On Thursday I swam 4000 yards at Barton Springs with David, Anthony, and Scott. The air temperature was in the upper 50s, but my Xterrra wetsuit kept me warm.
I swam at Nitro on Friday with David and Jackie. Tom coached. The pool was set up long course. The main set was one that I had suggested--30 x 100 @ 1:40, no additional rest. I was able to hold 1:23s for all thirty of these, :03 slower than my 1500 race pace but a very strong effort nonetheless. I would like to swim this set again in a few months.
Yesterday I swam at Life Time in the indoor 25 meter pool. I had considered swimming at Barton Springs, but a cold front had passed through leaving behind temperatures in the 40s with a strong breeze. After a warm up and a transition set of 50s, I swam 30 x 50 @ :45, holding :39s, a very solid effort.
This morning I swam at Nitro with Anthony and David. Stephen coached. The focus was on technique, but the workout was still challenging enough.
400 swim, 400 pull, 200 kick, 100 choice
8 x 50 @ 1:05, odds free kick on side, evens back kick on side
10 x 200: 1-5 odds one arm freestyle, evens one arm backstroke @ 3:30; 6-10 odds free @ 2:40, evens back @ 3:30. I swam 6, 8, and 10 moderate (En2) focussing on technique and averaged 2:30