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Unfizzy, then zippy

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by , October 13th, 2015 at 05:45 PM (95 Views)
I am not sure if it was the salmon I ate for lunch yesterday or the salad from Trader Joe's for my "consultant's dinner," but I was rather in a writhing way by the time the evening rolled around and in no mood to set a morning alarm. I did finally manage to settle down well enough to sleep and started to feel better as the morning unfolded. By noon, I figured I could try a swim during a break in my commitments and I managed to get over to Burlingame to try my ZipFizz 200 workout. Given how crummy I felt swimming yesterday morning and physically last night, I wasn't expecting much ... and still can't explain how I did so well as I now feel crummy again:

Warmup sets (1,050 set)

  • 1 x 300: IM, kick-drill-swim by 25s
  • 4 x 100: on 1:20, free pull w/buoy, paddles & snorkel, descend 1:18 -> 1:01+
  • 6 x 50: free swim descend w/snorkel, 3 on 0:40, 3 on 0:45
  • 1 x 50: easy


Zipfizz 200s (2,450 set / 3,500 total)
The goal here is to really challenge yourself aerobically on the first set of 200s with an interval that is the fastest you can make 5 x 200s free on with high intensity. As the number of repeats get shorter and the rest more generous, the aim to get faster.


  • 5 x 200: on 2:20
    • 08-29-13 - SCM - swim - 2:27+, 2:30, 2:28, 2:28, 2:28
    • 03-05-14 - SCY - swim - 2:11, 2:11, 2:11+, 2:10, 2:10
    • 08-20-15 - SCM - swim - 2:25, 2:27, 2:27, 2:29,2:31
    • 09-05-15 - SCM - w/buoy & paddles, 2:22, 2:21+, 2:22+, 2:21+, 2:20
    • 09-19-15 - SCM - w/buoy & paddles, 2:23s on all except last one where I was 2:24
    • 09-29-15 - SCY - 2:11, 2:12, 2:11+, 2:11, 2:09+
    • 10-13-15 - SCY - 2:12, 2:11+, 2:11, 2:11, 2:07

  • 4 x 50: active recovery on 0:40, 0:50, 1:00, 1:20
  • 3 x 200: on 2:35, descend
    • 08-29-13 - SCM - swim - 2:28, 2:23, 2:20
    • 03-05-14 - SCY - swim - 2:14, 2:10, 2:06
    • 08-20-15 - SCM - swim - 2:32, 2:34, 2:37
    • 09-05-15 - SCM - w/buoy - 2:23, 2:23, 2:24
    • 09-19-15 - SCM - w/buoy - 2:26, 2:24+++, 2:22
    • 09-29-15 - SCY - swim - 2:18, 2:11, 2:05
    • 10-13-15 - SCY - swim - 2:14+, 2:09+, 2:04+

  • 4 x 50: active recovery on 0:45, 0:55, 1:05, 1:30
  • 1 x 200: on 2:30
    • 08-29-13 - SCM - swim - 2:16
    • 03-05-14 - SCY - swim - 2:04
    • 08-20-15 - SCM - skipped
    • 09-05-15 - SCM - swim, 2:20
    • 09-19-15 - SCM - swim, 2:20
    • 09-29-15 - SCY - swim - 2:03
    • 10-13-15 - SCY - swim - 1:58

  • 5 x 50: active recovery w/snorkel & buoy, 2 each on 0:45 and 0:50, 0:55


TOTAL: 3,500 SCY
Comments:

  • I honestly cannot recall the last time I've done a sub 2:00 straight 200 free in a workout. By the end of that set, I just felt great ... but by the time I had cooled down and walked to the shower, I was feeling all woozy and wonky.
  • Fortunately, today was a series of internal meetings, but I have three important client meetings tomorrow. I hope I can rally and whatever's coursing through my system really was just some bad food and is completely gone by tonight (or tomorrow morning at the latest).

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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    According to your log history, one cannot rule out the possibility that food borne illnesses may improve your swimming.

    Seriously though, I bet it was the salad (that made you feel bad)
    Updated October 13th, 2015 at 10:04 PM by __steve__
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    That's some great 200s. Has Ray left Burlingame? I saw a posting some time back for a new masters coach.good luck with your meetings.
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Has Ray left Burlingame? I saw a posting some time back for a new masters coach.
    Yes, it appears he has, but I don't know why. I'll hopefully swim with the team tomorrow morning and meet the new coach.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    According to your log history, one cannot rule out the possibility that food borne illnesses may improve your swimming.
    I hope not ... as those 200s were not worth what I felt in the evening/morning!