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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. 09.17.12 - Monday workout

    by , September 17th, 2012 at 10:06 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Ray, Dave, Dave, Dave, John and Keith. Played soccer yesterday after a couple weeks off. It was short sided 4 v 4 and the field was a little big for the number of players. Humidity was stifling with little to no breeze. Almost immediately, I was out of breath and wondering how I was going to make it 90 minutes. After about 20-30 minutes, it got better but I was unable to recover in 10-15 seconds like I'm used to. Took more like 2-3 minutes and I was often taking turns on defense to get a breather. With 10-15 minutes to go, my legs were seizing up and I was reduced to a slow trot. Fortunately, everyone else seemed to be having the same problem. Got home, took a shower and crashed pretty hard for a couple hours. Woke up feeling a lot of back and leg pain. Took some ibuprofen and went back to sleep. This morning, things weren't much better but I pried myself out of bed and headed to the pool. Warm-up was miserable. Eventually, the adrenaline started to flow and things weren't so bad. Made another 5k or so.


    400 warm up

    6 x 100 - 1:30 descended 1:15 down to 1:05
    100 Easy

    4 x 400 - 6:00
    #1 - 50 Hard/150 Easy/50 Hard/150 Easy
    #2 - 100 Hard/100 Easy/100 Hard/100 Easy
    #3 - 150 Hard/50 Easy/150 Hard/50 Easy
    #4 - 200 Hard/200 Easy
    100 Easy
    Didn't seem to matter how much hard/easy we did, I came in about 4:55 to 5:00 on all of them. I was in a lot of trouble on #4 though. The hard 200 was only a 2:25 and I took it pretty easy for the remainder of the 400.

    6 x 100 IM - 1:45
    100 Easy
    Pushed hard on these. Made 1:20s and 1:15 on the last one. Good drag suit times for me.

    10 x 50 - :50 (IM Order + 50 Kick) x 2
    100 Easy

    16 x 25 - :40 IM Order Hard down, No breath back
    16 x 25 - :40 Sprint kick, IM Order

    100 Cool down

    (5000 Total)
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