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Team: Grand Strand Masters Swimming

  1. 6|23|16 SCM

    Outside Pool:

    400 ez drill with fins

    4 x 50 fr on 4:00 from block 90 - 95% (+100 easy)
    • 34, 32, 31, 31

    50 fly from block
    • 31

    1 x 50 fr from block 95% again
    • 31

    25 fl with fins

    300 easy fr with snorkel

    Was expecting the fly to not be so fast. Converts to be faster than my PB scy. I even breathed every stroke except the last two. As I learn the strokes, it becomes more evident that freestyle might not be my strength.
  2. 6|22|16 SCM

    Outside Pool:

    10 x 50 fr on 1:00 warmup
    7 x 125 on 3:00 as 75 flutter kick / 50 fr
    2 x 25 fly on 1:00 with fins
    50 fr (100 pace) from block


    19 x 0:17 - 0:18 run on 0:40, easy walk on rest. Covered about 1.4 mi

    I did swim at a meet last weekend. Made two consecutive no-brainer mistakes on both 50fr attempts destroying the swims. Following that, I felt physically and spiritually drained, did a 50 back, then decided to ditch the following swims for the next day. Learned my mind needs to be at the meet to swim properly. I shouldn't have gone, but I was registered and did plan for this event for a year, so I made the trip.

    The first mistake was recovering my arm fully UW thinking I was at the surface. The second attempt I did it again, and it was just as bad! This happened because I was deeper than I go at practice. I was deeper because my legs weren't flexed enough on the block (a problem I fixed already). My relative center mass to height ratio is high, so I tend to go at too steep of trajectory, so I've learned to crouch more to nail the starts - forgot to do that. My improper block form was because my mind was preoccupied with things other than racing, both positive and negative.

    I need to train the brain more somehow.

    I DID get a nice shirt however, though it was much more expensive than what I paid.

    Next meet is SCY late summer. My team will be there to keep swimming properly.

    Updated June 22nd, 2016 at 08:47 PM by __steve__

  3. 6|14|16 SCM

    400 fr easy
    10 x 25 fr hypoxics
    1 x 25 br
    7 starts from block to 14 - 17m
    bubble rings with fins
    UW's with fins

    Updated June 14th, 2016 at 08:40 PM by __steve__

  4. 6|12|16 SCM

    Outside pool (hot water and air)

    About 70 minutes just having fun, mostly wearing fins. Did a few near AFAP bursts, some stroke, but most was UW's. Also worked on bubble rings, and various drills.
  5. 6|9 and 6|10 SCM

    SCM yesterday:

    Very exhausted and had little energy therefore a very light swim doing:
    • free, br, bk, bubble rings, and flutter/dolphin kicking using a 5' x 15' foam platform as kick board

    no drylands

    SCM today:

    Recovered and entered taper, all work < 80% effort

    50's on 1:00 - 7 free, 1 br, 1 bk
    ~ 65 minutes of the following as ~ 1 : 5 work to rest average doing:

    • drills with fins
    • 25 nb free's (and lesser amt's bk and br) with and without fins
    • Vertical kicking with fins
    • yoga-like stretches at surface and UW

    Ready to embark on yardwork then perform a major rewiring project for my car's alcohol injection system
  6. 6|8|16 SCM

    SCM (outside - H2O high 80's):

    ~800 various (drill's, stroke, sculls, easy sprinting)
    10 x 25 on 3:00 from the block - all free, fast to 15M then coast swim
    1 x 25 from block AFAP fr
    50 fly with fins


    800m run in 3:13
    1 x 20 x #5's - on belly and move DB's from floor aft to floor fwd
    • alternate with bent arm / straight arm

    1 x 12 x #5's - side plank lateral raises
    1 x 12 x #5's - side plank side raises
    1 x 15 x #12's - plank position alt shoulder rows
    1 x 10 - bent over helicopter leg with a side kick
    15 min stretching
    3 x 5 breaths - warrior on one foot

    Right shoulder pinging ever so slightly, probably from recent practicing of starts. The AFAP 25 felt counterproductive with form - need to stay relaxed and quick instead of clinched, trying to muscle through.

    Had a physical at reserves last weekend. My blood pressure was taken about 20 minutes following swimming outside in 90F heat doing 25 nb sprints on 1:00. BP was 140/75, but I'm not sure what to make of it.

    Updated June 8th, 2016 at 09:14 PM by __steve__

  7. 6|7|16 SCM

    SCM (outside):

    500 easy various warmup

    10 x 50 from block on 2:00 - 3:00 with fins, fast to faster, 1 fly, rest fr

    6 x 25 from block on 2:00 with fins, breakout fast then coast

    2 from block without fins

    2 x 0:20 VK with streamline arms with fins

    SCM (inside) yesterday:

    20 x 20m on 0:30 (10m fr / 10m br)

    weights yesterday:

    4 x 10 pushups+bands resistance on blocks suppersetted with neg pullups
    calf raise stand 6 reps of 600+bw on last
    4 sets of arms
  8. 6|4|16 SCM

    Yesterday SCM (midday outside and hot):
    200 ez warmup
    10 x 50 flutter kick on 1:30
    10 x 25 fly with fins on 1:00
    3 x 25 on 3:00 from block, with fins - fr, UWDK (x2)
    10 x 25 on 1:00 burst to fr then coast
    100 ez

    Today SCM drylands (outside and hotter):
    10 x 50 on 1:00 1 - 4 fr, 5 br, 6 - 9 fr, 10 bk
    10 x 25 on 1:00 lung buster fr
    5 x 0:15 on 1:00 vertical kick with fins
    500 of various (bursts, drills, UW's kicks)

    Treadmill - 3:00 @ 9.5 mph
    1 x 12 Plank alternate DB rows #12's
    1 x 6 side plank lateral raises #6
    1 x 6 side plank rear shoulder raises #6
    1 x 12 back extensions with undulating spine (gym should be empty when doing)
    1 x ?? back extension machine pedaling arms forward with#5 DB's
    1 x ?? back extension machine doing fly with #5 DB's
    3 x 10 negative eccentric teres work 10 KB

    Updated June 4th, 2016 at 06:11 PM by __steve__

  9. 6|2|16 SCM

    Worked legs and abs last night, also did Yoga for Swimmers - Legs

    SCM this afternoon outside, water still comfortable (82)

    700 of easy various with and without equipment
    5 x 50 on 3:00 from block, 25 fr / 25 easy
    3 x 25 on 4:00 from block AFAP, fr, UWDK, flutter kick
    50 fly with fins
    25 from block with fins

    Legs were never really there and shut down towards the end.

    Evening weights:

    1 x 22 x 70#'s - DBBP (did not lower weight with upper arms beyond horizontal)
    1 x 10 x 95 - shoulder press
    12 x 5 x +10 per set - negative pulldowns

    I've tried a new variation to the leg extension that I believe has tremendous potential in the pool. While swimming our hips are extended to neutral. During leg extensions hips are contracted working the right group, but wrong area. If a machine can be found which allows laying down during the exercise it is definitely worth a try

    My county just approved the natatorium that has been on the table for a few years. 3 miles away! This changes many things in a good way.

    Updated June 2nd, 2016 at 11:03 PM by __steve__

  10. SCM block practice

    Drylands yesterday
    treadmill for 3:00 at 9.5mph
    shoulders, abs, torso, stretching

    200 warmup free
    6 x 25 on 1:00 with fins - fly out, UWDK back
    10 x 25 on 1:00 with fins - UWDK
    6 x 25 on 4:00 from block - fr, fl, br, fr, fr, fr
    1 running geezer flying start AFAP fr to 15m
    8 x 15m on 1:00 from block - fr
    300 drill with fins and snorkel
    4 x 25 flutter kick on 1:00
    2 x 50 flutter kick on 2:00

    Reserves coming up - another weekend at the good-ole-boy section.

    2.5 weeks to LCM meet. 1.5 months to a 14 day adventure in paradise for my wife and I (see profile image)

    Updated June 1st, 2016 at 09:00 PM by __steve__

  11. 5|30|16 SCM

    SCM yesterday
    20 x 50m on 1:00 - 41's
    14 x 30m on 1:00 as 15m UWDK / 15m br or bk

    SCM today
    10 x 25m fr nb on 0:50
    10 x 30m on 1:00 as 15m UWDK / 15m br
    20 x 15m on 2:00 free almost AFAP

    I will never be faster at UWDK, basic physics (long femor bones). I can flutter kick UW faster than dolphin. Since UWDK is still more streamlined at off-block speeds, I plan to do just a few and transition to surface with early flutter kick and breakout.
  12. 5|27|16 SCY SCM

    300 easy warmup
    50 AFAP from block (27 - lol)

    SCM (punishment for being slow)
    8 x 50 fr AFAP on 4:00, 32's lol (at least this is a very slow pool)
    6 x 15m on 2:00 UWDK from side dive
    10 x 15m on 1:00 UWDK / 15m bk or br

    Brushed bottom of pool again with knees, pealing off the scabs there for same reason last week.

    The SCY just didn't seem right, after searching for excuses I decided to google map measure it (32.968676, -79.997178) makes sense now. I'll bring tape next time

    25 min of weight,

    Updated May 27th, 2016 at 06:46 PM by __steve__

  13. SCY 5|26|16

    800m run in 3:05

    weights - legs, lower back, rear deltoids

    200 warmup
    10 x 50 fr on 1:00 0:20 rest
    10 x 25 fr, fast hypoxic on 1:00
    300 drill with fins
    1 x 50 fr from block 26.0 per vid
    1 x 50 fl from block 30. high

    Plan was to get a good side view video the 50 fr to send off for analysis (coach Mark). Bribed a lifeguard to film it but he didn't walk with the camera fast enough as instructed, and it was shaky. Plus, I was slow off the block and in the turn - I'll just wait for the next opportunity. After the free I set the camera down to film and did a 50 fly that hurt soooo bad after that people were asking if I was OK, LOL. My legs locked out climbing out of the pool - felt like daggers were stuck in them (weights last night + RP 50's today).

    Updated May 26th, 2016 at 04:25 PM by __steve__

  14. 5|24|16 SCM

    Drylands yesterday:
    Plyometric parkbench hopping - 20 each (spent about 15 - 20 seconds for each rep)
    • hop on the seat platform form ground, hop on the tabletop, hop down to the seat platform on other side, hop down to ground with a fully loaded land to then jump AHAP in streamlined position

    Weights - chest, back, shoulders, arms and abs

    SCM today (outside)

    No details but did a variety of everything, drills, kicking, 8 second sprints, UW's, USRP, basically had fun in the sun and water. About 80 minutes

    Recently started swimming in briefs, bought two (tyr amazonia and a tyr fusion). Never used briefs before, had always been jammers. I feel faster wearing them for some reason.

    Greenville LCM meet, June 18 and 19
    Distance Stroke
    3 50 LCM Free
    8 100 LCM Free (50 fr SR)
    9 50 LCM Back
    16 50 LCM Breast
    22 50 LCM Fly
    23 200 LCM Free (50 fr SR)

    Updated May 24th, 2016 at 09:47 PM by __steve__

  15. 5|22|16 SCM water was green

    Pool became green overnight and felt slimy. Was slightly disgusted, but I pushed through it and swam

    10 x 25 on 1:00 fr easy sprint

    20 x 30 on 1:00 as 15 fast fr / 15 br or bk

    15 x 15 fr on 2:00 AFAP

    15 x 15 UWDK on 1:00

    Goal was to see a 7 on my watch at 15m point. Kept seeing 8's. Then I decided to try large dolphin kicks on the 14th one, and bingo - high 7's. So I practiced some large dolphin kicks.
  16. 5|21|16 SCM

    Warmed up shoulders with bands. Turned out to be more like a workout as I was waiting for a dozen or so non-swimmer kids and adults to leave the fitness center pool They weren't supposed to be there in the first place. I questioned the management and apparently their guardians slipped them in the pool without proper protocol. Anyhow, some of the adults weren't even members, the pool was useless, as if it was being rented out or something. It took management 10 minutes to get courage to go down there and tell them, and when they did only half of them took off, the others just took their time. By now my shoulders were already fatigued from warming up with bands for 20 minutes. Just decided to swim anyway, although kids were all positioned in the one available area with markings. It all worked out and they finally took off, and who knows, perhaps I encouraged at least one of them to start swimming some day.

    30 x 50 fr on 1:00 very easy and slow with snorkel for feel

    500 drill with fins

    10 x 50 on 2:00 with fins as 25 fly / 25 bk

    10 x 50 on 2:00 as 25 UWK / 25 easy br or bk

    10 x 30 on 1:00 as 15m fr fast / 15 whatever ez

    500 easy drill with fins

    Did drylands before swim - worked out on legs, lower back and abs

    Just finished working in yard, which did me in. I'm lying belly down blogging. My weed eater is designed for short armed people therefore my bicep tendons are aching. My lawn mower is the self propelled type without a motor and I just tightened the blade assemply so it has extra friction. pooped

    Updated May 22nd, 2016 at 06:01 AM by __steve__

  17. 5|19|16 SCM

    6 x 50 fr on 1:00 warmup with snorkel build ea (4538)

    4 x 50 with fins 25 fast / 25 ez
    • odd's fl / evens fr

    USRP flutter kick (0:27 to 0:21 rest)
    • 6 x 25 on 0:50
    • skip 1
    • 6 x 25 on 0:50

    Skipped one of the kick set not because of interval, but because of LA buildup, which isn't supposed to happen.

    3 min treadmill @ 9,2 mph
    DBBP - 1 x 19 x #70 (lowered weights not much more than parallel upper arms)
    Side plank lateral raises with 1 x 10 x #6
    Side plank side raises with 1 x 10 x #6
    Lay on belly and move DB's (#7's) from legs to the front -about 20 of em
    Pushup position shoulder rows 1 x 10 x #12's
    1 set shoulder machine
    1 set lat machine
    Stretching of legs

    Updated May 20th, 2016 at 12:50 AM by __steve__

  18. 5|18|16 LCM

    10 x 50 flutter kick, snorkel, on 1:30 (low mid 60's)

    10 x 100 drill with fins and snorkel on 3:00 as
    • 50 M (fast) dolphin kick free, head-up, short strokes with early recovery / 50 M (ez) exaggerated high elbow and sculling

    50 fr nb fins (29)

    10 x 50 on 2:00 with fins as:
    • o's: 20 M fly fast / 30 M ez
    • e's: 20 M fr fast / 30 M ez

    50 backwards fr with snorkel

    The single 50 nb with fins hurt more than usual so I didn't do more. Guess I need to be less spent to do them. Strange how using fins are just as difficult to accomplish a lc nb than without.

    Got home, ready for work after, then realized I left the pool without grabbing any of my gear - often wonder if hypoxic training causes drain bamage in any way. Had to drive back and pick it up.

    Updated May 18th, 2016 at 09:49 PM by __steve__

  19. 5|17|16 just dry lands

    weighed 175.4 lbs (highest recording in maybe 9 years)

    worked legs, hips, and lower back. about 70 minutes

    weighed 174.2 lbs after (same scale)

    Need to make it to the SCY, outdoor pool, soon for a simulated 50 fr race. If I can motivate a lifeguard ($10) to film it, I am thinking about having it analyzed by coach Mark. Waiting for the water to get over 78˚F, and for me to be rested - maybe Thursday or the following week.
  20. 5|16|16 LCM

    400 easy warmup

    50 fr easy sprint nb (32)

    250 easy

    3 x 50 fr with fins moderate sprint nb (28's)
    • well rested with 100 - 200 easy recovery for each

    AFAP flutter kick (44)

    6 x 50 fr on 1:00 with fins UW kick bursts to about 16-17m then surface swim easy

    weight before workout - 172 lbs

    treadmill - 3:00 @ 9.1 mph (6:35 p)

    DBBP 1 x 18 x #70's (PB)

    Elastic resistance dips 2 x 5 (overdid this one - hope I didn't break or ruin anything)

    Neg pullups 4 x 5, then hang/stretch

    Shoulders (side plank with DB, recover arms on belly with light DBs, DB shoulder rows in plank position)

    abs (leg lowers)


    Weight after workout was 170.5 lbs (-1.5 lbs), about 130 grams of carbon (CO2) offered to mother earth from a 60 min workout, lol

    Updated May 17th, 2016 at 12:05 PM by __steve__

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