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Drag suit broken mile

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by , August 8th, 2016 at 11:01 PM (103 Views)
Back in the early part of my 40s, I generally trained in a drag suit, this one being my favorite ...



... but I fell out of that habit and got to enjoy training in jammers, briefs or old tech suits. I decided my tubby body needed even more drag today and went back to my trusted tiger suit for a broken mile workout:

Warmup sets (1,250 set)
  • 1 x 300: no-breast IM, kick-drill by 25s
  • 4 x 100: on 1:30, free descend w/snorkel and paddles
  • 6 x 50: on 0:50, w/monofin going 10-12 fast SDKs off each wall then easy; on belly / on back by 25s
  • 8 x 25: on 0:30, odds fast (fly, free, back, free), evens easy
  • 1 x 50: easy


Broken Mile (1,500 set / 2,750 total)
3 rounds of
  • 3 x 50: on 0:50
  • 2 x 100: on 1:35
  • 1 x 150: on 2:20
  • was 0:36s on 50s, 1:13+-1:15 on 100s and 1:54, 1:53, 1:52 on the 150s


Cool-down (250 set / 3,000 total)
  • 5 x 50: active recovery w/snorkel and paddles on 0:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1:00


TOTAL: 3,000 SCM

Comments:
  • Can't quite say that I was channeling my inner Ledecky (damn! 3:56!!! ), but my stroke felt better than yesterday.
  • I'm going to try to get in every day this week and add 250 SCM to each day so that I close with a 4K workout this Friday.

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  1. flystorms's Avatar
    Good job on the broken mile and trying to channel Ledecky. Maybe we can tap into her drive, but probably never her speed. She's amazing!
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Good job on the broken mile and trying to channel Ledecky. Maybe we can tap into her drive, but probably never her speed. She's amazing!
    Yes, she is amazing, but I'm also enjoying the extra jolt of motivation from so many swimmers. I really loved Lily King backing up her talk with a resounding defeat of doper-Efimova last night; that goes down as the best win of the event thus far in my books.