I built today's practice with a bit of fatigue in mind. I wanted to put in 3000 yards, but I did not want to turn it into a long, grinding style workout.
6 x 100 @ 1:30
5 x 100 IM @ 1:40
5 x 200 pull @ 3:00
8 x 50 kick @ 1:05
2 x 100 @ 2:00
--- fast but loose; ~85%
100 cool down
Total: 3000 yards
I haven't done IM in a long time, but this was a nice change of pace. I should probably add in more stroke work, especially when I feel like I don't quite have my best stuff. Similarly, the 200s pull accomplished the job of putting in bulk yardage without turning the set into a grind.
I went 1:08 and 1:10 on the 2 x 100 fast, holding my heartrate around 145. I tried hard to stay long and work but not to commit full power. It was a little like doing a couple of reps at 500 free race pace.
Ultimately, I feel like I got something out of today's workout, but I'm really looking forward to taking it easy next week. I'm gonna run tomorrow and then bring it down for a couple of days.