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Friday, May 10, 2013

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LCM@FGCU Aquatic Center
Air temp 75, Water temp 77
Sunny, humidity at 72%

Warm Up
Dryland bands
200 FR as 2(50RA,50LA)
400 FR as CU
200 FR as DPS, SPL-26-28
200 FR w/agility paddles-tube-buoy
4x50 FR on 1:15 *34s

*Set 1*
6x100 FR on 2:00
*1:18, 1:17, 1:17, 1:16, 1:16, 1:16, 1:00 rest, right into
5x100 FR on 2:15
*1:15, 1:15, 1:14, 1:14, 1:14, 2:00 rest, right into
4x100 FR on 2:30
*1:10, 1:10, 1:09, 1:08
---200 DK/bk w/fins
---200 BK Swim
---Warm shower 5 min

*Set 2*
4x300 FR on 5:00 w/agility paddles-tube-buoy
*4:00, 3:58, 3:58, 3:56
---200 FR as 2(50K/scull, 25RA/25LA) w/fins-snorkel
---Warm shower 5 min

*Set 3*
3(4x50 FR on 1:20, 1:00 rest) w/agility paddles-fins
---Warm shower 5 min

Warm Down
1200 FR as 100 smooth/100 strong/100 DPS as SPL 24-26
Dryland bands

This workout was supposed to be of more quality swimming, but was actually about making a hard effort to swim average to slow and felt ugly like early season LCM, from the warmup to the warm down, including that I was cold in the water the entire time. No kicking power, no arm strength, 1:18 felt like 1:15, and only with supreme effort I could barely do the 1:10/100s and 29/50s etc.

I have been furiously working on an editing project re-write each afternoon and evenings, so I did not have effort & time to post workouts this week. They were about 5-6K with focus on 800 Meter target race 1:18/100 pace in 200s-300s-400s, other than on Wednesday when Patrick-pwb was here.

While working at my desk, I have the Indy Nationals streaming video on a third monitor, and was able to see many of the forumites swim (and doing so well). I really hope to participate in a USMS National Championship myself in the future.

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  1. ekw's Avatar
    It is a lot of fun being here. I encourage you to attend one.

    I just spoke to my dad on the phone and he told me he watched my 1650 while proctoring his abstract algebra exam. He was walking around the room at about the same speed as my 50s, so he would get back to the laptop to check my splits, then do his lap.