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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. Too hot for my liking but doing ok

    by , November 13th, 2010 at 03:22 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    The water at the meet is 83 degrees which is too hot for me. When I dive in and the first thing I feel is "BATH WATER" I just shut down. Later the temperature seemed to be coming down just a bit. Maybe we splashed enough water out today that they will refill with cold water!!!

    Started with the 100 IM which went ok not a best time but then I haven't done breast in 2 years due to knee issues so I was pleased with my 1:27.23.

    Next up was the 200 Fly in a 3:35.19. About 4 seconds slower than I had swum a few years back. At least I did not get lapped by Robert Poiletman!

    Had time for a 200 warm down and then back in for the 100 Back 1:28.53 which actually went well considering I had just finished the 200 Fly.

    My 50 Fly was my best swim going a 37.40 only .02 off my best! I'll take it as a best equivolent.

    The 400 IM was last and I was experimenting here since I know I had no breaststroke to speak of. The fly went well, my back was better than normal. Breast... oh yes there was something like a breast stroke. My free felt strong. Wish I could swim breast better. I've got all year to work on it.

    I am also having a reaction to the salt water filtration in this pool for most of the meet I have been very itchy. Even lotion is not helping much. Didn't have this problem last year.

    Total yards including warm up and races 2700 meters

    Updated November 13th, 2010 at 05:04 PM by Donna

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  2. Back locked up again

    by , November 12th, 2010 at 08:08 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yesterday was a painful day as was this morning. I looked like a little old lady trying to climb the steps.

    4x400@:15R Free #1 swim, #2 pull, #3 kick, #4 pull
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50rt arm/50lt arm/50 kick/50 sprint felt good!!
    400 Free EASY

    Total 3000 meters

    Now I am nice and somewhat loose
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  3. Light day today

    by , November 10th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Figured I would give myself a break since the shoulders are both still sore. I have a meet this weekend and no practice tomorrow because the pool is closed unless I want to try to get in at the Y but that is in the wrong direction for work.

    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    10x50@:50 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    500 Back drills w/fins arms perp., kick, partial recovery, double arm, one arm
    5x100@1:30 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles
    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. Muscles are sore today

    by , November 9th, 2010 at 07:38 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Muscles are sore in the shoulders both sides. Did not really loosen up today but knew this would be how today would go. Lower back issues made me decide to do fly.

    5x200@3:15 Free
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    500 Fly kick w/fins alt 100 on back/100 on side
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 skull drill/25 sprint
    6x100 1-3@1:30, 4-5@1:25, 6@1:20 Free w/paddles & bouy went 1:21, 1:22, 1:21, 1:18 1:17, 1:15
    200 Free easy

    Total 3300 yards
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  5. Strength in more ways than one

    by , November 8th, 2010 at 07:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    What a morning. Time to get some rest.

    Had a great workout today but then my locker would not open for anything after banging for 10 minutes on it I did finally get it to open but not without breaking it. They said this is not the first time they have had an issue like this.

    I borrowed the first part of the workout today from Tom (thanks) and it fit purfect

    500 Free
    400 Free pull w/paddles & bouy
    300 Free kick w/fins
    200 Free
    100 IM

    3x500@7:00 Free w/paddles & bouy went 6:46, 6:44, 6:41
    500 Free kick w/fins as 25 easy/25 moderate/25 fast
    500 choice drills w/fins alternated 100 1 arm fly/100 free kick on side

    Total 4000 yards
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  6. One word to discribe the meet today - AWESOME!

    by , November 6th, 2010 at 04:23 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After swimming for over 6 years now and not really seeing big time drops lately my first race today was just plain AWESOME! Went 1:20.52 in the senior age group taking 8th! No, I was not last...

    My best was a 1:22.81 done 2 weeks ago.

    By the time we got to the 50 Free at the end of the meet I was tired from coaching. Even being tired I managed a 29.02. I concider anything under 30 to be an accomplishment for me.

    Total yards 1150 yards

    Updated November 6th, 2010 at 10:56 PM by Donna

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  7. A good day before the meet

    by , November 5th, 2010 at 08:11 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Long course today and I really wanted an lite day today but it wasn't to be.

    100,200,300,400@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 sprint
    500 Fly w/fins as 100 kick/100 skull drill
    3x400@7:00 Free w/paddles & bouy went 6:11, 5:59, 5:45
    200 Free easy

    Total 3400 meters
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  8. I sometimes feel I am falling apart but then....

    by , November 4th, 2010 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I never let that stop me.

    Still having issues with my left ankle, left elbow and now my right shoulder. I want the first full body transplant when it becomes available. Something young in good shape.

    Oh well I can dream.

    10x100@1:40 Free held 1:28's
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    500 Fly kick w/fins streamline this is were I felt the right shoulder begin hurting, not even when swimming
    100 Free w/fins to test out right shoulder seemed ok
    4x200@2:45 Free w/paddles & bouy just made them with seconds to spare
    100 Free easy
    4x50 from dive 15 meters sprint fly rest easy free

    Total 3200 yards
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  9. Back in my normal pool

    by , November 3rd, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Back at the CCAC in Savannah. Water was good temperature. Decided on a mostly drill & leg workout of sorts. Stayed off of intervals until the clocks were turned on.

    500 Free broken on :10R 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    500 Free every 3rd 25 one arm breath on opposite side
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@1:45 Fashion model back kick w/fins
    5x100@1:45 Back w/paddles & bouy held 1:37's
    200 Breast kick w/brfins
    200 Breast swim w/brfins
    100 Breast kick w/brfins
    100 Breast swim w/brfins
    400 Free as 50 swim/50 drill choose 4 different drills (fists, fingertip drag, arm stretch, catchup)

    Total 3500 yards
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  10. Had to wake up the guard

    by , November 2nd, 2010 at 09:09 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    One of my swimmers was the guard this morning and I had to call him to make sure he was coming so I could work out before going to vote. Needless to say I swam at the Y today.

    1000 Free as 200 SPSKS
    500 Fly kick w/fins
    5x200@4:00 Fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 sprint went 3:10, 3:01, 2:58, 2:50, 2:44
    5x100@1:30 w/paddles & bouy as 50 free/50 back held 1:23's on these
    200 Free easy

    Total 3200 yards
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  11. Just taking longer to warm up these days

    by , November 1st, 2010 at 07:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Some of my fellow swimmers find it funny that I can barely move, walkup the stairs or bend over in the morning yet after a workout I am a different person.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    4x[100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    ....[200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    once again I decended these but it was unintentional, went 1:22, 2:50, 1:20, 2:47, 1:18, 2:37, 1:15, 2:33
    300 choice w/fins EASY

    Total 3500 yards
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  12. Lots of kids today

    by , October 30th, 2010 at 06:51 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Our small Saturday group grew from 3-4 to 8. I did get my 8-9 workout in.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 skull drill/25 swim fast
    held about :45 for these
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    200 Free swim

    Total 2000 yards
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  13. Ouch my aching back would not cooperate

    by , October 29th, 2010 at 08:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    No matter what I did my back was horrid today. It is alittle better now but still not great.

    500 Free
    500 Free broken 50, 100, 150, 200@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim fast was really sluggish to start but got much faster toward the end, went 3:40, 3:37, 3:29, 3:27, 3:24 I even choked on the last 50 fly got a mouth full of water and had to stop for a moment
    10x50@1:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3200 meters
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  14. Getting out of the "just feel drained" rut

    by , October 28th, 2010 at 07:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am not coughing as much but seem to be tired more. I am getting more sleep than 3hrs a night. Maybe that is it "I don't need sleep". Right...

    1000 Free as 200 of swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    8x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    200 Breast kick w/brfins
    200 Breast w/brfins & paddles
    6x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy had to force myself to put some effort in here went 1:25, 1:20, 1:18, 1:18, 1:19, 1:18
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards wanted to beat the kids to the showers.
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  15. Did I wake up and swim?

    by , October 27th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes I did but did I swim anything worth writing about? Not really. Felt like I just could not move in the water, just a slow sluggish floater.

    10x100@2:00 Free 1/2pull 1/2kick w/board this was actually not bad holding between 1:47 and 1:50 my saving grace of practice
    500 Free kick w/fins
    5x200@3:30 pull w/paddles as 100fr/100bk could not get moving on these today was hovering around 3 minutes on all of them
    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1

    Total 3000 yards
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  16. Finally SLEEP!!!! Only coughed for an hour

    by , October 26th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Wonderful sleep, finally got about 4-5 hours of non coughing sleep! Don't get me wrong during the day and this morning I am still hacking up a lung but to finally get sleep....

    Had a great workout too.

    100, 200, 100, 200, 100, 200, 100 Free 100's on 1:45 200's on 3:30
    500 free kick w/fins moderate every 3rd 25 fast
    10x50@1:00 fly w/fins 25 skull drill/25 kick on back
    5x200@3:30 fly w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 sprint went 2:55, 2:50, 2:50, 2:47, 2:44 caught my time on the last 50 at :34 this just felt awesome
    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddle & bouy (drop equiptment on last one)

    Total 3500 yards
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  17. Will it ever end?

    by , October 25th, 2010 at 08:08 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My allergies NEED to GO AWAY!

    Took it easy today, tried out a new pair of goggles to see how they would help my body position. I got big eye circles now.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    500 Free kick w/snorkle & fins alt streamline & rotation by 100
    200 Free w/fulcrum didn't like this toy
    50,100,150,200,200,150,100,50@ :45 Base per 50 Free W/paddles & bouy
    300 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  18. Day 3 and I am in shock

    by , October 24th, 2010 at 07:40 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Dispite feeling like I am hacking up a lung yet another day of great swims for me.

    My 100 Fly was a 1:22.81 an all time best time for me as a masters swimmer.

    My 50 Free was a 28.93 a great swim for me especially since my last outing was a horrid 32

    Total yards 1500 with warmups/downs.
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  19. Day 2 was another great surprise

    by , October 23rd, 2010 at 07:19 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Got no sleep last night since all I did was cough all night long. So I got up at 5:30 had to meet with someone to give a ride to the meet.

    During warmup I felt ok be felt significantly slower than Friday night.

    First up was the 200 Fly normally my time hovers around 3:15 but this time I went a 3:11.22

    My 500 Free I was determined to do better than Friday nights splint and much better than my last swim which was horrid. Went a 6:20.78 for this outing which ranks in my top 5 swims ever.

    Total 1500 yards with warmups/downs
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  20. Pleased with my first swim of the meet

    by , October 22nd, 2010 at 10:48 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    With as bad as I was feeling all day I really expected to do poorly. I am tired of coughing all the time and ready to be normal again.

    My first swim was the 1000 Free and I broke 13:00 which I did not expect for today. I could see my split at the 500 and it was 6:29. I thought not bad but I didn't think I could negative split my back half of the race. I came back in 6:30 for a time of 12:59.57. Only 9 seconds off my time from last year when I was healthy.

    with warmups and warmdowns the total for this session was 2500 yards
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