Thursday, March 8, 2012

Leisure Time

If you didn't know better, you'd think that everyone at MIT Master's was on vacation this week. As I leisurely strolled onto deck at 6:20 only Sarah was lined up and ready to jump in. So I did what any respectable teammate would do: I tried to stall her from getting in the pool by trying to engage her in discourse about the weather, our health, and general wonderment about how empty the pool was. Unsuccessful, I continued my quest of procrastination by chatting up with my friend Chris, who also seemed antsy to get in the pool (come on people! Master's is for socializing)! Undeterred, I sat at the edge watching Bill write the workout and staring at an empty lane. As I got up the nerve to jump in, out sauntered E2, so of course I felt obliged to say hello. But then I got in. And she continued to talk with Bill for 10 minutes on deck. As each 100 went by I felt better about my own dilly-dallying as E2 delayed her own swim. But instead of giving out a slacker award, we get a champion award because Bill mixed up the sheets and gave us Lane 1's times for the main set. We made it but I wondered why they got so much rest and we were working our butts off.

100 warmup
4 x 50 25 drill/25 kick
4 x 75 reverse IM order :20r
4 x 100 on 1:45
50 fly/50 free
50 back/ 50 free
50 breast/ 50 free
50 choice/ 50 free
4 x 25 cruise/sprint on :30
4 x 25 alternate underwater/easy swim on :35
4 x 25 sprint on :40
300 long on 4:15
50 fast on :50
250 pull on 3:35
50 fast on :50
200 swim on 2:50
50 fast on :50
150 swim on 2:15
50 fast on :50
100 swim on 1:30
50 fast on :50
2 x 75 cruise on 1:25
2 x 72 descend on 1:10
2 x 75 cruise on 1:30
2 x 72 descend on 1:05
2 x 75 cruise on 1:35
2 x 72 descend on :60
50 esay

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ladies Day

Short post today! All of the ladies showed up today as lanes 2 and 3 were filled with the gals. And wouldn't you know it, we all had on different colored swim caps and different suits. That is fashion at 6am! It was a great workout to boot, thank you coach Bill. I wanted to capture it because it's worth it if you want to do this on your own.

100 IM on 1:45
100 free on 1:30
2 x 100 IM on 1:45
2 x 100 free on 1:30
12 x 125 going
1-3 swim on 2:00
4-6 50 fast on :35/75 easy on 1:20
7-9 75 fast on :60/50 easy on :60
10-12 swim on 1:55
1650 swim
(we did it 500 swim, 500 pull, 650 swim)

Not too bad at all!!