Day 11

This afternoon went pretty well. The coach is still easing on us and it’s exponentially increasing how nervous I feel for future trainings.

We swam:

  • 1 x 200 freestyle warm up (At this point what else would we do?)
  • 8 x 50 IM order
  • 4 x 50 specialty kick
  • 4 x 50 specialty drills
  • 8 x 50 specialty full stroke.
  • 4 x 25 kick sprint
  • 4 x 25 full stroke sprint with dives
  • 1 x 50 specialty sprint (like it’s the first 50 of a 100 meter sprint.) This sucked mainly due to the high altitude which meant it took like a year to get my breathing rate down to normal
  • 1 x 600 warm down
  • 1 x 400 IM (extra) warm down

Total: 2650 meters.

Total for the day: 7.05k

The inner optimist in me is praying that coach was only easing for that 50 meter sprint, not some truly evil training yet to come. That would mean that trainings would go back to normal - shitty and nearly unbearable.

The pessimist assumes coach’s giving us easier trainings so he spare his energy because he’s secretly devising a plan for world domination.