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I decided to shorten up my distance and work on speed (per Ande's blog) on the days I swim at LA Fitness (scy) this summer. Here's what I threw together tonight.

500 freestyle swim
4 X 125 on 2:00 (smooth swim, not much resting)
10 X 50 free on 1:00 (alternate 2 w/paddles, 2 without)
---Speed sharpening---
12 X 25 Free on :45 (as fast as I could go w/lots of rest)
300 easy free swim
12 X 25 flutter kick hard, no fins (:45 sec interval)
300 easy free swim
8 X 25 sprint (2 per stroke) on :45
100 easy IM cooldown
3,000 yds.
I didn't breath much on the 25's. It felt good to swim a different rhythm. The kicking without fins felt better than I anticipated. I hope this will transfer over to longer distance days and help me hold form and maintain a stronger stroke.
I am so sleepy, I keep dozing off between sentences. Summer school makes me so tired.

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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    That's a quality workout, Bob! Nice going. You gotta work on kicking while doing longer free sets too though.

    Why is summer school more exhausting?
  2. Bobinator's Avatar
    I don't know why summer school (shorter day) makes me so tired.
    Sarah and I go out for lunch after school every day (she's taking Economics). Maybe the big lunch is making me comatose. During the normal school year I'm lucky if I get a yogurt and an orange for lunch so I'm not used to real food in the middle of the day.