This was going to be stroke technique today, but, with a third very slow person in my lane today, I had to work around them. That’s how the 200 IMs on a 3:20 (preferred interval would’ve been 3:30) came about. Originally, I was going to do 50s, but in order to stay ahead of one of them and not have to pass them a second time, I pushed off into the backstroke. The same thing happened with the interval. A 3:30 interval would’ve given the person a :05 head start off the wall. I would’ve caught him in a few strokes and either swam around him or wait until the wall. It was just better to shorten my rest time. Well, not better, but a better option. My butterfly has gotten stronger. In other words, I don’t die at 37.5 yards anymore, amazingly. I can finish the 50 pretty strong. That doesn’t mean I’ve increased my speed, merely my endurance. LOL Maybe it’s that I’m being lazy and not pushing the fly, and that allows me to swim farther. Does it matter? LOL

Okay, you know the drill, adjust, adjust, adjust. And have fun.

50-minute swim workout, stroke

500 warmup (~7:25 min)

Warmup set 2x (800 yds, 17:20 min)
100 on 1:40
6 x 50
1 & 2: 25 drill/25 free on :55
3 & 5: 25 right arm/25 left arm on :55
4 & 6: free focusing on catch/stroke technique on :50

Main set (1200 yds, 19 min)
6 x 200
Odds IM on 3:20
Evens free on 3:00

Bonus set (100 yds, 2 min)
4 x 25 sprint on :30

300 warm down

Total yards: 2900

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