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Quick afternoon workout

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I enjoyed another nice solo swim at the Y today. I swam in the early afternoon and had a lane to myself for all be the first 800 or so of the following:

1000 scy warmup (400s, 200k, 200p, 200d/s)

Freestyle set
100 @ 1:40, 50 @ :50
100 @ 1:40, 50 @ :45
100 @ 1:40, 50 @ :40
100 @ 1:40, 50 @ :35
100 @ 1:35, 50 @ :40
100 @ 1:30, 50 @ :45
100 @ 1:25, 50 @ :50
100 @ 1:20, 50 @ :55
100 @ 1:15, 50 @ 1:00
100 @ 1:10, 50 @ 1:05 [missed on this 100ódid a 1:10+]

700 easy warmdown + play

I enjoyed this setóit started out very gently, and by the time it got hard there was too much to do figuring out the sendoffs to fret about anything else. But it seemed a little shortóI might double the 50s next time I do it, or palindrome it if Iím feeling bold.

Iím feeling a little unsettled with my swimming these daysóI vacillate between feeling happy to just be going to the pool and swimming for the fun of it and feeling dissatisfied because I donít have something concrete to train for. In the short term, I need to decide whether I want to swim the Asphalt Green meet on December 9th. And in the long term, I need to start thinking about what things I want to do next spring and summer, and what I need to make them happen. Lots of possibilities out there--the difficulty will be choosing among them!

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  1. jaadams1's Avatar
    Or you could do something like I borrowed from tjrpatt a few weeks back. "200s" @ 3:00 interval, but broken into 100s.
    • @ 1:10/1:50
    • @ 1:15/1:45
    • @ 1:20/1:40, etc. etc.
    • ...
    • @ 1:45/1:15
    • @ 1:50/1:10
    • @ 1:55/1:05 (if possible, or go for all out effort on the final 100).
    It's around 2200/2400 yards or so, depending on where you start and end on the intervals, but the easy part is that each "200" is on the 3:00, so resetting intervals isn't too bad. You have enough "rest" during the slower interval to prep for the faster intervals at the end.
  2. pool tourist's Avatar
    You are training for the One Hour Swim.
  3. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Or you could do something like I borrowed from tjrpatt a few weeks back. "200s" @ 3:00 interval, but broken into 100s.
    • @ 1:10/1:50
    • @ 1:15/1:45
    • @ 1:20/1:40, etc. etc.
    • ...
    • @ 1:45/1:15
    • @ 1:50/1:10
    • @ 1:55/1:05 (if possible, or go for all out effort on the final 100).
    It's around 2200/2400 yards or so, depending on where you start and end on the intervals, but the easy part is that each "200" is on the 3:00, so resetting intervals isn't too bad. You have enough "rest" during the slower interval to prep for the faster intervals at the end.
    Il have to give that one a go. Thanks!
  4. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pool tourist
    You are training for the One Hour Swim.
    Oh yeah . . . I was conveniently forgetting about that. We're aiming for 4500 this year, yes?