Freaking Awesome Workout for Wednesday, 17 April

I didn’t post yesterday because I’m a lazy procrastinator who lacks structure and discipline, but I should have because yesterday’s workout was great.

Last Wednesday I finished my second run through of weeks 4-6 of my push-up workout app.  I planned for a max effort test after I finished but kept putting it off and suddenly it was a week since my last workout.  Yikes!  I’m not sure where the crossover line between ‘resting up’ and ‘losing fitness’ is but I didn’t want to get any closer to it.  So I did this:

If my count is correct, that’s 102 reps.  Ugly reps, with lots of rest breaks, but 102 reps nonetheless.  I was – and still am – incredibly stoked.  That’s the most push-ups I’ve ever done at one time.  And it’s a big step toward The Goal.  Super stoked.

Afterwards I knocked out a good EBEH swim workout.  My chest and arms were a little twitchy from the pushups but the swim still felt good and it was a nice change from the endless lap churning that most of my swim workouts are.

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You can see my breaks between EBEH intervals totalled about seven minutes.  I got this by using the highly accurate and scientific system of resting for twenty heaving breaths between each interval.  I thought that my Garmin Swim showed a rest timer while paused during swim intervals but for some reason mine isn’t doing it (hence the breath counting system).  I’ll have to research the settings a little bit and see if it’s something I can set up.

I also like this next chart because of how crazy regular my interval pacing is.  And how much faster it is than my normal “steady” swim pace, which I believe is around 2:10.

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And I’m even going to throw in the technical charts that I usually skip because this time they actually show the differentiation between pace/effort/time on each length – easy, build, easy, hard.  Pretty cool.

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