20 x 100 Swim With 20 Seconds Rest

>> Monday, December 22, 2008

I was NOT looking forward to this workout. Julia and I made a date to show up and do these intervals together. I got to the Y at 6:50 am, and she was already holding a lane for us. I showered and jumped in.

After a quick warm-up, I was off. Julia warmed up a little more before she started. A few weeks ago, I did 12 x 100 at 1:30.5 average. I was hoping to keep these under 1:35, but I didn’t know what to expect.

Half way through, the water started feeling “thick.” I felt sluggish. But my times weren’t slowing down that much. I kept banging them out, all with 20 seconds rest between (just enough time to huff and puff for a bit).

Here were my splits:


I kept them all between 1:32 and 1:36, with an average of 1:34 / 100.

Julia ended up lapping me 3 times as I was working on my 40 laps. She’s FAST in the pool (and I’m nothing special in the pool). She was smooth! Here we are shortly after we both wrapped up:

I hopped out of the pool and lifted weights for over an hour. Good workout! I got home just before 10 am, and I was famished! I got out some leftover homemade quesadilla filling from last night, spread that on some “scoops” chips, covered that all with cheese, and popped it in the pizza oven:

Soon I’ll post some more photos from the track meet yesterday - Gary sent me 2 nice shots, but I’m waiting to see more on their site (read the previous post if you missed it).

Oh, I almost forgot: Julia wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays:

(Her suit has Gingerbread Men all over the butt, since that’s where they end up anyways! Ha!)


Unknown 12:06 PM, December 22, 2008  

Julia rocked the pool!

Happy Holidays

And...your post workout lunch looks disgusting. LOL

GoBigGreen 12:09 PM, December 22, 2008  

You did GREAT! Other than the post swim nutrition I am totally in for another swim after XMAS:)

X-Country2 12:20 PM, December 22, 2008  

Julia's pretty much a badass with a rockin' suit.

Kelly 12:33 PM, December 22, 2008  

My mouth literally started watering at those nacho pictures. I almost drooled on the floor.

Jennifer Harrison 12:54 PM, December 22, 2008  

Hey Steve in a Speedo....Jen Harrison here...I had to check out your blog since Julia said you 2 were swimming together today...and I helped with giving her the send offs....looks like you did a great job! SO glad you guys had fun! All except..well..err..the nachos!? After swimming? hee hee, what ever happened to oatmeal? :)

Chic Runner 1:51 PM, December 22, 2008  

Mmmmm nachos.. and what a cute swimsuit! how holiday friendly!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg 2:17 PM, December 22, 2008  

Gingerbread men end up on whose butt?

Julia looks to be at about 0% body fat.

I'm not saying I hate her for that, but ...

I hate her for that.

Trishie 2:40 PM, December 22, 2008  

loving her suit.
a wee bit jealous of her speed in the pool.
hmmmmm 20 x 100 ... may be my workout tonight (however, mine will be on 2:05, not 1:30 !)

nwgdc 3:07 PM, December 22, 2008  

You're an animal! Do you take days off...ever? Sheesh!

Charisa 3:19 PM, December 22, 2008  

That's a great workout - nice job! And cute suit - are you getting one as well? ;)

Lisa T 3:25 PM, December 22, 2008  

I agree with Charisa- you need a suit!

Marlene 3:40 PM, December 22, 2008  

That is an awesome swim suit!

Nice job on the workout.

And *DROOL* to the nachos. YUM!

Michelle 3:41 PM, December 22, 2008  

Dude i am exhausted every time i read your blog!!

You are in such amazing shape and your workouts reflect that!!!

Yeah and gross on your breakfast!!! Next time some healthy oatmeal!!!!


Shannon 3:47 PM, December 22, 2008  

Now I know why you workout so much! So you can eat whatever you want and still stay thin. :)

Benson 4:36 PM, December 22, 2008  

Nice job on the 100's. You held on pretty well.
Very festive suit on Julia.

teacherwoman 6:04 PM, December 22, 2008  

For a split second, I thought maybe that was YOU I was sharing a lane with this morning. The man next to me was speedy and definitely let me in the dust! LOL

Nice job, Steve!

Frayed Laces 9:11 PM, December 22, 2008  

So I was about to give you crap for not working, but then I realized you are a teacher or something, so I'll let it slide.

Awesome butt kicking workout!

RBR 11:02 PM, December 22, 2008  

You swam 20 X 100 all under 1:35? Christ, is there anything you are bad at?

Well, besides tanning that is. ;o)

Anonymous,  5:43 AM, December 23, 2008  


Fizzgig 8:07 AM, December 23, 2008  

scoops are also good with turkey browned and spooned inside, covered in cheese and baked! mmmmmmmmmm

RooBabs 4:22 PM, December 23, 2008  

Ha ha, you got chicked in the pool! But you are quite the model of consistency. Great job!! Oh, and you are also quite the chef. I love Scoops!! I can't wait til the SuperBowl, because that's the only time I ever get to eat them.

Trisaratops 6:13 PM, December 23, 2008  

Dude--we're totally along the same lines in the pool! I had like the same freakin' workout last week! Schweeeeet! Now if I could get to the pool maybe more than once or twice a week I'd actually get faster...fancy that...

Dem' nachos look TASTEEEEEEEE!

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