by, March 15th, 2009 at 07:21 PM (3897 Views)
Yikes! Was hoping to go to a "normal" masters workout on Sunday. But the plumbing went haywire at GMU last night. They had to cancel Senior Champs and our masters practice. The plumbing backed up and, er, flooded everywhere. I imagine suit disintegration will be in full force when they're done shocking the pool ...
So, had to do another sprinty type practice. Perfectly fine, as I have a meet in 6 days. My shoulder was a little iffy from weights and tossing and turning last night, so I wore fins.
800 variety warm up
20 x 50 @ 1:00
odds, easy speed backstroke working SDks w/nose clip, 1st 25 = 12 dolphin kicks, 2nd 25 = 10 or so.
evens, tempo dolphin kick w/board
Thought: SDKs are way easier w/the nose clip. There was little perceived effort in these 50s, yet I was coming in on 29.5-30. The only effort was holding my breath. If I really want to make progress in this area, I need to get more serious about CO2 tolerance at practice. I've been shirking it in backstroke for many months.
6 x 100 free @ 2:00
#1 25 fast, 75 cruise
#2 50 cruise, 25 fast, 25 cruise
#3 25 cruise, 25 fast, 50 cruise
#4 75 cruise, 25 fast
#5 fast (:55ish)
This is harder than you might think. It's rather exhausting to switch gears mid swim than just doing a fast 25.
3 x (50 AFAP backstroke from push w/nose clip + 200 EZ)
#1 went 25-25.5ish
#2 went 26ish, trying to use hands/arms a bit
#3 went 25.5ish trying to snap knees more on the SDK
Moral of the story: Don't think, just swim. Or, possibly, the first one in an AFAP set may be the fastest.
1. Was thinking about sports injuries a bit today. In general (many exceptions), it seems like women tend to get injuries from the waist up and men tend to get them from the waist down. Maybe cuz women are typically bigger on bottom and men are typically bigger on top?
2. Was thinking that women should commence wearing briefs or jammers under their B70s like men. This would protect against embarassing suit malfunctions. It would also give women the benefit of something men who do this have had for a long time: increased compression through the butt/hip/thigh area. However, this thought is now wasted as FINA just rule that only one suit will be allowed, effective immediately. I wonder if masters who aren't aware of FINA ruling will nonetheless carry on with this? What happens if someone is wearing illegal suits at a masters meet?
3. Who benefits the most from weights, a skinny swimmer or a mesomorphic swimmer?
4. Had some oatmeal today, at Jazz's suggestion. I realize She Puff does this on a daily basis. It wasn't too bad. Seemed to have more staying power than my usual breakfast.
Ugh. Fort Son has the flu ... If Mini-Fort catches it before her meet this weekend, I'll have to move out it will be so ugly in the house ...