I tried! Took an LT set from qbrain and slightly modified it for a workout tonight:
w/u: 200 FR/150 Back
go five times through:
- Broken 100 AFAP (rest :15 at 50 and 75)
- Ez 100 back
- When the clock hits 5 minutes, repeat
FR: 28.09, 13.75, 13.12 = 55.36
FR: 26.38, 13.57, 13.50 = 54.25
FR: 26.81, 13.75, 13.37 = 55.13
BK: 30.57, 15.19, 14.63 = 1:01.19
FR: 27.19, 13.37, 12.75 = 54:11
150 loosen and out
(total for day = 4,450 yds)
qbrain did this lactate tolerance set of 6 on 6 minutes, but I had less than 40 minutes total and decided to drop the time down to get in 5. I felt zapped after the first one! haha I think that I would have rather benefited from the extra rest, so I have to remember to take it next time.
I will put a link to these types of sets under my blog category sidebar if you want to check them out (I copy the likes of q, fort, and rich a). It is interesting that the age group team doesn't do stuff like this (they didn't when I was a kid either) - wonder if there are disadvantages for the kidos.
I have been thinking about doing these types of sets more, and I get nervous about them, but I can't help but think that they do a great job of preparing the mind and body for race efforts. I played with two mentalities for the frees: odd ones focus on high turnover, whereas on the even ones speed up the tempo but not flail about. I can see that I need to work to control my stroke more when sprinting from the times. Jim T. posed the question last week and I have been thinking about it.
I am a little disappointed in the back, but I have still been frustrated with body placement and finishing my pull with good hip rotation. I think that if I had done the back earlier on in the set them time might have been faster. Oh well - I have put up better times in practice recently so I will excuse myself on the grounds of recovering from my hperglycemic episode yesterday (and today).
I had a good time at my nephew's birthday, complete with pizza, cake and ice cream. I think I have satisfied my sweet tooth for a while. Off to bed soon - team practice tomorrow morning (at least I can sleep in until 9:30 am). Should sleep well tonight!
Updated February 17th, 2012 at 10:19 PM by rxleakem