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LCM x 2 - Dec 29, 2012

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by , December 29th, 2012 at 08:34 PM (871 Views)
OK, so I did doubles for the first time in ages - and it had to be LCM both times! Lucky me. On the other hand, I am noticing that I seem to be going significantly faster w/less effort - and no, I'm not drafting off the kids. (Not that I'm not trying - I'm just too slow to catch up & ride their feet!! -- doesn't hurt that we have to leave 10 sec behind each other)

Morning Practice (6-8am)

500 back/free
500 P locomotive style
2 x 250 - 50 stroke/50 free w/30 sec between
2 x 250 K fly/free by 50's on 4:30
5 x 100 P on 1:30
500 stroke (breast)/free by 50's
100 easy
18 x 100 on 1:30, descending in groups of 6 (these were brutal - Scott F did them all on 1:15 - animal)
200 easy
800 steady state w/fins & paddles only - starting to actually enjoy this
200 choice easy
Total: 6100 LCM

Afternoon Practice (3-5pm)

600 back/free
4 x 150 P no paddles
8 x 100 IM on 1:45
4 x 300 - swim, stroke/free by 50's repeat on 4:30
100 easy
4 x 200 K on 4:30
100 easy
10 x 100 goal set, descend in groups of 2 w/50 easy after each 2; first 6 on 1:40, last 4 on 2:00; first 2 w/in 10-12 sec of best, next two w/in 8-10 sec of best; next two w/in 6-8 sec of best, next two w/in 4-6 sec of best; last two w/in 2-4 sec of best; I did mostly 1:15-1:18 for the first 6, then I put on my zoomers (ah the advantages of being the only 50-year old on the team!!) - best one: 1:08 - ta da! Probably would've been a 1:20 w/out them, I was BUSHED by then!!)
500 P mod pace
400 cool down
Total: 6600 LCM

I really enjoyed swimming during the daylight hours for a change - the sky was beautiful, the air temp perfect. Only bad thing was they got the pool temp back up to 83-84 again. I thought I might just barf after that nasty set of 18 x 100's this morning.

ALSO - got to play tennis for the first time since about Dec 8th - it was nice to be "back in the swing of things" as they say - only played an hour or so, but I was pretty much myself - considering mostly we just rallied the ball back & forth - the courts were pretty wet - we spent 5-10 min trying to dry them off when we first got there this morning, and I just didn't want to get involved in the whole "game" thing - since I was playing by husband & he doesn't take losing very graciously!!

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  1. jaadams1's Avatar
    Nice job on that double...lots of total yardage!
  2. Karl_S's Avatar
    12700 m total? wow.
    18x100/1:30 LCM - good work!