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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. Recovery day or was it...

    by , January 13th, 2014 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yesterdays swims went well but the 200 fly did not go like I had hoped. I knew I had to attack it more and I did, I died after the first 100. Oh well I will try again in February, March and April. A 50 free after the 200 fly is not a good idea, especially when my coach puts my time in at a 28 instead of the 30 I told him to use. The 400 IM went really well and I was really just cruising that one. I would love to see how it could have gone if I attacked it.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@3:00 free w/strapless paddles & bouy descend went 2:52, 2:49, 2:47, 2:44, 2:40 that was all I could muster today
    500 free kick EZ w/zoomers every 3rd lap AFAP
    6x100@:15RI w/snorkle #1 free swim #2 free underwater recovery #3 free kick #4 free swim #5 torque drill w/paddles #6 accordian drill
    200 free maintain 6 beat kick
    200 free EZ

    Total 3500 yards
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  2. A good first day of this kids meet

    by , January 11th, 2014 at 08:19 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I managed a great 200 breast considering I don't swim it much because of my knees. My 200 IM was 5 seconds faster than my best last year.

    Tomorrow is the 200 fly, 50 free and 400 IM to finish my IMX. I want to go 3:12.07 or better tomorrow in the 200 fly. Hopefully I can get there.
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  3. Not confident about this weekends meet pool is 82.5 not good

    by , January 10th, 2014 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The pool is too warm for a meet let alone any fast swimming. I did feel better not being on Mucinex DM today. Since I had a pace swimmer next to me during warmup I could help but push more than I should have today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles & bouy smooth
    8x25@:40 torque drill w/strapless paddles, snorkle & bouy
    8x25@:40 angle arm fly w/snorkle
    200 1 arm fly
    200 fly kick on back w/zoomers
    200 breast kick
    5x100@:05RI odds free evens back

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. So sluggish today time to wean myself off the Mucinex DM

    by , January 9th, 2014 at 07:49 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just could not get moving this morning. Times were horrible. With a meet this weekend I have to get off the meds so that I can swim decent.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:05RI torque drill
    5x100@1:30 free w/strapless paddles & bouy went 1:29, 1:28, 1:27,1:26,1:26 yuck
    5x100@:10RI back kick w/zoomers odds streamline kick evens alternate arms perpendicular and fashion model kick by 25
    300 free every 4th lap back
    200 free EZ

    Total 2700 yards
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  5. Baby it's cold outside time for the evil stroke

    by , January 8th, 2014 at 07:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Desided to do some breaststroke today. Still on Mucinex today and will try to ween myself off by friday.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    20x25@:40 breast w/snorkle & br fins alternate accordian drill and br scull
    5x100@2:15 breast accentuate the glide
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    200 free w/strapless paddles
    300 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  6. It's COLD outside.... but the pool was good

    by , January 7th, 2014 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    A sprint day today and I did ok considering I started taking Mucinex which usually zaps my strength and speed. I figure if I take this until Thursday I can get all the junk out of my lungs before the meet this weekend.

    400 free
    4x100@:10RI scull/drill/kick/swim w/snorkle
    8x25@:45 power kick
    50 EZ

    3 times thru w/zoomers round 1&3 free round 2 fly
    :10 kick at wall AFAP
    4x25@:40 #1 burst & cruise #2&4 EZ #3 AFAP

    50 EZ

    2 times thru
    1x100@2:00 free at 200 pace went 1:20, 1:19
    4x25@:45 free over kick
    1x50@1:00 free AFAP went :35, :35
    3x100@2:00 Perfect stroke went 1:30, 1:30, 1:29, 1:29, 1:26, 1:24
    50 EZ

    200 Free EZ w/snorkle

    Total 2800 yards
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  7. Speed work, wish this sinus drainage would end

    by , January 6th, 2014 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Still fighting sinus drainage more in the lungs now than the sinus headaches I had. Still swimming thru it.

    500 free
    4x25@:10RI scull w/snorkle
    8x50@1:00 IMO
    50 EZ
    3x(4x25)@:45 burst & cruise rounds 1&3 free 2 fly
    50 EZ

    2 times thru Round 1 free, Round 2 kick(w/zoomers)
    3x(50+100+3x200)
    50=>at 200 pace @1:00
    100=> 50 at 100 pace + 50 smooth @2:00
    1st 200=>100 smooth + 50 at 100 pace + 50 smooth @4:00
    2nd 200=>fast broken at 50 for :05RI @4:00
    3rd 200=>EZ@4:00

    200 free EZ w/snorkle
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3300 yards
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  8. High chlorine and sprint work is an interesting mix

    by , January 4th, 2014 at 12:36 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had a great workout despite the high chlorine levels. I am thankful they didn't close the pool.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    4x25@:10 RI scull w/snorkle
    8x50@1:00 IMO
    50 EZ
    8x25@:45 shooters w/zoomers
    50 EZ
    6x75@:15RI w/paddles & snorkle as 25 scull/25 torque drill/25 free
    50 EZ
    8x25@:45 burst & cruise 1-4 free 5/8 fly
    50 EZ
    6x50@1:00 at 200 pace went 38,39,40,39,39,38
    200 EZ
    4x50@1:00 at 200 pace went 38,39,39,39
    2x25@:45 at 100 pace went 17,18
    200 EZ
    2x50@1:00 at 200 pace went 38,39
    2x25@:45 at 100 pace 18,19
    200 EZ
    1x50@1:00 at 100 pace went 35
    2x25@:45 at 100 pace went 17,18
    250 EZ
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 4500 yards
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  9. A mix of toys today

    by , January 3rd, 2014 at 07:17 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It was long course today so I improvised.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    400 free pull w/paddles & bouy
    400 IM as drill fly/pull back/kick breast/swim free
    300 fly scull drill w/zoomers
    300 back kick w/zoomers
    200 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 back pull w/paddles
    100 breast pull w/zoomers
    100 free

    Total 3000 meters
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  10. Sinus pressure still causing issues so tried a bunch of 25's

    by , January 2nd, 2014 at 07:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since sinus pressure was causing me issues I figured I would do a bunch of 25's but I found out the underwater kickouts and pull out for breast hurt just as much as a flip turn. Did I skimp on the pullouts and kickouts...YES!

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    80x25@:30
    1-20 fly held 25's
    21-40 back held 26's
    41-60 breast held 28's
    61-80 free held 21's

    300 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    Total 3500 yards
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  11. Back to the hot pool

    by , December 31st, 2013 at 12:42 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Swam at the Y to save on gas money today since I was not working today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:30 free w/strapless paddles & bouy
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    5x200@4:00 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers in 3:30, 3:25, 3:20, 3:15, 3:06
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/snorkel maintain 6 beat kick

    total 4000 yards
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  12. A cold pool for once

    by , December 30th, 2013 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Back at my usual pool for a day but tomorrow is back to the hot pool at the Y. Holidays can be such a pain for swimmers.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free w/strapless paddles & bouy holding 1:25's
    500 free kick w/zoomers every 3rd 25 AFAP
    10x50@:55 free
    500 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick

    Total 3500 yards
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  13. Warm day at the y

    by , December 28th, 2013 at 02:43 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Getting ready for the annual swim. Today was a test run and I not yet ready.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    20x100@1:45 free 1-10 w/paddles & bouy 11-20 swim
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free drill w/snorkle
    4x50 odds back evens free

    Total 4000 yards
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  14. Swam tonight

    by , December 27th, 2013 at 10:27 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After getting back from Atlanta I did a quick workout before coaching

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free pull w/strapless paddles held 1:20's
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free w/snorkle
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Sinuses hurt on every flip turn

    by , December 24th, 2013 at 08:12 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I minimized my workout today due the the pain and pressure I felt during flip turns so after warmup not much free

    1000 free as 200sw/200pull/200sw/200kick/300swim
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    4x200 as 50 rt/50 lt arm/50kick/50 swim #1 fly 2 back 3 free 4 breast w/zoomers
    8x25@1:00 fly
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  16. Started back slow from flu

    by , December 23rd, 2013 at 02:33 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After going to bed on Friday afternoon I am finally on the mend. Swam t the y and 85 degrees did not feel warm to me. Does that mean I am still sick?

    Anyway my first 500 was shaky but got better. Still tried to keep it slow I guess

    5x100@:10 RI free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:30 free w/strapless paddles & bouy went 1:25, 1:23, 1:22, 1:21, 1:20 this was a surprise
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100 odds free evens drill w/snorkle
    200 breast kick
    100 free
    100 back
    100 free kick

    Total 3000 yards
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  17. Skipping the meet today

    by , December 21st, 2013 at 07:53 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The fever started late yesterday so I am staying in bed. I am not even going just to watch my kids swim. This is a first.
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  18. there goes my meet bad back and head cold YUCK

    by , December 20th, 2013 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today the back was looser but the head cold is in full force now yuck. I was shocked at the times I was still able to hold.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/zoomers &snorkle
    5x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles and bouy in 1:26's
    200 kick ez w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles and bouy went 1:26, 1:25, 1:20, 1:19, 1:15
    100 free EZ

    Total 2500 yards
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  19. Really bad back day... the answer....FLY

    by , December 19th, 2013 at 07:48 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I knew I was in trouble this morning as I stepped into the car and had to use my left arm to pull my left leg in. By the time I got to the pool I was so hunched over. I fell into the pool and dragged my legs for the first 200 yards, flip turns were really painful but I kept doing them. By the end of my first 500 I was not normal but it was better.

    My favorite descend fly set was more of a just make the interval set and loosen up this time.

    500 Free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@4:00 fly w/zoomers as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim went 3:31, 3:34, 3:31, 3:27, 3:20
    300 free w/snorkle and strapless paddles
    100 fly scull drill
    100 free kick
    300 free EZ

    total 2800 yards
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  20. temp down to 81.7 but I want it colder on Saturday

    by , December 18th, 2013 at 08:56 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This weekend I am going to see where I am on the 200 Fly short course and I don't want a hot pool. Today fly felt solid. Overall an easy day of drill.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    8x25@:45 torque drill w/paddles
    8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/zoomers & snorkle
    8x25@:45 shooters w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 1 arm fly w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly at 200 pace went 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 22, 23, 22 felt good and solid even with the muscle in my neck acting up as I hung on the wall. At least it did not hurt during my recovery

    300 free w/snorkle
    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2600 yards
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