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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 7, 2012

    by , November 7th, 2012 at 01:18 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 64, pool at 78, 100% water clarity.
    Partly cloudy gray skies with humidity at 55%

    Focus - Freestyle, Pace

    *Warm up*
    1x500 FR
    6x50 frK
    1x400 frP

    *Set 1*
    10(100 FR swim, 50 K on 2:15)
    • 100 FR Swims; (1-4)1:09-08, (5-8)1:08-07, (9-10)1:06
    • 50 K ave 48


    *Set 2*
    1x800 DPS FR/BK by 100
    2x200 BR K50,S50 w/Snorkel
    3x100 Fly as 25 drill, 25 swim

    *Set 3*
    4(4x50 FR on 1:00, EZ 200)
    1. 30, 30, 30, 29
    2. 30, 29, 29, 29
    3. 29, 29, 29, 28
    4. 29, 29, 28, 28


    *Set 4*
    1x1000 Pull w/paddles,bouy,tube as:
    500 DPS, 500 as 50 smooth, 50 strong

    Warm down: 200 EZ DPS FR

    Comments:
    • Warmup - The 50 frK were 47-46 (my best so far this training phase)
    • Set 1 - With doing fin swimming yesterday, swimming the 100 pace of 1:08-07 felt more controlled & steady, than as hard effort.
    • Set 2 - Recovery
    • Set 3 - Coach wanted to start at 32, but as I started, doing 30s felt doable without hard sprinting, so I kept at it. However by the 4th round, I was pretty much depleted, Coach cancelled the 5th round (Thank You!)
    • Set 4 - Was able to find my stroke again, and the last 500 felt great.
    • Warmdown - I am really trying to clean up my underwater off the the turns and first breakout stroke, so extra focus there on both the warm up and warm down, while of course trying to best implement during the training sets.

    Updated November 20th, 2012 at 08:51 PM by fdtotten

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