Swimming, 26th April 2018

Repeating the same set from earlier in the week:

400m front crawl warm-up
25 x 50m front crawl, target time 55s, rest interval 20s
200m front crawl swim down

This felt really tough today, though I didn’t drop below 50s for the first half of the set. As I got towards the last eight reps however, my arms were feeling very tired and it was mentally quite hard to keep pushing.

Nonetheless I managed all 25 reps and mostly below 50 seconds which is very pleasing.

I’d like to do a bit more now as there’s some time spare in most of my sessions, but 25s are going to be tricky without a pace clock that I can see from both ends of the pool (supposed to be fixed by the end of April allegedly, though I’ve been prodding them about it since the start of September). However, I am only swimming four times a week because I just can’t do five consecutive USRPT sessions like this at the moment. There just isn’t enough recovery time for me. I could instead alternate between USRPT sessions and pure technique sessions (so USRPT Monday, Wednesday and Friday with technique work on Tuesdays and Thursdays), so I’m going to give that some thought in time for next week.

USRPT distance this year: 32,500m
Total distance this year: 68,650m

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