Keep Going Binge (only 16 days left)

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Weekly Total 25,100 metres             Monthly Total 35,800 metres

Somewhat unusually (for Binge anyway) my week started off with a double session a 6:30am 1600 and then a Monday evening Masters session. What on earth is going on here?

I even made it to the public Masters session at Stanley on Tuesday evening. I haven’t been there for a while and there was an influx of new swimmers (actually they may have been turning up twice a week for the last 8 months but they were new to me)

I say they were new because there was a marked reluctance to “get on with it”, although their technical ability  suggested they had been club swimmers it must’ve been a while since they had swum a session in a lane. They were game though and it made quite a change for me to be leading a lane rather than hanging off the back.

imgid46239975Saturday was an interesting session, Made it down to Durham for the two hour Triathlon session, well it’s actually 2 x 1 hour sessions back to back. As I hovered around the end of the pool wondering which lane to join I was approached by a couple of the guys and invited to join in their “endurance” set.

They were going to swim 3k in the hour, so 100’s on 2 minute pace. I thought that would be fine and we set off on a series of 600’s as you can see below. To break this up we each led for 200 metres as we rotated through the set. I was doing the 4 x 50’s and was reasonably pleased with the set. Nothing to write home about really but a fairly measured 3k and I think my feel for the water might gradually be returning.

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It was all going so well until I looked at EMSC 4.0’s schedule, he benignly suggested I should miss out the 900 metre warm up (as I was probably warmed up enough!) and move to the main set, my heart sank when I saw the phrase in block capitals “THIS IS A VERY HARD SET”.

And oh my goodness yes it was, not so much the 50’s although the progressive bit was a tad taxing but the 100’s and the last set when I rather rashly chose to swim them breaststroke….what a stupid decision.

So here’s the details of this week’s sessions

  • Feb 6th AM   6:30 am Public Session
  • 400 free warm up
  • 2 x 400 breast stroke 30 second RI
  • 8 x 50’s free @ 60
  • Total 1600 metres
  • Feb 6th PM  8:00 pm Consett Masters Session
  • 200 free
  • 150 pull
  • 50 kick warmup
  • 6 x 150 @ 2:45
  • 2 x 75 @ 1:30
  • 4 x 150 @ 2:45
  • 4 x 75 @ 1:30
  • 2 x 150 @ 2:45
  • 6 x 75 @ 1:30
  • 300 swim down
  • Total 3400 metres
  • Feb 7th PM  8:00 pm Public Masters Session Stanley
  • 6 x 50 swim,kick, pull
  • 4 x 25 @ 45 flat out 1st 15 m
  • 1 x 150 @ 2:45
  • 100 Easy
  • 2x 75 @ 1:30
  • 100 Easy
  • 3 x 50 @ 60s
  • 100 Easy
  • 6 x 25 @ 35 s
  • 100 easy
  • 1 x 150 @ 2:45
  • 100 Easy
  • 2x 75 @ 1:30
  • 100 Easy
  • 3 x 50 @ 60s
  • 100 Easy
  • 6 x 25 @ 35 s
  • 100 easy
  • Total 2400 metres
  • Feb 8th AM   6:30 am Public Session
  • 600 warm up 100 swim, 100 drill
  • 4 x 200 @ 3:35 pull
  • 2 x 200 breast @ 4:30 3:55, 3:50
  • 100 swim down
  • Total 1900 metres
  • Feb 8th PM  8:00 pm Consett Masters Session
  • 400 warm up every 4th length not front crawl
  • 8 x 100 @ 1:45  no 4 and 8 alt free,breast
  • 150 steady
  • 8 x 75 @ 1:25 no 4 and 8 alt free/breast
  • 150 steady
  • 8 x 50 @ 60  no 4 and 8 alt free/breast
  • 150 steady
  • 8 x 25 IM @ 35 secs
  • 150 steady
  • 300 swim down
  • Total 3300 metres
  • Feb 9th PM  7:00 pm Public Session
  • 1000 warm up @ 18 mins
  • 5 x 200 pull @ 3:30
  • 4 x 50 breast on 60 secs
  • 200 swim down
  • Total 2400 metres
  • Feb 10th AM  7:00 am Public Session
  • 1000 warm up alt 25 free, 25 back, 25 free, 25 breast and 25 free, 25 drill in 100’s
  • 4 x 100 IM @ 2:05
  • 8 x 100 pull @ 1:55
  • Total 2200 metres
  • Feb 11th PM  4:30 pm Durham Tri Club Session
  • 5 x 600 as 1 x 200 @ 4mins, 2 x 100 @ 2mins 4 x 50 @ 1min
  • 4 x 50 @ 60 steady
  • 4 x 50 @ 70 progressive
  • 2 x 100 1min rest   90 and 88
  • 4 x 50 @ 60 steady
  • 4 x 50 @ 70 progressive
  • 2 x 100 1min rest   90 and 88
  • 4 x 50 @ 60 steady
  • 4 x 50 @ 70 progressive
  • 2 x 100 1min rest   Breast 1:45 & 1:43
  • 600 swim down
  • Total 5400 Metres
  • Feb 12th AM  8:00 am Public Session
  • 1000 warm up  odd lengths free even lengths 2 drill, 2 breast
  • 3 x 200 @ 3:40
  • 4 x 100 @ 1:50
  • 3 x 200 @ 3:40
  • 4 x 100 @ 1:50
  • 600 swim down
  • Total 3600 metres

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