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Thurs, Oct. 25, 2012 7:00-9:00 Test Set Thursday

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Gotta love these days (or not).

The anxiety building up inside wondering in which way the coach is going to kill us today. We always have 2 test sets, a swim one, and a kick one. They are paired up to always be the same, but some are swim set first, then kick set, others the opposite. IM, Free, Stroke sets are all out there.

It's really up to the rotation the coach has set up, and because we have quite a few sets to choose from, it's anyone's guess as to what we're in for...


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Warmup:
600 (25 Breast, 25 Breast kick w/ hands at sides, 25 Free, 25 V-Sit scull)

6 x 100 Kick w/ fins @ 2:00 Desc. 1-3, 4-6.
--did SDK on back
went 1:21/1:15/1:05, then 1:20, 1:13, 1:04
(1200/1200)

12 x 50 Pull w/ paddles @ 1:15 - Odds Breast, Evens Free

8 x 50 @ 1:00
IMOrder, 2 each stroke (1 EZ, 1 Fast)
Fly - :30, Back - :34, Breast - :37, Free - :27 (totals 2:08ish 200 IM)
(1000/2200)

Main Sets: (Test Set #1)


10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 best average
  • avg. 1:03.5 w/ a 25 HR/10 sec.
  • fastest was 1:01, mostly 1:03s/1:04s
  • this was a bit slower than my last time...oh well, I'm tired, and Jared wasn't there to push me (or to draft off)
200 EZ
(1200/3400)

(Test Set #2)


10 x 100 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 2:00
  • avg. 1:33s w/ a 22 HR/10 sec. (my HR won't get too high with kick alone)
  • Fastest - 1:31, Slowest 1:36
  • I dropped an 8 sec. avg. from the last time I did this
  • I felt really good with these, but got tired on #7, 8, 9, 10
200 EZ
(1200/4600)



6 x 25 All Out Choice stroke @ 1:00 (did Fly)
  • during the previous 200 cooldown a couple 12 year old girls thought it would be cute to hide my fins at the deep end of the pool. I noticed them after the 1st 25, and just put them on for the 2nd 25 to get them back to the start end. I ended up doing an :11 25 fly from push with only 3 strokes of fly
Cooldown:
Coach said "do a couple 100...wait, naaa, do one fifty".
Did he say 1 x 50, or 150???
My ears heard 1 x 50, and got started before anyone could question him.
He smiled when I got out after 1 x 50, and said to me "I see what you did there."
Masters swimming is all about being smart about your options.

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4800 Yards

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