Friday, September 23, 2011

"My body tells me no, but I won't quit, 'cause I want more..."

That's a line from the song My Body by Young the Giant, one of my favorite new groups.  They played a fantastic set at ACL on Saturday, and I was listening to their CD on the way to Nitro, anticipating a set of fast 200s.  I skipped practice yesterday morning and resisted the tempatation to swim last night, so I felt rested.  My goal was to hold 2:15s; when I last swam this set three years ago I struggled to hold 2:17s..  I shared a lane with David, next to Ron and Zach, Steve, Anthony, and Jean.  Tom coached.

500 swim, 200 kick, 300 pull
12 x 25 @ :30, alternated drill//swim
6 x 100 @ 1:130, descend 1-3, 4-6; struggled to hold 1:10s, so I was a little skeptical at this point about the 200s
Main set: 5 x 200 @ 7:00, 100 easy active recovery after each; I went 2:14, 2:15, 2:15, 2:13, 2:13--a personal best

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