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Life &Sports Spencer on January 28, 2012 06:34 pm

Slow Off the Blocks

One of my resolutions this year is to continue to increase my fitness and I had mentioned that there was an aquatic center near my work that I was looking into. Well, that place didn’t suit my needs but I found a recreation center with a nice 6 lane pool near our house and joined up.

My plan was to build up to a mile (1650 yards straight, not a true mile, but what is considered a swimmer’s mile) and I found a plan that helps get you there in six weeks starting with 700 yards three times a week. I figured that would be easy as I did 3000+ yards in practice in high school. Boy was I wrong. My first workout was a Friday a few weeks back, and I couldn’t even do 300 yard and made myself sick… I had to pull over on the way in to work because of it.

So, I took a step back and have been working up my yards gradually… I was able to do 600 yards this past Friday (4 x 100 then 4 x 50). I am hoping to start the six week trek officially on Monday with the 700 yard workouts.

My start has ended up a little slower than I wanted but I really like the rec center pool and am enjoying swimming as a workout again. Hopefully six weeks from now, I can do the mile and go from there with my swims.

2 Responses to “Slow Off the Blocks”

  1. on January 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm 1. Mom said …

    wow i’m impressed…i wish i had a place to swim close but can only have that in phoenix::((

  2. on February 17, 2012 at 4:02 am 2. Dad said …

    Getting back in shape is no fun at all, but once you make it past the start-up, the benefits are tremendous! I feel your pain, and I’m cheering you from the sidelines. Hang in there, Buddy!

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