Thursday, November 29, 2012

5 at 5

5,000 yards at 5am, that is.  The Masters practice at UT began at 5am this morning because the facility is hosting USA Swimming Winter Nationals through Saturday.  Myrtha Track-Start blocks had been installed for the meet, and Omega touch pads were in place.  Shared a lane with Joe, next to Larry and Jason.  Whitney coached.  Attendance was a bit sparse because of the early hour.  It is hard not to be inspired to swim fast when you are in the same pool that will be occupied by Ryan Lochte, Missy Fanklin, and Nathan Adrian, among others, and your coach, an Olympic gold medalist herself, is standing over your lane shouting words of encouragement.

Warm up:
300 drill, 100 kick, 300 pull, 100 kick, 300 drill, 100 kick
Main set #1:
1 x 100 @ 1:10
100 easy
2 x 100 @ 1:10
100 easy
3 x 100 @ 1:10
100 easy
4 x 100 @ 1:10, made 'em!  Focused on strong walls and keeping my stroke together and touched right at 4:40. 
100 easy
Main set #2:
1 x 200 @ 2:25
200 easy
2 x 200 @ 2:25
200 easy
3 x 200 @ 2:25
200 easy
4 x 200 @ 2:25, made 'em (2:19/2:20/2:21/2:24)
200 easy

5400


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