Happy 5th Birthday!
Monday's Swim Report - My Two Cents Edition

That's A Little Better Swim Wise.

Sometime around 3am I woke up to the sound of the LAPD helicopter circling above my neighborhood.  Once up I was pretty much up for the rest of the night.  I did dose off for less then an hour but that was it.  So  by the time 5am rolled around I was up and ready.  Well as ready as one can be at 5am.  I felt pretty good so I decided to go swimming.  I got on my bicycle and road the easy down hill trip to the pool.

At the pool we had to wait about 5 minutes for the pool chemicals to balance out.  That is never a good sign.  The lifeguards mentioned that the chlorine was low so they added more.  I tested the pool using my Aquachek Test Strips from healthypools.org and it did read the chlorine was low.  When we did get in the water I could smell the the chloramines.  Yeah, that is my new word of the day.  CHLORAMINES.  I've learned from someone who knows that "The well-known 'chlorine smell' is actually caused by chloramines, which form when chlorine reacts with contaminants in the pool (body oils, urine, cosmetics, etc)."

Warm up was my usual 50 swim then some chat then another 50.  Only did about a 350 warm up.

Then we did a warm up set.

2x200's 100 Kick / 50 Drill / 50 Swim (400/750)

500 Pull (500/1250)

Main Set:

2x200's on 2:40 race strategy

take an extra 20 seconds

3x100's on 1:25 descend

take an extra 15 seconds

4x50's on 45 (800/2025) build within each 50

then we did some an easy 50 (50/2075)

some kick / drill stroke work.  2x100's I think.  (200/2175)

25 easy to the deep end (2200)

200 IM Fast (200/2400) no interval just fast technique

Stroke Set:

100 IM on 1:30

4x25's Fly on 30

take extra rest

100 IM on 1:35

4x25's Back on 30

take extra rest

100 IM on 1:15

4x25's breast on 30

2x25's free sprint on 30 (650/3050)

And that was it.  The easier intervals today made swimming a bit easier.  I don't want to say I felt strong swimming today but felt better then yesterday.  


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