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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. A nice and easy day... meet this weekend

    by , October 28th, 2011 at 08:16 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am just not recovering well.

    500 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Back alt 50 rt arm/50 lt arm w/fins
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    200 Back

    Total 2000 yards easy
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  2. I just wanted to sleep in today but...you know me

    by , October 27th, 2011 at 07:42 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just swam an easy day. Was having issue with both elbows today.

    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    300 Fly kick w/fins on back
    200 Free w/folcrums just trying them out, they actually hurt a little
    200 Free kick w/snorkle
    4x50@:10R Free as 25 kick/25 swim w/snorkle
    100 Free easy
    8x50 from dive alt fly/free as 20 yard sprints rest easy free
    100 free easy

    Total 2500 yards
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  3. Good morning practice

    by , October 26th, 2011 at 07:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had a solid effort this morning, just hope I can keep it up this weekend.

    10x100@1:45 Free took a while but toward the end was under 1:30
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap moderate
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & fins descend 1-5 went 2:51, 2:45, 2:41, 2:39, 2:34
    200 free kick w/snorkle
    4x50 from dive 20 yard sprints alt fly/free then easy free
    100 free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. Flyin today

    by , October 25th, 2011 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I don't think the Y that I coach at has ever had as packed a practice as last night. 46 kids in 6 lanes.

    500 Free every 3rd lap fly skull drill
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fly kick
    10x100@1:45 Fly w/fins 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 swim strong
    5x100@:05R alt Free/Fly by 100 choice of drill w/snorkle
    200 Breast kick
    300 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  5. Decent set today, but only just made it

    by , October 24th, 2011 at 07:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Have a meet this week. Forgot I am doing backstroke this time so I need to work on it a little bit.

    400, 300, 200, 100@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x200@3:00 w/paddles & bouy as 100 Free/100 Back went 2:58, 2:57, 2:54, 2:55, 2:56
    6x50 from dive as 20 yard sprints alt fly/fr then easy free for the rest of the swim
    200 Free w/snorkle as 50 kick/150 swim EASY

    Total 3000 yards
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  6. Awesome start to the day

    by , October 22nd, 2011 at 02:09 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had a good warm up. Much better than most of my sets lately.

    10x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy went 1:24, 1:20, 1:20, 1:20, then held 1:17's
    500 Free kick w/fins
    5x100 no interval choice of drills w/snorkle
    200 Breast w/brfins

    Total 2200 yards
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  7. Long Course and no Fly

    by , October 21st, 2011 at 08:12 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did no real fly swimming today just kick.

    500 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Fly kick w/fins on back
    10x50@:10R Free w/snorkle 15 meters kick 20 meters swim 15 meters kick
    500 Free w/paddles & bouy

    Total 2500 meters
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  8. An oldie but a goodie

    by , October 20th, 2011 at 07:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This is an old workout that taught me how to coordinate my kick better.

    5x100@1:45 Free
    5x50@1:00 Free w/paddle rt arm only lt arm at side missed interval on last 2
    8x25@:45 Free kick #3&6 fast
    5x50@1:00 Free w/paddle lt arm only rt arm at side made these with 5 seconds to spare
    can you tell my rt arm is weeker than my left and I am right handed. Go Figure?
    8x25@:45 Free kick odds easy evens fast
    5x50@1:00 Free swim w/paddle on rt arm 4 kicks on the paddle hand
    8x25@:45 Free kick ALL FAST
    5x50@1:00 Free swim w/paddle on lt arm 4 kicks on the paddle hand
    4x50@1:15 Free w/snorkle as 25 kick/25 swim
    200 Free EASY

    Total 2500 yards
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  9. Can you say 500

    by , October 19th, 2011 at 07:25 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Todays workout revolved around 500's 6 of them to be exact.

    500 Free easy
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    500 Fly w/fins alt by 50 rt arm/50 lt arm (back therapy)
    2x500@8:00 Free w/paddles & bouy #1 in 7:06 and #2 in 6:39 (better than in the meet a few weeks ago)
    500 Free w/snorkle as 25 kick/75 swim with 6 beat kick (coordinating the arms with the kick is hard, I tend to want to drop the kick)

    Total 3000 yards
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  10. That Evil Stroke and Sprint attempt?

    by , October 18th, 2011 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just could not get moving today. Shoulders were not there and my kick stunk so I decided to do breast stroke which I don't normally do.

    1000 Free as 200s/200p/200s/200k/200s
    500 Breast kick w/brfins
    10x50@1:00 Breast pull w/fins over water recovery focus
    6x50 From dive 20 yard sprints alt free/fly
    200 Free kick w/snorkle last 50 sprint kick
    200 Free easy
    Total 2700 yards
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  11. Not a lot today but a lot of kicking

    by , October 17th, 2011 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I wanted to do one set that was going to take a lot of time so I did. For once I did not worry about the distance just the quality.

    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy went 2:47, 2:44, 2:43, 2:41, 2:39
    10x50 Free kick w/snorkle odds kick at surface, evens kick just below the surface (that is much harder)

    Total 2500 yards
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  12. A Chemical Bath Tub today

    by , October 15th, 2011 at 05:19 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Swam at the Y today. The chemicals were better but still off, too heavy on the chlorine but still tollerable. As to the Bath Tub reference it was at least 85-86. Perhaps if they turn down the temp the chemical issues might get better!?

    200 Free
    200 Free Kick w/snorkle
    200 Free kick alt 25 kick on surface/25 kick just under surface/25 kick deep this is really tough to do
    200 Free kick
    200 Free
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/ 50 swim strong
    500 Free kick w/fins

    Then the kids came in and we worked on their strokes.

    Total 2500 yards
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  13. The Butternut! It's Official

    by , October 14th, 2011 at 08:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I have done this alot in the past but this time I am joining the Buttrenut club officially!

    500 Free easy
    500 Fly in 10:34!
    500 Free kick w/fins
    10x50@:10R Free w/snorkle as 15meters kick/20m swim/15meters kick
    500 Free w/paddles & bouy EASY

    Total 2500 meters
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  14. A lot of fly today...

    by , October 13th, 2011 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes another back loosening day, but then that is why I swim! Believe me this annoyance is mild compared to what it used to be.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 kick free to fly w/fins 4fr/3fr-1fl/2fr-2fl/1fr-3fl/4fl
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim held back on these today
    100 free kick w/snorkle
    100 fly kick w/snorkle
    100 free kick w/snorkle
    200 free w/snorkle

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. A Back needs loosening day

    by , October 12th, 2011 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My back was painful this morning but thanks to a good fly drill workout it feels much better now.

    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    500 IM broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R 1's fly 2's back 3's breast 4's free
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 drill/25 swim alternate skull drill and stone skipper for the drills
    500 Fly drills/kick w/fins choice of drills mix it up
    6x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy went 1:24, 1:20, 1:19, 1:16, 1:16, 1:15 good set for me
    4x100 Free w/snorkle odds kick evens swim

    Total 3000 yards
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  16. Wanted to sleep in but....

    by , October 11th, 2011 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    A gental rain making me want to stay in bed but no... have to go to the pool. It is a good thing I did because my back was so bad this morning, I needed the swim to make it thru the rest of the day.

    More kick than swim this time.

    1000 Free as 200 sw/200 k/200 sw/200 p/200 sw
    500 Fly kick w/fins on back or side alternate by 100
    500 Breast kick w/brfins
    4x50@1:30 Butterfrog just trying it out to see if I might be smart switching midway thru my 200 fly this will be hard mentally to do since I didn't learn it this way
    200 free kick w/snorkle
    100 Free w/snorkle easy

    Total 2500 yards
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  17. Meet was a mess but it was still fun

    by , October 10th, 2011 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My sprints STUNK! The one event I could do the 500 Free and my goggles broke while I was behind the block. Ripped them off and swam with no goggles for the whole race.

    Light blue line on a pale blue bottom, difficult to see. The numbers my counter put in were a blurr... I knew when I hit 11 because I saw 2 plurry things instead of 1 so I figured I better count the rest of the race.

    Didn't do a fast time but I finished and set an example for the kids that you don't stop because something goes wrong.

    Today turned into a distance workout of sorts with more kick.

    5x200@3:30 Free w/4 beat kick
    500 Free kick w/fins as 25 easy/25 mod/25 fast
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy just make them held 2:46's
    8x25@:45 Free kick w/snorkle that leaked
    100 Free w/fulcrums
    2x100@:10R Free kick w/board
    100 Free EASY

    Total 3100 yards
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  18. Long Course and no fly! Oh My!

    by , October 7th, 2011 at 08:06 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just going thru the motions again. Still a little sore and mentally drained this week.

    1000 Free broken
    500 Free kick w/fins
    6x50 Free w/snorkle as 15 meters kick/20 meters swim/15 meters kick (snorkle kept filling up on me)
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy
    4x50 from dive 20 meter sprints

    Total 3000 meters
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  19. Going thru the motions, swimming is my only release

    by , October 6th, 2011 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just could not get motivated to do much of anything except laps


    10x100@1:45 Free last lap straight arm drill
    500 kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast alt by 100 free/fly
    2x500@8:00 Free w/paddles & bouy by 25 breath every 2, 3, 4, 5 strokes the 5's were a challenge for me
    5x100 #1 fly drill, #2 breast kick, #3 breast drill, #4 back drill, #5 free easy the drills were choice and I mixed them up

    Total 3000 yards
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  20. Still a little sore but subsiding some

    by , October 5th, 2011 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Maybe by this weekend I'll be ready to race in the COLD air.

    5x200@3:30 Free #2 pull #4 kick (didn't make interval here)
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fly
    5x100@1:30 w/paddles & bouy as 50 free/50 back
    10x50@1:05 Free w/snorkle as 25 kick/25 swim
    4x50 from block 20 yard sprints then easy free
    300 Free easy

    total 3000 yards
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