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Swim like an Orca, but faster !

04-27-2010 Working it

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by , April 28th, 2010 at 02:13 AM (851 Views)
Warm 100FR, 200FR, 200IM drill
6x50 K F&B SDK UW/Graveyard K on 1:00
Super IM (1300/2100)

13x100 on 2:00 (suppose to be 1:45)
100IM, 100Fly
100IM, 100BK
100IM, 100BR
100IM, 100FR
100IM, 50Fly/50BK
100IM, 50BR/50FR
Kick (400/2500)

400IM K no B/F Fly and FR on side.
10x75FR w/F on 1:00


Coach Janine told me that the retired Coach Terry, (who retired to sailing around the Bahamas) used to make the Seniors do the Super IM's with 200's and 400's. I missed the last USA kids meet, which was the first LCM of the season. The next Masters meet is some 300 miles in Clovis, not in my budget or time to travel.I seem to be coming out of a really bad funk in my training, one that has lasted about 4 months. Without the comeuppance conditioning and the late 40's aging, its tough to jump in some day's and just do the set's that the coach assigns. But I never complain, my coach will spend time with me doing sprint sets and working on the finer points of the dive, turns, stroke and breakouts and transitions...
The other day was a 12x100 that started on the 2:00, then on # 5-8 on the 1:40, finally 9-12 on the 1:20, it was by far the most painful set Ive ever done, the lactate buildup was intense! The next day was 15x50 starting on the 1:00, :50 then :40 by 5's. Yesterday my normal 6x200's was changed up with odds pull, evens swim, ouch!
I'm the only male master left, the other 2 who had swum in college have stop showing up, one had a heart condition and who knows what happened to Dr. Bob...The gals that show up every now and then, are not so much into the race training, they get easier workouts that allows them time to socialize.
Today I was the only master, with Seniors on the right and Juniors on the left...
Sometimes I really feel like an old Orca surrounded by jittery fast dolphins!

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  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Try to do Age Group meets that are close to meet your budget and time allowance. Spew all our frustration on your blog post. I found it bery therapeutic. Don't worry, you aren't the only one who is going through a bad funk right now. Just train through it. It beats just being a coach potato.
  2. EricOrca's Avatar
    Thanks Tom...Yea, its all I can do these days, just keep showing up and jumping in...then like magic the day disappears and its just water and a moving black line with an occasional Coach and digital clock!