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The View: Michael Phelps - 10-30-08

I'm Swimming In The Rain...

This morning after waking up I could hear the pitter patter of rain but since I was already dressed to go swimming I decided to head out.  By the time I left the rain had stopped.  It was just a shower.   Once at the pool I really felt like crawling back to bed.  Once in the pool it just got worse.  But I rallied during the workout and finished it strong.

Warmed up a very slow 250.

Warm Up Set:
4x100's Kick on 1:40
4x50's Drill
4x100's Swim on 1:25.  25 rotating IM stroke / 75 Free

Main Set:
1x200 on 2:30
6x10's 1:15/1:15/1:10 repeat
1x200 on 3:00 (was suppose to be 2:30 but waited for lane mate to catch up)
1x100 IM on 1:30
12x50's on 50 fly/back, back/breast, breast/free
1x100 IM on 1:30

regroup and awaited further instructions

1x200 on 2:30
3x100's on 1:15
1x200 on 2:45 (was suppose to be 2:30 but waited for lane mate to catch up and I wanted to square up the clock)
1x100 IM on 1:30
6x50's on 50 descend 1-3 & 4-6 (I did them all backstroke)
1x100 IM on 1:30


I swam with one other swimmer who is about my speed.  Maybe a bit faster in shorter distances.  I let him go first and went 10 seconds behind him but he lost steam during the first round and buy the 5th of 6x100's I had passed him.  I kept going on my intervals and he just followed me for the rest of the workout.  By the 2nd round of the main set I was hurting.  I pulled the first 200 and swam the rest.  I'm glad I stayed in and finished it up.  My legs were jelly but I finished it.


Those are the best workouts. Someday in a 800 or 1500 race you'll start to hurt early on and you can think back to this practice and know you have the ability gut it out and finish strong.

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