Hello out there in bloggy land! I realize that my posting has recently become stochastic (stochastic is one of my favorite science words: it basically means “random” or “unpredictable;” describing something as “stochastic” is a great way to sound like you completely understand something when you have NO IDEA what the hell is going on).
I don’t want to let down my gentle readers, so today I’m going to share a swim workout that I made up in the pool this morning. It’s 2700 yards total. I liked it because it had enough variety and hard intervals to prevent me from getting bored; I also included some pleasant extended cruising time to turn off my brain, count floor tiles, and find flow.
Here’s how it went down. In the UW pool, 50 yards is one out-and-back lap.
Warm up: 300 yards freestyle
7x 200 (split up as follows):
1) 50 easy, 100 hard, 50 easy.
2) 200 easy
3) 50 hard, 50 easy, 50 hard, 50 easy.
4) 25 REALLY hard, 25 easy. Repeat four times.
5) 50 hard, 50 easy, 50 hard, 50 easy.
6) 25 REALLY hard, 25 easy. Repeat four times.
7) 200 at a medium cruise.
1) 50 kick
2) 200 pull
2) 50 kick
3) 200 pull
4) 50 kick
5) 200 pull
6) 50 kick
Cool down: 200 easy.
I only swam freestyle, but this workout is amenable to mixing and matching other strokes. For the pull and kick drills it probably would be good to practice my breaststroke technique! This workout could also easily be shortened by ditching one of the sets.
What’s your favorite pool workout? I’m stuck in a rut!
What are your favorite form drills?
Have a turbo-charged Monday everybody!