I said a few weeks ago that I was going to pull on my big girl panties and actually do a speed swim workout (instead of just lazily swimming laps). And guess what?!
Said big girl panties aren’t on yet, but at least they’re out of the drawer.
Admittingly, this is a pretty simple swim workout – and it ended up being relatively short because I cannot follow my own instructions – but it was perfect for me today because I’m also going on a run later. Tip: Write your workout on a Post-It and stick it in a plastic bag – TADA! You can keep it by the edge of the pool, check as needed, and it won’t get soggy and ruined.
If you can’t read my chicken scratch:
200 yard warm-up
2 sets of 50 yards 10 seconds faster than normal, with 10 seconds rest in between
2 sets of 100 yards 10 seconds faster than normal, with 10 seconds rest in between
Repeat both sprints
200 yard cool-down
However, I ended up doing 1 set of each sprint – instead of two – and repeating it once. Whoops.
Okay – I’ll say it. I LOVE SWIMMING SO MUCH. Swimming is > than running. It is my favorite exercise ever. It’s cool, it’s refreshing, it’s fun. And although sometimes, it’s difficult to jump in the cold water, I always warm right up and am glad I am there. Can’t always say that about running! Heh.
Toast with goat cheese, tomatoes, and basil.
Crackers + hummus.
And a refreshing beet and spinach salad.
This begs the question – what is your favorite workout ever and why?