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Sat., Sept 29, 2012 8:00-10:00am Killer Saturday #2

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I figured that we'd be getting something like this kind of workout today, after how nice John was to us in last night's practice. The one nice part of today however, was that we didn't do any intense fin kick set (maybe he forgot).


Warmup:

1000 Mix-it-up (your choice) I did 150 Free, 50 Back, with the exception of the 3rd 200 did 50 Fly Drill
500 Kick w/ board (25 EZ, 25 Hard)
20 x 50 Free Pull @ :50 not intense, just do them

Bathroom break...and then:


Main Set:

12 x 200 as: 3 Rounds of 4 x 200 @ 5:00 each, 2:00 bonus rest between rounds
I needed to try to keep my HR @ 170 here (kids were @ 180)
OMG and a few other choice words were going through my head at this point
  • Round 1 (Stroke) I did Fly, Back, Breast, Fly
  • went 2:18, 2:31, 2:48, 2:20 <--not too shabby at the end, and I'm not falling apart like I used to
  • Looking forward to my 800 IM SCM in a few weeks
--- 100 EZ
  • Round 2 (IM)
  • went 2:24, 2:26, 2:30, 2:36
  • I really started falling apart on the 3rd one of these, and the 4th one was just garbage
--- 100 EZ - contemplated getting out here, but that not like me
  • Round 3 (Free)
  • went 2:20, 2:17, 2:14, 2:11
  • These all hurt, and the first 2 were just struggling to get going. I got a second wind and kinda pulled through on the last two
300 EZ swim and out

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5300 Yards


Part of this tiredness today could be all my swimming I've been doing, could be my age in relation to the workouts I'm doing, could be that I was up this morning to start work at 5:00am as well. I did leave work for a 3 hour block to swim, then returned to finish up the machinery I was working on. I still like the results I'm getting in practice, even though today pushed me just about to the failing point, in fact I would say that I did fail on this main set, which is a good thing to not have everything be so easy to do. I'll be ready to get back to it again next week.

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Comments

  1. pwb's Avatar
    If you never fail, you never know your limits!
  2. knelson's Avatar
    The important thing is you persevered. A 2:11 is a nice way to finish the set. Nice job!
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    Thanks guys, it was nice to know I completed the set, rather than quitting after it got tough. Actually it started getting tough on #2 of 12. Lucky for me, John said I didn't have to do all 4 of the stroke ones Fly.
  4. That Guy's Avatar
    Round 1 (Stroke) I did Fly, Back, Breast, Fly
    went 2:18, 2:31, 2:48, 2:20 <--not too shabby at the end, and I'm not falling apart like I used to
    Looking forward to my 800 IM SCM in a few weeks
    In the 800 IM, you should be way ahead of me after the fly since I'll be doing DPS fly, but I might catch up to you by the end of the backstroke. I've been working on my breaststroke technique... my latest attempt to gain speed there... after my first 8675308 attempts failed, maybe this one will be lucky
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    In the 800 IM, you should be way ahead of me after the fly since I'll be doing DPS fly, but I might catch up to you by the end of the backstroke. I've been working on my breaststroke technique... my latest attempt to gain speed there... after my first 8675308 attempts failed, maybe this one will be lucky
    Place your bets now folks...10:1 for That Guy
  6. chowmi's Avatar
    I really like the 12 x 200 on 5:00. Except I would do them as 12 x 50's. Maybe 3 rounds of IM. But an hour? Geez, I think I would do them as 4 x 50 on 5:00 so it won't cut into my hot tub time.
  7. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    I really like the 12 x 200 on 5:00. Except I would do them as 12 x 50's. Maybe 3 rounds of IM. But an hour? Geez, I think I would do them as 4 x 50 on 5:00 so it won't cut into my hot tub time.
    That's the difference between age group and masters for sure. I know my performances will benefit from all of this though!