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4-6-09 EZ Aerobic Free

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11:00 AM to Noon at the Jamerson YMCA (SCY) coached by Elisa.

4x75 - 50 fisted fr/25 free on 1:40
4x75 - 50 fisted fr/25 free on 1:35 - I held 1:10 to 1:11 for all these while trying to really work for a good catch on the fisted free portion. My left arm feels like I get a good catch, although the coach tells me my catch is too wide now!:-(
4x50 free on :50 descend - went :47, :45, :41, :38

Main Set:
4x75 free on 1:20
4x75 free on 1:25

4x75 free on 1:20
4x75 free on 1:30

4x75 free on 1:20 - I held 1:08s for the 1:20 interval 75s.
4x75 free on 1:35 - I used the slower 75s as a little bit of active recovery, and stayed around 1:12-1:13

4x50 free on :45 - I held :42s
12x25 free on :25 - Hold streamlines past flags - These were more challenging than they looked - I started out at :22s, but my stroke fell apart and I dropped to :23 highs

Warm Down:
2x50 free on 1:00

3200 yards!

I know that this type of workout won't really make me any faster, but I love the sense of accomplishment after finishing an aerobically intense workout. When I swim more often, my stroke stays intact for longer and I am able to concentrate on it more and my speed in these types of workouts. But hey, it's getting to be outdoor sports time anyway! And just for Chris, I'm going to root for the Tar Heels since I want them to crush the Spartans...AGAIN! Dang uppity Michiganers beating up on my Huskies!

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Updated April 7th, 2009 at 08:11 PM by Iwannafly (Cuz I can't proofread!)

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  1. Chris Stevenson's Avatar
    I'll take any reason. GO HEELS!
  2. qbrain's Avatar
    Lots of aerobic is good stuff TJ. It allows you to finish longer races and harder workouts, without dying. It will make you faster indirectly, and there is a good chance it will make you faster directly too, just from the fact you will be in better condition.

    Don't be down on yourself because you didn't swim your entire workout in 21 seconds like some bloggers do
  3. Iwannafly's Avatar
    I like the aerobic stuff, but there are times when I envy the times of others! I'm kind of in between lanes. The lane next to me was doing 100s instead of the 75s. I could make the 1:30s and 1:35s (and probably a couple of the 1:25s), but I couldn't have made that entire workout. So, I need some more speed in order to move up. It'll happen...I just have to be more patient!