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Frank D Totten

I swim at Florida Gulf Coast University, (FGCU) Aquatic Center and sometimes/or as necessary at the Fort Myers Aquatic Center, FMAC. One of the best locations for OWS in SWFL is at Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, FL with the SWFL Open Water Swimming Group.
When the occasional circumstances require being close to home, I can do a dip and kick at the Catalina lsle Community HOA Pool. More about me...

  1. Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    by , November 14th, 2012 at 05:35 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 76, pool at 79, 100% water clarity.
    Cloudy skies with humidity at 60%

    • Swam with Joel, my friend visiting from Ventura, CA, a professional beach lifeguard. We match up well doing different kinds of swimming in the same set. It is always fun and challenging when we swim together.

    Focus - Freestyle, Backstroke,Pace

    Warm up:
    1x2000 FR/BK S done as
    4(1x300 FR, 1x200 BK) Build effort 1-4
    200 EZ

    *Set 1*
    10x100 FR S on 1:40 =< 5:30 500 pace
    • 1-3; 1:07, 1:06, 1:05
    • 4-7; 1:07, 1:05, 1:04, 1:05
    • 8-10; 1:06, 1:06, 1:05


    *Set 2*
    1x1000 FR/BK S, alt by 25, Broken as:
    4x150 on 2:15, 4x100 on 1:30, desc each 1-4
    • 150s; 1:48-1:41
    • 100s; 1:12-1:07


    *Set 3*
    3x400 Kick w/fins, Swim, rest 1 min each, as
    1 each: Fly, Back, Free (50K/f, 50S/f)
    Did the 400 free as 8x50 on 1:00 50K/f-50S/f
    • 50s S/f: 26, 26, 26, 25

    Warm down: 200 EZ


    • I am continuing to make progress with the dryland program and higher intensity swimming with intervals. Still having some sore muscles, and tired legs, but there is enough energy to make a good effort each session.
    • Warmup - Working on the front end of freestyle, and alternating with backstroke.
    • Set 1 - Trying to swim a strong controlled pace with with consistent front end technique, effortless streamlining turns, and steady, smooth, but not hard kick.
    • Set 2 - More of free/back combination swimming.
    • Set 3 - Conditioning for fin swimming later in season in sprint sets.

    Updated November 14th, 2012 at 09:04 PM by fdtotten

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