Thursday, April 17, 2008

Double up swim day

In the morning after racquetball. I went down and swam:

100 Breast
1000 - 2 x 500's free
100 Strong

1200 Yards

I think I'm gonna be in trouble if I pass gas in a triathlon. It totally annoys me when the bubble moves back and forth in the back of my suit from one cheek to the other. I have to stop to let the bubble free. That would be even worse in a triathlon wetsuit. Sorry to gross you out, but it was the most eventful thing to happen during my swim.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Speed work

1000 - 1000 warm up
1000 - 10 x 100's on 2:00 (Got all under 1:12)
250 - 10 x 25's fly on 1:00 (Got all under :17)
250 - 10 x 25's free on 1:00 (Got all under :17)

2500 Yards total

Been a long time since I've done speed work like this.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Last chance swim

Tomorrow morning I'm weighing in and hoping I can break that 200 mark. Swam hard tonight:

3000 - 3 x 1000's on 15:00
600 - 400 IM, 200 IM Kick

3600 Total

My 2nd and 3rd 1000 were over 15:00 so I was disappointed with that. Can't get too hard on myself when I don't eat hardly a thing past 1:00. Need to get energy in order to spend it. Can run off of bodyfat forever.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Late start

Today Cathi rode her bike since the Van's battery was dead. We had some major miscommunication which resulted in me getting in the pool 10 minutes late. I was frustrated and angry, but was able to let it go by the time I got out. So I didn't get the distance or speed I wanted today:

1000 - 1000 warm up
1000 - 2 x (500 - 100 kick each stroke, 100 one arm fly)

2000 total

Sunday, April 13, 2008

First in the Balanced man triathlon swim

I was in the first heat of the triathlon which included the fastest swimmers. There were two or three other guys right with me or ahead of me at the first 25, but by the time I got to 150 yards I was in first. It was 400 yards total. My goal was 5:15 or so with under 5:00 being a total dream. Well I killed my goal and got 4:48. You can read the full details in my other fitness blog here. I was very happy with the swim. Need to work on the biking alot more. I've been putting it off with the weather just barely getting bearable, plus getting a new bike in a few weeks.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Personal Record

Tomorrow is a big weigh in day and I need to really crunch that number down so I pushed it today for distance within one hour:

4000 - 4 x 1000 free on 15:00 (Did @ 13 something on each one)

4000 Total

Good workout. I don't think I've ever done 4000 in one hour before.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Timed 400

400 free fast - Did this in 5:19. I want to get this at 5:00 or less, but that may be a bit too much at this point.
600 Free ez
1000 - 5 x 200's free on 3:15
10 x 100's - 4 x 100's kick, 4 x 100's IM, 200 free
200 Cooldown

3200 Total

Cathi ran to the pool and I couldn't find her suit. I was hoping she was wearing it, but not so. She ended up swimming in my Jammer while I swam in a speedo which I normally wear under my Jammer. She swam in her sportsbra with a shirt on. She swam quite a while considering she had so much drag going on. Got there at 8:45 so we could get a lane without having to beg for it.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Morning Swim and Evening too

This morning after racquetball I did:

1000 - Nice and easy
400 - 4 x 100's IM Kick

For the sake of time left to go to work. Already behind two hours this week. Stopped at Smiths to get some pretzels, but I locked my keys in the car and Cathi had to come rescue me. By the time she got there it was 10:15 and she was on the way down to Orem. I told her to take the car and I took the two youngest kids back home with me. I only spent about an hour on work stuff and the rest will have to be PTO.

Swam in the evening:

1000 Warmup
400 - 400 IM
200 - 4 over unders
1000 - 5 x 200's pulling on 3:00 (Did in 2:30)
300 - 6 x 50's (50 sprint (:30-:32), 50 easy) on 2:00

3000 Total for the evening

4400 Total for the day

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Just another day, another swim:

1000 Warm up
200 - 200 IM Kick
1000 - 10 x 100's (Odd - Free, Even IM)
1000 - 1000 Free
50 Grandpa swimming

3250 Yards total

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

First time back after a long break

First swim since last Thursday. Foot feeling alot better but still not 100%

1000 - 1000 Warm up
1000 - 5 x 200 free on 4:00 (2:40-2:45)
100 - 100 Breast
1000 - 50, 100, 200, 300, 200, 100, 50 rest 30-45 between each set
200 - 4 x 50's kick IM
100 EZ

3400 Yards Total

Cathi stayed home and finished laundry. She wasn't wanting to go anyway. Biggest loser was on tonight. I felt strong tonight and fast.