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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:00-9:50am

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I was sick over the weekend, plus got stuck working a 12 hour shift on Saturday evening, and about 10 hours on Sunday evening. Skipped out on swimming Monday morning as well just to rest up a bit. I saw pmccoy's workout from Monday, and loved the way it looked. I thought it would be a bit tough in my lesser amounts of training, and solo as well. I just don't push myself as much as I need to at times. I decided to reverse the order of the mountain, to get more of the freestyle into the workout and less fly. That was a good thing, because round 1 of the mountain wiped me out!


Warmup:

600 Free
(600/600)

Main Set (from pmccoy on 10/7): heavily modified/shortened by my wussiness!

100 Fly @ 2:00 (went 1:10)
200 IM @ 3:00 (went 2:42)
300 Free @ 4:00 (went 3:45) huffin' and puffin' here...
400 Free Pull @ 5:00 (went 4:51) I was honestly surprised I made it!
300 Free @ 4:00 (went 3:50) dying...
200 IM @ 3:00 (went 2:52)
100 Fly @ 2:00 (had to give up and do 1 arm drill...)
(1600/2200)

At this point I decided it wasn't going to benefit me any to keep going with the rest of the set (1 Fly, 2 IM, 3 Free, 2 IM, 1 Fly and the 1 Fly, 2 IM, 1 Fly and another 1 Fly. It would've been really nice to be able to, and in my mind beforehand I was going to, but my body said no.

10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00
(500/2700)

6 x 50 Free EZ @ 1:00
(300/3000)

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3000 Yards

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Comments

  1. pmccoy's Avatar
    "100 Fly @ 2:00 (went 1:10)"
    I think I see the problem! I'd never make it either if I'd started with 1:10s on my fly.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    That's a tough set. I imagine it's even harder doing it on your own. Nice workout.
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pmccoy
    "100 Fly @ 2:00 (went 1:10)"
    I think I see the problem! I'd never make it either if I'd started with 1:10s on my fly.
    hehe!! For me, that is cruising (plus I'd like my stroke to resemble butterfly...if I go too slow I sink). It honestly was the 300/400/300 that wiped me out in this case! I haven't been able to really get too much under 1:15/100 pace lately in workouts, and that's why the 400 surprised me a bit.

    I'll have to revisit this workout in the future, hopefully after a night I don't have to be too physically involved at work.
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    That's a tough set. I imagine it's even harder doing it on your own. Nice workout.
    Yeah, swimming on your own is tough. In fact I find it harder to complete an hour/3000 yards of solo swimming than last year's age group practices (6-7000 yards). At least there I was in a group, with a coach giving direction.