Who's your Chlorine Daddy?

19 November 2022


After yesterday's "Fail & Bail" workout and an utterly crappy, maybe four hours of sleep last night (thanks to my work-stress-monkey-mind), I really wasn't expecting much from my attempt to do the "5 weeks from a taper meet" version of the Popovici set. I wanted to make sure to do this before my 9:30 am weight training session at Thrive, so I was at LA Fitness as soon as it opened at 8:00 am.


Warmup Sets (1,800 yards)

  • 1 x 300: kick-drill by 25s, 100 each fly, back, free

  • 3 x 100: on 1:20, free descend with snorkel (1:12, 1:08, 1:06)

  • 6 x 50: on 0:55, dolphin-flutter streamline kick on my back, descend in 3s

  • 12 x 25: on 1:00 per pair, odds fast going fly, back, free, evens easy with the first pass at maybe 90% and the second round at as close to 100% as possible

  • Fly - 15.8, 15.2

  • Back - 15.5, 14.8

  • Free - 15.2, 13.5

  • 1 x 50: easy scull w/snorkel

  • 1 x 400: dolphin/flutter kick for time, 5:58.8

  • 3 x 50: active recovery on 0:45, 1:00

Chlorine Daddy 200s - 5 Weeks Out (1,200 set / 3,000 total)

4 rounds of:

  • 3 x 50: fast on 1:30, 1:15, 1:00

  • 3 x 50: active recovery on 0:45, 1:00, 1:30

As my groin was still hurting, I skipped breaststroke, but I did rotate the order of the strokes on the fast efforts so:

  • Round 1 and 4 were fly, back, free

  • Round 2 was back, free, fly

  • Round 3 was free, fly, back

My times, in order by round, were:

  • Fly - 30.1, 30.6, 30.6, 30.9 = 30.6 average vs. last week at 31.2 avg

  • Back - 30.9, 31.0, 31.1, 31.0 = 31.0 average vs. last week at 31.4 avg

  • Free - 30.5, 28.4, 28.8, 29.5 = 29.3 average vs. last week at 29.2 avg

I threw in an extra 100 cool-down to get to 3,100 yards. This ended up being a great start to a fantastic morning of training.



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