Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 ...a page from Leslie
by, September 5th, 2013 at 02:45 PM (376 Views)
I was looking through the blogs the other day, and saw that Leslie had written a workout for the "A Group" masters practice group at Pitt, and it looked pretty good. I decided to give it a shot on my own this morning at the Y, and luckily had a lane to myself.
I have to admit, I'm more out of shape than I thought, 'cause I had to bail on the workout after 3000 yards. Thanks Leslie!
Warmup (slightly modified from her assigned one):
100 Stroke (Back)
200 Free Pull
200 SDK w/ short fins on back
100 Stroke (Back)
5 x 200 Free Pull w/ TYR Catalyst paddles (her plan was paddles only) @ 2:30
ranged from 2:20-2:22
I hit on the first one at 2:20, and knew this was going to be a killer, especially in my "out of shape" state that I'm currently in. Glad there was only 5 of them...though 3 would've been better.
about a minute rest
5 x 100 Free (50 Fastish / 50 EZ cruise) @ 2:00
my total times were around 1:13s, but the first 50 was up-tempo
5 x 100 IM @ 2:00 (held around 1:25s)
I was just swimming these, and couldn't put forth much more effort.
200 EZ and out
3000 Yards in ~45 minutes
There was another round of 5 x 100s after the IMs but I couldn't remember what she had in the sequence. Yeah, I tried to remember the whole thing, and did decent at that. I knew there were some 75s stroke after that, and a AFAP 200 broken, but I wasn't having any of that today.
I did go and renew my YMCA membership today. I figure with my new job on swing shift, and getting done at 11:00pm, plus winding down after work, I don't get to be till about 12-12:30am. I can't realistically think I'm going to be able to get up and swim, then function afterward for a 5:00am masters practice! I'm taking another page from Leslie and saying that! I'll just enjoy the later morning/lunchtime lap swims available at the Y pool. Yeah, it's warmer water, and yeah I may have to deal with noodler-type swimmers on occasion, but it's not really that bad. Plus I'm on more of a "relaxation period" with my swimming, as competition may not come around as often for me for a while.