Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:00-9:00pm
by, April 25th, 2013 at 01:36 AM (758 Views)
2 weeks from today (at this very time) I'll be in the airport in Seattle getting ready to head out on my overnight flight to Indy, via a stop in Chicago. My wife will be accompanying me on the trip, so she'll be bored. Swim meets are boring if you're not the one in them! She'll have plenty of entertainment for sure...I just need to keep Jim Thornton away from her, if he's there!
Taper time will be officially starting...or at least soon. Coach John told me today, that I'm just going to have to sort of manage my own taper within his workouts. He can't afford to change everything, or give me a lane to myself, and I understand that. I can get things figured out (I've read Chowmi's blog on how to do a Fast 50 when assigned a 200 Free after first giving an "oh hell no!")
I've already taken away my long fins, and all fins, altogether to begin resting my legs. I still do the kick sets that are given, but I just do modified distances to match the interval the kids are doing for their longer distances. I'll start a lot more wall hugging in the next week or so as well.
I'm tired and wiped out...good thing work is kicking my butt, so I'll have to figure out the resting part of this some other way. Gosh I wish sometimes I had a desk job!! But then I'd probably get bored and...
10 x 100 Kick w/ long fins @ 1:20
(I did 10 x 75 Flutter w/ board @ 1:20) held 1:10ish
12 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:25 (held 1:03-1:05s)
8 Rounds of:
- 200 IM, build by 50 so the FLy is EZ, and gradually gets harder to the Free is FAST
- Take :15 rest
- 1 x 50 Free AFAP
- Interval is 4:00 for all the above...
After the first 2 rounds, I began skipping the Fly of the IMs, and just joined the guys on the backstroke
20 x 50 Free
5 @ :55, 5 @ :50, 5 @ :45, 5 @ :40
pretty much held them around :32/:33s
6 x 25 AFAP (Fly or Breast) I did Fly @ 1:00, cruised them around :15s
Quite a bit of yardage, and that was even with subtracting out for what I skipped. THe whole practice was somewhere around 6800 yards or so. That's still chump change for the likes of KNelson though...