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I swim on a small team (Madison Titans) with 4 regulars and a couple others that can't make the morning workout. On Saturdays and occasional weekdays, I drop by HSA in Huntsville for a swim in the big pool.

  1. 02.28.13 - Thursday workout

    by , February 28th, 2013 at 10:59 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam with Andrey, Dave, Dave and Roger. Andrey got back from Southeasterns. He went 51.39 in the 100 fly to win the 13-14 year old division. He had a good 200 fly as well going 1:58.8. Roger is headed to Indonesia for a couple weeks... and then to spring break for a week. We might see him in mid March sometime. The rest of us are just plugging away. Sprint stuff today followed by a little distance IM work.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    200 IM, 12.5 kick/12.5 swim
    2 rounds of:
    * 4 x 25 SDK - :40 (front, back, front w/ br pullouts, flutter)
    50 Easy

    8 x 25 - :40 odds build, evens @ 200 pace
    50 Easy

    8 x 25 - :45 Burst to 15M, cruise
    50 Easy

    10 Rounds of:
    * 25 free - :30 Up tempo
    * 25 easy - :45
    100 Easy

    4 x 300 - 5:00 (100 AFAP + 200 easy)
    * #1 - 100 broken @ 75 for :15s
    * #2 - 100 broken @ 50 for :15s
    * #3 - 100 broken @ 50 & 75 for :15s
    * #4 - 100 broken @ 25s for :15s

    4 x 50 Scull w/ :10s rest (ended up chatting for a while between these)

    4 x 300 - 4:40 (50 Fly/50 Back/50 Kick/50 Br/50 Fr/50 Kick)

    200 Cool down

    (4950 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  2. 02.27.13 - Wednesday workout

    by , February 27th, 2013 at 11:25 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Danny. Still feeling fairly strong in the water.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    400 Free - 6:00
    300 (3 x 50 Kick/50 Free) - 5:00
    200 IM - 3:00
    100 Fly - 1:30 (made 1:20)
    100 Free - 1:30
    200 IM - 3:00
    300 (3 x 50 Kick/50 Free) - 5:00
    1:00 Rest
    400 IM Timed (5:27)
    Dave said we split the fly on 1:16. I was feeling really strong after the first 50 but hurting on the last 25. Stayed w/ Dave through 50 backstroke and then fell off after that. Probably could have gone faster if I was less aggressive on the fly but 5:27 is pretty good after 1600 yds of other stuff.

    4 x 50 - :45 Stroke/Free, IM Order
    4 x 50 Kick/free - 1:00 IM Order
    4 x 50 - :45 Stroke/Free, IM Order
    4 x 50 Kick - 1:00
    4 x 50 - :45 IM Order
    100 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 100 Free - 1:20
    * 50 Stroke - 1:00
    * 100 Free - 1:20
    * 50 Kick - 1:00
    Did 1:07 to 1:10 on the free

    4 rounds of:
    * 100 IM - 1:30 (Made 1:20-1:24)
    * 50 Kick/Free - :50

    3 rounds of:
    * 25 Stroke - :30, No breath
    * 25 Stroke - :35
    * 25 Stroke - :40
    * 25 Stroke - :45

    (5500 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  3. 02.26.13 - Tuesday speed workout

    by , February 26th, 2013 at 10:49 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Dave. Mostly speed work today. Dave thought up an interesting set at the end to get us over 4000 yds.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    200 IM - 12.5 yds kick/12.5 yds swim (Tried to keep the kick underwater)
    8 x 25 shooters w/ fins - :40 (2 x (front, back, br pullouts, flutter))
    50 Easy
    Not sure what my problem was today but I couldn't make 25 yds w/o a breath on 3 of these.

    8 x 25 - :40 IM Order, odds build, evens @ 200 pace
    50 Easy

    3 x 50 Pull @ 200 pace - 1:05
    3 x 50 Pull @ 200 pace - 1:00
    3 x 50 Pull @ 200 pace - :55
    3 x 50 Pull @ 200 pace - :50
    100 Easy
    Held :29-:30 until the last round. Dave had us pushing :27s on the last round. I was so tired, I was surprised to see so much time under :30.

    20 x 25 kick w/ fins - :40 hard/easy
    200 Easy

    3 x 150 - 2:00 (3 x 25 @ 100 pace w/ :10 rest + 75 @ 200 pace)
    Made the 25s on :14 to :15 and the 75s on :45-:47. These hurt bad.
    200 Easy

    12 x 25 - :30 IM Order x 3

    6 Rounds of:
    * 100 free - 1:20 (1:07s-1:08s)
    * 50 Stroke - 1:00

    200 Cool down

    (4750 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  4. 02.25.13 - Monday workout

    by , February 25th, 2013 at 01:48 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    After practice Saturday morning, my son and I headed off to his friend's birthday at a hunting preserve at a remote area somewhere in North Alabama. It was a manly birthday party. No cake, party hats, birthday songs or party favors... or girls. Just a few 20 gauge and 12 gauge shotguns and a lot of ammunition. I brought my dad's antique side by side 16 gauge shotgun so the kids could get the feel for a real kick. We shot at clays for a couple hours (missing most of them) and had a great time.

    Sunday morning, my shoulder hurt a good bit and I'm sure the recoil didn't do a lot of good for my lower back. That afternoon, we took the kids to the pool. I did about 600 yards of IM stuff when I wasn't ferrying kids across the pool. Decent workout and the shoulder didn't feel too bad.

    This morning, I swam w/ Dave, Dave and Dave. I've got a visible bruise on my shoulder now but it didn't seem to effect my swimming any. Still feeling as strong as last week. That's a good sign as my taper is surely done by now. I think I'm sold on the idea of multiple taper meets each year... even if I'm tapering for a local one day sprint meet.

    SCY

    600 warm up

    6 x 50 - :45 Descended to :32s
    rest
    8 rounds of:
    * 100 Free - 1:10 (made 1:04-1:05)
    * 50 Kick - 1:10
    * 2 x 50 Pull - :50
    100 Easy
    My goal was to push hard on the 50 kick, make :30 to :35 of the pulls and still have enough for a 1:05 next round. Seemed to work well.

    400 timed IM kick - 6:48
    100 Easy

    Choice of 500 free @ 6:00 OR 400 IM @ 5:30 Not a lot of great choices . The sheet said the choice was 6:00 for either but we decided that it would be fair to shave :30s off the 400 IM in order to make it a more interesting choice. I chose the IM anyway and made 5:25. That's one of my best practice times and definitely my best with a drag suit on.

    8 x 50 Kick - 1:00 (IM Order x 2)
    4 rounds of: (IM Order by round)
    * 25 stroke, no breath - :30
    * 25 stroke - :30
    * 2 x 25 stroke - :40
    50 Easy

    200 Timed (2:14)

    200 Cool down

    (5150 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  5. 02.23.13 - Saturday workout

    by , February 23rd, 2013 at 05:05 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, a couple HSA masters and a visitor from Baton Rouge. Swam fairly well at first but faded as the blood donation from yesterday started chipping into my endurance. Brook is back coaching. He was hit by a car on his bike back in November. Its amazing how well he is doing now.

    SCY

    800 IM Easy warmup

    3 x 100 Free - 1:20 (1:10, 1:08, 1:05)
    200 Kick w/ fins
    3 x 200 IM - 3:00 (2:40, 2:40, 2:35)
    200 Kick w/ fins
    3 x 300 - 4:30, Fly/Bk/Br down, free back -> Started hurting on the second of these
    2 x 100 Kick w/ fins
    3 x 400 - 6:00 Free (4:46 - felt strong, 5:40 - hurting, 5:00 - really hurting)
    4 x 50 Kick - :50 (breaststroke)

    4 x 100 Pull - 1:20 (1:08, 1:08, 1:07, 1:05)

    200 Cool down

    (5200 total)
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    Swim Workouts
  6. 02.22.13 - Friday workout

    by , February 22nd, 2013 at 04:06 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Donated apheresis after the workout and discovered a new benefit to shaving. The nurse used excessive tape to hold the tubing to my wrists. It was nice when they removed the tape and it didn't pull off swaths of hair with it. Tape removal turns out to be one of the most painful parts of the whole thing second only to the device that pricks your finger for blood testing. Needles in the arm are not big deal... as long as I don't watch.

    I still appear to have some taper left. The 400 IMs we did today weren't my fastest but they were smooth and I descended them.

    SCY

    650 Warm up

    4 rounds of (Stroke=free, fly, bk, br by round)
    * 3 rounds of:
    ** 2 x 25 - :40 stroke (easy/hard)
    ** 2 x 25 kick - :40 (easy/hard)
    * 400 IM - 6:00 (5:50, 5:40, 5:35, 5:30)

    5 Rounds of:
    * 100 hard free - 1:20 (1:09, 1:10, 1:08, 1:08, 1:05)
    * 50 easy free - :50

    200 Cool down

    (4400 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  7. 02.21.13 - Thursday workout

    by , February 21st, 2013 at 02:40 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Danny. Sprint day! Another of Leslie's workouts. Not as much yardage but hurts just the same.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 x 100 - 2:00, odds IM drill, evens IM kick
    4 x 50 - 1:00 Descend to 200 pace
    50 Easy

    8 x 25 SDK w/ fins - :40 (odds on back, evens on front)
    50 Easy

    8 x 25 IM Order x 2 - :40 burst 15m, cruise
    50 Easy

    3 x (50 stroke Smooth + :10s rest + 25 stroke @ 100 pace + :15s rest + 50 stroke AFAP) - 2:30
    * Did 1 each of fly/back/br
    50 Easy
    3 x (50 Smooth + :10s rest + 25 @ 100 pace + :15s rest + 50 AFAP) - 2:30
    * All three rounds free
    200 Easy

    3 x 25 fly kick w/ fins - :40, hard
    3 x 50 fly kick w/ fins - 1:00, easy
    3 x 75 fly kick w/ fins - 1:45, hard, rest :10s @ each 25
    2 x 100 br kick - 2:00

    200 Cool down

    (3600 Total)
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  8. 02.20.13 - Wednesday workout

    by , February 20th, 2013 at 11:23 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Dave. I'm riding this taper to it's bitter end. Another good day despite wearing a drag suit. Hope it doesn't go away.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    200 Free - 3:00
    4 x 100 - 1:30 Convert free to IM
    1:00 Rest
    8 x 100 Up/Down Fly - 1:30 (:10) Base stroke free, start w/ 100 fly
    8 x 100 Up/Down Fly - 1:30 (:05) Base stroke free
    50 Easy
    Did this a couple weeks ago. Back then, I was happy to recover enough to make it back to 100 fly on #11. Problem was that I missed the interval and barely recovered at by #16. Today, I made 100 fly on #11 with a couple seconds to spare. I held the pace on #12 (75 fly/25 free) and then recovered on #13 (50 fly/50 free). By #15, I was ready to go 100 fly again... and made the interval. And I'm wearing a drag suit now. Starting to wonder if I slightly missed the taper.

    75 fly/225 free - 4:30
    50 fly/250 free - 4:15
    25 fly/275 free - 4:00
    1:15 rest
    300 free - 4:00 (3:37)
    50 Easy

    5 rounds of:
    * 100 Hard pull - 1:20 (1:05s-1:07s)
    * 50 Easy pull - :50

    500 Cool down

    (5350 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  9. 02.19.13 - Tuesday workout

    by , February 19th, 2013 at 12:09 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Danny and Roger. Wore a drag suit today. I'm still a bit tapered and having fun with it while I can.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    6 x 50 - :45 (getting comfortable @ :35 pace)
    50 Easy
    800 Timed, Open turns @ 200s
    2:21, 2:24, 2:22, 2:23 (9:30) Held just over 1:11 w/ a drag suit. I did get some of Roger's draft but he was a good bit ahead of me after the first 200. Got sloppy on 2nd 200 and was missing turns and hitting lane lines with my wide recovery.

    4 rounds of:
    * 250 Kick - 5:00
    * 6 x 50 - 1:00 Odds stroke, evens pull, #5 hard

    200 Cool down

    (4150 Total)
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  10. 02.18.13 - Back to work in the pool

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 12:17 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Dave. With my back hurting still, I was anxious to get a long workout behind me. Swimming helps a lot and the more the better. Plus, why waste my taper on rest?

    SCY

    600 warm up

    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    3 x 100 - 1:20
    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    50 fly/50 free - 1:30
    3 x 100 - 1:20
    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    50 fly/50 free - 1:30
    75 fly/25 free - 1:30
    3 x 100 - 1:20
    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    50 fly/50 free - 1:30
    75 fly/25 free - 1:30
    100 fly - 1:30 (made 1:19 <- that's the taper working!)
    50 easy

    4 x 75 fly/bk/br - 1:20
    10 x 75 25k hard/50 easy - 1:15

    5 x 100 kick - 1:50

    6 x 150 Pull - 2:15 (50bk/50fr/50bk)

    200 Cool down

    (5200 Total)
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  11. 02.17.13 - Auburn meet day 2: managing pain

    by , February 17th, 2013 at 10:24 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    At 1:00 AM this morning, I decided my meet was done. I couldn't sleep because I could only minimize pain. It just hurt no matter what position I was in. It was about time for more ibuprofen so I took it and tried my best to get comfortable. I did sleep because sometime around 4:30 Dave sneaked out of the room to head to Starbucks. I had planned to catch him on the way out so I could ride along and apply some heat to my back from the heated seats in his car. Woke up at 6:00 AM about the time he was getting back in. Everything was painful. Getting out of bed, putting clothes on, going to be bathroom... it all hurt.

    About 7:00 Roger came to the room and we discussed the situation. I've gone to practice Monday mornings before after hurting my back playing soccer. However, that didn't involve swimming @ meet speeds and diving into the pool. And I've never tried swimming with this much pain before. We decided it would be taken one step at a time. First, I'd see if I could get into a racing suit. Then, I'd test things out. Light swimming, followed by some easy flip turns and then hard swimming. I planned to start the 500 from the wall for fear I'd hurt my back worse. They had a physical therapist and a massage table available. I was going to give that a try. Finally, I'd take my next dose of Ibuprofen at 9:00 AM about 40 minutes before the 500 start. If it wasn't meant to happen, I'd just scratch races until I felt I was ready. Roger led a prayer for my healing. At this point, I felt like I needed a miracle just to get into my suit.

    We got to the pool at about 8:30. The heated seats in Dave's car did feel great but getting out of his car didn't. We got our stuff settled in and I went to the locker room for my first test: the swim suit. I got it on surprisingly easily even though I was very ginger about my movements. I jumped into the pool and it felt amazing. All the weight was off my back and the pain just washed away. Took a few strokes and everything was working. Did some easy laps w/ flip turns and absolutely no pain. Did some breaststroke and no pain. Did some strokes of fly and... ok that hurt a little. But I only had 50 fly left and that was at the end of the day. After 1000 yards or so, I got the courage up to go off the blocks once they opened up a lane. I was unable to start like I normally do but I could reach down and grab the block in something that resembled a track start. I pushed off, hit the water perfect and had a smooth entry with no pain. Great! I was already doing things I hadn't planned on doing. I got out of the pool and the pain was back... but not as bad as it was earlier. Took my ibuprofen and headed over to Roger's Christian devotional. Got more prayers from my back. After that, I headed over to the physical therapist. That was 10 minutes I was not wanting to end. Back still hurt but at least I was more relaxed. Back in the pool for some speed tests. I was a bit slower than I wanted to be. Did a couple 50s @ 500 pace and a 100 @ 500 pace. The 100 was a 1:08-1:09. I was looking for 1:07. Did some more easy stuff and got ready to race.

    500 Free
    Seed time: 5:37.54
    Meet time: 5:39.09
    Splits: 1:06.52, 1:08.78, 1:08.65, 1:08.79, 1:06.35

    Start was good even with my awkward stance. It didn't take long for the swimmers around me to start pulling away. I wanted to go with them badly but at this point finishing was a victory in itself. For the first time today, my arms hurt worse than my back. It was a good feeling. I got out of the pool and suddenly felt 100% better. Did a couple hundred cool down and got ready for 200 Br.

    200 Br
    Seed time: 2:34.13
    Meet time: 2:34.24
    Splits: 35.59, 39.62, 39.45, 39.58

    This start was much better and I was flexible enough to do a normal track start. I might have chased a faster swimmer in the lane next to me a bit too much on the first 50 but held a consistent pace throughout. I really didn't think about it too much. I was still hoping to just finish. Holding my time from last year was a bonus as far as I was concerned. No cool down or warm up for 200 back.

    At this point, I had 200 back and 200 IM left. I knew I could finish the day since the backstroke start would have little risk of injury. I could gut out the 200 IM if something went wrong and I hurt my back again on that dive. It was all downhill and I was determined to finish this meet.

    200 Back
    Seed time: 3:00
    Meet time: 2:41.39
    Splits: 40.44, 40.52, 41.01, 39.42

    Turned out that ekw was in my heat, two lanes over. My plans to cruise this event were suddenly cut short. This was the swimming equivalent to challenging people to drag races in a stock ford pinto but I was going to try. I didn't do too bad but Ellen beat me anyway. Next year! Even worse, I lost by a second to the person closest to me in the high point trophy race. And he and I both were in the 200 IM. I didn't know the exact point difference but I knew it would be really close if I didn't win the 200 IM. He was seeded 5 seconds ahead of me and one heat after mine. I decide that if I was going to lose, I'd make sure he had to do a lot better than his seed time to beat me. Obviously, I was feeling better much better as my priorities had changed from managing pain to racing for points.

    200 IM
    Seed time: 2:35
    Meet time: 2:22.58!
    Splits: 31.06, 40.87, 38.48, 32.17

    Great finish for the weekend! It was fast enough by about 12 seconds for high point. I thought I had a 2:25 in me but didn't think 2:22 was possible. Took an easy 200 IM cool down.

    So, I finished the brute squad meet. 1650, 200 fly, 200 free, 400 IM, 500 free, 200 br, 200 bk, 200 IM. It was fun despite my challenges. The one thing I missed was swimming more breaststroke events. It felt weird to watch waves of 50 and 100 br heats to pass by without me getting ready to join one. Not sure if I'll do this again but I enjoyed every race. I had the strength to compete in them and recovered sufficiently to get ready for the next.

    As usual, the meet was well run. AMS always puts on a top-notch even in a really fast pool. Great to meet all the forumites that were at the meet. Seeing all of you and your achievements despite your own struggles was awesome. Thanks to my teammates that encouraged and prayed for me throughout the weekend. I couldn't find a better team. Look forward to next year!

    Updated February 17th, 2013 at 10:32 PM by pmccoy

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    Masters Swim Meets / Events
  12. 02.16.13 - Auburn meet blog

    by , February 16th, 2013 at 02:22 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Events for today:

    1650 free
    200 fly
    200 free
    400 I'm

    Warmed up for the 1650:

    500 build
    4 rounds of:
    * 25 no breath - :40
    * 50 free @ 1650 pace - 1:00
    3 x 100 free @ 1650 pace - 2:00

    (1100 total)

    Couple forumites are here: ekw, Elaine, swimosaur... probably a couple more.
  13. 02.15.13 - Friday taper double

    by , February 15th, 2013 at 10:12 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Settled in @ Auburn and headed to the pool w/ Roger, Danny, Dave and Teresa. Met our new teammate Pat. Did some light stuff mostly getting used to pool markings.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    2 x 50 - ??

    100 @ 1650 Pace (1:09)

    200 Cool down

    (800 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  14. 02.15.13 - Friday workout

    by , February 15th, 2013 at 11:53 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Dave this morning. Pretty light workout again.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    2 x 50 - 1:30 Fly, Br @ 200 pace

    200 free @ 1650 pace (2:17 - a bit faster than I wanted)

    100 Cool down

    (1000 Total)

    I think we are going to make a quick visit to the pool tonight and then get some rest for tomorrow.
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  15. 02.14.13 - Thursday workout

    by , February 14th, 2013 at 05:24 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Light stuff today w/ a couple sprints. Feeling much stronger and I'm no longer sore from piling on the miles.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 x 50 Fly - 1:45 (:37, :35, :31, :32)

    100 Easy

    16 x 25 - :40 Swim Easy/Swim Hard/Kick Easy/Kick hard

    50 Fly from dive (0:30.15 )

    (1350 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  16. 02.13.13 - Wed. taper: getting psyched up or psyched out

    by , February 13th, 2013 at 01:09 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Quick swim w/ everyone on the team named Dave today. Just a warm-up and a couple sprints. Psych sheets came out for the Auburn meet this weekend. Despite an increased attendance from last year, there aren't as many swimmers in my age group this year. Some of the really fast swimmers have aged up. Most in my age group seem content to battle it out in the 50s and 100s where I'm happier in the distance events. So, I'm really more focused this year on dropping time since I don't have any 40-44 competitors in most of my heats. I'm really concerned that I'm not a whole lot faster than last year. On the other hand, taper has gone pretty well. I'm ready to go.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 x 50 Br - 1:30 (Made :35 on the last one)

    4 rounds of:
    * 25 Easy stroke - :40
    * 25 Hard stroke - :40 (no breath)
    * 25 Easy kick - :40
    * 25 hard kick - :40

    200 Medley relay (Br - 33.5)
    200 Free relay (27.5)

    Breaststroke wasn't too bad. Was hoping for a little quicker on the free split.

    50 Cool down

    (1350 total)
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    Swim Workouts
  17. 02.12.13 - Tuesday workout

    by , February 13th, 2013 at 12:14 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Roger and Danny. Light day. Going to really cut back for the rest of the week.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    8 x 50 - :40, No breath
    50 Easy

    4 Rounds of:
    * 50 Drill - 1:00
    * 25 Hard - 1:00

    4 Rounds of:
    * 50 Drill - 1:00
    * 50 Hard kick - 1:00 (1:00 Rest before last kick)

    200 Medley relay (2:07 - I did the breaststroke leg)

    200 Free Timed (2:01, broken @50s for 10 seconds)

    (2000 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  18. 02.11.13 - Monday workout

    by , February 11th, 2013 at 10:47 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Rested most of yesterday with back problems. I seem to be much better now. Swam this morning with Dave, Dave, Dave, Roger and Danny.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    6 x 25 Sprint from dive to 15m, cruise - lots of rest

    8 x 25 kick - :40 easy/hard

    2 x 100 IM - 4:00 easy/hard

    16 x 25 - :40 IM Order (Easy/no breath/kick easy/kick hard for each stroke)

    200 IM Timed - Rest :10 @ Each 50. (2:27)
    I think I could have gone faster. Didn't feel like a 100% effort.

    50 Easy & out

    (2150 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  19. 02.09.13 - Saturday workout

    by , February 10th, 2013 at 11:10 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam at HSA w/ Dave, Dave, Dave and a few others. We more or less followed the workout give to us but truncated it and took it very easy. Dave knocked out a 1:06.5 100 fly inspiring me to do a really hard 200 broken breaststroke.

    SCY

    400 Choice
    3 x 100 free - 1:30, descend (1:18, 1:12, 1:07)
    4 x 50 Kick w/ fins - 1:00
    4 x 25 - :30 easy/hard

    200 Kick w/ fins
    4 x 75 - 25 easy, 25 drill, 25 hard, IM Order
    200 Br kick
    50 Easy

    200 Timed Br, :10s rest @ each 50 (2:37) - about where I thought I would be. 1st 2 50s were fairly easy. 2nd two were painful. I was going a little late because Dave was calling my sendoffs from a different clock than i was looking at. Probably closer to 2:32-2:34 w/ :11s-:12s rest.

    150 Easy

    (2100 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  20. 02.08.13 - Friday workout

    by , February 8th, 2013 at 03:47 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Feeling somewhat demotivated about blogging my taper. Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Danny, Roger and Meredith. Meredith got to swim hard since she isn't tapering. Never thought I'd be jealous of someone swimming a long hard fly set. Yesterday, we truncated a workout from the HIT forums. Lots of 25s on 40 or so. I think we did about 2000 yards.

    Today, we did a broken 500. I did better than I thought I would. After 2 days of light workouts, I'm starting to recover a bit. Hopefully it will continue over the next few days.

    SCY

    600 Warm up
    Splashed around, practiced turns for a while.

    6 x 50 - :50
    2:00 Rest
    500 Hard, broken @ 50s, rest :10s
    Did 5:27. Hope that simulates what I can do in Auburn. I'd be really happy w/ anything under 5:30. On the 9th or so 50, lactic acid started building up pretty bad but the 50s were fairly smooth and I was able to hold :32 to :33 fairly easily.

    100 Easy

    4 rounds of (IM Order by round):
    * 2 x 50 Stroke - :40 easy/hard
    * 2 x 50 kick - :40 easy/hard

    Called times out for Roger's broken 400 IM and out.

    (1900 total - probably did a bit more)

    Updated February 8th, 2013 at 05:45 PM by pmccoy

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    Swim Workouts
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