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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. 09.14.12 - Friday workout

    by , September 14th, 2012 at 09:14 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, John, Ray and Keith. I was going to take it a little easier today but it never seems to work out like that. It has been a pretty big week for yardage. This is 5 days straight of 5300+ yards.


    600 Warm up

    5 x 300 - 4:30 Odds IM (4:!5-4:20), Evens Pull (3:30)
    100 Easy

    5 x 150 - 2:30 (Stroke/Kick/Pull)
    100 Easy

    5 x 100 - 1:30 Convert free to fly
    100 Easy
    I thought I was doing really well to make the interval and finish on a 1:25. Dave M one-upped us all by doing these all fly and making 1:20s.

    5 x 50 Kick - 1:00
    100 Easy

    16 x 25 - :40 Down Hard stroke, back no breath
    We've been doing this set a lot and I really like what it has done for my stroke. No breathers really force me to focus on efficiency. Good streamlining, long stretched out strokes and good body position can make or break that 25. If I don't get it right, I'm gasping for breath. If I do, it isn't so bad.

    7 x 100 - 1:30 Descend (1:20, 1:18, 1:15, 1:12, 1:10, 1:08, 1:05)
    I'm a little surprised I got down to 1:05 especially with the drag suit on this late into practice.

    200 Cool down

    (5300 Total)
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