Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ice Ice Baby

Date: Saturday, December 24, 2011
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Short Course Meters
184 days to Olympic Trials

1400 warmup

4x50 free on :45
100 kick on 2:20
4x50 back on :50
100 back on 2:20
4x50 breast on :55
100 kick on 2:20

3x100 kick breast no board on 2:00, 1:50, 1:40

4x50 free on :45
100 easy on 2:20
4x50 back/breast on :55
100 easy on 2:20

3x100 on 2:00
50 breast pull fast/ 50 easy
(averaged :38 0n fast 50s)

4x50 back on :50
100 easy (with stretching)

Total: 3,800 meters (80 minutes)

I swam with the Ford Aquatics Masters group today, and the workout was held in the University of Arizona's diving well. The water was 84 degrees, which was very, very hot. My arms felt rubbery for the first 40 minutes, and it was difficult to swim fast. The air temperature when I dove in was 35 degrees, and that was evident by the small patches of ice on the deck. By the end of workout, around 8:45, I got a little acclimated to the pool temperature, but not enough to do anything super fast.

After swimming in the stew for 80 minutes, the air temperature felt quite comfortable when I got out. I did wrap myself in my parks for a little bit, but it felt good to bring my core body temperature back down. I probably should have wrapped up as soon as I got out of the pool, in order to keep from getting sick. I had the sniffles for an hour after workout.

I had to force myself to do the 50s breast on :55. I didn't want to swim breaststroke in these conditions, but I wanted to do some work on my stroke. Things felt good, though I could only manage to go as fast as :38 on those 50s.

Time for a nap!

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