Category Archives: Swimming

Workout for Monday, 25 February

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Another nice easy swim workout.  I’m not going to mess with my swim programming for a while.  I have other, funner fish I want to fry.  So these workouts are going to remain boring, active semi-recovery days.

And as a bonus here’s a really pretty chart that I am someday going to take the time to learn what it’s trying to tell me.

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Workout for Wednesday, 30 January


Yup.  Swimming in the rain, in the dark, in the cold . . . well the RELATIVE cold.  Which is actually pretty comfortable.  Just an easy 30-minutes.  Back in the day (2-3 years ago when I was training for my second half-ironman) I used to do actual swim workouts.  Drills, intervals, kick drills, pull drills, etc.  I may get back to that eventually but right now my swim days are really more active recovery that full bore training event.  So for the moment I’ll stick with what I’ve got.  Such as the following from today:

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Workout for Tuesday, January 22

Just a short swim workout tonight.  I was going to knock out a nice, easy 30-minute mile but I didn’t get started until late (thanks middle of the evening conference call for work!) and I just didn’t feel like grinding out another 10-minutes.

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Two notes on tonight’s workout: 1) one of the main reasons that I’ve gone back to my self-regulated and designed, multi-sport, everyday, patented alternating cardio workout plan instead of using another pre-fab run program is for the flexibility it gives me to adjust to my real life schedules and also to regulate my effort to how I’m feeling physically.  2) I need to figure out how my Garmin Swim works.  I really like it, and I’m using it and it’s FAIRLY easy to use . . . but somehow I didn’t “end” my workout until 15-minutes after I stopped swimming.  So, yeah.  Need to work on that.

In closing:

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I’m not exactly sure what the take away is from this visual aid, and I sure as hell don’t have a plan to do anything with this data yet but “we’re paying for this stuff; look busy, will ya?”.