Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thinking positively

Today I swam at SDRC.  Was in the pool at 6am and did:

1000 free easy
1000 - 2 x 5 x 100's descend 1-5 on 1:30 (1:25 - 1:13)
David Balling was a couple lanes over and was watching me on that last set.  He was apparently done with his workout and was just watching that whole set. On my last one he said "Pretty good!" I still feel embarrassed about our last conversation.  What an idiot! 
1000 - 10 x 100's stroke last one free no rest
2000 pull w/ankle strap build by 500s
1000 - 10 x 100's Tempo Trainer start fast tempo (:90) and slow it up by :02 per 100 (end on 1:08) on 2:00.  Try to maintain same finish time (@ 1:21)
1000 - 10 x 100's Tempo Trainer start slow tempo (1:08) and speed it up by :02 per 100 (end on :90) on 2:00
On these last two sets I was pretending that I was swimming downstream.  I could almost feel the current pushing me like I was swimming in a river downstream.  This kind of thinking I'm sure made me faster than if I wasn't thinking this way.  I think my "sweet spot", or ideal spm is right about 62 spm.  Faster rate and I'm not as efficient.  Slower rate and I'm just plain going too slow.  

200 IM warmdown

7200 yards total
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