by, November 18th, 2011 at 10:23 AM (1638 Views)
We did a pre-meet workout... and then the regular workout. I blame Josh.
- 400 swim
- 300 kick w/fins
- 300 swim
Meet Swimmers set
- 6x50s off the blocks work starts and turns
-- then cool down, right? NO!
- 3x200 smooth on 2:40 (low 2:20s)
- 6x100 on 1:20 (10s)
- 4x75 kick w/fins on 1:10
- 6x50 free on 1:00 (31-32s)
- 4x25 back on :30
- 200 ez
Coach Dave told us after the starts we could change as much of the workout to suit us as we wanted. Josh decides we should just continue on with the workout as normal, and I played lemming.
Josh and I agree to take the main set easy. Obviously our idea of easy is pretty skewed. We should have swam in separate lanes on different send offs at different ends of the pool.
NFG must have had a bowl of Wheaties this morning. I looked over during warm up and she is doing backstroke at the same speed I am doing free. At that point, I wisely stopped paying attention to what she was doing. Ok, not really, I was slacking on the 200s until I noticed she was going faster than I was and picked up the pace. After that I gave up on easy and just kept up with Josh like a normal practice.
I am thinking of dubbing New Fast Girl (NFG) ... Marge. I am sure she would be thrilled with this name. Since she refuses to be my facebook friend, I will protect her true identity and keep complaining about her kick.
The swim meet this weekend should be fun. Josh and I are in the same events and I gave him my entry times which he adjusted for his entries, so we should get to race. Today I think this will be fun, tomorrow afternoon will probably be a different story.
A little jocularity: I was chatting with K who was submitting entries for her husband J and K wanted to know what I wanted to race J in. Our events don't overlap at all and K was joking, but I suggested the 100IM and to make things fair, I suggested she enter him in the 200 fly, the event right before the 100IM. K, being a typical evil wife who lives to mental torture her husband like all wives, thought this was a GREAT idea. There will probably only be 1 heat of the 200 fly so J should have a good 10 minutes max before we race the 100IM.
Really, it was the only chance I had. J is a breaststroker. A good one. I think I am still screwed. Luckily, no money is on this.
Josh and I are in the same events with similar entry times. I will know if this was a good idea tomorrow afternoon.
Events: 50, 100, 200 free; 100 IM