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Fifties Friday

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by , March 13th, 2009 at 08:28 PM (1035 Views)
The last two days, I have been very lazy. I took yesterday off and did absolutely nothing. Today all I did was swim and I took it pretty easy. The workout was pretty fun though.

I'm not happy about the weather. No bike rides since Sunday and looks like I will have to do my 6 mile run tomorrow on the treadmill.

Here is swim workout from today:

Warm-up: 400 easy
4 x 25 free on :30 - 4 breaths, 3, 2, 1

10 x 50 free on 1:00
#s 1, 4, 7, 10 - breathe every 3
#s 2, 5, 8 - breathe every 5
#s 3, 6, 9 - breathe every 7

One minute rest

10 x 50 kick with fins on 1:00
Alternate 2 x 50 front flutter with 2 x 50 back flutter

One minute rest

10 x 50 free on :55
#s 1, 4, 7, 10 - breathe every 3
#s 2, 5, 8 - breathe every 5
#s 3, 6, 9 - breathe every 7

One minute rest

10 x 50 kick with fins on 1:00
Alternate 2 x 50 on front, 2 x 50 on side, 2 x 50 on back

One minute rest

5 x 50 swim - I.M. order with last 50 being a 50 I.M - all on 1:00

One minute rest

6 x 25 - I.M. order with # 5 being 25 fly/back and #6 being 25 breast/free

100 easy

Total yards: 3000

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Updated March 14th, 2009 at 12:37 AM by elise526

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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    50 IM?! Guess I've done 100 IMs in meters. What's the value of a 50 M in yards though? I'd have to come up early to switch to backstroke. lol
  2. elise526's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    50 IM?! Guess I've done 100 IMs in meters. What's the value of a 50 M in yards though? I'd have to come up early to switch to backstroke. lol
    Keeps the fast-twitch muscles sharp. A 100 I.M. is so traumatic to me. I'm convinced I'm better suited for the middle distances, and nearly every coach I've ever had thought I was a 200 swimmer. So, because I end up doing the 100 I.M. every now and then, I have to make an effort to keep the fast-twitch muscles "in shape." On the 50 I.M., I usually only take one stroke of fly before I'm on my back and one stroke of breast before I go into free. It's also kind of fun and over with before you realize it!