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Of Swimming Bondage

bondage:

  • dictionary.com: the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control

Though I swore at 22 I would hang my suit up forever, I am compelled to swim, to relish in the pain/pleasure continuum across workouts and meets, to be forever & happily enslaved by this odd sport.

In my 50s now, I've created this blog to keep me motivated, chart my progress and, possibly, offer some insight to others.

  1. Testing 3,3,3

    by , March 12th, 2018 at 10:48 PM (Of Swimming Bondage)
    I slept great last night - out like a light at 10pm and easily up at 5:30am - and was in the water at the JCC a little after 6am for my 3 x 300 Test Set:

    Warmup sets (1,800 set)

    • 1 x 400: IM, kick-drill by 25
    • 4 x 100: on 1:20, free descend swim w/snorkel (1:15, 1:14, 1:11, 1:10)
      • really was feeling the 3,700 yard workout from last night

    • 4 x 100: on 1:45, dolphin-flutter kick by 25s, descend; odds w/board, evens on back
    • 12 x 25: on 0:30, odds easy, evens fast fly-back-free
    • 6 x 50: #1 and #6, cruise w/snorkel, #2 to #5 on 0:50, aiming to hold 0:30s



    3 x 300 Test Set (900 set / 2,700 total)
    3 x 300: on 4:00, aim to hold the fastest pace consistently both within 100s and across the 300s


    • 12-13-13 - 3:25, 3:23, 3:20, 3:14 (went 4 for some reason)
    • 02-27-14 - 3:16, 3:12, 3:10+
    • 05-21-14 - 3:14+, 3:10, 3:06
    • 01-04-16 - 3:16, 3:15, 3:14
    • 01-20-16 - 3:11+, 3:09, 3:06
    • 02-03-16 - 3:09, 3:09, 3:11
    • 11-20-16 - 3:09, 3:10+, 3:09
    • 12-03-16 - 3:08+, 3:09, 3:08++
    • 11-05-17 - 3:31, 3:35, 3:44
    • 12-01-17 - 3:24, 3;21+, 3:17
    • 01-09-18 - 3:13+, 3:15, 3:12+
    • 03-12-18 - 3:22, 3:18, 3:15


    Cool-down (300 set / 3,000 total)

    • 6 x 50: 2 each on 0:40, 0:45, 0:50


    TOTAL: 3,000 SCY

    Comments:
    • All things considered with the last month of training, this was better than anticipated. It took me a LONG time to get warmed up and my stroke was a bit choppier than I'd like, but I pushed hard and it felt good to do that.
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