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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:40-2:45pm

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Enjoying my first day off from work over the past 12-13 days or so. I actually have two days and Monday too, and half of Tuesday since I don't actually start work till 2:30pm. That's almost a full vacation!

I thought up today's main set from something I saw the Tri Cities kids doing that were going to Senior Zones last summer between the prelims and finals of the LC Champs age group meet.


500 Free
5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20

Kick Set w/ long fins:

4 Rounds:
  • 50 SDK on back@ :45
  • 50 SDK on back @ :40
  • 50 SDK on back @ :35 (this was basically touch, look at the clock, and go!)

100 EZ

Main Set:

8 Rounds of:
  • 100 Free @ 1:20
  • 50 Free @ :45 (1/2 the 100 interval plus :05)
  • 50 Free @ :40 (1/2 the 100 interval)
  • 50 Free @ :35 (1/2 the 100 interval minus :05)

I did the first 4 rounds, then took 1 minute rest, put on paddles and buoy and continued the last 4 rounds.
As I mentioned above, the kids were doing this long course on a 1:30/100 interval...and cruising it. My SCY at 1:20/100 is basically the same, yet I wasn't exactly cruising it. It wasn't truly "hard", but it wasn't a walk in the park either.

100 EZ

100 Fly (was going to be a 400 IM, but...)
went 1:07

100 EZ and out

4000 Yards

I've got my Alumni Meet at Linfield College coming up this next Saturday. I haven't really done anything race-like in a while, basically a lot of aerobic stuff at the pool during lap swims. We'll see what I have. I may pull out my full leg suit, and may bring along my short fins for the 50 Free (and any backstroke I might do). I do possibly have a 200 Fly gridge set-up with an unknown amount of undergrads...I've been doing some talking with the coach, hopefully "my mouth didn't overload my butt". - to quote my father.

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