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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. Working on that evil stroke today

    by , April 30th, 2013 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes today was a chance to work on my breaststroke some. I thought I was going to have a problem with my left knee but it settled down and worked out fine.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    200 breast pull w/zoomers
    200 breast scull
    200 breast kick
    200 breast accordian drill w/snorkle
    200 breast

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@2:00 odds EZ free evens breast strong

    Total 3000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  2. Warmdown from my meet lots of 500's EZ

    by , April 29th, 2013 at 07:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This meet was a kids meet so I coached all morning and most of the afternoon, then around 6 pm was my 1500 free. I was tired before I started. I also did not have my normal prerace meal the evening before or breakfast. So needless to say I was hoping but not expecting anything.

    I did manage to better my time from last year so I am please with that. Since the lane I was in did not have the times posted I only know the watch time which was 35:45.50. I'll want to trash that one at Nationals this year. My 100 Back was good too. Pleasantly surprised.

    Today was more of a warm down from the meet. Since they used all 8 lanes for the 1500 there was no warmup/warmdown lane. I was really hurting. The showers just don't do it.


    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/strapless paddles, bouy & snorkle
    500 free w/strapless paddles & bouy
    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/snorkle
    100 back

    Total 3600 EZ yards
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    Swim Workouts
  3. OK so I couldn't make another day without paddles

    by , April 26th, 2013 at 08:16 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just had to atleast pull out the strapless finis paddles today for an easy swim. I will be swimming the 1500 Free tomorrow in a USA meet in Charleston, SC. Hopefully it will go well.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@2:00 free w/strapless paddles & bouy 80% went 1:44, 1:40, 1:40, 1:40, 1:39, 1:38, 1:39, 1:35, 1:31 I could help myself on the descend at the end, goal was to just keep it loose and comfortable felt great

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free

    Total 3000 meters
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  4. A second recovery day... no paddles today

    by , April 25th, 2013 at 07:39 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since this is a recovery day no paddles today. Oh how I miss my paddles. This was short and simple. Just hold pace today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    30x50@:55 free holding between 46-44

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free EZ w/snorkle

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  5. Recovery day today

    by , April 24th, 2013 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I think I was off on my post yesterday by a week the pool is being closed May 7&8. Beside that I really am needing a recovery day so here it is just nice easy focus on stroke swimming.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x50@1:00 Back went 52, 52, 51, 51, 51, 51, 50, 49, 48, 48 another natural descend, it just kind of happens that I get faster later in the set
    10x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles, bouy & snorkle long and loose holding about 14 strokes per lap held 1:30's

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 EZ alternate 100 free/100 back good dolphin kick outs on all turns

    total 3500 yards
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  6. Choices, Choices, Choices

    by , April 23rd, 2013 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Next week the main lap pool at the Aquatic Center will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. My two choices are swim in the HOT 87 degree therapy pool or swim at the Y. The Y would require me to cut my workout short and I wouldn't really be able to start until after 5 am, then have to fight traffic or just suck it up and do stroke drill at the CCAC.

    I think I am leaning toward the warm pool for 2 days and use it as serious recovery days.

    As for today had a great workout. I think I will be ready for the meet this weekend.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    8x200@3:00 free w/paddles & bouy went 2:47, 2:47, 2:46, 2:47, 2:46, 2:46, 2:45, 2:44
    50 w/paddle & bouy in :40

    350 free EZ
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    Total 3700 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  7. High chlorine level didn't stop us die hards

    by , April 22nd, 2013 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today the chlorine levels were on the real high side so the guards did what they could, warned us and then let us do our thing.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@1:40 free w/strapless padles, bouy and snorkle went 1:30, 1:29 then held 1:26's toward the end my throat was starting to hurt
    5x100@1:45 back w/zoomers odds swim/evens kick

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free EZ

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  8. Great workout at the Y

    by , April 20th, 2013 at 05:54 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Lately the Y has been great at 83 degrees. Managed a great distance pace workout.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    40x50@:50 free #1-20 w/strapless paddles, bouy & snorkel holding :45 #21-40 no equipment 21-30 held :44 31-38 held :43 then went :42 and :41

    200 free EZ
    200 fly w/monofin 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim
    200 fly kick streamline w/monofin
    200 back
    200 free

    5x100@1:45 free EZ
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 5000 yards
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  9. LCM Friday and I really got into this one

    by , April 19th, 2013 at 07:42 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I have a LCM meet next weekend so this was a good time to try my hand at a strong 1500 swim this morning.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    1500 Free w/paddles & bouy for time went 23:45 I could tell by my splits I back halfed this swim and it felt good

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free EZ w/snorkle

    Total 3500 meters
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  10. Running late

    by , April 18th, 2013 at 08:13 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had to get gas this morning which always makes me late and cuts into my time.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@1:40 free w/strapless paddles & bouy holding 1:23's
    5x100@1:45 back to free 4bk, 3bk/1fr, 2bk/2fr, 1bk/3fr, 4fr

    500 free kick w/zoomers fast

    200 free w/snorkle
    100 scull drills w/snorkle alternate 25 front scull/25 reverse scull feet first (I float really well for this, most people have a problem feet first)
    200 free w/snorkle

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  11. Yardage monster today

    by , April 17th, 2013 at 07:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    As much as I can do in a 75 minute period of time.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100 free w/paddles & bouy #1-4@1:30, #5-7@1:25, #8-9@1:20, #10@1:15 went 1:27, 1:27, 1:25, 1:25, 1:20, 1:20, 1:20, 1:18, 1:18, 1:18 only missed making the last on by .03

    500 free EZ w/snorkle
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    the rest is w/zoomers
    200 1 arm fly alternate by 50
    200 fly kick streamline (worked my abs good today)
    200 free
    200 free kick
    200 free

    Total 4000yards
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  12. Breaststroke Day

    by , April 16th, 2013 at 07:53 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since 400 IM will be one of my events to work on this year I need to work on my worst stroke, breaststroke.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x50@1:00 breast pull w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkles & strapless paddles held 1:30's relaxed
    500 breast kick

    5x100@2:00 odds EZ free evens breast

    Total 3000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  13. Nice and strong feeling today

    by , April 15th, 2013 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today the water was cold so it made it easy to do a long hard workout just to keep the blood moving and the body warm.

    500 Free every 4th lap drill
    500 Free kick w/zomers

    This next set is all free with paddles & bouy on a 1:30 base
    100@1:30 went 1:23
    200@3:00 went 2:49
    300@4:30 went 4:12
    400@6:00 went 5:37
    500@7:30 went 6:48

    200 free w/snorkle EZ
    100 scull drill w/snorkle
    100 free catch up drill at hips w/snorkle
    100 free underwater recovery w/snorkle

    500 free kick w/zoomer
    200 free EZ w/zoomers

    Total 3700 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  14. Good Saturday at the Y

    by , April 13th, 2013 at 02:50 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    The pool was actually a great temp today probably about 83. Felt good.

    Topped off workout with a visit to the hot tub.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    5x200@3:00 free w/paddles & bouy went 2:47, 2:47, 2:45, 2:43, 2:36

    8x25@1:00 shooters w/monofin
    8x25@1:00 fly w/monofin
    200 fly kick w/monofin
    8x25@:45 1 arm fly w/monofin
    8x25@:30 fly w/monofin

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/snorkel every 4th lap scull

    Total 4000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  15. Long Course day and just got in to feeling my pull

    by , April 12th, 2013 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a day to just feel my stroke in the water. That was for everything I did.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@2:00 free w/strapless paddles & bouy went 1:40, 1:36, 1:35, 1:35, 1:35, 1:35, 1:34, 1:34, 1:34 and don't know on last one since someone jumped in my lane going the wrong direction when I was clearly circle swimming.

    500 free long and loose w/snorkle
    500 free kick w/zoomers strong

    Total 3000 meters
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    Swim Workouts
  16. In honor of distance day at Y Nationals

    by , April 11th, 2013 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I wish I could go to Y Nationals but with Trying to get out of debt using Dave Ramsey's program, I had to make some tough decisions this year. I already have most of my national trip to California paid off, so that is the only major meet I will do this year.

    Still swimming the local stuff with the kids.

    Since this would be the day I would do the 1650 and the 1000 if I had gone, I decided to do a broken 1650 pull for time. Set my heart rate too high on this but did keep going since it was near the end.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    broken 1650 free w/paddles & bouy 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11 @:05RI final time 22:48
    350 Free EZ w/snorkle

    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  17. Recovery and Backstroke what a combo

    by , April 10th, 2013 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a recovery day but I did push on one set of backstroke.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    5x100@1:40 free w/strapless paddles, bouy & snorkle long and strong held 1:32's

    5x [1x100@2:00 back went 1:43, 1:41, 1:41, 1:40, 1:36
    [1x200@3:30 free long and loose held 3:09's last one SLOW

    400 free kick w/zoomers
    100 free EZ w/zoomers

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  18. Focus on the pull

    by , April 9th, 2013 at 08:00 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    A solid distance day today not so much focused on speed as distance per stroke

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@1:40 free w/snorkle, strapless paddles & bouy DPS about 14-15 holding 1:29-1:30
    10x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy at 85% went 1:25, 1:25, 1:25, 1:24, 1:24, 1:24, 1:24, 1:25, 1:23, 1:22

    500 free kick w/zoomers faster pace
    500 free long and loose

    Total 4000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  19. After a weekend off doing other things not a bad Monday

    by , April 8th, 2013 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today was an IM kind of day, just needed to do something a little different today. One of these days I might just do a 1000 IM, just to do it.

    Muscles hurting on my left tricept toward the elbow, but still not enough to cause me to stop.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    500 free w/strapless paddles, bouy & snorkle went 7:13
    400 IM went 6:46
    300 breast kick
    200 back w/strapless paddles just seeing if I could keep them on
    100 fly drill
    400 IM went 6:39

    400 free EZ
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  20. The friday flyer returns

    by , April 5th, 2013 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It was pouring today so I only dug out my swim bag, not the monofin that I wanted to use. Even so I just did my set on an easier interval.

    500 free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers

    5x200@4:30 fly w/zoomers as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim went 3:58, 3:49, 3:43, 3:36, 3:29

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/strapless paddles & snorkle

    Total 3000 meters
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    Swim Workouts
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