Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9th 10K - Staggered Struggle

This morning on the way to the pool I had my typical morning breakfast which normally serves me very well:  2 Clif Bars, 1 Buzz bite, 800 MG Ibuprofen (to offset the impending doom I put on my body), 20 oz Gatorade.

I came up with this workout last night and it went well until I hit the halfway point then I hit a wall.  I was just drained.  But I wasn't about to swim just half of this workout and not get the full 10K and have it not count for one of 10 that I need to do.

Here's the workout:

2 times through this staggered ladder:

500 free
100 back
600 - 3 x 200's free
200 IM
700 - 2 x (250 free + 100 back)
300 - 4 x 75's drill, back, free
800 - 8 x 100's first 4 on 1:30, second 4 on 1:25
400 kick with fins
900 - 3 x 300's pull :5 ri
500 finger paddles no buoy

So glad I just stuck with it. I was completely spent at the end.  When I got to work I had myself two of the best sandwiches I've ever had. Banana/Almond Butter (with chocolate flavor) on whole wheat.  Fantastic!

10,000 yards in 3:00

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