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Like the day after a 3 day meet

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by , April 4th, 2012 at 02:24 AM (110 Views)
Though I didn't race at all this past weekend, my body felt like the day after a 3 day meet. I gave up on this workout when my calves cramped pushing off for an attempted fast 100 back:

  • 1 x 600: 200 free swim, 300 IM k/d/d, 100 free swim
  • 4 x 100: on 1:40, descend free pull w/buoy & paddles from 1:20 to 1:14
  • 8 x 50: on 1:00, 2 each stroke, odds kick/drill, evens build
  • 8 x 25: on 0:30, odds easy, evens AFAP IM order
  • 6 x 50: on 1:00
    • #1 & #6 easy
    • #2 to #5 faster IM order

  • 1 x 100: easy
  • 4 x 50: on 1:00, add up to 200 IM time
    • 2:18 as 0:32, 0:35, 0:40, 0:31

  • 4 x 50: on 0:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1:00 recovery pull w/buoy
  • 1 x 200: on 3:30, IM fast, broken at 100 for 0:15
    • 2:25 as 1:11 / 1:14

  • 4 x 50: on 0:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1:00 recovery pull w/buoy
  • 2 x 100: on 2:00
    • Supposed to be IM order add-up to 400 IM time
    • Went 1:10+ on fly, pushed off and cramped on back and called it a day


TOTAL: 3,000 SCM


Commentary:

  • Sometimes you need a vacation to rest from your vacation. After putting my daughter on a flight home from Montreal on Sunday, my wife and I stayed an extra day, enjoyed the city, the last night of finals at Canadian Trials and walked 500 miles*. Maybe that's why my legs gave out on me today.
  • The 200 IM times actually weren't too bad, though.

* I'm just havering about the 500 miles.

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  1. That Guy's Avatar
    havering
    Well I learned a new word today.
  2. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    Well I learned a new word today.
    I don't consider it "learned" until I understand what it means.
  3. That Guy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    I don't consider it "learned" until I understand what it means.
  4. knelson's Avatar
  5. That Guy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
  6. chowmi's Avatar
    I like the add up to 400 IM theme. Usually I think of it as 50's to the 200, or 25's to the 100, but I think this is a really good way to train for a 400 IM! You could do "descend" 400 IM's, like 4 x 100's on 1:45, then 4 x 2:30, then 4 x 100's on 4:00 or something like that. A huge he-man set in a day, but something to test you once or maybe twice in a season. I'll have to keep that in mind for when I might ever do the 400 IM again.
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    One of my favorite concerts ever was these guys at a small club in Chicago. Maybe 100 to 150 people in the audience? Awesome.
  8. knelson's Avatar
    The only Proclaimers song I've ever heard is "500 Miles" but if you don't like that song you deserve to be smacked upside the head, IMO.
  9. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    Is this one of those jokes that I will understand when I get older?
    I guess every musical act has its die hard fans, but this is the way I see them:
    http://toponehitwonders.com/pop/im-g...e-proclaimers/