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  1. 10/29/14

    In and out quickly tonight

    300 free
    300 alternate Back/Breast by 50
    200 kick
    100 scull alternate front/back by 25
    4 x 50 25 fist dr/25 fingertip drag
    4 x 75 catch up/swim/build

    400 @ 6:00 strong even pace
    100 @ 1:35 at 500 pace
    50 @ 60 at 200 pace
    500 @ 7:30 strong even pace
    400 @ 6:40 breathe 3/5/7/9 by 25
    -stretch out swim
    100 @ 1:35 at 500 pace
    50 @ 60 at 200 pace
    500 fast

    2 x 50 off blocks
    -went free and Breast

    Hot tub for a warm down

    3600

    My pacing is slowly coming around. Key word ----> slowly
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  2. Mon 10/27/14

    Lots of rest with expected speed tonight.

    300 swim
    6 x 50 kick @ 1:15 strong
    5 x 100 @ 1:45 choice descend (went back)

    4 x 300 @ 4:45 even pacing
    -odds pull , evens swim

    3 x through
    4 x 50 @ 1:35 at 90%
    50 @ 1:35 at 100%
    2 x 50 @ 60 active recovery

    3350

    i didn't swim extremely fast tonight but felt good. Consistent but mediocre sums it up perfectly.
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  3. 10/22/14 drill day

    400 w/bouy and snorkel
    4 x 100 free @ 1:40 build kick throughout swim
    4 x 100 back @ 1:50 build kick throughout swim
    4 x 50 BR kick @ 60

    10 x 50 backstroke @ 1:10
    -odds 6 kick shoulder roll w/arms at side
    -evens 6 kick switch
    10 x 50 back sprint kick w/fins @ 60
    50 EZ

    12 x 25 build @ 35 IMO
    5 x 50 @ 60 fly/back focus on turns
    4 x 75 @ 1:30 BK/BR/free
    5 x 50 @ 60 BR/free focus on turns
    4 x 25 @ 30 free build focus on finish
    2 x 50 free @ 60 build, fast turn, SDK afap

    50 float and home

    i can't say that I was disappointed to have a light practice tonight. Who doesn't love drill day? I'm sure coach will get us back next time.
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  4. Mon 10/20/14

    Brutal day at work but was able to escape the real world for a bit and swim through this

    400 swim
    2 x 100 fly kick@ 2:15
    4 x 75 k/d/s IM order @ 1:30
    4 x 50 @ 60 strong kick and DPS
    4 x 100 @ 1:45 50 drill/50 build choice
    - went odds free, evens back
    50 EZ

    8 x 50 @ 1:05 hold best time + 7
    4 x 25 @ 40 sprint
    8 x 50 @ 55 hold best time + 6
    4 x 50 @ 40 sprint
    8 x 50 @ 45 hold best time + 5 (failed)
    2 x 100 @ 5:00 SPRINT
    -#1 from a push, #2 from the blocks

    4 x 175 r/10ish (100 fr/75 drill fly,bk,BR) as a warm down

    3850

    I did descent through most of this. When the wheels fell off, it got quite ugly.
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  5. 10/15/14

    500 mix up

    2 x through
    200 strong @ 3:00
    4 x 50 @ 60 IMO/free by 25
    8 x 50 @ 60 w/fins
    - 25 sprint swim
    - 25 SDK as far as possible

    2 x through
    2 x 75 fast stroke @ 1:15 (went back then breast)
    4 x 25 fast kick @ 35
    2 x 100 pull build @ 1:40 breathe 1/5

    50 EZ while we regrouped

    2 x through focus on turns
    150 @ 2:30 (fly/back/breast)
    2 x 100 IM @ 1:30
    50 free sprint
    Masters minute

    100 cruise

    4150

    i was able to lift and mix in some abs before work again.

    My my strokes are feeling strong lately. All except freestyle. My free swims are consistent but don't feel exceptionally well. I tend to base everything in the pool on how it feels.
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  6. 10/14/14

    Quick solo stretch out swim before work. Nothing much here but it felt good.

    500 swim
    500 pull build
    3 x 200 IM rest 30ish
    -drill, cruise, strong by 200
    3 x 100 IM rest 15ish
    -same as above
    100 float and outta there
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  7. Mon 10/13/14

    A little breaststroke work this evening.

    2 x 200 (50 bk/50 fr) @ 3:30
    6 x 50 @ 60 (2 fr/ 2 bk/ 2 BR)
    6 x 25 kick @ 30 (went fly/bk/br)

    8 x 50 BR kick on coaches whistle
    - just working various drill/body position

    2 x 150 breast @ can't remember
    - 50 3 kicks 1 pull
    - 50 2 kicks 1 pull
    - 50 normal
    100 free EZ
    6 x 50 sprint @ 3:00 (odds BR/ evens FR)
    - I mixed in a 50 EZ with the added rest
    400 free @ 6:00
    - 300 strong, 100 push it
    150 breath 5/7/9 by 50 @ 2:15
    100 breast @ 2:00 focus on the kick
    100 IM @ 1:45 push the BR
    100 free @ 1:30 focus on the kick

    100 w/d

    3200
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  8. Sat 10/11/14

    Had my you own lane this morning and felt better than I have in weeks.

    500 with snorkel and bouy

    2 x's through

    200 strong @ 3:00 (IM round two @3:15)
    3 x 50 drill @ 55 (fly,back,breast)
    4 x 100 fast kick @ 2:15
    4 x 50 free drill @ 55
    4 x 100 pull @ 1:30 descend to sprint
    4 x 50 free drill @ 55
    4 x 100 free @ 1:30 hold 200 pace
    -used the second round as a warm down

    4400

    Chore day until my Spartans come on
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  9. 10-9-14

    400 (25 swim/25 10 kick switch)
    4 x 100 free (25 rt/ 25 left/ 25 catch up/ 25 swim)
    4 x 100 pull

    4 x 200 @ 3:00
    2 x 50 cruise @ 60
    3 x 200 @ 3:00
    4 x 50 build @ 60
    2 x 200 @ 3:00
    6 x 50 sprint @ 60
    200 pull @ 3:00

    200 float

    4000
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  10. Mon 10/6/14

    Had a late meeting and missed half of practice. Found a lane and joined the group for the following.

    8 x 25 fly @ 30
    12 x 75 r/15
    --free build
    --fly kick on back
    --fly/back/breast
    --repeat
    8 x 25 back @ 30
    4 x 100 free @ 1:40
    --2,3,4,5 SDK walls
    200 w/d

    1900

    I was able to hit the weights before work. Done as super sets on whatever was close or available. 3 sets of 10 - 14 reps each
    Chest- incline press , decline dumb
    Legs- leg press , standing calf raise
    Tri- rope extension , another cable attachment
    Sho- dumb curl press , dumb side/front raise
    Back- back lat pull down , cable pull
    Bi's- dumb curls , seated preacher
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  11. Sat 10/4/14

    400 swim
    4 x 100 IM drill
    4 x 50 kick @ 60 descend

    4 rounds of
    4 x 100 @ 1:30 (just hold 500 pace)
    4 x 50 @ 60
    -25 sprint kick/25 swim
    rest 60 between rounds

    8 x 25 @ 30
    -breath 3,2,1,0 per 25

    100 floating around and practicing bubble rings

    3700
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  12. 9/10/14

    Weights in the am before work. Still going light and high reps.

    Backstroke work with team tonight.

    500 mix up
    4 x through kick on bk w/fins
    -74 @ 1:45 EZ/recovery
    -100 @ 1:45 85-90%
    -125 @ 1:45 all out

    50 EZ swim

    8 x 50 backstroke drills (coaches choice)

    2 x 100 @ 1:40 FR/BK by 25
    -focus on body position on BK
    2 x 200 @ 3:05 FR/BK by 50
    -focus on fast turns on BK
    300 @ 4:35 FR/BK by 75
    -build BK 75's
    400 @ 5:40 FR/BK by 100
    -90% on the BK
    5 x 50 free @ 50
    -just hold 500 pace

    100 warm down

    3800
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  13. 9-3-14

    Weights and P90 abs before work.

    This evening at the pool we had two options. I chose to swim the sprint group for a change.

    500 mix up
    400 swim/kick by 100
    -went free on the first 200 and BR on the second
    500 pull breath 3/5 by 100

    16 x 25 @ 40 (1 sprint/1 EZ)
    -went four of each stroke
    8 x 125 @ 2:30 (25 sprint/100 moderate)
    -went 2 of each stroke but 100 was all free
    50 double arm backstroke
    8 x 75 pull @ 1:15 strong
    8 x 25 @ 60 sprint
    -went 2 of each stroke

    100 w/d

    3750

    Not too bad tonight. Plenty of rest so we could really push the sprint stuff. Kinda fun for a change
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  14. Labor Day w/e

    Sat. No practice because of a HS swim meet at our pool. Decided to try lifting again. Went very light and easy since it has been a LONG time since I have been in the weight room. Those weights are heavier than I remember.

    Roughly 40 min of weights followed by 12 min of P90 abs and a little bit of stretching

    Sun. P90 core (my favorite one to out of that series)

    Mon. Quick solo swim
    400 mix up
    800 negative split
    Masters min
    2 x 400 @ 6:30
    --num. 1 faster than first split of the 800
    --num. 2 faster than second split of the 800
    Masters min
    8 x 100 @ 1:30
    descend 1-4, 5-8
    100 float and of to work, yes work (what I am suppose to be doing right now)
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  15. Friday 8/22/14

    I am packed and ready to hit the road in the morning to head down to Mt Pleasant. This will be a SCY meet outdoors. Just got a quick little swim to loosen up a bit.

    500 free
    200 IM drill
    4 x 50 @ 60
    -just held 200 pace
    200 kick/swim by 25
    A few back to breast turns

    hot tub and long shower before work

    Sat -> 100 IM, 200, 4IM
    Sun -> 200 BK, 200 IM, 200 BR
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  16. 8/16/14

    300 swim
    100 IM kick
    100 IM drill
    100 IM swim DPS
    4 x 50 build

    16 x 25 kick @ 35
    -fast/tombstone/fly on back/flutter

    4 x 75 r/10
    -done as scull/kick/swim strong

    4 x thru
    100 negative split @ 1:50
    -went odds bk, evens BR
    3 x 50 free @ 50 descend

    4 x 75 w/agility paddles fast @ 1:15
    -went odds bk, evens free

    4 x 125 IM @ 2:15
    -rotate the 50 and push that part

    4 x 25 sprint on coaches whistle
    -went IM order

    3400 and I needed to head in to work

    Next weekend I will head down to Mount Pleasant (Charleston) for a meet. I haven't raced in quite awhile for various reason. Since my last meet, I have made some improvements on all four of my strokes. The plan is to see if I can put it all together in a meet. Sat I will have the 100IM, 200 and 4IM. Sun I will have the 2BK, 2IM and the 2BR. The 100IM and 2BR are not my best events but I will give it shot.
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  17. 8/13/14

    Only six of us today. Perfect time for drill day

    500 mix up

    ~ 40 min of backstroke drills and swims
    -- mostly body position and catch drills

    4 x through
    100 swim @ 1:30 moderate
    2 x 75 pull @ 1:15 (1 EZ/ 1 fast)
    3 x 50 kick @ 1:20 descend to fast
    4 x 25 sprint @ 40
    --went backstroke on round three

    100 EZ

    2600 + drills

    gotta love drill day!
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  18. 8/11/14

    Glad to have the full training group and our coach back from Worlds. Kind of a mixed bag of stuff to kick off the week.

    200 swim
    100 IM kick on back
    100 IM drill
    100 IM swim
    8 x 25
    -odds free build
    -evens stroke build

    2 x's through
    4 x 100 pull @ 1:30 descend
    200 swim fast @ 3:00

    8 x 25 @ 40
    -3 strokes hard cruise the rest
    --went IM order

    2 x's through
    200 IM fast @ 3:15
    100 IM EZ @ 2:00

    8 x 25 @ 40
    -odds free fist drill
    -evens back soldier drill

    4 x 150 r/20 done as 50 Kick/50 pull/50 swim
    went IM order

    50 EZ and out to pick up our oldest

    3550
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  19. 7/23/14

    Small showing tonight. Must have missed the memo on where the social gathering was....again. I did get my own lane tonight for this quick one.

    200 free
    200 IM drill
    100 scull

    6 x 150 w/fins r/15 done as
    -50 kick, 50 drill, 50 build to sprint
    -went FR,FLY,FR,BK,FR ditched fins and BR
    200 kick w/fins pop up to catch a quick breath and back down
    -working on holding streamline position
    10 x 25 kick @ 30 sprint
    50 EZ

    3 x 200 pull @ 3:00
    #1 moderate
    #2 rest 5 at 100 and negative split
    #3 faster than number 2

    6 x 75 @ 1:30 moderate/sprint/moderate by 25
    -went fly/back/breast x 2
    50 EZ

    6 x 100 @ 1:45 middle 50 hard, 25's cruise
    #1 25 free/50 fly/25 free
    #2 25 free/50 back/25 free
    #3 25 free/50 breast/25 free
    #4 25 fly/50 free/25 back
    #5 25 back/50 free/25 breast
    #6 25 breast/50 free/25 fly

    200 w/d

    3850
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  20. Tuesday 7/22/14

    Just a quick solo swim before work. I needed a little stretch out swim after last nights beat down.

    400 swim
    100 kick
    400 w/buoy and snorkel
    100 kick

    800 free descend by 200

    4 x 50 @ 60
    -25 back, 25 breast

    2000 and off to work
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