Technical Difficulties, Wed., May 9
by, May 9th, 2012 at 03:37 PM (1534 Views)
4 x 50 fly drills
6 x 25 shooters w/MF
I made TWO attempts at the 225 MF today, both foiled. The first was ruined by the fin falling off my right foot about 85 yards in. See Speedo's vid of that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InbX1...ature=youtu.be. However, as the clock shows, I was out in 22 high being very conservative with the UWs. I should have stopped at the wall and adjusted the fin in retrospect. My second attempt, the iPhone apparently went to sleep and Pete couldn't get it back on video from picture mode. He tried to stop me, but I thought he was trying to slow me down for James' sake. I was almost 140 in when I realized the video wasn't running. At that point, my legs were dead, especially with yesterday's deadlift fiesta, so I wasn't making another attempt.
In full disclosure, I cruised a 2:06 last week, which Speedo can confirm. So I knew I would likely be faster today, especially starting with a 22 high. My splits last week were 52/1:00/14. Jimby had made reference to me having done a :52 in a 100 MF before. I'm not sure where he got that ... might have been from a couple years ago even. But I've laid down quite a few 19s in my AFAP 50s lately (did James know this?), so I'm sure I'm much faster now. I may try once again, but right now my 2:06 beats James' very fine 2:10. Power of the MF! I must say doing a 225 MF for time just kills a sprint workout. Couldn't do much after.
Anyway, the workout:
1 x 80 MF for time, fin fell off
1 x 140 for time, Pete finally got my attention and stopped me
hottub, 10 min
10 x 50 single arm fly @ 1:00
8 x 25 burst + cruise
2 x 50 w/stretch cordz, hold for :30
-- These blasted me. After weeks of tapering, I'm not in the best condition.
Enough of this farting around with D work, time to get back to sprinting!
Will try to stretch and do RC work later.
My lack of motivation for LCM continues ... I leave Saturday am for another weekend away, this time outside Boston for the Eastern Sprints. So I probably won't swim over the weekend. Two weeks of kind of sketchy training.