by, June 8th, 2012 at 03:07 PM (309 Views)
Today was a great day to be swimming long course outside. Armed with my new goggles and a little more courage than I normally take to the pool, I met up with a bunch of "silly sprinters" for some AFAP! Yikes, what had I gotten myself into? This time last year I was busting out some 3 x 2000 in preparation for the Bay Swim. How in the world I didn't end up with worse shoulder problems than the minor tendonitis that I have is beyond me! I have seen the light, no more 5 x 1000s in my future anytime soon! I'm actually enjoying the new training routine and think my body appreciates it too. My times in Greensboro were fantastic (2 masters best times and one more very close)! I'm somewhat giddy already about Summer Nationals and not even nearly close to thinking about tapering! This is all very odd, but I'm just going to go with it!
Rockville Pool w/Leslie, Susan, Bill, Sue, Eileen - LCM
**note that there were many variations of this workout going on in our lane and you might never believe when you read Leslie's blog that we swam in the same lane today!
600 warm up (200 free, 100 back x 2)
5 x 100 with fins and snorkel - 50 kick, 50 swim
8 x 100 free with fins on 1:30 - Steady pace for 1-4 then descend from there for 5-8
(1:16s for 1-4 then 1:15, 1:13, 1:11, 1:08)
1 x 100 back AFAP w/fins - 1:11
1 x 200 free as AFAP as you can do a 200 w/fins - 2:24
100 easy...during this I decided that I could go faster so decided to do...
1 x 200 free AFAP w/fins - 2:22 - It felt good, at least I didn't totally breathe into the last turn like I did on the previous 200. I have no idea how this converts or compares to the 2:02 that I did on Tuesday night in SCY but it didn't feel like it had the spark that I had the other day. But still, a solid swim and entire workout!
150 warm down
2950 meters total
And like I said on Facebook when I got home..."After a few AFAP (As Fast As Possible) swims at practice this afternoon I want to formally apologize to any "silly sprinters" I have made fun of over the past few years. I will never completely understand you guys, but I came a little closer today. I need a nap but first a big lunch!"