The last day of Freestyle week! What a week it has been. The drills, the sprints the 1000 for time. Memories...
Warm Up 350
8x75's 50 Drill / 25 Swim (FIST, DPS, FINGER TIP DRAG, and something else i cannot remember or read my own writing)
Main Set 300 Easy 6x150's on 1:50/2:00/2:10 300 Fast. Did it around 3:30. My notebook says 3:30 with a question mark. I'm posting this on Monday morning and back dating the post as I lost and then found my swim notbook.
Kick Set: 200/150/100/4x50's
Free Set: 200 Free on 2:30 4x100's on 1:20 Keeping on a 1:10 Pace 200 Fast. I did this on 2:08
Warmed Down a 50. Yes I never really warm down. I know. Bad me!
Then we did some 75's. What was that set again? Oh well.
Main Set: 4x100 Free on 1:20 (kept a 1:10 pace) 200 Free on 2:50 3x100 Free on 1:20 (kept close to a 1:10 pace) 200 Free on 2:50 2x100 Free on 1:20 (did the 1:06/1:07) 200 Free on 2:50 100 Free on 1:20 200 Free on 2:50 200 Free. Finished this last 200 on 2:18
After swimming last night it was time to swim again this morning. Even though I was tired and a bit sore from swimming last night I figured I could handle it. Lucky for me turnout was pretty low and I was the fastest swimmer by far at 6am so I didn't have to push myself too much.
Warm Up: 450 Mixed
Warm Up Set: 4x 75 Kick / 25 Drill / 50 Swim
400 Mixed Drill and Swim
400 Pull Distance Per Stroke
4x100's Free on 1:20
1000 for time. I was aiming for a 1:11 pace but didn't hold it. My first 100 was 1:15 then speed up for two on 1:10 but since my lane mates were slower than me I was lapping them about every 8-10 laps so I'd slow up following them into the wall which threw off my pacing. I ended up doing the 1000 SCY on 12:01.
6x50's on 55 Descend 1-3 and 4-6. Did 1-3 backstroke and 4-6 freestyle.
Yes, after taking my pix of the Splish Suit I took a picture of me in my new Arena Drag Suit. So here I am looking not so chipper around 5am.
LaLast week one of our coaches who works for Splish Swim Wear handed out a few sample suits to those of us at the morning swim on the condition that we
wear them. In case you havn't heard of Splish you need to check out Splish online at http://www.splish.com/ . I'm mentioning Splish today as before I was given the sample (pictured in this post) I had purchased one just a few days online after hearing from various team mates how much they liked Splish. Every so often I'd see a great colorful print and I'd ask them where they got it and every time they'd reply Splish. So finally I looked them up and ordered a pink plaid swim suit. Yes, I'm that gay. Anyways I've worn the sample suit (pictured here) twice and I can't get over how many times someone at swim has complimented the suit. In fact last night another coach of mine suggested that it be next years team suit. So go check Splish out online and pick up a suit or two. Mind you besides the free suit I already got I'm not getting paid for this post I just felt that I'd give them a shout out.
Was able to get out of work by 6:40 so I headed to the 7pm swim. Since I was able to hop in the water almost at 7 I did a 400 warmup.
Drill Time: 8x50's Drill. Alternating Fist Drill and Finger Tip Drag
Pulling: 3x200 Free Pull on 2:45
Kick: 4x75's Kick. Went to the rest room and missed a 50. I hate kick so that wasn't enough time in the restroom to miss more kicking.
Think we did one more thing at this point. Maybe 50's.
Main Set: All Non Stop. Pretty long set... 4x150's on 2:10 100 Free / 50 Stroke IM order 4x100's Free on 1:20 4x50's Stroke on 55. Did these backstroke 4x150's on 2:45 100 Stroke IM order / 50 Free 4x100 IM's on 1:45 4x50's Free on 40
Then a 50 easy
Last Set: 6x50's on 50 descending 1-3 and 4-6. Did 1-3 backstroke and 4-6 butterfly.
The main set was brutal. I did have lots of rest but the set just kicked the hell out of me. I was feeling the pain a the end of the set. Slowly during the set people just fled the pool one by one. The lanes went from being very crowded to almost 2 or less per lane at the end.
Back in August I did a post about Dara Torres the 40 year old who is on her way to being the oldest Olympic Swimmer (read the post HERE) Back in August Dara placed 1st in the 100 Freestyle at Nationals. All this after giving birth 15 months earlier. Well today Tony over at the SCAQ Blog put up a YouTube ABC News piece about her. Check it out over at Tony's Blog HERE. I only point this out because lots of time I use the excuse that I'm 37 so I don't need to be as fast as those 28 year old guys in my lane. She is truly an inspiration.