Aargh that bloody Test Set……

Consett Masters session was cancelled this afternoon so it was off to Newcastle Masters (with a bit of encouragement from Peter French) to be faced with one of His Majesty’s sessions, yet again I was successful in choosing a session which contained a test set….aargh.

The Road to Kazan Week 2
The Road to Kazan Week 2

My last visit to Newcastle earlier this year had resulted in me being Billy no mates as I was demoted to lane 6. Today I was elevated to the dizzy heights of lane 5 and nestled in with a MAD crew, (Martin, Andy & Duncan).

Now this is really interesting (well if you have the same obsessive swimming anorak and narcisssitic traits as me) because HM’s test set is always the same and I had endured the same set last June read about it here.

But comparing the results I was surprised to notice that there wasn’t much to choose between my repeat times last year and this afternoon’s set. Admittedly   the last time I was swimming in a 33m pool, and even though I was quite a bit off the 80 I swam at the end I felt quite encouraged.

2 weeks into this comeback I’m swimming not far off the level I was swimming about 8 weeks in last year.

Must be a fluke.

  • Warm up
  • 800 warm up 200 free, 200 alt back breast, 200 free, 200 alt back breast,
  • 8 x 100 pull @ 2:00
  • 12 x 50s
  • 1-4      free @ 1:15 1st 3 steady, last one hard 1st 15 m,
  • breast @ 1.15 1st 3 steady, last one hard 1st 15 m
  • 9-12    free @ 1:15 1st 3 steady, last one hard 1st 15 m,
  •  Main Set
  • 3 x 100 @ 2:00 95’s
  • 150 easy
  • 3 x 100 @ 2:10 90’s
  • 150 easy
  • 3 x 100 @ 2:20 85, 86, 84
  • 150 easy
  • 100 flat out   83.4
  • swim down 150
  • 3800 metres

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