Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Back in Full Swing

Day 1 back into my training went well. Day 2 did not start out so hot, but it definitely ended well. I didn't get up to swim in the morning because of the snow—I looked out my window, wondered whether the Y would even be open, and went back to sleep. But I accomplished it during lunch, all 2,000 yards:
  • 350 warm up
  • 8×25 drills
  • 8×100@5sec (1:35, 1:38.38, 1:40.79, 1:41.15, 1:40.96, 1:39.34, 1:39.02, 1:39.92)
  • 4×25@20sec sprint (18.77, 18.33, 18.69, 19.83)
  • 8×25 kick (no flippers since I left mine at home)
  • 350 cool down
This took me about 40 minutes. Had I gone all out with no rest, I thought it would have taken me about 32 minutes, so this was definitely faster than I'd expected. And I was quite consistent—within 6 seconds for all the hundreds and all right around where I'd been last month (the last time I'd been swimming), and within 1 second on the 25s. These will be good benchmarks for the rest of the training season.

After work, it was off to the trainer for a 1:10 ride. The warm up was one time through my favorite CD, tracks 1-5, 1 minute of quiet time, 7×20 seconds @ 2 minutes rest power intervals (high gear) with no music, one more time through my favorite CD, set on random, 1 minute of quiet time. Supper, trying to figure out how to make my HRM pick up my HR, off to bed!

1 comment:

Two Thrifty Sisters said...


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