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Wed, Dec. 19, 2012 4:00-6:00pm "the calm before the storm"

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I figured after last night's semi-EZ practice, that John was gearing us up for a good one tonight.
We had a swimmer back from college join us tonight. He's a freshman at PLU (Pacific Lutheran) in Tacoma, WA. Said he was a distance swimmer, so I was kind of excited to have a training buddy for the day.

Warmup:
600 (25 Free/25 Breast/25 V-Sit Scull/25 Back)
(600/600)

16 x 50 SDK w/ fins @ :50 (odds EZ, evens Sprint) for me they were both about the same
(800/1400)

5 x 200 Free Pull @ 3:00 (held 2:07-2:10s)
The college kid was going to lead the lane, until I told him I was going to be holding 2:10-2:15ish, he gladly let me go. I was just testing him to see what kind of swimmer he really was
About 3 of the 200s into the set, Coach John had the quote of the night: "This is just the calm before the storm..." I just thought, "Oh boy, this is gonna be, uh, good".
(1000/2400)


Main Set ROUND 1: College kid said he wanted to lead, I didn't argue.


6 Rounds All Free of 1 x 200, 1 x 100, 1 x 50 on varying intervals:
  • Round 1: 3:00 / 1:30 / :45
  • Round 2: 2:40 / 1:20 / :45
  • Round 3: 2:30** / 1:30 / :40
  • Round 4: 2:20 / 1:20 / :40
  • Round 5: 3:00 / 1:15 / :40
  • Round 6: 2:20 / 1:10 / :35
**I was beginning to catch the feet, and probably could've passed the other guy in this set. I could tell he was hurting a bit.

200 EZ
As we were doing the 200 EZ, John erased the board and began re-writing the set again.

Main Set ROUND 2: The college kid was going to go, but I told him I'd take the lead on this round.


6 Rounds All Free of 1 x 200, 1 x 100, 1 x 50 on varying intervals:
  • Round 1: 2:50 / 1:30 / :60
  • Round 2: 2:40 / 1:30 / :55
  • Round 3: 2:30 / 1:30 / :50
  • Round 4: 2:20** / 1:30 / :45
  • Round 5: 2:15 / 1:30 / :40
  • Round 6: 2:10 / 1:30 / :35
(4400/6800)
I cramped on the 200 w/ 2:10 interval pushing off for the final 50, though I was probably on track to make the interval before that happened. I ended up missing it badly, but swam out the rest of the set EZ.
**College boy got tired or something here and got out. I think he was getting worked by a 35 year old...

200 EZ

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7000 Yards

A great set, and something I've really been wanting to do for a while, a pure distance oriented all free set. Also, the largest yardage practice I believe I've done to date.

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Comments

  1. fdtotten's Avatar
    Bravo! Way to go! Impressive. You will sleep well tonight.
  2. knelson's Avatar
    I love that you outlasted the college kid. This is a killer set!
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    Bravo! Way to go! Impressive. You will sleep well tonight.

    Thanks a lot! The biggest question will be if I make it to work or not!
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    I love that you outlasted the college kid. This is a killer set!
    That was fun for sure. I noticed him falling back a bit as the set went on, but I didn't expect him to bag the rest of it. I wonder if he'll be back tomorrow?
    As far as killer, yes it is. When you first look at it with the intervals on the board you don't think it's so bad...till coach erases the Main Set, and has us do it again.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    We used to call these the never ending workouts and it's somewhat of a mind game towards the end where you are asking yourself whether to hold back because you are afraid of another tough set or continue to push. Way to go pushing all the way. Terrific workout.
  6. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    We used to call these the never ending workouts and it's somewhat of a mind game towards the end where you are asking yourself whether to hold back because you are afraid of another tough set or continue to push. Way to go pushing all the way. Terrific workout.
    Thanks much. We at least had time on our side, but we started the final set with just over 30 minutes to go, and I wasn't sure if we'd be able to complete it or not.
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    schooled him
  8. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    schooled him
    That's what college is all about...learning.