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Year Three: The Road Back

Meet Results and Monday's Workout

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by , November 21st, 2011 at 01:23 PM (817 Views)
Having decided to take a relaxing, stretch-out swim on Saturday (total yards 2200 - nothing taxing), I headed to Louisville, KY, with 6 of my teammates for the Louisville Invitational. In keeping with my theme of getting outside my comfort zone, I decided to race the 50, 100, 200, and 400 Free events (SCM). I had never done a 200 in SCM or a 400 in any format. The 400 was up first, followed by the 50, 100, then 200.

400 Free - 5:57.12 - Not bad for the first time out. I learned that I can go a bit harder in the 2nd and 3rd hundred, but was really happy that my last 100 was faster than my 2nd or 3rd. (And, I actually lapped the guy next to me.... huh... that felt good )

50 Free - 34.92 - Decent. It's only 0.3 seconds off my best ever 50 Free SCM. Can't complain about that. My only complaint here is that I feel like I could have gone harder and it didn't hurt as bad as it could have.

100 Free - 1:16.76 - Not bad, although this one REALLY hurt. It was 0.1 seconds faster than my previous best time.

200 Free - 2:49.21 - This was great. It felt relaxed, but ended up being faster than I had expected. A great way to end the meet.

My only real issue with this meet was that I never got a great flip turn. There is a metal edge at the top of the pool and I was slipping all over the place. Ugh.....

Then, I woke up this morning with fairly sore shoulders, but headed to the pool anyway. Joy of joys.... my husband came with me! He's thinking of joining my team and wanted to see what our workouts were like! Here's what we did today:

400 Warm-Up
4 x 100 Free on 1:40
4 x 100 Free on 1:50
4 x 100 Pull on 1:40
4 x 100 Kick on 1:50
1 x 200 All Drill IM on 4:00
4 x 50 Fly on 1:05
4 x 50 Breast on 1:00
4 x 50 Back on :55
4 x 50 Free on :50
4 x 25 Breast on :40
4 x 25 Fly on :35
4 x 25 Back on :30
4 x 25 Free on :25
200 Cool-Down
Total Yards - 3500

This wasn't exactly the meet warm-down swim I was looking for, as it was exhausting. Probably would have been fine most other days, but it almost did me in today.

That's it for now. Enjoy your swims today!

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