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Mon, Dec. 24, 2012 11:00-12:00 noon at the YMCA

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Work had me up early this morning...got in a few hours, and fixed a trouble spot on the line that I'd been fighting for a while, so that is good. I got done in time to get over to the Y for the final swim available before closure for the Christmas holiday.

I'm only swimming to keep my body "swimming" since I have a meet coming up in 5 more days from now down in Oregon. Otherwise I'd just take off the vacation time like the rest of the club team. But then I'd be bored at home as well...


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

18 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board
  • 8 @ 1:00
  • 6 @ :55
  • 4 @ :50
  • 0 @ :45 (was supposed to be 2, but I wasn't going to make them)
100 EZ Free
(1000/2000)

Main Set: Idea from KNelson's workout a few days back:

400 Free Pull @ 4:50 (went 4:35)
300 Free Pull @ 3:40 (went 3:28)
300 Free Pull @ 3:30 (went 3:30)
I bagged it here, (3 x 200, and 4 x 100 left) since my muscles were hurting. I don't think I would've made the remaining tough intervals, and that's what I was going for.
(1000/3000)

10 x 25 Swim w/ fins @ :35
  • Odds Free/Evens Fly
  • 8 SDKs on each, which passed the midpoint line in the pool
(250/3250)

250 EZ

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3500 Yards

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Comments

  1. ekw's Avatar
    So when the going got tough, the tough got out? Are you becoming a sprinter or something?
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    So when the going got tough, the tough got out? Are you becoming a sprinter or something?
    Pretty much. Swimming is different when you don't have a coach or the whole group pushing you onward. So much easier to quit when you're solo. I also don't need to completely kill myself right now.
  3. mcnair's Avatar
    Enjoy your rest tomorrow at least!
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnair
    Enjoy your rest tomorrow at least!
    Thanks...then it's back to the age group team again.
  5. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Pretty much. Swimming is different when you don't have a coach or the whole group pushing you onward. So much easier to quit when you're solo. I also don't need to completely kill myself right now.
    I'm actually pretty astonished that I don't quit on my stuff more often since I do everything by myself.
  6. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    I'm actually pretty astonished that I don't quit on my stuff more often since I do everything by myself.
    In the years past, I was quite surprised IF I would make it past the 1 hour/3000 yard mark in most of my swims. I'd have to get "right to it" if I wanted to get any good stuff in, because I'd either run out of time before work, or my mind would tell my body to get out. At least with the team environment, I get "stuck" into completing the 2 hours/6500+ yards of madness.