Week 42 - Monday
by, July 15th, 2013 at 02:51 PM (408 Views)
I had a restless nights sleep but to my pleasant surprise work up feeling pretty good. After reading James Adams USAS meet description I all of sudden realised that no matter how hard practice was today relative to how he must have felt yesterday my workout was going to feel great. I carried this feeling into the workout and had a decent practice today. The pool was setup for long course.
400 free with snorkel
6x50 catchup on 50
4x(200 free pull with paddles on 3mins descend 1-4, 100 kick AFAP on 2.30)
4x(100 free pull with paddles on 1.30 descend 1-4, 50 kick on 1.30 kick AFAP on 1.30)
2x400 free breathing 3 down, and 5 back on 1.20 base
2x200 free breathing 3 down and 5 back on 1.20 base
Total 3700 meters
The 200's I descended nicely going 2.22, 2.18, 2.14, 2.10, and held 1.35's on the kick(which kicked my butt). The 100's I descended well going 1.07, 1.05, 1.04, 1.03 and 50's kick I went 45's. The rest of the workout was swum aerobically with little effort and just making the send offs.
Up until this weekend I planned on swimming/training through south central zones this next weekend but after seeing some of the best masters times of some of the guys entered in my age group I plan to go pretty easy the rest of this week and hope to have some fast races this weekend. I will still keep my distance up since my primary goal this summer was to build a nice base in LCM for next year. My hope is that by backing off on the intensity this week I can swim relatively quick in some of the events at the weekend.