Solid, Friday, May 18
by, May 18th, 2012 at 03:42 PM (1438 Views)
Swim/SCY, mostly with Speedo:
8 x 25 shooters
6 x 25 burst + cruise
6 x 50 AFAP @ whatever
1 = double shooter w/MF
-- 19 low
-- Speedo filmed this for That Guy. But my computer refuses to download the invalid image. wth. I think Speedo will have to use his own phone when filming!
-- I then watched Speedo lay down a 23 mid 50 free from a push after not swimming this week. Clearly, training in the pool is optional for him.
Edit: The MF vid downloaded on a second try. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvNrL...ature=youtu.be
I also have a vid of Pete's 23 50 free:
2 = fly w/fins, 23 low to mid
-- Speedo popped a 50 fly and went a 27 low. Another new event?
15 minute chat break w/Speedo and then he retired to hot tub, buoyed by his training is optional swim.
3 = breast, 28 mid
-- meh, not getting any pop on the evil right now
4 = fly, 22.9-23.0 ()
5 = dolphin kick w/MF and board
-- fin flew off my feet when turning
-- must need superglue
6 = double shooter w/MF, 19 mid
10 x 50 w/parachute @ 1:30
1-5 = 25 breast pull + 25 EZ back kick
6-10 = 25 back shooter + 25 EZ back kick
-- really wanted to do free w/paddles, but didn't want to chance it yet with the shoulder
-- shoulder pain is the one thing that makes me uncharacteristically risk averse
Vastly better effort than yesterday! I hope that helps the doldrums pass. Stud and I were discussing earlier how HIT training can be mentally challenging and leave you wanting a break.
Now for the interesting bits.
1. I am training with a soon to be triathlete. Yes, Speedo needs a new project for the summer so is entering an xterra tri in June. I feel I can announce this on my blog since he is a blogger has been.
2. Like Speedo, I am feeling in need of a summer project. I am uninspired by long course right now and it is ill-suited to my kick dominant swimming. But I feel the need to do something other than swim this summer and should have plenty of time to do so with my one meet in just 5 weeks. (Still no word on details for Ohio meet.) But what? Sadly, my now ridiculously floppy ankles don't take kindly to running. And after 3 major ankle sprains during my swimming years ...
3. Speedo and I were entertained today (usually we're annoyed) by an 89 year old noodler. Typically, she scolds Speedo for splashing her cataract implants. But today she regaled us with her snacking habits which, if she didn't follow, she'd be "farked." Speedo agreed that she'd be "farked" and we were both impressed by an 89 year old lady cursing like a truck driver. Something to aspire to! Speedo and I also agreed we'd be "farked" if we attempted to race long course right now.
4. I may go to yoga at 6:00 pm. Wondering if it will feel dreadful after months off ...