Day 40: Back to the pool with my Speedos

By Skip

Headed to the pool this Saturday morning and was excited to push myself a little harder today and see what kind of time I could REALLY do with my new slick Speedos 🙂

Standard workout for me today which consisted of:

  • WU: 250 @ low aerobic intensity
    • 6 x 25 drills, RI=0:10
  • MS: 5 x 200 @ threshold intensity, RI=0:30
    • 6 x 25 kick, RI=0:15
  • CD: 250 @ low aerobic intensity

The most noticeable difference was the amount of rest interval…. it is becoming shorter and shorter as I go through my schedule.  The reason is obvious but something I need to really concentrate on and not forget about.  Felt pretty good and fast in the pool today and found some ways to push myself a little bit more.  I am also at a point where I am starting to feel my “pace” when it comes to the swim.  Now I can work on that and my improving my stroke.

It was quite cloudy today and ended up being a very nice day to swim.  The pool was not too crowded but it has been a while since I have been able to get over to the 100 meter lanes.  Today, again, they were full.  Give me another week and I think I will start seriously thinking about some open water swimming.  I need to get that feeling of uninterrupted distances and not pushing off a wall.  Also need to get used to the taste of salt water vs pool water.  I better enjoy it pre oil!

Speaking of which, what is happening with all the Gulf coast triathlons this summer?  I have not heard much news about any interruptions, have you?

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Filed in: Sprint Training, Swimming, Triathlon • Sunday, July 4th, 2010
 

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