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Recap – Week 48

Time flies……

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Swim – 3:00:00 – 9300m
Bike – 1:52:56 – 60.81km
Run – 1:48:09 – 22.99km
Strength – 0:45:00

Total – 7:26:05

Wow, I can’t believe that there is only 4 of these left before the end of the year. November went by in a flash.

I had some pretty decent workouts this week, and trust me, I can feel it this morning. Wednesday’s swim workout was focused on endurance with a little bit of tempo work mixed in. It looked something like this:

Warm Up
400m Swim/200m Kick/400m Drill
Main Set
1x800m Pull with Paddles – 20 strokes or less per length – <12:15
2x400m Swim – Descending – <6:00
4x200m Alternate Swim/Pull – <2:55
Cool Down
Hang on to the side of the pool and die

Seriously, the last 2 sets almost killed me. It is a great feeling to push hard at the end of a workout; I feel that this is where your best fitness it gained. It also helps with the mental toughness, being able to sprint at the end of a 3000m workout takes a little convincing.

I have to say that I like the 200m more than any other distance. You can push as hard or as easy as you like, with not too much pain if you give it your all. I am working to get my 200m split to 2:45 by the end of the Winter session. It is going to be a big push, but better to reach for goal than settle for second best.

Winter showed up in Calgary today. About time, said no one, ever. At least we can make snow sharks in the front lawn.

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Recap – Week 47

My wife asked me if I could stay home in the morning for a couple of weeks to help them get into a decent routine of getting out of the house on time, so I had to skip out on tri-club swim this week. I let my coach know and he graciously sent the workouts for me to follow along with. It was a huge help to keep me motivated in the pool without the team.

I had no problem switching up my routine for the week. It was tough to rearrange everyday and still keep a decent balance and not running ir lifting on back to back days, but I made it work. The girls were able to get a decent routine and as of this morning, she has said I am not needed at home anymore, so I can get back in the pool with the club.

Is it sad that I am excited about getting in the pool at 0600 again?

Question: What is your favorite distance? Why?

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7 responses

  1. snow sharks – love them.

    December 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  2. 75 miles (on the bike), just hard enough to be a challenge, only takes a bit more than a few hours and short enough that I’m bummed when I’m done. 10 miles for running. Swimming? That’s a tough one… Never looked at it like that.

    December 3, 2013 at 1:44 am

    • I could swim 200’s all day. For me, 10k is a great distance for running. I never thought about the bike; I always just want to go longer and longer.

      December 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

      • I know what you mean.

        December 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

  3. I am still discovering my favorite distances. Have not figured this one out yet. Good luck getting back into routine.

    December 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

    • Thanks. Good to hear you haven’t found it yet, that means more searching (and swimming/biking/running).

      December 4, 2013 at 8:13 am

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