Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Morning After

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Time: 5:50 a.m.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Short Course Meters/Short Course Yards
47 days to Olympic Trials

Short Course Meters:
4x125 free on 2:00 various breathing patterns

6x50 on 1:00 with short fins (12.5 kick/12.5 swim)

20x25 on :35 various speed work

Short Course Yards:
200 free fast with short fins (1:55)

200 easy

2x150 aerobic on 2:30 (1 free, 1 back)

100 easy

4x50 breast on 1:30 fast from push (28.8, 29.7, 29.5, 29.4)

200 easy

Short Course Meters:
4x50 on 1:30 - 25 fast from dive/25 easy
(12.8, 13.5, 13.4, 13.4)

100 easy (with stretching)

Total: 2,800 yards/meters (75 minutes)

The day after my 400 breast, I could still feel it lingering in my bones. I wasn't feeling especially fast today, though the times on my push 50s were fine. I wish I could have been more consistent with my splits. In my 50s and my dive 25s, I did the first one very well, then the average fell off after that.

As you remember from yesterday's workout, I asked Mark to do 4x50 on 2:00 fast, but I think he shifted it to 1:30 because it was short course. After number three, he said he should have put them on two minutes, so we got an extra 30 seconds rest on the last one. My stroke felt rushed today, and that might have been due to the switch to short course, or just because I wasn't feeling like a sprinter today.

Of course, that 200 free may have taken a big bite out of me as well. I overkicked the first 100, and I think I paid for that the rest of the workout. All things considered, today was a good day in the pool.

It was also a good dryland day. I made some improvements from last week in terms of putting quickness in some of my exercises, and implementing more power into others. Doing the breaststroke-specific exercises were tiring, but those were the ones I concentrated on the most! The hardest exercise of the day was the push-ups with a 25-pound weight on my back!

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