Tuesday, September 23, 2008

LOTS of swimming for me

Cameron Brown has been working me hard in the pool every morning and believe me, I wouldn't have been able to swim the distances we have been swimming had I been on my own. The past three days we have been swimming over five thousand meters! This is huge for me since it is such a struggle for me to get in two thousand meters. Hopefully it will give me what I need to stay in contact with the lead pack in three weeks time.

Set from this morning:

200 swim
200 kick
4x50 drill
800 pull breathing 3,5,7,9 per 25
3x 800 holding 1:17 pace with 15 seconds recovery
200 easy
10x 100 on 1:20 I thought this would be easy. I was only just making the set
100 drill
4x 50 fly
200 cool down

Came out to 5,400m today. I talked a lot of smack in the car on the way to the pool. I held my own until 1,600 of the 3 x 800 m set and then Cameron pulled away. He is in some good form and is training well here in Austin. Lots of coca cola being consumed as well.


Some pics of Cameron's sweet rig.



Beautiful SRM


The man himself

4 comments:

acm said...

James...that's funny because I'm the same way swimming on my own. I'll do about a 100 and then get out. Therefore, I have to swim with a masters team so I'm able to get in the distance.

Best of luck to you the rest of the season.
-acm

James and Lindsay Cotter said...

I will be looking into a masters squad around here as some as cameron leaves. Wish I could still at UT but it is so far away! Hope your foot is getting better.

themagicisback said...

5400! PHEW!!! The set you guys did sounds intense! I rode with Chris Lieto and he pushed me like no other. It makes it easier to push yourself when you got someone strong like that. They open your eyes and bring you to the next level.

Flatman said...

That bike is so sweet...