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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. Friday, November 16, 2012

    by , November 16th, 2012 at 01:07 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 68, pool at 80, 100% water clarity.
    Cloudy overcast skies with humidity at 62%

    Warm up:
    1x2000 as 200 FR/200 BK

    *Set 1*
    5x200 BR on 1min rest, done as 50K,50S
    • Kicking; alt 50s as kick w/bd and kick on back
    • Swim; narrow kick, press legs together, tuck chin, hold streamline into the pull.

    200EZ BK/FR

    *Set 2*
    5(2x50 on 1:00, 1x100 on 2:00) results:
    1. 32, 32, 1:05
    2. 32, 32, 1:05
    3. 32, 31, 1:04
    4. 32, 32, 1:04
    5. 31, 31, 1:03

    500 BK DPS with compact streamlined turns

    *Set 3*
    10x50 on 1:00 SDK w/fins as 25/backside, 25/frontside
    Focused on 15+ yds underwater, tight streamlined arms behind head
    • 1-5 did 35s
    • 6-10 did 36, 35, 33, 31, extra :30 rest, 29

    Warm down: 400 EZ FLY 25K/25DR/50 Swim

    • Arrived to the pool feeling tired & sore, but after warm up I was ready to try making a good effort.
    • Warm Up - The usual moderate smooth pace with a focus on technical stroke details.
    • Set 1 - My BR Kick is becoming stronger so I can do more breaststroke, Coach adjusted my body position with more streamlined extension off the kick transition to pull.
    • Set 2 - Working on extending the smooth, controlled :32/50 pace into 100s, and later 200s. Did 1 min & 2 min intervals for enough recovery to get HR back down to 11/6 and keep technique as best possible. The progress so far is good considering this is my 3rd week of higher intensity swimming with intervals.
    • Set 3 - Joel and I did these together, hence the descending times as we were flat out racing each other on the last two 50s.
    • Warm Down - I have been doing different strokes in recovery and and warm down swims to get in more exposure to all the strokes.

    Updated November 17th, 2012 at 12:05 PM by fdtotten

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