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  1. Thurs, Dec. 6, 2012 7:05-9:00pm

    by , December 7th, 2012 at 01:00 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Got in a little late again, but this should be the last time since my son's session of swim lessons ended tonight. Alas, he didn't advance on to the next group, but he is improving. I didn't think he'd go right from near nothing to big fish in 5 weeks, but you can dream right? Once he's in the pool, he has fun, but the hard part is getting him to get to the pool and get in. 6 year olds.


    I got in a 200 Free out of the warmup period, then:
    12 x 75 Kick w/ fins & board (no fins for me) @ 1:30 fast/ez/fast by 25s. (went 1:15s)
    10 x 100 Free warmup stretchout pace @ 1:45 (held 1:11-1:14s)

    Again, we split up into the Senior State taper lanes/non-taper lanes -->(my lane)
    Pull Set - each one @ LIFO + :30
    500 Free Pull @ 70% (went 6:05)
    400 Free Pull @ 75% (went 4:45)
    300 Free Pull @ 80% (went 3:23)
    200 Free Pull @ 85% (went 2:12)
    100 Free Pull @ 90% (went 1:02)

    100 EZ

    12 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:10 3 of each stroke. Did 3 Fly, 3 Back, 6 Free

    3 Rounds of:
    • 200 IM @ 3:30 (Desc. by Rounds) (went 2:45/2:40/2:37ish)
    • 2 x 50 Free AFAP @ 1:30 (went :29/:28s)

    200 EZ and out

    5400 Yards


    I did dolphin kick in place of the breaststroke kick tonight like usual, as my groin pull is still giving me a hard time. Flutter kick and dolphin kick don't bother me, but it really sucks when I forget like tonight and accidentally do a breaststroke kick during the pullout! OUCH!
    I'm sure hoping things heal up, cause I'd like to be able to swim a 400 IM at some time, either the end of Dec. or mid-Jan. at a couple meets.
    Anyone know how long something like this takes to heal? I don't think its a very bad injury, and I haven't gone to see a doctor to ask either, nor do I ask for directions when lost.