I think that I have only reached true T.M.F a couple times in my life. You have to either really, really work at it, or you have to be superbly out of shape. Either way, T.M.F. gives you a weird sense of overwhelming satisfaction. Surprisingly, I didn't reach T.M.F during my Ironman, or really any race I've ever done. But this morning, doing 4100 yards in less than 85 minutes broken up into hard, negative split sets, with me having not been in the water in 6 weeks I did it. I reached Total Muscle Fatigue. And it was everything I thought it could be.
25-50-75-100 swim (250)
10 x 50 (25 stroke/25 free) on :60
8 x 50 on :55 negative split
6 x 100 with 5 sec rest (negative split) ... I start reaching meltdown
4 x 150 negative split (middle 50 breast)...can hardly move my shoulders
50 easy Does easy exist anymore?
200- just try to survive
150 cool down... T.M.F.
When it was all said and done I could barely wash my hair my shoulders and back were so toast. And now I'm ready for a nap. And then maybe a ride on the trainer...
A Few Good Swims
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