Experience Life: Dara Torres
AQUAview: Robert Margalis

Tuesday Night Swim

It's almost 5am and I've been up for some time reading the morning paper so I figured I'd post last nights swim. 

Once again Tuesday night seems to be a popular swim practice.  The warm air of spring brings out the swimmers.  Well that and we have one lane of fast swimmers who are going to Nationals in two weeks.  Having 6 or 7 people in a 25 yard lane isn't fun.  Especially during warmup when everyone is doing a different thing at the same time.  I warmed up around an 800.  I have up counting around the 600 mark.

Warm Up Set:
200 Pull on 2:45
100 Kick on 1:50
2x50's Stroke

I took my time on the warmup set going last in the slower fast lane.  I figured I'd take a pee break during the kick part at one point so I'd just go last and take my time.

1st Main Set:  All Freestyle
50 easy on 60
100 on 1:15
50 easy on 60
2x100's on 1:15
50 easy on 60
3x100's on 1:15
50 easy on 60
4x100's on 1:20

I lead the fast lane although I didn't want to but was far enough ahead for most of the set that it made sense.  The first three round of 100's we did them on 1:15 and I was holding 1:05's getting 10 seconds rest.  Some of the lane wasn't making the intervals so the coach gave us the 1:20 option so I took it for the last round in which I was holding 1:07's.

After my first day of weights in over a month I was feeling a bit sore but the more tired I got the more I pushed myself. 

50 easy

6x50's Stroke 1-3 Back / 4-6 butterfly

2nd Set: Stroke/IM
50 easy on 60
100 IM on 1:40
50 easy on 60
2x100's IM on 1:40
50 easy on 60
3x100's IM on 1:40
50 easy on 60
4x100's on 1:40
For the IM's I was getting 20 seconds rest.  On the last round I did them butterfly/backstroke/backstroke/butterfly.  My very last one I ended up on 1:11. 

50 warmdown.

About to head to swim in a bit.  I feel a bit sore but we will see how I feel once in the pool.


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