Friday, June 8
by, June 8th, 2012 at 03:28 PM (1221 Views)
Swim/LCM w/ Julie & Susan:
Made it out to Rockville for a LCM swim. Because it's been sunny & 70 here, the water was an inviting 78 degrees. So nice!
5 x 100
-- 25 UW on the first length
-- some drilling and 200ish pace work
-- Even distance swimmer Julie did some AFAP efforts here!
8 x 50 @ ample rest to chat with Susan
1-4 = burst to approx 20 m + cruise
5 = back @ 100 pace
6 = EZ
7 = back @ 100 pace
8 = EZ
1 x AFAP 100 back w/fins
-- went 1:04
-- Julie said I was "all over the place," which I was and which is why competing outside is silly for backstrokers.
-- I'm also veering off to the left somewhat, I think, because of my injured/weaker left shoulder. I noticed this on my 50 (er, 52 yard) back vid from Nats
1 x AFAP 50 fly w/fins
-- went 27
-- two timers both got :27
I really wanted to do another AFAP 50, but I had to run off to an event at Lil Fort's school. Still, I was pleased with those two timed efforts. The 100 back felt really solid. I didn't feel like I was dying and didn't loaf the first 50. I want to do a couple more of these next week since I'll be swimming the 100 back at Nats (as a split in the 200). Current WR/NR is 1:13.55. That could be tough. Susan estimates 5 seconds from SCM to LCM. And the tech suit ban seems to effect me much more in LCM than short course.
I would like to get in a swim this weekend. Hope the lanes won't be overwhelmed with noodlers and lap swimmers.
I'm getting very excited about all the swimming coming up -- Worlds, OTs, Masters Nats, Olympics.