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Alex's swim journal

It's a journey: musings on art, literature, life... and occasional notes on training.

  1. Infernal torments... or, evilstroke is the devil in my IM

    by , February 19th, 2013 at 07:34 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    This was supposed to be something of an EZ day... not!

    400 EZ swim
    4 x 100 on 2:00 (alt. free and pull; 1:29-1:30)
    100 EZ pull
    100 free w/ fins
    400 dolphins w/ fins (alt. front and back by 50s)
    300 in breast kick work (board, streamline, full stroke by 50s)
    300 dolphins w/ fins (alt. fr/bk by 50s)
    4 x 50 fly (:48-:52)
    4 x 50 back (:44-:46)
    4 x 50 breast (:55-:58)
    4 x 50 free (:36-:39)
    200 IM (3:21; :50, 1:40, 2:39...)
    100 EZ free, cool-down

    3100 SCY

    I was leaving as Scotty was finishing his warm-up and he hadn't really thought about what he wanted to do, so I suggested the 50s followed by 200 IM, since he wants to do 50s at the next meet. He told me later he was hating me for this!

    My Breaststroke is just absolutely the worst... I don't even know where to begin. I did less kick work on that than I did on the dolphins today because I almost pulled my groin at one point... right-side very tender. If my fly can come in at :50, my back at :50, and my free at around :40 in the 200 IM at the end of a 3000-yard workout, then I should be poised to make a run at that 3:00 mark for the 200 IM at some point toward the end of this season... but the breast is really holding me back: a :59 breast leg! Ugh.

    Got back into the gym for some strength and conditioning work for about 30 minutes... really don't like that either; I just want to get in the water and swim, non-stop, for about 4000 yards. Maybe I'll give myself a break and do that tomorrow, recharge the batteries.