first step to getting back on track – go to gym – check.
I had to tell myself 17 times during the day: You are going to the gym after work!
I made it.
I went for a swim. I love swimming, so when I am forcing myself to do something – that is the best workout for me.
My gym has several cards for swim workouts like this one:
I am only good at swimming when I can think of something else besides counting strokes or laps. I forgot my trusty lap counter, so a card like this is very helpful – giving me a focus and a way to get through the workout without actually remember the amount of laps I did. Plus, there are about 8 cards for several different distances – half mile, about a mile, and up to two miles. I have a 25m pool so a 200 is 8 laps
My About a Mile Swim:
3×200 Free Stroke: i took a 30 sec rest after each 200
3×100 Back Kick: here is a demo, but it is basically the breast stroke frog kick on your back
4×50 Free Stroke: I modified because I can only do so much frog kicking!
4×50 Free f/drag: this is a fingertip drag and teaches high elbows- swim free-style, but on recovery – drag your fingers through the water focusing on good body roll and keeping your elbows pointed up
2×50 Catchup: still freestyle, but you only move one arm at a time, so the left arm remains out straight for the entire stroke, until the right arm hits the water, then continue switching arms – still confused – here is a demo
4×50 Free on the Clock: Swim 50m, watching the clock, trying to swim faster (or, in my case – not slower)
Easy 200 Free: Cool Down – swim easy, but still no stopping.