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  1. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Where was Trip?
    So as to not embarrass him, I will not say... :P

    EDIT: but it rhymes with Fort Horse Guards
    Updated October 18th, 2018 at 12:26 PM by Calvin S
  2. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Where was Trip?
  3. tripswim's Avatar
    trying desperately to find Calvin's temperature breaking point but in the cold water he is merely expanding his lead
    might be time to move to the baby pool (short course yards)
  4. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    I just skim for errors and shout outs, mostly shout outs.

    today the 150s were on 2.15. somehow you got confused with yesterday.

    Calvin on pace for 500 miles this calendar year
    Fixed that interval. I probably was getting it confused with yesterday, you know, cause you originally wanted to do 16x150 today (hence the blog title...if you read this and kept up with our workouts you wouldn’t repeat sets...+2 reps... :P )
  5. tripswim's Avatar
    I just skim for errors and shout outs, mostly shout outs.

    today the 150s were on 2.15. somehow you got confused with yesterday.

    Calvin on pace for 500 miles this calendar year
  6. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    Calvin training like a beast and pulling me along with him. thanks Calvin!
    **A WILD TRIP STRAUSS APPEARS**

    So he does exist...or I have a second account to post with that helps to perpetuate the myth of the training partner named "Trip".
  7. tripswim's Avatar
    Calvin training like a beast and pulling me along with him. thanks Calvin!
  8. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    I've yelled at for making waves swimming fly cause there hair might get wet.
    I got that complaint once too. From some lady who was right up against the lane line adjacent to my lane. I was doing fast FR kicking and she complained I was splashing her too much. I just ignored her and tried not to make it look like I was intentionally trying to kick harder every time I passed her.
  9. Sojerz's Avatar
    That's what happens when you get old and overweight - trust me I'm there. haha.

    I've been yelled at for making waves swimming fly cause their hair might get wet.
    Updated August 8th, 2018 at 11:44 AM by Sojerz
  10. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    Oh, wow. That's some arm burn right there. At least the back squat down and hold is a semi-rest position if you have the mobility.
    I am just glad to see "Sally" is more universal. I thought it was a crazy torture method only my instructor used.

    Other people should have to suffer as well!
  11. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin S
    Worst I ever did was a push-up one. But on the down and on the hold, we had to hold push-up “down” position hovering 3 inches off the floor.

    Best one I have done was bicep curls. This one was comparatively speaking, pretty easy as well.

    But that push up one? F*** that s***!
    Oh, wow. That's some arm burn right there. At least the back squat down and hold is a semi-rest position if you have the mobility.
  12. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    I did "Sally" with 135# back squats once. Never again.
    Worst I ever did was a push-up one. But on the down and on the hold, we had to hold push-up “down” position hovering 3 inches off the floor.

    Best one I have done was bicep curls. This one was comparatively speaking, pretty easy as well.

    But that push up one? F*** that s***!
  13. JPEnge's Avatar
    I did "Sally" with 135# back squats once. Never again.
  14. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    I'm surprised Doug isn't at Pan Am Masters!
    Eh, when you break the LCM 50 FR world record, sometimes you earn a nice break :P
  15. JPEnge's Avatar
    I'm surprised Doug isn't at Pan Am Masters!
  16. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    What is "progressive freestyle"?
    w/ SNKL:
    50 fist drill
    50 swim w/ tennis balls
    50 upside down (or "grab") paddles
    50 swim

    A little something I came up with (taking inspiration from other sets I have been given/read about over the years) to work on primarily front catch. Basically, you work your way through increasing resistance, with an emphasis on the forearm catch at the start of the freestyle stroke. Fist drill and tennis ball swim really make you focus on that forearm catch because if you don't, you don't actually go anywhere!

    I do the set a few times a week. Sometimes I use it as a sort of "active recovery" filler between rounds of a set. Sometimes I do it as a stand alone set (usually doing 12-20x25). Sometimes, if I get in the water and I am just not feeling it that day, this is ALL I do, just to have SOMETHING to focus/work on.

    For LCM I had to do it a little different, I actually do them in sets of 8, 2 at a time, because I can't have equipment at both ends of the pool!
  17. flystorms's Avatar
    What is "progressive freestyle"?
  18. Karl_S's Avatar
    "LCM kicking is the pits"
    You will get no argument from me on that matter!
  19. Karl_S's Avatar
    I was not very efficient with my time. I was at the LRRC for 90 minutes and only got 3100 done, because I spent a lot of time chatting with the other swimmers who came and went.
    This is one of the privileges of masters swimming and is not a bad thing if not taken to excess.
  20. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    I gotcha. I've had a couple groin tweaks since I came back - nothing lingering though thankfully. I also don't swim a whole ton of breaststroke in practice, when I do breaststroke it's shorter race pace type stuff. My aerobic work is freestyle, backstroke and kick. The other variable is I probably don't have nearly the breaststroke kick mileage you do - I was an IMer through college but my other events were backstroke so I trained more of that.
    Agree on the breaststroke mileage point. I think I have been lucky with all the swimming I have done that my body is still in great shape. No serious joint issues. No surgeries to fix overworked appendages. However the one area that is not entirely the case is breaststroke, and I think my years and years of training it, especially the amount I did in college, has finally caught up to me to a degree. For me, racing breaststroke is a microcosm of racing swimming in general for me. If I can’t train the way I want to/need to, it’s not worth me trying to race in meets. If I can’t train breaststroke (at the very least to keep my cadence and feel for the stroke), it’s not worth me trying to race it in meets.
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