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After a long rest

I am a former swimmer, trying to get back into competitive swimming. I have been out of the pool 20 years and put on some extra pounds. This blog primarily documents my journey back to competitive swimming. And I should say having fun along the way!!!

  1. Budapest week 6 - Saturday

    by , June 10th, 2017 at 03:04 PM (After a long rest)
    We had Indian for dinner last night and the. I once again headed to bed early. I had a great night of sleep and headed to the pool looking forward to working out with Bill and the rest of the Rockwall gang. Today I arrived early and again swum 90 minutes. I hope to do more 90 min workouts next week and then step it up again for two more weeks before I head to Colorado with the seniors for their training camp.

    Today i I was tired and in particular my arms were heavy but I felt great in the water and felt strong. Today was one of those bottle the workout up days where I wish I swam this good everyday. This was a huge contrast from Wednesday where I felt so so so bad and swam bad too.

    Pool setup LCM

    Warm up
    8x100 on 1:45 odds 50 Kick, 50 swim, evens 50 swim, 50 kick

    main sets
    6x(2x50 back on 1min, 100 Free as 25 ez, 25 fast, 50 stroke counting on 1:40)
    200 easy
    4x100 free on 1:40 at 400 pace
    200 easy
    4x100 free on 1:30 at 400 pace
    200 easy
    4x100 free on 1:20 at 400 pace
    200 easy
    4x100 free on 1:10 at 400 pace
    100 easy
    8x50 as 25 fast, 25 easy on 1min

    warm down
    200 easy

    i knew today was going to be a good practice when I was going 1:14s on the transition sets 100s going very smooth on the easy parts. On the 100s at race pace Tom to,d everyone to go 1:40,2min, 1:30, 2min which was my plan, but I felt good and decided to just keep dropping the interval. I held 1:06/1:07 for all of them except the last 2 where I went 1:08/1:09. Tom said my back was purple but I really did not feel that bad. Towards the end I just could not go faster and my arms felt heavy the whole way. I would never have thought I would be able to go this fast after going so slow on Wednesday, but I did. I focused on the very next 100 and never thought too far ahead. I was whooped at the end of practice and had a foggy head while I was coaching but it was worth it.
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