by, February 16th, 2014 at 05:25 PM (274 Views)
After all the hiccups in my routine over the last three weeks and an out-of-town job interview that kept me out of the pool for another three days at the end of this week, GTD informs me that I had better pick up the pace! 20 miles behind my goal pace now! Ouch. Yeah, it's been a bumpy ride this winter for my swimming.
The nagging cough is still... still... still... hack... there. But aside from that, and a lack of sleep lately, my energy is back up to its normal levels now. I got in today just to loosen up and then will begin my build-up in earnest tomorrow evening... with much modified goals for the season, of course. I will focus on backstroke and freestyle distance for the rest of the season. I'm going to keep doing fly and breaststroke in the workouts, but no longer plan to swim the 200 fly or breast at any of the remaining meets. I'll probably do the 200 IM at the next meet (3/2?) and 400 IM at state (end of March) for fun, if I feel good. Otherwise, I'm really just going to focus my workouts on 100-200 back and 1650 free.
Here's what I did today just to try to gt my groove back after three days out of the pool:
2400 SCY/50 mins...
started with 2000-yard straight swim (really slow, focused on long, smooth strokes... took about 38:00) , done as so:
100 fr EZ
100 bk EZ
1-2 min rest, then:
6 x 50 fly on 1:10 (avg. :50, started at :51, finished around :48-:49)
100 EZ fr cool-down