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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. Needed a recovery day

    by , July 7th, 2010 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Recovery day does not mean sleep in just easy swimming for me.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    1000 Free kick w/fins odd 100's easy even 100's FAST
    3x[100@1:45 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy
    ....[200@3:30 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy
    100 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy EASY
    2x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 Rt arm/50 Lt arm/50 streamline kick on back/50 sprint
    200 Free easy w/fins

    Total 3600 meters
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  2. Some fast days

    by , July 6th, 2010 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Seem like I am swimming so fast in workout lately and today was no exception, even despite a bad back.

    1000 Free as 200 SPSKS
    500 Free kick w/snorkle & fins
    5x200@4:00 Back w/paddles got progressively faster
    300 Free kick w/fins
    200 Fly alternate 50 Rt arm/50 Lt arm

    Total 3000 meters
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  3. Surpising this morning concidering

    by , July 5th, 2010 at 11:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The pool temp was 86 at the Y today. Normally that would put my body into a lazy mode but not today.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 skull drill/25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 swim Fast
    500 Free w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy went 2:34, 2:31, 2:28, 2:28, 2:27 very fast for me
    500 Free kick w/fins easy
    400 MI drills w/fins
    100 Free easy

    total 4000 yards
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  4. Wow what a morning

    by , July 3rd, 2010 at 11:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I felt very tired today, did a leasurely warm up then decided I would try to do a 500 Fly LCM w/fins. Took 15 seconds off my best time but hurt fairly good. The reason I decided to do this was because my back was hurting and I wanted it to stop hurting. My answer 500 FLY, feel much more normal now.

    400 Free
    300 Free w/paddles and bouy
    200 Free kick w/fins
    100 Free
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins
    500 Fly w/fins in 8:13
    500 Free kick w/fins

    Total 2500 meters
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  5. Not too bad today felt strong

    by , July 2nd, 2010 at 08:53 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt really strong on everything including warmup. Normally warmup is SLOW. Not today.

    5x200@3:30 Free was holding 3:12 normally I do these on 3:45 because I tend to hold 3:30
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    10x100@2:00 Fly as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 sprint w/fins
    500 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy
    5x100@:10R Free drill EASY

    Total 3500 meters
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  6. Dug this up out of an old workout

    by , July 1st, 2010 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    For those days when you you just need something Long.

    3000 w/paddles & bouy as 500 Free, 100 Back, 400 Free, 200 Back, 300 Free, 300 Back, 200 Free, 400 Back, 100 Free, 500 Back
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Free w/fins as drills EASY

    Total 4000 meters
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  7. A good morning to swim

    by , June 30th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt good this morning for workout

    400 Free
    300 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free
    100 Free w/board kick
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    5x100@:05R Back kick drills w/fins mix it up
    10x100@1:45 as 50 Free/50 Back w/paddles
    5x100@2:15 Free w/snorkle only as 25 kick streamline, 75 swim easy good stroke and rotation

    Total 3500 meters
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  8. Can you tell my favorite set?

    by , June 29th, 2010 at 07:06 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had to go to work early today so only got 1 hour in. I also felt a bit faster than usual.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 free kick w/fins every 3rd 50 FAST
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 streamline kick on back/50 fly sprint went 3:28, 3:20, 3:18, 3:25, 3:18
    300 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free EASY

    total 3000 meters
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  9. Just going thru the motions I think

    by , June 28th, 2010 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did not have much energy today so it seemed like I just had a "go thru the motions" kind of day.

    5x200@3:45 Free
    5x100@2:00 Fly kick on back w/fins
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    3x[100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    .....[200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    400 Free w/paddles & bouy for time 5:53
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3500 meters
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  10. Rehash and mishmash

    by , June 25th, 2010 at 08:07 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This is a rehash of a set from earlier in the week. I just needed to do some strong fly swimming.

    5x200@3:45 Free
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim FAST
    200 Free kick w/fins
    5x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    300 Free w/snorkle EASY

    Total 3500 meters
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  11. Was going to go easy today but...

    by , June 24th, 2010 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I intended to do an easy day but as luck would have it I pushed hard.

    10x100@1:50 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 moderate
    10x50@1:00 Breast pull w/paddles & fins
    300 Back kick w/fins
    300 Free kick w/fins & snorkle
    400 Free w/paddles & bouy went 5:52
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3200 meters
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  12. Something got in to me today

    by , June 23rd, 2010 at 07:25 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just came up with this today for the fun of it. Made it up as I went along and based on how I felt.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 streamline kick on back/50 swim FAST
    3x400@7:00 Free #1 w/snorkle, paddles & bouy, #2 w/paddles and good kick, #3 as 50 swim/50drill
    100 Free EASY
    200 Free kick w/fins

    Total 4000 meters
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  13. Strong back day today

    by , June 22nd, 2010 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Took a little while to get moving but once I was into it wow. I realy need those warmups and warm downs as I realized this past weekend. The older I get the more I have to loosen up.

    400 Free
    300 Free kick w/fins
    200 Free pull w/paddles & bouy
    100 Free
    600 Back kick drills w/fins alt. streamline, fashion model and partial recovery
    10x100@2:00 as 50 free/50 back pull w/paddles went 1:43, 1:41, 1:40, 1:40, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38, 1:38
    200 free kick w/fins easy
    200 free w/fins 10 kicks then stroke strong
    300 free relaxed swim
    100 1 arm fly
    100 Free easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  14. After meet workout FLY!

    by , June 21st, 2010 at 07:38 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After such a good meet I decided to push myself today. I still had a lot left over.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    10x50@1:00 1 arm drill Fly w/fins
    1x100@2:00 Fly w/fins
    2x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    4x25@:30 Fly w/fins
    200 Fly kick w/fins
    400 Free w/paddles & bouy matched my 400 time from yesterday with a 5:51
    200 Free easy
    400 Free easy w/snorkle & good kick

    Total 3500 meters

    Updated June 21st, 2010 at 08:23 PM by Donna (forgot one set)

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  15. An Awesome Meet for once

    by , June 21st, 2010 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This weekend was my best meet this year. Went into it with no expectations, no taper and did proper warm ups and warm downs from my events.

    The 100 Free was ok with a second best time, but I followed up with a personal best in the 100 Fly by 4 seconds! Even won my heat. The 50 Free was my 3rd best time but only the 3rd time I broke 33 and also placed 19th in that one.

    The next day I had a decent 100 Back and 200 Free but the 400 Free was my second best time and is very close to me best from 2 years ago. Won my heat on that one also.

    Over all a very successful meet with the kids.
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  16. A ho hum Friday

    by , June 18th, 2010 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just not motivated today so I just worked on stroke stuff.

    400, 300, 200, 100@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins moderate every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@:05R choice of drill w/fins mixed it up
    5x200@3:15 Free w/paddles & bouy make the interval
    6x50 from dive sprint 25's rest easy

    Total 3300 meters
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  17. Oh My! I did alittle evil stroke today

    by , June 17th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not very often I do any IM or Breaststroke due to my knee issues but today was an exception. I needed a change and today my knee did not hurt.

    400 MI swim the free, kick the breast, pull the back and drill the fly
    400IM kick w/fins do breast last and remove fins
    200IM pull w/paddles & bouy
    200MI swim
    10x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins first 4 were 1:41's then managed to hold 1:35'2 for the rest
    400 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy good rotation and stroke
    6x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts then easy rest of lap
    100 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  18. A great 800 day

    by , June 16th, 2010 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today felt good and I am ready for the meet, but unfortunatley I may not make the cut to swim the 400 at the meet. Too many kids signed up.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins 25 easy/25 mod/25 fast
    12x50@1:15 as 50 Fly skull, 50 1 arm fly, 50 fly all w/fins
    800 Free w/paddles & bouy went 11:59 RACE PACE
    100 Free easy
    4x50 from block 15 meter sprints rest easy free

    Total 3200 meters
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  19. Have you every...

    by , June 15th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    felt strong but then your times just don't support how you feel? That is how I felt today.

    400 Free
    300 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free
    100 Free kick
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    600 Back kick drills w/fins by 100 fashion model, partial recovery, one arm, repeat
    8x50@1:00 Back just made these
    500 Free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy
    4x50 from dive 15 meter breakout sprints rest easy

    Total 3200 meters
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  20. Another day of fly just not as agressive

    by , June 14th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt like doing some relaxed fly today to loosen my lower back up.

    10x100@2:00 Free odds swim evens fist drill
    500 Free kick w/fins alt 100 easy 100 moderate
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/50 swim
    5x100@2:00 Fly kick on back w/fins
    10x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    2x50 from a dive good breakout rest easy

    Total 3600 meters
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