Friday, May 4, 2012

High Noon

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Time: Noon
Location: Tucson, AZ
Long Course Meters
52 days to Olympic Trials

300 warmup

200 free on 3:10 aerobic (2:45)

2x400 free on 5:50 aerobic (5:27, 5:20)

100 easy

4x50 kick choice on 1:00

2x100 free breathe every 4 on 1:40

4x50 back on 1:00
4x50 breast kick drill on 1:10

4x50 on 1:00 (15 fast/35 easy)

6x50 free on :55 aerobic (:37)

100 easy

Two starts

Total: 2,800 meters (60 minutes)

I had today off from work, so I drove to Tucson last night. It was great to prepare for tomorrow's meet, but not great to swim on distance day with Ford Masters. I deviated from the set after the 400s, knowing that what was to follow would not be good for me to do the day before a meet, even if I am "swimming through it." I wanted to just feel good in the water, which I didn't for about 45 minutes. Mostly, my body was recovering from yesterday's body work, which always does a number on me the following day.

All in all, I'm ready to race tomorrow. I have almost no expectations, though I do want the 100 breast to go well. I'm racing in four events tomorrow: 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 IM. The first two events will be swum in the morning timed finals session, and the other two in the evening session. As a Masters swimmer, I won't have any problem with the "one and done" format of the meet. All Masters meet are swum as timed finals!

1 comment:

  1. As a Masters swimmer -- and fellow breaststroker -- who was doing MY best times about the time you were a toddler, I wish you luck against the youngsters. It's inspiring to the whole Masters swimming community. We'll be watching and wishing you a personal best.