Thursday, September 24, 2009

Very good Thursday swim practice

Partly it was that we had the luxury of only three people in my usual lane, which meant we could leave ten seconds between rather than just five - this solves all sorts of timing problems. More importantly, though, I got to bring two very special guests to practice: Wendy and Lauren! It is an indelicate expression that I do not usually use, but I think we can only say that they KICKED THE ASS of the fellow they were swimming with...

Now we have had a very lovely dinner in the interim, and the details of the workout are less clear to my mind than they sometimes are! Let us say it was as follows, though it has taken more attentive reconstruction than usual (I have consulted Wendy, but our lanes were not doing exactly the same things!):

Warmup (curtailed): 100 free, 100 back kick-swim by 25, 100 fly kick-swim by 25

6 x 50 free on :55

4 x 100 free kick-swim by 25 (on 2:25, but we did it as last person touches first person goes, which worked out about the same but easier to keep track of!)

4 x 100 free on 2:00 (my flip turns are making a HUGE difference to my swim speed - I was getting quite a bit of rest!)

8 x 50 on 1:15, first four as fly-back, second four as back-free

8 x 50 free with pull buoy, alternating hard on :50/easy on 1:10

6 x 50 choice as hard/easy by 25 (:20/:40) - not really feasible for me, but I made a good stab at four of 'em, alternating fly and free, and then swam the last two easy (back, free)

2500 yards total

Highly satisfactory!


Danielle said...

Yay for guests!

Leah said...

It's always more fun in the company of friends.

Wendy said...

It was a fun (though definitey hard to log) practice! Very nice to be able to meet Lauren, too.

Thanks Jenny, Coach Conrad + TNYA swimmers!