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Good Long Swim - Jan 14, 2013

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by , January 14th, 2013 at 09:08 AM (236 Views)
Got in a good long swim this morning, 5200 LCM. Which should become my usual, if I want to get in a million meters in a year. Feeling emotionally "blah" this weekend, and carrying over into today. Felt really odd on my kick, like I was a swaybacked horse or something - had to put my board away & just kick on my back for the last 200 of the 400K - and didn't bother "kicking" again today.

Here's what we did:

600 back/free
500 locomotive Pull
400 kick, speed play by 25's
100 easy
400 - 400 - 300 - 200 - 100 Demont (did poorly from the 300 on)
4 x 4-cycle speedplays
200 "cool down"
3 x 200 P w/snorkel (yuk)
8 x 150 - 6 w/fins & paddles - steady state, 2 breast/free/breast
100 cool down

5200 LCM


I actually had two whole laps during the steady state - I think coming into the wall on #2 or #4, and then another one later when I tried to duplicate it, when I really had my technique going so well I was actually swimming fast effortlessly. Wish I could repeat it at will - I "remembered" the feeling, from my youth. How oh HOW can I get that back?!! It was amazing.

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