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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    Resorting to pool fence jumping here. I hope itís chlorinated
  2. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Did you mean 20x25 @ 40 no breath FR?
    perhaps...
  3. __steve__'s Avatar
    Did you mean 20x25 @ 40 no breath FR?
  4. Sojerz's Avatar
    I pulled my groin muscle very suddenly swimming in a br set (really hurt) and it took a few months to rest recover to the point where there was no pain and I could kick pain free again. I kind of eased back into br and haven't had the problem since. Think I had just pushed it too hard too fast and maybe hadn't warmed up enough. I was probably mid-50s at the time and hadn't experienced anything like that before (or after) but I am careful not to push it too hard and stay aware of that feeling when I do swim or kick br.

    I've always wondered if others ever had the same experience. Hope your recovery goes well.
    .
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    Remarkable swim sir! My record of 2 minutes in 58įF water/70įF air seems laughable in comparison (I believe it was about 8 meters of swimming)

    Tell your mate Tripp a wetsuit is a good investment
  6. aztimm's Avatar
    When I swam with a masters group in AZ, we'd do something similar. A sprint on a long interval, then the opportunity to do a cool-down swim. I always took advantage of the easy swimming in between, but not everyone did. Sometimes we had set lanes for, "racing," and we had to move to another lane for the easy part, depending on how many swimmers were at the workout.
    As I've gotten older, I've found that I'll last longer and keep up some speed longer if I do some easy swims in between rather than just stand around and stew.
  7. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Do you think thereís any benefit to 5 min static glycolysis between all outs, like on the buffering system?
    I think when you don't swim out and just stand around it forces you to use different energy systems sooner. In layman's terms, the the absolutely dogsh*t feeling I have on my 5th rep of 6x100 @ 5:00 starts at like #2 or 3 if I am skipping some sort of recovery in between. Which I guess teaches me to push through the pain sooner? But usually when I do dive sets, or lactate sets, I want to be at the top of my game as much as I can be every time I step up on the blocks.

    I have another set that is similar that I KNOW has a "no warm down" component. May try it out in a week or two. I will post the results here, unless I die attempting it!
    Updated February 24th, 2020 at 09:08 PM by Calvin S
  8. __steve__'s Avatar
    Do you think thereís any benefit to 5 min static glycolysis between all outs, like on the buffering system?
  9. DanSad's Avatar
    Got it. thanks for the explanation. Appreciate the blog updates as they provide me with new ideas when I'm forced to swim solo.
  10. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DanSad
    Hi Calvin, Just curious as to what ("Zane Grothe" style) refers to. Is is stroke related, pacing... thanks
    Dan,

    I once read about a set he did. 20x150 @ 2:00 no kick outs. To work, I am assuming, on turnover and emphasizing strokes over kicking off the walls. The set is here:

    https://swimswam.com/upping-the-inza...etting-faster/

    Anyways, my "occasional" training partner Trip Strauss has really bad walls (I know Trip will read this and he knows I am being truthful but also don't mean anything by it!). I have really good walls (or I like to think they are pretty good), and this puts Trip at a decided disadvantage any time we race. So every so often I will promise to race him "Zane Grothe" style, taken from the set linked above, to try and level the playing field (which it actually does...sometimes).
  11. DanSad's Avatar
    Hi Calvin, Just curious as to what ("Zane Grothe" style) refers to. Is is stroke related, pacing... thanks
  12. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    whose walls leave something to be desired

    (yale vs davidson)
    Seeing as I care absolutely nothing for my alma mater, umm...go bulldogs?
    Updated January 25th, 2020 at 12:01 PM by Calvin S
  13. tripswim's Avatar
    whose walls leave something to be desired

    (yale vs davidson)
  14. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    H.A.S. = hands at side?
    Hey!
    Amazing!
    Super!

    Correct!
  15. __steve__'s Avatar
    H.A.S. = hands at side?
  16. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    update from teammate Trip in Baja peninsula satellite training camp

    yesterday

    AM

    30 minute walk on beach, 20 minute jog back
    20 minute ocean swim
    swam with the dolphins (not the club team)
    skin pigmentation
    PINK
    PINK
    ROJO

    PM
    sc meters
    10 x 2 on 10 sec rest

    Today

    Michael Andrews day (yes that Michael Andrews)
    in adult pool 86 degrees of separation
    20 x 30 meters up tempo on 15 sec rest (work on break outs and going broke in Cabos)
    excuse me sir, but this is MY blog. You are retired now and have the time on your hands to write your own blog.

    also donít forget to bring me a bottle
    of tequila. Or mezcal. Or both.
    Updated January 18th, 2020 at 09:49 PM by Calvin S
  17. tripswim's Avatar
    update from teammate Trip in Baja peninsula satellite training camp

    yesterday

    AM

    30 minute walk on beach, 20 minute jog back
    20 minute ocean swim
    swam with the dolphins (not the club team)
    skin pigmentation
    PINK
    PINK
    ROJO

    PM
    sc meters
    10 x 2 on 10 sec rest

    Today

    Michael Andrews day (yes that Michael Andrews)
    in adult pool 86 degrees of separation
    20 x 30 meters up tempo on 15 sec rest (work on break outs and going broke in Cabos)
  18. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Why is it called Ervin?
    Short back story:

    Doug Martin's (yes that Doug Martin of numerous sprint USMS National/World Records) son got Anthony Ervin to come to Little Rock for Doug's birthday a couple years ago (like literally I am told he walked up to Doug's door, rang the doorbell, and was standing there wearing his Olympic medals). It was sort of a weekend festival that got all the swimming community of Little Rock involved. He did a couple clinics (some public, some private), he came and spoke to the UALR college team (that was my last year coaching them). Anyways, I am fairly certain "Ervin" was a set of drills he said he does during practice or before racing or something (I wasn't actually there for the clinic), and to give credit where credit was due, and so the swimmers would always know what set the coaches were talking about, they designated it "Ervin."
  19. __steve__'s Avatar
    Why is it called Ervin?
  20. Karl_S's Avatar
    "These go to '11'."
    Classic line from a classic film!
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