Week 55 - Monday
by, October 14th, 2013 at 11:49 AM (351 Views)
I felt much better this morning after a good weekend. My daughter swam great at her meet and had some big time drops in both the 200 free and the 200IM. I worked on deck all weekend and enjoyed myself.
This week is the start of a big yardage 3 week training cycle and I need to make sure I stay positive and healthy over the next 3 weeks. I am thinking of taking a week off work in a couple of weeks to really hit the aerobic base once more before we move to more emphasis on quality.
Todays workout was our 10x300 test set with some more fast aerobic work at the end of practice!! I felt much better today than the last time I did this set, and stayed strong throughout with no fall off on speed.
400 free without snorkel(I have misplaced my nose clip)
6x50 catchup on 45
10x300 on 3.20 pull with paddles
10x50 kick on 50 swum no slower than 45
3x(2x100 on 1.05, 1x100 on 1.30)
I held 3.04s on all of the 300's. I relaxed more on the first three, concentrated on not shortening my stroke on the middle 3, and hung on for dear life on the last 4. I was very pleased with this set. I read an article about the importance of kicking as hard as poissible on kick sets, and worked the kick as hard as I could, holding 40-42's(mainly 40's). The last main set was mentally hard but I made all the 100's holding 1.02-1.03s on the fast and about 1.15s on the recovery 100's. I felt good today.