Week 71 - Tuesday
by, February 4th, 2014 at 12:22 PM (619 Views)
My parents flew home last night and its always sad for all of us when they leave to go back to the uk. My mum reads my blog so i will say it again, move here, we love you and miss you and Dad!!! Enough of the mushy stuff...on to the swimming
I had a good nights sleep and woke feeling strong and rested. Today's workout was really tough and despite not having any shoulder issues related to swimming so far I was very stiff and sore today. Tom and I discussed the fact that I have managed to drop my times on all of our test sets and that he wanted to gradually drop my workout times further. We discussed that where I am speed wise we will now need to drop a second or two per hundred as opposed to 5 seconds. So today we began this process and it was tough. 1-2 seconds does not seem like a lot but it made a huge difference today(combined with a 4k pull set yesterday obviously).
4x125 on 1.45 swum as 100 free, 25 kick
4x125 on 1.45 swum as 100 IM, 25 kick
4x(2x50 kick AFAP on 1min, 2x100 free on 1.03, 4x25 free with turn on 35)
12x75 free with snorkel working turns on 1min
10x50 free on 33
The warm up was different to our normal warm up and it took me most of the warm up to get loose. My shoulders were very stiff and my left shoulder was a little sore(it went away).
The main set was tough and by round 3 I was hurting pretty bad. I held 38-39 on the kick 50s and 1min-1.01 on the 100s. I used the 25s as active recovery. The 1st 100 was pretty easy but the second 50 of the 2nd 50 hurt and I had to concentrate to not shorten my stroke. The 75s I swum aerobically holding 48s throughout. The last round of 50s was rough but held 31s, so by the time I turned these were touch and turn the whole way. I hit A rhythm but I was so glad this was 10 and not 12 or else I think I would have failed. Overall a good workout but I am beat.