Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday swim

And very enjoyable too, though slightly marred by another episode of coach absenteeism! Hmmm, seems clear in retrospect that one reason I was so excessively grumpy and distressed on Tuesday evening was extreme feeling of swimming deprivation--I am making a mental note that it might be worth popping in Monday or Tuesday evening even just for 25 minutes of evil crowded evening lane swim if I have to miss another Tuesday swim this semester...

So, no coach, and though it is fully irrational I find I cannot swim nearly as hard if there isn't a coach present, even though the normal workouts do not involve much supervision at all! One of life's mysteries.

Flip turns in warmup were TRULY AWFUL, I cannot even describe the waywardness with which I angled myself off the wall! But in the 150 I did at the end, they seemed much closer to adequate, I think I just needed to warm back into it--haven't swum since Saturday afternoon.

I did not come up with anything very imaginative to do, but I liked it anyway!

Warmup: 200 free, 200 IM drill-swim by 25, 200 free, 200 back

Main set: 5 x 100 IM on 2:30 (about 15 seconds rest), 5 x 100 free on 2:10 (10-15 seconds rest--if a coach is there I can do them on 2:00 with similar rest, but if there's nobody notionally paying attention I end up dawdling on the turns!)

plus 4 x 50 kick (dolphin, whip, flutter, dolphin--those names are so romantic!), 150 free

2150 yards total

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Oh, it's fascinating, isn't it, how one swims faster under certain circumstances?

I like sets like your two x 5 x 100 where rest increases or decreases.