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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. Playing with the new toy

    by , July 10th, 2014 at 08:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since I have to have blood work drawn this morning I know enough not to swim hard raising my blood sugar. A nice easy swim today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free ez
    500 free
    5x100@2:15 back
    500 free w/ snorkel maintain 6 beat kick
    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 meters
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  2. A great distance workout today, key word descend!

    by , July 9th, 2014 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a great distance workout today and I am able to hit times I haven't hit for a long time.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    2 times thru w/paddles & bouy
    2x200@3:30 free went R1-3:13, 3:07, R2-3:06, 3:02
    4x100@1:45 free went R1-1:34, 1:34, 1:32, 1:32, R2-1:31, 1:30, 1:29, 1:28
    4x50@1:00 free EZ
    1 minute rest

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

    Total 3500 meters
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  3. Backstroke work today

    by , July 8th, 2014 at 08:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Decided to work on backstroke today. One of these days I will need to do a fly workout but I have not been in the mood.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:10 back w/paddles descend 1-5, 6-10went 58, 55, 55,53, 53, 58, 58, 55, 51, 48
    500 back kick w/zoomers alt by 50 streamline kick, fashion model, arms perpendicular
    10x50@1:00 free odds as 35m moderate/15m sprint evens 15m sprint/35m moderate
    300 free EZ w/snorkle
    200 free EZ kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 meters
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  4. Distance Monday

    by , July 7th, 2014 at 10:54 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Late to the pool today so tried to cram in as much as I could.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    3x500@9 free w/paddles & buoy went 8:05, 8:07, 8:00
    300 free w/snorkel
    200 free w/zoomers

    Total 3000 meters
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  5. Saturday at the Y

    by , July 5th, 2014 at 04:18 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    The water was 85 degrees today but it was good to be back in the water.

    The temperature kept me swimming on the slower side but did get one good set in.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@3 free w/paddles & buoy descend 1-5 went 2:53, 2:50, 2:45, 2:39, 2:34
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    8x25@:15RI breast pull w/paddles and flutter kick
    8x25@:15RI breast pull w/zoomers
    100 breast
    5x100@2 free w/snorkel held 1:30's
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 4000 yards
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  6. A relaxed mix today

    by , July 3rd, 2014 at 08:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just a relaxed workout needed to recover from yesterday. What am I going to do tomorrow with no pool to swim in. Doesn't pool management know that could be their biggest day of use on a holiday when families are off.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:10 back w/paddles went 58, 58, 58, 58, 58, 58, 55, 53, 52, 51
    4x200@5 IM order as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim fast w/zoomers
    breast as 100 pull/50 kick/50 swim no fins
    3x200@4 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick
    100 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 meters
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  7. Race Pace work

    by , July 2nd, 2014 at 08:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Still recovering so this set today was not as strong but it was consistant. From now till the 9th of July I am in serious weightloss mode. I know I have to watch what I eat over the holiday weekend or compensate with extra exercise like cycling or walk/run since there is no open pool on Friday.

    5x100@1:45 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    20x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:34's last 5 held 1:33's
    300 free EZ w/snorkle
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3500 meters
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  8. Still feel like I am recovering from the meet 2 weeks ago

    by , July 1st, 2014 at 08:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just don't feel like I have recovered completely but then again I have not been good about stretching, using the muscle stimulator and the foam roller. All my own fault.

    Today my fly felt good, but my attempt at sprinting is just not there yet. I have to add sprinting every day now or I won't be useful for relays.

    I will be losing a swim day on Friday due to the pool being closed unless I can find someplace else to swim. Both the Y and Aquatic Center are closed.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    100 free EZ
    10x50@1:15 fly w/monofin holding 40's
    200 free EZ
    5x100@2 free 30m sprint - 15m into wall to 15m out of wall
    200 free EZ w/snorkle

    Total 2500 meters
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  9. Back at the home pool

    by , June 30th, 2014 at 10:12 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I made it back from Atlanta and the coaches clinic. I don't miss the Atlanta traffic at all!

    Today was a solid distance workout after weightlifting yesterday.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    2 rounds
    3x200@3:30 free w/paddles & bouy went. 3:08, 3:08, 3:04, 3:08, 3:04, 3:02
    100@3 back EZ

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    4x50 from block as 25 sprint free 25 free EZ
    100 free EZ

    Total 3200 meters
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  10. A quickie today

    by , June 26th, 2014 at 09:00 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had my phone clip break so had to make a run to Walmart for a new phone carrying case and gas so this was a short one.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@4 as 100 free/100 back w/strapless paddles & bouy went 3:39, 3:36, 3:34, 3:28, 3:22
    300 free w/snorkle
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2500 meters
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  11. Awesome Distance Workout Today

    by , June 25th, 2014 at 08:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    For me this was a great workout. I know I will feel it after.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    3 rounds
    5x100 free w/paddles & bouy
    100 free EZ
    R1@1:45 went 1:35, 1:34, 1:32, 1:32, 1:32
    R2@1:40 went 1:32, 1:32, 1:30, 1:30, 1:31
    R3@1:35 went 1:30, 1:30, 1:31, 1:31, 1:31

    500 free EZ w/snorkle

    Total 3300 meters
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  12. Bad Back Day

    by , June 24th, 2014 at 08:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had to do butterfly just to loosen up my back. I am still trying to recover from the weekend.

    At the end of practice this father walks in with his kids and sits two lanes down from me. I am about to choke from the smell of his cologe. It was like he bathed in it.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly scull drill w/snorkle and zoomers
    200 torque drill w/snorkle and paddles
    200 1 arm fly alt rt/lt by 50 w/zoomers
    200 fly kick on back w/zoomers
    4x50@1:30 fly went 57, 59, 58, 58 this was were the smell was getting to me
    5x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles and bouy

    Total 2500 meters
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  13. Scratch finals in 200 IM yesterday

    by , June 23rd, 2014 at 08:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My knee has been having issues when I push off walls, basically when it is straight. Did manage a good swim yesterday with my 200 Free, 200 IM was ok considering my knee and the 50 free STUNK!

    Today back to distance day. It was suposed to be easy recovery but I was feeling strong.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    2 rounds R1 w/paddles & bouy R2 w/strapless paddles & bouy
    3x200@4 free descend went R1 3:18, 3:11, 3:08 R2 3:15, 3:08, 3:02
    200@5 back easy recovery

    400 free easy w/snorkle and 6 beat kick

    Total 3000 meters
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  14. The old lady made finals

    by , June 21st, 2014 at 09:22 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    This is the second time I made finals but it wasn't in 200 fly which most kids and adults don't want to do twice.

    My 100 free was about the same as last year 1:18.58. The 200 back was also about normal at 3:22.81. My 50 back was 44.80 in prelims and 44.58 in the C finals those were my third and forth fastest times! I actually thought I went slower in finals but that was not the case. A rather successful day.

    I must say my body does not recover as well. Might need some
    Ibuprofen tonight.
  15. A great start to the meet

    by , June 20th, 2014 at 10:16 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    They got the temperature down to 79.8 better than the 81.5 this morning. Swam my best 800 free in over 4 years with a 12:07.90.
    I am going to work on holding this pace for my full 1500.

    Tomorrow I have the 50 back, 100 free and 200 back. Can I recover by tomorrow morning? Good question we will see.
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  16. Still no psych sheet for tonights kids meet

    by , June 20th, 2014 at 09:07 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not sure if I will make the cut for the 800 free but am hopeful. Of Course the water is hot at 81.5 which I complained about yesterday to the guards. It was beautiful the beginning of the week, why do they have to screw it up? The Chatham County Aquatic Center needs to get their act together if they want to continue to have meets there.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@2 free held 1:45's for most long and loose last one in 1:35 staying comfortable.
    100 back build each 50 into the turn
    4x50 from block 15m sprint
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    100 breast kick to loosen my knee

    Total 2700 meters
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  17. Just plain tired today

    by , June 19th, 2014 at 08:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Meet starts tomorrow and I have no energy so I went with it. My left knee was hurting but after the breast kick it seemed to loosen up enough to swim a decent breaststroke.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 back as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 free as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 breast as 100 pull/50 kick/50 swim
    500 free w/snorkle and 6 beat kick
    4x50 from block 15m sprint/35m easy free alt fly/free for sprint

    Total 2500 meters
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  18. had planned an easy one but...

    by , June 18th, 2014 at 08:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Sometimes we just push when we don't want to.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles & bouy went 1:41, 1:38, 1:37, 1:35, 1:34, 1:34, 1:34, 1:35, 1:35, 1:33
    500 free w/snorkle maintain strong 6 beat kick
    500 free kick w/zoomers maintain strong kick
    4x50 from block alt 15m sprint fly/free 35m easy free

    Total 3200 meters
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  19. Just plain LAZY!

    by , June 17th, 2014 at 08:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just had no energy today so this became drill day for me.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 back as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 breast as 100 pull/50 kick/50 swim
    200 free as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    2x50 from block 25 sprint/25 easy
    2x100 from block 25 spint/75 easy

    Total 2300 meters
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  20. Good start to the week

    by , June 16th, 2014 at 09:08 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a good start but I don't want to be drained by the end of the week for the kids meet. I am also hoping I make the cut to swim the 800 free friday night. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

    500 Free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers

    400@7 free w/paddles & bouy went 6:17
    400@9 IM went 7:56
    400@7 free w/paddles & bouy went 6:09
    400@9 IM went 7:45
    400@7 free w/paddles & bouy went 6:03

    200 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick

    Total 3500 meters
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