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  1. Tuesday, May 3, 2011 5:00am

    by , May 3rd, 2011 at 12:06 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Getting back at it again. I got back into the state of Washington at about 4:00pm Monday afternoon, and drove home the 2 hours from the airport just in time for my daughter's parent/child swim class which was relaxing after the weekend. The 83 degree YMCA water was hot on my skin after the pool temp from Kino, and the sunburn on the skin.
    After the lesson I got in a stretched out about 1000 yards, this was mainly my cool down from after the meet.

    Tuesday warmup:
    400 Free
    400 Pull
    200 IM Drill

    Main:
    16 x 100 Free @ 1:30 - I just went at a nice consistent pace around 1:09s. Nothing too hard, but not too easy either. When I finished the set I was actually breathing pretty hard.

    1 x 400 Free Pull

    1 x 100 Back EZ cool down
    --------------
    3100 Yards

    I'm feeling good after getting the yardage in this morning. Just need to maintain like this as much as possible. I have a LCM showdown with the age group kids in two weeks May 14-15. I've got a few tough events too, 400 IM and 200 Fly LCM are both I haven't done a 400 IM LCM as a masters swimmer yet, but I might as well get one in the books. The 200 Fly should be better than last weekends showing at least. Just think of it as a BIG 100.
  2. Nationals Recap

    by , May 3rd, 2011 at 12:16 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Overall, I had a good time at the Nationals meet. I had a few good swims, but for the most part I was hugely dissappointed by my results. I felt that I could have performed much better, and this was basically my own fault...I tapered too much and lost my endurance for the longer races altogether. Oh well...live and learn. At least I had season best swims in all events, and a few were even masters swimming bests.
    I've got a few videos that I need to upload, and they'll be here soon.
    I also did get to meet Elaine at the meet as well. She's a very good cheer person!

    Saturday:
    200 Fly - 26.52/30.67/33.14/36.79 = 2:07.12 was a best masters time by .6 seconds, but I should have been able to bring back my last 2 50s in 31s/32s if all had gone well. Oh well. I finished 8th place
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAOlh0LlGFA"]YouTube - 4-30-11 200 Fly Mesa Nationals[/nomedia]


    YouTube Doubler - 200 Fly PNA vs. 200 Fly Nats

    100 Back - 29.86/31.68 = 1:01.54 was a best masters time by a full second! I was happy with the race, other than the fact this was an OUTDOOR MEET IN ARIZONA!!! That sun was horrible!! I was able to beat 3 people in my age group though (does it count that 2 of them were N.S.???)

    200 Free - 25.67/28.76/30.17/30.33 = 1:54.93 was a best time for the season, .5 seconds slower than last year's time. I felt crummy on this race after the first 50. It was windy during the race and the water was splashing from my lead arm and I was breathing in a lot of water vapor mist that normally I don't have to deal with. That part sucked...
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0D2Fm2JsHg&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL"]YouTube - James Adams 200 free, Mesa Nationals[/nomedia]

    Courtesy of Patrick Brundage (pwb) - Thank you!

    Sunday:
    500 Free - **note: make sure you're sitting down before viewing these splits!
    26.19/29.61 (55.80)
    30.87/31.76
    32.13/32.50
    32.67/32.99
    33.31/32.19 = 5:14.22 11th place by 0.5 seconds! Missed a medal, not that this swim was deserving of a medal IMO. Still it was a season best time.
    I was in 3rd place at the 100 which is great and about where I wanted to be, but...my body couldn't handle it this time.
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVkI14GgFXI"]YouTube - 5-1-11 500 Free Mesa Nationals[/nomedia]


    100 Fly - 26.28/30.56 = 56.84 masters best time by 0.6 seconds. I was happy with it, but thought I could've gone a little faster.
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjiOBXXVl0"]YouTube - James Adams 100yd Butterfly[/nomedia]

    Courtesy of Elaine Krugman (ElaineK) - Thank you!


    200 IM - 26.70/33.17/38.83/30.12 = 2:08.82 Best masters time by 1.5 seconds. Finished in 9th place, but someone DQ'd so I got 8th! I was happy to end the meet on a good note. Very happy with the swim, though my freestyle was dragging at the end and I couldn't finish as fast as I had hoped to.
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA4VsDC9HO0"]YouTube - 5-1-11 200 IM Mesa Nationals[/nomedia]


    Time to get back in the pool and train train train. Got to break this taper. I've got a LCM meet in 2 weeks swimming USA-S, and should be fine. I'm just going to get back in the pool and hit it hard, seems to make me swim the best anyways.

    Updated May 10th, 2011 at 12:24 AM by jaadams1

    Categories
    Daily Practices , Meets
  3. 4/29/11 Last swim before Nationals

    by , April 29th, 2011 at 10:14 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Got in the water this morning for a nice quick swim of about 800 yards or so. I had to test a few quick turns for my knee, and freestyle turns are okay, it's the open turns for fly that are putting a little bit of pain on the inside of my knee. Eventually I'll probably end up going to visit the doctor, but I'm waiting till after Nationals...that way she can't tell me no.

    I took a vacation day from work, and am just doing some last minute packing up for the meet, not that I need much. I'll be transforming from a hairy gorilla monster to a swimmer in a few hours from now.

    Again, good luck to all the swimmers in today's events (except of course the 30-34 mens 400 IMers) I'll be leaving Washington State this afternoon, and getting into Phoenix around 8:30pm. My day 1 will be everyone else's day 2 or 3, but the schedule of events actually worked out pretty good for almost all my best swims to be on Saturday and Sunday anyway.

    Time to be fast (or at least look good trying).
  4. Thursday, April 28th, 2011 5:15am & Nationals Weekend

    by , April 28th, 2011 at 11:17 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I just did my 2nd to last dip in the pool this morning...feeling pretty good too. I did a whoppin' 1200 Yards today, with a "meet warmup" type swim tomorrow morning. I'm full of energy this morning too, and that could be from the extra sleep (in bed by 8pm) I had last night from feeling sickish all day long yesterday.

    I'm going to be stuck at work for today, while everyone else is either having fun in the sun, or headed for the sunny weather of Arizona. Good luck to all in the 1000s and 1650s today, and the 400 IM tomorrow morning (except those 30-34 yr olds... hehehe) Need to try to maintain my TT chances, but nothing I can do except sit back and watch the results pour in.

    At least I took off all of Friday from work so I can relax for the trip. I'll be flying out from the Tri Cities, WA to Phoenix via Salt Lake City on Friday afternoon, arriving about 8:30 Friday night. My dad is getting to make the trip with me, so that will be fun. He really enjoys watching me swim...just like when I was a kid.

    Saturday:
    200 Fly - entered a 2:04, swam a 2:06 a few weeks ago, looking for 2:02 or under. Knee or no knee pain, I'm going for it.
    100 Back - this is my 6th event (I'm hoping for cancellation due to a lightning storm) I'll try for under a 1:00, but no guarantees
    200 Free - I've only been a 1:56 this season, but that was a few minutes after I did the 1650 or the 1000 at 2 different meets. I've done a 1:58 in practice a few weeks ago, so I'm expecting greatness. 1:50 or so.

    Probably a relay or two (find out when I get there...relays don't bother me, they're only 50s)

    Sunday:
    500 Free -I did a 5:17 this year at the end of a meet, but I was too tired to go really fast. Did a 5:11 last year, but I know I'm in way better shape this season. Looking for anything on the clock that starts with a 4:xx.xx
    100 Fly - This is my sprint event. I did a 57.3 in January after my 200 Fly. I'm shooting for under a 55, but anything can happen in a sprint.
    200 IM - This will be another sprint - 4 x 50 AFAP. I'll see how my knee fares with the breaststroke in the race. I haven't done one kick of breaststroke in the past couple weeks since it's been sore. Looking for 2:05 or under.
    Probably a relay (again find out later)

  5. Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:00am at Y

    by , April 23rd, 2011 at 04:17 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Nothing too special today...just going through the motions/fairly easy day. My knee is still feeling .

    Warmup:
    100 Free
    300 Pull
    100 Fly Drill

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:45 (first 2 @ 1:05s, last 3 at 1:02 or under)

    100 EZ

    3x thru:
    1 x 50 Fly @ 1:10
    2 x 25 Fly @ :40
    maintaining 2 up/1 down breathing & feeling strong.

    100 EZ

    100 Free stretch out
    50 Fly stretch out
    50 EZ
    ----------------
    1700 Yards
  6. Friday, April 22, 2011 5:15am

    by , April 22nd, 2011 at 01:59 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    The saga continues...

    ...my knee pain is still sore, but is getting better. I think this is just a temporary incident that just happened to be a week before the biggest meet of the year!! But I should be okay. I've been able to put more pressure on it today, and swimming was fine. I didn't do anything explosive yet, and probably won't for a few more days.

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Dolphin Kick "floating" across the surface just feeling the motion
    200 IM Drill
    100 Free

    Main:
    3 x 200 Free Pull @ 2:40 desc. 1-3
    --went 2:10, 2:08, 2:05.
    Happy with these, wasn't even breathing hard, which is good

    200 EZ Free
    100 Splasharound/ w/ others
    -------------
    1500 Yards

    I'm feeling good. I know that I could swim great if Nationals were this weekend, and having another week of rest to come will be even better for me.
  7. Thursday, April 21, 2011 5:15am

    by , April 21st, 2011 at 02:27 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Enough of this taper garbage...I'm ready to race already!!

    I haven't gone over 1700 yards in the last week, which is supposed to be a good thing. The problem is that my knee is killing me now, and that is due to the crap I have to do at work. There's always some variable out there that you have no control over.

    Warmup:
    100 Free
    200 Pull
    100 Fly Drill EZ
    100 Free EZ

    6 x 100 Free Pull
    1 @ each interval - 1:30, 1:25, 1:20, 1:15, 1:10, 1:05.
    I started off with easy with the first 3 at 1:05/:06ish, #4 @ 1:04, #5 & 6 at 1:02s.
    I was happy with this.

    400 Yards of swimming EZ
    ---------------
    1500 Yards


    Didn't do too much kick as the inside of my right knee hurts. It's the part directly to the inside/left of the kneecap. I could just amputate it, that would stop the pain, but it wouldn't help me with other things in life.

    Plane leaves in 8 days for Phoenix. Getting excited.

    Sat. 200 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Free
    Sun. 500 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM
  8. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:15pm at the YMCA

    by , April 19th, 2011 at 11:45 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I took this morning off for an extra hour of sleep. I was still feeling crummy from this little sickness crap I had over the weekend...
    Here's my workout...I had fun.


    Warmup:
    100 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Pull (felt strong)
    100 Fly Drill (smooth feeling)
    100 Kick
    200 Pull (again, strong)

    Basically a broken 500:
    8 x 50s Free @ :45
    1st 4 held all at :30
    2nd 4 :30s and :31s

    I took an extra :15 seconds of rest off the last 50s interval and did

    1 x 100 Free - went :59



    I felt really good by this point. I'm actually feeling that sub-5:00 is a possibility.


    200 EZ (100 Kick/100 Swim)


    Talked w/ lifeguard for almost 10 minutes...
    Decided to try a fast 200, which I've never really done in practice.


    200 Free for time from a push
    1:58!!!! **(I did take off my drag suit for the swim)
    Cool down in the showers.
    ----------------------
    1700 Yards - 45 minutes

    The guard said I was out in a :57 at the 100. I saw the 1:58, and kinda had to do a double take...and confirm with the guard. He said yep...1:58.
    I didn't really take it out that hard 'cause I was afraid of dying in the lap lane and getting laughed at.

    The best I've done this season in a 200 Free is a 1:56.1, and that was right after my 1650 in February. So, to come within 2 seconds of that today is great! I'm getting ready to rock n roll at Nationals!! Woohoo!!

    Updated April 20th, 2011 at 09:51 AM by jaadams1

    Categories
    Swim Workouts , Daily Practices
  9. Monday, April 18, 2011 5:15 am

    by , April 18th, 2011 at 11:24 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I've been sick over the weekend, and still kinda that way today, plus I had to do a marathon weekend of maintinence at work that wasn't planned. Only good thing is about 15 hrs overtime

    Warmup:
    300 Free
    300 Free Pull
    100 Kick

    10 x 50s Free @ 1:00 holding 500 pace

    various 25s for 300 yards or so, nothing too intense.
    ------------
    1500 Yards
  10. Friday, April 15, 2011 7:30pm

    by , April 15th, 2011 at 11:48 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Beginning my taper for Nationals, officially! I get on the plane in 2 weeks to the day.

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    300 Free Pull
    200 IM
    100 Kick

    8 x 50 @ :45 hold 500ish pace

    2 x 100 @ 1:40
    50 Free, 5 sec. 50 Fly (:32s)

    2 x 150 @ 2:20
    100 Free, 5 sec. 50 Fly (:32s)

    1 x 200
    150 Free, 5 sec. 50 Fly (:32)
    I'm trying to make my fly hold strong, even when tired for at the end of the 200 Fly

    4 x 50 @ 1:00
    25 Free, flip, 4 SDKs 25 Fly fast (this part is tough for me to do, I'm not a SDKer)

    1 x 300 Free Pull Fast (went 3:08) I was happy with this. My pullbuoy was slipping close the the 250, so I just dropped it on the flipturn and kicked during the last 50.

    100 EZ
    ----------------
    2500 Yards in 45 minutes

    Updated April 16th, 2011 at 12:46 AM by jaadams1

    Categories
    Swim Workouts , Daily Practices
  11. Thursday, April 14, 2011 5:00am

    by , April 14th, 2011 at 11:10 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    300 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    200 Kick

    Swam with 2 others:
    8 x 50s @ 1:00
    2 Fly/Back
    2 Back/Breast
    2 Breast/Free
    2 Free/Fly

    200 IM @ :30 rest
    2 x 100 Fly @ :20 rest
    200 IM @ :30 rest
    2 x 100 Back @ :20 rest
    200 IM @ :30 rest
    2 x 100 Breast @ :20 rest

    -------------
    2500 Yards

    I didn't really put that much effort into the last set, just swam through it. The other two guys aren't that big into killing themselves in the pool anyway, so this was just an easy day.
    I can feel that my body really needs to rest. 2 weeks away for Nationals! Now that the heat sheets have been out for all to see, it's gotten me that much more excited.

    Sat:
    200 Fly, 100 Back , and 200 Free
    Sun:
    500 Free, 100 Fly, and 200 IM

    The 200 Fly and 500 Free are my only events that are going to have a chance of being TT worthy events at Nationals...and just by the meet layout, they happen to be first events on both days, which makes me happy.
  12. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 5:15am

    by , April 13th, 2011 at 10:06 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    300 Pull
    200 IM K/Swim by 25s

    4 x 150 Free @ 2:00 (1:41/:42/:41/:39)
    1 min. rest
    4 x 100 Free @ 1:20 (1:04/:06/:05/:03)
    1 min. rest
    4 x 50 Free @ :40 (:30/:32/:32/:31)

    600 Free Pull
    ---------------
    2500 Yards
    No taper yet...still have to maintain my meager yardage...If I taper too much, I won't even have to come to the pool!!!
  13. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:00am & Mon. night

    by , April 12th, 2011 at 11:41 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Monday night:
    Went in the water with my 19 mo. old for her first Parent/Child class. She really loved it, went underwater, tried blowing bubbles, but ended up drinking water. She is kicking and working toward laying on her back. It was fun for me too: 1 Daddy w/ 5 Mommys
    Afterwards I went for a 1500 Yard swim in the next 30 minutes while waiting for my other kids to finish their lessons.

    Tuesday:
    Warmup

    300 Free
    300 Free Pull
    200 Kick

    1 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (holding dist. pace)
    1 x 100 Free @ 1:30 EZ
    2 x 100 Free @ 1:25 (held 1:07s)
    1 x 100 Free @ 1:30 EZ
    3 x 100 Free @ 1:20 (held 1:07/08s)
    1 x 100 Free @ 1:30 EZ
    4 x 100 Free @ 1:15 (did pull, held 1:05s)
    1 x 100 Free EZ

    5x thru:
    1 x 50 Free @ :40
    2 x 25 Fly @ :30

    100 EZ
    ------------------
    2800 Yards
  14. Monday, April 11, 2011 5:00am

    by , April 11th, 2011 at 11:15 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Felt good after the meet on Saturday. This was a first...to actually feel great on the Monday morning afterwards...maybe it's still the fact that I did NO COOLDOWN during of after the meet. Nahh....probably just a coincidence.

    This workout was one that I made up for the group, and the coach decided to do it today, so I kinda had to swim it. I got the idea from many people online here with the type of "alphebet" workout.
    I'll write the workout how it was written for the others, and (my intervals).

    A. 4 x 50 Kick @ 1:00 they used fins (:55 w/ no fins)
    B. 4 x 75 @ 1:30 (1:00)
    C. 6 x 25 Stroke @ :30 (:30 AFAP)
    D. 200 IM Drill/Swim by 25s (:15 rest)
    E. 300 Free

    Swum as:
    Part A.
    Part A & B
    A, B, & C
    A, B, C, & D
    A, B, C, D, & E
    Stay on interval throughout.
    ------------------
    3350 Yards

    I think the group as a whole really enjoyed the practice, after they figured it out. Kinda nice for a change.

    This was a fun little practice. The others in my lane that hopped in at 5:30 to do their "traditional" warmup didn't seem to like what I was doing, but I didn't care. I just stayed on my interval and went with it...swimming around them, stopping at the end of each 25, 50, etc... They got annoyed...but it's not my fault they're not following or joining the written set.
  15. Saturday, April 9, 2011 NW ZONE Results

    by , April 9th, 2011 at 10:45 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I had a great meet. 5 new masters best times out of 5 swims today!!!
    I didn't get a real chance to do any cool down, so I just did the whole meet "cold turkey", which I wouldn't advise to most people, but for me today it was working so I went with it.

    Note: These are unshaved, untapered, very tired James doing these swims, and I still did good. I can't wait till Nationals to see what comes then!!

    400 IM - 4:35.01 Best time by 4.7 seconds!
    29.91 / 31.56 = 58.47 (pretty ok)
    36.15 / 35.53 = 1:11.68 (this was good for me)
    40.57 / 41.20 = 1:21.77 (feeling the burn here)
    32.21 / 30.88 = 1:03.09 (ouch)
    Overall a great swim. The whole heat was pretty quick.
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ztx4fvY_hg"]YouTube - 4-9-11 400 IM NW Zones.mp4[/nomedia]


    50 Breast - 31.18 Best time by .3 seconds!
    This swim was pretty good. 13 heats after the 400 IM...I think I warmed down a 50 aftert the 400 IM and that was the extent of my warming down for the meet.

    200 Free (as Fly) - 2:06.07 Best Fly time by 1.7 seconds!!
    27.09
    31.71 (58.80)
    32.78
    34.49
    on a slight technicality it was a best time swim...I did do a couple 1 hand touches on purpose...didn't hit the timing correct coming into the walls, so I just dropped the arm down, took an extra breath, then turned. Even with 2 hand touches, I'm sure I still would have had a best time. It was finally nice to race a 200 Fly with "competition". Most of my meet swims are solo in a sense. Nationals will be fun in this one.
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbd0yoWGkEQ"]YouTube - 4-9-11 200 Fly in the Free event NW Zone.mp4[/nomedia]


    200 Back - 2:15.94 best time by .5 seconds!
    31.25
    34.11 (1:05.36)
    35.42
    35.16
    KNelson and I were the 2 non backstrokers in the final heat, and it showed. I swam right next to John Keppler, who went a 1:58 or so. That Guy was out there too, doing something like a 2:08. There were a couple other times behind him before I hit the wall. Oh well, at least its over.

    100 IM - 59.76 - best time by .8 seconds!
    I was really surprised by this one. I knew I wanted to make it 5 for 5 on my best times for the meet, and in the back of my head I wanted to get under a 1:00, but I truly didn't expect to do it. I hate the 100 IM, it's just way too sprinty for my blood!! Still to break a minute I felt like a kid again...remember how happy you were to finally break a 1:00 in the 100 Free??? That's the kind of feeling I had this afternoon. After furthur review, I won the heat by .03, and .05 over 2nd and 3rd place!
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQSF3Dfteto"]YouTube - 4-9-11 100 IM NW Zone.mp4[/nomedia]


    The PNA meet will still be continuing tomorrow, but I was only headed there for 1 day, that's why I swam the 5 events all today. Good luck to everyone else out there tomorrow!!

    My kids also wrote on my back for the meet, here is the picture:

    Updated April 10th, 2011 at 12:18 AM by jaadams1

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    Swim Workouts , Daily Practices , Meets
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  16. Friday, April 8, 2011 5:15 am 1 day taper day :)

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 10:01 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I was so full of energy and felt great in the water this morning after not doing doubles last night.
    Another easy day in the pool with a little bit of fast swimming, and I'm ready to go. NW Zone Champs here we go!!!

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Free Pull
    100 Dolphin Kick no board underH2O on front

    10 x 50 @ 1:00
    odds free strong
    evens 25 drill/25 swim (2 fly, 1 back, 2 breast)

    1 x 100 FLY AFAP from push- went 1:00.5
    coach hadn't gotten into the pool yet, and she said I was a :29 at the 50 on the pace clock.
    Felt really smooth, probably will be able to lead out my 400 IM with a 58 low or so tomorrow. I take advantage of my strong strokes, my backstroke will be what it is whether I go fast or slow in the fly anyway, so might as well go for it!!

    100 EZ

    300 of random stuff, including a video swim of a 50 Fly. I looked good.
    -------------------
    1500 Yards

    400 IM tomorrow, and then 4 other events to go along for the ride. My 200 Fly in the 200 Free heat should be another fun one too. Lets see how many of them I can beat!!
  17. Thursday, April 7, 2011 5:15 am #7 for the Week

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 10:33 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Swim #7 for me this week. I'm doing a reverse taper of sorts for the NW Zone meet. Actually swimming more yardage than normal tends to work good for me with the longer events. I'm definitely NOT a sprinter, but I still like to go fast 100s/200s

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Back
    200 Free Pull
    100 Back Pull
    100 Fly Drill
    150 Kick
    150 Free

    12 x 100 Free easy swimming not much effort
    4 @ 1:30
    4 @ 1:25
    4 @ 1:20 (I did pull here)

    6 x 50 Kick @ 1:00

    for 5 minutes
    ---------------
    2500 Yards
  18. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 7:00pm at the Y

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 12:15 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Went for my normal a.m. swim this morning also, but felt tired and weak, so I just did:

    A.M. Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 IM Drill
    200 Kick

    Some with the
    400 Pull
    Some more with the
    12 x 25s Kick w/ fins @ :30
    100 EZ
    ------------
    1400 Yards


    Felt better for tonight:

    P.M. Warmup:

    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick
    200 Back Pull

    200 IM @ 3:00 (100 Fl, 50 Ba, 50 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    200 IM @ 3:00 (50 Fl, 100 Ba, 50 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    200 IM @ 3:00 (50 Fl, 50 Ba, 100 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    4 x 50 Free Ez swim, stretch out @ 1:00

    1 x 200 IM AFAP (went 2:18) Yippie...with my big ol' drag suit on too.
    200 EZ in 4:00, with another 2:00 of stationary rest

    1 x 100 Free AFAP (went 56.5)
    This was tough to do being tired. I was surprised it was as fast as it was.
    100 EZ and out
    ---------------
    2800 Yards + 1400 Yards from the A.M. = 4200 Yards for the day

    Being my 6th swim of the week, I'm tired. Still able to swim fast though, but my recovery time is hell right now. Still waiting for taper time.
  19. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 7:30pm at Y - Doublin' It Again

    by , April 5th, 2011 at 11:54 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Another Daily Double!

    Warmup:
    300 Swim - Alt. 100 Free/50 Back
    300 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick

    16 x 50s Free
    8 @ :45
    4 @ :40
    4 @ :35

    100 EZ

    16 x 25s @ :30
    4 Fly, 4 Back, 4 Breast, 4 Free
    build each set of 4

    200 Pull EZ (75 Free, 50 Back, 75 Free)

    Vertical Kicking w/ 10 pound med ball
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Flutter kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Dolphin Kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Flutter kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Dolphin Kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
    ------------
    3:00 total kick...this was enough...phew.

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    2400 Yards + 3400 Yards from the A.M. = 5800 Yards for the day
  20. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 5:00am

    by , April 5th, 2011 at 10:15 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:

    300 Free
    300 Free Pull
    200 Kick
    200 IM Drill

    1 x 500 Free @ 7:00 (went 5:45)
    1 x 100 IM @ 1:45
    1 x 400 Free @ 5:30 (went 4:40)
    2 x 100 IM @ 1:45
    1 x 300 Free @ 4:00 (went 3:30)
    3 x 100 IM @ 1:45
    1 x 200 Free @ 2:45 (went 2:11)
    4 x 100 IM @ 1:45 (I skipped these due to time constraints for going to work)

    and did 200 EZ

    1 x 100 Free AFAP (went :57) This was tough this morning, but still okay.

    100 EZ
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    3400 Yards

    PSYCH SHEET/HEAT SHEET for the PNA Champs/NW Zone

    Swimming the 400 IM, 50 Breast, 200 Free (as Fly), 200 Back, 100 IM.
    My main concentration for this meet is the 400 IM. Heat 6 is going to be a killer heat: All 8 swimmers between 4:25 and 4:45.
    The 200 Fly is going to be fun swimming with the freestylers...finally I get to have a good race with the whole heat right there...it's either gonna make me swim really good, or I'm gonna look stupid when I die.
    Also, I don't know how I ended up in the backstrokers heat of the 200 back!! I'm gonna get slaughtered!!

    Updated April 5th, 2011 at 10:37 AM by jaadams1

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