Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday August 30, 2011

Swam 4000 yards at Barton Springs on Sunday with David and Anthony.  We hit the water at 5:30, so it was still pretty dark.  Anthony had brought some glow sticks which we attached to our caps so at least we could see each other.  As always, we swam the 9th lap hard as an open water race.  I passed Anthony in the 50 yards, but David beat us both. 

Yesterday I missed the morning practice at Nitro because I was seeing a couple of consults at the hospital.  Later in the day I swam at Life Time in the indoor 25 meter pool.  My main set was 18 x 100 @ 1:30, holding 1:20 (1500 race pace).  This has become a test set for me so that I can gauge my level of endurance.  I would like to build up to 25 x 100 holding the same pace in preparation for the 1650 in April.  I believe there is still value in overdistance training. 

This morning I swam at Nitro with Jean, David, Kirk, and Zach.  Jordan coached.

4 x 300 @ 4:30: #1 50 fly/50 back/50 breast/150 free, #2 50 fly/50 back/150 free/50 breast, # 3 50 fly, 150 free, 50 back/50 breast, # 4 150 free, 50 fly/50 back/ 50 breast; averaged 4:00 on these
10 x 50 pull @ :45
5 x 100 IM @ 1:30, held 1:20
16 x 25 @ :30, one breath
100 easy

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