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7500 SCY... torture fest

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by , February 17th, 2013 at 01:42 AM (2183 Views)
I am so incredibly tired from this workout that I almost couldn't blog. I texted this workout to Scotty a couple of days ago and he wrote back "You're nuts." Sounded great around Thursday; this morning as I was getting ready... well, not so much so. It's like seeing a mountain in the far distance and saying, "yeah, that would be cool to climb." The closer you get to it, the larger it looms before you. I decided just to focus on getting through the warm-up, then the first set, etc.

Here's how it went:

Warm-up:
8 x 50 on 1:00

Main sets:
5 x 200 free on 3:30 (3:05-3:08)
400 IM on 8:00 (7:24)
5 x 200 on 4:00/3:30*
400 IM on 8:00 (7:40?)
5 x 200 on 4:30/3:30**
400 IM on 8:00 (7:30)
5 x 200 on 3:30/4:00***
400 IM on 8:00 (7:4?)
5 x 200 free on 3:30 (3:18-3:24)
2 x 50 fly on :10 rest
2 x 50 back on :10 rest
2 x 50 breast on 1:05
2 x 50 free on :05 rest

Cool-down:
2 x 50 free EZ

*Swam back, free, back, free, back--backs in 3:45-3:48; frees, 3:10s
**Swam breast, free, breast, free, breast--breast in the 3:50-4:00 range; frees in 3:17
***Swam free, back, free, back, free--backs were around 3:50, the frees at 3:17-3:21

I knew I wasn't going to make it through the last 400 IM, so I swam it as a broken 400 IM, or 8 x 50 in 400 IM order, however you want to look at it.

What can I say? It was slow, but I was happy just to have survived it... the goal of the day was to build endurance in all strokes. I did 4 and 1/4 miles; 500 yards of fly, 1100 yards of breast, 1500 yards of back, 4400 free.

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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    That was a really long workout however you look at it. Nice job and I hope you are not too sore tomorrow. I always hurt more the next day when I throw in lots of stroke work.
  2. rxleakem's Avatar
    Impressive set and a great addition of stroke work for you over the past few months. Nice job!
  3. knelson's Avatar
    That's a bear. I swam two 400 IMs in a row today and that was plenty!
  4. mcnair's Avatar
    Thanks guys! I'm not too sore, but since I'm fighting off a cold I've decided to take today off anyway. My first day out of the pool in at least a couple of weeks... hopefully, that means tomorrow is a nice bounce-back day.
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    That's a bear. I swam two 400 IMs in a row today and that was plenty!
    BTW...we had a masters meet today!!! Practice...masters meet...practice...masters meet. Hmmmm, the age grouper is getting the better of you!