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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. Strong back day today

    by , June 22nd, 2010 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Took a little while to get moving but once I was into it wow. I realy need those warmups and warm downs as I realized this past weekend. The older I get the more I have to loosen up.

    400 Free
    300 Free kick w/fins
    200 Free pull w/paddles & bouy
    100 Free
    600 Back kick drills w/fins alt. streamline, fashion model and partial recovery
    10x100@2:00 as 50 free/50 back pull w/paddles went 1:43, 1:41, 1:40, 1:40, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38
    200 free kick w/fins easy
    200 free w/fins 10 kicks then stroke strong
    300 free relaxed swim
    100 1 arm fly
    100 Free easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  2. After meet workout FLY!

    by , June 21st, 2010 at 07:38 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After such a good meet I decided to push myself today. I still had a lot left over.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    10x50@1:00 1 arm drill Fly w/fins
    1x100@2:00 Fly w/fins
    2x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    4x25@:30 Fly w/fins
    200 Fly kick w/fins
    400 Free w/paddles & bouy matched my 400 time from yesterday with a 5:51
    200 Free easy
    400 Free easy w/snorkle & good kick

    Total 3500 meters

    Updated June 21st, 2010 at 08:23 PM by Donna (forgot one set)

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  3. An Awesome Meet for once

    by , June 21st, 2010 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This weekend was my best meet this year. Went into it with no expectations, no taper and did proper warm ups and warm downs from my events.

    The 100 Free was ok with a second best time, but I followed up with a personal best in the 100 Fly by 4 seconds! Even won my heat. The 50 Free was my 3rd best time but only the 3rd time I broke 33 and also placed 19th in that one.

    The next day I had a decent 100 Back and 200 Free but the 400 Free was my second best time and is very close to me best from 2 years ago. Won my heat on that one also.

    Over all a very successful meet with the kids.
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  4. A ho hum Friday

    by , June 18th, 2010 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just not motivated today so I just worked on stroke stuff.

    400, 300, 200, 100@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins moderate every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@:05R choice of drill w/fins mixed it up
    5x200@3:15 Free w/paddles & bouy make the interval
    6x50 from dive sprint 25's rest easy

    Total 3300 meters
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  5. Oh My! I did alittle evil stroke today

    by , June 17th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not very often I do any IM or Breaststroke due to my knee issues but today was an exception. I needed a change and today my knee did not hurt.

    400 MI swim the free, kick the breast, pull the back and drill the fly
    400IM kick w/fins do breast last and remove fins
    200IM pull w/paddles & bouy
    200MI swim
    10x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins first 4 were 1:41's then managed to hold 1:35'2 for the rest
    400 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy good rotation and stroke
    6x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts then easy rest of lap
    100 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  6. A great 800 day

    by , June 16th, 2010 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today felt good and I am ready for the meet, but unfortunatley I may not make the cut to swim the 400 at the meet. Too many kids signed up.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins 25 easy/25 mod/25 fast
    12x50@1:15 as 50 Fly skull, 50 1 arm fly, 50 fly all w/fins
    800 Free w/paddles & bouy went 11:59 RACE PACE
    100 Free easy
    4x50 from block 15 meter sprints rest easy free

    Total 3200 meters
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  7. Have you every...

    by , June 15th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    felt strong but then your times just don't support how you feel? That is how I felt today.

    400 Free
    300 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free
    100 Free kick
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    600 Back kick drills w/fins by 100 fashion model, partial recovery, one arm, repeat
    8x50@1:00 Back just made these
    500 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy
    4x50 from dive 15 meter breakout sprints rest easy

    Total 3200 meters
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  8. Another day of fly just not as agressive

    by , June 14th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt like doing some relaxed fly today to loosen my lower back up.

    10x100@2:00 Free odds swim evens fist drill
    500 Free kick w/fins alt 100 easy 100 moderate
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/50 swim
    5x100@2:00 Fly kick on back w/fins
    10x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    2x50 from a dive good breakout rest easy

    Total 3600 meters
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  9. The crazy lady is back

    by , June 11th, 2010 at 09:02 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Trying to scare John out of eying my lane today.

    400,300,200,100@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins evey 3rd 25 fast
    500 Fly w/fins for time 8:23 felt strong the last 100
    200 Free kick w/fins EASY
    10x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    100 back
    200 free easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  10. Short workout

    by , June 10th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The guards were late today so my workout was cut short by 500.

    500 Free long and loose
    10x50@1:00 Back w/paddles
    500 Back kick w/fins alt by 100 streamline(fast)/fashion model(moderate)
    500 Free kick w/fins as 25 easy/25 moderate/25 fast
    3x200@3:30 Free w/paddles, bouy & snorkle
    6x50 Back odds @1:00 swim evens @1:30 25 rt arm/25 lt arm
    100 Free EASY

    Total 3000 meters
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  11. Short workout

    by , June 10th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The guards were late today so my workout was cut short by 500.

    500 Free long and loose
    10x50@1:00 Back w/paddles
    500 Back kick w/fins alt by 100 streamline(fast)/fashion model(moderate)
    500 Free kick w/fins as 25 easy/25 moderate/25 fast
    3x200@3:30 Free w/paddles, bouy & snorkle
    6x50 Back odds @1:00 swim evens @1:30 25 rt arm/25 lt arm
    100 Free EASY

    Total 3000 meters
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  12. See what happens when you get mad

    by , June 9th, 2010 at 07:45 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Started my warmup and the lane line started moving into my lane on #3 there my lane had closed up so I yelled at the guards to pull this lane out and put a new one in. Mark it defective and take it away. This is not the first time I have had to deal with this. After that I just went into serious distance mode to work off the fustration of having to help change out a lane line missing valuable workout time.

    3x100@1:45 Free
    200 Free dodging lane lines
    500 Free kick w/fins while they were trying to get the new one in and also helped to put it in at around 300

    now I could work out
    10x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy went 3:10, 3:06, 3:03, 3:01, 3:00, 3:00, 2:57, 2:58, 2:59, 2:53 decided to try and hold race pace while finishing my stroke on both arms

    500 Free kick w/fins
    200 Free
    100 1 arm fly drill
    200 free EASY

    Total 4000 meters

    Updated June 9th, 2010 at 08:29 PM by Donna

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  13. Churning it out today

    by , June 8th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    400 free
    300 free w/paddles & bouy
    200 free
    100 free kick
    10x50@1:00 w/fins odds 1 arm fly drill, evens strong fly
    500 fly kick w/fins alt 100 streamline/100 rotate 90 degrees every 10 kicks
    10x100@2:00 free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-5 and 6-10 went 1:45, 1:39, 1:36, 1:33, 1:27, 1:46, 1:40, 1:33, 1:29, 1:23
    500 w/fins choice of arm and back loosening drills

    Total 3500 meters
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  14. I know what I need to work on

    by , June 7th, 2010 at 08:18 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After the 800 on Friday I need to finish my stroke on my left arm. What I find strange is when I do a one arm swim for time my left arm is significantly faster than my right, yet my left arm apparently gives out sooner on distance. So that is my new focus.

    5x200@3:45 Free ended up descending these
    500 free kick w/fins 25slow/25mod/25fast
    5x100@2:00 as 50free/50back w/paddles
    500 Back kick w/fins
    500 free w/snorkle finishing the stroke and for some reason I was able to kick it instead of just dragging my legs
    400 as 100 back/100 free
    100 Free easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  15. A kids meet and some fun

    by , June 5th, 2010 at 06:51 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    My 800 Free was only 2 seconds slower than last year so I think that is good. I did notice on the back half my left arm I did not have the strength to complete my pull on that arm. Something to work on between now and Nationals.

    The girls on my team did great. For Maddie it was her first ever long course meet. For McKaylin she went from being in the middle of the pack to taking 2 2nds in 400 Free and 100 Back, 1 3rd in 800 Free and 8th in the 100 Fly. She made her 400 and 800 Free state cuts and is 1 seoncd off on the 100 Back.

    Maddie was just learning how to pace in a long course pool. She did better on the 400 than the 800. Both swims were good for a first time both at that distance and in the long pool.

    Total 2300 meters and 500 yards
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  16. decisions decisions

    by , June 3rd, 2010 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This morning I knew I needed to just go slow but then a part of me wanted to push myself once I got warmed up. So Happy medium was reached. 80% level of effort.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free w/fins alt 100 slow/100 moderate
    10x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy this is were I wanted to hold race pace but decided to hold 5 seconds slower.
    300 Free kick w/fins
    200 Fly drill 1 arm good motion to loosen the lower back

    Total 3000 meters

    meet tomorrow doing the 800 free with the kids.
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  17. Easy distance today

    by , June 2nd, 2010 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Am swimming the 800 Free in Atlanta on Friday with the kids so starting to cut back alittle.

    1000 Free EASY
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    1000 Free w/paddles, bouy & snorkle worked this one
    500 Free kick w/fins easy
    500 Free as 50 swim/50 drill

    Total 3500 meters
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  18. Something about just having to push

    by , June 1st, 2010 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I guess I am one of those who just has to push myself all the time. After spending the weekend relaxing I now know why I need to work and get out of the house. I would be too lazy if I didn't.

    2x300@6:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    5x100@1:45 Free
    8x25@:45 Free Fast
    3x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    8x50@:55 Free kick w/fins
    3x100@1:45 Free
    2x400@7:00 Freee w/paddles & bouy
    100 Free EASY

    Total 3500 meters
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  19. Hard one today

    by , May 31st, 2010 at 11:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The girls met me at the Y and they were complaining the whole time.

    500 Free broken as 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    5x100@1:25 Free w/paddles & bouy
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    20x25@:30 Fly
    20x25@:30 Back
    20x25@:40 Breast
    20x25@:30 Free
    500 choice 1/2 drill 1/2swim easy

    Total 4000 yards
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  20. Not much today

    by , May 29th, 2010 at 12:25 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I had planned to swim but my mouth kept going. I saw so many old friends at the CCAC that I just talked.

    I had the girls there Sandra, McKaylin and Maddie. They wanted to get used to long course and they will be doing this more often. Today I moved over with a few masters swimmers so that I could work out and not be mistaken for a coach. Especially since all of the other teams were there.

    500 Free
    500 free kick w/fins
    300 easy w/fins as 100 fly, 100 kick, 100 swim

    Total 1300 meters
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