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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. 08.30.12 - Thursday workout

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 09:46 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam /w Roger, Dave, Dave, Danny and Glenda. Another challenge day. We did 8 x 100 IM on 1:25. It was hard but easier than last week. Instead of 1:20s, I kept it to 1:20-1:22. Made 1:18 on the last one. With my backstroke fixes I'm able to relax the second leg and still maintain a good pace. Felt good and I'm pretty confident I can make 10 of these.


    600 Warm up

    Challenge set
    6 x 50 - :50 (IM Order/free)
    1:30 Rest
    8 x 100 IM - 1:25
    100 Easy

    From here, we modified Glenda's workout:

    4 x 125 - 1:45 Descend (1:35, 1:33, 1:27, 1:24)
    1:00 Break
    4 x 100 IM Kick - 2:00 Descend (last one was 1:38)
    100 Easy

    6 x 50 - 1:00 (Fr, IM Order, FR; Odds 2nd 25 hard)
    6 x 50 - :55 (Fr, IM Order, FR; Evens 2nd 25 hard)
    6 x 50 - :50 (Fr, IM Order, FR)
    Roger got to the wall before the last 2 50s and called out "2 breaths per 25 on the remaining 50s". I completely mismanaged my first breath wasting it half-way through the 1st 25. Needed another a few strokes later which left me about 4 strokes to the wall + a flip turn + a glide before I got another breath. Barely made halfway through the last 25 before I burned my last breath and the wall seemed like miles away. I made it but I was hurting badly. The last 50 wasn't nearly as bad. I stretched my first breath a lot further which put me in a better position at the wall.

    8 x 25 - :40 (Odds no breath, evens sprint)
    DPS no breath free was really good. Got down to 12 strokes. I'm usually about 15-16.

    5:00 Easy fly - made 350 yards

    100 Cool down

    (4350 Total)
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