One fast 50 free
by, September 3rd, 2012 at 10:31 AM (878 Views)
LCM, SMU Outdoor pool
I was feeling somewhat tired after the previous day's 3 x 100 fast effort. Although the main set was a good one for me, I didn't think it was a good one considering I had only one good 50 in me!
500 warm up
==>petered out at 400 and goofed off in the corner again.
12 x 50 kick on 1:00
evens 25 fast/25 easy
Speedo optimus fins
==>that would be a huge no. i went to the diving well and did:
4 x "25s" % increase
4 x "25s" variables
4 x running dives
then came back 1/2 way thru the main set of
12 x 50's, some easy some sprint
there was an empty lane, as the 10k people had just finished, so I took it. I did
3 x DIVES up to 25m
and then did a
on coach's watch
Commentary: that did not feel so unpleasant. Knowing I was doing just one, with a coach starting me and using the stopwatch really helped. Sprinting more free has really helped, but I could have just as easily sat down in a lounge chair or taken a nap, so I wasn't really raring to go, but I made myself get up and go, like taking my medicine. I was pleased with my breath control (3 breaths) and that made a big difference in not thrashing at the end. But, again, it isn't a very fast time. It wasn't very inspired, either, just takin' care of business and coming down the pike at a good clip. I think I should target 28 mid for 50's done this way. And by that I mean my baseline, any-Sunday fast 50 time...that would ultimately put me in the mid to low/under 27 in meets. As the USA cut times get faster, I really need to get a stairstep faster!
Later: Did Back & Biceps X and Ab Ripper X. I substitute most of the back exercises for my swim bench.
Today: No swimming on Labor Day. I'll take a walk and do CoreX and my own stretching.
HOORAY! Baylor should be open tomorrow. Finally, back to clean fluffly towels and good shower pressure!