Easier Morning Swim
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
After swimming last night I woke up at 5:10 and decided to swim again. My throat is still sore but I still say that it isn't a cold. Then again only time will tell. I figured if I'm not sick by the end of the day the sore throat thing is from breathing chlorine in all week.
Warmed up a 300. I was chatting it up with other swimmers. This morning we split the workout between those who wanted a "distance" free workout and those who wanted a stroke workout. I was in the distance free workout. The only problem was I was the only fast swimmer so I swam with 2 others but went on a different pace. Luckily they were very low key people and we worked it all out with passing.
We started with a 200 kick while the coach gave the stroke lanes the first warm up set. Then we went on two 4x75's broken 50 drill / 25 swim.
My intervals were on a 1:25 base but I was getting too much rest so for the 400 swim I went on a faster pace. The coach changed the interval around the 300 swim but I had to change it from time to time so I wasn't leaving on the feet of the other two swimmers.
I still feel like I'm in meet mode with really fast swims in workout. Which is a good thing but I just dread when i revert to my old practice pace. One thing that I notice from this mornings work out that has carried over my the swim meet are my streamlines. I'm really for the first time actually keeping streamline off the walls. Not so much last night as this morning. The easier intervals allowed me to think more about my swimming then just trying to rush my swimming to make intervals. Tomorrow is my no swim day. I plan hitting the gym and then run tomorrow night. It's been a while since i ran so I may just run 3 miles and work on building from that.