Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday March 29, 2013

Day five of my taper.  Some of my teammates arrived at the pool today ready to swim fast.  Very fast.  On the other hand, I am in the middle of a nine day stretch of call and am not fully rested yet.  I missed yesterday's practice because of an emergency case at 5:30 am, so I swam in the evening at Life Time in the indoor 25 meter pool.  I modified the practice Whitney had used that morning because I didn't want to go over 3000 meters.  I felt sluggish as I usually do at that time of day.

Warm up:
600 as 150 free/50 IM
300 as 50 free/50 stroke (drill/swim) IM order
600 as 150 pull/50 kick
Main set:
2 x (4 x 50 @ 1:10, descend/100 easy/4 x 25 @ :35 descend/100 easy) with a 300 pull (negative split) between rounds.  Descended the 50s from :38 to :35.

2800 meters

Today's workout consisted of a meet warm up (I went 1600, including a few pace 50s) followed by a broken 500 (resting :10 at each 100) and/or a broken 200 and/or a broken 100, with a long warm down between swims.  We went in heats of three, and Whitney called out our sendoffs.  I swam between Larry and Kristy on a broken 500 and went 5:40, which was :10 faster than my time at Rice but significantly slower than Larry's 5:26.  I pushed the last two 100s but didn't really build up any lactic acid.  My stroke felt smooth, and I worked the turns.  I believe that I can take another :10 off my 500 next weekend fully rested and shaved. 

2500 yards

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