Thurs., Sept. 27, 2012 7:00-9:00pm TEST SET DAY
by, September 28th, 2012 at 01:10 AM (855 Views)
I originally wasn't going to be able to make it to swimming tonight, as my mother-in-law was out helping my sister-in-law at the farmer's market in town. She came home a lot earlier than I originally thought, so I was able to make it over to the pool just in time.
Problem is that I wasn't exactly 'prepared' for practice, as I'd spent the past 2+ hours working outside on yardwork, cleaning up stuff, killing bad stuff, etc...basically my forearms were a bit sore. Wah Wah...suck it up James, 'cause it's GO TIME!
3 x 200 Free Desc. @ 4:00
Went 2:26, 2:20, 2:11 helluva warmup
20 x 25 Kick w/ fins @ :45
Odds - Core Kick, Evens - SDK underwater no breath
Much easier for me now to do this
200 Breast/200 Free stretchout
At this point, we're told by John that the final Thursday of each month is our TEST SET DAY. Yippie... (kill me now)
Test Set #1
10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 Best Avg. & Heartrate
200 Breast/200 Free EZ
- Avg - 1:02.5 w/ 26 HR over 10 seconds
- Best - 1:01
- Not Best - 1:04?
- Got hard to keep going around #7
Test Set #2
10 x 100 Flutter Kick w/ board NO FINS (YES!!!) @ 2:00 Best Avg. & HR
200 Back/200 Breast EZ
- Avg - 1:41 w/ 22 HR over 10 seconds
- Best - 1:38
- Not Best - 1:42
- Not too bad, I was the #4 fastest kicker in the group (just proves that the lack of my fin kicking ability doesn't mean much)
- Found out that John's going to repeat this one weekly, with an award going out to the monthly, quarterly, and season-long winner.
1000 Free Pull
John said to stretch out and relax the last 1000...then said "James and Jared, I don't want you guys going 12:00 on this now..." I said OK.
was 5:58 @ 500, finished 12:02 for the 1000.
I told John, 12:02. He just smiled and shook his head. I know my pace and can hold it. I did the entire 1000 with 12 strokes per length with the occasional 13 that popped in now and then.
The assistant coach (who is also a YMCA manager at the pool I swam at) told me after practice today that I'm looking a lot better in the water. That I'm "swimming with confidence". That made me feel good. Two more weeks and I'll get to test it out in our LMSC masters meet.