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I swam three times this week, and all of them were simple, grinding workouts. I know folks sometimes come here looking for cool swimming sets. There aren't any of those here.
5 x 100 warm-up @ 1:30
25 x 100 @ 1:25 (aerobic pace)
100 cool down
2x 200 warm-up (no interval)
1800 yard swim (~25:00)
50 cool down
2 x 400 @ 5:40
3 x 300 @ 4:15
4 x 200 @ 2:55
5 x 100 @ 1:25
100 cool down
Sunday's workout was tough. It was essentially similar to what I did Tuesday--i.e. 100s on a base 1:25/100--but it went 500 yards further, and I don't mind telling you that I got tired in doing it. Maybe that was because it was hot outside, or maybe the problem is that my buddy and I spent most of the previous day in the car driving to and from West Point to watch a football practice. Regardless, by the time I hit the middle of that set of 200s, I felt like I was about to pop, and I barely made the interval on that last 5 x 100 set.
On the other hand, my friend George said that he was swimming about 20K yards per week when he did his Swim Across the Sound. I hit 9450 this week, and I'm only two weeks in. Assuming that I don't develop tendinitis, that seems like decent progress.
Swimming Total: 3 x workouts (3100, 2350, 4100); 94.5 pts
My interim goal is to get to a point where I feel comfortable doing 10K yard workouts on Saturday mornings.
I only worked four days this week, and of those, I rode my regular commute three of them. It was really nice to have a short week, but the commute rides themselves were basically non-events.
Cycling Total: 3 x commute rides (3 x 10.7 miles); 32.1 pts
I wanted to run twice this week, but with the increased focus on swimming and the decision to go watch Army's Football's scrimmage, there just wasn't time. I put in a 5-mile effort on Wednesday at lunch, and that went pretty well, but it was the only run I did. I ran from my office to the Reservoir in Central Park at an easy pace, let a total stranger pull me around the Reservoir at about 8:45/mile (light tempo pace), and then ran easy on my way back to the office. That totalled out at 5.1-miles, 9:11/mile pace.
Running Total: 1 x lunchtime run (5.1 miles); 20.4 pts
Triathlon Training Total: 147 pts
147 is not a bad point total all things considered, but if you're training for an Ironman, you're probably doubling that right now. I feel like I could probably do an Oly right now if I pressed, but it's not like I've been making an effort to balance my training across all three disciplines.
Last thought: it's been a few months since I've done one of these logs. Is anybody actually reading this, or is this a waste of time? Thanks in advance for your honesty.
****SKIPS: Swim / Kick / IM / Pull / Swim. 200 SKIPS is a 1000 yards of swimming.