Day 57: Another day in the pool, this time for endurance

By Skip

Second day in a row that I have gone to the pool.  This is only due to the fact that I had to re-arrnage my schedule last week.  The good news is that I am not doubling up on workouts today but I am still sore from yesterday!

Yesterday’s swim was all about a lactate workout.  Today, is more of a swim base and foundation which means a slower paced, more relaxed workout.  One important thing to remember, however, is to watch the rest intervals.  They may be more relaxed swims but with the reduced rest intervals the purpose of these drills is to build endurance and get used to swimming distances.

Here is my schedule for today:

  • WU: 250 @ low aerobic intensity (1 x 300)
    •  6 x 25 drills, RI=0:10 (4 x 50)
  • MS: 9 x 100 @ moderate aerobic intensity, RI=0:05 (9 x 100)
    • 4 x 25 @ speed intensity, RI=0:20 (2 x 50)
    • 6 x 25 kick, RI=0:15 (2 x 50)
  • CD: 250 @ low aerobic intensity (1 x 300)

Once again, as a reminder, the scheduled workouts are in yards and my actual distances (in red) is in meters due to being in the longer lanes.

It is strange… I have been a friend of the water my entire life yet I have noticed that I have developed a slight water phobia.  I think it has something to do with not knowing how far to push myself.  I am mentally fighting these feelings each and every workout.  I thought the feelings would pass after a while but they have not.  When I finish my first triathlon, I think things will be more relaxed at that point.

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Filed in: Sprint Training, Swimming, Triathlon • Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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