During this month that I have been missing from my blog, I have been keeping busy with various things. Oddly enough, I got really into swimming and had a very strong desire to complete a 4000 meter swim. I had previously done a 3500 meter swim workout, so knew that I could swim 4000 meters. In my head, I just had this need to complete 4000 meters.
After several attempts at completing the 4000 meters, I finally reached the day where I knew it was going to happen. It was a Sunday, which meant no work, no responsibilities, no nothing. All I had to do was swim my 4000 meters. In reality, this wasn’t much more than a long run. However, swimming was hard for me. It was easier for me to lace up my sneakers and just hit the pavement. And running came easy to me, because I had done it essentially my entire life. This whole swimming workout thing was very new to me.
Generally, I did workouts with a small group of people. However, on this chosen Sunday, I was left solo. I had to pull motivation out of somewhere to get me through it.
The minute I hopped in the pool and began swimming my 500 meter warm-up, I decided I would not swim 4000 meters. It was just too much, too hard, and too draining to do something of that nature. After all, I really wasn’t a swimmer, and 4000 meters is a lot!
So off I went. I began my long trek to the end, and somehow, someway pulled out a 4000 meter swim! Where I got this motivation from? I have no idea. I was pooped by the end!
WARM UP: 500 swim;
400 swim, hard (I did this around 6:45)
Distance workout (main set)
2 x 400 on the 6:30 1:25 pace
4 x 200 on the 3:30 1:23 pace
8 x 100 on the 2:00 1:20 pace 2400
3 x (200 swim) recovery :30 rest
Total 4,000 meters
I got this workout from a friend, who is much faster than me. I could not hit any of these times. I was swimming my 50 meters in about 50 seconds. I also cut down on the rest, and usually took around 10 secs between everything, simply because i just wanted to get done!
If you attempt this workout, good luck! Let me know how it goes!
What is your favorite workout to do? (swimming, running, biking?) (what specifically do you do?)