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  1. 12|10|19 LCM

    by , December 10th, 2019 at 10:23 PM (Blog)

    LCM

    WARMUP

    10 x 50fr on 1:00
    200 easy with fins

    KICK
    50 ez flutter kick
    3 x 50 fast flutter kick on 2:00
    0:50, 1:00, 1:05
    legs felt blown-up after

    SPRINTING/DRILLS
    50 ez fr
    14 x 15m fr fast/15m ez bk on 1:00
    2-3 fast strokes then coast
    focus on breakout momentum

    200 ez



    Need to back off sprinting with effort and focus on light and fast. Feet were cramping from barefoot treadmill running yesterday.



    12|09|19 LCM

    4 x 50 on 3:00 fr wt board fins
    37, 34, 30, 27
    breathed 3 - 5x ea

    Updated December 11th, 2019 at 10:13 PM by __steve__

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  2. 12|3|19 SCY

    by , December 3rd, 2019 at 11:21 PM (Blog)
    10 x 50 fr on 1:15
    10 x 50 on 2:30 most were fr
    4 x 25 on 0:30 flutter kick
    10 x 25 on 0:46 flutter kick
    800 various drills and things with fins

    2150 yds

    Updated December 4th, 2019 at 11:06 AM by __steve__

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  3. 12|2|19 SCY

    by , December 3rd, 2019 at 11:53 AM (Blog)
    250 fr warmup
    4 x 50 bk on 1:15
    6 x 50 bk on 1:30
    500 bk with fins
    200 ez fr with fins
    10 x 25fr nbs on 1:15

    Then kicked out of pool for an non-swimming related scheduled class

    1700 yds

    Updated December 4th, 2019 at 09:10 PM by __steve__

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  4. 12|1|19 SCY

    by , December 1st, 2019 at 07:32 PM (Blog)
    10 x 50 on 1:00
    4 x 50 on 1:05
    3 x 50 on 1:15
    3 x 50 on 1:30
    500 drills fins
    5 x 25 fr <95%+flip+ez bk on 3:00
    5 x 50 fr (15m >95%) on 2:00
    4 x 25 flutter kick on 0:30
    10 x 25 flutter kick on 0:45
    400 with fins and snorkel various
    2 x 50 (25 fly / 25 ez) on 2:00 fins

    2750 yds

    Updated December 4th, 2019 at 09:16 PM by __steve__

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  5. 11|29|19 and 11|30|19 SCY

    by , December 1st, 2019 at 03:17 PM (Blog)
    Still in Alaska
    Nov 29


    10 x 50fr on 1:00
    500 ez with snrkl
    50 bk
    200 bk fins
    7 x 50 (15m fast) on 2:00
    4 x 25 flutter kick on 30
    10 x 25 flutter kick on 1:00
    500 drill with fins various

    2250 yds





    Nov 30
    Had only 20 min


    100 ez fr wu
    200 ez fr fins
    800 straight through fins snorkel
    as 175 fr / 25 fly order

    1100 yds

    Updated December 4th, 2019 at 09:19 PM by __steve__

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  6. 11|27|19 SCY

    by , November 27th, 2019 at 06:30 PM (Blog)
    Had 35 minutes to swim

    200 warmup
    6 x 25 nb fr on 1:00
    4 x 25 kick on 1:00
    4 x 25 on 2:00
    2 x 25 kick on 1:00
    8 x 25 on 1:00

    800 yds

    Updated December 4th, 2019 at 09:21 PM by __steve__

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  7. 11|26|19 SCY

    by , November 26th, 2019 at 01:41 PM (Blog)
    SCY 35 min
    500 warmup with fins and snorkel
    8 x 25 flutter kick on 0:45
    100 bk
    100 one arm drills
    4 x 25 head up fr with fins/25 ez on 1:00
    300 drill
    25 fly fins
    25 ez

    1350 yds

    Had to awake up at 3:30 to get to pool in time for 35 min. I am feeling it now but very happy I got to swim.

    Updated December 4th, 2019 at 09:22 PM by __steve__

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  8. 11|24|19 SCY Buckner fitness pool

    by , November 24th, 2019 at 11:08 PM (Blog)
    Had to ride mtn bike with snow tires 9.2 miles over ice to swim. My first swim in weeks. A very nice pool - enjoyed the comfy 83 water after being exposed to alaskan air.

    15 x 50 on 1:00 mixed fr/strk
    10 x 15m fr fast /15 ez bk on 1:00
    25 uwdk
    75 ez
    10 x 25 on 0:45 flutter kick
    200 ez
    50 mild sprint 29
    12 x 25 dps drills
    *cramps from improper bike fit + swimming*
    15 min jacuzzi, almonds, 1 apple
    1000 various drill

    3000 yds

    Updated December 4th, 2019 at 09:25 PM by __steve__

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  9. 11|12|19 LCM

    by , November 13th, 2019 at 04:46 PM (Blog)

    LCM
    Wasnt motivated today therefore just the following:

    9 x 50 free/50 kick straight through
    kick order of: flutter, back, UW atlantis

    50 right arm free, breathe left

    50 left arm free, breathe right




    11|10|19
    2x12 DBBP+LPD+LP superset
    2x 7 shoulder press
    0.5mi on curve treadmill barefoot 4:40
    5x1min work/1 min rest acid bombs on rogue airbike



    Updated November 14th, 2019 at 02:40 PM by __steve__

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  10. 11|8|19 LCM

    by , November 9th, 2019 at 02:05 PM (Blog)
    12m wide area, dive off side:
    10 x 24m nb fr on 0:75
    • work each turn

    LCM
    100ez
    25m kick timed (estimated where 25m was) 0:21
    100m kick timed 2:20
    • 25m splits: 0:27, 0:32, 0:40, 0:41

    Fr with fins: 4 x 17.5m all-out/32.5m ez
    300 drill with fins as:
    • 50 head-up fly kick free (0:30)
    • 50 recovery
    • 200 various





    The horrible 100 LCM kick time shows I am slowing down prior to 50m. I looked up at one of the digital timers to get the mid length splits. My 25m time also shows I need more raw speed

    Updated November 9th, 2019 at 02:52 PM by __steve__

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  11. 11|6|19 LCM recovery swim

    by , November 6th, 2019 at 05:02 PM (Blog)
    LCM
    Shoulders achy yesterday from prior weights and the few fast 50s with fins I did, worked on form mostly.

    100 ez fr
    100 stroke (br/bk)
    100 ez fr
    50 flutter kick fast (0:48)
    350 very slow fr

    Updated November 6th, 2019 at 08:15 PM by __steve__

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  12. 11|5|19 LCM

    by , November 5th, 2019 at 05:00 PM (Blog)
    LCM
    4x50fr with short fins on 2:00
    • 40, 35, 30, 28

    2x50fr with short fins on 3:00
    • 32, 30
    • 1st was a head-up fly-kick drill

    400 ez

    (11|4) Weights: shoulders, legs, torso, arms

    (11|3) Weights: chest and back. Also did 8 1 min efforts/1min rest on rogue airbike.

    Updated November 5th, 2019 at 10:53 PM by __steve__

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  13. 10|31|19 LCM

    by , October 31st, 2019 at 06:35 PM (Blog)

    LCM

    WARMUP

    500 fr slow drill, snrkl 9:00
    100 fr little less slow, sans snrkl

    DRILL

    2x50 1-arm drill, bilateral brth

    SPEED
    4 x 50 on 1:30
    • 25 fr sprint/25 ez bk-o br-e

    12 x 16.7 fast stop-n-gos
    • fr-bk-fr-br order
    • every 2nd and 3rd from dig

    KICK
    100 as 50 flutter 4 time/50 ez
    • 0:49

    DRILL
    300 various drills with short fins
    • fly-kick, head-up freestyle, snrkl
    • slow motion straight-arm fr
    • backstroke go UW for 4 SDBK 2 x mid strok




    Updated October 31st, 2019 at 07:32 PM by __steve__

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  14. 10|29|19 LCM

    by , October 29th, 2019 at 06:56 PM (Blog)


    10|19 LCM

    WARMUP
    200 as 100fr 50bk 50br

    DRILL

    400 as 50 one arm fr, left arm, bilaterally breathe/50 same thing but right side/3 x 100 shrt fins on 2:30 as 50 head-up fly kick fr/50 ez

    KICK
    100 flutter kick as 50fast /50ez did 0:51 at 90% effort



    10/27
    Rogue airbike 7 x 1:00 work/1:00 ez
    UB weights and isometrics/ RC scap

    10/28
    calisthenics, plyo (one-leg broad jump test 64rt/62 lt)
    6 min on woodway treadmill barefoot 6.5mph, stretches



    The 0:51 kick was easy. Didnt use board so its safe to assume boards are slower to kick with for me

    Updated October 30th, 2019 at 12:53 PM by __steve__

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  15. 10|24|19 LCM 50m kick test

    by , October 24th, 2019 at 07:27 PM (Blog)
    LCM

    WARMUP
    400 fr build, snrkl (6:35)
    200 bk, short fins (2:55)

    KICK
    50 flutter kick for time (0:50 thats much better)
    150 ez kick to buffer

    SPEED
    3 x 50 fr on 3:00, short fins
    • 0:35 - 0:30 - 0:27
    • nb to ~40m then breathe (6, 4, 2x resp.)
    • 1 x 50 fr ez



    experiment

    The effects of various combinations of drag reduction strategies noticed with long course 50m all-out effort flutter kick attempts

    Materials
    - well broken in speedo endurance jammer
    - quite used Tyr AP12 low waist jammer
    - quite used Tyr AP12 high waist jammer
    - random kick board
    - Tyr snorkel

    Procedure
    With timer in view from across pool, push off wall, use a couple small dolphin kicks, and surface kick 50m to other side in as little time as possible.

    Results
    Hairy/speedo jammer
    - 10|18|19 0:55
    Hairy/Tyr AP12 low waist suit
    - 10|21|19 0:54
    Shaved (except arms)/speedo jammer
    - 10|23|19 0:53
    Shaved (arms too)/Tyr AP12 high waist suit
    - 10|24|19 0:50

    Arms werent shaved at one point due to lack of time.

    Updated October 27th, 2019 at 11:06 AM by __steve__

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  16. 10|23|19 LCM

    by , October 23rd, 2019 at 10:12 PM (Blog)
    Pool setup with floating bulkhead at first, with a team of youngsters training on the scy side. The other side (available) was about 26m this time, shorter than last time.

    WARMUP
    5 x 52m on 1:00
    1 x 52m on 2:00
    5 x 52m on 1:00
    208m bk with fins
    4 x 26m br on 1 - 2:00

    4 minutes break- bulkhead removed

    4Time
    50m flutter kick for time 53 flat - better
    50m ez flutter kick

    SET
    4 x 50 on 2 - 3:00 as 25m near all-out/25m ez bk
    50 head up dolphinkick fr with fins and snorkel
    50 eZ

    Updated October 23rd, 2019 at 11:54 PM by __steve__

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  17. 10|21|19 LCM 26 min

    by , October 21st, 2019 at 10:38 PM (Blog)

    WARMUP
    3 x 100 on 2:00 fins
    • fr bk fr

    KICK
    50 flutter kick warmup
    50 flutter kick for time 0:54

    SET
    6 x 16-17m fr on 0:35
    6 x 16-17m fr on 0:40
    6 x 16-17m fr on 0:45
    • each 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th from midpool dig
    • 100 pace building to 50 effort on 3rd

    Warmdown
    200 easy


    In middle of an experiment to study effects of shaving and tech suit on a 50 LCM flutter kick with a board. So far I have the data for the control and one of the 3 experimental swims. I am using the 50m kick because of current disappointing performance (was kicking 50LCM in under 0:45 in 2015)

    Updated October 21st, 2019 at 11:18 PM by __steve__

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  18. 10|18|19 LCM

    by , October 19th, 2019 at 11:05 AM (Blog)

    WARMUP
    500 fr extra slow to save shoulders for set/drill
    • snkl
    • 8:55

    KICK
    3 x 100 on 3:00 flutter kick snkl
    • take 1st 50 out fast (0:55☹️)

    2 x 50 one leg kick

    SET
    5 x 24m fr (12m area) on 1:00
    5 x 24m fr (12m area) on 1:10
    • dive from gutter and nb on all
    • high teens
    • work turns despite unusual markings
    • these cause me great dizziness

    100 bk with fins

    DRILL
    50 br fins used free kick
    100 one arm drill
    • breathe L-L, R-R ea arm for 50

    150 ez fins snkl
    50 head-up fr with fly kick fast
    • fins snkl


    Probably my last aerobic freestyle warmup. Maybe save this type of swimming for a warmdown swim, or even for recovery days



    about 1.5 K
    1250 was filler

    Updated October 20th, 2019 at 10:40 PM by __steve__

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  19. 10|16|19 LCM

    by , October 16th, 2019 at 11:34 PM (Blog)
    WARMUP
    500 fr wt snorkel

    SETS
    1 x 100 fr
    100 k as 50 flutter fast / 50 k ez (fast -0:55☹️)
    5 x 100 as 50fr moderate to fast / 50 ez
    • frs: nb to 35m then every 2 for remainder
    • 44, 40, 38, 36, 34
    • e/zs: br, bk, bk, bk, bk


    DRILLS
    600 various with fins



    disappointed about the 50 kick time. I start off good but lose momentum at about 45m. Just several years ago I was doing mid 40s on these lcm kicks. Just takes forever to recover these days.
    A finis monofin was on deck, little small, but I used it for 100. It was so uncomfortable- felt like it was pulling off my toes. Had to remove it at 75m and use it as a kick board back to the wall

    Updated October 17th, 2019 at 12:22 PM by __steve__

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  20. 10|15|19

    by , October 15th, 2019 at 01:00 PM (Blog)
    LCM pool set up SCY with floating bulkhead. I used the other side of it which I estimate to be, with 6 thick bulkhead, about 27 meters. I started with a set in the 12m wide area, diving from the gutter.

    8 x 24m fr NB on 1:00 dive from gutter
    had to take a breath on the 5th so I sat one out and did another 3.

    540m with shrt fins and snorkel, moderate bursts off wall and fast fr for a few strokes then recovery swim. Included head-up, fly kick fr drill, and fist drill.

    270 kick snorkel (flutter and frog)



    Weights
    3 x 20 LP (180 added) +20 pull downs (100 units) + 20 DBBP #40s) supersetted with no rest
    6 sets various shoulder things
    1 set calves

    Updated October 15th, 2019 at 08:02 PM by __steve__

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