Uncharted territory: 100 LCM Free
by, September 2nd, 2012 at 08:55 AM (844 Views)
This is the last weekend in purgatory. I am making the best of our time away from Baylor and SCM noon workouts. Yesterday and today i'm swimming LCM workouts at SMU.
I decided to have a good positive attitude about the workout's main focus of 3 x 100s. While my attention span and internal clock are set to under :30, I made the most of it and tried my best!
Here is what we did yesterday:
800 warm up
==>no. 800 was too much for me. I stopped at 600 and goofed around in the corner.
8 x 50 on 1:00 kick/drill
I used my Speedo optimus fins. Drill was alternating scull or 1 arm; other arm at the side.
5 x 100's on your lane's interval plus 15
(fastest lane started at 1:40; our lane rounded up to 2:00)
1:35, 1:25, 1:11, 1:25, 1:35
QUESTION: is 1:11 a good time?
2 x 200 pull
==>no. I walked to the deep end and did 2 x DIVES PLUS BREAKOUTS
3 x 100 on same interval above
1:30, 1:25, 1:11
QUESTION: same question.
6 x 50 on :55 recovery
1 x 100 all out
1:08 high according to coach. I would have said 1:09 flat so that makes sense.
QUESTION: is this a good time? I think it's solid, given I never swim a fast 100 LCM, and I haven't swum it in a meet since USMS Nationals, LCM in 1998 (and I did a 1:02 at that meet). If I even split, that 34.5s. Assuming that I didn't, then I would say a 32, 36 split seems reasonable. I doubt I went out any faster than a 32, maybe 31, but I could not have come home any slower than 36 or 37, which sounds quite good to me from a push 100.
I think my goal is to go 1:05 or even under in workout. That would mean a 30 or 31 but doing it with less effort, then coming back in 33 to 35. That seems a very reasonable and doable time with more LCM and comfort for a full 100.
But do I really care? Only if I decided to actually swim the 100 in a meet. It may be my bonus event, so maybe I should add it to the list.
Today I am not sure what will happen. I think there is some group that is going to be doing a 10k overlapping our workout, so I am resigned to squashed lanes and not doing what I want. I am prepared to just slog through yardarge, as there is no other swim option today (and doin' that 10k isn't one of them!!) and there's no workout tomorrow.
Should I do another full cycle of P90X or just order stupid Insanity now and stop talking about it? What is the meaning of life? How much do I need for retirement? Such are the questions I ask myself these days.