Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hypoxic what? Am I even spelling it right??

Today at Master's Class, well you know it was a butt kicker. The coach walked in and said we were going to do a 5,000 yard set today! Thank God for April Fools Day! Anyways the set was 2600 yards, and it was tough. We worked on something called Hypoxic breathing, at least I think that is what he was calling it. Basically, we were trying to swim the length of the pool and only take one or two breaths. It was tough. I could make the first one, but after that, forget it. So here was our workout:

4 x 100 @ 2:00
8 x 25 @ :30
4 x 100 @ 1:50
8 x 25 @ :30
16 x 25 @ :30 kick with fins
4 x 25 @:30 pull w/2 breaths
1 x 100 pull
4 x 25 @:30 pull w/2 breaths
4 x 100
3 x 50 @ 1:00
2 x 100 @ 2:00
1 x 200 Hard

Let me just say that my kick blows. Even with fins, it is tough for me to make it in 30 seconds. I can make maybe 3 in the 30 seconds, but after that I am behind. One guy told me I had small flippers (let's not get personal buddy). I am using Zip fins, and they are shorter fins than say scuba flippers they have at the pool, but it still feels like I am swimming in mud. I hate kicking anyways.

As far as making it a length of the pool on one or two breaths, it felt really cool the few times I did it, and I know that is how the sprinters swim, but after about the third one, I was huffin and puffin. It was a lot easier when we used the pull buoy and was told it was because I wasn't using my legs. The times I did it, the pool felt small.

Happy Easter Peeps! I will be away for a few days visiting family, then I have an important announcement to make, well, probably will only be important to me, but I hope to spread the word in the blog world to everyone.


  1. Oh my gosh, Master's class:) I remember last year at one of my races when the check in person told me that I would be in the Master's age group this year!! I was like, what?? No way:) It made me feel so old!

    Nice work on your swimming would of kicked my butt!

    Happy Easter to you too!!

  2. Niiiiice swim set. Gonna have to steal this one too!

    Happy Easter!


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