Wednesday, Jan. 7
by, January 7th, 2009 at 03:55 PM (1802 Views)
The main set was stolen from Chris the "Uber Machine" Stevenson again. Except I cheated and did the first fast set at only medium to medium fast pace. Still, it hurt. Though I'm not quite as traumatized as that last 20 x 100 set.
#1 Medium to Medium Fast Pace
Didn't pay attention to my times on these really, as I still felt like I was warming up.
50 easy, 3:30 interval for the entire 200
100 backstroke kick
50 easy, 3:15 interval for the entire 150
50 easy, 3:30 interval for entire 200
100 backstroke kick
50 easy, 3:15 interval for entire 150
Didn't pay attention to the intervals as much. Just gave myself adequate recovery time, not a ton. My shoulder was twingy after the first set, so I used fins, which I like for speedwork anyway. (Sorry, Ande, we're different that way. )
100 back fast (:59)
50 backstroke kick fast (26.5ish) (really more SDK-ing than backstroke kick)
100 IM fast (1:01)
50 flutter kick w/ board fast (27)
Had about 30 sec rest after the easy swim. Had to do a 75 instead of a 25 easy after the fast 25s to see the pace clock for the start of the next fast swim. Couldn't see my times on the 25s.
50 fly fast (27)
25 dolphin kick fast
50 back fast (27)
25 flutter kick fast
Mellow Aerobic Set:
16 x 50 @ :50
alternate backstroke and backstroke kick
went 33 on all of them
Still feeling broken down from weights. They just make practice much less enjoyable. I think I had that same thought when I started lifting heavier after Austin. Feeling it again. I do think that weights are the biggest reason for my improvement since Austin. I just wish I didn't dislike them so much. Getting a bit weary of them and would like to take a couple months off. Just need to decide when the timing would be right. Could do it after Zones, but that might effect Indy times. Or I could wait until after Indy. Not sure. Just sure I need a break.
Still having trouble recovering. I've been tired all week since my hell week. Could be just the lack of sleep, as I'm getting up early again to get the kids to school and having trouble going to sleep earlier. Had a Luna Shake today after practice. (Thanks Julie!) Maybe that will help. I've had problem with this before, and started a thread many months ago called "Recovery Please." I'm also tempted to try LBJ's suggestion of Devil's Claw. Anyone use that?
As I mentioned on the "It is Here" thread, my appeal was denied as expected. The ground was Rule 102.13.1, which precludes a change in the order of events. They did not address my Rule 202.2 argument at all. Little disappointing, since that was the basis of my appeal. But that's what happens sometimes. In any event, I've definitely moved on. I'm happy enough that the IGLA times count for FINA purposes. And, as a couple encouraging forumites (including Skip have mentioned), if I hadn't swum the time trial, I wouldn't have known what I was capable of since the 29.99 was a surprise. Gives me some added confidence that my training etc. is on track.