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  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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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  5. Tuesday 5/15/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

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

    12x100 @ 1:45 25 R arm/25 L arm FL/50 BK w/ 12.5 kick off every wall w/ fins

    2x
    6x50 @ :55 pull w/ paddles
    5x50 @ :50 RED
    RD1: :37, :36+, :36, :36, :35
    RD2: :35+, :35, :35, :34+, :34
    50 @ 1:20 EZ
    4x50 @ :45 pull w/ paddles
    3x50 @ :40 MAKE
    50 @ 2:00 EZ

    4x50 @ :10 rest FL kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 5200
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  6. Monday 5/14/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC
    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    AM Swim:

    1000 SKIPS

    4x200 @ 3:00 kick w/ fins D1-4 and start #1 with 5 FL kicks off each wall, then go to 6 kicks on #2, and so on...(2:45, 2:43, 2:40, 2:39)

    4x50 @ 1:00 swim w/ upside down paddles + SNKL

    Total: 2000

    PM Swim:

    400 swim (100 FR/100 BK)
    3x100 @ 1:40 k/sw/dr/bld w/ SNKL
    8x25 @ :40 UW FL kick w/ fins
    odd: SMOOTH w/ exaggerated undulation
    even: FAST
    100 progressive scull w/ buoy + SNKL

    2x
    4x75 @ 1:15 FR kick w/ BD
    4x50 @ :50 FR kick w/ BD
    4x25 @ :25 FR kick w/ BD
    1:00 REST
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    1:00 REST

    4x100 @ 1:40 25 kick H.A.S./25 R-side/25 L-side/25 swim
    odd: FR w/ SNKL
    even: FL

    Total: 3000
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  7. Friday 5/11/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC
    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Lactic Hold"

    AM swim

    2x
    300 swim
    4x150 @ 2:30 25 UW/25 kick S-line/50 drill/50 sw w/ fins + SNKL
    4x25 @ :40 V.S. FR kick w/ BD

    400 @ 6:00 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    8x50 @ :50 FL kick w/ fins + BD
    400 @ 6:00 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    8x50 @ :50 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    100 EZ

    Total: 3700

    PM swim:


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

    4x25 @ :30 V.S.
    50 EZ

    2x
    6x25 @ :15 rest 15M BURST w/ chute
    100 @ 2:00 FAST FR (:56-, :56+)**
    4x100 @ 1:15 lactic hold **
    2:00 REST

    150 EZ

    Total: 2600

    ** So on the second round, I was on the 3rd 25 of my fast 100 when this lifeguard stretches a buoy rope across the lap lanes (effectively dividing the pool in half). It clotheslined me and I am lucky my arm didn't get all tangled up in it. As fast as I was going, I could have hurt my shoulder if my arm had gotten caught. I then had to dive underneath it on the last 25 and for the 4x100 lactic hold. The manager on duty said his boss said that when the pool starts to get crowded they are required to put the rope up. I don't doubt that, but two things bugged me:

    a) The fact that he had the lifeguard stretch it across while I was in the middle of swimming. A heads up would have been nice, or the decency to not stretch it across while it was obvious that I was going to swim by again without knowing the rope was there!

    b) the fact that the manager came over to explain things to me, as nicely as he could, but when I said "OK so the lap lanes are closed now?" He tried to explain to me that the lap lanes were not closed and that I was welcome to continue lap swimming...with a
    rope dividing the lane in half.

    I probably would have been 55 or better on the second 100 FAST if I hadn't had the rope issue.

    Updated May 12th, 2018 at 01:34 PM by Calvin S

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  8. Thursday 5/10/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    1000 swim w/ paddles + fins + SNKL long and smooth

    6x100 @ 1:30 D1-3, 4-6 (1:21, 1:18, 1:15, 1:21, 1:18, 1:15+)

    400 kick w/ fins + BD 50 FL/50 FR

    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle"

    Total: 2400

    TBC (Total Body Conditioning) class post swim
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  9. Wednesday 5/9/18

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    600 swim (100 FR/50 BK)
    6x150 @ 2:30 25 UW/25 kick S-line/50 dr/50 sw w/ fins + SNKL

    5x200 @ 2:50 pull w/ paddles + SNKL D1-5 (2:37, 2:33, 2:27, 2:25, 2:23)

    100 EZ

    Total: 2600

    CORE7 post swim.
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  10. Tuesday 5/8/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    500 w/ SNKL (100 swim/100 3-6 drill)
    5x100 @ 2:15 BK swim
    10x50 @ 1:05 w/ fins
    odd: 25 UW/25 B&A drill
    even: 25 B&A drill/25 bld

    4x100 @ 1:20 MAKE (1:15, 1:16, 1:17, 1:17)
    100 @ 2:00 EZ
    3x100 @ 1:20 MAKE (1:15, 1:17, 1:17)
    100 @ 2:00 EZ
    2x100 @ 1:20 MAKE (1:15, 1:17)
    100 @ 2:00 EZ
    1x100 @ 1:20 MAKE (1:12)

    400 swim opposite fin + opposite paddle + SNKL (switch every 100)

    Total: 3200
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  11. Monday 5/7/18

    AM LCM and PM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Kickin' ain't sh*t but board and fins!"

    AM swim:


    800 (300 swim/100 kick w/ BD)
    600 (200 pull w/ SP + SNKL/100 kick w/ BD + SNKL)
    400 (100 swim/100 kick w/ BD)
    200 I.M. drill

    2x200 @ 3:10 kick w/ fins 1st/5th 25 UW
    8x50 @ 1:05 "Progressive Freestyle"
    2x200 @ 3:00 kick w/ fins 1st/5th 25 UW
    8x50 @ 1:05 "Progressive Freestyle"
    2x200 @ 2:50 kick w/ fins 1st/5th 25 UW

    Total: 4000

    PM swim:

    500 SKIPS

    4x100 @ 1:50 FR kick w/ BD
    300 @ 1:00 REST pull w/ paddles + SNKL (3:21)
    4x100 @ 1:45 FR kick w/ BD
    300 @ 1:00 REST pull w/ paddles + SNKL (3:14)
    4x100 @ 1:40 FR kick w/ BD
    300 @ 1:00 REST pull w/ paddles + SNKL (3:06+)

    400 FL kick w/ fins (alternating 100 w/ BD, 100 w/ SNKL H.A.S.)

    Total: 3000
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  12. Tuesday 5/1/18

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC (pool temp: 68 degrees)

    900 (100 swim/50 FR kick in S-line/100 swim/50 FL kick HAS) w/ fins + SNKL

    5x100 @ 1:30
    8x50 @ 1:05 "Progressive Freestyle" (done in pairs since I can't change equipment at opposite end of pool)
    4x100 @ 1:25
    8x50 @ 1:05 "Progressive Freestyle"
    3x100 @ 1:20 (1:13+, 1:16, 1:16)
    8x50 @ 1:05 "Progressive Freestyle"
    2x100 @ 1:15 (1:11+, 1:15+)

    200 EZ kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3700

    Updated May 11th, 2018 at 11:01 PM by Calvin S

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  13. Tuesday 4/24/18

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Lactic Hold"

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

    4x50 @ :50
    odd: inside flags FAST
    even: between flags FAST
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 swim
    100 EZ

    3x
    4x25 @ :15 rest 15M BURST w/ chute
    1:00 REST
    100 @ 2:00 push FAST (:57, :57, :57)
    3x100 @ 1:15 lactic hold
    2:00 REST

    100 EZ

    Total: 3100

    Updated May 11th, 2018 at 11:02 PM by Calvin S

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  14. Tuesday 5/20/14

    Tuesday 5/20

    PM only LCM

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy +paddles + snorkel
    200 kick w/ board + fins
    100 I.M. drill

    3x100 @ 2:00 "Rouse 100s"
    4x50 @ :50 FR swim w/ grab paddles
    3x100 @ 2:00 "Rouse 100s"
    4x50 @ 1:00 V.S.

    100 EZ

    Total: 2100
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  15. Saturday 5/17/14

    Saturday 5/17

    AM only SCY
    * It was barely 50 degrees outside, overcast, and the LCM pool temp was 67. I decided to swim in the heated SCY pool instead.

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    200 kick
    100 I.M. drill

    5x100 @ 1:15 AE
    8x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    400 @ 5:00 AE pull w/ buoy + paddles
    4x100 @ 1:10 STRONG
    300 @ 3:45 AE pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    4x75 @ 1:20 BEST AVG (43.9, 43.8, 42.9, 43.8)
    200 @ 2:30 AE pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    4x50 @ :50 @ 200 PACE (28.8, 28.0, 27.9, 28.0)
    100 @ 1:15 AE pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    4x25 @ :40 FAST

    200 EZ kick w/ board + fins

    Total: 4000
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  16. Thursday 5/15/14

    Thursday 5/15

    PM only LCM + Weights

    Swim:

    400 swim w/ fins + snorkel
    4x150 @ 2:00 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel

    6x50 @ 1:00 k/dr/sw FL
    200 @ 3:00 50 FL STRONG/150 AE FR
    6x50 @ 1:00 k/dr/sw BK
    200 @ 3:00 50 FL/BK STRONG/100 AE FR
    6x50 @ 1:00 k/dr/sw BR
    200 @ 3:00 50 FL/BK/BR STRONG/50 AE FR

    500 EZ kick w/ fins + board

    Total: 3000

    Weights:

    3x12 pull-ups
    1x10/2x15 DB shoulder press (20, 35, 35)
    1x10/2x15 DB single-arm bicep curls (20, 30, 30)
    1x10/2x15 DB triceps extension (30, 45, 45)
    1x10/2x15 DB single-arm row (30, 45, 45)
    1x10/2x15 DB bench press (25, 40, 40)
    2x 3x10 "empty cans" (10, 10)
    3x15 hip abductor (110)
    3x15 hip adductor (110)
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  17. Tuesday 5/13/14

    Tuesday 5/13

    PM only Weights + LCM

    Weights:

    1x10/2x15 RDL (70, 80, 80)
    1x10/2x15 back squat (95, 135, 135)
    1x10/2x15 single leg curl (40, 60, 60)
    1x10/2x15 single leg extension (50, 70, 70)
    2x(3x10) "empty cans" (10, 10)
    **I did not have time to complete my normal leg workout.

    Swim:

    400 swim
    4x150 @ 2:15 k/dr/sw w/ fins
    4x100 AE
    3 @ 1:20
    1 @ 1:15

    8x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    2x200 @ 2:50 1st 50 STRONG
    3x150 @ 2:05 2nd 50 STRONG
    (50 EZ to get to other end of pool)
    4x100 @ 1:15 last 25 STRONG w/ fins

    100 EZ

    Total: 3100

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  18. Sunday 5/11/14

    Sunday 5/11

    AM only LCM

    "Spring Splash Invitational Day #3"

    100 BK - 1:13.97 - No touchpads at the far end of the pool so no 50 splits. I actually felt pretty good with this race. I haven't swam a 100M BK in about as long as the 200 BK from yesterday. What this time tells me is that I could DEFINITELY take my 200 out faster than a 1:21 (although the 200 FL before is mostly to blame for that I am sure). I definitely think without the fatigue in my legs from weight lifting, I could be under 1:10 in this race for sure!

    2600 assorted warm-up and warm-down

    Total: 2700

    Updated May 14th, 2014 at 09:57 PM by Calvin S

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  19. Saturday 5/10/14

    Saturday 5/10

    AM only LCM

    "Spring Splash Invitational Day #2"

    So I couldn't swim on day 1, so I came into the meet today and really mixed up my events,doing the 200 FL and 200 BK.

    200 FL - 2:46.94 (1:11.42/1:35.52) - The splits speak for themselves. Started off feeling smooth, maybe pushed my tempo a little bit on the first 75. However, after the second turn things started to unravel. First, I lost my arms. Then my legs gave out (I lifted heavy legs yesterday). Finally, at the third turn, my core gave out. I literally felt like I had just done 10,000 abs and then tried to sit up. The last 50 took FOREVER. I really only swam this because I noticed there wasn't even ten swimmers on the top 10 list last year for my age group!

    200 BK - 2:45.92 (1:21.48/1:24.44) - This swim was a little better than the 200 FL. I have not swam a 200 BK LCM or SCY in probably 15 years (at least). My last time I remember having in the 200M BK was a 3:00.xx, so I cracked the 3:00 barrier AND dropped basically a second for every year I had not swam it! I had no legs after the first 50, but I really just tried to focus on my catch and my underwaters off the turns (which were pretty good until the last turn). Again, I swam this mainly because there were less than 10 people in the top ten last year. I would love to say I got onto the list in what could be my absolute worst event!

    ~ 2600 warm up and warm down

    Total: 3000
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  20. Friday 5/9/14

    Friday 5/9

    AM only LCM + Weights

    Swim:

    300 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorlkel
    200 swim
    200 kick w/ board + fins
    100 swim
    100 I.M. drill

    5x100 @ 1:25 AE
    8x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    Total: 2000

    Weights:

    1x10/2x15 RDL (70, 80, 80)
    1x10/2x15 back squat (95, 135, 135)
    1x10/2x15 single leg curl (40, 60, 60)
    1x10/2x15 single leg extension (50, 70, 70)
    1x10/2x15 single leg glute (90, 110, 110)
    3x15 hip abductor (110)
    3x15 hip adductor (110)
    2x(3x10) "empty cans" (10, 10)
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