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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. Felt like %^@$

    by , May 3rd, 2010 at 07:42 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Oh well not a particularly good day, still some nausea, lack of energy and all round not great but still managed a workout.

    10x100@1:45 Free every 3rd IM
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    10x100@:10R Free at pace subtract 1:30 from the time which came out to 13:58 only 1 minute off yuck
    10x50 from Dive 15 meter breakouts the first 3 and last 2 were not to bad everything in the middle just stunck couldn't get my streamline on the start
    300 kick w/fins
    200 free Easy

    total 3500 yards
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  2. More Coaching than swimming today

    by , May 1st, 2010 at 04:25 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Swam the usual with Sandra and Joe today.

    5x100 Free not on any interval since Joe was having trouble keeping up with us.
    40x25 10 drills of each stroke
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd fast

    Total 2000 yards

    Next worked with the 2 masters swimmers Tom and Thea who are attending Nationals.
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  3. Recovery after stomach flu

    by , April 30th, 2010 at 08:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Out for 2 days due to stomach flu. Not fun. Did manage a workout today on an empty stomach. Kind of surprising.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Back kick drills w/fins
    4x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy suprised myself here went 3:15, 3:09, 3:04, 3:01
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  4. Trying to sprint but just not there

    by , April 27th, 2010 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My sprints feel so bad right now. I know I am still lifting and hopefully the next 3 weeks will come around.

    10x100@1:45 Free every 3rd back
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 sprint kick
    10x50 from dive alt fly / free 20 yard sprint then easy free
    5x100@1:30 as 50free/50back w/paddles & bouy this was strong
    500 kick w/fins as 100bk,100fl,100fr,100bk,100fl
    200 Free w/paddles & bouy
    150 Free
    100 Free fist drill
    50 Free kick

    Total 3500 yards
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  5. Trying to sprint but just not there

    by , April 27th, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My sprints feel so bad right now. I know I am still lifting and hopefully the next 3 weeks will come around.

    10x100@1:45 Free every 3rd back
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 sprint kick
    10x50 from dive alt fly / free 20 yard sprint then easy free
    5x100@1:30 as 50free/50back w/paddles & bouy this was strong
    500 kick w/fins as 100bk,100fl,100fr,100bk,100fl
    200 Free w/paddles & bouy
    150 Free
    100 Free fist drill
    50 Free kick

    Total 3500 yards
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  6. Mish Mash of stuff and just not here today

    by , April 26th, 2010 at 07:58 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Took 3 Ibuprophin before this one. My quads were cramping while I was driving this morning.

    My weightlifting has been going good but it is effecting my swimming some too.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy desc 2:47, 2:41, 2:40, 2:36, 2:31
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins as 25 rt side, 25 lt side, 50 on back
    100 Free for time from push 1:16 STUNK
    200 Free
    300 Free w/6 beat kick
    200 Free
    50 Free for time from push :34 STUNK
    150 Free Easy

    Total 4000 yards
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  7. Mish Mash of stuff and just not here today

    by , April 26th, 2010 at 07:57 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Took 3 Ibuprophin before this one. My quads were cramping while I was driving this morning.

    My weightlifting has been going good but it is effecting my swimming some too.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy desc 2:47, 2:41, 2:40, 2:36, 2:31
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins as 25 rt side, 25 lt side, 50 on back
    100 Free for time from push 1:16 STUNK
    200 Free
    300 Free w/6 beat kick
    200 Free
    50 Free for time from push :34 STUNK
    150 Free Easy

    Total 4000 yards
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  8. A quiet Saturday with the girls

    by , April 24th, 2010 at 08:31 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    More of my usual swimming with the girls.

    5x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@1:45 Fly kick on back w/fins
    40x25 10 of each stroke as various drills
    500 Free kick w/fins

    HOT TUB!!!

    Total 3000 yards
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  9. Chasing the pain away and the swimmers

    by , April 23rd, 2010 at 09:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes it was a long course Friday and yes I did my usual 500 Fly.

    I was interupted by swimmers trying to join me who just couldn't keep up. I ran over one as I was kicking fly on my back. You know a good ab workout.

    100, 200, 300, 400@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    500 Fly kick w/fins on back good pace make abs hurt (Ran over John, too bad)
    500 Fly w/fins in 8:32 at about 275 I start passing my two lanemates, don't know if I just brused their egos or what but next time I came around they were gone circle swimming in the lane next to me
    2x200@:30R Free Easy
    2x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & fins
    200 Free Easy

    total 3500 meters
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  10. Attempting to sprint some

    by , April 22nd, 2010 at 07:51 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Testing the leg out today with a lot more kicking and some sprint work. My kick did not feel as strong as it had been or I was too timid to push it real hard. Not sure which.

    10x100@1:45 Free felt really fast this morning held 1:25's
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd moderate
    10x50@:55 Breasts pull w/fins pushed hard here
    5x100@1:45 Fly kick w/fins 25 rt side, 25 lt side, 50 on back
    10x50 alternate Free and Fly from dive sprint 20 yards
    200, 150, 100, 50@:10R Free EASY

    Total 3500 yards
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  11. Added the fins back but only in moderation

    by , April 21st, 2010 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This workout was alittle tougher than usual when I put the effort into it. No leg issues today, I have to thank ART and massage to the healing process.

    400 Free pull w/board
    9x50@1:15 1/2 pull 1/2 kick Fl/Bk; Bk/Br; Br/Fr
    4x25@:45 Fly w/fins
    100 Fly w/fins for time 1:13
    250 Free easy
    400, 300, 200, 100@:30R Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Fly w/fins for time 2:51
    500 Back w/paddles & board
    4x25@:45 Fly w/fins went 17,16,15,15
    2x100@:15R Free EASY

    Total 3300 yards
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  12. Adding the legs back slowly

    by , April 20th, 2010 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Chose a backstroke workout today

    2x5t00@8:00 Free
    5x100@200 Back w/paddles & board
    10x25@1:00 back kick arms perpendicular
    5x100@2:00 back hold 1:40 or better went 1:35, 1:35, 1:35, 1:34, 1:31
    10x25@:45 Free kick
    500 Free w/paddles & board every 3rd lap back
    10x50@:50 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards

    Just a little twinge in the hamstring but I can get that worked out with a tennis ball this morning and some stretching.
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  13. Distance focus today for the most part no legs

    by , April 19th, 2010 at 07:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Started with a distance workout because there was no kick in the workout. Hip is feeling better but still don't want to hurt it again this close to Nationals.

    20x50@:55 Free held :46's
    1000 Free w/paddles & bouy for time 13:16
    20x50@1:00 Free every 3rd FAST went :36, :36, :35, :36, :35, :32 on the sprints held :46's on the others legs were ok on this
    8x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free EASY

    Total 4000 yards
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  14. Saturday recovery

    by , April 17th, 2010 at 05:02 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I just did the usual with the girls and then worked with Tom on backstroke turns with a flat wall.

    5x100@1:45 Free
    40x25 various drills 20 fly, 10 back and 10 free
    5x100 with 5 pullups between each 100

    Total 2000 yards

    After workout and working with Tom I soaked in the hot tub and then went for a massage.
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  15. The cure all for every hurt ....

    by , April 16th, 2010 at 11:17 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    500 FLY

    Yes with my hip hurting and determined not to kick, but then I decided to try fly and ... I feel so much better now. It may not last but I have not taken any Ibuprophin today!

    5x200@3:45 Free
    500 Fly kick w/fins gently
    500 Fly w/fins in 8:45
    2x200@4:00 Free easy
    3x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3200 meters

    Yes this was long course today
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  16. Still have no legs to speak of

    by , April 15th, 2010 at 09:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I guess over the last year my work to build my leg strength has made a bigger impact on my swimming than I thought.

    5x200@3:30 Free #2&4 pull
    500 kick start free w/fins only using my left leg then switched to fly which did not bother me.
    5x50@1:15 free rt arm only w/paddle
    5x50@1:15 free lt arm only w/paddle
    10x100@1:40 w/paddles&bouy as 50free/50back
    200 Free Easy

    Total 3200 yards

    Updated April 15th, 2010 at 11:27 AM by Donna

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  17. My pull bouy is my friend

    by , April 14th, 2010 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I have been very careful not to throw my hip out again and when I tried to kick this morning I decided to just learn to love my pull bouy for a few days.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    300 Free kick w/fins (it was ok at first but after 200 I knew I was pushing it)
    Everything else I uised the bouy
    100 Free Easy
    10x25@:45 Free power pull 6 strokes then easy
    50 easy

    this next group was with paddles and bouy
    50@:50 Free Mod Pace
    100@1:40 Free Mod Pace
    150@2:30 Free Mod Pace
    200@3:20 Free Mod Pace
    200@3:20 Free Fast
    150@2:30 Free Fast
    100@1:40 Free Fast
    50@:50 Free Fast

    10x50@1:00 Free just bouy hold pace, went 42,42,41,41,41,40,40,40,40,39
    300 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards

    Hip still hurts some but I have succumbed to taking Ibuprophen now
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  18. A day when everything goes wrong...

    by , April 13th, 2010 at 08:27 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was one of those days. As I am driving to practice at around 5am I get 6 pages from my computer at work which signifies there is a major crash of some sort going on. I get to the aquatic center and power up the laptop to fix the problems.

    Afvter 45 minutes of computer work I finally get to swim only to find mid way thru the workout I can't kick becausee my right hip is in excrusiating pain. I finish a quick warm down and get out for a hot shower.

    Hobbled about most of the day and the hip pain just got worse and worse. I actually have had mild pain for about a week, but now I had to do something. Called my ART specialist and a half hour after the stim and ART my hip gets popped back into place. YEAH I am normal again but the muscles are very sore.

    Spent most of the kids workout coaching from a chair. I am so afraid I will move wrong and throw it out of place again.

    Here is what I got done from my workout
    500 Free Easy
    5x100@2:00 Fly drills
    6x[50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    ....[4x25@:45 Fly w/fins Desc. 1-4
    5x100@2:00 Kick w/fins
    100 Free Easy

    Total 2500 yards
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  19. The sunburn still hurts but....Distance...

    by , April 12th, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Life goes on and we work out hard. Kicking it up a notch. Sunday I did some bicep and tricep work and today was a Distance was the name of the game. After my lame attempt at a 1650 this weekend in bathwater were I was off by over a minute and a half I figured I would try again this morning of sorts.

    This was a workout from last week that Kris Houchens had, I just modified it a bit.

    400@8:00 Free
    3x100@2:00 Free Drill
    6x[50@:50 Free
    ....[50@1:00 Back
    4x100@1:45 kick w/fins middle 50 with no board
    50 Free EASY
    broken 1650 w/paddles & bouy holding pace of 1:18 as
    1x100@1:45
    2x100@1:40
    3x100@1:35
    4x100@1:30
    3x100@1:25
    2x100@1:20
    1x100@1:15 went 1:17 here
    1x50 sprint
    400 Free easy
    200 Free Drill easy

    Total 4000 yards
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  20. A nice sunny day at the meet

    by , April 10th, 2010 at 06:27 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not overly fast today but I did not expect to be with my change of training this past week.

    It was cool outside with the wind blowing, even with being covered up I managed a good sunburn. The pool was soooo hot. Every time I dove in I thought bath water.

    Swam 4 unimpressive races but had fun hanging out with my firends. Swam the 1650 Free, 100 Back, 50 Free, and 500 Free. Followed up with a relay at the end.

    Total 3800 yards
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