Week 28 - Wednesday AM(Taper week 1)
by, April 17th, 2013 at 09:49 AM (206 Views)
I felt sluggish in the warm up, and had some soreness on the left side of my back(probably the after affect of the pull set from last night I guess). As is usual with these old bones the aches and pains gradually disappear during the warmup. We had a set of 200 IMs which I had not swum in a while and I felt pretty good. The final set of the morning was fun with flippers and I did a 100 where I finally got on top of the water and really got after it. I also felt great which was a first in a long time. I just wish I could wear fins when I raced!
My daughter came with me to the pool this morning and on the coaches orders shouted at me to 6 beat kick. It was really fun seeing her smile and have fun. This second go round in the pool continues to bring me great joy and I wonder at times why it was not this much fun the first time around. I guess keeping things in perspective always helps and this time the goal is to nave fun, and if I swim fast great, but if not then so what.
400 free with snorkel
6x50 finger tip drill on 45
3x400 free on 5mins, #1DPS, #2breathing every 5, #3overkick
6x200 IM on 3.30 best average
6x(50 kick with fins on 45, 100 free with fins on 1.30 holding no slower than 57)
I went 2.25,2.24,2.23,2.23,2.23,2.24 on the IMs which is the best set I have done since I got back in. The set of 50s kick I held 31s, while I went 56-57 on the first 5 of the 100s, and then let rip on the last and went 48! I was really pleased with this. Obviously it's a lot easier with fins but I am showing some good speed this week, and not yet really dropping significant yardage.