by, October 5th, 2013 at 12:36 PM (444 Views)
"Bob Courtway Invitational Day #1"
PM only SCY
600 (200 swim/100 kick)
8x50 @ :50 odd: k/dr, even: dr/sw
4x75 @ 1:00 descend by 25s each 75
25 dive sprint
200 FL - 2:06:88 (27.58/31.30/32.90/35.10)
Holy crap, not sure what happened on that last 50. It did NOT feel like I died that hard. I felt "labored" going out, like I had no easy speed. Overall not a bad swim. Was hoping to be 2:03 or better, which if I had paced the last 50 like the rest of the race, would have been no problem.
500 FR - 5:10.61 (58.0/1:02.8/1:02.9/1:03.5/1:03.2)
Really would have liked to have been under 5:00 already, but that might have been wishful thinking this early in the season. Never really felt like I got going in the race. It didn't help that this was the last event, and I was in the last heat, and When I dove in the water it was after 10:00 pm. Past my bedtime and still hadn't swam yet! I also had to sit through hours of 200 BK/200 BR/500 FR between events. I am making excuses, I know, but all in all, I will take this swim for what it is: a sign I am most certainly NOT in the best race shape yet.
Add in about 1900 assorted warm up and warm down between events.