Friday, April 20, 2012
In the pool
Last Friday and this week when I've gone swimming I've pushed it a little bit. Usually I start out my work out with a 200 (which I was pretty proud of when I started those considering back in August I was wheezing my way through 50 yards!). These few times I've hit 300 yards and then done 2x200 with 30 second rests. It still takes me 45 minutes to swim a mile, but I've been staying consistent with 200 yard go-rounds instead of just 100.
Last week I hopped on the treadmill for the first time in forever. It hurt my hips and ankles like a son of a gun. That's the bad thing about treadmills. Pounding on the crappy rotating rubber is not happiness.
I've been thinking about what my goal is for this year. When I started swimming with a girlfriend my goal was not to drown in the pool. ;) Then it became swim 100 yards consecutive instead of 50. My next goal was to swim half a mile total, then a mile. Now that I've hit that mark I haven't been sure of what to aim for next. For awhile I thought maybe 2 miles in an hour, but seeing as how it still takes me 45 minutes for 1 it might not happen anytime soon. But since I've been hitting the 300's and 200's pretty easily I'm thinking of aiming for 500 yards at a time.
The other thing I've been pretty proud of is that my 300's are sitting pretty at about 7 minutes. Which is slow for a good swimmer, but pretty kick butt for me. :D