Sunday, 5 June 2011
No rest for the wicked?
This afternoon's session at Consett gave Cloughy, Sparky and I the opportunity to chew over the exploits of yesterday's adventure in Ashington. Whilst unbeknown to us the stand in coach (Ian Frame) was plotting a rather nasty little (actually it wasn't that small either) set to completely finish us off.
It all started quite nicely with a steady 400 warm up. Now despite the litany of personal bollock dropping, catalogued on the pages of this blog, I think that on occasions I can sometimes be quite smart. So when our stand in coach for the afternoon said "OK we'll do 16 x 100's" adding "in sets of 4" "the first set on 2 mins, the second set on 1.50" it really didn't take much for me to fill in the blanks and extrapolate down to the last set being on 1.30.....
It's funny isn't it how coaches always say "we'll do "?; when really what they mean is "you'll do" and I'll stand on the side and laugh at you all struggling with this.
The harshness of that final repeat time (and this is a 33.3 metre pool remember) wasn't ameliorated by the steady 133 drill in between each set. Sadly I failed miserably to make the times having about 4 seconds rest after the first 100, then swimming a 92 and a feeble 97 for the next two although I pulled the last one back to about 88. Bloody hell it hurt though!
400 warm up
4 x 100 @ 2 mins
4 x 100 @ 1.50
4 x 100 @ 1.40
4 x 100 @ 1.30 *
400 swim down
2800 m total
* repeat times 86, 92, 97 and 88