It has been awhile since I last posted, but I have been training consistently (if not consistently fast). In November I was out of the water for five days due to a minor infection; my performance when I came back was very inconsistent over the next several weeks. This week, however, has been solid. The pool at UT is set up long course for the Arena Pro Swim Series; this morning our team had four lanes to accommodate 38 swimmers, so it was a bit crowded. I swam in the fast lane with David, Ande, Todd, Ben, Larry, Sharon, Mike, Ishmael (visiting from Colorado), and James. Whitney coached.
6 x 150, a mix of drills
10 x 100, 2 @ 1:35, 2 @ 1:30, 2 @ 1:25, 2 @ 1:20, 2 @ 1:15; I did not make the 1:15 interval (equivalent to 1:05 in yards)
1 x 400 pull, buoy only, DPS; averaged 37 strokes/50
15 x 100, 3 @ 1:20, 3 @ 1:25, 3 @ 1:30, 3 @ 1:25, 3 @ 1 :20; made all of them on these intervals, without a doubt the toughest set that I have swum successfully since college.
1 x 400 pull, buoy only, DPS.
12 x 50 @ 1:00, odds fast/easy by 25, evens kick