first water, sprint

I just wanted to do 1 fast 100m today.

da numbers:

  • 400m easy free/zipperswitch/catch-up drill
  • 3 x 50m free
  • 100m free
    • time: 1:17
  • 150m easy free/zipperswitch/catch-up drill
  • 200m kick

total distance: 1000m

water, not first

I swam with Bridget and Micah at noon. Bridget made me go faster.

da numbers:

  • 3 x 100m easy free
  • 500m free
  • 100m easy free
  • 4 x 50m free
  • 100m free
    • time: 1:20
    • this was fast for me, and it hurt
  • 100m easy free
  • 100m fly drill
  • 200m fly/back

total distance: 1600m

first water, not energetic

I must be spent from the last 2 mornings of swimming. Getting out of bed today was easy and everything was coming together for what I expected would be a great session in the pool. Wrong. Energy was low, my left shoulder hurt, and I just could not get things moving. The previous 2 days’ swims were kinda intense so this maybe should not come as a complete shock. Today turned in to a focus on fly kick drill, which actually went well.

da numbers

  • 200m easy free
  • 4 x 100m free
    • First 3 were slow, around 1:40-1:45, then I think the last one was just under 1:30. I was surprised, but did feel faster. If true, and I guess it is, the focus during sprints should be purely on maintaining momentum, not stroke mechanics.
  • 3 x 100m pull w/ paddles
    • these were coming in around 1:30
  • 400m fly kick

total distance: 1300m

first water

Swam with Bridget at Los Banos this morning. And she made it hurt. I don’t think she understands why I suck so bad. I was struggling. STRUGGLING. Panting like a dog. Not that that’s unusual. It was just especially bad this morning. Long course is killing me. Gotta be good though.

da numbers:

  • 100m free
  • 6 x 100m free @ 2:00
    • coming in ~1:35
  • 4 x 25m fly
    • That’s right, 25m fly. In a 50m pool. It was good though.
  • 4 x 25m free
  • 4 x 25m back
  • 200m easy free
  • 200m fly/breast kick
    • My fly kick sucks. Bridget’s doesn’t.
  • 100m fly drill
  • 100m easy free

total distance: 1600m

first water

Los Banos in the morning. Not the same, smoking fast crowd as last night but most were still faster than patrons of the other local pools. Being around a better clientele is good for me, I think. This long course thing kills me. I dropped the distance way down and focused on 100s.

da numbers

  • 2 x 100m free
  • 6 x 100m free @ 2:30
    • coming in around 1:30
    • I was focused on speed here, but long course does see this reflected in my times. It’s harder for me.
    • 2:30 is a very slow set for me, but this pool is a whole other deal.
  • 200m fly kick
    • Again, long course is hard. Kick sets are especially hard.
  • 3 x 100m pull w/ paddles
    • coming in around 1:00
    • This was faster than normal 100s. I focused on stretching my stroke out and felt very fast.
  • 100m zipperswitch

first water

Today was hard.
da numbers:

  • 2 x 100yd free
  • 10 x 100yd free @ 2:00
    • coming in between 1:20 – 1:25
  • 300yd fly kick
  • 3 x 100yd IM @ 3:00
    • coming in between 1:40 – 1:50
  • 4 x 100yd pull w/ paddles @ 2:00
    • coming in between 1:20 – 1:25
  • 200yd apnea drill w/ short fins

first water

I know my workouts are getting long when I dread having to type it out.
da numbers:

  • 2 x 100yd free
  • 4 x 200yd free @ 4:00
    • coming in between 2:47 – 2:55
  • 300yd fly kick
  • 3 x 100 IM @ 3:00
    • coming in between 1:50 – 1:40
  • 400yd pull w/ paddles
  • 200dy fly kick
  • 200yd apnea drill w/ short fins

total distance: 2400 yd

first water

Good times at the Carpenteria Community Pool. I don’t know what it is about that pool exactly that makes me really like swimming there. My main set was 10 x 100yd on 1:50. This is faster than I’ve been going for a 1000yd set. A couple weeks ago, 10 x 100yd on 2:00 felt hard. Needless to say, 1:50 is harder. And it felt that way.

da numbers:

  • 2 x 100yd free/zipperswitch
  • 10 x 100yd @ 1:50
    • coming in between 1:20 – 1:25
    • This did not feel like a super fast pace.
  • 4 x 100yd pull w/ paddles @ 2:00
    • coming in between 1:25 – 1:30
  • 300yd dolphin kick alternating back/front
  • 300yd apnea drill w/ short fins

total distance: 2200yd

first water

The GVAC pool is not especially fast. In fact, it may be the slowest pool I’ve ever swam in. Maybe this is because it’s 3.5 deep the entire length, or because it’s cold or the lanes are narrow. Whatever, it’s slow and it sucks. And this morning’s pool session was brutal.
da numbers:

  • 2 x 100 yd free/zipperswitch
  • 10 x 100 yd @ 2:00
    • coming in between 1:30 – 1:35
  • 2 x 200 yd @ 5:00
    • coming in around 3:20
  • 300 yd dolphin kick w/ short fins
  • 100 yd apnea drill w/ short fins

This is my third consecutive day at 2000 yards.