Long Axis Night
by, January 20th, 2009 at 10:17 PM (1493 Views)
60 minutes at the gym this afternoon doing weights, core and RC. Didn't go crazy since I hadn't lifted since last Tuesday.
Swam with my team tonight. Tuesday is always freestyle night. To me, that translates to long axis night.
(I skipped 200 chatting with my coach about last weekend's meet.)
800 freestyle pull, every 4th 50 fast
4 x 200 backstroke, 4th 50 fast, :30 RI
(I never pull; the guys on my team just love pulling though.)
10 x 100 free with fins @ 1:20
(I did 5 free and 5 back. Held about 1:09s on back.)
8 x 75 @ 1:40 w/pull buoy
(back, breast, scull -- odds on stomach, evens on back)
(I don't own a pull buoy. I did the backstroke portion going 15 meters UW, dolphin kicked on breast and did V sit scull, which is tough on the forearms)
16 x 25, 4 x through:
3 fast free @ :30
1 easy back @ 1:00
did: (since no kicking)
UW shooters with fins instead of the fast frees
Got my splits from the races Sunday.
Seems like a typical sprinter 200 back: out too fast. But for a first effort, I'm fine with it. I actually *tried* to go out at a leisurely pace. And my first 50 reflects, in part, popping off a good start. A backstroker teammate told me that, when she first started doing masters 200 backs, she had the same problem: always too fast the first 50. Now, she says she has to tell herself to go faster the first 50. lol
My only other thought on the 200 back is that my legs didn't hurt as much as everyone warned me. It just hurt all over at the end. I'm attributing this to all my kicking and fin work. Probably helped in this event.
200 IM -- I think I'll keep those splits "secret." I did, as previously confessed, bonk on free. The most interesting split was my first 50 fly: 29.29. Little surprised at this as I was *trying* to go very very slowly, was hardly kicking at all and had slight cramping in both calves. Maybe I just have no slow gear on fly ... I thought I was taking it out slower than my last 100 fly in October when I was out in 30.2 or 30.4 or thereabouts. So I was rather surprised to see this split. Thinking my 100 fly should be faster at Auburn ...