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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. Could not get up this morning

    by , October 14th, 2010 at 09:45 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After a go-live gone bad last night I was working from 8p-midnight. I just needed sleep more. Then today didn't get any better at all. Someone turned the server on that was causing us issues last night so for an hour and 1/2 my boss and I tried to bring things back up as fast as it would go down.

    I'M TIRED!!!!!! I'll swim tomorrow and I may have to do a 500 FLY! I shall see how I feel in the morning.
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  2. Slept in and still got to the pool

    by , October 13th, 2010 at 08:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not a good day but my back was not as bad as yesterday. Gave in to the sleep, then on the way in found a cheaper gas station so had to take advantage of the price.

    10x100@1:40 Free added a kick and 2 dolphin kicks off each wall
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap Fast
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-5 went 2:52, 2:48, 2:44, 2:39, 2:34
    200 Fly kick w/fins streamline
    300 Free w/fins swim long and loose

    Total 3000 yards
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  3. Could barely get up the steps this morning

    by , October 12th, 2010 at 08:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My back was so locked up I felt pain every step I took. During practice it just took a while to loosen up some, but still was agrevating.

    After it is all over, showered and changed I am feeling much better but still not 100%. Oh well that is my life.

    400,300,200,100@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins as 25EZ,25Mod,25Fast

    goal on this next set LOOSEN UP!
    500 Fly w/fins drills skull, rt/lt arm, kick on back, chest press, rt/lt arm
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins & paddles
    4x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    4x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3500 yards
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  4. To swim or not to swim on a holiday

    by , October 11th, 2010 at 08:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Our aquatic center has been closed on some strange holidays since the county took it over again. I expected to see it closed but did not remember any signs up so I took a chance and it was open! Even so I was late this morning by about 15 minutes.

    10x100@1:40 Free holding 1:30's
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap FAST

    next set was decending
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:25
    200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy in 2:50
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:20
    200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy in 2:40
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:17
    200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy in 2:35
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:15

    300 Breast kick w/fins ouch my thighs still hurt from Saturday
    200 free as alternate 25 1 arm drill/25 swim

    Total 3000 yards
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  5. Along day at the pool but more talk than swim

    by , October 9th, 2010 at 05:35 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Talked alot today to various people and I had one swimmer I coach come this morning. I used the opportunity to kick alot under water while watching her. So I guess I got a good leg workout.

    My left elbow is still giving me fits but I can still swim. The left ankle is healing well and I did alot of breast kick and swim today too.
    I had no clock today either.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 various kicks in 25's
    200 Breast kick w/fins
    4x50 Breast w/paddles & fins
    200 Breast kick w/fins
    4x50 Breast w/paddles & fins
    200 Breast kick w/fins
    200 Back kick streamline NO FINS!

    Total 2700 yards
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  6. What a sluggard today

    by , October 8th, 2010 at 09:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just had no motivation to move so I was like a manetee floating.

    2x[50,100,150,200@:10R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins
    3x100@:10R kick w/fins streamline as #1 fly, 2 back, 3 free on side
    200 Free kick w/fins easy
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 fast swim
    200 Free easy

    Total 3200 meters
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  7. 2 weeks in a row I am doing Breaststroke

    by , October 7th, 2010 at 08:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Another breaststroke workout. Who would have thought I would do it 2 weeks in a row for one day. For true Breaststrokers my yardage is but a token but for me with my knees this is great.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    700 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 50 Fast
    300 Breast kick w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Breast w/fins & paddles
    8x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-4 & 5-8 went 1:28, 1:25, 1:23, 1:18 then 1:22, 1:19, 1:18, 1:15
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  8. Distance Day Today

    by , October 6th, 2010 at 08:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was my distance day since I haven't done much in a while.

    5x100@1:30 Free just barely made them
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins just barely made these too
    10x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy 1-5 held 2:45's then descended 6-10 going 2;44, 2:43, 2:42, 2:41, 2:38
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins just barely made these
    5x100@1:40 Free 1-3 held 1:30's then EASY last 2

    Total 4000 yards
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  9. Moving ok this morning but it is chillie here

    by , October 5th, 2010 at 08:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did not want to dive into the cold water but did finally do it.

    1000 as 200Swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    5x200@3:15 as 100free/100back w/paddles and bouy
    500 Free w/snorkle alt 100 swim/100 kick

    Total 3500 yards
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  10. Flyin thru

    by , October 4th, 2010 at 08:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Found an old fly workout in my swim bag so I decided to do it.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Fly kick on back w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Fly kick on back w/fins
    5x100@1:40 Free easy

    Totasl 3500 yards
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  11. Saturday with the girls is getting bigger

    by , October 2nd, 2010 at 05:24 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just hurt too much today to do anything tough so I just cooled it today.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 swim
    500 Free Broken (this is where the girls joined me)
    stroke drills with the girls I ened up under the water looking at strokes and commenting.

    total 2500 yards
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  12. Long Course Temptations

    by , October 1st, 2010 at 09:12 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I was actually tempted to do breast again today but then I wised up. Did fly instead.

    1000 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1 laps@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd25 fast
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25lt arm/25 kick/25 FAST
    8x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  13. The Evil Stroke Again

    by , September 30th, 2010 at 08:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I have decided I might be able to handle 1 day every 2 weeks to swim some breaststroke and hopefully that will help my IM's without causing the knee problems to show up again.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Breast kick w/fins
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    5x100@2:00 Breast w/paddles & fins
    5x100@1:45 Free w/bouy counting strokes and holding pace, stroke count was 17-18 and held 1:28's feeling long and loose.

    Total 3000 yards

    I have to figure out a way to improve my distance per stroke. Time to review the tapes on freestyle and slow down what I am doing to get more efficient.
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  14. How do I make it out the door some days?

    by , September 29th, 2010 at 08:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Well today was one of those days I really wanted to sleep in but just could not do it.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins alt by 25 easy/25mod/25 fast
    500 Back kick w/fins alt by 100 fashion model/streamline
    10x100 odds Free@1:30, evens Back@1:45 w/paddles was holding 1:17's on the free and between 1:33-5 on the back
    500 Free drill easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  15. Feeling too old today

    by , September 28th, 2010 at 08:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just not moving well today. By the end of workout my right shoulder was feeling left out and decided to start causing me some issues.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    600 Fly kick w/fins alt by 100 kick on side/kick on back
    400 Free kick w/fins alt 50 easy/50 build
    5x200@3:30 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick on back/50 swim strong
    3x100@1:40 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  16. What a push today for me

    by , September 27th, 2010 at 08:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I wanted to do the workout I would be giving the kids tonight so that when they belly ached about it I could say "If this old body can do it so can you".

    500 Free Easy

    3x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200@4:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    3x100@1:25 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200@4:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    3x100@1:20 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200@4:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    3x100@1:15 Free w/paddles & bouy(only made the first one here)
    200@4:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    3x100@1:10 Free w/paddles & fins(had to add fins to try to make the interval only made the first one)
    200@4:00 Free w/paddles & bouy

    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Free w/snorkle as 200 swim/100 kick/200 swim

    Total 4000 yards
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  17. A morning at the Y awesome swim

    by , September 25th, 2010 at 06:40 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I surprised even myself with todays workout. The water was warm but I still managed a great workout.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    5x200@2:45 Free w/paddles & bouy fist one in 2:43 and the rest 2:40's WOW!
    500 Free broken with the girls
    spent the next 40 minutes under water looking at their strokes

    Total 3000 yards
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  18. Not too bad today

    by , September 24th, 2010 at 09:18 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My left ankle was better than it has been. The TENS unit really helped.

    100,200,300,400@:15R Free
    500 Free kick every 3rd 25 fast w/fins
    4x100@:05R kick streamline alt back/fly fast
    100 Breast kick
    3x400@7:00 Free w/paddles & fins descend went 6:14, 6:02, 5:50
    300 Free Easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  19. The joints aren't moving well today but....

    by , September 23rd, 2010 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Despite waking up fairly stiff and inflexable, I manage 4 decent swims in workout today, everything else was recovery and mobility.

    10x100@1:45 Free w/4 beat kick
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd moderate
    3x[100@2:30 as 50 fly chest press/50 fly kick on back w/fins
    ....[100@2:00 fly w/fins for time went 1:21, 1:18, 1:18
    300 Free kick w/fins easy
    100 Fly w/fins for time 1:12
    500 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy easy recovery
    500 Free Drills w/fins

    Total 3000 yards
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  20. Did not want to get up this morning

    by , September 22nd, 2010 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did it anyway. I am now glad I did since I got my body moving better than I have in a while.

    50,100,200,300,200,100,50@:15R Free

    6x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    300 Free kick w/fins easy
    100 Free kick w/fins for time 1:14

    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 skull drill/25 swim fast

    10x100 Free w/paddles & bouy
    #1-4@1:30 held 1:25's
    #5-7@1:25 held 1:20's
    #8-9@1:20 held 1:15's
    #10@1:15 went 1:14

    300 Free easy w/snorkle

    Total 3800 yards
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