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 arenâ€™t on yet, but at least theyâ€™re out of the drawer.
Admittingly, this is a pretty simple swim workout â€“ and it ended up being relatively short because I cannot follow my own instructions â€“ but it was perfect for me today because Iâ€™m also going on a run later. Tip: Write your workout on a Post-It and stick it in a plastic bag â€“ TADA! You can keep it by the edge of the pool, check as needed, and it wonâ€™t get soggy and ruined.
If you canâ€™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 â€“ Iâ€™ll say it. I LOVE SWIMMING SO MUCH. Swimming is > than running. It is my favorite exercise ever. Itâ€™s cool, itâ€™s refreshing, itâ€™s fun. And although sometimes, itâ€™s difficult to jump in the cold water, I always warm right up and am glad I am there. Canâ€™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 â€“ what is your favorite workout ever and why?