Gordon posted on FB a long workout for the day off today. I decided to join him at Northwest gym. He planned on doing 10 miles. I planned on doing LESS than 10!
2000 WU, sets of 200 no rest. I mixed in free, kicking, back and breast, drill etc
2000 - 200 back 200 free repeats
2000 - 100-200-300-400 repeat back down
2000 - 900 swim 100 back repeat
I then did my own thing
20 x 100 This put me at 10k but I wanted to go a bit more
20 x 50 - This put me at 11,000 and a little over 6 miles.
Glad I got the distance but was disappointed in a few things.
1) Took me almost 2000 yards before my shoulders did not HURT while swimming. Gords gave me some Vitamin I and it helped.
2) Around 5k, my right knee felt a sharp pain. I played with my school kids all 3 PE classes on Friday and twisted my right ankle and hurt my knee then. Felt fine Sat but it definitely hurt now. Hurt so much that I went dead leg swimming for my right leg for at least an hour. Finally started to feel better. I could not do flip turns either and 90% of the power from my wall push offs were with my left leg. It hurt so much I was wondering if it was seriously messed up. Sore is one thing but this was sharp and specifically area pain. NOT FUN!
3) I could NOT go fast to save my life today. I was actually struggling to get :45 times averaging on the 50. Pathetic. I would pull stronger and glide a bit more but it did not help. I was about 4k when I threw in the towel on speed. I just focused on the distance. Not sure if I slept bad, didn't eat well, getting sick or what but I could not get the engines going today. Only 2 of my 8 cylinders decided to work today.
All in all I'm happy with 11k. I've only been back to swimming for 6 weeks and already doing 11k workouts. It was good to swim with Gords again. We didn't get to swim any sets together. He dropped me immediately and I could only make small chit chat between sets. I tried to minimize talking so he could keep on his splits and so would I!
Really glad I did it though.