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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. This was a tough one and I didn't bring up the rear

    by , February 27th, 2015 at 08:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Swam mid pack with 2 guys behind me today that meant I pushed the entire time and swam with paddles & bouy the entire time. Yes I was the only female in the lane today.

    Paddles & bouy for everything
    400 free
    300 free
    3x100@1:45 free
    300 free
    200 free
    4x50@1:00 free

    4x100 free descending interval 1:50, 1:45, 1:40, 1:35
    200 free EZ
    3x100 free descending interval 1:50, 1:45, 1:40
    200 free EZ
    2x100 free descending interval 1:50, 1:45
    200 free EZ
    100 free fast
    200 free EZ
    200 slow no paddles & bouy

    Total 3700 meters
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  2. An easy day in preparation for tomorrows Long Course

    by , February 26th, 2015 at 08:55 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since I will be in with the fast crowd today I decided to do some easy butterfly.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly scull drill w/snorkel & zoomers
    200 torque drill w/snorkle & paddles
    200 1 arm fly w/zoomers
    200 streamline fly kick on back w/zoomers
    200 fly in 3:31
    500 free

    Total 2500 yards
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  3. Tough one today

    by , February 25th, 2015 at 09:01 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This is just what I wanted to do today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:26,1:25,1:24,1:23,1:23
    400 IM in 6:57
    4x25@:45 fly w/paddles
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkel
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. So much for an easy day

    by , February 24th, 2015 at 08:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Was asleep for the warmup. The guard laughed when I asked if I could use his rescue tube as my pillow.

    I desided to work on Backstoke and it turned into a good effort.

    500 free
    500 free kick
    5x100@2:00 back w/paddles & bouy held 1:45's
    5x100@2:00 free w/snorkel focus on pull and 6 beat kick
    5x100@2:00 back kick w/zoomers this made my thighs burn in a good way

    Total 2500 yards
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  5. Great meet this weekend

    by , February 23rd, 2015 at 08:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It is always fun to go to the South Carolina State Championships in North Myrtle Beach. Diane always does a great job putting this meet together. They provide hospitality for the Swimmers all day Saturday and Sunday, and a fun social at Wild Wing Cafe.

    Event though I only had 3 good swims the 1650 Free, 50 Fly and 200 Fly, it was great having 5 other Georgia swimmers join me this time.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    2x250@4:00 free w/paddles and bouy
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles and bouy 1-4 in 1:25 5-10 in 1:23's
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  6. A little teaching today

    by , February 19th, 2015 at 08:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Mickey was not used to doing starts so I worked with him on starts and turns today for about 20 minutes.

    500 free
    start and turn work rough 200 yards of swimming

    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:19, 1:18, 1:18, 1:18, 1:18, 1:18, 1:17, 1:17, 1:17, 1:17

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    total 2400 yards
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  7. Feeling a little more motivated today

    by , February 18th, 2015 at 08:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I didn't start out that way but my last main set really boosted my confidence back up.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    4x200 #1 fly, #2 back, #3 free, #4 breast as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers, breast as 100 pull/50 kick/50 swim no fins

    200 free w/snorkel & paddles

    5x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:23, 1:20, 1:20, 1:20, 1:20

    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  8. Feeling tired and lazy, hope I can get motivated at the meet

    by , February 17th, 2015 at 08:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just not that excited about the meet. I guess I have already gone into training for the Waikiki Rough Water swim and not that into doing other things right now.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    400 IM in 6:49
    300 free w/snorkel, paddles & bouy
    200 IM in 3:18
    100 kick alt 25 free/25 breast
    5x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:23, 1:23, 1:23, 1:22, 1:21
    4x50 from block 15 meter sprints
    300 free w/snorkel

    Total 3000 yards
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  9. Saturday at the Y

    by , February 14th, 2015 at 02:01 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Saturday at the Y in 84 degree water was fine. I watchd a red bird trying to get in the windows. He flew into them, hopped on the sill, tried for the doors. He was just cold.

    As for my workout I worked my legs.
    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    3x200@3:00 free w/paddles & bouy went 2:45, 2:45, 2:40
    4x100@2:00 free w/snorkel over kick went 1:34,1:30,1:28,1:24
    200 free kick w/zoomers
    200 Breast kick
    100 free kick

    Total 2500 yards
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  10. Fridays in the fast lane some

    by , February 13th, 2015 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I started with the masters fast lane but then slid over to an empty lane but continued to do the workout.

    500 free
    10x50@1:05 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:40 free w/paddles & bouy held 1:35's
    12x50@1:00 free
    5x100@1:40 free w/paddles & bouy faster than last time went 1:31, 1:32, 1:32, 1:34, 1:34
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3100 meters

    Updated February 14th, 2015 at 01:37 PM by Donna

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  11. Tired again but it is the last day of the mini fast

    by , February 12th, 2015 at 08:13 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felling tired and it showed in my swimming.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    1650 free for time 25:27
    550 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3200 yards
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  12. Just not energetic but then this is day 6 of the mini fast

    by , February 11th, 2015 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not feeling like I am all there today. Struggled thru my test set.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100 free w/paddles & bouy
    #1-4@1:30 went 1:25, 1:24, 1:23, 1:22
    #5-7@1:25 held 1:20
    #8-10@1:20 went 1:19, 1:22, 1:22 just couldn't do it

    2 times thru on a :30 per 25 base super 500 free
    25,75,50,25,50,25,50,75,25,50,25,25

    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3300 yards
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  13. Dragging myself in today

    by , February 10th, 2015 at 08:19 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just a hard day to get up and stay up.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    2x400@9:00 IM #1 in 7:07 #2 in 6:52
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    4x50 from block trying out the new block attachment

    Total 2500 yards
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  14. Day 4 of my mini fast

    by , February 9th, 2015 at 08:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The next few day will be survive the workouts, no speed needed. I have lost 5 pounds and got my morning blood glucose back down to below 100. I now have to really lose this weight. Goal is 170 which I have not been at since 2008 when I was swimming doubles with the kids.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:25's comforably
    8x25@:05 RI 1 arm fly w/zoomers
    8x25@:05 RI streamlin dolphin kick w/zoomers
    200 torque drill w/paddles & bouy
    200 free w/snorkel maintain 6 beat kick
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Another tough workout

    by , February 7th, 2015 at 10:39 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Swam with Mike again this morning. It is hard work just trying not to get too far behind.

    100 free
    200 free w/pad&bouy
    200 free w/pad&bouy
    300 free w/pad&bouy
    100 free w/pad&bouy
    400 free w/pad&bouy
    20x50@1:00 free w/bouy
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2500 meters
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  16. Tough friday beginning with a mini fast

    by , February 6th, 2015 at 08:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Needing to lose weight again and get my blood sugar back under control. I hate this battle.

    Swam in with the fast group on an empty stomach which is normal for a friday. Won't be able to eat until noon only coffee this morning.

    400 free
    3x100@1:45 free
    4x50@1:00 free

    2 rounds w/paddles & bouy
    200 free
    3x100@1:40 free
    4x50@1:00 free

    300 free
    6x100@1:45 free
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3400 meters
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  17. A good day in the pool

    by , February 5th, 2015 at 08:13 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had a decent workout today, but kept it light because tomorrow I am in with the fast crowd.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    800 IM as fly drill/back pull/breast kick/free swim
    2x100@2:00 IM
    5x100@2:00 free w/snorkel focus on 6 beat kick
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  18. Laying on the backstroke today

    by , February 4th, 2015 at 08:18 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt like working on backstroke. For some reason when I do backstroke kicking I really engage my legs better than with any other stroke.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x50@1:00 back holding 48
    600 back kick w/zoomers alternate by 100's streamline, fashion model, arms perpendicular

    8x25@:40 free w/paddles hold with finger tips don't wear them
    200 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick

    Total 2500 Yards
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  19. Butterfly work

    by , February 3rd, 2015 at 08:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Needed a back loosening day so butterfly to the rescue.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    8x25@:45 torque drill w/paddles & bouy
    8x25@:45 underwater fly kick w/zoomers & board this is a real challenge when you float well
    200 1 arm fly alternate by 50's
    200 fly kick w/zoomers streamline on back
    200 fly for time 3:27

    300 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free w/paddles & bouy

    Total 2600 yards
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  20. Bug spray on deck...I can't breath

    by , February 2nd, 2015 at 08:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Someone must have had a birthday party at the pool because the deck was covered with ants. The spray just made it that much harder to breath.

    500 Free
    500 free kick w/zoomer
    10x50@1:00 free holding 42
    5x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:23
    500 free kick w/zoomer
    100 1 arm fly

    Total 2600 yards
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