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Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine

My wife and kids motivated me to get my big belly back into the pool after buying a pair of SwiMP3's for Christmas in 2008. I focused on swimming the Peaks To Portland (Maine) 2.4 mile swim in July, 2010, and have added meets and consistent training since then. I mostly swim on my own because I am only able to get together with the local Master's workout group a couple of times a month. I love the backstroke and short free events, and I have a newly discovered fondness for Open Water, having completed my first 10K in Sept '11 and 10 mile in July '12.


My faith in Christ sees me through the exhausting practices and long hours driving to competitions (well, everything day by day, actually), and helps to keep me grounded in the knowledge that the events are only to give me feedback on how my training is progressing. If you're interested, just ask.

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  1. Workout 09/29/18: monring

    by , September 29th, 2018 at 02:02 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 free/100 kick/200 pull (+200 pull extra)
    4 x 25 burst and cruise together

    Broken Mile - all on :15-20sr:
    3 x 100 (on 1:30)
    4 x 150 (on 2:15)
    3 x 200 (on 2:50)
    3 x 50 (on :45)

    100 easy
    200 free for time (2:15.03 - last event of the virtual swimtathlon stage three events)
    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2950 yds/60 min]
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    Another well-attended practice with Greg, Meg, Libby, Rebecca, Mary, and Kevin. The broken mile (or Davis mile) is generally well received by the group even though it ends up being a lot of swimming on your own.
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  2. Workout 09/25/18: evening

    by , September 25th, 2018 at 10:50 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 free/100 kick/200 pull (plus 200 more)
    4 x 50 quarter's strong

    4 x
    50 pull, 25 kick, 75 swim on :20sr (plus 100)

    5 x 100 on :10sr last 25 fast (did 4 x 125 + 100 on last)
    8 x 25 on :40 (odds stroke, even fr fast)

    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2600 yds/60 min]
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    No sauna tonight
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  3. Workout 09/22/18: morning

    by , September 22nd, 2018 at 01:36 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull (plus extra 150)
    8 x 25 burst and cruise

    4 x 125 on :15sr (50 free, 25 stroke, 50 free) (extra 100)
    300 pull (extra 50)
    8 x 50 on 1:15 (odd stroke, even build)
    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2400 yds/55 min]
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    A good crowd today with Greg, Meg, Libby, Kevin, Rebecca, and Mary.
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  4. Workout 09/18/18: evening

    by , September 18th, 2018 at 06:13 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    3 x (150 swim/50 kick/50 pull)

    4 x 125 on :15sr (last 25 fast, I did 150's)
    100 kick
    4 x 75 on :10sr (kick/swim/pull, I did an extra 50 at the end)
    100 kick
    8 x 50 on 1:05
    -- 1->4 desc
    -- 5->8 loosen
    Sauna
    [Masters/Rec/2300 yds/55 min]
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  5. Workout 09/15/18: morning

    by , September 15th, 2018 at 06:06 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull/100 choice
    8 x 25 together

    6 x 75 on :15sr (desc 1->3, 4->6)
    200 pull
    4 x 150 on :15sr (even pace)
    16 x 25 on :40
    - 1-4 desc stroke count (-1)
    - 5-8 odd stroke even free
    - 9-12 odd ez, even fast
    - 13-16 odd fast, even ez

    150 loosen
    [Masters/Rec/2600 yds/70 min]
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  6. Workout 09/11/18: evening

    by , September 11th, 2018 at 11:49 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Back from shutdown! I actually took the whole two weeks off and did not swim in order to give my body a little rest.

    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull
    10 x 50 on 1:05

    5 x ? on 2:00 (did 150s)
    5 x ? on 1:30 (did 100s)
    5 x ? on 1:00 (did 75s for first , then a 25)
    5 x ? on :45 (did 25's with group)

    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2900 yds/6 min]
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    Good swim with Greg and a new gal Annie.
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