Yesterday and today I did easy swims at the Riverbank pool. My friends are back and weíve reclaimed our usual lane, and the water temp has been very nice. Both days I did variations of this:
1000 lcm warmup:
200 relaxed free
200 rev. IM kick
200 rev. IM d/s by 25
A few 50s drill
100-200 warmdown + play
Itís been beautiful though warm here in New York. Everything is very leafy and tropical. Summer weekends tend to be laid-back anyway, as lots of people are out of town. I have been enjoying having a reason to be super-lazy this weekend. I am looking forward to actually working out again once the tapering and meet are all done, but itís nice to have a break from that so that working hard seems desirable again.
My events in Auburn are:
- 800 FR: Iíve only swum this twice before, ever. My best timeó11:30--is from the Middlebury meet last year. Iím hoping to beat that here.
My swim schedule for the next month is pretty packedóhereís what the next month looks like:
- 400 IM: My PR in my current age-group is 6:22; my masters (and lifetime) PR is 5:57. I imagine Iíll swim somewhere in between those two times hereóIíd like to get as close to 6 as I can.
- 50 Breaststroke: This event is all over the map for me. I swam a 41.10 in this event last year. My masters PR is a 37-high. Getting in under 40 would make me happy.
- 200 Backstroke: I swam a 2:55 last year; I think my masters best is a 2:52. Iíd like to get as close to 2:50 as I can. I need to be brave about taking it outóIím very (too) comfortable negative-splitting my 200s.
Wednesday-Friday, August 3-5: USMS LCM Nationals, Auburn, ALI might also add one more event in there, the weekend of August 20/21. Iím considering going down for one day of the Terrapin meet. If Iím in NYC, thereís a fun open-water swim that Sunday that I could do. I could conceivably do both. Or I could just relax and have a weekend off! Iíll wait until Iím back from Auburn to make up my mind.
Saturday, August 6: USMS 5K National Championship, Coney Island, Brooklyn, 5:45am check-in, 7am start
Saturday, August 13: USMS 2-mile Cable Championship, Lake Placid, NY, 8:30 check-in, 10am start
Saturday, September 3: Lake Quassapaug (Middlebury, CT) swims (3m, 1.5m, .5m) 7am check-in, 8am start