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Mixing it up this year

I really like my toys and will continue to use them. The mix will be both distance and sprints. My focus for this year is to maintain my 200 fly time.

  1. Very tired today

    by , May 5th, 2015 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After a day of heavy fruit I just had no energy today. I have to admit I really do better after high protien days or mixed protein/fruit/veggie days. This is week 6 of whatching what I eat. Bread is a no no for me. I just hate that I can't have it without my sugar getting too high in the mornings.

    Today I did my long swim and it was more relaxed rather than pushed. Went 3750.

    Oh well.
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  2. Not a bad meet

    by , May 4th, 2015 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This meet was just ok. Considering my diet and weightlifting this week I am not surprised that my times were just so so. I accomplished what I wanted which was to motivate two of my older girls to beat me. They did finally.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:23's
    200 free easy
    200 fly in 3:34
    100 free easy
    400 free kick w/zoomers
    100 free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  3. Race Day, just did a mild warmup this morning for workout

    by , May 1st, 2015 at 07:50 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Nice and easy. I did work on my backstroke turns some too.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy
    500 free easy w/15m back into and out of the turns at race pace
    200 free kick w/zoomers


    Total 2200 meters
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  4. Meet tomorrow so easy today

    by , April 30th, 2015 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did swim easy yesterday but did not have time to post it. Today was just an easy day. Swimming the 400 Free tomorrow evening.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy nice and loose went 1:30, 1:29, 1:29, 1:25, 1:25, 1:25, 1:25, 1:23, 1:23, 1:23
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2500 yards
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  5. A quick easy set today

    by , April 28th, 2015 at 07:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Nothing hard just feel the water.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:27, 1:25, 1:24, 1:22, 1:22
    200 back easy
    5x100@2:00 free w/snorkel kick to first red line then swim w/6 beat kick
    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2500 yards
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  6. Much better distance swim today

    by , April 27th, 2015 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Did my 1 hour swim. I was late so warm down was short. Felt strong and did much better than my previous 2 mondays. 3925 yards averaging 1:31 per 100.

    Total 4100 yards with the warm down.
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  7. This was a really tough one today

    by , April 24th, 2015 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    We swam the entire workout on a 1:40 per 100 interval, which for me is challenging. Especially for warmup. The entire workout was with paddles and bouy, my favorite toys!

    8x100@1:40 free
    8x50@:50 free
    8x25@:25 free
    1 min rest

    100@1:40 free
    150@2:30 free
    200@3:20 free
    50 free drill
    1 min rest

    100@1:40 free
    150@2:30 free
    200@3:20 free
    50 free drill
    1 min rest

    200@3:20 free
    150@2:30 free
    100@1:40 free
    50 free drill
    1 min rest

    200@3:20 free
    150@2:30 free
    100@1:40 free
    50 free drill

    100 free EZ

    Total 3500 meters
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  8. I thought this as supposed to be an easy day

    by , April 23rd, 2015 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    With tomorrow being long course with the fast crew I was trying to make this an easy practice. Oh well..

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:29, 1:29, 1:27, 1:26, 1:26, 1:24, 1:23, 1:21, 1:21, 1:22
    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate
    300 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick
    200 free EASY

    Total 3000 yards
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  9. YUCK, YUCK, YUCK

    by , April 21st, 2015 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am in that not going to nationals yucky mode. I had a major project at work and am not allowed time off till it is over. I so don't want to be here.

    To find encouragement I'll just listen to beach music to remind me I am going to Hawaii for the Waikiki Rough Water Swim this year! There is hope after this project.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@3:30 free w/paddles & bouy moderate
    3x200@4:00 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  10. Another distance swim

    by , April 20th, 2015 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    THis one was just like last Monday. Same distance done. Still on the Fast Metabolism Revolution program, have lost 10 pounds, sleeping thru the night now, blood sugar is now under control. No longer in prediabetic state.

    The only thing I am finding is that my strength is not as good as it was but I will sacrifice for a while to lose some weight.

    60 minute swim went 3750
    250 free EZ
    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 4300 yards
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  11. Rough one and I pushed

    by , April 17th, 2015 at 07:39 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a tough LCM one.

    500 free
    300 free as 50 kick/50 drill/50 swim
    200 free pull w/paddles & bouy
    100 EZ
    4x100@1:40 free w/paddles & bouy
    300 free every 3rd 25 fly
    8x50@:50 free w/paddles & bouy
    300 free every 3rd 25 back
    16x25@:25 odds free evens fly
    300 free EZ
    2x150 free

    3500 meters
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  12. Another easy day I thought

    by , April 16th, 2015 at 07:46 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Tried for an easy day because tomorrow is going to be try to keep up with the guys.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@:50 free w/paddles & bouy
    200 torque drill w/paddles, snorkel & bouy
    200 angel arm fly w/snorkel
    200 fly scull drill w/zoomers
    200 1 arm fly
    200 fly in 3:35
    500 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  13. A Backstroke kind of day

    by , April 15th, 2015 at 10:41 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Wanted to take it easy today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles
    5x100@2:00 free to back
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@2:00 free w/snorkle

    Total 3000 yards
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  14. Much better swim today

    by , April 14th, 2015 at 07:16 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Intended to swim easy today but swam much better than expected.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:26, 1:26, 1:25, 1:24, 1:23, 1:22, 1:21, 1:20, 1:19, 1:19 talk about a descending set that was unintentional
    500 free kick w/zoomers fast
    200 1 arm fly
    200 free w/snorkle
    100 back EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Not a good one today

    by , April 13th, 2015 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I think the fast metabolism program I am on has definitily helped with my insomnia, blood sugar and weight, but it is killiing my swimming. I only have a few more weeks of this then hopefully I can regain some of my strength.

    1 hour swim only went 3750, started out too slow. Might need to do this on a Tuesday or Wednesday rather than after my day off. I am thankful for my Garmin watch doing all the counting for me.

    250 kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    Total 4200 yards
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  16. Another easy one .... Not

    by , April 9th, 2015 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was supposed to be another easy one and I tried. I really tried but...

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    100@2:00 IM
    200@4:00 IM
    400@8:00 IM
    200@4:00 IM
    100@2:00 IM
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free

    Total 3000 yards
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  17. Supposed to be an easy day today

    by , April 8th, 2015 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am doing the Fast Metabolism Revolution program right now and training every day is not what I am supposed to do but I am just adding an extra snack or two each day to account for all the yardage I do.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@3:30 free w/paddles & bouy moderate
    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate
    5x100@1:50 free w/snorkel maintain 6 beat kick went a little fast on these

    Total 3000 yards
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  18. Sprint set today

    by , April 7th, 2015 at 07:19 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I don't do sprint sets most of the time but decided to push some.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    5xthru
    100@2:00 Free sprint went 1:19, 1:18, 1:18, 1:17, 1:16
    200@5:00 Free EZ w/paddles & bouy went 3:01, 2:57, 2:54, 2:49, 2:56

    500 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  19. Test set

    by , April 6th, 2015 at 07:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Testing the strength of each arm today. Even though I am right handed my left arm is significantly faster than my right.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    5x50@1:10 free w/paddle on right hand went 1:01, 1:03, 1:03, 1:04, 1:03
    5x50@1:10 free w/paddle on left hand went 57, 57, 57, 57, 57
    200 free kick w/zoomers
    5x50@1:00 free w/paddle on right hand 4 kicks on the paddle hand held 44's
    5x50@1:00 free w/paddle on left hand 4 kicks on the paddle hand held 44's
    200 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free easy

    Total 2600 yards
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  20. Good workout in warm water

    by , April 4th, 2015 at 01:43 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I was at the Y today. They said it was 85 degrees.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/paddles & bouy went 7:18
    400 IM in 6:57
    300 kick alternate free/Breast
    200 fly in 3:35
    100 back
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 torque drill w/paddles & snorkel
    300 free w/snorkel EZ

    Total 3500 yards
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