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  1. 06.25.13 - Tuesday workout

    by , June 25th, 2013 at 10:26 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Sam. I haven't gotten the post-taper improvement I was hoping for. I'm still a little tapered and swimming faster but I'm wearing out quickly. It's not quite like last taper even though I pretty much did everything the same.

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    600 Warm up

    4 x 100 - 1:30 Convert Free -> IM
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (1st 25 kick, 4th 25 kick, 1st 50 kick, 2nd 25 kick)
    4 x 75 - 1:10 1st 25 fly
    50 Easy - 2:00

    4 x 100 - 1:25
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (1st 25 kick, 4th 25 kick, 1st 50 kick, 2nd 25 kick)
    4 x 75 - 1:10 1st 25 back
    50 Easy - 2:00

    4 x 100 - 1:25
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (1st 25 kick, 4th 25 kick, 1st 50 kick, 2nd 25 kick)
    4 x 75 - 1:10 1st 25 fly
    50 Easy - 2:00

    4 x 100 - 1:25
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (1st 25 kick, 4th 25 kick, 1st 50 kick, 2nd 25 kick)
    4 x 75 - 1:10 1st 25 back

    No cool down .

    (5050 Total)
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  2. 06.24.13 - Monday workout

    by , June 24th, 2013 at 03:56 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and my son. Back to the daily grind. Still had some taper to enjoy this morning. I got further on this workout than I normally do:

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    600 warm up

    200 IM - 3:15/ 200 IM Kick - 3:45
    200 IM - 3:10/ 200 IM Kick - 3:40
    200 IM - 3:05/ 200 IM Kick - 3:35
    200 IM - 3:00/ 200 IM Kick - 3:30
    50 Easy

    200 IM - 2:55/ 200 IM Kick - 3:25
    200 IM - 2:50/ 200 IM Kick - 3:20
    200 IM - 2:45/ 200 IM Kick - 3:15
    200 IM - 2:40/ 200 IM Kick - 3:10
    50 Easy
    First round wasn't too bad. I switched to breaststroke kick for the second round. made 2:40 but couldn't kick hard enough to make the 3:10. Ended up throwing on fins and coasting through to the end.

    200 IM Timed (3:0?) Had to abort when my calf and foot simultaneously cramped on the fly. Tried to swim it off but after 25 yards, it kept getting worse. Stretched out really quickly on the wall and then finished as strong as I could.

    200 Cool down

    (4300 Total)
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  3. 06.19.13 - Tuesday/Wednesday workouts

    by , June 19th, 2013 at 05:10 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam yesterday w/ Dave C and my son. Dave took today off. Yesterday, I swam about 2000 yards. Started w/ some underwater sdks w/ fins followed by some hard kick to 15m and finally some hard swims to 15m. Lots of rest inbetween. At the end, I did a 100 br broken at the 50. Went 37.5/37.5 for a 1:15. Not too good. I should be doing :35's. Maybe I'll be better w/o the drag suit this weekend.

    Today, I did a bit less yardage:

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    600 Warm up

    8 x 50 - 1:30 Underwater sdk w/ fins down/easy back
    50 Easy

    6 x 50 - 1:30 2x(Fly/Br/Fr) sprint to 15m, cruise
    50 Easy

    100 Free broken @ 50 for :10s (:56 - :28/:28) Not completely sure about this. My son took the times and I think he was being generous with the clock. It was probably closer to :29s or :29.5s. I'll take it as a confidence builder though.

    200 Cool down

    (1700 Total)
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  4. 06.17.13 - Monday workout

    by , June 17th, 2013 at 10:50 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ my son and Dave C next to Dave B and Sam. Felt pretty bad today. That's either my 6th day taper blues or from working on my car last night. Either way, I wasn't quite as fast today.

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    600 Warm up

    8 x 50 Kick w/ fins - 1:15, 25 SDK Fast/25 easy
    50 Easy

    8 x 25 - :45, drag start, 12.5 fast, snappy turn, 12.5 easy
    50 Easy

    8 x 50 - 1:30, down hard, back easy, focus on good turns

    Broken 100 Fly (1:10 - :34.5, :35.5) Not terrible but I think I can do better than this. Really hurt on the last 10 yards.

    200 Cool down

    (2000 total)
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  5. 06.14.13 - Friday workout

    by , June 14th, 2013 at 12:22 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave C next to Dave, Dave and Sam.

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    600 Warm up

    8 x 25 - :45, no breath, 1st 4 SDK w/ fins, 2nd 4 stroke
    50 Easy

    8 x 50 - 1:30, burst to 15m + cruise + easy, various strokes
    50 Easy

    8 x 50 - 1:30 Kick, burst to 15m + cruise + easy, 1st 4 no fins, 2nd 4 w/ fins
    50 Easy

    8 x 25 - 1:00, odds easy, evens hard stroke from dive
    100 Easy

    200 Free broken @ 50s - 2:02 (:30, :30, :31, :31)
    In Feb, I did 2:01 w/o a drag suit and ended up at 2:02.5 for my meet time. My 2:02 today was with a drag suit and the third 50 was pretty awful. I think this is good but I'm not as positive about improvement as I am w/ the 200 IM.

    200 Cool down

    (2450 Total)
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  6. 06.13.13 - Thursday workout

    by , June 13th, 2013 at 04:07 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger, Dave, Dave and Sam. More taper. Had a great broken 200 IM. Mostly tried to stay with the workout that everyone else did except I cut their distance in less than half and increased my speed. E.g. they did a bunch of 400s while I did a 25 and waited for them to pass me before I pushed off again. It wasn't ideal but it worked and I mostly stayed out of Sam's way.

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    600 Warm up

    6 x 25 Shooters ~ 1:00
    50 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 25 kick fly - :45, fast
    * 50 Kick - 1:00, 25 fast fly/25 easy br
    * 25 kick back - :50, fast
    * 50 kick - 1:00, 25 fast back/25 easy br
    * 25 kick br - :55, fast

    2 Rounds of:
    * 50 fly - :45, 25 fast/25 easy free
    * 25 fly - 1:00, fast
    * 50 bk - :50, 25 fast/25 easy free
    * 25 bk - 1:00, fast
    * 50 Br - :55, 25 fast/25 easy free
    50 Easy

    6 x 25 - 15m burst, cruise ~ 1:00
    6 x 25 - odds hard stroke, evens 15m hard stroke from dive ~1:00
    6 x 25 - odds easy free, evens hard stroke from dive ~ 1:00
    50 Easy

    Broken 200 IM - 2:22 (32.5, 39.5, 39, 31)
    Close to my feb meet time of 2:22.5 (31, 41, 38.5, 32). Before the feb meet, I did a broken 200 IM during my taper and went 2:27. That was without a drag suit. Today, I wore my drag suit. I was really happy w/ how strong I was able to finish. That and I'm splitting the IM a lot more evenly now due to a stronger backstroke leg.

    50 Easy

    200 Cool down

    (~2700 total - more than I wanted to do)
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  7. 06.12.13 - Wednesday workout

    by , June 12th, 2013 at 12:43 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave next to Dave, Dave and Sam. Dave C and I are Tapering for the Alabama State games next Saturday so we went with a different workout. There aren't a lot of Master's meets close to us (within about 100 miles) and I wanted to do a mid-year taper. So, this was it. Here's what I'm swimming:

    200 Free
    50 Free
    200 IM
    100 Breaststroke
    100 Fly
    100 Free

    Most of these I don't normally swim and I've never competed in the 100 fly. So, this is kind of a fun experimentation meet. As an extra bonus, I get to swim on my kid's Madison Dolphins team. I'm definitely looking forward to that part of the meet. We have 5 adults swimming on the team and 45 kids. It should be a lot of fun.

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    600 Warm up

    6 x 25 Shooters ~ 1:00 2 back, 2 front, 2 flutter
    6 x 25 Blast 15m, cruise ~ 1:00, Fly/Br/Fr
    100 Easy

    6 x 25 - 1:00 Fly/Br/Fr, sprint
    100 Easy

    10 x 25 - 1:00 IM Order, hard
    100 Easy

    100 Free as 75 Free + :15 rest + 25 Free
    ~1:45 Rest
    100 Free as 50 Free + :15 rest + 50 Free
    ~1:45 Rest
    100 Free as 50 Free + :15 rest + 25 Free + :15 rest + 25 Free
    ~1:45 Rest
    100 Free as 25 Free + :15 rest + 25 Free + :15 rest + 25 Free + :15 rest + 25 Free
    100 Easy

    4 x 50 kick - 1:15, blast to 15m, cruise
    4 x 50 kick w/ fins - 1:15, blast to 15m, cruise

    200 Cool down

    (2500 Total)
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  8. 06.11.13 - Tuesday workout

    by , June 12th, 2013 at 12:02 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Sam and Dave.

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    600 Warm up

    4 Rounds of:
    * 25 Fly/50 free - 1:10
    * 50 Fly/25 free - 1:10
    * 75 Fly - 1:10
    100 Easy
    My fly hasn't be clicking lately (probably because of my back) so this kind of hurt. I did make it but not quite as easily as I usually do.

    4 x 75 Free - 1:10
    4 x 75 Free - 1:05
    4 x 75 Free - 1:00
    4 x 75 Pull - 1:10 (Swim 100 on 1st and last 75s)
    4 x 75 Pull - 1:05 (Swim 100 on last 75)
    4 x 75 Pull - 1:00 (Swim 100 on last 75 -1:01)
    100 Easy

    12 x 100 Up/down kick - 1:40 (:10)

    100 Free Timed (1:02)

    100 Cool down

    (5000 Total)
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  9. 06.10.13 - Monday workout

    by , June 10th, 2013 at 11:38 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Roger and Sam. Dave C and Ray did some work w/ us as well. My blogs are getting delayed due to work. That and I'm rebuilding my car's engine. Fortunately, they aren't eating into my swimming time yet.

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    600 Warm up

    8 x 100 Up/Down Fly - 1:30 (:10) -> Got up to 75 fly once and fell apart after that.
    4 x 50 Fly - 1:00 easy/hard

    8 x 100 Up/Down Fly - 1:40 (:10) -> Started off w/ 50 fly/50 free and alternated the rest 75 fly/25 free with 100 fly.
    4 x 50 Back - 1:00 easy/hard

    8 x 100 Up/Down Kick - 1:40 (:05) -> did br kick to recover some
    4 x 50 Free - :50 easy/hard

    4 x 100 Up/Down Back - 1:40 (:05)
    4 x 100 Up/Down Breast - 1:40 (:05)
    4 x 50 Free - :50 easy/hard

    100 Cool down

    (4700 Total)
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  10. 06.08.13 - Saturday workout

    by , June 9th, 2013 at 07:58 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Mary at the HSV Nat. Matt coached.

    LCM

    600 Warm up

    2 rounds of:
    * 4 x 150 Pull - 2:30 Descend (2:05->1:50ish)
    * 4 x 100 Free - 1:45 Descend (1:25->1:17)

    4 rounds of:
    * 4 x 50 Kick, no board or fins :10 ri
    * :40 rest
    * 200 Choice stroke, 1st 100 Fast, 2nd 100 Brisk
    * :40 rest
    On the first 200, I did breaststroke. Next two were backstroke. Admittedly, I picked backstroke because a hard 100 lcm short axis stroke followed by a not quite so hard 100 lcm short axis stroke wasn't too appealing to me. But, I sucked it up for the final 200 and swam it fly. The first 50 was smooth and fast but whatever rhythm I had found on that 50 left me for the second. Ended up doing more survival fly for the last 100 but I made it.

    200 Cool down

    (4300m Total)
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  11. 06.07.13 - Friday workout

    by , June 7th, 2013 at 06:38 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Roger and Sam. Back is feeling better but I'm still not 100%. Put a cylinder head back on my car last night. That wasn't the best thing for me but I need to get the car running again.

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    600 Warm-up

    4 Rounds of:
    * 50 Fastest kick/50 slowest stroke - 1:40
    * 50 #2 kick/50 #3 stroke - 1:40
    * 50 #3 kick/50 #2 stroke - 1:40
    * 50 slowest kick/50 fastest stroke - 1:40
    50 Easy

    5 Rounds of:
    * 100 IM - 1:30 (did 1:23s mostly)
    * 100 Free - 1:30 (1:10-1:12, last on 1:07)

    6 Rounds of:
    * 50 Scull w/ paddles - 1:10
    * 100 Hard pull - 1:20

    4 x 25 - :40, no breath
    4 x 25 - :35, kick
    4 x 25 - :30, IM Order
    4 x 25 - :25, stroke
    4 x 25 - :20, free

    200 Cool down

    (4450 Total)
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  12. 06.06.13 - Thursday workout

    by , June 7th, 2013 at 06:31 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Sam.

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    600 Warm up

    4 Rounds of:
    * 25 Kick - :30
    * 25 Fly/25 Free - :45
    * 25 Kick/25 Fly/25 Free - 1:15
    * 25 Back/75 Free - 1:30
    * 100 Free - 1:25
    * 100 Free - 1:20
    * 100 Free - 1:15
    50 Easy

    5 x 200 IM - 3:30
    50 Easy

    50 Kick - 1:00
    100 Stroke - 2:00
    200 IM - 3:00
    300 Free - 4:00
    200 IM - 3:00
    100 Stroke - 2:00
    50 Kick - 1:00

    100 Cool down

    (5000 Total)

    Updated June 7th, 2013 at 06:39 PM by pmccoy

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  13. 06.05.13 - Wednesday workout

    by , June 5th, 2013 at 03:48 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Back still hurts. My wife is threatening a dr appt. I really don't want to go that route but improvement has been slower than I like. In the pool it isn't so bad. I feel better swimming hard in the pool than I do laying around in bed.

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    600 Warm up

    8 x 50 Pull - :50 2 easy/2 hard
    100 Stroke - 2:00
    8 x 50 Kick w/ fins - :50
    2 x 100 Stroke - 2:00
    8 x 50 IM Order - :50
    2 x 200 IM - 3:00
    8 x 50 Pull - :50 2 easy/2 hard
    100 Stroke - 2:00
    200 IM - 3:00
    300 Free - 4:00
    8 x 50 Kick w/ fins - :50
    100 Stroke - 2:00
    200 IM - 3:00
    300 Free - 4:00
    ~2:00 Rest
    400 Timed Free (4:46)

    100 Cool down

    (5000 Total)
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  14. 06.04.13 - Tuesday workout

    by , June 4th, 2013 at 05:06 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave. Our first newly laminated workout sheet has vanished so we had to skip to workout #5. This one had lots of fly but the intervals weren't too bad. With a great deal of help, I was able to remove the cylinder head from my car last night. It was a complicated job but not as bad as the mechanics that were quoting me astronomical estimates made it out to be. This wasn't a good job for someone with a bad back and I don't look forward to putting everything back together in my condition. This morning, I was smarter and came to the pool armed with ibuprofen. I still don't have the flexibility I'm used to but I can do flip turns and swim fly now.

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    600 Warm up

    2 Rounds of:
    * 25 Fly - :30 / 25 Free - :30
    * 50 Fly - 1:00 / 50 Free - 1:00
    * 50 Fly/50 Free - 2:00
    * 150 IM (75 Fly/25 bk/25 br/25 fr) - 2:30
    * 100 Fly/100 Free - 3:00
    * 200 IM (125 Fly/25 bk/25 br/25 fr) - 3:30
    * 300 IM (150 Fly/50 bk/50 br/50 fr) - 5:30
    * 175 Fly - 3:00
    * 175 Free - 2:30
    * 200 Fly - 4:00
    * 200 Free - 3:00
    * 50 Easy (Skipped on second iteration due to time)

    10 x 50 Pull - :45 2 easy/2 hard

    (4850 Total)
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  15. 06.03.13 - Monday workout

    by , June 3rd, 2013 at 05:49 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Roger. Hurt my back pretty bad on Saturday and it was still painful this morning. I had no flexibility and flip-turns as well as any undulation hurt. Pretty much kept to freestyle and breaststroke but was able to do some fly near the end.

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    800 Warm up

    4 Rounds of:
    * 25 fly/50 Free - 1:10
    * 50 fly/25 Free - 1:10
    * 75 fly - 1:10
    50 Easy
    Didn't do any fly. Took it easy and mixed pull with free.

    16 x 100 - 1:40 Up/Down kick (:10)
    50 Easy
    Pushed a little harder here but kept open turns and mixed in some sculling when the kick began hurting.

    6 Rounds of:
    * 25 Kick/25 stroke (br) - :50
    * 50 stroke - :50 (alternate back/fly)

    100 Fly/50 Kick/100 Fly -> out of time

    (4250 Total)
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  16. 06.01.13 - Saturday workout

    by , June 1st, 2013 at 09:41 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Tess next to Tucker, Bob and Bob. Tucker got about a 600m head start on me. I eventually caught up by keeping my speed up and using shorter rest intervals. About the time I caught up, he left but Bob and Bob had joined him and Dave and Tess were getting in synch with what I was doing. The problem with pushing hard to catch up is that you get worn out. Tess led the lane which helps out but she is a good bit faster than me and was pushing a tough interval. I hung in as long as I could and switched to pull when I couldn't keep up.

    LCM

    200 Free
    200 Bk/Br
    200 Free

    200 Kick w/ Fins
    200 Pull
    4 x 100 - 1:30
    200 Kick w/ Fins
    200 Pull
    4 x 100 Free down/IM Order back - 1:45

    8 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    4 x 100 Free - 1:30
    200 Pull

    4 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    100 Free - 1:30
    4 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    200 Free - 3:00
    4 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    300 Pull - 4:30

    300 IM, No Free
    4 x 50 Free - 1:00
    200 IM
    2 x 100 - 1:45
    100 IM
    200 Cool down

    (5600m Total)
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  17. 05.31.13 - Friday workout

    by , May 31st, 2013 at 11:20 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Both are back and all is well again with the team. Dave brought with him 88 laminated 5k workouts. Our previous ones were lost probably to an end of year swim team box purge. So, we started back at #1 today:

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    600 Warm up

    4 x 100 - 1:30
    4 x 100 - 1:25
    4 x 100 - 1:20
    4 x 100 - 1:15
    50 Easy
    Made these fairly easily and felt like I was warmed up just right for the next set:

    1650 Timed (20:53) Open turns on 300s, negative split
    3:48, 3:47, 3:46, 3:48, 3:50 - not quite a negative split. Apparently, I wasn't feeling as great as I had thought. Not sure if I'm just tired or if this is a stroke problem. I wasn't feeling that great yesterday either.
    50 Easy

    4 x 100 - 1:30 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 25 kick fly
    4 x 100 IM (2:00, 2:00, 1:50, 1:40)
    4 x 100 - 1:30 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 25 kick free
    50 Easy

    100 Timed free - 1:03 We don't do these a lot. Speed felt good. I need to kick more.

    200 Cool down

    (5100 Total)
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  18. 05.30.13 - Thursday workout

    by , May 30th, 2013 at 10:14 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Sam and Roger. There were no Daves at the pool. Speed was not there today. I struggled through all of this even though I made most of the intervals.

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    600 Warm up

    5 x 200 Free: Odds - 2:40, evens - 2:30

    5 x (100 IM/100 Free) - 2:45
    100 easy

    4 Rounds of:
    * 25 Best kick/75 worst stroke - 1:30
    * 25 #2 kick/75 #3 stroke - 1:30
    * 25 #3 kick/75 #2 stroke - 1:30
    * 25 Worst kick/75 best stroke - 1:30
    * :30 Rest (Mostly catch-up time for me... I was lagging about :10s back)

    12 x 50 Pull - :45, 2 easy/2 hard

    50 Pull w/ Starfleet Paddles. Roger brought these and let me try them out. They certainly aren't the same as the trash can lids I strap on to my hands for normal pull sets but they give some extra pull. Probably more like sprint paddles. They make strange eddies that wash past your legs after the paddle exits.

    100 Cool down

    (5050 Total)
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  19. 05.29.13 - Wednesday workout

    by , May 29th, 2013 at 10:16 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Sam. We've had some changes this week. First, the swim team comes in at 7:00 so out time is more limited. Usually Dave and I stretch the workout to a little over 5K with some easier swims but we go way past 7:00. Can't really do that anymore. If we want a 5k workout, we have to pick up the pace. Second, the pool temp has dropped drastically. For pretty much the entire winter/spring, they kept it at 86 minimum. Suddenly, it is 82-84. No complaints from me and it has allowed me to swim longer without wearing out so much. Sam is getting back in shape quickly. I can't even keep up with his breaststroke anymore. He was doing backstroke on a lot of our main sets today and staying ahead of my freestyle. But, he swims in college and is in his early 20s. I'm in my mid 40s. I'm happy I was able to keep up while it lasted.

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    600 Warm up

    10 x 100 - 1:20 (held 1:15s)
    2:00 Rest
    5 Rounds of:
    * 3 x 100 - 1:20
    * 1 x 100 - 1:15
    50 Easy
    10 x 100 - 1:15, #4 and #8 on 1:20

    12 x 50 - :50, IM Order

    200 Cool down

    (5450 Total)

    Updated May 29th, 2013 at 11:33 AM by pmccoy

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  20. 05.25.13 - Saturday workout

    by , May 25th, 2013 at 03:15 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Mary and Carolyn. Eventually we got moved into a lane w/ Tess, Bob and someone else. I generally led the lane until near the end.

    LCM

    400 Warm up
    200 Kick
    200 Pull
    400 IM, Drill down, swim back

    8 x 150, Odds kick/drill/swim IM Order, evens 50 Kick/100 Free

    2 x 50 Free
    2 x 100 Free
    2 x 150 Free
    2 x 200 Free

    6 x 100 Pull

    200 Free/200 IM
    150 Free/150 Fly/Bk/Br
    100 Free/100 Fly/Bk
    50 Free/50 Br

    300 Cool down

    (5300m Total)
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