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Feel pretty darn good

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by , March 5th, 2016 at 02:01 PM (54 Views)
I just hopped in for a quick swim today in my pool:
  • 1 x 300: IM, k-d-s
  • 4 x 50: on 0:50, descend free w/snorkel (0:38 -> 0:32)
  • 8 x 25: on 0:35, w/monofin, SDK going 2 breaths moderate, 0 breaths moderate, 1 breath moderate, 0 breaths fast
  • 4 x 50: on 0:50, descend free swim (0:35, 0:34, 0:31+, then easy)
  • 4 x 25: on 0:30, odds easy, evens strong fly (0:15s)
  • 1 round of 2 x 50 - 1 x 100 on 0:50 (0:32s) and 1:40 (1:08)
  • 3 x 50: active recovery

TOTAL: 1,350 SCM

  • I am not sure if this rest is going to produce a fast 1000 tomorrow, but it will do at least two things:
    1. Whatever over-training and/or funk that had had me swimming so slowly, painfully and unenthusiastically from mid-February is gone. If nothing else, the rest should put me in a better physical and mental state for a strong training push into Nationals.
    2. It will give me some clue as to how much I should or should not rest if I plan on swimming the 1000 at Nationals. My only hesitation on swimming the 1000 there revolves around this question - do I taper for the 1000 and then see how my shorter races (e.g., 400 IM/500 free) hold up, or taper for the 400 IM/500 free and see how the 1000 holds up?

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