While my Monterey Bay Relay swim is on ice for the moment I need to turn my attention to the Great Salt Lake Marathon Swim coming up in just a few weeks. I need to be ready to plow through 8+ miles of salty goodness on the 11th of June. Not sure how workouts are going to shake out this week, but I have plans for a big long swim this weekend with a friend… that should be a good start. Gords has been posting old newspaper articles from the 30′s and 40′s that covered this same swim. Sounds like the lake is capable of some pretty gnarly conditions… is it weird that it makes me more interested in the swim? If we can have some high seas on a salty inland lake that might work to my advantage in the race :)

Out at the pool today I was excited to be there but not super excited to get started. I was still in that post I-didn’t-get-to-do-what-I-wanted-to-do funk. I asked Mike what we were doing today and he started talking aboutĀ anaerobicĀ things… I didn’t really want any anaerobes for lunch today, but that’s why I swim in Santa Maria… time to take my medicine right? haha

600 reverse IM

Repeat x 4
100 IM @ 1:40
75 free overkick/easy/overkick by 25 (forgot the interval)
50 IM Switching, rotate by round @ 1:00
25 fast choice @ :40

12 x 50 choice, as fast as you can maintain

100 cool down

2300 yards total

The workout he put together wasn’t all that crazy but it worked! I could feel my head throbbing inside my goggles in the middle of that first set. My allergies have been pretty bad too and I’m a little wheezy which I guess just made it extra anaerobical. The end of the workout was supposed to be 8 x 100 of something but I didn’t have that much time so I cut over to a 100 cool down and ran back to work.

I’ve got a lot going on tomorrow… I’ll be in the ocean twice and be talking swimming for lunch! It’s going to be an exciting day!

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