Monday, February 20, 2012

President's Day swim

I love paid holidays!  That typically means a crazy long swim!  Since doing a crazy long swim outside is still out of the question, that means it's a long day at the pool.  

I met Josh, Goody and Kim at SDRC at 5am.  Josh and I shared a lane and Goody/Kim shared a lane until it got really busy and then we shared a lane for about an hour and circle swam.  Josh was all about doing sets of 2000 all without equipment.  Here's what I ended up doing:

The four of us:  me, Josh, Goody and Kim
I started by taking 800 Mg Ibuprofen knowing it was going to be needed in a few hours.

1000 free warmup (14:20)
1000 free side by side with Josh (14:25)
1000 pull (13:38)
1000 finger paddles (14:27)
2000 free (29:27)
2000 free (29:23) 
1000 finger paddles (14:11)
I couldn't have a better pacer for the English Channel.  Josh and I were doing sets of 2000 synchronously.  It was fun!
1000 - 10 x 100's kick on 1:55
(10,000) 3 min break

1400 - 7 x 200's odd free, even IM :10 ri
2000 free (28:21)
1200 free (17:40)
1800 free (25:28)
600 - 3 x 200's IM 
1000 free

(18,000) 3 min break

Distance work:
8000 - 4 x 2000's your choice on 31:00
First one side by side with Josh, 2nd pull big paddles, 3rd finger paddles, 4th no equip. 
(26,000) 3 min break

7500 - 5 x (500 free easy pace :20 ri, 400 free regular pace :15 ri, 300 free strong pace :10 ri, 200 free :05 ri, 100 sprint (get under 1:15) 1:00 ri)
After 20 miles of swimming, my hand is all pickled!
(33,500) 3 min break

1000 - 10 x 100's kick with fins
900 - 3 x 300's choice on 5:00 (all free desc paddles, last no equip)
150 Grandpa

35,550 (20.19 miles) total in 10 hours including bathroom breaks, feedings, picture taking, and rest between sets.

Here's what the swimsense logged.  It couldn't log the kicking sets, and it messed up a couple times because I had to stop to throw a water polo back over the bulkhead a few times.  

Josh was there for 20,000 yards and got his own PR for distance in one day.  Very nice!  Goody and Kim did 10,000 yards and that was the longest distance this year they've done.  When we weren't circle swimming I tried just swimming right next to Josh and maintaining the same pace.  That was fun!   

Ninja girl was there and she asked how far we were going.  

Ho Ho Ho, taking a much deserved bubble bath
A couple of pains: 

  1. My face is fried!  
  2. My shoulder feels just fine, but the muscles in my upper back around my shoulder blades and in to my neck need a good massage.  
  3. The beard did the protection against chaffing only so long before I started to get rub marks on my right shoulder.  I applied some channel grease between a set and after that it was much better.

My feedings today consisted of 36 ounces of my special Orange/Vanilla Perpetuem mixed with Grape and Pineapple juices.  It was yummy!  I also had about 4 cereal bars throughout the workout as well as one Foosh (100 mg caffeine).  I also took 800 MG Ibuprofen about 24,000 yards into it.  

Felt great to finish the prescribed distance and not bad time either thanks to Josh.    If I was on my own I would have really slowed down and taken it easy.  Thanks bro!  

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