Recovery + Meet Planning, Sept. 28
by, September 28th, 2009 at 10:28 PM (2756 Views)
Did a fairly brief recovery type workout. Not quite up to cranking it all the way up today. I'd like to have a boring October; I feel like June-Sept were just crazed.
750 variety swim, kick, drill
40 x 50s, done as
1-10 = breaststroke kick @ 1:05
11-20 = breaststroke pull @ 1:00
21-30 = 25 easy speed fly + 25 easy @ 1:00
31-40 = 25 UW shooter on back (no fins) + 25 easy @ 1:10
Meet Plans for 2009-10:
I need to sort out my meet schedules for the rest of the year. Right now, I am planning on the Sprint Classic on Oct. 25 (which I wish was a week later), the Thanksgiving SCM meet at the Freedom Center (though it's not on the PV masters schedule yet ...) and a day or two at CZ SCM Zones in Flushing Meadow NY. The last two are back-to-back meets, which gives me pause. I'd like to see the order of events for these meets, so I can figure out what is doable.
I've already swum the 100 back and 100 fly in SCM this year, so I would prefer to focus on/be able to enter without huge timing issues the 4 50s and the 100 IM in SCM. And possibly do the 100 back again. I wish there was another yards meet in 2009 where I could swim the 100 IM before the likely suit ban is imposed, but I may not get around to that as I'm swimming the 4 50s at the Sprint Classic. The Sprint Classic will be my official 5th anniversary as a competitive masters swimmer. My very first swim as a masters swimmer was the 100 IM at that meet back in 2005 in a speedo endurance tank.
Ande has suggested that I train like Cameron VDB: http://www.casttv.com/video/2tdv76/m...-18-2009-video
I actually haven't watched the video yet. But I understand he has little pool time (4x a week) and mega gym today. Edit: Watched it. He seemed a little vague about the water time, referring to 3-400 recovery swims and then "high speed drills."
This might be a good course of action for the next 6 weeks until taper time. I'm kind of done with aerobic work for a bit, though I'll get some at my usual Sunday am team practice. I'm thinking that's plenty right now ...
My coach told me on Sunday that GMU was awarded the CZ meet again in April. Great news! This might be my taper meet for SCY, though the relays really complicate that effort. (I'm not planning a Feb. taper this year.) I'm just leery of mentioning the words "travel meet" (i.e., Atlanta) yet. It's too soon after a long Nats vaca at Indy. But I'm not planning on Puerto Rico, so it's a possibility.
In terms of LC meets, and looking way ahead, if we don't have a LC meet in PV (or even if we do), I might opt to go to New England LC Champs in June. I guess it depends where they are ... last summer, they were at an excellent pool at Middlebury. This has the advantage of leaving July and August, which are cluttered with swim meets and vacations, free of training and taper worry. I'd probably only go to this meet if I skipped Atlanta. Have to mull the options over, and what makes the most sense for the fam.
Jimby has now been in the woods since Friday. Poolraat skart me with talk of bears. I just hope he makes it out of the woods intact on Wed or Thurs as planned.
Ordered a new suit today:
There were no Pros in my size and only 3 TYR suits left in my size (at least at swimoutlet). I expect companies have been flooded by USA-S orders.