Despite the upset before the swim, this turned out to be a good workout. “Oh, the upset? What upset?” you ask. The moment when the gatekeeper couldn’t find my name on the list of swimmers. Luckily, I’d brought my phone with me and was able to bring up the receipt that showed I’d paid for that specific time today. She wrote my name on the list and insured me they’d get me in. Well, they better. LOL A few minutes later, she realized she was looking at the wrong list. What a relief! I knew I had that time because I’d come an hour early and then checked my phone. Since I live within 5 minute walking distance of the pool, this was not a problem. However, I wouldn’t have been happy if I’d been unable to swim.

With all of the drama over, they actually let us in on time. Instead of 2.5 minutes, I was in around 1.25 minutes late. Supposedly, tomorrow, they’ll no longer have to take our temperature. Hurray!

There weren’t that many people at the pool today, so I had my own lane. Since I was doing some IM, that was good. As for the main set, the plan, when I hastily crafted it in my mind, had been for the odds to be a repeat of round 1 and evens to repeat round 2. After the first go through of round 2, I changed my mind. I didn’t think I’d survive 4 more IMs. LOL Perhaps if I’d given myself a longer interval . . . Yeah, it wasn’t going to happen. I had a plan, and I was going to do the plan. LOL Until I decided to change said plan. LOL The beauty of swimming alone and creating your own workouts. (Grin)

Which brings me to my usual admonishment/encouragement: alter this workout as needed. Steal it as is, or change it to fit what your feeling like doing on that given day. You can even do what I’d originally intended: R1 & R3 the same, R2 & R4 IM. Or maybe not do IM at all. It’s your workout, after all. 😊

50-minute swim workout, Monday breaststroke emphasis

500 warmup (~7:10 min)

Warmup set 3x (600 yds, 11 min)
50 on 1:00 — 25 dolphin kick w/breast pull/25 breast
50 on 1:00 — 25 2 kicks/breast pull/25 breast
100 on 1:40

Main set (1600 yds, 26:40 min)
R1: 4 x 100 on 1:40 (6:40 min)
Rotate 25 breast through hundred (e.g., 25 breast/75 free, 25 free/25 breast/50 free, etc.)
R2: 4 x 100 IM on 1:45 (7:00 min)
R3: same as round 1 (6:40 min)
R4: 4 x 100 free descend on 1:35 (6:20 min)

200 warm down

Total yards: 2900

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