Sunday, July 6, 2014

5K Postal PR

Swam a PR of 1:12:24.51 in the 5K Postal today, obliterating my previous best of 1:14:15.95.  I was shaved but unrested, having worked out every day except Wednesday last week and lifting on Monday evening.  I warmed up at Life Time in the indoor 25 meter pool about 1 1/2 hours before; my warm up consisted of a 400 swim, 200 pull, 4 x 50 pace, and 4 x 100 pace. After warm up I had an EFS shot and some Gatorade.  My 5K felt strong and smooth.  I averaged 1:27/100, splitting the race evenly (36:08/36:16).  I didn't suffer any cramps and really wasn't particularly sore afterwards.  I am feeling confident now going into my taper for Zones.  I need to give a big shout out to my coach at Longhorn, Whitney Hedgepeth, and my teammates who push me on a daily basis.

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