1:30…

Nice and challenging swim set today. The planned set was:
5 min w/u
15 mins 100s start on 2:00
15 mins 100s start on 1:50
15 mins 100s start on 1:40
We started a little late so the actual set was:
200m w/u
6×100 on 2:00
8×100 on 1:50
9×100 on 1:40
200m w/d

All but two 100s were done in 1:30 or less. Said two were done in 1:31 and this was because of loss in focus during the 100s – daydreaming if you will. It took a lot longer to come back than I hoped but I’m really pleased with my swimming and excited about what I can do with it this year. Roll on the summer!

As a little extra info – see below for my build for the season. Specific prep begins now.

Two Hour day

Haven’t done many of these so far this season; yesterday I did a fairly challenging 2:02 of training.
First up was 58 minutes on the Turbo. It had been over two weeks since I sat on the thing so HR and RPE was pretty high relative to speed. I both hope and think that this is only temporary – I have the most solid pre-season base of my life and expect to be back to speed next week. Now is the time for regular road cycling too. Time to test out my legs in the real world… hopefuly it will transfer into real world speed.

After the children were in bed I thought of bagging my planned run; a phonecall from a friend fixed that. He too was low on motivation and was using me to get out the door. Turns out that the phonecall was beneficial to both. We did a bit of easy running, then 6×400 on 2:00 at the track and then a bit more easy running home. 12,1km in 1:02 @ 141 av. HR. The 400 splits were: 1:21, 1:22, 1:23, 1:22, 1:22, 1:20 – I was feeling great on the track – I’ll try 800s next time I’m at the track.