The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

I want you guys to sleep well tonight

There were 2 options for last nights workout, Option 1 and Option 2. Option 1 was supposedly harder -- so I took it, as did everyone else.

It didn't look hard, but it was the first time, we had pace drills, where you had a certain amount of time to complete the task, rest, and then start the next task. My heart was pumping pretty good about half way through. "I want you guys to sleep well tonight" chuckled, Hélène, the instructor.

400 Easy
3 x 100 Pull
2 x 100 Kick
4 x 100 (25 scull, 50 drill, 25 swim) - 2 Front, 2 Choice
2 x 100 kick (no board)
100 Easy

4 x 25 on 00:30
100 Easy
4 x 50 on 01:00
200 Easy
4 x 75 on 01:30
300 Easy
4 x 100 on 02:00
100 Easy *
2 x 100 IM *
100 Kick *
200 Cool Down *

* I modified the last part, it was posted as 400 easy, and then 200-400 cool down, but I found that the 300 easy (before the 4x100) was too long and boring, and essentially 600-800 of easy was going to be very boring, and since the heart was already pumping, why not push a little more with the 2x100 IM.

The pacing was good for the heart- I'm guessing this pushes AT. I found the 50's on 1:00 harder than the 75's on 1:30, and I found the 100's on 2:00 to be the easier ones -- typically with 20-25 seconds to spare between sets.

Total distance 3,800 yards -- 3,475 meters