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8/18 Workout

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Warm up
- 400 free
- 300 kick with fins and board
- 4x50 drill swim
Main Set x4
- 4x100 descend on (2:00 back, 1:50 free)
- 2x50 descend on (1:00 back, :50 free)
Cool down
- 200 ez

The main set was supposed to be swam so that the first 50 was faster than half the last 100. I didn't go a very good job at this.

The first round of the main set we did back, but the guy behind me, a technically better backstroker*, misunderstood and thought we were doing 1x100 back. He tagged up about 15M from the finish, which threw both of us off because I didn't expect him to go that fast on the easy one, and he didn't think I would go that slow on the only back. That round was a cluster after that, and I don't think I got a single time that made sense. Pretty much a loss.

The last 3 rounds were free and originally I wanted to go sub 1:20 on all the 100s while still descending. It ended up 1:21 descended to 1:16 the first round, 1:24 descended to 1:15 the second and 1:24 descend to 1:13 the last round. The 50s were piss poor (39-40) on each round until the last when I went 37, 35.

Good: (1:16, 1:15, 1:13)
Crap: (39, 39, 40,40, 37, 35)

LCM is almost over, but I think I would like to be breaking 1:10 on a set like this followed by 33,32 on the 50s.

It took until the first fast 100 free, about halfway through practice for my free to feel comfortable and my back never felt good.

I have been tired lately and I am not sure why. Plenty of sleep (~8 hours/night consistent), less frequent workouts than last season, easier weight workouts, so I am at a loss.

* He lacks my endurance

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  1. aquageek's Avatar
    8 hours of sleep a night? Damn, man, are you Rip Van Winkle? I'm jealous.
  2. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aquageek
    8 hours of sleep a night? Damn, man, are you Rip Van Winkle? I'm jealous.
    I don't have kids.