Long course isn’t getting any better. I know I must be patient, but . . . it’s hard. LOL Still, I showed up and got in, which is better than staying home. (grin) As you can tell by the intervals, I wasn’t swimming that fast. Matter of fact, the backstroke was downright sluggish, but I haven’t been doing it that much lately.
There’s an FB group called Lap Swimmers around the World (I believe). One of the members asked everyone how many yards/meters they were going to swim in November. My response: between 68-72,000 yards, if I continued on my current trajectory. The problem with stating that was then I felt obligated to do it. And the reality of it is that I’m not going to be close because I’d have to swim twice a day. I don’t know what I was thinking. My mental calculator was obviously broken. LOL I’ll be somewhere in the 45-55,000 range. I still have one more day, I’ll let know tomorrow what the tally is. It’s still a lot, I know. I’ve averaged a little over 3,000 every workout, but I missed 3 days due to holidays and breaking my foot.
Okay. It’s time for you to do your magic. Lift, adjust, and enjoy.
50-minute swim workout, Monday backstroke long course
500 m warmup (~8:25 min)
Warmup set 2x (600 m, 11:30 min)
200 backstroke on 3:55
100 free on 1:50
Main set (1650 m, 27:15 min)
Set 1 (500 m, 8:45 min)
10 x 50
Odds: backstroke on :55
Evens: free on :50
Set 2–3x (1150 m, 18:30 min)
3 x 100 free on 1:40–descend 1-3
50 easy backstroke on 1:10
150 warm down
Total meters: 2900