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Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder

Friday, 09/21/12

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by , September 21st, 2012 at 10:04 AM (267 Views)
Got in the lane beside Sela today - wise choice as the workout went by.

500 back/free
500 Pull
5 x 100 fly/free/breast/free on 1:30
12 x 100 on 1:20
100 easy
10 x 50 kick on 1:00
8 x 25 4 cycle speedplay on :30
100 easy
3 x 200, free/pull/breast
500 P neg split
100 breast easy
2 x 50 fly/free
100 easy
Total: 5000


It is still so hard for me to do 1:20's over and over and over again. I long for the day when they feel like 1:30's do now. Working fairly hard (80%?) I come in around 1:12/13 consistently. I want that to be coming in at 08/09 consistently. BUT, I can feel myself getting stronger!!
Swam beside Sela today, and also one wave behind (so I left 5 sec behind her) - and easily caught up and passed her on each of the 12 x 100. I'm hoping if I do this enough that she will soon relinquish the lead position to me if we are forced into the same lane. Especially since my actual goal is to be able to do 100's on the 1:15 with the "ease" that I do 1:20's now. Then I'll bet my 500 free would have a rockin' time! Still, gotta admit doing 9 x 200 on 2:40 & 12 x 100 on 1:20 is bound to help the 400 & 800 free that I'm doing in October (3 weeks away?!). The knee has been nicely cooperative this week & I've been able to get in some good breaststroke. Tomorrow I've got a tennis match during ATAC practice, so will attempt to get in a little bit on my own in the afternoon - if only to stretch out the muscles I'm not used to using!

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Updated September 21st, 2012 at 05:42 PM by Celestial

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