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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. IM work at the Y

    by , January 25th, 2014 at 12:45 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    The guard said the temp was 81 but I would say it was more like 83. Still it was a good day.

    8x50@:55 free
    100 free for time 1:20 not good but it was early
    8x50@:50 free
    100 fly w/zoomers for time 1:28
    8x50@:45 free w/zoomers
    500 fly w/zoomers broken @:20 RI
    100 back for time 1:31
    500 back broken @:20 RI
    100 breast for time 1:48
    5x100@2:15 breast pull w/paddles & zoomers
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    4x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy held 1:20
    200 free EZ

    Total 4000 yards
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  2. Trying to use my legs more when I swim

    by , January 24th, 2014 at 07:54 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I had Jerry next to me and there is something about this that makes me just push more than I would normally push in warm up. I have to keep up or.... It is just the competitor in me.

    Just an added note on the leg front, Since November I have added a 30 minute brisk walk every Monday-Friday during lunch to help lose weight and thin my legs. I am now ready to move down a size in cloths, even though the weight has remained the same lately. I know putting on more muscle...

    500 free pushed hard on this draggin legs as usual
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    5x200@3:00 free w/paddles & bouy descend 2:48, 2:48, 2:45, 2:41, 2:36
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkle held 1:35's goal to maintain a strong steady kick and not drag legs as I normally do.

    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate pace
    8x50@:55 free maintain steady kick
    100 free EZ drag legs as usual

    Total 3500 yards
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  3. Sprint day, I really need to get the body moving faster

    by , January 23rd, 2014 at 07:39 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just didn't feel fast but I was trying! The more I do it the better I will get. I think Tuesdays and Thursdays will be either stroke or sprint days since Monday, Wednesday and Friday I typically have to share lane space now that the SCAD is back in the water.

    This was an old Leslie Livingston workout. I have some of her workouts now on my laminated index cards. Easy to keep on deck and reuse.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    4x25@:40 odds free build to fast evens EZ
    4x25@:45 kick odds build to fast evens EZ
    4x25 drag race from mid pool AFAP to wall then EZ to mid pool
    50 EZ
    8x25@:45 Burst & cruise free
    2x50@1:00 free EZ
    4x(25 AFAP + 50 EZ)@2:00 1 each stroke w/fins took fins off for first 50 of breast
    3x50@1:00 free EZ
    4x(37.5 AFAP +112.5)@3:00 free #1-3 free #4 AFAP was fly
    300 Free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. Burn baby Burn those thigh muscles

    by , January 22nd, 2014 at 07:48 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Luckly Julie and I are skilled at just splitting the lane. If we had to circle I would have been running over her and others.

    Today I also did my leg set that really does burn my thighs. Burn baby burn.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy went 1:25, 1:25, 1:25, 1:25, 1:24, 1:24, 1:23, 1:22, 1:22, 1:19
    10x50@1:00 free kick on back w/zoomers went 45, 45, 47, 47, 46, 46, 46, 46, 46, 46

    500 free w/snorkle as alt 100 swim/100 drill
    500 free kick w/zoomers by this time my arms and legs were both fried

    Total 3500 yards
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  5. Speed work today, not sure how speedy it was though

    by , January 21st, 2014 at 07:49 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This one hurt after yesterdays IM Pyramid. I did not have time to finish the whole workout but got most of it done.

    500 Free
    100 free kick
    100 IM drill
    10x25@:45 odds shooters evens EZ kick w/zoomers
    50 EZ
    10x50@1:10 back descend 1-5 & 6-10 to 200 pace went 52, 52, 50, 48, 46, 53, 51, 50, 49, 46
    10x25@:45 power kick w/zoomers held 19's my legs were burning don't laugh my kick stinks
    200 negative split free 43, 45, 43, 43
    50 EZ
    8x50@1:00 IM work the back to breast flip work on lung control for the pullout
    400 Free EZ w/snorkle
    200 free kick EZ w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  6. Did the IM Pyranid at the Y today

    by , January 20th, 2014 at 12:44 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    It was warm about 84 degrees. I wasn't sure that I could finish the IM pyramid but I pushed thru it. Glad I challenged myself.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    The IM Pyramid
    25@:30 fl
    50@1:00 fl, fl
    75@1:30 fl, fl, bk
    100@2:00 fl, fl, bk, bk
    125@2:30 fl, fl, bk, bk, br
    150@3:00 fl, fl, bk, bk, br, br
    175@3:30 fl, fl, bk, bk, br, br, fr
    200@4:00 fl, fl, bk, bk, br, br, fr, fr
    175@3:30 fl, fl, bk, bk, br, br, fr
    150@3:00 fl, fl, bk, bk, br, br
    125@2:30 fl, fl, bk, bk, br
    100@2:00 fl, fl, bk, bk
    75@1:30 fl, fl, bk
    50@1:00 fl, fl
    25@:30 fl

    200 breast kick w/br fins
    200 free kick
    5x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:23's
    300 choice of drills w/snorkel
    200 free EZ

    total 4000 yards
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  7. Another Saturday at the Y

    by , January 18th, 2014 at 02:18 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes it was on the hot side but I was able to push fairly well despite the 84 degree temps. This is also the only pool open on Monday so I'll be there.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@1:45 free every 3rd IM went 1:30, 1:30, 1:38, 1:30, 1:29, 1:37, 1:26, 1:25, 1:34, 1:22
    500 breast kick w/br fins

    8x25@:05 torque drill
    8x25@:05 scull drill
    8x25@:45 burst fly & cruise free
    200 fly kick on back w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly

    200 kick
    300 free EZ

    Total 4000 yards
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  8. Backstroke on tap and work those legs

    by , January 17th, 2014 at 08:07 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    There is a new set I am doing frequently 10x50@1 kick w.zoomers maintaining 47 really makes my thighs burn good! I will incorperate that into my workouts atleast 2 or 3 times per week.

    I am starting to see the weight coming off now. The team tried to get me to go to breakfast this morning and I did but I did good. I ordered a bagel, egg, cheese and bacon had them cut it in half. At half now and will have the other half for lunch today.

    warm up
    500 free pushed on this thanks to swimming next to Jerry. He always pushes me.
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    main set
    5x100@1:45 back w/paddles went 1:38, 1:38, 1:35, 1:35, 1:35
    10x50@1:00 back kick w/zoomers held 47's

    the end mix
    200 free w/snorkle
    4x50@:10RI torque drill w/paddles
    4x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy held 1:22

    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  9. A Breaststroke day that went well

    by , January 16th, 2014 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes today was that evil stroke breaststroke and my knees held up ok.

    warm up
    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    main set
    10x50@1:00 breast pull w/zoomers held 52
    10x50@1:10 breast kick w/br fins held 59
    200 free EZ
    8x25@:05 breast accordian drill w/snorkle
    4x50@1:00 breast held 51

    warm down
    400 free w/snrokle maintain 6 beat kick

    total 3000 yards
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  10. Distance and leg work, what a combo

    by , January 15th, 2014 at 07:54 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After my swims this weekend I know I need my legs and the area that was burning during my 200 fly was my thighs. There are some that say I don't kick, well if I didn't my thighs would not have hurt, right?

    Today was a freestyle distance day but I did work those thighs with a strong kick set.

    Warm up
    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Main Set
    10x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:23, 1:23, 1:23, 1:22, 1:22, 1:21, 1:22, 1:20, 1:20, 1:20
    10x50@1:00 streamline kick on back w/zoomers held 46's these hurt my thighs good, burn baby burn

    Warm Down
    100 free w/snorkle
    100 scull drill w/snorkle
    100 catch drill at hips w/snorkle
    100 breast kick
    100 free kick
    100 breast kick
    400 free alternate 100 breath on right/100 breath on left

    Total 3500 yards
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  11. Fly away fun today

    by , January 14th, 2014 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It was raining, I was 10 minutes late cause I had to get gas but I still managed to bang out 3000 in 65 minutes. I love Tuesday's and Thursday's when the pool is empty. Why can't every day be like that?

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly scull drill w/zoomers & snorkle
    200 torque drill w/paddles & snorkle
    5x200@4:00 Fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/monofin went 3:09, 3:04, 2:56, 2:44, 2:37
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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