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No breast IM work

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by , March 14th, 2018 at 12:03 PM (76 Views)
I've had a migrating groin pull recently that seems to get better in one leg, then jump to the other leg. It's fine if I do the 'Race Club / Rebecca Soni' drill where I kick breaststroke with a Finis band just above my knees (to promote a narrow whip kick), but a tad more twingy than I'd like when swimming/kicking breaststroke without the band. I've been intentionally doing very little breaststroke for now and today was no different:

Warmup sets (1,250 set)
  • 1 x 400: IM, kick-drill by 25s
  • 4 x 75: on 1:05, descend free w/snorkel, 0:55-0:51-0:48-0:45
  • 6 x 50: on 0:55, dolphin-flutter by 25s on back, descend in 3s
  • 4 x 50: on 0:50, free, aim for 0:30s and was 0:30, 0:29+, 0:30, 0:28+
  • 1 x 50: easy breast kick w/snorkel and Finis band


Main set (1,850 set / 3,100 total)

Straight through on intervals
  • 12 x 25: on 0:35, 4x through fly, back, free aiming to hold 0:14+, 0:15+, 0:14, which I largely did
  • 1 x 50: on 2:00, easy breast kick w/snorkel and Finis band
  • 6 x 50: on 1:00, 2 times through fly, back, free, was 0:31, 0:30+ on fly; 0:32, 0:31+ on back; 0:30, 0:29 on free
  • 1 x 50: on 2:00, easy breast kick w/snorkel and Finis band
  • 4 x 75: on 1:15, descend to fast, fly-back-free, from 0:55 to 0:46
  • 1 x 50: on 2:00, easy breast kick w/snorkel and Finis band
  • 2 x 150: on 2:30, cruise #1, fast #2, fly-back-free by 50s, was 1:38 on the fast one
  • 1 x 50: on 2:00, easy breast kick w/snorkel and Finis band
  • 3 rounds of 100-50 on 2:30 per combined 150
    • 100 is stroke fast, was 1:09 (ugh) on fly, 1:06 on back (decent) and 1:21 on breast (not horrible)
    • 50 was easy free


Cooled-down with another 150

TOTAL: 3,250 SCY

Comments:
  • I was really able to push myself hard this morning; my strokes felt pretty good (long and strong) and I was gassed at the end of this.
  • On Tuesday, my focus was on dryland - shoulder PT exercises and core work; I'll repeat that dryland focus on Thursday and try to get in a swim on Friday. I'm off for a short 3 night / 4-ish day camping trip with #3 daughter, but will be staying close enough to civilization that I should be able to swim on Friday.

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