Saturday100 IM - did not attempt, short axis strokes have been aggravating a tendon under my right chest muscle
200 free (50 fr SR) 29.09
Sluggish off block, breathed once or twice for my 50 split portion, then had to finish the remaining 150. It was somewhere around 125M that I experienced quite possibly the greatest quantity of suffering I've ever experienced before. I survived however, but barely. Then for 5 minutes afterwards the outsides of my shoulders, arms, and forearms were like a huge cramp full of pain - ouch.
200 Mens Free Relay (anchor leg) ??.??
3rd and 4th leg times were combined.
Turned too late and botched turn ooops.
Got home, reviewed brief footage (my streamline off the turns were horrible and sloppy) then I practiced track starts and turns for about 75 minutes. My popov wanna-be-grab-start method just takes forever, it's now history
Sunday After insufficient quantity and quality of sleep (which seems to be recipe for good swimming)
50 free 28.38 (PB SCM)
Track start seems to work.
Found myself wheezing uncontrollably for about 30 seconds afterwards. Strangely, all subsequent swims for the day did not result this way. Just this one, and Saturday's 200 (50SR).
200 - 239 Mixed relay - I was lead-off so I hope my split registers 28.16
With fear of crunching turn I ended up turning way too early and had to accelerate from a dig a good bit off the turn. Expecting to see 29.poop but to my delightful surprise - another PB
100 free (for fun, without stress or pain) 1:10
Actually a PB being a first attempt at the event.
160-199 Medley Relay (anchor leg) 28.84
Turned too early again, this time so far that my legs were straight and my only momentum was from ankle leverage - LOL. On the other hand, all remaining parts of the swim felt like my all-time bests. With a solid turn and streamline, I think this one would have taken me to my SCM goal
Since I live just 1:45 away, I decided to drive out each day. But it took its toll with the swimming and I am pooped. Nevertheless, had a great time swimming with my teammates. It also feels quite good to come back with a PB, and furthermore quite possibly, room for even more improvement. I think