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Last night i did my upper body weightlifting routine which has not hit me yet. This morning felt good and loose.
I am back on body for life to see if I can drop about 12 lbs. Before Omaha.
6x100@:20RI free. Odds 25 rt arm/25 swim/25 lt arm/25 swim. Evens 25 scull/25 human drill/25scull/25 human drill
6x100@:20RI IM odds drill evens smooth w/good turns
4x100@2:30 shooters w/fins broken at 25 for :10
6x50@1:00 as 25 fist drill +25 swim
Total 2600 yards
Updated May 1st, 2012 at 07:30 AM by Donna
This was a challenge pulled in at midnight and yes got up at 4:30 to go swim.
4x75@:20RI D/K/S i id IM order
8x25@:20RI shooters w/fins made 2 from a push the ones from mid pool forget it
6x250@4:00 Free w/paddles & bouy went 3:57, 3:55, 3:53, 3:50, 3:47, 3:44
200 kick w/fins & board
100 dolphin kick on back w/fins
100 easy w/fins
Total 3000 meters in 1 hour!
My 50 fly was good with a 33.89. My best is only a 33.77 so that is a sucess for me. The 100 free i didn't want to get wet again so i didn't warm up for it. But I did better than i did 4 weeks ago with a 1:06.48.
I know what I need to work on and I do like long course better so I am ready to work for Omaha.
Total 1000 yards
My 50 Free was not a good time but it was a good swim. I missed my turn just barely getting my right toes on the wall. I just dolphin kicked as hard as I could and still broke 30 with a 29.89.
The 200 Fly was great 3:11.?? And I took 10th.
My relays did great especially the womens free relay. My splits were both low 29's and after have done all of my swims in back to back events.
Over all a good day.
Total 1350 yards
Had a great day today. My second fastest masters 100 Fly 1:22.65 and lead off my free relay with a 28.69 also my second fastest as a masters swimmer!
Thank you Leslie!
Tomorrow is my roughest day with 4 back events 50 free, 200 fly, 50 free in 2 relays.
Total 1350 yards
Yesterday I swam at the aquatic center just to loosen up before the drive, went an easy 700 yards but felt like garbage still. Of course the pool was warm too.
Got in at the pool in Greensboro and did an easy 500 and felt much better than the morning.
Today was the start of the meet and I had a lot of challenges to over come. Got a 500 warm up, then came the swim i felt like it was going to be bout 23 or 24 minutes but to my surprise I saw 22:12.55. This is better than I thought I could do with my change in training.
Did a 500 warm down then counted for Tank and my pecs were sore so I did an additional 200 in the warm pool. Followed by a hot shower.
Total 2850 yards
Updated April 26th, 2012 at 06:55 PM by Donna
Still not feeling great, left shoulder is a little impinged if I move wrong. I did some start and my last one of fly actually felt more normal but that didn't come till number 8.
Over all I don't feel like crud but I don't feel fast either. I know I have to trust my training and once my mental attitude kicks in everything will be fine.
500 free w/snorkle every 4th lap kick
4x25 shooters w/fins actually made all of them
25 build +25 ez @ 2
50 burst + cruise@ 1:30
25 up tempo + 75 ez
8x50 from block alt free/fly
100 long +loose in 1:29
Total 1400 yards
Work has been a nightmare this weekend. The go-live has kept me on the phone and working past my bed time.
Last night I could not stay asleep then I got paged at 4am worked for a half hour and drove to swim practice.
4x50 dril @:20 RI did 1 arm fly
6x50@:20 RI shooters w/fins cruise the rest of the lap
8x50@1:30 burst + cruise alt fly/free for the burst
25 @90% + 75 EZ went 17 on this
2x25 from a dive good breakout
Total 1500 meters
The one good thing I can say....."I AM NOT ON-CALL ANY MORE!"
My muscles are dealing with my massage from yesterday. Not to bad though. Allergies are still causing me to misjudge the top of the water on breakouts. 3 out of 8 times from the blocks.
10x50 free kick
4x25 torque drill
8x50 from block breakout and cruise 4 free 4 fly
8x25 odds up tempo. Evens EZ
Total 1850 yards
Updated April 21st, 2012 at 08:21 PM by Donna
It was Long Course today so I did 400's again
400 free kick w/fins
400 free pull w/bouy
8x50@1:30 free as 15m kick/20m swim/15m kick w/snorkle
Total 2000 meters
Moving faster is getting better though. Not too bad today. Back was locked up as usual and my first start is always painful and horrible.
This set done w/zoomers
4x50@1:00 fly drill alt rt/lt arm by lap
4x50@1:15 DPK shooter + 25 EZ kick
4x50@1:15 rotational kick drills
4x50@1:15 breast pull
1st 25 = build to fast, nail finish
2nd 25 = fast 90%, nail finish went 16
5x50 from block as fast breakout to 15m mark then EZ odds fly evens free on the breakout.
Total 2050 yards
Well if you know me I did more than that.
500 free kick w/zoomers
5x100@2:30 fly w/zoomers as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 swim but with a kickout to the 15m mark
6x50 from block good breakout then EZ half fly half free my first 2 felt horrid but once my back was no longer poping in and out I did great
200 free EZ w/snorkle
Total 2000 yards in 50 minutes
Still having issues with speed right now and left shoulder, lower back issues abound.
My daughter was complaining about getting old at 21 and I just had to laugh.
500 free every 4th lap kick on back
6x25@:45 shooters i could get out to 1/2 pool now but then I pop up when I don't have fins
6x25@:45 no breathers i only made the first one
1st 25 burst + cruise free
2nd 25 burst + cruise fly
3rd 25 EZ
4th 25 EZ speed i could actually do the last 2 as no breathers but then I may have been going more like AFAP than EZ speed since I went 18 and 17 on those
50 EZ between rounds
300 free w/snorkle EZ
2x50 from block sprint to wall then EZ back
Total 2000 yards
I guess I would have to say this was a good workout today.
Long course today with 1 foot of water missing. Cold p
ool since they were adding water. On top of that I felt horid in the water could not move. I also had to dodge 4 other swimmers. Only one was my speed.
This is week 2 and I just have to remember that. I am telling myself the usual things I tell the kids I coach.
Have one last massage on friday.
4x50@1:15 kick w/zoomers
8x25@:45 no breathers couln't do more then 2
4x50@1:45 torque drill no paddles
8x25@1:00 burst + cruise tried on fly big mistake was cutting stroke short
4x25@:45 shooters w/zoomers did good on these
50 AFAP free w/zoomers went 35
50 AFAP free w/zoomers went 35
Total 2200 meters
Had a deep tissue massage yesterday, it felt so good but boy does it take time to get out of my system. I was hurting today.
4x thru the 25 and 50 are each stroke IM order
100@2:00 IM went 1:33 on last one
3x(5x50 w/zoomers) @1:30
Round 1 free 6/7/8/9/10 fast strokes + cruise
Round 2 kick dolphin kick as far as possible under water made last one just barely they easy free
Round 3 fly/free 6/7/8/9/10 fast fly strokes then easy free
50 EZ between rounds
Focus on breakouts
50 fast free @ 85-90% 100 pace went 33 but it felt 100%
50 kick AFAP dolphin on back went 1:08
6x50 from block first 2 as 25 fly AFAP/25 free EZ
Last 6 as just 2 stroke breakouts then EZ
My fly felt off and I came up half a stroke short each time, also did not feel like I had a good reach
Total 3000 yards
I felt a great need to do this set today. Trying to gain some confidence in my longer swims. I also wanted to use the longer fins today instead of my zoomers.
500 free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
5x200@4:00 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/ 50 swim went 3:37, 3:27, 3:21, 3:15, 3:09
6x50@1:30 free w/snorkle 15m kick/20m swim/15m kick
4x50 free focus on SDK off wall was making it to the 4th line on bottom (about 10m) before my natural boyancy forced me to the surface
Total 2500 meters
This is the first day I did absolutely NO SPEED at all.
I have a massage and chiro/ART session for tomorrow and will likely do an easy fly workout. I'll probably drag out the long fins again tomorrow.
600 free every 4th lap kick on back
8x100@:20RI free as 25 scull, 25 kick, 50 drill w/snorkle
8x50@:20RI odds over/unders evens under/overs w/fins
Actually almost made it the whole lap on the unders using my full size fins, i have just been trying not to rely on them as much
8x25@:45 glide + cruise
2x50 from block, good start and glide to dead stop then cruise
Total 2200 yards
I hate this time of year. My nationals is always effected by allergies. The only year i was free of them was the last time I went to Y nats after spending a few days at Disney. Had time for everything to clear up.
500 free w/paddles long and loose
500 free kick w/zoomers every 3rd 25 fast
8x25@1:00 burst + cruise w/zoomers I alternated fly and free since that is what I am swimming at nats
10x50@1:30 kick 5 w/o fins held right at 1 min 5 w/zoomers 1st 25 90% 2nd EZ
25 AFAP fly went 17
50 AFAP free went 33
75 AFAP free went 54
Total 2400 yards
Overall I a ok with todays effort but I need to get this muscle under my scapula worked out soon.
No energy today at all. My easy speed were slow :18 for free and :20 for fly. Did try a little sprint but couldn't go too long.
I have one muscle under the left scapula that hurting right now along witht the neck. This is normally an issue one my right side not left. Hopefully my next massage/ART session will fix this completely.
2 time thru:
200 dolphin kick on back w/ zoomers @ 3:30
2x100@1:45 free w/paddles actually felt strong on these
4x25@:45 drill IM order
32x25 odds easy speed @:30 10 free 6 fly, evens free EZ @:45
4x50 from dive good breakouts odds free evens fly
Total 2600 yards