short course workouts it’s the stuff that doesn’t look hard that ends up the hardest! That little 6 x75 kick really smoked me out… the mix of not breathing on the first 25 followed by really hard kicking in the middle takes a toll on you!

Looking forward to Thursday’s workout it’s a bit longer than a lot of our usual hour swims as well, but I think I’ll be able to stick around and do the whole thing. What I really need to do is get back in the habit of evening long course swims… I’m working on figuring out some kind of major goal swim that will light the appropriate fire under my ass to make that happen

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2 Responses to “2/3s of a Workout”

  1. Sully says:

    Rob, what is rocket kick?

  2. Rob D says:

    fast underwater dolphin kick with no breathing… I have to cheat on that part a lot though, I’m a bad breath holder