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Fuseless pulse plot and Blasting cap IMs

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by , February 12th, 2016 at 06:19 PM (84 Views)
The day off yesterday did me well and I felt refreshed and fabulous today on this workout where I capped off my Salo Pulse Plot test set with a bunch of blast IMs from Workout #3 (http://forums.usms.org/showthread.ph...-Start-Feb-8th). The only bummer about today was that I was hoping my Mio Fuse watch would do a good job of measuring my heart rate. I had read in a thread elsewhere here that the watch was water proof and did a good job measuring HR in the water. While both of those were true, the user interface on the watch is minimal and it was hard to nigh impossible to get an 'instant read' of my HR when I wanted to. I messed around with the watch during warmup to see if it would work and just got frustrated with it, so I fell back on the tried and true fingers on the neck & counting method.

TECH RANT ON - I know all the rage in tech seems to be to mash a gajillion features and functions into every gadget, but I really prefer single purpose tech. For a watch, I really just need it to tell me time and to be able to change the time when I move timezones. For a smart phone, I really don't need it to be any smarter than having talk, text and a functional browser. For a swimmer-specific heart rate monitor, my dream tech would be:
  • a very small, unobtrusive measurement device that could ideally stick to my skin. I'd like a dime size suction cup that either sits on my neck or wrist. I really hate the stroke impacts of wearing a watch/wriststrap, so would love to get away from that.
  • I'd then want that device to continually transmit (bluetooth) to a small, waterproof display that I could sit at the edge of the pool.
  • That way, any time I swim to the wall, I can look up and check my pulse.
  • I don't need it to download or upload to my phone. I don't need any tracking website.

... too bad, of course, I dropped out of electrical engineering in my junior year or else I'd figure out how to build this myself! TECH RANT OFF

Warmup Sets (1,750 set)

  • 1 x 400: IM, k/d
  • 4 x 100: on 1:20, free swim w/snorkel, descend (1:10, 1:07, 1:03, 1:02)
  • 4 x 100: on 1:45, IM kick on back descend (1:24, 1:24, 1:22, 1:22)
  • 6 x 50: on 1:00, #1 & #6 easy free w/snorkel, #2 to #5 strong IM (0:30, 0:32, 0:37, 0:29)
  • 8 x 25: on 0:30, odds easy, evens fast IM order
  • 1 x 50: easy w/snorkel


Salo Pulse Plot (1,000 set / 2,750 total)

8 x 100: on 3:00, pulse plot, going 70-80-90-100-100-90-80-70 percent effort and taking pulse at 0:10, 0:30 and 1:00 after each repeat

  • 02/19/2014 - 1:08, 1:04, 1:02, 1:00+, 1:00+, 1:01+, 1:05, 1:06
  • 03/20/2014 - 1:05, 1:00, 0:59, 0:57+, 0:56, 0:59, 1:01+, 1:04
  • 12/02/2015 - 1:08, 1:05, 1:01, 0:57, 0:57, 1:00+, 1:05, 1:07.5
  • 01/28/2016 - 1:10, 1:07, 1:02, 0:59, 0:59, 1:05+, 1:09, 1:12
  • 02/12/2016 - 1:08, 1:04, 0:59, 0:57, 0:57+, 1:00, 1:05, 1:06

4 x 50: active recovery on 0:40, 0:45, 0:50

Blast Fast IMs (1,650 set / 4,400 total)
10 rounds of (100-50) on 2:20

  • IMs fast, trying to hold 1:05s (e.g., target 400 IM pace divided by 4)
    • was soldi 1:06s

  • 50s easy

3 x 50: active recovery on 0:40, 0:45

TOTAL: 4,400 SCY

Comments:

  • I was pretty happy with my performance on the Pulse Plot, but really thrilled with the 100 IMs. My fly is feeling super awesome.
  • Probably because of that super awesome fly feeling, I entered a whack load of fly for the March 6th Swim Devil Masters Sprinter Spectacular (https://www.clubassistant.com/club/m...44&smid=7437):
    • I'm hoping to swim solid to very solid times on the 1000 and 200 fly and then have fun with the rest.
    • The 50 free I have entered is the 'anything goes' event and I'll don an old B70 Nero tech suit and do that SDK with my monofin
    • Event
      Number
      Sex Distance Stroke Time Date
      1 Men 1000 SCY Free 10:22.05 03/06/2016
      3 Men 25 SCY Fly 0:11.56 03/06/2016
      8 Men 200 SCY Fly 2:04.50 03/06/2016
      12 Men 50 SCY Free 0:24.05 03/06/2016
      16 Men 100 SCY Fly 0:58.20 03/06/2016
      19 Men 50 SCY Fly 0:26.82 03/06/2016
      22 Men 25 SCY Free 0:11.33 03/06/2016

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