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Workout 11/28/15: morning

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by , November 28th, 2015 at 01:24 PM (1480 Views)
No shopping yesterday, just a fair amount of relaxing with the family. Make breakfast for the kiddos before swim this morning:

200 swim/100 kick/200 pull
4 x 25 burst and cruise

The Turducken Workout for me - various 250's for the group...
Turducken set: A turducken is a turkey that is stuffed with a duck, which in turn has been stuffed with a chicken. Ive never tasted one, but I feel like Ive been reading about them as a novelty food item for at least a decade. The latest article I saw about turducken was not about food at all, but about privacy law, and ever since I read it, the word has been rolling around in my head. So I decided I would assemble stroke turduckens by stuffing a 50 of one stroke into the middle of a 100 of another stroke, then sticking the whole thing into a 200 of yet another stroke. I did four rounds of these; on the first, turkey=fly, duck=back, and chicken=breast; the strokes rotate through the IM thereafter. The set looked like this:
4 x 350 @ :30-:40 rest interval
1st 350=100 FL/50 BK/50 BR/50 BK/100 FL
2nd 350=100 BK/50 BR/50 FR/50 BR/100 BK
3rd 350=100 BR/50 FR/50 FL/50 FR/100 BR
4th 350=100 FR/50 FL/50 BK/50 FL/100 FR
On each round I aimed to do the middle 50 at 200 IM pace; the 50 before it as build and the 50 after it as recovery, and the turkey 100s at the front and back at basic aerobic pace.
Some easy 50's before taping again underwater
Flip turn fun
(Masters/Rec/2200 yds/75 min)

I love the Turducken set from Swimsuit Addict and still feel like the 2 x 50's fly in the last round are the toughest. This marks my fifth year of doing this!

Planning to send Emma off this afternoon before heading down to Williams College for a hockey game with my boy.

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Updated November 29th, 2015 at 07:28 PM by rxleakem

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