Monday, August 11, 2008

I think this is sabotage....

It's tricky to get coaching advice from a man that you want to chick at a race. On the one hand, he's one of the best coaches in the world. On the other hand, there is nothing in the world that he fears more than me beating him. Well after today's swim, I'm pretty sure this is sabotage. He is trying to kill me.

600 choice
30 x 50 every 4th and 5th FAST (5-10s rest)
200 choice
30 x 50 every 3rd and 5th FAST (5-10s rest)
300 cool down

At first glance it looks pretty easy. I can do 50's! Man, after the last couple week's workouts of 500s and 1500s this will be a breeze!

Yeah, well that's until you get to about #24 of 60. Then it just gets painful.

I'm thinking that maybe the weekend ride will include 30 x hill repeats on Sherman Road. And I think 60 x 200 all out on the track is in coming.

But on the bright side, if it doesn't kill me, then WATCH OUT!

:-)

(The workout actually went pretty well. I did about :37 on the fast 50s and :45 on the easy ones. Not smoking, but there's a reason I'm a triathlete and not a swimmer!)

8 comments:

Maggs said...

Man reading that workout makes my arms hurt! Good to meet you yesterday, I was pretty dazed (and frozen) after the race. See you in Kona (though I hope not in the med tent!)

mangotriathlete said...

Ooof, I'm tired just reading that swim workout! And you're a speedy one on those repeats in my book :-)

Al said...

Wow...that's a killer workout.
If you slow 50s are faster than my fastest ever 50m time and you're a triathlete...I guess that's why I'm a runner who is attempting triathlons.

Flatman said...

Will you be riding the new baby on your upcoming hill repeats??? ;)

Judy said...

GOOD job girl! My bet is on you!!

But you better go read Danny's blog - he was swimming today!! LOL!!

Now I really wish I could come to camp to cheer you on for the race. :-)

Brian said...

you will definitely kick some butt on your next race with schedules like that. 60 of them would kill me just from being bored.

rr said...

Oh my lord. That is a ridiculous amount of swimming!

You need to chick his ass just for that Jodi!! Go get him.

khai said...

It's tricky to get coaching advice from a man that you want to chick at a race. On the one hand, he's one of the best coaches in the world. On the other hand, there is nothing in the world that he fears more than me beating him.
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The funny thing about this is that Paulo really has nothing to worry about. At all. His chances of beating you are less than zero, so right from the start there ought to be no pressure. The only way he can claim to "beat" you is if you DNS. And even then, he hasn't really "beaten" you. So Paulo can quit worrying about this and just chill out in the knowledge that his future and the outcome of this smackdown is secure. It's locked in. It couldn't be any less predictable. He's going to get his ass kicked.