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Calvin S

Monday 9/23/13

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by , September 23rd, 2013 at 09:49 PM (357 Views)
Monday 9/23

PM only SCY

2x
300 swim every 4th 25 scull
4x100 @ 1:15 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
12x25 @ :40 odd: drill, even: under H2O kick

5x
300 @ 3:20
200 @ 2:15
100 @ 3:00 BEST AVG

100 EZ

12x25 @ :30 FL w/ fins
#1 - flip drill
#2 - 3 kick/1 pull
#3/4 - swim

8x25 @ :30 FL kick under H2O w/ fins

400 EZ

Total: 6000

Today was tough, fun, and frustrating all at the same time. I really liked the main set and got really into the 300s and 200s, but when the 100 rolled around, I found it difficult to really get going. A large part of this was going last in the lane and being swamped by the wake of the two people ahead of me (for reference, swimmer #1 is a sub 4:30 500 freestyler and placed 7th this summer in the 1500 at Juniors). The best I could muster was a 59.1 on #1, and finished with 1:00, 1:01, 1:02, 1:01. This was doubly frustrating because on the 300 and 200 each round, I was usually out at 1:00/1:01, then shut it down and cruised to 3:13-3:15 and 2:08-2:10 each time. I need to find a way to bring myself further out of my comfort zone. I don't feel like I held back physically, but I think mentally I could step up my game more.

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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    We did similar sets today. My 3,2,1 set was pull and you did one more round. I know how hard it is to really let go on the 100 and your times were awesome despite all the challenges.
  2. Water Rat's Avatar
    I like that main set alot. I top out at 300 yards. The 100 is just there to push you. It's obviously not there to see how fast you can swim. I'd be happy with that.
  3. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I like that main set alot. I top out at 300 yards. The 100 is just there to push you. It's obviously not there to see how fast you can swim. I'd be happy with that.
    It is a slightly modified version of a U. Texas set that is 300 @ 3:00, 200 @ 2:00 and 100 @ 2:00 done same way as above, X times through.

    I once actually saw a video of them doing this set, Ricky Berens was going 2:35 or better, under 1:50 on the 200s and under 49 on the 100s. Piersol was a few lanes over, same set, same intervals, backstroke!