Training Day #49

What a Swim Day!

What can I say about today that I can’t say of an unplanned day? So today was an interesting day! It started off to a slow start. I got up 30 minutes later and only left 5 minutes after I usually do. Due to the weather, I hit some unexpected traffic and didn’t get to the gym till 8:30. This is where my previous comments about preparing the night before hit me. I did not realize that I had taken my towel to swap out during my Monday swim session. (My wife even asked me last night if I packed a towel! SMH…) All I had were the clothes I had on, the ones for school, and a small sweat towel. I knew a target was nearby and a school clothing shop, but I only had time to stop at one. You guess it I chose wrong and the school store didn’t have a towel. So I ended up just using the small towel I had. It all worked out ok!

So for the swim workout, today was a leisurely swim. It started with 200 yards of warmup of mixed swimming followed by the main exercise of 4x 200-yard freestyle swim. Then concluded the workout with 200 yards of cool down. All in all, about 1200 yards of total swimming: I began the warmup with a mix of freestyle for 100 yards and backstroke for 100 yards. This was overall a good start. The 200-yard repeats went well, averaging about 2:09 minutes per yard. I felt like I was getting a good breathing rhythm and could go forever. The cooldown was uneventful just repeated the warmup with 100 yards of freestyle and 100 yards of backstroke. I rotated the exercise every 50 yards.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Always listen to your spouse when packing the night prior! It will save you some time.
  2. Even when things don’t go to plan, make the best of it and get your workout in!

Training Statistics:

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain Calories Burned

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