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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. Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    by , December 12th, 2012 at 04:55 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 76, pool at 79, 100% water clarity.
    Cloudy with humidity at 68%

    Today is... 12/12/2012!

    Warm up
    300 FR

    *Set 1*
    4(100 Scull, 200 FR Swim) Desc 1-4
    3(200 Scull, 500 FR Swim) Desc 1-3

    *Set 2*
    2000 FR/with fins (Slim Fins S) as;
    100 kick/100 swim (timed)
    1. 1:00
    2. :59
    3. :59
    4. :58
    5. :58
    6. :59
    7. :58
    8. :58
    9. :58
    10. :57

    Warm down:
    300 EZ FR/BK Swim

    • I slept well last night, now I only feel moderately tired with some soreness from dryland work. Gradually the dryland program has been increased over the last several weeks to the point of about 75% of the work I was doing last May. I will maintain for now and include some additional recovery rest in preparation for moving up to the next dryland level.
    • Set 1 - Scull drills help me to keep the high elbow position in FR swimming. I timed the 4th 200 FR Swim at 2:11, and 3rd 500 at 5:46.
    • Set 2 - I wanted to swim controlled smooth freestyle with consistent EVF technique and steady rotation. Using the fins, I wanted to be under 1:00 for all the 100 swims. In the first 100 swim I missed a shallow end flip turn, which only occurs in the diving well pool for some reason, but not the LCM pool. There were no breaks in the entire set, as I went from kick to swim continuously just taking a moment to peek at the clock for the time check. Thinking it would only be moderately hard, I was gasping most of the way, particularly the first 25 kick after each strong 100 FR swim.

    Updated December 12th, 2012 at 06:20 PM by fdtotten

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