Saturday, October 17, 2015

Don't forget the big picture

After last weeek's 6 mile swim I took it easy for a few days, and in my desperation to heal quickly used my HSA account to order four shoulder straps that apply heat and cold to each shoulder.  They arrive early next week.  I rested it this week only swimming 3 miles during the week.  

Yesterday I met Chad and the Ebay Media expert, Kip, at Bountiful Lake where we were interviewed about our experience preparing for Chad's English Channel swim.  We then got in and swim about 1/3 mile out to the southern most fishing dock and swam back while Kip flew his hovercraft overhead.  It was pretty neat.  

This morning I coached SDM, and considered going to join Will Reeves at his 12 hour challenge, but had to consider that doing a really big swim would damage my shoulders more, and I was not prepared or properly trained to be able to swim that long.  So I opted to put together my own long workout that was still going to push me, but within limits.  So here's what I swam:

100 easy
200 IM
300 - 4 x 75's build on 1:15
400 kick with fins
500 - 5 x 100s free :15 rest
600 - 3 x 200's Tic Toch on 3:15
700 - 2 x (100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, 50 free)
800 - 4 x 200's free no equipment 
900 - 900 snorkel free
1000 pull
1500 - 15 x 100's free get 1:20 on 1:45
1000 pull
900 - 900 snorkel free
800 - 4 x 200's free no equipment 
700 - 2 x (100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, 50 free)
600 - 3 x 200's Tic Toch on 3:15
500 - 5 x 100s free :15 rest
400 kick with fins
300 - 4 x 75's build on 1:15
200 IM
100 easy

12,500 yards total = 7.1 miles

This swim was better than last weeks as I had food with me on this swim and I kept fueled.  No I'm tending to the shoulders.  Gotta get them healing faster!

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