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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 rare sprint day or is it....

    by , August 19th, 2010 at 08:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am going to work on my sprints more than I have in the past and today was a great start. The focus was sprint freestyle today and it felt good and consistant. Not alot but good quality effort.

    400, 300, 200, 100 @:15R Free
    4x[4x25@1:00 Free SPRINT held :15
    ....[200 Free kick w/fins easy
    3x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy #1 easy, #2 as 100 hard/100 easy #3 hard went 2:54, 2:47, 2:34
    200 Free EASY long and loose

    Total 3000 yards
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  2. Working on Backstroke today

    by , August 18th, 2010 at 08:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This week I am doing each of the strokes I normally swim. Today was back, tomorrow I may try my hand at Breast, since it has been a while.

    1000 Free as 200 SPSKS
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    500 Back kick w/fins fashion model
    10x100@1:45 w/paddles & bouy as 50 free/50 back
    5x100@:10R Free #2&4 drill

    Total 3500 yards
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  3. Butterfly focus

    by , August 17th, 2010 at 08:25 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I wanted to focus on some fly. My left elbow is starting to get annoyed with me again but I will work thru it.

    5x100@2:00 Free pull to kick
    500 Fly kick w/fins streamline on back
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 fly skull/50 swim strong
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-5 went 2:57, 2:49, 2:45, 2:40, 2:34
    500 easy Free

    Total 3500 yards
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  4. I don't want to get back to reality just yet

    by , August 16th, 2010 at 08:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Sunburn and all I managed to have alot of speed today.

    10x100@1:45 Free last lap fist drill
    3x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    200 Free kick w/fins easy
    3x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    200 Free kick w/fins easy
    10x100 Free w/paddles #1-4@1:30 #5-7@1:25 #8-9@1:20 #10@1:15 made all usually #10 is off by 2 seconds
    5x100@1:45 Free easy odd ones breath on opposite side

    Total 3500 yards
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  5. Fun in the sun

    by , August 14th, 2010 at 04:09 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Any swimming I did was just for fun today. We went on a boating/snorkle trip. Which I just used my own goggles and did not use the snorkle at all. I just enjoyed diving under and swimming around with the fishies!

    This was a great trip. I don't want to come home....

    Tomorrow, back to reality.
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  6. Final Day of Nationals

    by , August 12th, 2010 at 05:19 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Started off today with a relay lead off close to my best time in the 50 free. Then it was the 200 Fly which was off my best by .3 and it felt good. Good meet over all and had a great time.

    Good friends, good food, good times. All of you who missed this need to plan to come the next time we go to a nice vacation destination.
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  7. Just having too much fun here

    by , August 11th, 2010 at 10:52 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Day 3 was off to a sour start as I got heartburn just before the 200 Back so not a good swim but for how I was feeling it was good. 3:12.72 which kept me in 7th place. Even with a best time I would still have gotten the same place so I'll take that.

    The 100 Fly hurt like #&*@ but it was a personal best with a 1:35.69 for 4th place. I went out much harder than I had planned. Steve said my first 50 looked like I was swimming a 50 only. Then came the wall....

    After a long day at the pool with my teammates it was off to the old city of San Juan and some site seeing and dinner. Too much fun hanging out with the GAJA crew and some of our adopted friends.

    Last event for my is the 200 Fly tomorrow. I am tempted to learn butterfrog. Nope I just can't bring myself to do it yet.
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  8. Day 2 at Nationals

    by , August 10th, 2010 at 06:34 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    More hardware today. After a leasurely warm up of 500 then another 500 later started with the 50 Fly in 37.30 for 6th place. The 100 Back I jammed the turn really bad, I was so close when I rolled over I almost hit the wall with my head. Still managed a 1:31.84 for 8th place.

    Next up were relays we did a Mixed Medley where I did fly and split a 36.89 and we placed 8th and the womens free relay I split 31.70 and we placed 6th!

    Great day looking forward to tomorrow.
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  9. Good start for Nationals

    by , August 9th, 2010 at 05:44 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Got in late yesterday so I was only able to to 1200 meters yesterday.

    Today managed a good 1500 Free in 22:55.85 for 4th place. Had a little difficulty breathing half way thru and had to slow down but after I got my breathing under control it was back to normal pace. When I looked at the splits I held 45-46 per 50 with one 48 (breathing issue here). Very pleased with the swim over all.

    With warm up and warm down went 3000 meters today.
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  10. Another slow moving day

    by , August 6th, 2010 at 09:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just not in the mood to rush. I think I am on vacation time now. My brain is in Puerto Rico, I am just waiting for my body to get there now.

    400 Free
    400 Free pull w/bouy
    400 Free kick w/fins alternate 50 easy/50 moderate
    10x30 from dive alt fly/free 15 meter breakout then easy free
    4x200@4:00 odds fly evens back w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim (1&2 easy,3&4 moderate)
    200 free easy

    Total 2500 meters

    Updated August 6th, 2010 at 12:38 PM by Donna

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  11. Slept in an extra 15 minutes

    by , August 5th, 2010 at 08:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Decided to sleep in an extra 15 minutes. This taper is a little different in that this would be the equivolent of Sunday my off day. I needed the extra rest for my eye balls.

    500 Free broken as 200,150,100,50@:10R
    500 Back broken as 25,50,75,100,25,50,75,25,50,25@:10R holding a :20 pace per 25
    500 Free kick w/fins EASY
    100 Free easy
    10x50 from dive alt Free/Fly bast breakout for 15 meters then easy free
    200 Free pull w/bouy
    200 Free choice of drills

    Total 2500 yards lame I know
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  12. It's getting close now

    by , August 4th, 2010 at 11:09 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes Nationals is almost here and I am ready to go. NOW!

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    200 Free easy
    10x50 from dive alt free/fly 15 meter breakouts then easy freE
    6x100@:15R Free w/bouy went 1:30, 1:30, 1:26, 1:24, 1:25, 1:24 EASY PACE
    200 Free EASY

    Totasl 3000 yards
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  13. What a disappointment this morning

    by , August 3rd, 2010 at 08:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I knew it was coming but I still kind of hoped it wouldn't. SHORT COURSE!!! One week too early for me. This seemed to happen this spring too. Oh well, I'll make due.

    10x100@1:45 Free as 50 Swim/50 drill mixed the drills up finger tip drag; fist; catch up; underwater recovery and 10kick then stroke
    500 50 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 Fast
    10x50 from dive alternate free/fly sprint first 15 meters then rest easy free
    3x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 fast
    200 Free pull easy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  14. Last day of Long Course... Tomorrow SCY

    by , August 2nd, 2010 at 08:17 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Luckly Friday I will get another chance at a LMC workout before Nationals.

    100,200,300,200,100@:15R Free
    5x100@2:00 Free kick w/fins #2&4 FAST others easy
    3x200@4:00 Back w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 FAST swim
    10x30 from dive alt fly/free
    200 Free w/bouy EASY

    total 2500 meters
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  15. Friday Follies

    by , July 30th, 2010 at 09:55 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Only 9 more days till Puerto Rico!!!!!!
    I am excited. My swimming stinks right now but that is expected.

    50,100,150,200@:10R Free
    500 Free every 3rd 25 alt rt arm/lt arm
    4x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins
    10x30 from dive alt fly/free fly felt good free stunk
    300 Free kick w/fins
    5x100@1:45 Free w/bouy held 1:36
    500 Free EASY

    Total 3000 meters
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  16. I really wanted to sleep in but...

    by , July 29th, 2010 at 08:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I really wanted to sleep in but Monday is the last day of long course and I didn't want to miss a day of long course. It is bad enough I will be doing short course next week but atleast it is only 3 days.

    100,200,300,400@:10R Free Easy
    600 Free kick w/fins as 50 easy/50 moderate/50 fast
    3x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick on back/50 strong swim
    10x30 from dive alt fly/free
    500 Free EASY w/bouy

    total 3000 meters
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  17. Picking up speed

    by , July 28th, 2010 at 08:49 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt much better today with alittle more pep.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Back kick w/fins alt by 100 fashion model/arms perpendicular
    10x30 from dive as 15 meter breakouts alt free/fly
    4x200@4:00 back w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 arms perp./50 sprint felt strong here
    400 Free as 50 swim/50 drill

    Total 3000 meters
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  18. No Energy today At ALL

    by , July 27th, 2010 at 08:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I could barely move today in the pool. Just felt yuck. My first 4 sprints were soooo sloooow.

    10x100@1:50 Free
    8x25 from block alt fly/free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins got slower each time
    200 Free EASY w/bouy
    400 Free for time 6:23 not good
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3000 meters
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  19. The Taper Yucks

    by , July 26th, 2010 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    No energy today at all. My sprints or rather attempts at sprints were dismal at best. then again I am doing longer races not sprints at Nationals, except relays.

    500 Free broken as 50-100-150-200@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins broken as 200-150-100-50@:10R
    8x25@1:00 Fly w/fins SPRINT held about 18-19
    300 Back kick w/fins
    5x100@2:00 Free 35 meters easy 30 meters Sprint (into & out of wall) 35 meters easy
    500 Free broken as 50-100-150-200 @:10R w/snorkle
    500 Free easy


    Total 3000 meters
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  20. Just one set today

    by , July 23rd, 2010 at 09:02 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I didn't want to have to think today.

    6x[1x200@3:40 Free
    ....[2x100@1:50 Free
    ....[4x50@:55 Free

    1 minute rest after round 2 and 4
    Round
    #1&2 Swim
    #3&4 Kick w/fins
    #5 w/snorkle & bouy
    #6 w/bouy

    6x15 from dive 15 meter breakouts

    Total 3700 meters
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