Sometimes it just feels right…and that is enough

by klassman

Today I swam and it just felt right.  I was on top of the water.  I felt the tired coming on but never exhaustion.  I was able to steadily descend.  My breathing was strong

I’m sure it wasn’t the fastest sets that I’ve ever done, but it was fast enough.  I don’t think my form was precisely on the mark, but it was close enough.

After a 500 warm up — 2×200 swim easy and a 100 back — I did the main set: 10×200 r. :15 followed immediately by 10×100 r. :10 with 1-5 and 11-15 pull and the rest swim.  I descended 1-5, 6-10, 11-15 and 16-20.

The 200s were 2:50, 2:50, 2:49, 2:46 and 2:44 pull followed by 2:48, 2:48, 2:44, 2:42 and 2:41 before doing 100s in 1:26, 1:25, 1:24, 1:23, and 1:21 of pulls and finished out with swimming at 1:24, 1:23, 1:20, 1:19 and 1:18.

Afterward I did 300 easy — 200 free and 100 back followed by 4×25 all out on :45.  Warm down with 100 easy.  All told, 4,000 meters.

Only ten days until Ironman Maryland.

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