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Shorty Forty

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by , March 26th, 2012 at 02:20 AM (74 Views)
I had cobbled together a great bonus workout for today from some of Fort's HIT sets from this past week, but ended up only having 30 minutes of pool time, so did this:

  • 1 x 400: 100 free swim, 300 IM k/d/d
  • 10 x 50: on 0:50
    • 5 pull w/buoy and paddles
    • Equipment change for 0:20
    • 5 kick w/long fins
      • odds fast breast arms/flutter kick down, easy dolphin back
      • evens fast underwater SDK to 15M, then easy backstroke kick

  • 8 x 25: on about 0:35, underwater shooters w/long fins to 15M then easy, odds dolphin, evens flutter
  • 1 x 50: easy
  • 4 x 50: fast from blocks to 15M then cruise the rest of the way
  • 1 x 50: easy

TOTAL: 1,400 SCM


  • The main workout today was my massage (and also a reason for me having less pool time): practically every masseuse I've been too has commented, once they learn I swim primarily for exercise, on how surprised they are at how tight I am. They seem to think all swimmers are all loose and flexible. I remind them they should be glad swimmers do get tight: helps their business.

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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    The massage was probably more important!

    I think swimmers can still have greater range of mobility than the average person, but still be tight for us. All that exertion in the pool creates tight muscles. I am very flexible, but my massage therapist always says I'm tight. And some body parts are hard to stretch OYO.