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Thurs, Jan. 31, 2013 7:15-9:00pm

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I had to copy this today, because it's by far my biggest GTD month to date.

My Go The Distance 2013 Progress

71.19 miles swum (=125,300 yards, =114,574 meters).

And I did this on 23 days of swimming, 21 workouts, and 2 days with swim meets (so not as much yardage those days). 8 days off from the pool, so I am semi-normal.
That's an average of over 5400 yards per day accomplished! Not bad. I just did the math, and had I swum every day of the month at this average, I'd have cleared 95 miles...but I'm not that crazy.

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We had our awards ceremony (started at 6:30) from the meet last weekend, coach talked about everyone who swam and gave us our ribbons. It's nice how he does that for all the swimmers and their parents. At these awards meetings, he always talks about my work ethic and how much I push the kids in practice on a daily basis even getting into my upper 30s, and mentioned how my times are getting faster and faster all the time still.
I'm glad he thinks highly of me, rather than just being the "old guy" in the lane.

On to the workout.


Warmup:

600 (25 Free/25 V-Sit Scull)
6 x 300 Kick w/ fins @ 4:30
(2400/2400)
I trailed in the lane for the kick set, and I'm not sure what the leaders were doing, but they couldn't figure out the clock or the yardage very well. We were on the 4:00, 4:15, or 4:30 for the set. The other lanes were having problems as well, and coach John wasn't too happy about it...so gave a brief "The Talk."


Main Set: 8 times thru (150, 50, 50, 50)

John had a chart on the board that was interesting to follow, but it was one long rotating IM set, with lots of sprinting efforts. Tiring. No rest between rounds, just stay on the interval.

Round 1 & 5:


  • 150 Free @ 2:30
  • 50 Fly SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Back SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Breast SPRINT @ 1:30


Round 2 & 6:

  • 150 Fly @ 3:00 <-- this sucked with 6 in the lane!!
  • 50 Back SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Breast SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Free SPRINT @ 1:30


Round 3 & 7:

  • 150 Back @ 2:45
  • 50 Breast SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Free SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Fly SPRINT @ 1:30


Round 4 & 8:

  • 150 Breast @ 3:30
  • 50 Free SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Fly SPRINT @ 1:30
  • 50 Back SPRINT @ 1:30


(2400/4800)

After Round 4, most of us including me were just beat up. At least those who were actually sprinting all the 50s!! I could tell who wasn't, 'cause they were all having a good time while on the wall.

400 Cooldown

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5200 Yards

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Comments

  1. ekw's Avatar
    Upper thirties? That starts at 39!
  2. Celestial's Avatar
    You're disgusting. I think I got in about 49.9. Guess your GTD goal is about 2,000,000 meters this year?
    Good job!
    Now go ice those shoulders.
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    Upper thirties? That starts at 39!
    That's just what he said. It was a quote without quote marks. 35 is mid 30s, but good enough to get out of Greg Danner's age group!
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial
    You're disgusting. I think I got in about 49.9. Guess your GTD goal is about 2,000,000 meters this year?
    Good job!
    Now go ice those shoulders.
    I believe I'm set for 1,000,000 meters this year on my goal. I was projecting having a big slowdown in March (which may not actually slow down), and my summers are always up in the air as far as what I can do depending on my job and the cherry season. Then the big question: Will I re-up myself with the club team again in the fall???