Felt good today. I was eager to go swimming and try a workout I wanted to try. The base of the workout is nothing original but I decided to make it "interesting".
Ladders by 50 up to 500 then back down. Big deal! What makes it fun is that every 3rd 25 was fly. I took my free nice and easy and my main focus was taking my time and working on my technique for the fly. I would be doing a LOT of it so I might as well do it right.
It took a while to warm up so I was on my first 350 going up before my muscles didn't complain when I did a fly pull. I got more and more relaxed and started feeling a bit more confident with my stroke. Made the entire set. It was great nice to see 100 on my finger counter. That and I know I did my honest amount of fly. I never skipped a set and if I was ever unsure of whether I was supposed to do fly or free when I hit the wall, I defaulted to fly.
So, all that being said, when I added it all up, I accumulated over 1 mile of butterfly! HELL YEAH! I'm not ready to call the mayor to prep the parade but this is a major step for me. It was only 25 at a time but the yards to add up and a mile of fly is still a mile of fly.
Mentally I felt stronger and happier as I got closer to #100. When I hit 100, I felt like I had enough energy to do a few thousand more. Time was up and I had to get to work. When I lifted myself out of the pool, it became aware to me that yes, I had indeed swam more fly in one workout than ever before in my life. Still a FUN swim today and a good mental boost for me. I got some film done on my fly and if I remember (which I prob won't) I'll put it up here later. I want Sylle to check it out first.