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November 26th, 2014, 10:09 AM
Hope everone has a great Thanksgiving!

Any suggestions on a Pre-Thanksgiving workout before the pig out?

November 26th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Our team has a post-Turkey workout (and open house recruitment) on Friday scheduled and hopefully we might get a few who bring new people who might want to join the team. We'll do mostly short stuff that day, but also get some fun racing/competition in.

November 26th, 2014, 10:52 AM
In the well-established Forum tradition of resurrecting really old threads, and in the spirit of the season, I like swimsuit addict's 2009 Turducken set (http://forums.usms.org/entry.php?6913-The-Turducken-Workout&bt=114731):

Turducken set: A turducken is a turkey that is stuffed with a duck, which in turn has been stuffed with a chicken. Iíve never tasted one, but I feel like Iíve been reading about them as a novelty food item for at least a decade. The latest article I saw about turducken was not about food at all, but about privacy law (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/us/08bar.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=turducken%20privacy%20law&st=cse), and ever since I read it, the word has been rolling around in my head. So I decided I would assemble stroke turduckens by stuffing a 50 of one stroke into the middle of a 100 of another stroke, then sticking the whole thing into a 200 of yet another stroke. I did four rounds of these; on the first, turkey=fly, duck=back, and chicken=breast; the strokes rotate through the IM thereafter. The set looked like this:

4 x 350 @ :30-:40 rest interval
1st 350=100 FL/50 BK/50 BR/50 BK/100 FL
2nd 350=100 BK/50 BR/50 FR/50 BR/100 BK
3rd 350=100 BR/50 FR/50 FL/50 FR/100 BR
4th 350=100 FR/50 FL/50 BK/50 FL/100 FR

On each round I aimed to do the middle 50 at 200 IM pace; the 50 before it as build and the 50 after it as recovery, and the turkey 100s at the front and back at basic aerobic pace.
Serve this as a main set with a side of vigorous kicking!

November 26th, 2014, 06:57 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Forumites!

November 26th, 2014, 07:01 PM
Darn, she beat me to it.

:turkey: :dinner: :dj_dance: :carolers: :presents2:

November 26th, 2014, 07:04 PM
Darn, she beat me to it.

:turkey: :dinner: :dj_dance: :carolers: :presents2:


I always look forward to using that Smilie! You got me on the fork and knife one, though. :D
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jim!

November 26th, 2014, 07:18 PM
I might be doing some version of the Turducken Workout (http://forums.usms.org/entry.php?6913-The-Turducken-Workout) this weekend. Swimsuitaddict also included a Turducken kick set:

Kick set: 7 x 100 K @ 2:00
To continue with today’s theme, I made a 400IM--200IM--100IM turducken kick set and sliced it into manageable 100 yard portions. So my 7 100s were:

100 FL
100 BK
100 IM
100 BR
100 FR

November 26th, 2014, 07:20 PM
Here's one more holiday-themed workout. It's Post #28 of this thread, posted by jgale (http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?23366-Holiday-Traditions-and-Swim-Challenges-What-s-yours):

After a 1000 warm up, we did the following sprint set:

12 x 25 fly on 40
11 x 25 back on 40
10 x 25 breast on 40
9 x 25 free on 40
8 x 25 IM (two of each stroke) on 25
At the half way point, we switched to fins
7 x 25 kick on 30
6 x 25 fly on 30
5 x 25 back on 30
4 x 25 breast on 30
3 x 25 free on 30
2 x 25 kick on 30
1 x 25 choice on 30

c/d 300

November 26th, 2014, 07:58 PM
I always look forward to using that Smilie! You got me on the fork and knife one, though. :D
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jim!

Thank you - the same to you and Bruce!

I think it's time to look for new smilies. We can't ever have enough smilies. :bliss:

November 27th, 2014, 01:03 PM
Remember to call a friend that you have not spoken to for a while. Tell many around you that you like/love them without requiring anything back from them!

"be thankful for what you have and thankful for what you DO NOT have that you do not want!! Think about it ----- !