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Year Three: The Road Back

Wednesday with Fast Broken 100s

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by , November 16th, 2011 at 12:46 PM (1192 Views)
Well, today was the day that I gave myself until to decide whether or not to swim the Louisville meet this coming weekend. I figured if my calves were cramping on the Fast 100s, I would skip the meet. They didn't, so I'm going..... For the first time in a long time, I'm just not excited to compete. I think this will be my last competition until the new year starts. Maybe then I can get back the desire to compete. It feels like I've been focusing on endurance (thus the 3K and 6K Postals) and have forgotten how to be fast. Of course, that being said, the Broken Fast 100s today were all between 1:13-1:15, which isn't bad for me from a push at all. So.... maybe "feeling" fast isn't the best indicator.

Here's what we did today:
350 Warm-Up
1 x 300 IM Order by 75s (did fly drill, back, free) x 4 on 6:00
16 x 25 Free on :30; odd: perfect stroke, even: hard
2 sets:
- 1 x 100 Kick on 2:00
- 1 x 200 Drill/Swim by 50s on 4:00
- 3 x 100 Free on 1:40, 1>3
4 sets:
- 1 x 100 Free Moderate on 2:00
- 1 x 100 Free FAST on 2:30, broken for :10 at 50 (did 1:15, 1:14, 1:13, 1:13)
400 Cool-Down
Total Yards - 3450

So, I'm signing up to swim the Freestyle events on Sunday - the 50, 100, 200, and 400. Should be an interesting day. I've never done a 400 in competition before and haven't done a 200 in close to two years. Guess we'll see what happens!

Enjoy your swims today and I'll check in tomorrow.

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  1. rxleakem's Avatar
    I will swim my first 400 in a few weeks at BU. If nothing else, a good warm up for the rest of the meet.
  2. kgernert's Avatar
    That's kind of what I'm figuring too. I have no idea what to expect - or really what my strategy should be in swimming it. Other than "don't go out too fast" and "strong and steady pace", that's pretty much what I'm thinking at this point. We'll see how it goes....