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Playing with speed

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I went to the early-morning lcm workout at Asphalt Green. Heres how it went:

700 lcm warmup

400 FR speed play: 6 stroke cycles slow, 6 stroke cycles fast for 1st 100; 5 slow/5 fast on 2nd 100; 4/4 on 3rd, and 3/3 on 4th [I liked thisit really made me think about where I was generating power from each time I switched from slow to fast, and how increasing tempo helped increase power, as well as the other way around]

6 x 100 @ 2:20, done as 2 x (75 FL + 25 FR; 75 BK + 25 FR; 75 BR + 25 FR), with ST= long and relaxed, FR =sprinting [my lane only made it through 5 of these]

2 x 50 FR Sprint @ 1:30 [37, 36]
100 easy
4 x 50 FR Fast @ 1:30 [held 38-39]
200 easy
8 x 50 FR Fast @ 1:20 [I did odds sprint, evens moderate. I went in the back of my lane and so just got my time to the flags (too many people to get to the wall): 34, 32, 32, 32]
400 easy [300]
4 x 50 BR fast @ 1:40
200 easy
Then I skipped the last 2 x 50 Fast + 100 easy because my body had had enough fast swimming for one day!

100 warmdown

Our coach, Craig Keller, leaves for Sweden at the end of this week to coach USMS swimmers at Worlds, then is headed to Puerto Rico for nats. I think Ill see him again about a week before I go to Zones, so Im trying to get all the good advice I can from him this now! I think we will have a substitute coach coming in from out of town to handle workouts during his absence. If anyone reading this is Worlds-bound, I hope you enjoy Craigs great knowledge and enthusiasm. It sounds like you will have tons of fun there!

I have to figure out what to swim at Zones. Id like to do 50 FR/BK/BR, 100 BK/BR, and 200/400 IMs. The only back-to-back events among those are the 400 IM and 100 BK, but thats a pretty tough one. I could just drop the 400 IM notion and give myself an easier schedule.

On the swim-every-event front, between the Middlebury and Wilton meets Ive already swum the following LC events this summer: 100/200/400/800 FR, 50/100/200 BK, 100/200 BR, 50/100/200 FL, and 200/400 IM. Im ok with skipping the 1500 FR this season, and will definitely get in the other 2 events50 FR and 50 BRat Zones. If all goes as planned, Ill also get in 1M and 2M open-water swims this summer. Thats a happy-making amount of racing, and has helped keep my interest up in training.

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