Failing A Swim Benchmark Swim Set
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I've decided to make my quick and short Wednesday morning swims into "Benchmark" Swim Set Workouts. By "Benchmark" I mean I'm going to do sets of 10x100's or 5x200's to see where I am in my training. Sometimes this will be Free sometimes this will be IM or another stroke. I'll mix it up. Although after swimming my IM this morning I don't know if I should be doing this. I'm really slow!
300 Swim. I know not a whole lot but I only had about 20 minutes to swim. Not even that as I helped put in one lane line. Oy!
Main "Benchmark" Set:
3 Rounds -
150 Stroke in IM Order 25 / Free 25. Think of it as fly, free, back, free, breast and free by 25. On 2:30
200 IM on 3 minutes.
1 2:09.5 150 1:26
2 2:53.4 200 1:27
3 2:08.1 150 1:25
4 2:52.4 200 1:26
5 2:09.0 150 1:26
6 2:50.5 200 1:25
The 150's were to meant to set technique and do a bit of prep and recovery. While the 200's were to be fast and descending. I didn't think I was decending but it looks like I did. Yeah, the only thing was that my times were slow. I think I should have been 20 second faster on each one. I know I didn't get much warm up so maybe sometime when I have more time in 8 weeks I'll do it again but warm up a bit more.
Total workout 1,350
My 25 By 25 (25 miles by Dec 25th)
Swim 3.494318 miles
Runnning 0 miles.
Well time to head to class. I'll get to a Swim Report hopefully this afternoon...