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by , June 25th, 2013 at 12:25 AM (775 Views)
Well, still haven't seen my splits for the events I did Sunday. Anthony got video of my 50 back, but I'm really interested to know what the breakdown was on my 200 back, 400 IM and 1500 events. Got a great night's sleep after the meet yesterday and felt pretty good when I made it into the Y today. I did 4400 SCY in 91 minutes:

WU (1000):
500 (100 ez fr, 100 pull, 100 bk pull, 100 bk, 100 pull)
4 x 25 SDKs w/ short fins on :40
4 x 25 bk SDKs w/ short fins on :30
2 x 50 br kick w/ board on 1:15
2 x 50 fr kick w/ board and fins on :50
100 IM (1:37)

MS (2000):
3 x thru
-300 fr on 6:00, 5:15, 5:30
-200 fr on 3:50, 4:00, 3:30
-100 fr on 1:50, 1:55, 2:00
1:00 rest
200 IM in 3:22 (:47, 1:37, 2:38, 3:22)

[Got the freestyle set from Laurie Hug's Stroke and IM workout #1 for this week; she actually had 4 x thru, but I liked the idea of varying the rests...cycling through intervals of 2:00, 1:55, 1:50, 1:45 per 100; this really kept me busy doing the mental math; my pace per 100 was consistently 1:27-1:32]

CD (1400):
600 EZ (200 pull, 200 8-3-8 drill w/ fins, 200 fr)
4 x 100 IM on 2:00 (1:38-1:42)
400 Ez (200 pull, 200 fr)

Felt like I needed a long cool-down today after all of the hard swimming yesterday... but I needed to put in some more yardage than I had done all of last week, trying to taper. My body likes the fatigue, it doesn't like several days in a row with less than 2000 yards... I get wound up tighter than... I don't know what, just doesn't feel right.

Tomorrow I think I might go back to something boring like 10 x 100 fr on 1:40, 10 x 100 IM on 2:00... we'll see what I have time for. Thunderstorms are keeping me out of the lake these days... I'm itching to get into OW.

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  1. rxleakem's Avatar
    Great job at the meet! I'm waiting for a thunder-free evening around her, too.
  2. mcnair's Avatar
    I'm rained out for the third or fourth day in a row now! Lots of thunder and lightning, both early morning and late afternoon-evening, which really limits when I can get out to the lake... guess it'll have to be the Y for another day.