Week 66 - Wednesday
by, January 1st, 2014 at 06:53 PM (536 Views)
We did not have an official team practice today but I arranged with my coach to meet at the pool at 12.30pm for an unofficial practice and the first of 2014. Tom was working with a special needs child so he was open to me swimming while he was working.
I had a very quiet New Year(just the way I like it) and as such I had no issues making the workout time today. In fact I even caught some of the the English Premier League games on TV before my workout. My team, Arsenal, are currently top of the English table but struggled to overcome a very stubborn Cardiff team, but managed to win 2-0 with two very late goals. It was a good game and fun to watch.
I still don't feel any speed in the pool but once again felt quite strong and my endurance base is good. In particular, today's kick set was hard but once again my times were good and i feel my new leg strength is going to help on my mid distance events in a few weeks.
6x200 free with snorkel on 2.40
8x100 kick on 2min Best average
12x50 drill swim by 25 on 50
3x400 pull on 5mins descend 1-3
9x50 build on 1min work the kick
10x50 using the power rack on 1min
Not deliberately, but I was quicker in the warm up than usual and held between 2.10-2.15s on the 200s. The 8x100s kick were hard but I went 1.17,1.17,1.17,1.19,1.19,1.19,1.20,1.19 and although not substantially faster than my last set of these I was marginally quicker. The 50s drill swim I continued to focus on hand entry, turns and breakouts. The 400s I used my snorkel on the first two and descended nicely on all of these, going 4.22,4.15,4.08. The build 50s felt ok, but no easy speed. I put 60lbs in the barrels on the power rack and felt strong on these. Overall a good workout and nice not having to be dry today. Hopefully we will be backing off yardage this entire week and I should start to feel the affects.