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by , January 18th, 2013 at 11:37 AM (355 Views)
Just a quick post to record what I got in yesterday. I wasn't able to get in until late last night, because things kept popping up during the day, so I didn't have much time. Got to the Y at 7PM, they close at 9PM. I did 45 minutes of dryland conditioning (I made it through two sets of everything in the Salo/Riewald Masters Workout I-preliminary phase; my preliminary phase might be longer than most as I learn these exercises and overcome the previous workout's soreness!).

After a quick stretch in the sauna, I showered and headed out to the pool. The evening crowd was just starting to thin out, so I got a lane right away and went through the following:

400 swim (alt fr and pull by 100)
4 x 100 on 2:00 (alt 100 IM and 100 fr)
4 x 50 fr on 1:00 (:39-:41)
16 x 50 on 1:00 (or 1:05), (4 x thru IM order; 1:00 rest after ea round)
200 IM (3:38)
200 fr cool-down
2200 SCY/50 minutes

I was so tired and sore from the previous workouts (new drylands along w/ yesterdays 4200-yard session), that I really considered getting out after 1000, but I said to myself I might as well do one round through the 50s in IM order, who knows I might even get in 1500 tonight. At 1200 I decided, OK, one more round, the same at 1400 and 1600... at which point I had already done 250 of each stroke (not counting the extra fr) for the day, 2 x 100 IM and the equivalent of 4 broken 200 IMs. I was dead tired and running out of clock, so I decided to do 200 IM without the rests between strokes (my original plan was to do 20 x 50, IM order). I finished in 3:38 just as the lifeguard was turning off the digital pace clock and starting to pack things up for the night.

Today I don't feel nearly as sore as I did on Tuesday, Wednesday, or yesterday; I'll try to get in for a nice stretch out swim today and then prep for tomorrow's distance workout.

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