Instead of going for my normal Tuesday night run I just sat on the couch watching MSNBC’s election coverage. That means I haven't ran in over a week I so need to get back to running. Thursday has to be it. I did go to the gym in the morning yesterday so I wasn’t completely lazy. Although I think running is probably better for me than weight training.
This morning I got up a bit sleepy since I did stay up a bit later than normal watching election results. Once I did get to workout I was a bit slow to get going. For warmup I did a 400 freestyle than did another 100 of 50 kick butterfly than a 50 drill butterfly before the coach stopped warmup. Today being Wednesday the concentration was on strokes and I worked on my butterfly.
4x50’s Butterfly Kick
4x100’s 10/15 seconds rest stroke. Since I did butterfly I did them 25 drill / 25 swim. Those who did IM or any other stroke did a 25 drill / 75 swim rotating that 25 within the 100.
4x50’s Kick. I alternated butterfly and backstroke.
4x100’s on 1:45 stroke, descending by 100. I did the four 100’s butterfly. I pretty much held about a 1:15 per each 100 with not much of a descend. My fourth 100 was actually a bit slow. Hell I was tired!
4x 100 IM on 1:45 / 50 on 60 / 25 on 30 / 25 on 45. In each round of the 50/25/25 were choice but all the same. So I did the first round butterfly, the second and third round backstroke. The last one I did a mix of backstroke and butterfly.
16x25’s on 30. Four sets of four 25’. IM order. 4 butterfly, 4 backstroke, 4 breaststroke and the last four I did freestyle. Well except the very last one I did butterfly
100 warm down.
With only three weeks to Regionals in Long Beach I need to decide what I’m going to swim. I know I want to do the 200 butterfly again so I need to spend the next three weeks working on my stroke. I’m still debating if I’m going to do the 1500 freestyle or not. The 1500 is on a Friday so it means skipping work for a swim meet. Decisions, decisions!
Here is the modified Regional schedule(women's and relays omitted):
Friday, December 1, 2006
Warm-up 10:00 a.m., Meet starts at 11:00 a.m.
1. 1500 m Freestyle (Women, Men)
3. Men’s 400 m Individual Medley
4. 800 m Freestyle (Women, Men)
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Warm-up at 8:00 a.m., Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.
6. Men’s 200 m Freestyle
8. Men’s 50 m Butterfly
11. Men’s 100 m Backstroke
13. Men’s 100 Breaststroke
15. Men’s 200 m Butterfly
18. Men’s 50 m Freestyle
20. Men’s 200 m Individual Medley
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Warm-up at 8:00 a.m.; Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.
Check in for the 400 m Freestyle closes at 8:30 a.m.
23. Men’s 400 m Freestyle
25. Men’s 100 m Butterfly
27. Men’s 50 m Breaststroke
29. Men’s 200 m Backstroke
32. Men’s 100 m Freestyle
34. Men’s 200 m Breaststroke
36. Men’s 50 m Backstroke
38. Men’s 100 m Individual Medley
We are allowed to enter 7 individual events and enter by this Friday. So if I enter the 1500 and decide not to do it that takes away one event. Then again I don’t think I want to do 7 events any ways. So here is what I’m thinking of swimming:
Maybe I’ll toss in some 50’s and 100’s for the fun of it to get to seven events. Oh well...I got a few days to figure it all out and three weeks to work on what I decide. Till next time...