Thursday's Swim Report - Atlanta Edition
Day 1 of the 2010 U.S. Masters Short Course Nationals

Pinky Is Back!

Tonight was my first team/structured workout in a month.  And boy did it hurt.  I wanted to ease back into swimming and start in the medium lane.  But the medium lanes were packed so I jumped in the fast lane.  The workout was pretty tough even if I had been swimming so the fact that I did the whole thing and finished is amazing.  I will admit at the end I had to give myself a pep talk to finish.  So wanted to get out early.

Warm Up started off pretty damn slow for me.  A 50 at a time.  Then about a 100 pull and a 100 kick.  I say I did about a 400 for warm up in total.

Warm Up Set

4x50's Kick on 60

2x100's IM Drill on 1:45

2x200's Pull on 2:45 (i think)

2x100's IM Drill on 1:45

4x50's Kick on 6

So 1,200 yards for a warm up set. Gotta admit it hurt more then I liked.  (1200/1600)

Main Set:

4x100's IM on 1:30 (400)

4x75's IM (no free) on 1:15 (300)

4x50's fly/back on 50 (200)

4x25's fly on 30 (100)

Let's face it I was struggling.  That was a lot of fly!  It was a good set even if I was struggling.  I made all the intervals and swam the set correctly.  Other people were swimming free instead of fly or breast but I really was ready to push myself tonight no matter what.  (1000/2600)

Finishing up with the following all freestyle:

50 easy on 60

75 Fast on 60

50 easy on 60

2x75 Fast on 60

50 easy on 60

3x75 Fast on 60

50 easy on 60

4x75 Fast on 60

By the 3x75's I didn't know if I was going to make it or finish the set.  I was hurting.  I really had to focus on swimming just to swim at a snails pace. (950 I think /3550)  Overall it felt good to be swimming hard and not being my lazy lone swimmer.  I've learned that swimming is about compromising.  I could swim a lap swim and have my own lane but not be pushed or I could swim with a team and deal with people swimming freestyle instead of breaststroke and be nipping at my heels.  


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