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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Fri, Nov. 16, 2012 5:00-6:00pm at the Y

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I figured that since there isn't any practice tonight or tomorrow morning with the meet going on, that I'd get in a short swim tonight at lap swim prior to my meet performances on Sunday.

Figured out a couple things tonight:
  1. I now like practicing in a group setting - Y lap swims are boring
  2. Solo workouts are too easy to back out of stuff when it gets tough, or you're tired.
  3. See #2 above
  4. Must eat better during the day
  5. I still can't seem to make myself get past 3000 on my own

Warmup:

300 Free
200 Kick w/ board
400 Free Pull
100 Free
(1000/1000)

10 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 nothing stressful, just make 'em
(500/1500)

Main Set: I got this idea from tjrpatt's blog the other day, though I shortened it in half 'cause I could.

6 x 200 Free @ 3:00 broken at the 100s as:
  • 100 @ 1:10/100 @ 1:50
  • 100 @ 1:20/100 @ 1:40
  • 100 @ 1:30/100 @ 1:30
  • 100 @ 1:40/100 @ 1:20
  • 100 @ 1:50/100 @ 1:10
  • 100 @ 2:00/100 @ 1:00
I did a 1:05 on the initial 100 @ 1:10, then just cruised the rest of the set. The final 1:10 interval I did a 1:04, then did a 1:00 on the final 100 @ 1:00. It's a good set, though I'm sure much better with a group, and with the :05 interval changes as well for a good 2400 set.

(1200/2700)

200 EZ

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2900 Yards

My muscles are sore from the week of swimming plus my work at work as well. It's just a regular old USAS meet this weekend, and I'll just give it my best. At least I'm doing fun events (fun for me). 200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Free.

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Comments

  1. qbrain's Avatar
    Must eat better during the day
    Huh? You?
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    Huh? You?
    Well, so far today I had:
    At break time at work:
    • donut and a Pepsi
    Lunch at home:
    • 3 hotdogs
    • Cheetos
    • Mountain Dew

    I'll try to get better, but I doubt it.
  3. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Well, so far today I had:

    At break time at work:
    • donut and a Pepsi
    Lunch at home:
    • 3 hotdogs
    • Cheetos
    • Mountain Dew
    I'll try to get better, but I doubt it.
    It can be hard to find good food at work. I mean, it's not like organic apples are just rolling past all the time, right?
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    It can be hard to find good food at work. I mean, it's not like organic apples are just rolling past all the time, right?
    Exactly.
    And on a Saturday I'm just doing maintinence anyway...so no apples are rolling around...thus the donuts.
  5. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Exactly.
    And on a Saturday I'm just doing maintinence anyway...so no apples are rolling around...thus the donuts.
    Today was my turn to work Saturday. There I was in a library for 8 hours wishing I had something to read...