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Snow Storm; 3200 SCY

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by , February 8th, 2013 at 09:48 AM (1739 Views)
A nice snow storm blew in while I was at the Y, early yesterday PM. Streets were totally clogged with the wet sticky stuff by rush hour. The scene from the pool deck, looking out the windows, was pretty surreal: the aquatic center was surrounded by a sea of white. Next time I'll remember to take a picture.

The workout, my last "hard" one for the week before the meet, went by quickly. And it was a nice confidence builder.

400 EZ swim (free in 6:50-7:00)
600 kick = 3 x thru: 4 x 50 kick on 1:00 (IM order w/ fins)

10 x 100 on 1:50 (alt. fr/pull; desc. frees = 1:30, 1:28, 1:26, 1:22, 1:19; pulls, 1:34-1:29)
8 x 25 fly on :45
8 x 25 back on :45
8 x 25 breast on :45
8 x 25 free on :30
1:00 rest
200 IM on 4:00 (3:21)

200 EZ swim (back and free, about 3:30)

Total= 3200/65 minutes

Notes: It felt great to be getting stronger with each rep of the 100s free... I like being able to crack the 1:20 barrier at the end, lately I've been bottoming out at 1:21-1:22... so I'm pretty happy with that. The 25s were so-so, It did help me increase my turnover a bit on back and free; my short axis strokes are still just really slow (and exhausting!). My 200 IM felt good and is only a second off my seed time... at the end of the workout, so I feel like I'm poised to set a decent PR on Sunday. Each of the first two legs was right on target for my seed time (fly in :48, bK in :52--Sunday, with start from the blocks and a harder effort on back I could be at 1:32-1:37 at the half-way point instead of 1:40), my breast was probably :56-:57 (sad face!), so my free was :44 (slow, but not as bad as the evil-stroke).

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