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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. 03.14.12 - Wednesday workout: another pb in practice

    by , March 14th, 2012 at 09:43 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave. Pool temp 86 w/ hot water being dumped into the pool.

    SCY

    400 Warmup

    4 x 100 IM - 1:40
    400 Free - 6:00 (5:03)
    2 x 100 IM - 3:10 (2:45-2:47)
    400 Free - 5:45 (4:55)
    100 Easy

    400 Free - 5:30 (5:00)
    400 IM - 6:30 (5:43)
    400 Free - 5:15 (4:57)
    100 Easy

    400 IM Timed (5:23 PB! )
    I wasn't really setting out to make a personal best and the pool conditions weren't right for it anyway. But I stayed with Dave through the 100 fly. That's kind of risky because I usually burn out when I stay on his feet. The last couple strokes of fly were tough but I was close enough to gut it out. Surprisingly I didn't suffer too bad on the back stroke and was ready to go for breaststroke. Figured with the pool temp and end of practice, I'd be around 5:30 to 5:35. 5:23 was a big shock!

    200 Cool down

    (4000 Total)
    Tags: 400, i m, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  2. 03.12.12

    by , March 12th, 2012 at 10:01 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Roger. Pool temp ~85. Felt cruddy but swam pretty fast (for me).

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    4 x 100 - 1:30 (Held 1:10 on all 100 free today)
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (Kick: 1st 25, 4th 25, 1st 50, 2nd 50)
    4 x 75 - 1:10 (1st 25 Fly)
    50 Easy

    4 x 100 - 1:25
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (Kick: 1st 25, 4th 25, 1st 50, 2nd 50)
    4 x 75 - 1:10 (1st 25 Back)
    150 Easy

    4 x 100 - 1:20
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (Kick: 1st 25, 4th 25, 1st 50, 2nd 50)
    4 x 75 - 1:10 (1st 25 Breast)
    100 Easy

    4 x 100 - 1:15
    50 Easy

    200 IM Timed (2:34.5)

    200 Cool down

    (4850 Total)
    Tags: 200, i m, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  3. 03.08.12 - Thursday workout: 200 IM day

    by , March 8th, 2012 at 09:55 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave x 2. Pool temp 86. Wore speedo brief. Lots of 200 IMs today. Felt pretty good overall. My backstroke still needs a lot of work.

    SCY

    400 Warm up
    200 Free

    200 IM - 3:15 / 200 IM Kick - 3:45
    200 IM - 3:10 / 200 IM Kick - 3:40
    200 IM - 3:05 / 200 IM Kick - 3:35
    200 IM - 3:00 / 200 IM Kick - 3:30
    150 Easy
    Made all of these even with IM kick.

    200 IM - 2:55 / 200 IM Kick - 3:25
    200 IM - 2:50 / 200 IM Kick - 3:20
    200 IM - 2:45 / 200 IM Kick - 3:15
    200 IM - 2:40 / 200 IM Kick - 3:10
    150 Easy
    Cheated a little on these and switched to Br kick which gave me a much needed 10-15 seconds rest before the next IM. Made all the IMs but missed the last kick by a couple seconds. Was pretty tired after pushing myself on the last 200 IM.

    200 IM Timed (2:35)

    200 Cool down

    (4300 Total)
    Tags: 200, i m, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  4. 01.27.12 - Friday workout

    by , January 27th, 2012 at 10:10 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger, Kent, Dave and Dave. Wore my Nike jammer. Pool temp ~83. This workout was initially intended to be w/o a break after the first 400 IM. I felt pretty bad during the warm up and never really improved much. Just too sore from too many days in a row swimmng. I'll swim easier tomorrow and then take Sunday off. After that, 2 more workouts until taper.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    1 = fastest kick
    2 = 2nd fastest kick
    3 = 3rd fastest kick
    4 = slowest kick

    4 x 100 IM - 1:30 (made 1:20s... not feeling too bad yet)
    4 x 75 kick - 1:25 (1-4-1)
    2 x 100 IM - 2:55 (made them but hurting)
    4 x 75 kick - 1:20 (2-3-2: I did 2-3-1)
    400 IM - 5:40 (5:43 - now I'm in trouble)
    50 Easy

    4 x 75 kick - 1:15 (1-4-1: I did 1-1-1)
    2 x 100 IM - 2:45 (not a chance for me to make this. did 100 fr/50 br/50 fr)
    4 x 75 kick - 1:15 (2-3-2: I did 1-1-1)
    4 x 100 IM - 1:20 (I did 25 stroke IM order/75 free)
    4 x 75 kick - 1:10 (1-4-1: I did 1-1-1)
    50 Easy
    Was hurting pretty bad so I ditched the idea of making IMs. Didn't want to cop out completely so I mixed in some stroke. Still had trouble making the intervals. The kick on 1:10 was really tough. Made the first to but fell off the pace a tad after that.

    400 IM timed (5:50) Pretty poor time for me but my body had shut down at this point. Kind of suprised I went under 6:00 considering how bad I felt.

    200 Cool down

    (4600 total)
    Tags: 400, i m, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts