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  1. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    September 7, 2012

    Dang! That sounds completely exhausting – get yourself some rest!
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  2. Rae
    September 7, 2012

    This might be a silly question, but if they were 50 on 1:00, wouldnt you aim for 1:00 instead of :50? It would seem you could get more in that way. Thats what my workouts do….. 4 x 50 @ 1:00, 4 x 50 @ :50, etc. Just wondering if maybe that would help you feel less tired and not compromise your form!
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    • Meghann
      September 7, 2012

      The interval was at 1:00, so the faster I finished the 50, the more time I had to rest. We left for the next 50 every minute, on the minute. Let’s say I finished in 50 – I get 10 seconds of rest before the next 50 starts. Does that make sense?

      • rae
        September 7, 2012

        That makes sense! Usually my workouts set a time with specified rest like 50 sec 100 yes with 15 sec rest. It would make sense to go faster in your case though….but also wipe you out sooner!

  3. Ebernst
    September 7, 2012

    Welcome to the world of swimming! Every year during winter break we would have the dreaded 100×50 day usually on :55 or :50. I never wanted to do another 50 ever again after that day of swim practice! This probably why I’m avoiding joining a master’s swim team…horrific memories of high school swim season!

  4. Annette @FitnessPerks
    September 7, 2012

    That does sound like exhausting fun!! My kind of action in the pool! NICE work πŸ™‚
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  5. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    September 7, 2012

    I’m buying goggles TODAY! I need something to do while my IT band heals…
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  6. Amy
    September 7, 2012

    That sounds tough! I’m always looking for workouts ideas for when I swim laps on my own. I was wondering if you pool switches from yards to meters? On Wednesday’s post you said the workout was in yards, and here you say meters – just wondering so I can figure out the right intervals for myself!

    • Meghann
      September 10, 2012

      This is when swimming gets kind of confusing. For our morning practices, the pool is set up in “long course” style, which means it’s 50 meters across. For our afternoon practice, the pool is “short course” so it’s only 25 yards across. Why they have it marked in meters for long course and yards for short course, I have no idea, but that’s how it is.

  7. Julianna @ Julianna Bananna
    September 7, 2012

    reading your posts about swim workouts always makes me want to go for a swim! unfortunately i’m terrible at doing swim workouts and end up just swimming laps for half an hour before getting bored. something to work on!

  8. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    September 7, 2012

    After that, I would have needed re-fueling via IV!! Holy insane, Batman! I never ceased to be amazed at your swim workouts … I know that it took a lot of building to get the “mileage” up there — but they’re incredibly impressive nonetheless. πŸ™‚
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  9. Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut
    September 7, 2012

    Oh girl I feel for ya. Those post gave me chills! I shudder every time I think about the ridiculously hard swim practices I endured when I was younger! And unlucky for me, IM was my best event so when we did “specialty” training (which was usually something like 10×200 for time, no rest), I just about passed OUT! Great job thoughβ€”I would be so out of shape if I attempted your practices now!
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  10. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    September 7, 2012

    Haha, famous last words is right! That was a really tough workout, especially after Wednesday night’s practice. I can definitely see that we are making improvements though! Little by little, swimming will get better πŸ™‚
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