Monday, December 10, 2007
Well I got my easy workout today. While swimming after every set I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop but it never came. This was the easiest workout in sometime. Just what I needed. I had a lane all to myself as no one showed up who also swims in the fast lane.
Warmed Up around a 400 free.
3x250 100 Kick / 50 Drill / 100 Swim. The drills were fist / catch up and finger tip drag.
400 Pull Breath Control every 3/5/any/7 by 50
400 Swim descending each 100 working on push offs. We were to stay under water to the 1st yellow marker on the lane. i think that is 10 yards? Anyone know? Normally I push off almost right out of the water. So staying under water that long was a chore. In fact the first 200 I really made sure I didn't come up to the yellow mark on the lane line after each turn and was doing about a 1:20 split at each 100 yards. The second 200 I started to be lazy and come up earlier and I was down to a 1:10 split at each 100 yards. I know in theory you are faster underwater by my streamline and push off are pretty weak. Yet another thing to work on in the next few months.
Then it was time for the stroke part of the workout.
4x200's 100 Kick / 50 Drill / 50 Swim. One of each stroke.
4x4x25's and then 125 IM. One round of each stroke adding one extra stroke per 125. The 25's were on 25 and the 125 on 1:40.
And that as it. Pretty each. The 125's IM were touch and go but still easy.