Today . . . ah, today. Let’s just say I swam. That I managed to get 2900 yards is a miracle of its own. What went wrong? I shared with 2 people. One was really, really slow; the other was slow, but, every time the man caught up with the really slow person, he’d turn in lane and go the other way. Usually, if I was coming the other way, he’d wait for me to go by and then follow me. However, I never could get a bead on his “pace.” Sometimes, he would follow her for a while, refusing to pass, wait for me to go by, then turn back the other way. After the warmup set, everything went to hell in a hand basket full of flaming crap, but I swam. He was just trying to stay out of my way. It didn’t work. To top it off, the water temperature was 82-83˚.

At least I swam, and no one died. Actually, I’ve been pretty chill about it all, which is amazing.

50-minute swim workout, a cluster

500 warmup (~7:15 min)

Warmup set (750 yds, 10:20 min)
4 x 75 on 1:25 IM order (fly/back/breast, back/breast/free, etc.)
50 easy
4 x 100 on 1:40–25 IM order/75 free

Main set (1500 yds, min)
100 on 1:35–25 fly/75 free
75 on 1:15–25 back/50 free
50 on 1:00–25 breast/25 free
25 on :30–free

Something, something, something, constantly changing my distances and intervals until I had no idea what I was going to do.

150 warm down

What I thought I might be able to do:

Set 5x (1750 yds, 26:45 min)
125 on 2:00–25 fly/100 free
100 on 1:35–25 back/75 free
75 on 1:20–25 breast/50 free
50 free on :45

125 on 2:10–100 IM/25 free
100 IM on 1:45
75 on 1:25–fly/back/breast
50 on :55–fly/back

200 warm down

Total yards: 2900

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