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  1. Monday, March 21, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 21st, 2011 at 01:07 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Pull
    200 IM Drill
    200 Free/Back

    150 Free @ 2:10
    100 Free @ 1:30
    50 FLY @ :50
    150 Free @ 2:00
    100 Free @ 1:20
    50 FLY @ :45
    ***was going to go round 3 next (1:50/1:10/:40), but got bombarded by 2 others @ ~5:35am in the lane and had to bail I was looking forward to it too!!

    8 x 75 @ 1:10 (25 kick w/ board, 50 Free)

    300 Free Pull

    3 x 100 Breast strong @ 2:00ish
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    2600 Yards


    We've got the "state champs" for Inland NW this weekend coming up. It's actually the eastern half of Washington state, and northern half of Idaho state.
    I'm swimming the 400 IM, 200 Back, 100 Breast on Saturday, and the 200 Breast, 50 Breast, and 1000 Free on Sunday. Not my greatest events, but I'm going to go for it in the 400 IM and the 1000. The breaststroke events, I'm just going to try to beat the "hotshot" 55 year old breaststroker from one of the other teams. 4 relays I'm sure also for points toward the season ending total...we've got a shot for the points championship for the SCY season amongst our rival workout groups in the LMSC!

    Updated March 21st, 2011 at 01:17 PM by jaadams1

    Categories
    Swim Workouts , Daily Practices
  2. Saturday, March 19, 2011 11:00am

    by , March 19th, 2011 at 06:08 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Went to swim at the YMCA this morning/afternoon. I had a good workout, and it got more interesting as the lanes started getting fuller and fuller. I was eventually swimming with 4 in a lane...luckily the 4 fastest all swam together. The funny part was watching the common swimmers try to figure it out. The noodlers had to give up their area of 2 lanes down to just 1 lane, since we had 4 laps lanes with 4 in each lane already and even more people coming. WTF??? Where did all these people come from???

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Back
    200 Pull

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30
    4 x 100 Free @ 1:25
    3 x 100 Free @ 1:20
    2 x 100 Free @ 1:15
    1 x 100 Free @ 1:10
    I pretty much held 7's & 8's all the way through. Luckily I finished this part of my workout before the huge onslaught of swimmers arrived.

    400 Free Pull

    4 x 50 Fly

    3 x 200 Free @ 3:00 FAST (2:10, 2:12, 2:12)
    I was following a 19 year old from the swim team who was doing 200s SDK with big fins on his back (he was holding 2:08/2:10s), so I had a huge wake to fight through, but I was determined to stay up with him. These were the fastest 200s I've done in practice in a long time, and considering the wave machine I was following, I thought I did quite well. I was exhausted at this point...all in 60 minutes.

    100 EZ
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    3400 Yards
  3. Friday, March 18, 2011 5:00am & 7:15pm

    by , March 19th, 2011 at 03:06 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    AM Workout

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Pull
    200 IM

    8 x 50 Fly/Free @ 1:00

    20 x 25 Kick w/ board & fins fast @ :30
    Alt 3 - 25s flutter kick w/ 1 -25 Dolphin Kick

    10 x 100 Free @ 1:30
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    2500 Yards

    PM Workout

    Warmup:
    200 Free/Back
    200 Pull
    200 IM
    200 Free/Back

    3 x 100 IM @ 1:30
    3 x 50 Free @ :45
    :30 rest
    2 x 200 IM @ 3:00 (held 2:35s)
    2 x 75 Free @ 1:10
    :30 rest
    1 x 300 IM @ 4:30 (went 3:50)
    1 x 100 Free

    4 x 25 Fly @ :25
    4 x 50 Back/Breast @ :55
    4 x 75 Back/Breast/Free @ 1:15
    4 x 100 IM @ 1:25

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    3200 Yards + 2500 Yards (AM) = 5700 Yards for the day
  4. Thursday, March 17 (& Wed 16), 2011 5:00am

    by , March 17th, 2011 at 11:16 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Wednesday:
    I missed the morning practice yesterday...kinda turned off the alarm clock and didn't wake up. Then when I did wake up it was that startling awaking that you're late for something...except this time I hadn't missed work
    I went to the YMCA and finally signed up as a member so I can now make use of all their facilities without having to pay the non-member admission. Even if all I do is swim twice a week at their pool all year long, I will almost break even on the price, so at least I can do that, and then add weight room exercises, cycling, group stuff, etc. Or...I'll be like most people...and just pay the monthly fee and never go!

    I did get into the YMCA pool last night for about 1800 yards of swimming while my daughter was in her swim lesson on the other side of the pool.

    Thursday
    Warmup:

    300 Free
    300 Pull
    200 Kick
    300 IM


    16 x 25 Fly fast w/ fins (I use the shorty zoomer-type fins) @ :30
    100 Free @ 2:00
    16 x 25 Back fast w/ fins @ :30
    100 Free @ 2:00
    16 x 25 Breast fast @ :30
    100 Free @ 2:00
    1 x 100 Free fast w/ paddles & fins (went :57)

    100 EZ
    -----------------
    2800 Yards
  5. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Double 6:15pm @ YMCA

    by , March 16th, 2011 at 12:45 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I was bored tonight at home, so I figured I'd be productive and go to the pool for a little bonus workout! It was a nice surprise to dip my foot in the pool and feel cooler water than normal too! I turned to the head guard and asked her if it was cooler than normal. She smiled and said "Yes, 83...Sshhhh...don't tell anyone " I guess their "normal" is 84-85, so I wasn't complaining.
    Good workout tonight, I could definitely tell it was a second swim of the day, haven't done one of these in a while. The second half of the workout I even got to split my lane with a Noodler who traded in her noodle for a pair of fins, which didn't seem to do much for that matter. Like everyone says here, it's HOW you use them, not that you're using them.

    Gonna throw in an Ab Ripper X workout just for fun before bed too.

    Fort - take note of this: I went for a more kick intensive workout than I normally would do, and made some good work of it too. (All my kicks were with a board).

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 IM

    10 x 75 (25 Kick w/ board, 50 Free)
    2 @ 1:15, 2 @ 1:10, 2 @ 1:05, 2 @ 1:00, &
    2 @ :55 (these were tough ones, touch and go, but I made them)
    50 EZ

    2 Times Thru:
    150 IM no free (relaxed) @ 2:30
    100 Free @ 1:30

    20 x 25
    Odds SDK on back @ :45 (my stomach was lovin' me)
    Evens Sprint Fly @ :30

    8 x 100 Free @ 1:20 (held 1:09s, 1:10s)

    100 Kick EZ
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    3500 Yards + 3100 Yards from this morning = 6600 Yards for the day
  6. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 15th, 2011 at 11:13 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I just sent in my USA-S registration so I can get my butt kicked by the age grouper kids this spring and summer in the LCM meets in the area. Happy times there. At least I'll be showing a few of them how to swim the 200 LCM Fly!

    Oh yeah, the pool was extra hot today...muscles just went blah after diving in. The people liked it a lot today.

    Warmup:
    300 Free
    300 IM Drill
    300 Free Pull

    4 x 200 @ 2:55
    #1-2 175 Free, 25 Fly
    #3-4 75 Free, 25 Fly, 75 Free, 25 Fly

    4 x 100 @ 1:30
    #1 75 Free, 25 Back
    #2 50 Free, 50 Back
    #3 25 Free, 75 Back
    #4 100 Back

    4 x 50 Breast @ :50

    6 x 75 @ 1:10
    25 Fast Kick w/ board, 50 Free

    6 x 50 Free
    1 @ each int. :55, :50, :45, :40, :35, :30

    50 EZ
    -----------------
    3100 Yards

    Felt good by the end, despite the warm water temperature.
  7. Monday, March 14, 2011 5:15am

    by , March 14th, 2011 at 10:52 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Did 2 P90X workouts Sunday: The UML (upper, middle, lower), and the Cardio Intervals - good times all around.

    Today: didn't jump in till 5:15am this morning (this warmup also counts as my cooldown from the meet)
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick
    200 Pull

    8 x thru:
    25 Sprint Kick w/ board @ :30
    50 Free @ :50

    200 IM

    4 x 100 Free @ 1:20

    100 EZ
    -------------
    2300 Yards
  8. Friday, March 11, 2011 5:00am & Seattle Meet Info

    by , March 11th, 2011 at 11:10 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    This morning I just got in and swam about 2000 yards of nice n easy stuff. The last 500 of it I did 10 x 50 Free working on extending my SDK off the wall to the halfway point. I may implement this on my meet tomorrow in the 100 Free to become Phelps-ish (at least in spirit).

    I attached a copy of the heat sheet for tomorrow's meet at Seattle University. I'm swimming the 1000 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Free, and 200 IM. I have some good races in all of them, which is a very nice challenge.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Files
  9. Thursday, March 10, 2011 5:00am

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

    2 Times Thru:
    4 x 100s (first time 1:30, second 1:25)
    --25 Fly, 75 Free
    --50 Fly, 50 Free
    --75 Fly, 25 Free
    --100 Fly
    100 Backstroke stretch out @ 2:00
    100 Kick on back

    600 Free Pull

    4 x 25 Fly @ :30
    100EZ
    -------------
    2600 Yards
  10. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:00am NCAA Dual Meet

    by , March 9th, 2011 at 11:10 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    For today's practice I reverted back to the college days, when our coach would have us swim the "NCAA Dual Meet" in either the short version, or long version. Short has 100s of all strokes, 200 IM, 1000, and 200 relays. Long has 200s of all strokes, 400 IM 1650, and 400 or 800 relays.
    I chose to do the short version today, mainly because I only have just under an hour always for practice.
    Oh and the fun part is, that you swim this like a meet where you dive in for all events, and all legs of both relays! So there is a lot of up and back in. You're only supposed to take enough rest to get yourself stable on the blocks to throw yourself back in again...just watch out for fellow teammates in the diving process.
    I was able to complete this in about 38 minutes:

    200 Medley Relay
    1000 Free
    200 Free
    50 Free
    200 IM
    100 Fly
    100 Free
    100 Back
    500 Free
    100 Breast
    200 Free Relay
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    2750 Yards + 300 Yards of Fly Kicks/Drills
    -------------
    3050 Yards

    After this I did 50's of kicks/drill Fly with the group in the teach/learn part that happens every day between 5:45-6:00.
    My group always swims around leisurely till 5:45 or so, does this teach/learn for 15 minutes, and then swims a workout from 6:00-7:00. I always just swim on my own from 5:00-6:00am since I have a job I have to go to.
  11. Tuesday, March 8, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 8th, 2011 at 10:58 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    500 Alt. 100 Free/100 Back

    Main Set (3 rounds):
    400 Free @ 5:30
    6 x 50 Kick @ 1:00
    2 x 100 Free @ 1:30, 1st Fast, 2nd Faster (that was the intent at least)
    1:00 rest

    1st round 400 (4:45), 100s (1:03, 1:04)
    2nd round 400 Pull (4:35), 100s (1:03, 1:03)
    3rd round 400 Paddles only (4:35), 100s (1:01, 1:00)

    100 EZ and out
    -----------------
    3300 Yards

    I felt really good today, by really good I mean that my muscles are still saying Oooowwww... I really pushed pretty hard today, about 800 yards more in the same time as my normal 2500 or so. Gonna do some kind of P90X workout tonight...not sure which one yet, but any of them will be fun.

    Oh yeah...and since my last posting I've signed up for one more bonus meet...kinda like extra credit in school...this Saturday at Seattle University. 1000 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Free, 200 IM
    **Special Note: The 100 Fly/200 Free and back to back events, I'll probably have about 4-6 heats of rest so I'll be okay!!

    Updated March 8th, 2011 at 12:16 PM by jaadams1

    Categories
    Swim Workouts , Daily Practices
  12. Monday, March 7, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 7th, 2011 at 10:59 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    500 Free
    500 Pull
    --200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Free
    200 Kick on back

    800 IM Drill on Fly, swim the rest

    200 Kick

    100 SDK on front, breathe as little as possible :30 rest
    200 Free (2:15) :30 rest
    100 Fly
    ------------------
    2600 Yards

    Nice little recovery stretch out workout from the meet last weekend. At least I got in my cool down (this morning) after my last event Saturday.

    3 more weeks till my next meet...the LMSC Champs meet Mar. 26-27 in Moscow, Idaho.
    400 IM, 200 Back, 100 Breast on Saturday
    50 Breast, 200 Breast, 1000 Free on Sunday

    I'm gonna shoot for a good 400 IM and 1000 Free at this one...the other events, and I'm sure 4 relays over the weekend will just be filler yardage to have fun with.
  13. Thursday, March 3, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    You can't feel good at every practice, and today was one of those days. I stood there forever on the deck thinking about why I even came to practice today. I was extra tired, my muscles hurt, I was still tired, needed more sleep, sore all over,...

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Pull
    200 IM

    20 x 25 @ :40 SDK w/ fins - made most of them underwater

    After this I did maybe another 200 yards before hitting the showers

  14. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 2nd, 2011 at 04:23 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Did the Plyometrics P90X DVD last night. Yes I was sweating, and it was hard, but I found that it was easier overall than the Chest and Back DVD. Maybe that's just because of the strenuous actions of repeated pushups/pullups in different positions that I really haven't done a lot of lately.

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Pull

    200 Fly @ 3:00 (2:27)
    100 Fly @ 1:45 (1:12)
    50 Fly @ 1:00 rest (:35)
    200 Back @ 3:00 (2:45)
    100 Back @ 1:45 (1:19)
    50 Back @ 1:00 rest (:37)
    200 Breast @ 3:00 (w/ breaststroke fins) (2:50)
    100 Breast @ 1:45 (1:23) (started feeling the pressure of the fins here, and took them off)
    50 Breast @ 1:00 rest (:41)
    200 Free @ 2:30 (2:10)
    100 Free @ 1:20 (1:04)
    50 Free (:31)

    200 Free Stretch out

    4 x 150 @ 2:30
    odds 150 IM no free
    evens 150 Free EZ

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    2600 Yards
  15. Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 1st, 2011 at 11:06 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    This morning was definitely fun after last night's P90X routine. Chest & Back w/ Ab Ripper X, almost 75 minutes long. My shoulders are sore today, along with the triceps. I just swam nice and easy to stretch out.
    I think I'm doing Plyos tonight, and then the Stretching DVD Wed. night, that'll be it for the week so my muscles will be okay to compete on Saturday at the SCM Meet, in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. 400 IM, 200 Free, 200 Back, 200 Fly, 400 Free. Fun fun.

    Warmup:
    300 Free
    200 Kick
    300 Pull
    200 IM Drill

    18 x 50 Free decsending intervals
    3 @ :60, 3 @ :55, 3 @ :50, 3 @ :45, 3 @ :40, 3 @ :35
    It was tough to get going quick near the end of the set, but I made it.

    6 x 50 (25 Fly/25 EZ Free) @ 1:00 push the fly as best as possible
    6 x 50 (25 Back/25 EZ Free ) @ 1:00 stretch out

    100 Kick
    -------------
    2600 Yards
  16. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 5:00am

    by , February 28th, 2011 at 11:04 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    My wife and I started the P90X program last Friday night, and have done 3 days of it so far, and feeling pretty good. Day #2 was actually the hardest day, like in most things, but once you get past that it seemed easier. We'll see as the adventure continues.

    P90X:
    Friday: UML - 45 minutes
    Saturday: Cardio Intervals (one set) - 30 minutes
    Sunday: Cardio Intercals (two sets) - 60 minutes
    My legs/knees are really feeling the brunt of this new workout addition. I'm a sea animal, not a land animal. But at least I know its just muscle fatigue.

    Swimming
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Free Pull

    600 IM Fairly Fast - went 7:55
    1:00 rest
    400 IM AFAP after the 600 went 5:05
    1:00 rest
    200 IM AFAP after that went 2:25

    I was really happy with the way I felt doing these, and the times seemed to be pretty good. Had another guy jump in a start swimming during the middle of the 600, so I just had to avoid him.

    400 Free Pull stretch out

    Twice thru:
    4 x 50 Free @ :45
    50 Kick

    8 x 25 Dive Sprints & swim EZ back

    ---------------
    2900 Yards
  17. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 11:30am @ YMCA

    by , February 26th, 2011 at 05:56 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    ***Note: This is a repeat workout that I've done in the past, but it's a good one and I can really keep myself moving, especially when I swim on my own at the YMCA. Feel free to steal it for your own workouts!! I'll post the dropsite for the $5.00 donations later.

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Back
    100 Free

    6 x 25 Fly @ :30
    6 x 50 Back/Breast @ :60
    6 x 75 Back/Breast/Free @ 1:20
    6 x 100 IM @ 1:40

    4 x 25 Fly @ :25
    4 x 50 Back/Breast @ :55
    4 x 75 Back/Breast/Free @ 1:15
    4 x 100 IM @ 1:30

    2 x 25 Fly @ :20
    2 x 50 Back/Breast @ :50
    2 x 75 Back/Breast/Free @ 1:10
    2 x 100 IM @ 1:20

    100 EZ
    ----------------
    3500 Yards

    Today was unusually busy for the lap swim at the Y. They had 5 lanes setup for laps with 1 lane set up for the .

    Each of the lap lanes already had 2 in each splitting the lane, except one, which I jumped into quick. No more than 5 minutes later another 4-5 people came on to the pool deck to swim. I was thinking that this was going to get interesting really quick.

    I luckily was swimming with two others who knew how to circle swim, and at least could swim at a decent pace (one was a fellow masters swimmer from another team who was visiting his family in town). I managed to work around/with them for a majority of my set. The other lap lanes were just a disaster as I would occasionally glance over and see people all over the place in their lanes. . I was still laughing on the inside.
  18. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 7:00pm @ YMCA & Start P90X!!

    by , February 26th, 2011 at 01:14 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Hot pool again, too hot for our kind of swimming. I was just sluggish tonight. I think it also didn't help that I was swimming so late in the evening, since I'm normally an early morning swimmer. Pulled out the breaststroke fins for a little speed work/fun.

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 IM Drill
    500 Free Pull

    5 x 50 Breast Drill w/ Breaststroke Fins (1 P/1 Kick, 1 P/2 Kick, 1 P/3 Kick) @ 1:00
    250 Free
    5 x 50 Breast w/ Breaststroke Fins @ 1:00 (:37/:38s)
    250 Free

    100 Free @ 1:30 (1:10s)
    50 Fly @ 1:00 (:31s)
    --Repeat 4 times

    8 x 50 Back @ :50 (:41s)
    2 x 100 Back @ 1:30 (1:20s)

    8 x 25 Breast w/ fins @ :30 (:18s)

    75 EZ
    25 Fly FAST and outta here!!
    ---------------------
    3500 Yards

    Got home from the pool, and my wife and I decided to throw in the intro DVD of the P90X program to get started. It has 2 bonus workouts on it also, so we got started...and holy it works you in places you never knew could hurt!! I can tell I'm going to be sore, but I'm going to try to stick with this as regular as I can. I figure swimming 5 days M,T,W,Th, F, and 5 days of P90X program M, W, F, Sa, Su should be good for me.
    I'm not used to sweating like this either...I'm a swimmer!! This dryland is gonna be tough!!

    Updated February 26th, 2011 at 02:31 AM by jaadams1

    Categories
    Swim Workouts , Daily Practices
  19. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 5:00am

    by , February 24th, 2011 at 02:44 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Got to swim for an hour and a half today, which is a bonus, but that is only because I got to miss the first half of work to go to the dentist at 7:00am to fix a bunch of teeth (8 to be exact) I'm okay though, just on the NO FOOD diet till my mouth gets un-numb!!
    I'm following my pattern of the week and today looks like 150s

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Pull
    100 Fly Drill

    4 x 150 Free @ 2:10
    4 x 150 Free @ 2:05
    4 x 150 Free Pull @ (1 each: 2:00, 1:55, 1:50, 1:45) pretty much held them all around 1:43/1:44
    4 x 150 IM @ 2:15
    --1) 75 Fly, 25 back, breast, free
    --2) 25 Fly, 75 Back, 25, breast, free
    --3) 25 Fly, 25 Back, 75 Breast, 25 Free
    --4) 25 Fly, 25 Back, 25 Breast, 75 Free

    20 x 25 Kick w/ board @ :30

    5 x 100 Back @ 1:30 (held 1:18/1:19)

    200 EZ

    As I was finishing the cooldown, I thought lets give a 100 free fast for time to see how I feel after 4000 yards

    100 Free FAST from push: Went a :57 !!!
    I like it!!
    ***(Ande, Speedo, and others...I dedicate this one 100 Fast to you guys)

    another 200 EZ and out
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    4500 Yards
  20. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 5:00am

    by , February 23rd, 2011 at 12:27 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I figure on Monday I did 50s, Tuesday I did 75s, so that means this is a day for 100s. I hope this trend doesn't continue too much further, if you know what I mean!!!

    Warmup was the first few 100s

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30
    5 x 100 Free @ 1:25
    5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20
    5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:15
    5 x 1........ wait a minute... I didn't continue the set...just wanted to stay aerobic.

    5 x 100 Build 100 Fly @ 1:40
    --1) 100 Free
    --2) 25 Fly, 75 Free
    --3) 50 Fly, 50 Free
    --4) 75 Fly, 25 Free
    --5) 100 Fly (did 1:11 and it was tough)

    hopped in a lane next to me to swim with 2 others (they did 100IMs, I did 150s) I was almost catching the one girl during my last 50 of breast on each one, but couldn't quite get her.
    4 x 150 IM w/ no free @ 2:30
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    3100 Yards