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AQUAview: Michael Phelps

Tuesday Night Swim

I biked over to the pool for practice tonight only to have forgotten to pack my swim suit.  Luckily I was able to borrow one from someone else.  I warmed up a 400 swim  and a 300 pull.  After that we did a long kick set.  Oy!  Not so fun after my earlier run today.  I don't remember how much we did someone said it was a 1,000 yard kick set.  It was made up of 50's.  Oh wait doing a quick scan of my memory it would have been a 1,000 kick if I had warmed up the usual 200 kick in warm up.  As I type this I'm sorta remembering it.  First round of 50's were 4x3 50's.  One easy, one build and one fast.  Then we did 6x50's one easy / one fast.  Or something like that.  After our long kick set we did 6x75's broken 50 drill / 25 swim.  At about 7:50 we finally got to our main set.  Oy!

4x100's Free on 1:20 descend
200 IM on 3:10
3x100's Free on 1:20 descend
200 IM on 3:10
2x100's Free on 1:20 descend
200 IM on 3:10
100 Free on 1:20
200 IM

100 warmdown.

Hopefully I will wake up and make the 6am swim.  And double hopefully I'll get to do a distance free workout.  During the 200 IM's I was lapping the last person in my lane.  I could have moved over to the "faster" fast lane but that lane fell apart during the 3x100's.  Everyone in that lane started taking 50's off and gave up.  They were on 1:15 for the 100's free.  But I enjoyed my 10-14 seconds rest on each 100!  I'm not a mind reader but I think sometimes people bite off more than they can chew.  Stupid macho behavior.  I'd rather be at a more reasonable pace and actually do the whole workout.  I could rant on and on about that but I wont.  At least not tonight.  I need to eat! 


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