I woke with a fever blister on my lip this morning which for me is usually a sign I am run down. Despite all the yardage I have been doing I don't feel run down so I was surprised. I have one more week of big yardage and tough sets and then it's taper time. I swam today with one of the junior racers who if/when he grows is going to be phenomenal. He is 11(almost 12) and goes about 5.15 for a 500 and about 10.40 on a 1000. I don't know his mile but suspect its even more phenomenal. Today was a lot of fun with some good quick pace work.
8x100 on 1.20
12x50 drill on 45
3x(3x100 kick on 1.45, 200 on 2.30 swim)
4x(3x100 swim on 1.10 holding under 1min, 300 easy on 4.30)
10x50 drill/swim on 50
6x200 IM descend 1-3,4-6 on 2.50
I held 1.25s on the 100s kick and descended the 200s from 2.15 to 2.05. I felt good throughout. The set of 100s pace on 1.10 I was instructed to hold under 1mins, while the kid I was training with was told to hold under 1.05s. I held 57-59s on the 100s. The 300 was a very easy recovery swim. The descending 200 IMs I dropped from 2.40 to 2.25 which was another great set for me. Overall I felt very good today. There was a meet at our pool so we had to cut it a little short. My coach wanted one more set to get us to about 8200. One more week til taper time.