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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Mon, Jan. 7, 2013 7:00-9:00pm

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It was really nice having 2 days off from swimming over the weekend, but I did get in 7 hours of paid work Saturday, so that's nice. We celebrated my older daughter's birthday yesterday, and just basically relaxed around the house. Then back to the grindstone again on Monday...

I signed up for the Lake Washington Masters Meet (Feb. 17th), in Kirkland, WA today. I'll be swimming the 200 Fly, 200 IM, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, and 200 Free. I've got a little duel/potential double dual in the 200 Fly with Chris Chapman from the Lake Washington Masters team. He's an excellent sprinter, probably THE BEST in the area...but he's scared of the 200 Fly. It happens to be basically the first event of the meet, so I threw out the challenge, and he accepted. Anyone else want in? Or to just place your bets?


Warmup:

800 Free (w/ every 8th length V-Sit Scull)
(800/800)

6 x 200 SDK w/ short fins @ 3:15 Desc. 1-3 (went from 2:35s down to under 2:20s)
(1200/2000)

10 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:40 (cruised 1:04/1:05s)
(1000/3000)

Main Set:

12 x 100 IM @ 1:50 Desc. 1-3 (went 1:17s/1:15s/1:11s) very last one was 1:07

2:00 rest

12 x 100 Free @ 1:30 Desc. 1-3
started with a 1:05, then dropped to 1:03s, had a few 1:02s also...final one was :59+/1:00-
I was originally shooting for my mile pace, but I think I dropped a bit below that...or maybe not. We'll just have to see later in the year!

100 EZ Kick/float on back
(2500/5500)


8 x 50 Choice Sprint @ 1:00 - did all Free, but couldn't really go too fast after those earlier 100s
(400/5900)

4 x 25 SDK underwater (no fins) @ 1:00
with my short fins I take about 17 kicks for these...today w/out fins I was taking 20 kicks to cover the same distance. Not bad I guess?

200 EZ

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6200 Yards

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Updated January 8th, 2013 at 02:30 AM by jaadams1

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Swim Workouts , Daily Practices

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  1. That Guy's Avatar
    I threw out the challenge, and he accepted. Anyone else want in? Or to just place your bets?
    are we betting on whether he scratches?
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Sprinting at the end of that workout? Ew.

    Short fins suck for SDK.

    I'm amazed you talked a sprinter into a 200 fly. He will be having regrets.
  3. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I'm amazed you talked a sprinter into a 200 fly.
    Sprinters are easily baited.
  4. knelson's Avatar
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    are we betting on whether he scratches?
    Could be. You never know with sprinters.
  6. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I'm amazed you talked a sprinter into a 200 fly. He will be having regrets.
    I'm sure he'll be okay. He's only 25. But his coach (who I've been communicating with) is eager for the day to come. She wants to see the race. Chances are I'll get beat, but I've been bugging him a few times to do a 200 Fly with me for the past couple years. If he can go a 50/51 100 Fly, he should be good for a 2:05 200 Fly, right?
  7. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    Sprinters are easily baited.
    Yeah, I just mentioned fame and glory, and he was all for it!
  8. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    I saw that article earlier. Nice job by the high schooler in getting "sponsorship."
  9. pwb's Avatar
    If you keep up these workouts, your mile's going to rock. Be ready to be surprised, I think.
  10. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    If you keep up these workouts, your mile's going to rock. Be ready to be surprised, I think.
    Thanks Patrick! I'm giving the mile a "trial run" this coming Sunday, though I'm doing it with no rest whatsoever...just training right on through. My only downfall this spring is my month of March I may not get to swim too much (but we are getting a much needed family vacation), but I'll have time to ramp it back up in April before my final showdown in Indy.