Last night's workout looked like this:
|600||4 x 150 Warm Up|
|500||5 x 100: 75 easy, 25 sprint|
|200||8 x 25’s: Complete this cycle twice with the first 4 as freestyle and the second 4 non-freestyle: |
25 1/2 easy, 1/2 hard; 25 1/2 hard, 1/2 easy; 25 easy; 25 hard.
|250||5 x 50 kick|
|500||5 x 100 on 3 minutes - 50 fast, 10 second rest, 50 fast|
|50||50 easy recovery|
|100||Timed 100 yard sprint, dive off the blocks (1:10)|
|500||10 x 50's Cool Down|
The last real set was a timed 100 yard sprint with a dive off the blocks. I was both excited and nervous for this. I have not been up on the blocks since high school. I jumped up and went with the first heat so I could get it over with. It all came back to me and I dove in and swam hard. My time was 1 minute and 10 seconds. I'm pretty happy with this. I don't remember how fast I swam the 100 free in high school (I was a distance gal), but I sent my dad a text message to see if he remembers. I think it was around 1:04. So, after nearly 10 years I've only gained about six seconds. I can live with that :)
Today called for an early morning interval ride in Central Park. The ride was 3 loops of Central Park with a 1/2 loop warm up and then a set of 5 intervals of about .5 to 1 mile each. I tried to really push it on the hard loops and kept telling myself biking is supposed to be hard!
The Wednesday night / Thursday morning combo is a tough one because swimming ends at 9pm and biking starts at 5:30am. For me this means something like this: home at 10pm, eat frozen burrito and bed by 10:30pm, alarm starts going off at 4:20am, up at 4:35am, in the car by 5am, in Central Park by 5:20am. We are going to a fundraiser banquet tonight so this morning I even managed to paint my toes after my ride and before work. I used to get pedicures on a somewhat regular basis but those funds have been officially reallocated to triathlon.