Monday, October 28, 2013

Morning in Boston

Swimmers have an ongoing debate - is it tougher to a) get out of bed in the morning or b) jump into a cold pool? I typically lean on the side of it's harder to jump into a cold pool, but today I solidly stand with the get out of bed crowd. It's October in Boston, which means that there is baseball, and the Sox have kept us up pretty late. And let's face it these games are not your typical baseball games so the emotional energy combined with the sleep deprivation can be a bit harsh. When the alarm went off at 5-something this morning I began the inner struggle/dialogue we all know too well. And who has not fallen back to sleep and dreamed that you drove to the pool and got in? I have had that dream, and it becomes a nightmare if you actually think you swam. But I wrenched myself up and got to the pool, spurred on by the win from last night. We have potentially three more mornings like this. GO SOX!!!

10 x 50 swim/stroke :55/:60
8 x 75 going 25 free/25stroke/25free on :20r
300 pull hypoxic
300 kick/choice
3 x 200  on 3:00
50 easy
3 x 200 on 3:10
50 easy
3 x 200 on 3:20
50 easy

The goal of the set is to get faster as you go, as we had a lot of rest.