RC exercises, 15 min
extreme angle iso squat, 3:00
explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 15
wrist curls, 50 x 2 x 12, 55 x 2 x 12
rear felt fly, 70 x 3 x 12
cable twist w/yoga ball, 60 x 2 x 8 each side
jumps w/25 lb plate overhead, 10
resisted track start jumps, 55 x 1 x 10
twisting med ball slams, 2 x 10
back extensions w/25 lb plate, 2 x 15
flutter kicks on bosu, 2 x 10
altitude drops, 3 x 5
8 x 25 shooters/fins @ :40
6 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
4 x 40 @ 1:45 swim w/small paddles until taut + 15-25 strokes, zip back
4 x 40 @ 1:45 from a backstroke start, kick until taut + 10 kicks
4 x 40 @ 1:45
-- 2 swim, 2 kick until taut + hold for :30
I wasn't feeling all that rested after Friday's recovery workout and a day off. This usually means I'm due for a recovery week, but I really want to hold off until next week.
I finally got my Swimmer magazine. I loved the reference to my training as BFS -- Beyond Four Strokes. That would be a good blog title. And it was certainly what I did today in the pool.
Sadly, Fort Son left today to return to college. Dartmouth changed its calendar and he had an extremely long break. I got used to having him home. Oh well, fewer demands for food. Lil Fort went on an 11 mile trail run today with Mr. Fort. Like him, she seems to have iron ankles. Fort Son and I decidedly don't (hence our ankle sprain histories).
So glad Downton Abbey is back tonight!
Yesterday I didn't have much time and I wanted to get a little extra sleep, so I had to do an abbreviated version of my workout. Remembering that this is a step-back week for distance, I was not too concerned about having to cut it short. Last week I did a total of 60 x 100 on 1:45 over the course of a 7200-yard workout, maintaining my threshold pace the whole time. This week I decided to do 200s on 3:30, seeing if I could keep the pace I had on my 100s.
The workout was 20 x 200 on 3:30; 4000 SCY in 70 minutes. Pretty straightforward. I actually managed to negative split a lot of the 200s in the mid to latter half of the workout... I was coming in mostly in 3:14-3:17. My last 200 was in 3:21, so I thought it was a perfect time to stop. I didn't want any of my reps coming in over a 1:40/100 pace (my BASE). The only thing I regret is not having time for a cool-down (or a warm-up for that matter... unless you count my first 4-5 reps, which were in my threshold, but felt tight).
Today will be an easy day. Maybe just 1000 warm-up, practice starts, and 600 cool-down.