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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. Don't you hate it when...

    by , May 12th, 2010 at 03:42 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    The aquatic center changes to long course and does not move the blocks two weeks out from Nat's!

    10x100@1:45 Free barely made these
    500 free kick w/fins
    3x[4x25@1:00 free SPRINT
    ....[220 Free pull w/bouy easy
    300 free kick w/fins
    100 Fly kick w/fins rotate evry 10 kicks
    200 free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  2. Long Course is messing with me

    by , May 11th, 2010 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just can't seem to train Long Course right now. I have no blocks to work with and I really need to work on my starts. Sprints are minimal and even then they don't feel fast.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 free kick w/fins
    500 back kick drills w/fins streamline, partial recovery, fashion model, arms perpendicular, streamline
    3x100@2:30 Back desc 1-3 went 1:58, 1:50, 1:40
    200 Free easy
    200 Back good form
    100 free easy
    100 free sprint from 15 meter mark to 1/2 mark in both directions
    100 free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  3. Swimming easy is hard

    by , May 10th, 2010 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Who would have thought swimming easy could be so hard. I want to push but part of me says NO!

    I have no blocks to work from and have again reminded the guards I need to be working on starts too. Hopefully they will get one set up for me. Then again I am an obnoxious lap swimmer who does not train with the teams any more.

    5x100@1:45 Free just made these
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 moderate
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 skull drill/25 swim/25 ft arm/25 lt arm
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins kick on back
    5x100@2:30 Free easy sprint from 15 meters out to wall and back out to 15 meter mark the easy rest of way
    300 Free pull w/bouy
    200 Free drill

    Total 3000 meters
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  4. Long Course is here 2 weeks too early for me

    by , May 7th, 2010 at 10:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I can't focus on LC just yet with SC Nationals less than 2 weeks away. My tooth is starting to plague me and I am just tired of being sick and hurting.

    I have gotten the hip muscle issues under control, I thought is was comming back and found some potassium supplementation and extra water is really helping.

    5x200@4:00 Free EASY
    10x50@1:15 Fly w/fins
    5x100@2:00 Floy kick w/fins on back
    200 Fly went 4:11
    200 Back Easy
    200 Free
    400 Free alt 50 drill/50 swim

    Total 3000 meters
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  5. Taper is here for sure

    by , May 6th, 2010 at 07:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    That just can't get moving feeling is here. Of course I do have to consider I don't eat before I swim so that may play into this alot.

    1000 Free supposed to be long & loose but I pushed it some for a warm up 13;58
    3x[4x50@1:30 Free Desc 1-4 averaged :44, :42, :40, :38
    ....[100@3:00 Free Kick Sprint went 2:13, 2:02, 2:00 fasted 100 kick ever for me!
    8x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts not particularly great but ok
    700 Free pull w/bouy

    Total 3000 yards

    LONG COURSE from now to Nationals
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  6. The sluggard is still trying

    by , May 5th, 2010 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Sorry for the duplicatgion but the server had a log of issues this morning.

    Still feeling sluggish in the water but getting better each day

    5x200@3:30 Free
    10x25@1:00 Free kick every 3rd fast
    10x50@1:00 Free drill 6 kick then stroke
    4x25@1:00 Free #2 & 4 sprint went :16 on both YUCK
    100 Free EZ
    100 Free w/fins for time 1:01 actually better than expected
    250 Free kick w/fins
    10x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts starts were ok only 1 bad one, judging water depth is alittle off for 2 of them and a few actually had some speed
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3000 yards

    Updated May 5th, 2010 at 07:46 AM by Donna

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  7. The sluggard is still trying

    by , May 5th, 2010 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Still feeling sluggish in the water but getting better each day

    5x200@3:30 Free
    10x25@1:00 Free kick every 3rd fast
    10x50@1:00 Free drill 6 kick then stroke
    4x25@1:00 Free #2 & 4 sprint went :16 on both YUCK
    100 Free EZ
    100 Free w/fins for time 1:01 actually better than expected
    250 Free kick w/fins
    10x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts starts were ok only 1 bad one, judging water depth is alittle off for 2 of them and a few actually had some speed
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3000 yards
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  8. The sluggard is still trying

    by , May 5th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Still feeling sluggish in the water but getting better each day

    5x200@3:30 Free
    10x25@1:00 Free kick every 3rd fast
    10x50@1:00 Free drill 6 kick then stroke
    4x25@1:00 Free #2 & 4 sprint went :16 on both YUCK
    100 Free EZ
    100 Free w/fins for time 1:01 actually better than expected
    250 Free kick w/fins
    10x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts starts were judging water depth is alittle off anjd a few had some speed
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3000 yards
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  9. Feel like I am in the YUCK of taper - too early

    by , May 4th, 2010 at 07:52 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I think my illness last week has put me a week ahead on taper. Not good.

    500 Free every 3rd lap back
    3x200@4:00 Back at pace went 3:16, 3:15, 3:14
    8x25@1:00 Back kick
    3x100@2:00 Back at pace went 1:34, 1:35, 1:34
    8x25@1:00 Back kick
    3x50@1:30 Back SPRINT went :44, :44, :43
    10x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts starts were ok the speed was missing in the breakout
    350 Free EASY

    Total 2800 yards
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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