Saturday Swim Workout – AAR

AAR = After Action Report if you are a medical person or debrief if you are military or WTF for the rest of us.

Yesterdays swim workout was really fun. We are going to have another in two weeks and both Kris and Leigh Anne are going to be there to coach. Please come and join in the fun.

After some stroke drills, for the workout we did: 1 K run, 5 rounds of 50 M swim, 5 burpees and 5 squats, after that, 1 K run. Squats after swimming are… interesting.

Tough Mudders, if you can’t join us, try to do something like this on your own (with or without swimming): 20 minutes to 2 hours of constant, but different movement, movement starting near 9 AM. If you need help with figuring out what that will look like check this out or ask a coach. We work really hard on moving fast at the gym but these workouts require that you get friendly with a middle to low “grinding” gear. Find a slow, all-day, pace and hunker down for the duration.

Final note for this kind of workout, which oddly enough takes place near our start time for the TM, eat more than you think is necessary. In addition, please bring something to eat directly after you finish the workout. The next workout we do, I will bring some food to eat during the workout and something for directly afterwards to start testing what works for you.

Final note regarding endurance event nutrition: Read this article . If you don’t have time to read it, reduce your carbs, increase good fats, reduce your intensity starting mid-July.