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Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder

Monday, August 26, 2013

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by , August 26th, 2013 at 10:11 PM (214 Views)
So went to a little meet on Saturday and swam possibly the slowest I ever have in my entire career, other than at practice. Came away super motivated to bust out 100's on the 1:10 pace or better. Accomplished this pretty much this morning, at least. Plan is to be able to do 1:10's on the 1:30, then on the 1:20, then then on the 1:15. Today the main set was 200's and our lane picked the 2:50 interval, which, of course, afforded me a lot of rest. I descended down from about 2:33ish to 2:24ish. On my own at the end, I did 50's on the :45, and made myself go :35 or better on all of them. I think maybe I have gotten into the rut of the "just making the interval is good enough" mentality. That's gotta stop - if I want to swim fast in meets, I have to swim fast in practice! I want my leisurely pace to be 1:15, and right now, it's more like a 1:22. I can repeat 1:15's on, like, a 500, but I'm really pushing to do it, and that's not where I used to be. Changes will be made.

Todays practice:
500 back/free
500 pull
200 kick (breast)
5 x 200 @ 2:50, descend 1-5
100 easy
8 x 50 kick @ 1:00
100 easy
12 x 25; 3 free, 3 stroke (breast) on :45; drill, 4-cycle speed play, sprint
200 easy
10 x 50 pull@ :45
300 breast/free
~4000SCY

Tomorrow: weights!

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