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February 4, 2010 Morning Practice – Let it Snow!

Few things worse than waking up at 5 am, driving 20 miles to the pool, and arriving with only 2 other people there, standing outside their cars, talking.  Turns out the sprinkling (my definition) of snow that fell overnight was enough that the pool was closed.  This was how I spent my day yesterday.  Thank goodness for my VASA Trainer, so I was able to at least get some work done.

Today was a bit better, but they’re calling for the storm of the century coming tomorrow, so could be more dryland work.

Here’s this morning’s training:

1,200 warm-up
I think it was only supposed to be a 1,000, but I swam a bit more than my usual swim, kick, pull routine.

Long main set:
All swims were on a 1:30 / 100 base.  This allowed for some easy swimming, but trying to maintain a similar pace through the entire set.  Started at 1:12 / 100, but ended up at 1:10.
Swim:
1 x 300 on 4:30
1 x 200 on 3:00
1 x 300 on 4:30
2 x 100 on 1:30
1 x 300 on 4:30
4 x 50 on :45

Pull – Started at 1:10 pace, ended at 1:05 pace
1 x 200 on 3:00
1 x 300 on 4:30
1 x 200 on 3:00
3 x 100 on 1:30
1 x 200 on 3:00
6 x 50 on :45

Finish with set which I mixed up kicking with fins and swimming easy, holding :35 / 50 pace
4 x 100 on 1:30 – kick with fins, alternate 50 flutter, 50 dolphin on back
4 x 75 on 1:05 – swim smooth
4 x 50 on :45 – swim
4 x 25 on :30 – swim