I had an awesome swim today. It had nothing to do with the times or the workout itself. It had everything to do with me being able to push every single set right to the end. I know which sets hit me mentally and I pushed those especially hard. Plus, here it is, April 4th and I hardly missed a workout this year. That motivated me as well.
The workout was 1 x 400, 2 x 200, 4 x 100 and 8 x 50 - rest equaled work interval.
I had issues with my turns on the 50s. I don't do flip turns and I usually reach the wall with my left had, but for some reason I was reaching it with my right hand on the 50's - this makes for an awkward turn for me. I decided to glide into the wall instead of taking that last stroke with the right arm. As you can see on the last three reps - that helped a lot.
I thought about modifying the workout to add 16 x 25 to end it. I decided that mentally I would have conserved energy to get me through those 25s. Not having them hanging out there at the end of the workout helped me push each rep.
Tabata is on deck for later today. I decided to separate the workouts even though from a time management perspective it would have been better to do them back to back. I want to be able to really push the workout. I'll let you know how that goes.