Sunday, June 17, 2012

On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Long Course Meters
7 days to Olympic Trials

300 warmup

5x100 free on 1:45
5x100 back on 1:50

8x50 breast kick drill on 1:10

4x15 breakouts on 1:00

100 easy

4x50 on 2:00
25 fast breast with bungee cord
25 easy back to wall

3x100 on 2:00 easy (50 back/25 breast/25 free)

 8x50 free on 1:00, breathe every 5

Total: 2,700 meters (75 minutes)

I had hoped to a fast 50 for time today, but I didn't have anyone available to time me, so I axed the idea. I could have done the swim and "guessed" my time, but it would have needed to be exact today. I didn't want to guess what I went and be totally off. I'll do a fast 50 either on Tuesday or Wednesday in Phoenix, since I'll have my coach Mark Rankin there to time me.

Today, I felt completely crappy in the water, until the last 700 meters. I felt more like sleeping all day than doing anything in the pool. This meant I was fighting the urge to get out the pool and take a nap. On the upside, it was a gorgeously clear day, with wonderfully perfect water to swim in today!

The only thing I don't like about taper is the guesswork of what the workout should be each day. It all depends on feel, and time of the week. Today, I'm not sure if I needed to be completely aerobic, or if I needed to do a pretty tough set to keep my conditioning up. I think I went somewhere in between, just because I wasn't feeling very good at the beginning of workout.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to swim tomorrow, since morning workout at Phoenix Swim Club is canceled. I have a half day off work tomorrow, so I might be able to swim at the noon workout. If I can't, then I am taking Monday off. It's not a completely bad thing, but it's not the best thing to do.

We'll see what happens!

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