Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Two cool media highlights on Ice Swimming

Yesterday I saw this article in the Guarian, a UK based media source.  Well written I thought.  Some of the ignorant comments annoy me though.  Funny how so many people have such a strong opinion on a sport that they have no involvement or experience in whatsoever.

I also noticed that WOWSA's 2013 Open Water Offering of the year went to the International  Ice Swimming Association.

This morning's swim was all about speed and tapering for Saturday.  I'm pretty sore from the past two days of lifting.  So today's my last day lifting for the week and then I'll do some short sprint sets tomorrow and Friday, and then hoping for a new PR or two on Saturday.

Today I swam 1300 yards before Masters practice and then did:

Warm-up: 100 Free EZ
100 Drill Choice
100 IM EZ
100 Free Pull (400)

Warm-up Set: 6 x 50’s Choice Stroke @:50
#1-2 @70% Effort
#3-4 @80% Effort
#5-6 @90% Effort

8 x 25’s BLAST OFF’s (Coach will explain) (500)

Main Set: 3 x 300’s (Endurance Set)
#1 300 Free (Pull Opt.) @4:00
#2 3 x 100 @1:20
#3 6 x 50 @.40 (900)

(Goal= Work on all sections of the 50)
12 x 50’s Choice @1:00
#1-3 (12 1/2 FAST, 25 EZ, 12 1/2 FAST)
#4-6 (12 1/2 EZ, 25 FAST, 12 1/2 EZ)
#7-9 (25 EZ, 25 FAST)
#10-12 (25 FAST, 25 EZ) (600)

6 x 12 1/2 FINISHES + 12 1/2 easy (150)

Dive Set: 4 x50's off the block                                        (200)

Total Yards: 4,050 yards total in 1:20


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