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Calvin S

  1. Monday 5/20/19

    AM SCY w/ ARKM (Arkansas Masters) @ LRRC (shared a lane with Noel)
    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    AM Swim:

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    10x50 FR D1-5 in pairs
    4 @ :45
    4 @ :40
    2 @ :35

    8x75
    4 @ 1:00 WHITE
    4 @ :55 PINK

    6x100 @ 1:20 pull w/ SP

    4x125
    2 @ 1:40 WHITE
    2 @ 1:30 1
    PINK, 1 RED

    2x150 @ 2:15 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3500

    PM Swim:

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    100 @ 1:30 WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 @ 3:00
    WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    300 @ 4:30
    WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    400 @ 6:00
    WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    400 @ 6:00
    RED (5:02)
    300 @ 4:30
    RED - beat 300 split [3:48] from 400 (3:47)
    200 @ 3:00
    RED - beat 200 split [2:31+] from 300 (2:30+)
    100 @ 1:30
    RED - beat 100 split [1:14] from 200 (1:13-)

    3x100 @ 1:40
    PINK - mainly just tried to give Trip someone to race on these

    200 EZ

    Total: 3300
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  2. Saturday 5/18/19

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Trying to get a feel for the water again"
    PM LCM @ UALR "End of School Year Invitational" Day #2

    So all my travels brings me finally to today! After flight delays put me back in Little Rock close to 10:00 last night, and with plans to race Saturday afternoon, I needed to hit the water early to loosen up, so I was up at 6:30 this morning for a wake up swim.

    AM Swim:

    4x w/ SNKL
    75 swim
    50 FR kick in S-line
    25 scull

    12x50 kick w/ BD
    3 @ 1:05 FR
    3 @ 1:10 BR

    4x100 @ 1:20
    1:20 REST
    3x100 @ 1:20
    1:20 REST
    2x100 @ 1:20
    1:20 REST
    100 @ 1:20

    100 EZ

    Total: 2300

    PM Swim:

    400 swim
    6x50 @ :10 rest
    1 - fist drill
    1 - B&A drill
    1 - swim

    400 FR - 4:43.70 (1:06.80/1:11.62/1:13.02/1:12.26) - Can't be disappointed with this swim. Given the week off and feeling under the weather still. I lost my walls on the last 150 meters, but I am definitely glad I swam this morning. I already felt myself catching the water better this afternoon than I was this morning. I was only 3.8 seconds off my lifetime best from last summer.

    150 EZ

    Total: 1250
  3. Tuesday 5/14/19, Wednesday 5/15/19 (Disney Adventures)

    Tuesday 5/14 "Vacation Day #4"

    AM Open Water w/ wife, sister-in-law, and (future) brother-in-law @ off the coast of Nassau, The Bahamas

    Going to approximate the distance here. After docking in the morning in Nassau, we took a catamaran out to open water off the coast of Athol Island for some snorkeling. Spent about 50 minutes in the water. Lots of colorful fish all over the place. Crystal clear water with visibility down to the sea floor (about 12-14 feet).

    Due to the timing of the snorkeling expedition, and needing to retrieve my kids to try and get them to nap in the afternoon, I did not have a chance to head into downtown Nassau and try swimming at the LCM pool there.

    Total: ~1000 meters

    Wednesday 5/15 "Vacation Day #5"

    AM Open Water Solo @ Castaway Cay, The Bahamas

    My wife and I decided to run the Castaway Cay 5k race. Mostly so we could debark the ship 30 minutes ahead of everyone else! Would highly recommend anyone wanting to maximize time on the beach/island and shorten wait time in lines to do this. They don't really care if you run/jog/walk 50 steps around the first bend, then turn around and run/jog/walk back and collect your finisher's medal. Worth it to get out ahead of the crowds. Anyways, after the race (I finished in a respectable 25:30...I say "respectable" because I had not run or run a race in almost a year, and it was VERY hot and humid...flat course but NOT ideal weather conditions) I headed to the beach to get a swim in.

    For those of you who might read this, and want to be able to swim while on a Disney cruise, this is the place to get a long swim in. I only had time for a short 25 minute cool down swim post race, and got 1200 meters in before I had to call it quits. The beach area has ropes dividing the areas. The area closest to the beach is for waders, "noodlers" :P, and for us swimmers. You cannot go into the next zone without a snorkeling vest (to designate you as so to the lifeguards). I swam in a straight line from the beach out to the farthest point where the lifeguard stand was, then did a slight turn and headed back to the beach on the opposite end from where I started. The lane rope is handy here for swimming straight! Google Mapped the distance at ~ 300 meters one way. I swam down, took a minute break, then swam back, then exited to get some water (the sea water was killing me). I then entered the water and repeated that all again. I could have kept going as long as I wanted if I had time. I was not bothered. It might seem boring, but there was some cool wildlife under the waves to look at, including a giant stingray that went right underneath me (if he had caught me a half second earlier or later, my underwater recovery would have grazed him), so that broke up the monotony. Also, the beach is sheltered from most of the tide/waves, so the swimming is really only as rough as the size of the crowds in the area you plan to swim! I estimate the water depth at about 5 feet for most of the arc of my path, only getting shallow as i got very close to the beach!

    Total: 1200 meters

    A SIDE NOTE ON CRUISE SHIP POOLS:

    Every cruise is, I am sure, a little different. I am sure the set up and layout of each of the four Disney Cruise ships is different as well. My family was on Dream. On this boat, there are no pools, ZERO, that are swim-able. The "Mickey" pool and "Donald" pool are both too shallow. Even taking several forumites' suggestions about attaching a stretch cord and swimming in place would be useless here. The water is just too shallow. So anyone going on a Disney Cruise, any of your swimming is going to have to happen OFF BOAT! Do try the water slide though, it was very cool (takes you out over the edge of the boat and basically you are above open water) and is even cooler when done at night. Don't waste your time on it if the line wait time is more than 10 minutes though. It is cool, but not that cool.

    All in all, got more swimming in than I thought I would when I actually got to Orlando. Been fighting a sinus infection all week, and I get motion sickness, so I was in a perpetual state of discomfort on the boat.

    Updated May 18th, 2019 at 07:33 PM by Calvin S

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  4. Monday 5/13/19

    AM “let’s call it 35 meters” Solo @ Disney Port Orleans Resort, Orlando “Vacation Day #3”

    Finally got to the pool this morning. Going to call the length I swam about 35 meters given stroke count. Got 20 lengths easy FR and then 4x 3x35 k/dr/sw RIMO.

    Side note: Disney World is NOT the happiest place on earth. My two children spent the majority of the time over the last two days at the park crying and complaining about (in no particular order): the heat, having to walk, getting wet (when it rained), not enough characters to meet, too many characters to meet (sensory overload), etc. Anyways, waiting on bus to head to cruise ship. Still hoping to get a swim in tomorrow in Nassau.

    So glad to be getting away from Disney World.

    Total: 1300 (when you count paddling around to help my kids in the pool as well)
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  5. Friday 5/10/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "Friday Fly Day" (air temp: 57! water temp: 67.9!)

    400 swim every 4th 25 body wave w/ SNKL
    5x100 @ 1:40 FL 25 UW/25 R arm/25 L arm/25 bld w/ SNKL
    4x100 @ 1:40 FL kick w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: w/ BD
    even: H.A.S.

    8x25 @ :35 V.S. FL

    2x
    200 @ 3:00 1st/4th 50 STRONG FL
    200 @ 3:00 2nd/4th 50 STRONG FL
    100 @ 3:00 EZ

    200 EZ

    Total: 2700

    Very sore from doing 6000 yesterday. Also the weather took a turn for the worst here in Little Rock. 57 and rainy is NOT the weather one should expect here in mid-May! Today was a struggle for sure!
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  6. Thursday 5/9/19

    PM LCM Solo (first half) and w/ Trip (second half) @ LRRC "Keepin' it movin'"

    500 swim w/ SNKL
    6x100 @ 1:50 k/sw/dr/bld
    odd: I.M.O. (skip FR)
    even: FR
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    10x100 @ 1:30 FR kick w/ fins + BD
    - add SNKL and focus on body alignment for last 5

    5x200 @ 2:50 D1-5 pull w/ paddles + SNKL (2:37, 2:36, 2:34+, 2:33+, 2:31)

    100 @ 1:30 WHITE
    200 @ 3:00 WHITE
    300 @ 4:30 WHITE
    400 @ 6:00 WHITE
    400 @ 6:00 N.S. WHITE/PINK
    300 @ 4:30 N.S. WHITE/PINK
    200 @ 3:00 N.S. WHITE/RED
    100 @ 1:30 N.S. WHITE/RED

    3x100 @ 1:40 FAST (1:10, 1:08+, 1:09)

    200 EZ

    Total: 6000
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  7. Wednesday 5/8/19

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Threshold Kicking!"

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    3x
    25 @ :20 FR kick w/ BD
    25 @ :40 EZ BR kick w/ BD
    50 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    25 @ :40 EZ BR kick w/ BD
    75 @ 1:00 FR kick w/ BD
    25 @ :40 EZ BR kick w/ BD
    100 @ 1:20 FR kick w/ BD
    25 @ 1:40 FLOAT w/ BD
    ** Made the FR kick the first two rounds, but on RD3 was :19+, :41, 1:01+, 1:21+

    350 EZ (50 BK/50 FR)

    Total: 2400

    Well I had planned to double today, but it proved fortunate that I attempted the double, because around noon, heavy storms rolled in. I had still planned to swim in the rain, but then came the thunder and lightning. So my double turned into a single. But honestly, my legs have been tired all afternoon from this morning's workout, so maybe it was a blessing in disguise!
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  8. Tuesday 5/7/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    2x150 @ :15 rest breathe 2-4-6 by 50 pull w/ SP

    400 @ 6:00 SMOOTH (5:39)
    400 @ 8:00 faster than #1 (5:29)
    800 @ 11:00 FAST (10:04) <-- N.S.'d it 5:04/5:00
    100 EZ

    3x100 @ 1:40 SMOOTH and STRONG (1:13, 1:13, 1:12+)
    200 EZ

    Total: 4200

    Updated May 7th, 2019 at 09:24 PM by Calvin S

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  9. Monday 5/6/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    200 swim
    200 kick
    200 pull
    200 swim

    9x200 @ 3:00 D1-3, 4-6, 7-9
    2:46, 2:36, 2:27
    2:45, 2:37, 2:27
    2:45, 2:35+, 2:24+

    100 EZ
    3x100 @ 1:40 BEST AVG (1:08, 1:08+, 1:08+)
    100 EZ

    Total: 3100
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  10. Sunday 5/5/19

    AM LCM @ UALR "Spring Splash Invitational" Day #3

    400 swim
    4x100 @ 1:50 k/sw/dr/bld
    odd: FR
    even: BR

    2x
    50 SMOOTH
    25 DIVE FAST
    25 EZ

    200 FR - 2:13.55 (1:04.35/1:09.20) - Felt pretty good on this swim. I was about .4 off what I went shaved and tapered last July. Splits for that swim were 1:03/1:10. So I see where I had that easier front end speed last year, but I was still out of shape and hurt coming home. Today, I was out a little slower, but definitely felt more in control on the back half.

    200 BR - 2:44.21 (1:18.90/1:25.31) - So this was my first time racing any breaststroke since last June (when I raced the 100 and went 1:19), and the first time in over six years that I had contested the 200M BR! As can be seen, I was actually faster on my front 100 than I was last year when I raced the 100. It felt really good to be racing BR again, but still not sure how long my groin will hold up.

    Total: 2700

    I was pleasantly surprised with my overall performance this morning. I was out until 1:30 am at a Cinco de Mayo party, and while I don't go in for the whole "getting drunk" thing anymore, I still drank quite a bit over a long period of time given that I planned to swim this morning. I think the going to bed super late hurt me more than anything, but since this was not a taper level meet, I wasn't overly concerned with my pre-meet ritual!
  11. Saturday 5/4/19

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    3x200 @ 2:30 D1-3 pull w/ SP + SNKL (2:20, 2:17+, 2:13)

    4x100 @ 2:00 "Hullabaloo"
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    4x25 @ :35 V.S. FR kick w/ BD

    100 EZ

    Total: 2000

    After not getting more than 150 meters warm down after my 1500 on Friday, and being out late after the meet, I scratched the 200 FL today and then swung by the LRRC on my way to a Cinco de Mayo party to get a proper "swim out" from the meet yesterday. Will see how I feel tomorrow and decide whether to race the 200 FR and 200 BR.
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  12. Friday 5/3/19

    PM LCM @ UALR "Spring Splash Invitational" Day 1

    600 swim
    4x100 @ 1:50 k/sw/dr/bld
    odd: FR
    even: FL

    4x50 @ :50 D1-3, #4 EZ
    4x25 @ :35 V.S.
    200 EZ

    50 FL - 29.45 - I entered the 50 FR and decided to do it FL just because. Felt alright for 30 meters, then it started to go south. But that is to be expected, because I have not raced LCM FL in 6 years.

    1500 FR - 18:43.87 -
    1:08.72/1:13.44/1:13.83/1:14.97
    1:14.95/1:15.12/1:15.08/1:15.81
    1:16.43/1:16.32/1:16.25/1:16.36
    1:16.69/1:16.69/1:13.21
    - Swim felt great. I was 4 FL kicks off every wall (absolutely torched the club kids on either side of me off the walls). A best time by 18 seconds.

    Total: 3600
  13. Thursday 5/2/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "Recovery (for real this time)"

    1000 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull

    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    100 EZ

    Total: 1500

    Swimming in a local USA-S meet this weekend, and with the yardage and work I put in on the front half of the week, combined with the amount of swimming I will be doing Friday through Sunday, I figured an easy day was necessary!

    Updated May 2nd, 2019 at 09:08 PM by Calvin S

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  14. Wednesday 5/1/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip + Marvin Schwartz (for 8 of the 100s) @ LRRC "Best Average"

    300 swim
    4x50 @ :10 rest 25 FR kick in S-line/25 B&A drill w/ SNKL
    4x25 @ :35 V.S.

    10x100 @ 2:00 BEST AVG

    10x100 @ 1:40 SMOOTH FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2600

    Results:
    10/16/18 - SCY -
    :59++, :59, :59, :59, :59, :59+, :59++, 1:00+, 1:01-, 1:00-
    12/29/18 - SCY - :58, :57+, :58, :58, :58, :58+, :58+, :58, :59-, :58
    5/1/19 - LCM - 1:09-, 1:08+, 1:09, 1:09+, 1:10-, 1:10, 1:10, 1:11-, 1:09+, 1:08+

    SHOUT OUT: Trip was 1:14s on the first 9 and then 1:12 on #10. Marvin had his set dovetail into ours and did his 8x100 on the same interval with us. He was mostly 1:35s. Great job by both of them!
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  15. Tuesday 4/30/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip + Jack @ LRRC "Recovery-ish"

    6x100 @ :15 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    3x200 @ 3:00 WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    3x200 @ 3:00 swim
    5x100 @ 1:45 WHITE kick w/ fins + BD
    odd: FR
    even: FL
    3x200 @ 3:00 PINK pull w/ SP + SNKL (2:42+, 2:42+, 2:42)
    3x200 @ 3:00 LOW-PINK/PINK/LOW-RED swim (2:37+, 2:34+, 2:29)

    5x100 @ 1:40 SMOOTH swim w/ fins

    Total: 4000
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  16. Monday 4/29/19

    AM SCY w/ Noel Strauss @ LRRC
    PM LCM w/ Trip Strauss (no relation) @ LRRC "Bringin' the wood"

    AM swim:

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    300 @ 4:00 N.S.
    RD1 - WHITE/PINK
    RD2 - WHITE/RED w/ SNKL

    4x75 @ 1:00 light D1-4 (:48+, :48-, :47, :46+)

    5x200 @ 3:00 "broken" D1-5 (2:09, 2:06, 2:02.5, 2:00+, 1:59-)
    - done as 125 @ 1:30, 50 @ :40, 25 @ :00

    4x100 @ 1:30 SMOOTH kick w/ fins + BD
    odd: FL
    even: FR

    6x100 "broken"
    - done as 75 @ :10 rest, 25 @ :00
    odd @ 2:00 D1-3 FR kick w/ BD (1:35, 1:25, 1:18)
    even @ 1:30 D1-3 FR swim (1:01+, :59, :56+)

    200 EZ

    Total: 4500

    PM Swim:

    300 swim
    200 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    100 "Progressive Scull" w/ SNKL

    100 @ 1:30 SMOOTH pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 @ 3:00 SMOOTH pull w/ SP + SNKL
    300 @ 4:30 SMOOTH pull w/ SP + SNKL
    400 @ 6:00 SMOOTH pull w/ SP + SNKL
    400 @ 6:00 RED (4:56)
    300 @ 4:30 PINK (3:52)
    200 @ 3:00 RED (2:27)
    100 @ 1:30 BLUE (1:08+)

    4x100 @ 1:40 FL kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 3000

    SHOUT OUT: Trip, who was a very respectable 5:28, 4:12, 2:43, and 1:14 on his back 400-300-200-100!

    Updated April 29th, 2019 at 09:31 PM by Calvin S

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  17. Saturday 4/27/19

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    2x
    300 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    4x50 @ 1:00 25 DPS/25 build
    4x25 @ :40 V.S. FR kick w/ BD

    4x100 @ 1:15 (1:10, 1:13, 1:13, 1:14)
    1:15 REST
    3x100 @ 1:15 (1:11, 1:13, 1:13)
    1:15 REST
    2x100 @ 1:15 (1:12, 1:13)
    1:15 REST
    100 @ 1:15 (1:08)

    200 EZ kick 50 FR/50 BR w/ BD

    Total: 3000
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  18. Friday 4/26/19

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC
    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "Friday Fly Day" (pool temp: 70.3, air temp: 78)

    AM Swim:

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    8x25 @ :30 SMOOTH FR kick w/ BD

    8x75 @ 1:10 "Claire Lockridge Set"
    4 - pull w/ paddles
    4 - swim (because my paddle broke)

    3x @ 3:15
    100 pull
    :10 REST
    50 FAST FR kick w/ BD (:39+, :39, :39)
    :05 REST
    50 FAST FR swim (:28+, :28-, :28-)

    100 EZ

    Total: 2500

    PM Swim:

    600 swim w/ 4 FL kicks off all walls
    12x50 @ :20 rest FL w/ fins
    1 - R arm only
    1 - L arm only
    1 - 25 UW/25 SMOOTH

    3x300 @ 4:30 D1-3
    #1 - FR (4:14)
    #2 - 25 FL w/ 12.5M kick off wall/75 FR (4:09+)
    #3 - 50 FL w/ 12.5M kick off wall/50 FR (3:57)

    200 EZ

    Total: 2300

    Updated April 27th, 2019 at 10:20 AM by Calvin S

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  19. Thursday 4/25/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Recovery"

    "Because nothing says 'Welcome to long course meters' like..."

    4x100 @ 2:20 FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    3x
    4x50 @ :20 rest V.S. FR kick w/ BD
    1:00 REST

    6x100 @ 2:30 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins

    4x100 @ 1:45 V.S. FR kick w/ fins + BD

    100 EZ

    Total: 2100
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  20. Wednesday 4/24/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "I.M." (pool temp: 69.4, air temp: 76)

    500 warm-up I.M.
    8x100 @ 1:45 kick w/ fins + BD
    odd: FL
    even: FR

    4x
    300 @ 4:30 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    3x100 @ 1:40
    #1 - 50 FL/50 BK drill
    #2 - 50 BR/50 FR drill
    #3 - FAST STRK I.M.O. by RD (1:12, 1:23, 1:25, 1:07)

    300 EZ

    Total: 4000
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