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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:00-9:50am & 12:15-1:00pm

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Kind of a double, or an extended workout, or a 2 hour "masters minute", or whatever you want to call it. Two completely different types of workouts though, which was good. I really enjoyed the 2nd one, and it's something I need to do more of when I can too.

My house lost power very early this morning, so I was up and about making sure the kids were warm, got McD's breakfast for everyone so they could have a hot meal as well. We have electric heat in this old house, so it was getting kinda cold. The school is just down the road from us, so I went to check if they had school going, and they had partial power, so the principal said they were going to do what they could, but he said bring the kids down so they can be warm. I then took my youngest over to my parents house for some heat, and so she could visit them. I left my mother-in-law at home. She didn't want to leave. OK, fine with me...let her freeze.
:devilchildJames:

9:00 workout (kinda blah feeling thru this):

Warmup:
500 Free
200 Kick w/ board
400 IM Drill
(1100/1100)

8 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (:55s)
(400/1500)

5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20
6 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:00
7 x 50 Free Pull @ :40
8 x 25 Free Pull @ :20
(1500/3000)

100 EZ and out
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3100 Yards

It was good for the aerobic part, but that's all I've really been doing lately, so I decided to go back later during the lunchtime swim. My power had been restored at this point, so my mother-in-law wasn't a popsicle anymore.

12:15pm workout:

Since I was still pretty much warmed up, I just did a quick warmup, and got right to it. My YMCA swim buddy Jeff was there, so he and I did this together, though Jeff wasn't really liking it the same as me.

200 Free

5 x 100 SDK w/ short fins @ 1:30 (went 1:15s)
(700/700)

Main Set:

5 x 100 Free Best Avg. @ 3:00
went 1:01, 1:00, 1:00, 1:00, 1:01
(500/1200)

I was surprised by the first one, because I just haven't been this fast in practice since I was swimming with Velocity last year. By the 4th one, I began to die around the 75, but managed to keep the legs moving to finish strong. The 5th one...OWWWWwwww.
Jeff managed to go a 1:14 on the first one, which he said is his best 100 time, and after that went downhill quickly, but he at least did the whole set with me.

I did one final 50, giving Jeff a :10 lead, and tried to run him down. Couldn't quite catch him though. He did a :33, and I was :27.

Finished off with a lot of talking, and did a cooldown 50 of superslow perfect stroke swimming that took 2 minutes to complete.

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1300 Yards

Total for the Day - 4400 Yards (still not a complete Tom Patterson workout)

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Comments

  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    I am not even "complete" workout right now.