Sunday, January 27, 2008

End of Camp

Today marked the last day of our three week training camp here in Tucson. Weather-wise, this was the crappiest day of our whole trip. It rained basically the whole day, though it held off for our run in the morning.

75' run in Sabino Canyon (16km). We started out with a 40' easy warm-up in and around the trails in the Canyon. We then met up at the same location as last week to run our hill intervals again. This week we went 8 times through the loop, last week was 6. An ez jog back to the condo finished off the run. The legs were a bit wrecked today, but it was still a good solid workout.

Since this is the last day, it also meant that it was clean-up day!! We spent a chunk of today cleaning the kitchen, vacuuming, and packing up. Soon it was time for the pool. It was raining still as we headed to the pool, which sucked for coach Joel!!

The workout turned out to be one of my best swim workouts of the camp (yards again!!)

400 swim, 200 kick, 2 x 100 IM
16 x 50 on 40" (every 4th fast)
12 x 50 on 45" (every 3rd fast) Hitting 27's for the fast ones...just behind the speedy Jenkins.
100 ez
3 x 800 Pull w. Paddles on 10' (9:00, 8:40, 8:24)
300 ez

Joel introduced a new concept for the workouts today - Mod, Med, Mad. The first one was to be moderate, the second medium, and the third one Mad (Hard/Fast). I attacked the 3rd interval, opening a 10 yd gap on Jenkins and Bechtel through the 400 yd mark (4:02). It was soon downhill fast for me, as I fell apart, with a massive blow up (coming back in 4:22).

We headed out for dinner and ice cream afterwards....some Mexican food, and Coldstone Ice Cream!! Yummy!

A rainy day at the pool...

Colin horsing around off the 10m dive tower

Move over Dr Jones

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mate, that workout and moderate/medium/mad is a replica of the Sutto special.