A 10 x 75 Test Set....
by, November 17th, 2011 at 08:06 AM (414 Views)
I had gone into this workout thinking that today would be a shorter, taper-type of workout. Huh.... good intentions and all..... Here's what we ended up doing.
6 x 150 on 2:30 as Kick / Drill / Swim by 50s
10 x 75 Fast Free on 1:30, hold best average (did :57s)
100 Easy Free
4 x 50 BR Arms w/ Fly Kick on 1:10
8 x 50 Fly Kick on Back on 1:10
4 x 50 Underwater Streamline Kick on 1:10
6 x 50 Free on :50
300 Pull Cool-Down
Total Yards - 3550
I was actually really happy with the :57s on the 10 x 75 set. The last time I swam a set like this, I skated between :58s and 1:05s. The discrepancy was pretty big during the 10 swims. This time, the range was :56-:58s, with the vast majority (at least 7) coming in at :57. I was really happy with the consistency - especially as the clock seemed to go faster and faster between swims.
As to the kick sets, etc. that came later, I used those as an extended cool-down and didn't push too hard. The 6x50 on :50s set - I made them all in around :40. Not pushing too hard, but it was a little push.
Tomorrow, I need to take it a bit easier in practice.....
Enjoy your swims and I'll check in then.