Thursday, June 12, 2008

Intervals in the pool

I love being able to get into the pool more than once a week. I can tell things are starting to change and I am starting to get a bit better with not only my endurance but some speed. Yesterday was a prime example.

Prior to getting into the pool, I didn't really know what I wanted to do. I was kind of sick of just doing laps and really didn't like what I found online for swim workouts (thus far). So what does a girl do? make up her own workout.

I got my feet wet and was quite consistent over my first 500M. No breaks necessary. After the first 500M, I grabbed th kick board and kicked for 250M. Then I did the same routine over again; swim 500M, kick 250M. I finished off with a nice strong 500M cooldown, which ended up being faster than my first 500M. Hard to consider that one a cooldown. I really wanted to add in another interval, but thought I would save it for next time.

OSN: 2000M, 53:00
500M w/u, 12:00
250M kick, 10:00
500M free, 12:00
250M kick, 9:00
500M c/d, 10:00

Even though the sun is shining as I type this post, the rain clouds will be rolling in this afternoon and I will not be joining the cycle group tonight for an outdoor ride. Thus, I will be doing it at the gym. Blech.

On the flip side... tonight is Game 4 of the NBA Finals... and I will be watching this one on the big screen in high def.

17 comments:

Triseverance said...

Nice work in the pool, I am so metrically challenged, I have no idea how meters relates to pacing, the pool I swim in is 25 yards. 50 Yards down and back.
Enjoy the game I am rooting for the Celtics as well but honestly I don't have much on an interest in the NBA anymore for some reason. Loved it growing up but lately it just does not interest me.

Wes said...

Nice job on the swim!! Swim Workouts in a Binder is a great source of workouts. This guy also has a book with some swim workouts in it. I haven't used it though! (I just went back to his site and he is making it a leeeetle hard to find his book...)

I guess catching the NBA playoffs is a good trade off for getting rained out ;-)

L*I*S*A said...

I'm nothing in the pool.

I can tread water, though.

Molly said...

I was wondering the same thing about meters to yards...
Sounds like a great swim...I can go about 40 minutes max, 53 is impressive!
GO CELTICS!
Take Care

Stef said...

Great swim times! :-)

IronGambit said...

we don't have swimming pools where I am from :(

Brian said...

Good swim!
Looks like you're really making so progress, you have to be feeling good about that.

I hope your a C's fan, right....

Brian said...

I guess I misses the green background and the picture of Paul.

Good Celtics!

J~Mom said...

Great job! Have you tried swimming ladders? I really like them!

Ms. Math said...

Sorry to hear you won't be able to ride tonight. This rain is getting old!

Have fun watching the game!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

It helps me to have a plan when I arrive at the pool. I get bored easily so I like to mix things up...sounds like you had a great workout!

Marcy said...

Awesome job in the pool, dawg! I honestly have no idea what the dealy is with you homies and your laps and times but it looks sweet! hehe

jahowie said...

You are doing very well in your training. I need to find a swim partner to get my butt back in the pool. Have a great weekend!!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

wow, that's a lot of swimming.
Good Job!:)

Jess said...

Nice pool workout!

akshaye said...

Ooh.. you saw it in hi-def?? I am super jealous now! I came home to find my cable cut - so I had to strip out one end of the wire to tune in to ABC.

Viv said...

Great job in the pool!