Wednesday, March 21, 2012

February Fitness Challenge Results

Yesterday evening I got the results from the February Fitness Challenge.  I was VERY surprised to see three folks in their fifties kick my can.  I came in third place overall, but first in my age division.  Even more surprising is that the record for the 35-39 age group is 541,000 yards!  More than double what I did.  That's simply amazing.  The record holder must have been not doing a full time job, because that's over 10.5 miles every single day for the month of February.

The full results are here.

This morning's workout was awesome.  I was in a lane with Randy (who was the creator of today's workout).  And he had me go first on everything except the second round of the main set which was IM.

Did 1000 yards BEFORE masters, then....

600 free easy
400 - 8 x 40's free drill on :50
100 - 4 x 25's free on :20
200 - 4 x 50's free on :40
300 - 4 x 75's free on 1:00
400 - 4 x 100's free on 1:20
200 IM
100 - 4 x 25's rotating IM on :25
200 - 4 x 50's rotating IM on :50
300 - 4 x 75's rotating IM on 1:15
400 - 4 x 100's IM on 1:40
200 free
400 - 8 x 50's kick alt free & breast/dolphin
1000 - 4 x (50 free, 25 fly/back/breast, 50 free) on 1:40, 4 more pulling because I couldn't hold the interval time.  I was dying.

Then I did my own thing:

1000 pull
800 kick with fins
200 - 100 back, 100 free easy


7,800 yards total in 2:00

Left shoulder giving me crap.  Not excruciating, but definitely a pain.  I'll probably scratch the events in my meet this weekend because I remember it was fine before the meet last month, but after sprinting and really putting lots of pressure on it by going fast, it hasn't been back to normal since then.  I'll continue with my long swims, but it's just when I put some serious rage power into it that aggravates it.

Plus it's gonna be really warm this weekend and I'd LOVE to get out with Lucy in the kayak and go for a swim out to Egg Island in GSL this Saturday.

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