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16 Minutes of Pain, Thursday, Sept. 30

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by , September 30th, 2010 at 03:51 PM (4300 Views)
SCY w/Speedo @ Oak Marr:

Warm up:

700 variety

6 x 25 shooters w/fins

Transition:

10 x 50 @ 1:00
odds = swim
evens = kick w/speed bursts

10 squat jumps off bottom of pool

LT Death Set:

8 x 100 @ 2:00, best average.

Did backstroke kick w/fins
(Shoulders sore from weights, so thought I'd kick. And I haven't done a super hard kick set in awhile.)

Went: 58, 57, 57, 57, 58, 58, 59, 58

These were rough and painful right from the get go. Being somewhat breathing impaired, I couldn't stay under as much as I wanted. So my SDK count per 25 was 10-12, 7, 6, 4-5. The last 25 sucked on each 100 and I kept expecting Pete to track me down like he often does. I suppose, though, that it's relatively harder to keep the SDK count high when you're doing the 100s @ 2:00. There was not a lot of chit chatting on the wall between 100s. Thankfully, we made up for that in the hot tub later.

250 EZ or so

Total: 2400

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Commentary:

As Pete said, this set is dastardly. After 4, I was ready to get out. That's when it helps to have a training partner! I feel pretty blasted. I know I should do a yoga-stretch for 30 minutes. If I somehow manage to accomplish this feat -- for it seems like a feat at the moment -- I will update my blog.

84 degree pool temps are way too hot for this set. It would be better tolerated at Mason, I think.

Have an appt. to get my foot jabbed on Oct. 5. http://www.treatingpain.com/diagnosi...ch-plasma.html.

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Updated September 30th, 2010 at 06:14 PM by The Fortress

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  1. Speedo's Avatar
    The only chit-chat I can recall was after #4 when you said "200 easy?" That sounded pretty tempting. Great job for not totally collapsing- your first and last were the same time!
  2. qbrain's Avatar
    You both did that set in 84 degree water? That is disgusting.

    Your times are impressive. You two are probably the fastest boiled lobsters I have heard of.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    The only chit-chat I can recall was after #4 when you said "200 easy?" That sounded pretty tempting. Great job for not totally collapsing- your first and last were the same time!
    Yes, a 200 easy seemed very tempting at the time. But I wouldn't have wanted Geek calling me a quitter, so I was resolved to plod on.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    You both did that set in 84 degree water? That is disgusting.

    Your times are impressive. You two are probably the fastest boiled lobsters I have heard of.
    It is disgustingly hot there. It's not so bad for fast 25s, but for killer sets like this, it's awful. We were both pretty red faced at the end.

    I think we would both be faster doing it at Mason. And, and I don't know the physiology behind this, but it seems harder to breath when it's that temp.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    Those are fast times. I doubt I could approach those times. You sure there were no arms in there?

    I'll have to try that sometime. I'm bookmarking that workout.
  6. Speedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    It is disgustingly hot there. It's not so bad for fast 25s, but for killer sets like this, it's awful. We were both pretty red faced at the end.

    I think we would both be faster doing it at Mason. And, and I don't know the physiology behind this, but it seems harder to breath when it's that temp.
    Colder water can hold more oxygen, but air contains the same amount of oxygen regardless of temp. So the oxygen was there- maybe body temp is a factor?
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Those are fast times. I doubt I could approach those times. You sure there were no arms in there?

    I'll have to try that sometime. I'm bookmarking that workout.
    No arms. All leg and streamlining.

    You don't kick as much in workouts as a typical sprinter. If you did, you could do these times. It's partially just a matter of practice. And core and leg strength helps.

    I really think I should be able to hold 57s on these. Maybe next time.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    maybe body temp is a factor?
    Maybe that's it. Feeling overheated doesn't seem ideal for LT sets.

    Perhaps Q has researched this topic?
    Updated September 30th, 2010 at 04:48 PM by The Fortress
  9. aquageek's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes, a 200 easy seemed very tempting at the time. But I wouldn't have wanted Geek calling me a quitter, so I was resolved to plod on.
    Peer pressure and potential ridicule keeps me going about 95% of the time.

    Good job today. Better you than me.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aquageek
    Peer pressure and potential ridicule keeps me going about 95% of the time.

    Good job today. Better you than me.
    Peer pressure is quite effective in not giving up on a set. Ridicule doesn't work as well on me. I am still a fin/assisted speed addict despite much ridicule.

    I think it's your turn. You'd go faster than you did in March.
    Updated September 30th, 2010 at 05:06 PM by The Fortress
  11. aquageek's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I think it's your turn. You'd go faster than you did in March.
    I think we might do some speed work towards the end of October, maybe not, hopefully not.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aquageek
    I think we might do some speed work towards the end of October, maybe not, hopefully not.
    You guys are hard core on the periodization.

    LT sets are just not "speed sets" though!
  13. Speedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    You guys are hard core on the periodization.

    LT sets are just not "speed sets" though!
    Definitely not, but maybe compared to what he's currently doing. I would guess that 400 specialists would do well with this set.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    Definitely not, but maybe compared to what he's currently doing. I would guess that 400 specialists would do well with this set.
    True that. A minute seems like a lot compared to the few seconds he gets. This set is probably toughest on pure sprinters. I am currently too tired to even stretch and plan to sit on the couch quite a bit later tonight.
  15. aquageek's Avatar
    I'm right here.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aquageek
    I'm right here.
    Hello.
  17. Speedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    True that. A minute seems like a lot compared to the few seconds he gets. This set is probably toughest on pure sprinters. I am currently too tired to even stretch and plan to sit on the couch quite a bit later tonight.
    You think he only gets a few seconds of rest? I wonder what he would say about his workouts. If you ever hear anything from him let me know.
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    You think he only gets a few seconds of rest? I wonder what he would say about his workouts. If you ever hear anything from him let me know.
    Lots of chatter today about 200s @ 2:10.
  19. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Lots of chatter today about 200s @ 2:10.
    I look forward to seeing these 2:10s, even though I was told I have not done anything fast lately.
  20. KEWebb18's Avatar
    Brutal workout!
    Good luck next week with the doc.
    Looks like I have a wedding to attend so I won't be going to the Sprint Classic
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