Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:15pm
by, May 30th, 2012 at 10:15 PM (433 Views)
Had the whole pool to myself for the lap swim tonight. It's really boring being there all by yourself too. Well, there were a couple deep-water water exercise ladies there, but I don't count them. (the deep tank is separated by a bulkhead).
300 Free Pull
200 IM Drill
200 Kick w/ board
At this point, I was feeling tired from 10 hour days of work, plus the 4300 yard in 1 hour workout from yesterday. I didn't know what else to do with my time, so I figured I'd waste the next 40 minutes doing a bunch of kicking and fast stuff.
The fins I use are Speedo Biofuse Training Fins - they are weighted as well. The pair weighs about 3 pounds, so imagine kicking with another 1.5 pounds on each foot!
20 x 25 w/ fins @ :30
- Odds SDK on back (attempt to go 1/2way underwater) - after a lot of these reps it was getting tougher to do
- Evens Fast Fly w/ SDK to middle & then breathing 1 up, 2 down
20 x 25 Flutter Kick w/ board (no fins) @ :30 (held :20-21s)
Each of the following fast 100s was done on the 4:00 interval, since I don't really like to sit around on the wall...gets boring. The EZ 100s were just built in during the 4:00 interval.
Fins back on for:
1 x 100 Fly Fast from a push - went :59
I've been nearly this fast from a push without fins before, and I was feeling great till after the final turn. My legs were just dead! Plus trying to do open turns with fins is difficult.
1 x 100 Back Fast from a push - went 1:01 (good time)
I actually felt like a backstroker for about 53 yards or so...then my legs died, and my turnover slowed back down to James speed as I slugged home the final 2 lengths...
1 x 100 Breast w/ flutter kick"fast" from push - didn't even bother to look at the time. Probably could've gone faster with frog kick.
1 x 100 Free fast from a push - went :54
My legs just died on the 2nd 50, and my arms were feeling it too on the final 25.
100 EZ and outta here.
That's enough of that stuff for the summer!! I'd rather be swimming 100s/200s/etc of repeats on low rest than doing fast stuff with fins all the time. Very tough to do.
3 day meet starts on Friday!