Day 81: The last swim

By Skip

I know how to spend my Friday nights…. in the water getting my last swim workout in before Sunday.  I noticed that it was a substantially shorter workout today.   I knew I had to take every stroke seriously as this is the one area that I still need major improvement on.

Here was my schedule:

  • WU: 250 @ low aerobic intensity
    • 6 x 25 drills, RI=0:10
  • MS: 6 x 75 @ VO2max intensity, RI=0:45
  • CD: 250 @ low aerobic intensity

I had a pretty good workout.  It seemed to be over before it started.  I made sure that I made every set count on my main set. The one thing I cannot forget to do on Sunday is to stay kicking.  Every time I keep this in mind I tend to cruise along quite a bit faster.  I have had such a mix of feedback as to how much “legs” I should be putting into the swim.

I am going to keep this post short as I need to get some sleep tonight.  I have a short 20 minute bike ride tomorrow but my day is full!  Sunday morning will be here before I know it and I have to concentrate on getting proper rest and I need to make sure I stay hydrated.

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Filed in: Sprint Training, Swimming, Triathlon • Friday, August 13th, 2010
 

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