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Coulda had 5 more minutes

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by , January 20th, 2016 at 11:04 AM (99 Views)
With the way daylight savings works right now, I have some occasions where I can catch a flight to California that leaves around 9:30 to 9:45 and still manage to squeeze in dropping my daughter at school, a short swim and usually one conference call somewhere between 8am and flight time, all while still arriving in Cali at either 10ish (LA) or 11ish (San Fran) to give me a decent day of client and team meetings. I've always taken a certain amount of pride, going back to high school at being able to optimize and pack my schedule to do A LOT, but I realized this morning while swimming at MMR that I've probably been missing out on 5 minutes extra pool time by not heading to El Dorado Aquatic Center on these mornings as that pool is en route to the airport whereas MMR is simply the closest to my daughter's school. Next week I will test this theory, but I still got in a solid repeat of my 3 x 300 test set this morning in SCY, albeit with a shorter warmup than usual:

Warmup Sets (1,250 set):

  • 1 x 250: IM, 75 each of fly & back going kick-drill-swim then 50 each of breast & free going kick-drill
  • 4 x 100: on 1:20, free swim, descend (1:11 -> 1:03)
  • 4 x 50: on 1:00, dolphin-breast kick descend (0:46->0:41)
  • 8 x 25: on 0:30, odds cruise, evens fast IM order
  • 4 x 50: on 0:45, 1-3 descend free (0:33+ -> 0:30), #4 easy



3 x 300 Test Set (1,250 set / 2,500 total)

  • 3 x 300: on 4:00, trying to hold best average both across the 300s and with a consistent effort/pace within each 300.
    • 12-13-2013 - 3:25, 3:23, 3:20, 3:14 (went 4 for some reason)
    • 02-27-14 - 3:16, 3:12, 3:10+
    • 05-21-14 - 3:14+, 3:10, 3:06
    • 01-04-16 - 3:16, 3:15, 3:14
    • 01-20-16 - 3:11+, 3:09, 3:06

  • 7 x 50 active recovery w/snorkel, 2 each on 0:40, 0:45, 0:50


TOTAL: 2,500 SCY

Comments:
  • I wish I had had an extra 10 minutes as I only started feeling really warmed up towards the end of the 2nd 300 (I usually do a 1,750 warmup ahead of this set), but that's still a very good performance.
  • If all goes well today with my meetings in Cali, I will hopefully drop into an evening flow yoga class.

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