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I swim on a small team (Madison Titans) with 4 regulars and a couple others that can't make the morning workout. On Saturdays and occasional weekdays, I drop by HSA in Huntsville for a swim in the big pool.

  1. 04.20.13 - Saturday workout

    by , April 21st, 2013 at 08:27 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam @ Huntsville Nat w/ Dave and Brandon. Long day. My wife and her friend ran a yard sale to raise some money to bring a Chinese orphan to the US to study for a year. It was more successful that I had imagined, After swimming, I was quickly put to work loading heavy items. I was relieved of duty to go coach my daughter's soccer game. That went great. The team passes really well and plays smart soccer. Score was 3-2 but we had three times the shots on goal. I stuck around to referee a game after that and headed home to be put on yard sale clean up duty. Finished that just in time to coach my son's U19 team. Somehow we blew a 4-0 lead but this was a team that clobbered us 2 weeks ago. We are better so I'll take it.

    Matt coached the workout. First set was pretty tough. We were supposed to get :15s rest but Brandon was pushing off on a fixed interval so it ended up being more like :05-:10. The set felt more like a broken 1500... except we actually swam 2100m.


    300 Easy 100 Fly/100 Free/100 Back
    300 Easy 100 Free/100 Br/100 Free
    200 IM Kick
    200 IM
    4 x 50 - Descend to 200 pace (whatever that is... I've never raced a 200m free)

    3 Rounds of:
    * 3 x 200 descend - 3:00 (Supposed to be :15s rest - I was coming in at 2:45-2:55)
    * 100 fast - 2:00 (Supposed to be :45s rest - I was making 1:20-1:25 which seems slow)

    2 Rounds of:
    * 400 Pull/Kick w/ fins by 50s. Use pull buoy as kick board.
    * 2 x 50 Fast w/ fins
    * 200 IM Smooth
    On the second round, my calf cramped horribly on the fast swim w/ fins. Too much kick-not enough hydration. It finally worked out enough that I could finish the set. Still hurts now.

    6 x 50 Fly w/ fins - 1:00

    200 Cool down

    (5200m Total)
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