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Re: Silver polishing activities. A long way to Ironman.

Postby silver » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:27 pm

~2.8km swim
first half good, smooth with fast swimmers in the lane, second half bit of a mish mash, slooow traffic in the lanes, unnecessarily...Grrr!
500 warm up
400 kick drills
5x100 @1:55 arr. ~1:36>4
Mess of drills and random hundreds
400 paddles and pull steady.
more random.
200 back and breast cool down


Today:I did it I got back on my bike!
(Only to ride to the pool and back though)

Swim. 2.9km

warm up 200 free, 100 back 200 free(3:16)
200 pull/fists drills
10x200@4:00 arr. 3:38!>3:13.
Good: Pretty steady acceleration through the whole set :). Clear lane the whole session.
Bad: the slow speed for most of the distance :(
Been avoiding doing this for too long now. It's a bit too much like actually swimming!
200 easy mixed cool down.
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Re: Silver polishing activities. A long way to Ironman.

Postby silver » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:55 pm

Low fuel start, run-swim-run->wipeout on the sofa listening to cricket

Banana and glass of apple juice for breakfast into:

2 mile run, faster again, feeling almost like I'm hitting the right shapes again.

3.5km swim.
5x5+2's
5x100 warm up, alt crawl and back, 10 secs rest.
200 catch drills
5x100 effort @1:55 arr. 1:35
200 kick drills
5x100 easy with kick @2:00 arr.1:42
200 breathing drills, 100 on 5's for the first time. yeeuurghhh! 2x 50 on 7's and 11
5x100 FAST @4:00 arr. 1:25. (Fast club member was in doing 10x15, arr. 1:20 on 2:00, so I drafted him every other repeat. for 50m anyway...)
200 counting. stroke length has definitely suffered, got down from 23 to 18 with a bit of effort.
5x100 alt back and breast. lost all speed on these strokes too...
200 mixed cool down.

2 mile run uphill, 45 second improvement, much less grovelly than last week!

Huge lunch then asleep on the sofa...rest and recovery is important yes?
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Re: Silver polishing activities. A long way to Ironman.

Postby silver » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:49 pm

Thursday, feeling a bit off but swam anyways under the 'above the neck rule'...

Great swim, wednesday's thrashing at the feet of my club mate was obviously effective!
Went in with no expectations beyond drilling catch and body position.
Worked on stroke count a bit and felt good enough for a fast 100.
Managed a 1:23 :) Definitely getting back in the groove.
Gentle cool down.

Nice chat with a coach afterwards about swimming theory as well. Bonus!

Unfortunately a bit off turned into nasty head cold, so I'm having a down day just to sneeze. (and finish Stephen Donaldson's Gap series 20 years after starting it...)
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