This week was supposed to be the launch of my triathlon club's new Sunday Funday weekly swim session. Unfortunately, our local community center had other plans for us. The lap swimming pool was closed due to chlorine levels. The center has a leisure pool with 2-3 lanes in it but it was overwhelmed with families and playing kiddos.
Lucky for me, I have a corporate gym facility with pool options. I headed over to my gym to get my swim on but it wasn't the same without the rest of my training buddies.
Here's the workout that I did...keep it simple and fun!
Warm up - 1000 m
400 - free
300 - drills as 4 x 75 swimming in IM order, drill, free, drill
200 - pull
100 - kick
Main set - 1000 m
400 as 4 x 100 with 10 sec rest interval
300 as surging 75's - swim continuous and every 3rd length of short course pool swim as a surge
200 as 4 x 50 sprint/cruise swimming back stroke on the cruise length
100 as 4 x 25 swim from the middle of pool as a sprint into the wall and coming off the wall back into sprint with breath control
Cool down - 200 m incorporating stroke work
This incorporated my favorite warm up ladder and then utilized the same ladder concept to build a set with some variety. It was good to get back into the pool after taking a little time off to rest after my TriFest for MS race weekend. Going into that race, my hip was feeling tight and it just felt like I needed to take a little rest break. I took two weeks off and my body and mind are ready to get back into training now.
Up next...laying out my Fall and Winter race plans.