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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. The strength returned today!

    by , November 18th, 2009 at 07:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt alot stronger after a good loose warm up. The more I swim the longer a warmup I need. Feel like I had some power today.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 moderate
    5x100@1:45 Back kick w/fins fashion model drill

    Main set straight thru
    2x100@1:35 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:25's kept it long and loose here
    3x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:25's kept it long and loose here too
    3x100@1:25 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:19's
    2x100@1:20 Free w/paddles & bouy went 1:15, 1:17

    5x100@1:50 Fly w/fins went 1:35, 1:32, 1:32, 1:29, 1:26 not bad for long and loose fly

    300 Free EASY recovery
    200 Free kick w/fins EASY

    Total 4000 yards
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  2. Curious strength differences

    by , November 17th, 2009 at 08:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just did not feel any strength again today but times seemed about normal. You can see the differnce in the strength between the right and left arm, the funny thing is I am right handed so I would think the right arm would be faster but it is not.

    5x100@2:00 Free pull to kick
    5x100@1:45 as 50 Free/50 Back
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins held 1:25's
    500 Fly kick w/fins vary the positions by 100
    2x500@8:00 Free w/paddles & bouy went 6:56 & 6:41
    5x50@1:05 Free right arm only w/paddle
    5x50@1:00 Free left arm only w/paddle
    500 Free Easy

    Total 4000 yards

    Updated November 17th, 2009 at 03:34 PM by Donna (correction to a distance)

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  3. No power today, arms of rubber

    by , November 16th, 2009 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My arms felt like rubber on this one, felt like I lost my feel for the water. I decided to use one of Bobinators workouts for a change of pace of course it has been Donnaized. Thanks Robin.

    700 Free
    200 Fly kick w/fins on back
    6x100@2:00 choice I did back
    300 Fly kick w/fins mix up the positions no board
    6x75@1:15 as 50 Free/25 Choice I did Fly
    250 Free relaxed
    5x50@(1:00,:55,:50,:45) Free w/paddles & bouy
    call to wake up son here
    5x50@(:55,:50,:45,:40) Free w/paddes & bouy
    200 Free relaxed
    300 Free kick w/fins

    Total 3500 yards
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  4. A normal Saturday with the kids

    by , November 14th, 2009 at 08:04 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I swam with Sandra, McKaylin and Juan. We added alittle challenge today.

    5x100@1:45 Free
    20 reps on stretch cords
    20x25 Fly Drills
    20 reps on stretch cords
    20x25 Back Drills
    20 reps on stretch cords
    20x25 Free Drills
    a batch of ants took over our area so we had to skip the last set since Sandra and I both got bitten. Yes this was inside.
    20x25 Breast Drills
    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy

    Total 2000 yards

    Updated November 15th, 2009 at 09:28 PM by Donna

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  5. High FLYing fun!

    by , November 13th, 2009 at 08:05 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Anyone up for some high flying fun? The more I do this the easier it seems to get. At least that is the goal.

    10x100@2:00 Free long and loose
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Fly w/fins for time 8:56
    500 Fly kick w/fins varying the position side, back, front
    2x400@7:00 Free w/paddles & bouy

    Total 3300 meters
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  6. Challenging myself part II

    by , November 12th, 2009 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since Tuesdays main set went so well I decided to build on it today.

    10x100@1:40 Free long and loose held 1:30's

    Main set
    5x100@1:35 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:25's
    4x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:25's
    3x100@1:25 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:20's
    2x100@1:20 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:15's
    1x100@1:15 Free w/paddles & wicked kick! 1:15

    500 Free kick w/fins Easy
    500 Free w/fins 6 kicks on each side then a stroke
    500 Free every 3rd 25 Back

    Total 4000 yards

    If tomorrow is long course you know what I like to do if I am up to it....F...L...Y........
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  7. Challenging myself

    by , November 10th, 2009 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I decided to challenge myself alittle at the end and actually get back up to 4000 today. Tomorrow the pool will be closed for the holiday so no swimming in the morning.

    10x100@1:45 Free nice and long
    5x100@:05R Back drills w/fins fashion model, partial recovery, underwater recovery, double arm and arms perpendicular kicking
    500 kick as 25 free/25 fly middle 100 sprint kick

    Work on getting a good pull here
    5x100@2:00 Back w/paddles as 25 right arm, 25 left arm, 50 swim

    Push set
    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    3x100@1:25 Free w/paddles & bouy
    2x100@1:20 Free w/paddles & bouy

    500 Free Easy

    Total 4000 yards
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  8. Good mix this morning

    by , November 9th, 2009 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt fairly good today but started with no clock. Going to still focus on the legs this week and also working the abs since I need to get rid of this muffin top look!

    500 Free every 3rd 25 back
    5x100@2:00 Free 1/2 pull 1/2 kick
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins went 1:16, 1:21, 1:21, 1:20, 1:19
    500 fly kick streamline w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    2x[3x100@1:30 Free w/paddles&bouy held 1:22's
    ....[200@2:45 Free w/paddles&bouy held 2:35's
    500 Back every 3rd 25 drill alternate double arm and arms perpendicular kick
    300 Free Easy

    Total 3800 yards
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  9. Traditional Saturday workout

    by , November 7th, 2009 at 02:41 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just the usual 2000 yards with the girls today. Nothing fancy, I let them pick the drills.

    Now on to house cleaning. YUCK!
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  10. The Fly Nut is Back

    by , November 6th, 2009 at 07:56 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just felt so good this morning and it was Long Course, I couldn't help myself. Yes I did the 500 Fly but with fins. It was EASY!

    400, 300, 200, 100 @:15R Free
    500 Free Kick w/fins
    500 Fly w/fins
    500 Back kick w/fins concentrate on strong kick with good rotation
    300 Free w/paddles & bouy Long stroke
    5x100@2:00 Free sprint 15 meters in and out of wall
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3500 meters
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  11. The aftermath

    by , November 5th, 2009 at 07:14 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yesterdays workout really made my legs sore in many ways. I would rather have the muscle I am building than the fat I am trying to rid myself of and most of it is hip and thighs.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    10x50@1:10 Fly skull w/fins
    500 Free kick w/fins as 50 easy 50 fast
    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    300 Free 1 paddle on weak arm and 1 fin on opposite leg build my right arm strength
    200 alt 50 back/50 free Easy

    Total 3000 yards

    There is a significant difference in speed between my right and left arms on a 50 I can pull in 1:05 on the right arm and :55 on the left on a set of 10x50. Most of the kids I coach are about 5 seconds difference between arms.
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  12. Sprint/Distance Combo

    by , November 4th, 2009 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Was sore going in to this one but started to loosen up some as I got going.

    8x50@:55 Free
    8x25@:45 Free kick every 3rd Sprint
    8x50@:50 Free
    8x25@:45 Free kick every other Sprint
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy descend went 2:49, 2:47, 2:43, 2:38, 2:32
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins held 1:22's
    200 Free 1 paddle on weak arm 1 fin on opposite foot from paddle arm to build up the weak side
    8x50@:50 Free as 25 distance stroke 25 sprint stroke
    200 Free warm down

    Total 3500 yards
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  13. Sore after this one

    by , November 3rd, 2009 at 07:14 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt good so decided to do some stroke work today.

    10x100@2:00 Free 1/2pull 1/2kick

    20x25@:30 Fly w/fins & paddles - get the paddles out correctly
    20x25@:30 Back w/paddles - keep it strong
    20x25@:30 Breast - make them
    20x25@:30 Free w/6 beat kick

    200 warm down

    Total 3200 yards
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  14. The day after...

    by , November 2nd, 2009 at 07:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I intended to do an easy day today so I decided to work on the legs and abs. Then threw in some speed work. Not really a recovery day.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd FAST
    500 Fly kick on back w/fins every 3rd FAST
    10x50@1:00 Free w/fins build to all out last 3rd held 37's
    200 Breast kick
    300 Free as 50drill/50swim

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Last day of the meet

    by , November 1st, 2009 at 08:22 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After the 1500 Free on Friday, 5 events and 2 relays on Saturday and now 5 events and 1 really today, I AM TIRED!

    Today I started today off with the 50 Free in a 32.42 which is only .3 seconds off my best and with a missed turn that must be were I lost it.

    The 200 Back was my focus for today, I was trying to break 3:00 but it was not to be, did do a PB by 2 seconds but 3:02.84 was not what I wanted. As I have said before I will take a PB were ever I can get it.

    Yet another PB for the 100 Free in 1:11.84, once again issues with the far wall seemed to plague my sprints. One end I jammed and the other end I am not close enough for a good push off. I guess since I am not used to 25 meter pools that could be the reason.

    As I am huffing and puffing I am getting ready for yet another PB in the 50 Back in 42.26.

    Next up was the Womens 200 Medley Relay in which I was doing the 50 Back and can you say yet another PB in 42.00.

    The final swim of the day was the 400 Free, I have to say I just ran out of steam on this one. 5:40.00 which is off by 8 seconds but at this point I think this was more of a painful warm down.

    Total yards today 2500.
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  16. Second day of meet

    by , October 31st, 2009 at 02:05 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Official time for the 1500 Free yesterday was 21:46.49 3rd place.

    Today went well even though I was somewhat tired. Started with the 100 IM in 1:24.35 this was my second best time for 3rd place. I still have an issue with the transition from Fly to Back. For some reason by back is so different as an event than in an IM.

    Next was the 50 Breast, just a filler event but did really well with a PB here in :47.45 for 4th place.

    The event I really wanted to focus on today was the 100 Back in 1:26.19 another PB for 2nd place. Felt solid, hopefully I can put a great 200 Back time together tomorrow.

    Did the 50 Fly in a relay where we came in 1st. I really felt like I was only giving 80% on this race, since I knew I had the 50 Fly and 200 Free and another relay left.

    The 50 Fly was equal to my best in 37.82 for 2nd place and was definitely faster than my relay effort.

    In the 200 Free I went for it and probably took it out too fast but still did great with 2nd place even with just dragging it home.

    The final swim was the womens 200 Free Relay were I was the anchor and did good considering Kristin and I just finished the 200 had 2 heats to rest and were back up for the relay. We took 1st in this.

    Total of 1900 yards today

    Updated November 1st, 2009 at 09:55 PM by Donna

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  17. Decent Start to the meet

    by , October 30th, 2009 at 09:21 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Tonight was the 1500 Free, on something like that being off my time from last year by 10 seconds is really nothing. It felt good, my shoulders (yes both) are alittle sore but that is ok.

    I was the slowest one in my heat but I knew that going into it. There was really no one my speed to race since I was a minute slower than the rest of my heat.

    I don't have the official time since I did not stay till the last heat, but the watch time was 21:46.?

    After I had to take my son to a haunted house he heard about from one of the kids at the pool, then it was off to Subway to get something to eat and now BED!
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  18. Alittle Mixed UP Today

    by , October 29th, 2009 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Mixed up in a good way though. Decided to test out all strokes, see how the shoulder is progressing. It was good at the beginning but is sore now. Will do my usual daily repair work and be good as new for tomorrow.

    10x100@2:00 Free 1/2 pull 1/2 kick
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins
    10x50@1:00 alt by 50 Breast pull/Fly swim w/fins (get the dolphin in the breast)
    5x100@2:00 Back w/fins underwater recovery
    10x50@1:00 alt by 50 Free/Back descended the free's from :42to:38 and held 47's on Back
    200 Free EASY get out early to beat the kids to the shower!

    Total 3200 yards
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  19. Still nursing the shoulder a bit

    by , October 28th, 2009 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The shoulder is not as bad as it had been but it still lets me know it is there. I decided to take it easy today.

    100,200,300,400@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 sprint
    500 Back kick & drills w/fins fashion model, arms perpendicular, partial recovery, streamline, fashion model
    8x50 from dive 2 of each stroke breakout FAST shut down at 15 meter mark finish EZ Free
    3x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy nice and long

    Total 3000 yards
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  20. Legs, Legs, Legs

    by , October 27th, 2009 at 07:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I know I need to have my legs for the sprints so that is what I focused on today.

    600 Free as 25kick/25pull/25swim
    8x25@:45 Free Kick every 3rd sprint held :24's
    10x50@1:00 Back held :48's
    8x25@:45 Free kick every other sprint held :25's
    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy loose held 1:23's
    8x25@:45 Free kick Sprint held :26's
    5x100@1:25 Free w/paddles & bouy held 1:20's
    4x50 from dive one of each stroke breakout fast then easy free
    100 Free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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