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I swim, therefore I am

Frank D Totten

Swimming is an activity I just like to do. Participation and competition in organized events are good and so is the exercise. But most of all, moving through the water is what I like the best. After years of stroke skills development I am always striving to improve.

I swim at Fort Myers Aquatic Center, FMAC, Florida Gulf Coast University, (FGCU) Aquatic Center mostly on my own with guidance from Coach Chuck Slaght. When rare occasional circumstances require being close to home, I swim at the Catalina lsle Community HOA Pool. More about me...


  1. Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    by , October 23rd, 2012 at 06:30 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @FGCU Aquatic Center.
    Air temp of 80, pool at 78, 100% water clarity.
    Blue skies with humidity at 58%

    IM Day - SCY
    Focus - Stroke Technique

    *WarmUup*
    1x400 IM Drill

    *Set 1*
    1000 IM Rev Order as 4x250

    *Set 2*
    3x400 IM: 100 K choice after #1,#2

    *Set 3*
    1200 Kick wFins: as 5x200
    1. Fly - Swim lengths 3-6-8 (swims are fast, but not sprint)
    2. Bk - S 3-6-8
    3. Br - DK/back, BRpull+DK 2-4-6-8
    4. Bk - S 3-6-8
    5. Fly - S 3-6-8


    *Set 4*
    3x500 FR w/Paddles on 1min rest
    Technique Focus - steady head, linear rotation
    1. Snorkle, steady tempo
    2. as 250 steady, 250 strong
    3. as 200 steady, 300 desc by 100


    Comments:
    • The slow fly feels great, going faster later will be the problem.
    • At the end of each 400 IM my HR was 24-25/10, and I was running out air on the underwater push offs and transitions.
    • Using the snorkle is really useful in LC, but not as fun in SCY
    • I definitely feel the need to get back on the weights after using the paddles today.
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    Swim Workouts
  2. Monday, October 22, 2012

    by , October 23rd, 2012 at 06:13 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    I am back! Summer schedule and family activities resulted in about 8 weeks down time from swimming. Returned to the pool after Labor Day to begin again.

    SCY @FGCU Aquatic Center.
    • Air temp of 80, pool at 78, 100% water clarity.
    • Blue skies with humidity at 62%


    *WarmUup*
    1x300 FR

    *Set 1*
    5x1000 FR on 15min
    • Build effort each 1000 as 500/300/200
    • Not timed
    • Stroke Tech


    Comments:
    • The coach is back on the deck Mondays and sometimes also Fridays. Working aerobic volume and stroke technique in Freestyle and IM up to Thanksgiving.
    • Currently I feel that I am about 75% of the fitness level of May 2012. I have not yet added the core or strength training as my time has been consumed by a wide range of obligations and I was tired of the pool work. But now I am recovering faster and feel back to normal soon after doing a strong 5-6K workout.
    • This summer in SWF was hot, humid, and long. Now I so happy to go out in the morning and the temperature is starting out 72 or 74, and soon will be in the mid 60s just after dawn.
    Categories
    Swim Workouts