Honestly, I had very little motivation today. When I woke up this morning, I wanted to roll over and go back to sleep . . . for the rest of the day. I didn’t. The workout was paid for, even if it was cheap, and it’s hard for me stay home when I know I can go. I just don’t want to go.
It shows a bit in the workout. What did I want to do? Nothing. I wanted to float in the pool, but that would be a waste of 55 minutes of pool time. LOL Yes, I’m that anal. LOL Instead, this is what you get.
That warm up set with the bouncing in the “shallow” end was not easy. It ate up a lot of time. The “shallow” end is 7-8′ deep. Getting my feet on the bottom firmly enough to propel myself up to the surface was challenging. It was different and somewhat fun. Okay, let’s just say that once I committed to it, I was going to do it. Damn it! LOL
Except for Set 3 of the main set, none of these intervals were hard. I wasn’t feeling like doing anything hard, so I didn’t. I still had a decent workout with a decent amount of yards.
I must say I think the bouncing set could have been a lot of fun if you had a second person next to you and you “raced” them across the pool.
Anyway, sometimes, you just have to do something different/try something new.
55-minute swim workout, Tuesday fun
500 warmup (~7:25 min)
Warmup set 2x (600 yds, ? min)
Odd 50s: 25 bounce off the ground (I was in the deeper end, so only the shallow part of the deep end) until it’s too deep then swim free/25 swim until you get back to the shallow part and go back to bouncing.
Even 50s: 12.5 yds front sit scull-12.5 back sit scull/25 backstroke
100 on 1:45
25 corkscrew drill/25 free/25 elementary backstroke/25 back
Main set (1650 yds, 28:50 min)
Set 1 (500 yds, 7:30 min)
10 x 50 on :45
Set 2 — 2x (800 yds, 14 min)
4 x 50 on 1:00
Odd 50s: 25 corkscrew drill/25 free
Even 50s: 25 elementary backstroke/25 back
2 x 100 on 1:45
Alt. 25 free/25 back
Set 3 (350 yds, 5:20 min)
2 x 100 on 1:30
2 x 75 on 1:10
250 warm down
Total yards: 3000