Memorial Day Intervals

>> Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I hit the pool yesterday for some speed-work. I thought I'd do 16 repeats of 100 yards with 20 seconds rest between. Here's the first 8:

1:25
1:28
1:30
1:29
1:30
1:30
1:30
1:30

Feeling good. Feeling strong. The first few were smooth. They felt "right." Like my attraction to George Clooney. I was thinking I could MAYBE keep them all at or under 1:30. But then it started getting harder, and my form walked out on me. Here are my splits from my last 8:

1:30
1:32
1:31
1:33
1:31
1:33
1:31
1:30

I finished with a 1:30.19 / 100 yard average, which was pretty good! I wish I had my camera, because my "vein of approval" was out for quite some time after that workout!! I wanted to lift weights, but I was a little nauseous from pushing so hard in the pool. So I walked around the Y for a minute, stretched a little, and then decided to call it a day.

Back with photos of Pharmie and I from Saturday's Apple Duathlon as soon as they come out! Have a great short week!

10 comments:

Beth 3:53 PM, May 26, 2009  

Nice swim workout! I bet you were tired afterwards. I always have to do my lifting before I swim because I lose my determination after. Good luck with the porch!

amybee 4:11 PM, May 26, 2009  

you rock, Steve.

Congrats on the Apple finish too.

Kevin 7:43 PM, May 26, 2009  

Great job on the swim splits. Vein of approval? Must post pictures

D10 7:45 PM, May 26, 2009  

Sweet job. Now that I have been hitting the pool, I can appreciate those times.

Julie 10:11 PM, May 26, 2009  

Nice! Is your watch waterproof? If I push my buttons while swimming my watch goes dead and doesn't come back!

X-Country2 9:06 AM, May 27, 2009  

As usual, you rock. :o)

Kim 10:12 AM, May 27, 2009  

you are a fishie! nice 100s!

Nitmos 2:29 PM, May 27, 2009  

At first, I didn't read the "pool" part and I was thinking, man, that's not very fast for 100 yards running. But then I realized that I'm a fool. Still, I have no concept of pool times so...GREAT JOB!

Samantha 1:02 AM, May 28, 2009  

Dang you're pretty fast in the water....can I borrow some of that in 16 days? Just a little of your "fast"....you wont even notice its gone. :P

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