Feb. 15, 2014
This weekend I’m spending in Madison, WI with my mom! Due to a meeting at work on Thursday, I didn’t get to swim in the morning like I usually do. So, I stopped on my way to Madison for that swim. Today’s finish line is the Northeast YMCA in Sun Prairie, WI.
This YMCA wasn’t all that exciting. The pool area had a competition size pool, and a little wading pool for the kids, but it wasn’t very fancy. Certainly not like the new YMCAs are.
For the competition pool, where I swam, they had two lanes for adult lap swim, and the rest of the pool was open for open swim. It was pretty empty today, I think because it was a Friday afternoon, and Valentine’s Day. I did have to wait a little for a lane, but because it was not very busy, I just sorta made my own lane to the direct right of the two designated ones. Then I moved over in to the other lane. I swam the following workout:
Pull, Swim, Pull
3×200 choice w/fins w/:20 sec rest
10×50 2x(2 kick, 2 drill, 1 swim) w/:30 sec rest
2×150 pull w/:40 sec rest
2×150 swim w/:30 sec rest
2×150 pull w/:20 sec rest
2×150 swim w/:15 sec rest
100 cool down
Its a Sara McLarty workout. She writes a workout each Friday on Triathlete magazine’s website. The one that is linked here is obviously not the same one as the one I did, but it takes you to her column, and you can find more. She typically give A, B, and C distances, with the A being 4,000+ yards, the B 3,000+ yards, and the C workouts being 2,500 or so yards. I chose I C workout because it’s Friday and I was kinda tired. I was happy at 2,400 yards.
Oh! And they didn’t have towels at this Y! Seriously. I didn’t see any in the locker room, and I worried they were at the front desk and I didn’t see them, so I got out to the pool area and had to ask the lifeguard about it, and they said they don’t give them out. But when I explained I didn’t have one because I’m from out of town and didn’t know that, he found one for me. That was incredibly sweet of him. Still, it was very unusual for a YMCA, based on my experiences.
After the swim I wandered around a bit and found the spin bikes…a row of old ones in the hallway! They must roll them into a room for spin classes? Or they just put them there? I dunno.
The cardio and weight area was kinda small, but it was fine. It was upstairs and overlooked a gym and the pool.
It’s pretty cold here tonight, so stay warm tonight everyone!