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  1. Friday 7/5/19

    AM SCY w/ Nashville Aquatic Club Masters @ Tracy Caulkins Competition Pool (Centennial Sportsplex) “I.M.” (Taper Day #6)

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD

    8x50 @ 1:00 “Progressive Freestyle” w/ SNKL

    4x @ 2:00
    25 PINK STRK
    25 BUF STRK
    50 SMOOTH FR

    100 EZ
    2:00 REST

    4x @ 2:00
    50 FAST STRK (27.5, 31.0, 33.9, 26.5)
    50 EZ

    100 EZ

    200 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2200

    STRK = I.M.O.

    In Nashville for the holiday weekend and to avoid being out of the water for four days I dropped in today (and also plan to drop in tomorrow) for the NAC Masters workout. I tweaked some things since I am tapering. Great workout though, great coach, and great pool.
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  2. Wednesday 7/3/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool “Recovery” (Taper Day #5)

    400 swim every 4th scull w/ SNKL
    3x200 @ 3:20 pull w/ SNKL

    3x250 @ 3:40 I.M. 25 drill/25 swim
    #1 - double FL
    #2 - double BK
    #3 - double BR

    3x200 @ :20 rest alternating FR/BK by 25
    odd: FR on diving well end, BK at shallow end
    even: BK on diving well end, FR at shallow end

    150 EZ

    Total: 2500
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  3. Tuesday 7/2/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool "When is 800 pace not 800 pace? When it's 400 pace!" (Taper Day #4)

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    3x200 @ 3:20 light D1-3 pull w/ SNKL (2:51, 2:49, 2:46)
    4x50 @ 1:00 12.5 fist-drill/12.5 PERFECT STROKE/12.5 FAST/12.5 EZ

    4x
    4x50 @ 1:00 @ 800 PACE
    50 @ 1:00 EZ
    RD1: :32+, :34-, :34, :34-
    RD2: :34-, :34-, :33+, :34-
    RD3: :34-, :33, :33+, :33+
    RD4: :33+, :33, :33, :31+

    300 EZ

    Total: 2500

    So I had meant to do the 50s at 800 pace for all four rounds. But I suppose I am starting to feel good as taper kicks in, because by RD3 I had somehow ended up going 400 pace, and faster than I went on the 12x50 set from 6/27! Honestly I would have preferred to be doing 100s for pacing the 800, but the set the club team was doing was 50s fast on 1:00, so I had to go with 50s so I wouldn't cause any confusion in my lane. A lot of those 34s also would have been 33s but for running into the back of the girl ahead of me. I guess an extra ten second gap combined with the fact that she was diving every 50 (and I was pushing) wasn't enough space to keep me from catching her :/
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  4. Monday 7/1/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool "A little 'manufactured speed'" (Taper Day #3)

    500 swim every 4th 25 head up scull

    2x
    2x150 @ 2:40 k/dr/sw w/ fins + SNKL
    4x25 V.S.
    RD1 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    RD2 @ :35 FR swim

    100 EZ

    **Changed into B70 Neuro Comp full-body suit**

    150 SMOOTH

    100 @ no rest go when ready 15M DIVE FAST/85 EZ
    100 @ no rest go when ready 30M DIVE FAST/70 EZ
    100 @ no rest go when ready 50 DIVE FAST/50 EZ (26.90)

    150 EZ

    Total: 2000
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  5. Saturday 6/29/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool "A little speed play" (Taper Day #2)

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL

    4x250 @ 3:45 swim w/ SNKL

    3x300 @ 5:45
    1 - 100 AE/100 FAST/100 AE (1:12-)
    1 - 50 FAST/50 AE (:32+, :34, :34-)
    1 - 100 FAST/100 AE/100 FAST (1:10-, 1:11+)

    200 FLOAT

    Total: 2500
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  6. Friday 6/28/19

    PM SCM Solo @ Indian Hill Swim Club "Power, Resistance, Speed" (Taper Day #1)

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

    8x50 @ :15 rest "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    4x25 @ :20 rest FAST 12.5M UW w/ chute (half open)
    2x25 @ no interval, go when ready DIVE FAST 15M UW
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :20 rest FAST 15M FR kick w/ BD + chute (half open)
    2x25 @ :30 rest FAST FR kick w/ BD
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :30 rest FAST 15M FR swim w/ chute (3/4 closed)
    2x25 @ no interval, go when ready DIVE FAST FR swim (to the feet)

    150 EZ FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2000

    Decided to sleep in this morning and since my mother wanted help with my kids at the pool today, we took turns watching them so we could both get our laps in. Wasn't going to be able to double because I wanted to watch the USA World Cup match.

    Updated June 28th, 2019 at 06:24 PM by Calvin S

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  7. Thursday 6/27/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool "Bill Whatley's Famous 'Twelve Fifties'"

    4x200 @ :10 rest
    1 - FR 75 swim/25 kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    1 - BK 75 swim/25 kick S-line
    1 - FR 75 swim/25 kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    1 - I.M. 25 drill/25 swim

    12x100
    1 @ 1:40 FR swim w/ SNKL
    1 @ 1:50 I.M.
    1 @ 2:10 FR kick w/ BD + SNKL

    6x150 @ 2:30 breathe every 4 (to opposite/non dominant side) pull
    6x50 @ 1:00 25 BUF/25 SMOOTH

    6x50 @ 1:00 @ 400 PACE (33.12*, 33.83, 33.37, 33.53, 33.53, 33.78)
    1:00 REST
    6x50 @ 1:00 @ 400 PACE (33.50, 33.78, 33.53, 33.98, 33.81, 33.56)
    * #1 was from a dive, all 12 were "to the feet" (flip turn)

    200 EZ

    Total: 4000

    Bill came up with this set when I was in high school, but the original set is a little different than how I did it today. It is 12x50 @ 1:15 @ 200 PACE. As Bill has gotten older (some might say "softer), the set has changed a little to where the kids do the 50s in sets of four, with a bonus :45 between each set, diving #1, #5, and #9. Since I am not planning to race any 200s at my taper meet in two weeks, I opted to tweak the set for 400 pace. I felt that lowering the interval and increasing how many reps I did in each "set would help offset. I took the 1:00 bonus rest primarily to keep me staggered and avoid running over the two swimmers in my lane doing the "regular" 12x50. Without the extra minute, I would have collided with them and then ran them over and then would have been leaving at the same time on the clock as them. It just worked out better for everyone this way
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  8. Wednesday 6/26/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool
    PM LCM @ Main Pool "BASH Last Chance Meet"

    AM Swim:

    5x100 w/ SNKL
    1 @ 2:20 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 @ 2:10 75 FR kick H.A.S./25 swim
    1 @ 2:00 50 FR kick H.A.S./50 swim
    1 @ 1:50 25 FR kick H.A.S./75 swim
    1 @ 1:40 swim
    5x50 @ :10 rest w/ SNKL
    1 - FR kick H.A.S.
    1 - 12.5 swim/37.5 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 - 25 swim/25 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 - 37.5 swim/12.5 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 - swim

    7x150 @ 2:40 50 FR swim/50 STRK kick/50 FR swim w/ SNKL
    #1/4 - STRK = FL H.A.S.
    #2/5 - STRK = BK S-line (moved SNKL to side)
    #3/6 - STRK = BR H.A.S.
    #7 - STRK = FR H.A.S.

    4x
    2x50 @ :55 12.5 FAST UW kick/12.5 SMOOTH swim w/ fins
    2x100 @ 1:25 STRONG FR kick w/ fins + BD

    3x300 @ 4:30 D1-3 (4:02, 3:54, 3:48)
    100 EZ

    Total: 4000

    PM Swim:

    400 swim w/ SNKL
    6x50 @ :10 rest
    2 - kick w/ BD
    2 - drill
    2 - 25 BUF/25 EZ

    25 DIVE FAST/75 EZ

    50 FR - 27.51 - Great opening 25-30 meters, but when the pool depth goes to 3.5 feet, I could feel the difference!

    300 EZ

    100 FL - 1:06.20 - Felt smooth and strong for about 80 meters. Faded some down the home stretch but considering my training and the fact I practiced this morning, it wasn't all that surprising. Underwaters felt good.

    200 EZ

    Total: 1450
  9. Tuesday 6/25/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool

    2x300 kick 75 FR/25 STRK) H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    STRK = I.M. order no FR

    6x50 @ :10 rest w/ SNKL
    1 - R-arm FR
    1 - R-side kick
    1 - FR kick H.A.S.

    2x50 @ :10 rest FR kick H.A.S. 25 build/15M FAST/10 EZ w/ SNKL

    12x50 kick 25 UW/25 SMOOTH H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    1 @ 1:00
    2 @ :55

    8x150 @ 2:20 kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: FR
    even: FL

    200 FLOAT

    Total: 3000
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  10. Monday 6/24/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool

    300 FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    12x50 @ :10 rest mixed kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    16x50 @ 1:10 kick H.A.S. 25 FAST/25 SMOOTH w/ fins + SNKL
    4 - FL (FAST = UW)
    4 - FR

    4x250 @ 3:45 SMOOTH FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    300 FLOAT

    Total: 3000
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  11. Saturday 6/22/19

    AM LCM @ M. E. Lyons YMCA "Summer Cuda Classic" Day #1

    It is amazing what a week of heavy training will do to you. Here I was, a week ago, with only a minuscule amount of rest, sprinting like a champ. Today, back to my regular middle distance repertoire, I felt like I was swimming through soup.

    200 BK - 2:51.55 (1:21.67/1:29.88) - I lost my legs big time on the back 100. Not only did I lack a kick, but my legs felt like I was dragging two cinder blocks through the water.

    200 FR - 2:19.71 (1:07.79/1:11.92) - Again with the no legs. My freestyle has felt like it had a spring in its step all week, but today, when it came time to race, it just felt sluggish.

    400 FR - 4:59.66 (1:11.19/1:16.42/1:17.32/1:14.73) - First of all I had to wait FOREVER to swim this event. I had great walls and found myself grabbing a little more water than I did on the 200, but again, felt sluggish. Also not sure which genius decided to schedule the 200 FR and 400 FR back to back.

    Total: 2900
  12. Thursday 6/20/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool "I.M. + Recovery"
    AM Weights @ YMCA

    Swim:

    800 SKIP

    3x
    2x50 @ 1:00 STRK drill
    100 @ 1:40 D1-3 (1:22, 1:17, 1:12)
    STRK = I.M.O. by RD

    2x300 @ 5:00 I.M. (done as 3x100 I.M. 1 kick/1 drill/1 swim) w/ fins
    2x200 @ 3:30 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    2x300 @ 5:00 I.M. (done as 50 FL/50 BK/50 BR) w/ fins
    2x200 @ 3:15 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    100 EZ

    Total: 3500

    Weights:

    3x8 DB shoulder press (10/20#)
    3x8 DB S-arm bicep curl (10/20#)
    3x8 DB tricep extension (10/20#)
    3x8 DB S-arm row (10/20#)
    3x8 DB bench press (10/20#)
    3x10 hip adductor (50#)

    3x10 hip abductor (50#)
  13. Wednesday 6/19/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool

    500 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    10x50
    odd @ :50 FR
    even (#2, 4, 6) @ 1:05 kick on back in S-line
    even (#8, 10) @ :55 BK

    12x100 w/ fins
    4 @ 1:45 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ 1:40 BK kick in S-line
    4 @ 1:30 FR swim

    12x100
    odd: STRK/FR by 25
    even: FR/STRK by 25
    4 @ 1:40 STRK = BK
    4 @ 1:45 STRK = FL
    4 @ 1:50 STRK = BR w/ FL kick

    4x200 @ 3:00 pull w/ SNKL
    1:00 REST
    4x200 @ 3:00 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    1:00 REST
    4x200 @ 3:00 swim w/ SP + SNKL

    24x50 @ 1:00
    #1/#6 - FAST
    #2-5 - SMOOTH

    3x
    50 DIVE FAST (30.3, 29.3, 29.4)
    150 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 7700
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  14. Tuesday 6/18/19

    AM LCM w/ BASH @ Main Pool
    AM Weights @ YMCA

    Swim:

    4x200 @ :10 rest
    1/3 - FR
    2 - BK
    4 - I.M. drill

    5x w/ SNKL
    100 @ :10 rest FR
    50 @ :10 rest FL drill (25 R arm/25 L arm)
    50 @ :10 rest BR drill (BR w/ FL kick)

    4x
    100 @ :10 rest BK
    50 @ :10 rest 25 kick on back in S-line/25 double arm BK

    100 BK SMOOTH

    2x150 @ :20 rest SMOOTH FR kick w/ BD

    3x
    2x50 @ 1:05 FAST FR kick w/ BD
    100 @ 1:50 SMOOTH FR

    5x100 @ 1:30 WHITE (1:21, 1:20+, 1:21+, 1:20+, 1:21)
    1:30 REST
    4x100 @ 1:25 PINK (1:16, 1:17, 1:17+, 1:16+)
    2:10 REST
    3x100 @ 1:20 RED (1:14-, 1:14+, 1:12-)

    200 EZ

    Total: 4800

    Weights:

    3x8 BB RDL (45/65#)
    3x8 BB back squat (45/65#)
    3x8 S-leg glute (30/70#)
    3x8 S-leg curl (10/30#)
    3x8 S-leg extension (10/30#)
    3x10 hip adductor (30#)
    3x10 hip abductor (30#)
  15. Monday 6/17/19

    AM LCM w/ Blue Ash Dolphins (BASH) @ Blue Ash YMCA Main Pool "Hey Bill, you like 150s?"
    PM SCY w/ BASH @ Blue Ash YMCA Ferris Pool "Power, Resistance, Speed"

    AM Swim:

    4x
    100 swim
    50 S-line kick on back

    12x150
    4 @ 2:35 50 BK/25 L-side kick/25 R-side kick/50 FR
    4 @ 2:25 50 BK/25 S-line kick on back/75 FR
    4 @ 2:15 FR

    12x150
    4 @ 3:00 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    4 @ 2:20 FR w/ SP + fins + SNKL
    4 @ 2:15 25 catch-up drill/25 FR w/ SP + SNKL

    3x150 @ :10 rest drill I.M. (no FR)

    **Bill said his swimmers' BK starts were awful this past weekend so we spent 10 minutes working on BK starts, primarily focusing on arching the back.

    3x150 @ 2:30 EZ

    Total: 5100

    PM Swim:

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    5x100 @ 1:45 FR kick w/ BD
    5x100 @ :10 rest pull w/ paddles + SNKL

    4x
    3x25 @ :30 rest FAST w/ chute (half closed, RD1/RD2) or bucket (RD3/RD4)
    3x25 @ :20 rest FAST
    75 EZ
    Odd RDs - FR
    Even RDs - FL

    200 EZ

    Total: 2500
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  16. Wednesday 6/12/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    4x w/ SNKL
    75 swim
    50 FR kick H.A.S.
    25 scull

    5x
    100 @ 2:00 FR 50 "Matt Biondi" drill/50 B&A drill w/ SNKL
    100 @ 2:00 FR 75 build/25 overkick (maintaining arm speed from the build) w/ SNKL
    100 @ 2:00 FR FAST "Let the ponies run" (1:06, 1:05, 1:06, 1:06+, 1:06)

    400 EZ FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2500
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  17. Tuesday 6/11/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    500 swim every 4th scull
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    3x200 @ 3:00 D1-3 (2:42, 2:33, 2:23+)
    4x100 @ 1:40 50 B&A drill/50 swim w/ SNKL
    200 Perfect Stroke!
    200 RACE/PUSH TRIP! (2:29-)
    2x100 @ :15 rest FL kick w/ fins + BD
    100 RACE/PUSH TRIP (1:10-)

    Total: 2600
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  18. Monday 6/10/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

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

    4x100 @ 2:00 FR kick w/ BD
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    3x200 @ 3:40 50 BR/50 FR
    #1 - pull w/ SP + band
    #2 - pull w/ band
    #3 - swim

    4x50 @ :30 rest DIVE FAST 1/3/5/7 BR strokes + rest EZ
    100 EZ

    Total: 2500
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  19. Saturday 6/8/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip + Marvin @ LRRC "Six on Five"

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick 50 FR/50 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    4x50 @ :50 D1-4
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim

    100 EZ

    6x @ 5:00
    100 DIVE FAST
    50 EZ

    6x100 @ 1:40 EZ

    Total: 3100

    Results:
    4/13/18 (SCY) - 57.0, 58.0, 57.8, 58.5, 58.7, 58.2 (Endurance brief)
    5/26/18 (LCM) - 1:04, 1:04, 1:04+, 1:06, 1:06, 1:07 (Endurance brief)
    6/23/18 (LCM) - 1:00, 1:00, 1:01-, 1:03-, 1:03, 1:03- (B70 Neuro Comp full body)
    11/3/18 (SCY) - 55.91, 56.17, 55.88, 56.62, 57.36, 57.11 (Nike brief)
    1/26/19 (SCY) - 55.87 (26.63/29.24), 55.44 (26.79/28.65), 55.43 (26.89/28.54), 56.49 (27.31/29.18), 57.24 (no splits), 56.81 (27.71/29.10) (Finis brief)
    3/2/19 (SCY) - 53:05 (25.55/27.50), 53:29 (25.97/27.32), 53.78 (26.39/27.39), 54.15 (26.40/27.75), 55:29 (27.00/28.29), 54.28 (26.21/28.07) (B70 Neuro Comp full body)
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 1:04.60* (31.00/33.60), 1:03.62 (30.80/32.82), 1:05.71 (31.65/34.06), 1:06.08 (32.33/33.75), 1:07.56 (32.48/35.08), 1:07.51 (32.60/34.91) (Finis Brief, *forgot to remove drag suit on #1)

    Trip's Results:
    11/3/18 (SCY) - 1:00.78, 1:00.06, 1:00.00, 1:00.11, 1:00.38, 1:00.18 (Endurance jammer)
    1/26/19 (SCY) - 1:00.59 (29.53/31.06), 1:00.41 (29.30/31.11), 1:00.28 (29.40/30.88), 1:00.34 (29.14/31.20), 59.97 (28.90/31.07), 1:00.82 (29.40/31.42) (Endurance jammer)
    3/2/19 (SCY) - 1:00.73 (29.42/31.31), 1:00.87 (29.62/31.25), 1:00.67 (29.34/31.33), 1:00.87 (29.38/31.49), 1:00.25 (29.08/31.17), 1:01.03 (29.46/31.57) (Endurance jammer)
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 1:08.94 (33.62/35.32), 1:09.92 (34.11/35.81), 1:09.62 (33.93/35.69), 1:10.04 (34.22/35.82), 1:10.19 (34.21/35.98), 1:09.32 (34.03/35.29) (Endurance Jammer)

    Marvin's Results (50s):
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 37.24, 37.50, 37.67, 37.55, 38.30, 37.86 (Tyr Jammer)

    Today's iteration of this set was very, very difficult. Without Doug "Chief Split-Getter" Martin, we had to take turns timing one another and stagger our swims. This meant that where we normally got 100-150 yards/meters of easy swimming between each fast 100, we barely had time for a 50. And then we had to stand around on the deck timing, while we marinated in our lactic acid. Doing this set LCM is already tough enough, but with the limited easy swimming, I personally felt this set like I never have before!
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  20. Friday 6/7/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "Recovery"

    700 swim every 4th 25 FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    12x150 @ 2:10 w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: 50 FR kick H.A.S./50 swim/50 FR kick H.A.S.
    even: 50 swim/50 FR kick H.A.S./50 swim

    100 EZ
    3x100 @ 1:40 RACE TRIP!
    100 EZ

    Total: 3000
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