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  1. Sunday 6/10/18

    AM LCM w/ Blue Ash YMCA @ Miami University of Ohio "BASH/PCY Summer Classic Day #3" (or Day #1 for me)

    Back in Cincinnati visiting my folks. Due to trip preparations and an untimely thunderstorm/power outage, I was unable to swim Friday. I was travelling all day Saturday so no swimming that day either. I was a little apprehensive about how I might swim having not touched the water since Thursday morning and coming off a 9 hour drive in the car, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    100 FR - 1:00.54 (28.85/31.69) - I was a little slow on my start, and flipped 6th at the wall, but really came charging home on the back half to finish second in the heat. Kick felt great. I need to be more aggressive going out. My lifetime best in the event is only 58.2, so I am going to aim to beat that when I shave and taper.

    100 BR - 1:19.04 (36.55/42.49) - This was my throw away event. I haven't raced breaststroke in 4 years. Felt in control for the first 50 (but not that fast). Definitely lost my catch and stroke and sank really low in the water on the last 40 meters. While my freestyle is coming along nicely, my breaststroke is going to need a lot of work in the coming months to get back to racing shape.

    Total: 3000

    I am in Cincinnati for two weeks and will be using it as a mini training camp with the club team. I am entered in another meet for next weekend.
  2. Thursday 6/7/18

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Breaststroke is the best stroke"

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins + SNKL
    2x150 @ 2:00 pull w/ paddles breathe 2-4-6 by 50

    6x50 @ 1:05 BR kick w/ BD
    8x25 @ :30 BR swim w/ upside down paddles + fins (dolphin kick, focusing on forearm catch)
    4x75 @ 1:30 BR swim w/ 1/2/3 pullouts by 25

    200 EZ

    Total: 2000
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  3. Wednesday 6/6/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Short Axis of Evil"
    CORE7 post swim

    2x300 @ 4:35
    2x300 @ 4:25
    2x300 @ 4:15

    10x50 @ 1:10 pull w/ SP + buoy + SNKL (25 BR/25 FR)

    3x100 @ 2:30 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins
    8x50 @ 1:00 FL w/ fins
    odd: 25 R-arm/25 L-arm
    even: STRONG swim, breathing every 4 and focusing on keeping head still
    3x100 @ 2:30 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins

    Total: 3300

    CORE7:

    Single-leg V-up (RD3 switched to :30 v-up/:30 toe-touch)*
    Incline knees-to-chest w/ arms above head*
    Full body crunch*
    Side plank hip dips (switch sides every :30)
    Mountain climbers w/ gliding discs (RD3 switch to low body plank Spider-mans)
    Side crunches (switch sides every :30)
    High plank to bird-man **

    *added 25# plate for RD2 and RD3
    ** add 1 push-up after each bird-man on RD2, 2 push-ups on RD3

    Updated June 7th, 2018 at 03:01 PM by Calvin S

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  4. Tuesday 6/5/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "800 PACE work"

    400 swim
    4x150 @ 2:30 k/dr/sw w/ fins + SNKL
    10x50 @ :55 swim w/ SP
    4x100 @ 2:30 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins
    100 EZ

    400 @ 6:40 pull w/ paddles + SNKL (4 of the 50s must be faster than rest of 400)
    6x100 @ 1:30 D1-3, 4-6 to 800 PACE (1:22, 1:18+, 1:13-, 1:20, 1:17, 1:12)
    300 @ 5:00 pull w/ paddles + SNKL (3 of the 50s must be faster than rest of 300)
    4x100 @ 1:25 #2 and #4 @ 800 PACE

    300 EZ kick w/ fins + BD (50 FR/50 FL)

    Total: 4000
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  5. Monday 6/4/18

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    2x
    300 swim
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins + SNKL
    2x150 @ 2:10 swim w/ SP Desc. by 50s

    3x
    3x100 @ 1:45 FR kick w/ BD
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    200 EZ

    Total: 3500

    Got up at 5:15 this morning to get in an early kick workout so I could double this afternoon, but then I got lazy and never went back for the second workout :/

    Usually on Mondays I am coming off playing 2 soccer games on Sunday evening, as was the case today. I just kept the kick at a smooth interval rather than trying to push the envelope.
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  6. Saturday 6/2/18

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC “Lactic Hold”

    400 swim (200 FR/200 BK)
    300 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    200 kick w/ BD (25 FR/25 BR)
    100 progressive scull w/ buoy + SNKL

    6x50 @ :40 D1-3, 4-6
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim

    100 EZ

    2x
    4x25 @ :10 rest 12.5 FAST UW FL kick/12.5 EZ
    100 @ 2:00 FAST (:55-, :54+)
    3x100 @ 1:15 lactic hold
    2:00 REST

    400 EZ kick w/ fins + BD (100 FL/100FR)

    Total: 3000

    Didn’t have long to workout today. Wanted to swim short course yards, and wanted to beat the heat and the crowds at the pool. I had deal with both anyways, and it got to a point that trying to do 1-2 more rounds of the set was going to be near impossible, so I called it quits and warmed down. Somewhat of a shame since I was really feeling good on the fast swims. Also had meant to do the kick with my parachute. Unfortunately it broke on #2 of the first round. The thing was almost 10 years old, and has broken in the past and I have fixed it, but now the actual chute broke off from the nylon harness and is beyond repair.

    Updated June 4th, 2018 at 10:43 AM by Calvin S

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  7. Friday 6/1/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Just clownin' around"

    9x100
    4 @ 1:40
    3 @ 1:30
    2 @ 1:20

    3x100 @ 2:30 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins (because nothing says long course swimming like some Rouse 100s!)

    400 SMOOTH

    Total: 1600

    Just wanted to kill some time before I got my kids out of daycare and took them to the pool. Didn't really show up with a plan of action. Really just wanted to see if I could complete any Rouse 100s. They were tough, but doable. Will work more into practice next week.
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  8. Thursday 5/31/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC
    TBC post swim

    4x w/ fins + paddles + SNKL
    150 swim
    100 kick
    50 scull

    6x100 @ 2:10 FR kick w/ BD light D1-3, 4-6
    8x50 @ 1:00 BK pull w/ SP

    6x100 @ 1:40 FR swim D1-3, 4-6 (1:23, 1:18, 1:12, 1:20, 1:16, 1:12)
    8x50 @ :50 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    8x50 w/ paddles + SNKL
    odd @ 1:00 swim w/ upside down paddles
    even @ :40 swim w/ paddles

    100 EZ

    Total: 3700

    Total Body Conditioning class:

    2x
    :45 "slide arm" push-ups w/ floor pad under right hand (slide hand out on down and back in on up)
    :45 table top push-ups
    :45 "slide arm" push ups w/ floor pad on left hand
    1:00 REST

    2x
    :45 table top row right arm alternating low row (pull by ribs)/high row (pull by shoulder) w/ 15# dumbbell
    :45 squat and bounce (3x) w/ 15# dumbbell
    :45 table top row left arm
    1:00 REST
    (RD2 - table top row was with knees off ground)

    "Urban Assault" (3:00 continuous movement, change exercises on command)
    -reverse lunges w/ 15# dumbbell above head
    - side burpees (jump laterally instead of up and down)
    - "rainbow makers" (basically squat and then swing dumbbell in a rainbow motion from one side to the other) w/ 15# dumbbell

    8:00 to complete:
    25 sit-ups
    25 plank rotations (25 each side)
    20 sit-ups
    25 plank rotations
    15 sit-ups
    25 plank rotations
    10 sit-ups
    25 plank rotations
    5 sit-ups
    25 plank rotations
    hold plank for any remaining time (I had to hold plank for 90 seconds...)

    "Urban Assault"

    Stretching
  9. Wednesday 5/30/18

    PM LCM w/ Blair (for warm down!) @ LRRC
    CORE7 after swim

    600 w/ fins + SNKL (300 sw/200 kick in S-line/100 progressive scull)
    4x50 @ :50 D1-4 (:39, :37, :35, :33)
    4x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    2x
    200 @ 2:50 1st 50 STRONG
    2x150 @ 2:10 2nd 50 STRONG
    3x100 @ 1:20 last 25 FAST w/ fins
    2:00 REST

    8x50 @ :10 rest
    odd: FR kick w/ BD
    even: FR pull w/ BD

    Total: 3000

    CORE7 (7 exercises (or 13 in this case!!) done for 1:00 each, 3 times, :30 rest between each exercise RD1, :20 for RD2, :10 for RD3)
    (each couplet was :30 each exercise)

    crunch/full body crunch*
    toe touch*/flutter kick*
    single leg V-ups*/reverse crunches
    Russian twists*/sit ups*
    mountain-climbers**/fire hydrants**
    1/2 burpees***/table-top push-ups
    plank rotations

    * done with 25# plate for RD2 and RD3
    ** dropped mountain-climbers and just did fire hydrants for RD3 (with knees hovering above ground)
    *** full burpees on RD3

    Felt very sluggish today in the water. Plan to double tomorrow, with maybe a kick set and then some recovery. I feel like I need it!

    Updated May 31st, 2018 at 09:08 PM by Calvin S

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  10. Tuesday 5/29/18

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC
    PM LCM w/ Blair Bish @ LRRC "USRPT?"

    AM Swim:

    500 (100 FR/25 progressive scull)
    5x100 @ 1:20 PINK pull w/ SP + SNKL
    20x25 @ :40 kick w/ SNKL
    #1 - UW FL
    #2 - H.A.S. FL
    #3 - UW FR
    #4 - S-line FR

    3x (All FR kick w/ BD)
    25 @ :25 FAST
    25 @ :45 EZ
    50 @ :50 FAST
    25 @ :45 EZ
    75 @ 1:15 FAST
    25 @ :45 EZ
    100 @ 1:40 FAST
    25 @ 1:35 EZ

    300 swim opposite fin + opposite paddle + SNKL (switch every 50)

    Total: 3000

    PM Swim:

    300 swim
    6x50 @ 1:00 k/dr/sw w/ fins + SNKL
    3x100 @ 1:30 D1-3 (1:20, 1:16, 1:12)
    100 EZ

    4x50 @ 1:10 BEST AVG (:31, :32, :31+, :32)
    1:10 REST
    4x50 @ 1:10 BEST AVG (:32, :33, :32+, :33)
    1:10 REST
    4x50 @ 1:10 BEST AVG (:32, :33, :32+, :32+)

    6x100 @ 1:20 swim w/ paddles + fins + SNKL

    200 EZ kick FR/BR by 50 w/ BD

    Total: 2400

    Blair is doing USRPT training this summer, and so he was doing this set (his first LCM practice of the summer) to set some benchmarks. He invited me along to give him someone to race.
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  11. Monday 5/28/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    "ONE, TWO, FIVE, SIX, do you like hypoxic?"
    "THREE, FOUR, SEVEN, EIGHT, what's a stronger word than 'hate'?"

    2x
    300 swim (100 FR/50 BK)
    4x100 @ 1:50 k/sw/dr/bld w/ fins + SNKL
    6x50 @ :55 D1-3 in pairs

    4x150 @ 2:15 pull w/ paddles breathe 2-4-6 by 50
    4x50 @ :10 rest BR kick w/ BD
    4x150 @ 2:15 pull w/ paddles breathe 4-6-8 by 50
    4x50 @ 1:05 BR drill
    4x150 @ 2:15 pull w/ paddles breathe 6-8-10 by 50
    4x50 @ 1:00 BR swim

    300 EZ FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 4700

    Took this opportunity to SLOWLY add in some breaststroke to my practices. Knees feel very stiff when trying to whip kick, and I think it is going to be months before my breaststroke kick feels anything like it did 5 years ago.

    Updated May 28th, 2018 at 06:26 PM by Calvin S

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  12. Saturday 5/26/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC "6 on 5" (same practice from 4/13/18)

    400 swim (100 FR/100 BK)
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick w/ BD (25 FR/25 BR)
    100 progressive scull w/ buoy + SNKL

    6x50 @ :50 D1-3, 4-6 (:39, :37+, :35, :39, :36, :34+)
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    6x @ 5:00
    100 DIVE FAST
    100 EZ

    200 EZ kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3000

    Results:
    4/13/18 (SCY) - 57.0, 58.0, 57.8, 58.5, 58.7, 58.2
    5/26/18 (LCM) - 1:04, 1:04, 1:04+, 1:06, 1:06, 1:07

    I'm satisfied that I was within 1.5 seconds of what I went in the 100 FR at the Spring Splash Invitational on 5/5/18...on the first two! Easy to see where the piano started to fall on my back. Really tried to focus on staying long on the last 3 and I think that contributed to the drop off in times. It's also really hard trying to do a true lactate set all by yourself.
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  13. Friday 5/25/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    500 swim (100 FR/100 BK)
    5x100 @ 2:00 k/sw/dr/bld w/ SNKL

    4x400 @ 6:00 pull w/ paddles + SNKL D1-4 (5:32, 5:20, 5:10, 4:57)

    4x50 @ 1:00 FL kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    4x100 @ 1:30 add-on FL FAST w/ fins
    4x50 @ 1:00 FL kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    100 EZ

    Total: 3500
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  14. Thursday 5/24/18

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC + P90X

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ paddles + tube + SNKL
    200 kick w/ BD 25 FR/25 BR
    100 progressive scull w/ buoy + SNKL

    3x100 @ 1:50 FR kick w/ BD
    200 @ :45 rest SMOOTH pull w/ paddles breathe 4-6-4-6 by 50
    3x100 @ 1:45 FR kick w/ BD
    200 @ :45 rest SMOOTH pull w/ paddles breathe 4-6-4-6 by 50
    3x100 @ 1:40 FR kick w/ BD
    200 @ :45 rest SMOOTH pull w/ paddles breathe 4-6-4-6 by 50
    3x100 @ 1:35 FR kick w/ BD
    200 @ :45 rest SMOOTH pull w/ paddles breathe 4-6-4-6 by 50

    4x125 @ 2:00 kick in S-line w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: last 25 UW
    even: first 25 UW

    Total: 3500

    TBC instructor is out of town so we had a different teacher who did a P90X style class instead. A bit cardio heavy for me given I had just finished swimming, but whatever.
  15. Wednesday 5/23/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC
    PM Dryland @ LRRC "Thunder plunders afternoon practice."

    AM Swim:

    2x
    300 BK swim
    4x150 @ 2:30 k/dr/sw w/ fins + SNKL

    5x100 @ 1:30
    50 EZ
    5x100 @ 1:25
    50 EZ
    5x100 @ 1:20 (missed #4 going 1:22, took :10 rest and went 1:17 on last one)

    100 EZ

    Total: 3500

    PM (not) Swim:

    Hustled out the door to get an afternoon swim in, only to have torrential rain and severe thunder/lightning close the pool the moment I got there. Killed the hour before CORE7 with lots of stretching and a few weights : hip abductor/adductor (for my groin), incline leg press (2x15 @ 90#), and shoulder rehab with bands.

    Finished with CORE7 class.

    Disappointed I couldn't get a second swim in today. Had a kick set planned, which I will just recycle for tomorrow or Friday.
  16. Tuesday 5/22/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    1000 (150 swim/50 kick H.A.S.) w/ fins + SNKL

    2x200 @ 3:00 N.S.
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    4x100 @ 1:30 D1-4 kick w/ fins (1:21, 1:18, 1:13, 1:09)
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    Total: 2600

    Woke up with really sore shoulders on Sunday morning (a combined result of logging 25,000+ yards last week on top of the two difficult dryland classes). I felt just as sore plus some added leg discomfort on Monday after playing back to back soccer games Sunday evening. Needless to say, I took Monday off. Felt less sore today, but just tried to swim out the stiffness and will get back to work tomorrow!
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  17. Saturday 5/19/18

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC
    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "The 400 Free that never was..."

    AM swim:

    Just wanted to paddle around while my wife worked out. Trying to loosen up since I couldn't warm down after the 200 FR last night.

    300 swim (100 FR/100 BK/100 FR)
    6x50 @ 1:00 FR kick w/ BD
    3x100 @ 1:20 D1-3 (1:12, 1:07, 1:03)
    100 EZ

    Total: 1000

    PM swim:

    This was my warm-up for the 400 FR.

    400 swim
    6x50 @ 1:00
    odd: kick/drill
    even: drill/sw
    8x25 @ :35 V.S.
    4x50 @ :50
    3 @ 400 PACE (:34, :35, :35)
    1 EZ

    Total: 1100

    I hopped out of the pool, got in the car, and rushed over to UA-Little Rock ready to race the 400 FR. Come to find out that the meet is running over an hour behind schedule, meaning I wasn't going to get to swim until close to 6:30 pm. Still hadn't made dinner for the family yet and couldn't keep them waiting, so I had to bail on my race.
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  18. Friday 5/18/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC
    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC + UALR "End of School Invitational Day #1"

    AM swim:

    12x100 w/ fins odd: FR, even: BK
    4 @ 1:45
    4 @ 1:40
    4 @ 1:35

    3x50 @ 1:05 FR kick w/ BD
    2x50 @ 1:00 FR kick w/ BD
    1x50 @ :55 FR kick w/ BD

    4x50 @ 1:00 swim w/ SP + SNKL

    1x50 @ 1:05 FR kick w/ BD
    3x50 @ 1:00 FR kick w/ BD
    2x50 @ :55 FR kick w/ BD

    4x50 @ 1:00 swim w/ SP + SNKL

    2x50 @ 1:05 FR kick w/ BD
    1x50 @ 1:00 FR kick w/ BD
    3x50 @ :55 FR kick w/ BD

    4x50 @ 1:00 swim w/ SP + SNKL

    Total: 2700

    PM swim:

    400 swim
    4x150 @ 2:30 k/dr/sw w/ fins
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :30 swim
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD

    2x50 @ 1:00 FAST "200-ish" (:32, :32)
    200 EZ

    Hopped out of pool and rushed over to UA-Little Rock pool to swim:

    200 FR - 2:17.29 - No splits at the moment. Sort of disappointed. Thought I might be a little faster than this given my two great weeks of training and the 200 coming on the first day of the meet (as opposed to the last day two weeks ago). Then again maybe it wasn't that great because of the last two weeks of good training. Also in all fairness, even more so than backstroke, for whatever reason, the 200 FR, yards and meters, is definitely my worst event. Because of this maybe I shouldn't expect that much from it!

    Total: 1700
  19. Thursday 5/17/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC (water temp: 81 degrees...already time to turn the chiller on!)

    600 swim
    400 pull w/ paddles + SNKL

    2x
    4x150 @ 2:30 k/dr/sw
    RD1: odd: FR, even: FL
    RD2: odd FR, even BK
    8x25 V.S.
    RD1 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    RD2 @ :35 swim

    4x50 @ 1:00 fist drill w/ SNKL
    2x100 @ :20 rest @ 400 PACE (1:12, 1:11)
    100 EZ
    4x50 @ 1:00 FR swim w/ tennis balls + SNKL
    3x50 @ :15 rest @ 200 PACE (:34, :34, :34-)
    150 EZ
    4x50 @ 1:00 FR swim w/ upside down paddles + SNKL
    25 DIVE FAST
    75 EZ

    Total: 3900

    TBC post swim. Hardest TBC class I have yet done. It was mostly the change of format that made it rough. Did the following:

    5x
    :30 dumb bell bicep curl (10#)
    :30 dumb bell shoulder press (10#)
    :30 REST

    5x
    :30 push-ups
    :30 plank-to-press (basically go from low plank forearms on ground to a push-up position...murder on the triceps!)
    :30 REST

    5x
    :30 plated toe touches (25#)
    :30 plated full body crunch (25#)
    :30 REST

    5x
    :30 reverse lunges (rounds 3-5 w/ 10# dumb bell)
    :30 burpees
    :30 REST

    5x
    :30 mountain climbers
    :30 plank rotations
    :30 REST

    There was about 2:00 between each new set of exercises.
  20. Wednesday 5/16/18

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC (Came prepared for LCM, but a freak thunderstorm washed clay from the tennis courts into the pool yesterday afternoon. I guess they got it all cleaned up, but they had to shock the pool so the chlorine level was too high to swim this afternoon.)

    300 swim
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    6x50 @ :50 D1-3 in pairs w/ SP + SNKL

    4x400 @ 5:10 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    4x100 @ 1:20 D1-4 (1:10+, 1:09, 1:07, 1:04)
    4x100 @ 1:20 kick w/ fins + BD

    8x25 @ :10 rest progressive scull w/ buoy + SNKL

    Total: 3500

    CORE7 post swim - tough class today. Rather than the usual 7 core exercises done for 1:00 a piece for 3 rounds (w/ :30 between each exercise in RD1, :20 in RD2, and :10, "turbo round," in RD3), it was more like 20 exercises. Every 30 seconds the exercise changed. This more dynamic set up was murder on my abs.
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