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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!


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  1. Sat, Oct. 27, 2012 8:00-10:00am

    by , October 27th, 2012 at 01:57 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    This morning was rough...really rough. I awoke at 4:00am to get to work extra early to get a few things fixed on the line before my bosses cleanup group was going to do their annual cleaning of the room. This is a super-cleaning though, blowing out all the dust and debris from everywhere - the rafters, walls, machinery, everything. It's an all day dirty dirty job, and I didn't want to be in there inhaling that stuff in the air. It's pretty nasty, that's why I got in and out early.
    Made it out with plenty of time before swimming, so I headed over to McD's for a nice sit down meal - Big Breakfast w/ Hot Cakes and an extra Hash Brown. This is the breakfast of champions, especially a 1/2 hour prior to a swim practice.

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    Warmup:
    300 Free
    300 Flutter Kick w/ board
    400 Free Pull (was a 300, but I did a 100 extra since the others were still finishing)

    8 x 25 V-Sit Scull @ 1:15
    (1200/1200)


    Main Set (4 Lane Circuit Rotation):

    Lane 6


    8 x 100 Stroke @ 2:00 shoot for 180 HR
    • did Fly, went 1:05/1:06/1:07/1:07/1:07/1:08/1:10/1:07
    • not sure about my HR, but it was up there. I was struggling around #6...
    (800/2000)

    Lane 5


    12 x 25 Bucket Pulling w/ buoy and paddles @ 1:30
    • standard issue 5 gallon Home Depot bucket with about ten 1/4" holes drilled in the bottom
    • went roughly :20-:22 on each one
    • 100% pure strength set - but I got bored with the rest interval
    • These were fun, and I could've done them all day long, if not for the boredom interval.
    (300/2300)

    Lane 4
    12 x 100 SDK w/ fins @ 1:30 (ranged from 1:20-1:33ish)
    (1200/3500)

    Lane 3


    16 x 50 Free @ 1:00 Odds EZ DPS, Evens Fast w/ overkicking
    • couldn't really get many of the fast one faster than :31 here...I was just beat
    (800/4300)

    Whole Group together (including the younger kids from lanes 1&2)

    4 x 25 AFAP Free @ 1:00 Rock 'n Roll Time
    went fast (roughly :12s)

    200 EZ and out

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    4600 Yards and now to



    I'm dead tired...I'm sure the very limited sleep last night didn't allow my muscles to fully recover enough before adding more punishment today. I was given a choice which of the 4 circuit sets I wanted to start with of the 4 above. I'm glad I started with the stroke set, because that would've been hell at the end, but on the other hand, by doing it first I was wiped out for the remainder of the day too.
  2. Fri, Oct. 26, 2012 7:00-8:30pm

    by , October 27th, 2012 at 12:45 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Tonight was a very light practice, both in terms of yardage, and attendance by the kids. Not sure where everyone was, but that's fine, more lane space for those of us who came.


    Warmup:
    800 Free DPS (ended up building after the 500)
    (800/800)

    16 x 25 Kick w/ board (no fins) @ :45 (4 each stroke)

    16 x 25 Pull w/ paddles @ :45 (4 of each stroke) Odds EZ, Evens Fast
    (800/1600)


    Main Set:

    6 x 200 IM @ 5:30!! - GO FOR IT - FAST
    went 2:25, 2:25, 2:26, 2:25, 2:28 , finished 2:22.
    I did a 50 EZ between each one
    This was tiring, and I wasn't exactly ready to go fast today.

    100 EZ
    (1600/3200)

    4 x 50 AFAP @ 1:30
    #1-2 Stroke Choice - did Fly (:30/:29)
    #3-4 Free (:28/:26)

    200 EZ

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    3600 Yards


    We all got out early to go over to a local frozen yogurt place that was "taken over" by the swim team to operate from 4-10pm today with the proceeds and tips going to the swim team as a fundraiser. A bit high priced, but it was good.