Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NO workout today

We did our timed swim test again. So I didn't get a workout. But I did shave about 45 seconds off of my last 650 yd swim. I'm going to miss having an instructor. I noticed the same thing when I had a swim instructor last winter, I improved a lot.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Mile!

So I actually didn't have class yesterday, so that's why I didn't post my work-out (I actually just mimicked the last one I posted on Tuesday when I went swimming).

BUT I did something awesome today! I swam a mile (72 lengths or 36 laps). Straight. Without stopping.

Upon exiting the pool I felt full of energy and completely drained at the same time. But overall, I'm feeling awesome today because of it.

So the reason why I even attempted a mile was my little brother wanted us to be a team for BYU's splash and dash. And in order to compete as a team, the swimmer has to go a mile and the runner has to do a 10k run. I'm our swimmer, so I had to be sure I could do it. My goal is to do a 1-mile swim every other day in preparation for the splash and dash. I'm going to try adding in laps where I push myself harder. Today it took me 40 minutes to finish. I'm going to see if I can push that down any farther between now and when it starts (April 6th).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Last Thursday's Workout

Hey Guys (or world) I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday, but for all you swimmers out there who may be curious what we're told to do in our swim class, here's Thursday's work-out (posted a day late).

200 yd warm-up (big surprise, huh?)

8x 50yd of kick drills with 20s rest in between laps. I split them between the flutter kick and the frog kick you do for breast stroke.

10 x 100 yd on a 2:00 or 2:30 interval or 30s rest.

After, I did 5 laps of back stroke and 1 lap of breast stroke (of my own accord). Each lap is 50 yds.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today's Routine

200yd warm-up
50yd x 4 kickboard with 20s rest
25yd x 4 Free-style building (getting gradually faster as you swim) with 40s rest

2)Do the following TWICE:

200 yds of pull buoy with 30s rest

100 yds of backstroke with 20s rest

100 yds of breast stroke with 20s rest

2 x 50 Free style (fast) @ an interval of 1:15

3) I still had some time left before they would kick me out of the pool so I did the following afterwards:
200 back stroke
200 breast stroke

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


So I totally went swimming, but our routine was lame today so I didn't bother remembering it because my instructor gave it to us second hand (he was late, and left a message for the life guards).

BUT something I realized is I can totally push myself harder. I'm going to try to do 50 yds on intervals of 1 minute as fast as I can more often.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday 2/2/2012 workout (and theory)

So my teacher finally told me the theory behind the work-outs he devises. He said that he tries for 2000yds for his best students, 1800yds for his mid-range students and 1600yds for his lower-end students (now you'll know where I fall hehe).

Anywho, today's workout (also, every set has a 20s rest after it, this is all in yards)

200 warm-up
4x 50 yd breast stroke kick on your back (try not to let your legs get out of the water)
50 breast stroke
100 Free style
2 x50 breast stroke
100 Free style
4 x50 breast stroke
100 Free style
4x 50 breast stroke
100 Free style
2x 50 breast stroke
100 Free style
50 breast stroke
100 Free style