The One Hour Swim Approacheth
by, December 8th, 2009 at 01:21 PM (808 Views)
Today I was looking forward to working out with my team and simply doing whatever someone told me to do, without trying to check things off some mental list of pre-meet preparations. My team has gone into one-hour-swim prep mode, so today’s workout included lots of freestyle pacing work.
8 x 100 K/D/K/S (2 of each stroke, IM order) @ 2:00
4 x 100 FR @ 1:35 [Before we began, the coach told us we that we would be using the average of these swims to pace the rest of the workout. I manipulated my finishing glides so that mine averaged 1:20, since that’s my goal OHS pace.]
2 x 200 FR @ 2:50 [The goal was to come in at OHS pace. I did these a bit faster at 2:31 and 2:32. I had to go fast on the first one because the guy in the next lane was racing me; on the second, he completely died, but I felt like I needed to swim the same pace so it wouldn’t look like I had been going fast just to race him.]
2 x 400 FR @ 5:30 [5:21, 5:24]
4 x 100 FR/BK @ 1:30 [Coach was going to have me do these FR @ 1:25 while my lanemate did 1:30s, but I suggested that I do FR/BK halfsies on 1:30 so we could stay together. As a bonus I got a break from all the freestyle. I brought these in at 15, 17, 17, 18].
Easy 50 warmdown (I got out early because of an early doctor’s appointment today).
At the doctor’s I got my H1N1 vaccine (because of my asthma—I’d gotten a regular flu shot earlier in the season), and with my immune system newly fortified I decided to brave the hordes of tourists and schoolchildren and walk down to Rockefeller Center to see the tree and the department store windows. I’m a sucker for Christmas decorations.