Back in the Swim of Things

I am usually up by 8:00 on the weekends but today I had trouble rolling out of bed in time for the 10:00 adult swim.  I put on my trunks (yes, I called them trunks) and headed out the door.  I got there a few minutes after 10:00 and all the lanes were taken.  I found a spot to squeeze into and started my work out.

I warmed up with a set of 10×50.  I took a minute rest between each lap.  I then moved on to a little longer set.  I went for 5×200.  Again with a minute or so of rest between intervals.  I finished my workout with a solid 500.

A grand total of 2000yds, I felt pretty good about the swim, but I was totally exhausted the rest of the day.  I think I could complete a sprint tri now, but I would not be setting any speed records.  A good lap was usually between 55-60 seconds.  I really would like to get faster, but I also would like to build up a little endurance.  I probably need a coach, but I am not sure if I am ready to start doing kick drills and flip turns.  Maybe in a couple weeks when I am back in the swing of things.

If you know a good coach, send a name my way, thanks.