So I revisited an idea I’ve been experimenting with recently: outright bribing myself. At the grocery store the other day, I’d spotted a box of Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Herbal Tea, but held back from making what I saw as a frivolous purchase. But I’d acquired a Celestial Seasonings coupon since then, not to mention a task it could serve as a worthy reward for.
Here’s the workout that earned me the sweetest cup of tea ever:
All freestyle is done with a pull buoy.
1,000 warmup: alt. 250 free, 250 back
Pyramid set, freestyle, on :15 rest, moderate pace that you can maintain (goal is to hold your pace the whole time): > 1×50 > 1×100 > 1×150 > 1×200 > 1×250 > 1×300 > 1×250 > 1×200 > 1×150 > 1×100 > 1×50 (1,800 total)
4×25 sprint freestyle on :45
4×25 no-breath freestyle
My body felt so good and loose and happy afterwards, I didn’t even need the tea (though you’d better believe I drank it, anyway)!