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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!


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  1. Wed, Dec. 12, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

    by , December 13th, 2012 at 01:33 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:

    600 (25 Front Scull, 25 V-Sit Scull, 25 Free, 25 V-Sit Scull) I'm way sick of sculling already...I'd love to do just a straight swim set for warmup one day.
    (600/600)

    12 x 75 SDK w/ fins @ 1:10 (went :55s)
    (900/1500)

    4 x 200 Free Pull @ 3:30 Desc. 1-4
    went 2:25/2:20/2:15/~1:35(150 yards cause it was gonna get bad with lap traffic) the entire group ended up only doing a 150 on the final one.
    (750/2250)

    16 x 50 IM Order (4 of each stroke) @ 1:15
    Drill/EZ/Build/FAST by 50s
    Finished up the Free w/ a :27

    100 EZ
    (900/3150)

    Main Set:
    6 Rounds of
    • 200 Free (w/ last 50 FAST) @ 3:30 (Desc. 1-3, 4-6)
    • 2 x 25 Free SPRINT w/ overkicking @ 1:00
    On the 200s I went 2:15/2:10/2:07, then 2:15/2:11/2:08

    200 EZ
    (1700/4850)

    10 x 25 Tombstone Flutter Kick @ 1:00 - pure fun for sure but not too bad
    (250/5100)

    400 EZ and out

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    5500 Yards


    John was telling me to watch my left hand entry/catch as its gliding outward as I breathe to the right, rather than anchoring in the water and beginning my pull. Possible cause for some shoulder pain at times. Attempted to work on this, but I have to think hard while swimming to do it. I guess I've been "wrong" for so long that it's tough to change.

    It was nice to take off yesterday from practice. My daughter had a Christmas concert at school last night. She's in a select choir group, and they shared the night with a strings group, which was mostly violins. They all did very good, and it sounded great. All 4th and 5th graders in these groups.
    After that I took out my kids for some frozen yogurt fun. Went to the Blue Spoon, where you get to fill your cup, add whatever toppings you want (and they have everything), and then stick dad with the bill. At 55 cents an ounce, this got pricey really quick...over $20 for the 4 of us!! But it was fun.

    No more swim team practice with the group for the remainder of the week, but I'm gonna pay to play in the YMCA lap swims a couple times later in the week/weekend. I've got a few sets in mind, and they don't involved kicking or sculling.