Week 72 - Saturday
by, February 15th, 2014 at 10:41 AM (554 Views)
The SCAC conference meet has been going on at our pool since Wednesday and a lot of age group practices have been affected by the meet. My daughters training group swam at 6.30 today so we were up and out earlier than usual for a Saturday. Instead of sitting around on deck for 30 minutes I hopped in the baby pool and warmed up. Just as I was about to do the masters session Tom asked if I would swim some fast swims from the blocks with his kids. I ended up doing a fast 100 and a fast 50 before jumping back in with the masters workout group. Today's practice had some more fast pace based 200s which everyone cringed audibly when it was announced. As I wrote earlier this week these suck and hurt like nothing else and today was no exception. Due to the number of workout groups we had far fewer lanes than normal and doubled up as opposed to a lot of my practices where I get a lane to myself. I know we are spoiled and I am not complaining at all.
3x400 swim with snorkel with 20 seconds between 400s
100 free from blocks AFAP
50 free from blocks AFAP
2x(2x100 on 1.20, 4x50 drill swim by 25 on 50) (this was half the masters warmup)
2x(4x50 kick on 1min AFAP, 100 easy on 1.30)
3x(200 free on 2.05 AFAP, 50 back on 1min AFAP, 50 easy on 1min)
6x50 with fins no breathing on 1.30
I went 50.82 with the electronic timing, and the kids told me I was out in 24 and back in 26 which are great splits for me. The 50 I felt really tight and went 24.46.
The fast kick I held 35 and 36s throughout and worked this set very hard. The 200 set was again very very hard but again I did great holding 1.58s on all three. Today's 200s were harder for a couple of reasons; the first being I had already done the fast 100 and 50 and worked a kick set. The second reason was that there was more splash from sharing the lane. Instead of circle swimming my lane mate and I split sides which helped a little. The rest of the workout was active recovery. At the end of practice my practice group hung out for a while in the pool and then on deck which was fun while I waited for my daughter to finish and get changed. Today was a lot of fun! I do think that 2.05 is now my new send off on this type of set but Tom dropped a hint today that I will be coming down to 2 mins over the next few months. It's great when your coach sees something in you, that you don't see yourself and he has been terrific to work with throughout my masters journey.