Week 62 - Saturday
by, December 7th, 2013 at 05:52 PM (635 Views)
My coach let me know that a number of the senior kids were planning on showing up and doing a non coached workout today and I was welcome to join them. I ended up doing about 3k with a mix of quality and drills. I actually felt very good.
400 free with snorkel
8x50 catchup drill on 45 focusing on my left hand entry
5x100 kick on 1.45
5x200 on 3 mins descend 1-5
10x50 drill free and back by 25 on 50
4x50 swum 25 AFAP, 25 easy
On the descending 200s I felt good throughout and worked on a big descend. My times were 2.30,2.20,2.10,1.57,1.54. My hand entry seems to a problem after I breath, and I come across my body which causes me to swim slightly left to right in the lane. I feel good at low speed working on this but suspect I am a long way away from this being a habit that just happens, especially at race pace. The fast 25s I did with a turn and was holding 12s to my feet.
After this workout I was getting psyched about the meet tomorrow but when i got home i received a text saying the meet had been cancelled. I am just really glad I did not make this my taper meet. I am very tempted to enter another meet after my taper meet in January just in case we have similar weather, and at least I can hold the taper for an extra week. Most of our senior kids are off to Junior Nationals next week so for them (luckily) missing this meet is no big deal either.
Hopefully I can find a pool to grab a swim tomorrow. I am off to LA on Monday night and will be swimming at a few pools during my two day trip. I am looking forward to visiting the UCLA pool; when I was in college they had a great men's program, but then they shut the program down.