Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tuesday Night Practice

I was on pins and needles all day. After looking back at last year's training diary and seeing that we missed this Tuesday a year ago after missing the whole week before that, I was afraid history would repeat itself. The weather was stormy, and I feared Cagri might cancel practice. Things are getting tight, and I really am worried about the Chicot Challenge. A week in bed has me week as water and wondering if I will be able to build the fitness I need to swim twenty-one miles.

I did not push to get in too early because I feared becoming too tired. I swam 1,100 for a warm up, which is a lot less than I normally do. Then we did 8 X 50 before starting the main set. It all looks like this:

1,100
8 X 50 @ 1:50 decline 1-4
25
50
75
100
200
300
400
300
200
100
100 (with Ricky)
75
50
25 
600 cool down
total: 4,100 yards = 3,747 meters.

I left a lot of time on the clock. There was easily time enough to swim another 2,000, but it didn't seem wise to push that hard after being that sick, so I got out and went home. Maybe I can do more Thursday.