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It's all UPhill for the rest of the week!! Jan 3, 2013

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by , January 3rd, 2013 at 01:28 PM (309 Views)
Only two more days left of Christmas training (thank goodness). Today was supposedly a "lighter" day
600 back/free
500 P
4 x 100 stroke/free by 100's
300 K
6 x 100 stroke/free by 50 on 1:45
100 easy
24 x 100 on 1:40; heart rate set by 8's, last two as close to maximal as possible
200 easy
16 x 50 K on 1:10
4 x 50 on 1:00 choice for cool down
Total: 6100 LCM

On the 24 x 100 I was in the pre-seniors lane, but we were doing the same interval as the slowest 2 senior lanes, and only going 15 x 100's - so I moved over after about 7 or 8. At #8, I was feeling like I got my second wind, and I'm thinking (foolishly), ah, yes, I really AM a distance swimmer! Then around #15, my goggles started to leak a bit, so I stopped for just a second to get the water out (and preserve my contacts) & it was a big mistake. Lost my mojo - instead of being "all down hill from there" - it was all UP hill from there. I was dragging so bad, I think I was pulling in around the 1:31/32 on the last five. I was so glad when that set was over!! So happy I only have 3 more workouts to this Christmas training, and then I can go back to 3-4 x week and only 4500-5000/workout. Grandma is tired, and needs a nap now, thank you.

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