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2K recovery day

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by , February 7th, 2013 at 09:28 AM (1920 Views)
Yesterday AM I did 2200 SCY in 45 minutes (didn't have much time, because of a meeting at work). I thought it should be an easier day since the broken 1650 and IM torment ladder the day before. Here's what I did:

WARM-UP:
400 EZ free on 7:30
4 x 50 fr on 1:00 (:38-:40)
:30 rest

MAIN SETS:
4 x 100 IM on 2:00 (1:40s)
1:00 rest
5 x 200 IM on 4:00 (3:32-3:39)*

COOL-DOWN:
200 EZ free


*Seemed like an easy day on paper because of the reduced yardage, but... where doing 200s free on 4:00 is a piece of cake, doing 200 IMs on the same interval is still quite challenging for me... after reps 2 and 3 I gave myself an extra :30 (so really it was 3 x 200 IM on 4:00 and 2 x 200 IM on 4:30), adding an extra minute to the workout. I would have liked a longer cool-down, but was running out of clock.

Today I'll be able to get a lunch-time swim in, I'm considering some higher intensity stuff with shorter distances to prime the pump for Sunday's meet. No strength/conditioning work for the rest of the week. Maybe I can get back to my Yoga in the next couple of days.

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  1. Sojerz's Avatar
    Waht are you swimming on sunday Alex? Should be fun and good luck.
  2. mcnair's Avatar
    Thanks for asking... the theme, for me, is 200 IM. I'm doing the 200 IM toward the end of the meet and my other events are essentially legs of the 200 IM (50 fly, 50, br, 50 fr) w/ exception of the 100 BK (I did 50 BK at the last meet).