Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pushing the outside of the envelope

Swam at Nitro this morning with David, Kirk, and James.  Rob coached.  On paper this looked like it would be a recovery work out, but James decided to push the set of 3 x 200s and picked a very challenging interval for our lane.  I really didn't think that I'd be able to do much more than just make the interval, if that.  Sometimes we surprise ourselves and surpass our expectations; this was one of those days. 

400 swim, 100 kick, 300 pull
5 x 100 @ 1:45, drill/swim
12 x 50 @ 1:00, odds moderate, evens strong (held :36s, 400 race pace)
3 x 200 @ 2:50, went 2:38, 2:39, and 2:41; this was a Masters first for me and my best set of three consecutive 200s long course on any interval.  I started to fade on the last one but was able to regroup and pulled it back together in the final 25 meters to finish with a very solid time.
12 x 50 @ 1:00, odds moderate, evens strong (held :36s again)
100 easy

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