Wednesday, October 31, 2007

31 Oct 2007

Cathi and I rushed the kids to bed after all the Halloween fun and rushed over to the pool to swim. But it looked closed. Cathi went up and pushed on the door and no it was open! She went in but was quickly approached by the cleaning lady we see every night. Apparently the alarms had gone off and the door was supposed to be locked. I walked up to the front as well and she was shaking her head "No" and was trying to tell me that the alarms would go off. So she took Cathi around to a side door to let her out

Thing that bothered me was that there as no sign that we read the night before stating that they would close early. Oh well. Cathi found that the cleaning lady's name is Irene and she is from Lithuania.

Cathi and I went home and did the following. While I biked, she would run and vice versa:

Bike 10 minutes

Jog 5 minutes

Bike 10 minutes

Jog 5 minutes

Bike 10 minutes

40 minutes total of aerobic activity.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

30 Oct 2007

300 - warm up

1500 - 5 x {200 free on 4:15, 100 free on 2:15} Middle set IM kicking

200 - Grandpa swimming

2000 total

Good thing about swimming is that it puts Cathi in a good mood. She was being snippy before the workout which she apologized for after the warm up. And after the workout when we got home, she couldn't keep her hands or lips off me.

Also - weighed in at a record 229 pounds. Happy to be in the 220's again. Looking forward to getting in to the 210's!

Monday, October 29, 2007

29 Oct 2007

350 - warm up

1200 - 12 x 100's pull on 2:30

400 - 4 x 100 IM's on 2:45

50 - Grandpa swimming

200 - EZ free

2200 total

Went to work early this morning (got there at 6:30am) and on the way out of my car noticed that I didn't have my laptop. I had a hard time finding some shoes to wear. The kids put my shoes in the wrong place last night when asked, and I had to search a little and get Cathi to help me. In the hustle and bustle I left my laptop in the garage on the stairs. So I went all the way back home to get the laptop. I could see that traffic coming into Salt Lake was a nightmare. So I decided to just take the day off.

I had a good day with the family. We too the kids swimming and Sam went over to Rose Mitchell's. We had a fun time and went through three sets of waves. Played Starcraft with the boys. Reinstalled windows on Austin's machine. Then went swimming with Cathi in the evening. Hoping that I don't have that scenario of leaving the lap top home too often. This is the first time (out of taking the laptop home about 100 times.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

25 Oct 2007

200 - warm up
800 - 8 x 100 IM's on 2:30
100 - ez
800 - 2 x 200's on 4:00, 2 x 100's on 2:00, 4 x 50's on 1:00
100 - EZ
2000 total

Sure had a crappy nights sleep last night.Here's why.
I was feeling good about the IM's. I did the 25 Fly on all of them without too much trouble. Cathi and I came up with this workout on the way to the pool. On the way back home we stopped at Walmart and got new pillows and a new matress cover, and then did a ton of washing of sheets and pillow cases using our new Washing machine. Didn't get to bed till about midnight. Tomorrow night is table tennis! My game lately has not been as good. Hoping its just one of those biorhythm things.

Decided yesterday that table tennis is fun, but it really doesn't do much for my body. Sure I sweat, but my physical strength and definition are not doing well. So I have decided that after the 2007 National Open Tournament in Las Wegas just before Christmas, I will give up playing at lunch time and start lifting again. In fact I put out a want ad for some help.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

24 Oct 2007

200 - warm up

1250 - 5 x {2 x 100's Pull on 2:15, 50 (25 fly, 25 breast) on 1:30}

300 - 6 x 50's kick (free, fly, free, breat, free, back) on 1:30

250 - 250 straight EZ (The most I've done at once since I started last week)

2000 total

Feeling so good! Feeling strong and fast and not breathing like a asthmatic person anymore. Looking forward every day for this swim.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

23 Oct 2007

150 - Slow and Easy warmup (waiting for Cathi to get in)

1800 - 3 x {200 on 4:00, 150 on 3:15, 100 on 2:30, 75 on 1:45, 50 on 1:15, 25 (Rest for 3 minutes at end of each set)}

50 - Grandpa swimming

2000 Total

The 200's and 150's were tough. But I got through them. We had a very busy afternoon and almost arrived late. Today's workout was good and first time that Cathi and I swam the entire workout together (minus the warmup). This one pushed Cathi more that she normally would. Cathi claims that I am starting to enjoy this more than she is. Probably true.

Monday, October 22, 2007

22 Oct 2007

500 - 3 x (25, 50, 75) free, 50 EZ

500 - 4 x 25's (on:45), 4 x 50's (on 1:15), 2 x 100s free (on 2:00) Cathi swam this set with me

600 - 4 x (75, 50, 25) Cathi swam this with me too.

200 - 100 kicking (cramped up), 100 easy (one arm fly)

1800 Total

Very pleased to do one mile. Strange this was it wasn't a killer. Never got out of breath and it was fun swimming with Cathi. A little crowded today. For family night we took the kids swimming. They wouldn't let Sam in since he is still in a diaper so I took him to McDonalds to get a soft serve gone which he loved, then I sat in the van in the parking lot for 45 minutes singing songs for Sam and Oliver to make time pass. Took them home, helped everyone get into bed and then went back just with Cathi and had a great workout.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

18 Oct 2007

Looked up workout from 9 October 1989 and used a portion of that for today:

1000 - 2 x 25's on :30, 2 x 50's on 1:30, 2 x 75's on 2:00, 2 x 100's on 2:30 rest for a few minutes then work your way back down

200 - 4 x 50's free/breast/one arm fly/breast

250 - Grandpa swimming

1450 TOtal

A woman asked from the ledge if she could swim in our lane with us. I said sure and she came in from the ladder. As she was making her way over to our lane Cathi got there and I said "We need to start circle swimming". Cathi said "Why? There are other lanes with just one person!". I was trying to keep Cathi's voice down since she was right there and heard. Granted Cathi's logic was correct. But I come from a school of thought where lanes are absolutely open and public and there should never be a concept of ownership for lanes. When I was working as a lifeguard many years ago I would see human nature in practice and the greed that many adults expressed about their lanes. Unbelievably childish.

Anyhow the girl heard Cathi's outburst and looked over at me and said, "Yes I'll just go over there, sorry.". I was disappointed. I like circle swimming. It provides a little bit of motivation to go faster. But I definitely was wondering what her intent was in asking us when every other lane only had one person. Perhaps it was because the other lanes had grandpa swimmers and at the time I was going at a fairly decent speed and she wanted to swim with other people who weren't just gracefully floating in a forward motion.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

17 Oct 2007

500 - 20 x 25's on :30

300 - 6 x 50's kick (alternate breast/fly/free

200 - 2 x 100's strong (1:20 each)

200 - Easy

200 - Grandpa swimming

1400 Yards total

Today was much easier. If I were to 50's on 1:00 that would be pushing it for me, but doing 25's on :30 aren't that bad. Today was much much better than the last two days.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

16 Oct 2007

Sore and not in the mood, but I'm locked in cause we bought a family year pass today.
500 - 5 x 100's Free on 2:30 (get them under 1:30)

500 - 5 x 100's First 50 Breast, Second 50 Free (get them under 1:45)

200 - Grandpa swimming

1200 Yards total

Breathing like a fat fat man which makes sense since I am. Getting a rash on my right shoulder from the stubble on my chin rubbing up against my shoulder when I breathe. Cathi is stoked about swimming, but I'm feeling a bit defiant of the whole thing, but do so knowing that it is working (weighed in this morning at 233.6 pounds which for me is a milestone. I'm hoping to be in the 220's by Tuesday, Oct. 23rd. I'm also watching what I eat and not being a pig like normal).

Monday, October 15, 2007

Cathi getting me off my butt

Well Cathi has talked me into working out with her. Lately it's all been Table Tennis, not even any lifting weights. So she did some calling and found that we can swim at Layton for an entire year for $350 and that's for the whole family and includes racquetball which I think would be just as good for me to get back into. Today's goal was just to do 1000 yards. I knew it would be tough. Here is what I did:
500 - 10 x 50's Free on 1:00 (rest an extra minute every 200 yards)

450 - 3 x (50 one arm fly, 50 breast, 50 free)

150 - Grandpa swimming

1100 Yards total

Wasn't pretty. That's for sure. Cathi and I got home and ordered new Speedo's online. Felt the free sets in my Triceps and when I got home also felt stiffness in my Lats and back. This should be good.