Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday Night Practice

Tuesday night at DSU was pretty good. I drove my truck over there for the first time in several weeks. Despite the fact that my auto is eleven years old, has over 200,000 miles on it, and is now wrecked in the front, I love that vehicle and had rather drive it than anything else. I took a short run then headed to Skene where I stopped in at my daughter's to see Smu and the grand kids. Then I skipped over to the pool to get started early.
The grand duke of Masters swimming; Duke Morgan.

I slipped in at 6:06 and swam 2,200 straight before practice began. Cagri had us swim 8 X 150 with :20 rest. The reps all had a floating 50 meaning it moved from first to third and we repeated the pattern before finishing with two reps that had breathing patterns. After the 150s, I swam an easy 100 and then we did 8 X 50 decline 1-4. That was the end of Masters. I swam 1,200 straight and then 600 with small paddles for a total of 5,700 meters. The practice looks like this:

8 X 150 as 50 fast floating through the reps 1-3. Repeat and then two with breathing patterns.
100 easy
8 X 50 @ 1:30 decline 1-4
600 small paddles
total - 5,700 meters.

I feel pretty good about where I am in my training. I have a long way to go, but I am on track and going that way.