Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday September 20, 2012

I didn't swim on Tuesday but swam late yesterday afternoon in the outdoor 25 meter pool at Life Time.  Toward the end of my main set the guard interrupted me to let me know that the age group team would need my lane at 5:45.  After I finished I thanked him for stopping me to tell me that.  It was a decent workout, but I decided at that point to swim at Mabel Davis this morning and fight the commute.

Here was yesterday's practice:

400 swim, 200 kick, 400 pull (stopped to answer a page and lost my lane)
8 x 50 @ 1:00, alternate drill/swim by 25 and build
Main set, no additional rest:
16 x 100, 1-4 @ 1:40, 5-8 @ 1:35, 9-12 @ 1:30, 13-16 @ 1:25; made 15 of them, averaging 1:20-1:22 until the last one; tough set without rest between rounds
200 easy

3100 meters

Swam with Longhorn Masters at Mabel Davis this morning; practice began at 6:00, and I began the warmup on time.  The water temp was 79, which I thought was perfect.  There were a few people in wetsuits; Larry Wood swam in the lane next to me and wore a full body suit.

400 swim, breathing every 3rd (which is what I do anyway), 200 kick, 400 pull dps (averaged 39 strokes/length)
No transition set--we went right into the main set:
1 x 300 @ 4:45
1 x 200 @ 3:00
1 x 100 @ 1:25
100 easy
2 x 300 @ 4:45
2 x 200 @ 3:00
2 x 100 @ 1:25
100 easy
3 x 300 @ 4:45
3 x 200 @ 3:00
3 x 100 @ 1:25

Whitney helped us choose the appropriate column of intervals for our respective lanes; I led my lane, swimming next to Larry.  I felt very smooth, but my repeat times were off substantially (2:55s for the 200s), due in part to the fact that I only had twelve hours to recover from last night's workout.  We had the option of swimming the third round with equipment, but I chose not to.  I left for work after the second 300 of the third round; I was repeating 4:25s and still felt pretty strong.  That totaled 3600 meters for the morning, which I thought was enough anyway. 

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