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Pool Running Round #2

My alarm clock went off at 5:30 this morning and I was NOT happy about it. But once I’m awake, I might as well get up, right? Right.

So I headed back to the pool for a planned swim/run combo. Once I finally got there I only had an hour to be in and out, so I decided to stick to just one discipline and make it good. Since I had a great swim workout last night, I strapped on that stupid flotation belt and ran it out.

Turns out you can sweat — a lot — when you’re in the pool.

Here’s the rundown:

5 min warmup

Ladder — 1 min/2 min/3 min/4 min/5 min/4 min/3 min/2 min/1 min

[all HARD, with 1 min recovery in between]

2 min recovery

6 x [1:30 HARD, :30 easy]

6 min cool down

Total: 58 min (34 hard, 24 easy)

Pool running would be really fun if you had someone to talk to, but breaking it into intervals helps the time go by quickly. I couldn’t believe I’d been going for an hour. And I worked hard. I was actually sweating in the middle of the ladder set, something you never realize when you’re swimming. My coach used to remind us that we had to drink water because it’s impossible to know/remember that you sweat even when wet. Good advice, Jamey.

In for an intense weekend — two spin classes and several hours in the pool. TGIF!

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Pool Running Round #2

  1. Nice workout! Yes, when you do a hard effort in the pool you can feel the sweat dripping off of you. Awesome 🙂

    Posted by Beth | February 25, 2011, 12:03 PM
  2. sweet!!! i sweat HARD when i do tempo/interval efforts in the pool. awesome!

    Posted by katie | February 25, 2011, 12:41 PM
  3. Sounds like a great workout! I’ve never tried the pool running before. Sounds interesting though!

    Posted by lowandbhold | February 25, 2011, 3:12 PM

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