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Thurs, Feb. 21, 2013 7:00-9:00pm

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A much much better night. No back nerve pinching issues like I had yesterday, so I went at it. Also the high school boys (all 3 of them) came back and made the fast lane like it used to be in the fall. Intense workout.


1000 Free

10 x 100 SDK w/ long fins @ 1:25
I left my short ones at home so I borrow from the YMCA supply. Long fins make the kicking soooooo easy.

10 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:40 (went 1:03-1:05s)
I led these, but had I gone slower I would've had Jared right on me

Main Set (Super 500s - IM Style)

4 x Super 500s @ 9:00
  • All 25s are Sprint, the other distances are relaxed, or in our case with the H.S. boys...Sprint also!!
  • Take :10 rest between each distance
  • 25 Free
  • 50 Fly
  • 25 Free
  • 75 Breast
  • 25 Free
  • 100 Back
  • 25 Free
  • 75 Breast
  • 25 Free
  • 50 Fly
  • 25 Free

We were coming in just a bit under the 8:00 mark, so had about a minute rest on each. I was sandwiched between the leader Jared, and another kid Alex the whole set. Depending on the strokes it was interesting, but neither of the 3 of us were going to slow down for the others to get by.

100 EZ

6 x 50 Free @ :45 into
6 x 50 Free @ :40 into
6 x 50 Free @ :35
just make them.
This was tough, I led the group, but Jared was right on me. He is a 4:52 500 Freestyler from last week's H.S. State meet, but since he led the IM set, I volunteered for this one.

800 Free cooldown

6800 Yards

Tomorrow the team is going to work on their relays and exchanges for the Champs meet which is another week away, but John will have 2 lanes available for those of us not going to Champs to have a real workout.


Then on Saturday is the team's annual Swim-A-Thon. John has told the group that no one will be "going for any records", etc. etc. on the swim, and that he'd prefer that most take all of the 2 hours to swim their 5000 yards.

I'm not going to get a record, but the group of boys I swim with can still bring it in around an hour anyway swimming "EZ", so I'm going for my <1 hour swim for the 5000 yards. I'm not going to go crazy though if the lane conditions don't allow me to go fast though, I still have respect for my teammates.

*** If anyone would like to donate to my team's swim-a-thon efforts, feel free to send me a private message, and I can give you the information on how to donate.

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