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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. A more relaxed day

    by , February 24th, 2010 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I was just in a more relaxed mood.

    10x100@2:00 Free 1/2pull 1/2kick
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    500 Free kick w/snorkle & fins alt 50 arms at side, 50 arms in streamline
    500@8:00 Free w/paddles & bouy alt 50 breath every 2, 50 breath every 3 easy pace went 7:20
    400@6:30 alt 100 Free/100 Back w/paddles & bouy went 5:41
    300@5:00 Free by 25 breath 2,3,4,5 w/paddles & bouy
    200@3:30 alt 50 Free/50 Back w/paddles & bouy
    100 Free EASY w/paddles & bouy

    Total 3500 yards
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  2. Good push set today

    by , February 23rd, 2010 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Decided to do my usual 5x100 1/2free 1/2back pulling but this time on a much faster interval and yes I made everyone with time to spare.

    10x100@1:45 Free work the turns dolphin kick to red line
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    5x100@:05R Back kick w/fins #1&5 streamline, #2 arms perpendicular, #3 fashion model, #4 partial recovery
    5x100@1:30 1/2free 1/2back w/paddles & bouy went 1:26, 1:26, 1:25, 1:24, 1:24
    500 pull w/paddles & bouy as 50 free/25breast/50back/25fly repeat 3 times and then end with 50free
    500 alt 50 free 50 1 arm fly

    Total 3500 yards
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  3. Decent start to the week

    by , February 22nd, 2010 at 07:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Fter seeing on Saturday how bad I am at kicking I decided today was a good day to kick. Felt awesome on the last 500 working the turns, the little things are starting to come together.

    100,200,300,400@:15R Free
    8x25@:45 Free kick every 3rd fast went 27 and 26
    5x50@1:00 Free w/paddle rt arm only
    8x25@:45 Free kick every other fast went 26,25,24,24
    5x50@1:00 Free w/paddle lt arm only
    8x25@:45 Free kick all fast held 26
    5x50@1:00 Free w/paddle on rt arm 4 kicks on paddle hand
    5x50@1:00 Free w/paddle on lt arm 4 kicks on paddle hand
    400 Free kick w/fins
    500 Free EASY swim but work the turns don't take first stroke till at the red line approx 7.5 meters good streamlines and dolphin kick

    Total 3500 yards
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  4. Good workout with McKaylin and Marion

    by , February 20th, 2010 at 06:36 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I started by myself then McKaylin joined me for our usual 2000 practice. After she left Marion Dunlap (76 and fast)joined me for some what was supposed to be easy work but not so with him. I ended up racing him at the end.

    5x100@1:45 Free by myself
    5x100@1:45 Free
    40x25 as drills 10 of each stroke
    5x100@1:45 Free
    3x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy went 2:47, 2:45, 2:38
    200 free kick in 4:25 with Marion this was hard for me since kicking is what I am working to improve at
    200 Back
    200 back as more of a race with Marion he lead until the last 50 where I took him in a time of 3:10

    Total 3700 yards

    Updated February 20th, 2010 at 07:59 PM by Donna

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  5. Long Long morning

    by , February 19th, 2010 at 08:11 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After having to work some last night I thought I would try to sleep swim this morning but it was not to be. I actually stayed awake.

    1000 Free as 200swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    1000 kick w/fins streamline on back alternate by 200 Back/Fly brisk pace
    I was going to do 1000 Free pull w/paddles & bouy but my heart started racing at the turn from 400 to 500 so I went 400 in 6:07 and did a recovery 100 to get my heart rate down then followed up with another 400 in 5:58 and another recover 100
    200 Back Easy
    200 Free kick w/fins easy
    100 free w/fins easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  6. Over the humpday and down the other side

    by , February 18th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am starting to drag due to watching the Olympics at night then making it to practice in the morning.

    10x100@1:45 Free every 3rd Back
    8x25@:45 Back kick arms perpendicular was holding 40's (I need to work on this)
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd moderate
    6x50@1:00 Back went 48,46,46,46,46,44
    500 Free w/snorkle & paddles had a goggle malfunction at 300 and had to stop to get the water out
    5x100@1:45 as 50Free/50Back w/paddles held 1:31's
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3200 yards
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  7. A different kind of sprint...Back

    by , February 17th, 2010 at 07:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I started working on my sprint backstroke. I don't normally swim it but unless someone in my age group steps up I will have to do it on our relay and I want to be ready. I played around with the pull on the sprints and found the straight arm aproach to be my best at the moment.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim

    500 Back kick w/fins by 100 as #1,4 streamline, @2,5 fashion model @3 partial recovery
    500 Fly kick w/fins to loosen up my aching back

    4x25@:45 Back sprint held :21's
    200 Back pull w/board easy
    4x25@:45 Back sprint went 21, 20,19,20
    200 Back pull w/board easy
    4x25@:45 Back sprint held :21's

    500 Free pull w/paddles & bouy easy
    100 Free easy
    100 Back easy
    100 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  8. Finally back in the water

    by , February 16th, 2010 at 01:06 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I hate holidays...especially when they mean the pool is closed. A little thing like Presidents Day and walla, no swimming. YUCK!

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    500 Free w/fins & snorkle as 25 swim fast/25 kick easy
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    8x25@:45 Fly moderate
    300 Free easy
    500 Free kick w/fins moderate pace

    Total 4000 yards
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  9. A Saturday by myself

    by , February 13th, 2010 at 07:14 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    A little snow flurry and everyone freaks out down here. I had a great workout by myself today.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd sprint
    10x50@1:00 Fly as 25 skull drill/25 swim
    10x100 Free w/paddles & bouy as 1-4@1:30, 5-7@1:25, 8-9@1:20, 10@1:15
    500 easy alt by 100 Back/Free
    500 kick w/fins alt by 50 fly/free

    Total 4000 yards
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  10. Long Course Flyin

    by , February 12th, 2010 at 08:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes another long course day and that means fly and lots of it. Scares away potential lane mates!

    5x200@3:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins easy
    500 Fly w/fins in 8:41
    500 Free kick w/fins easy recovery
    4x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    300 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  11. I feel for you snow junkies

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 07:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am cold and yes I am in the south. When I lived in Connecticut I had an outdoor jacket and an indoor jacket. At least here in the south I have let go of the indoor jacket. I am still cold...

    5x200@3:30 Free to Warm Up in more ways than one
    500 Free kick w/fins & snorkle held good streamline (this is hard for me)
    500 Back kick w/fins good streamline (this seems easier)
    5x100@1:45 Free to Back w/paddles & bouy 4F, 3F/1B, 2F/2B, 1F/3B, 4B
    8x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy long and loose
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  12. Felt sluggish but did well?

    by , February 10th, 2010 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Go figure, sometimes when you have nothing you still do well. The streamline position when I am on my stomach is still not natural and is uncomfortable but I will have it down by Nationals.

    10x100@2:00 Free 1/2 pull 1/2 kick
    5x100@1:45 Fly w/fins as 50 skull drill/50 kick
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins went 1:21, 1:20, 1:20, 1:21, 1:18 legs burned
    5x100@1:40 Free w/paddles & snorkle
    10x50@55 Free good streamline and dolphin kickout on pushoff and turns
    3x200@:15R as 100 drill/100 swim good streamlines and kickouts

    Total 3600 yards
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  13. The Little Things

    by , February 9th, 2010 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    There are so many things I can work on to improve so today the focus was good streamlines and kickouts. My Backstroke streamline and kickout is great but my fly and free STINKS. For some reason I have a hard time holding it while on my stomach, I think I like to pick my head up some which makes it difficult. So today that was the focus!

    5x100@2:00, 1:55, 1:50, 1:45, 1:40 Free
    5x100@1:45 as Free to Back 4F, 3F/1B, 2F/2B, 1F/3B, 4B

    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd fast
    500 Back kick as 125's #1 streamline, #2 fashion model, #3 partial recovery, #4 arms perpendicular

    5x100@1:40 w/paddles & bouy as 50 Free/50 Back went 1:28, 1:27, 1:26, 1:26, 1:25
    500 Free w/snorkle this was the first time I made it without stopping to clear out the water
    5x100@ 2:00 Free Easy Streamlines & kickouts

    Total 3500 yards
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  14. Back to Sprint work

    by , February 8th, 2010 at 07:18 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My right lower calf is aching but why I don't know. So today I focused on kick, sprint kick.

    400, 300, 200, 100@:15Rest Free (no clock until after the 200)

    5x50@1:00 Free Rt arm only w/paddle non working arm at side and breath to non working side
    8x25@:45 Free Kick every 3rd sprint went :25 and :27 on those
    5x50@1:00 Free Lt arm only w/paddle non working arm at side and breath to non working side
    8x25@:45 Free Kick every other sprint held :26's
    5x50@1:00 Free swim paddle on Rt hand 4 kicks on the paddle hand
    8x25@:45 Free Kick sprint first 4 in :26 last 4 in :27
    5x50@1:00 Free swim paddle on Lt hand 4 kicks on the paddle hand

    200 Free kick w/fins easy
    200 Free swim easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Interesting Meet

    by , February 7th, 2010 at 08:12 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    A few great swims, most were just average. Once again I did a full load of 5 per day. Many were back to back swims.

    On Saturday I began with 3 back to back swims, the 100 IM, 200 Back and the 50 Free. The 100 IM was a second off at 1:16.56 for 2nd place, the 200 Back was a 2:47.29 for 1st place, and next was the 50 Free in a 28.86 for 2nd place again. A nice break then 2 last back to backs with the 50 Back in a 37.37 for 2nd place and a personal best. The 100 Breast was for fun and not terribly fast at a 1:30.10 for a 3rd place finish.

    Sunday began with the 500 Free in an average time of 6:24.06 for 3rd place. I was feeling sore before the 50 Breast attempt in a 42.77 for 5th place, not a race to remember but it did warm me up for the 100 Back which was a best time in 1:17.35 and a 1st place finish. After some down time and a soak in the hot tub it was time for the 50 Fly an event I only seem to do once a year but this year I matched my time from last year exactly with a 33.91 and a 2nd place finish. The final swim was the 100 Free me and a heat of guys, 4 of whom went under a minute and I was stuck in the backwash with a time of 1:04.28 and a 2nd place finish.

    The 3 races I am most happy with were the 50 and 100 Back and the 50 Fly. But I have to admit the 50 Free was getting back on track and was better than 2 weeks ago.

    Updated February 8th, 2010 at 07:12 AM by Donna

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  16. Just an easy swim before the meet

    by , February 5th, 2010 at 08:05 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    400, 300, 200, 100 @:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Free alt by 50 drill/kick w/fins & snorkle
    2x200@:15R alt by 50 free/back w/bouy
    100 free easy
    200 breast kick
    200 alt by 50 breast/free
    100 free easy

    Total 300 meters
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  17. Backstroking

    by , February 4th, 2010 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    With a meet this weekend I decided to cut things back alittle.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    10x50@:55 Back w/paddles & board
    500 Back kick drills w/fins by 100 did fshion model, partial recovery, underwater recovery, arms perpendicular and streamline kick
    50@1:00 Back went :45
    100@2:00 Back went 1:35
    150@3:00 Back went 2:40
    200@4:00 Back went 3:17
    300 free kick w/fins
    200 free easy swim

    Total 3000 yards
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  18. Needed Sleep Today so I did sleep swimming today

    by , February 3rd, 2010 at 07:49 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My eyes were closed for most of the warmup and 1st kick set. When I get near the lights I know it is time to turn.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Free w/paddles & bouy every 4th lap alternate breath
    5x100@1:45 fly kick w/fins as 25 rt side, 25 lt side, 50 on back
    10X50 from block 15 meter sprints then easy free to finish
    5x100@1:45 Free w/snorkle concentrate on pull

    Total 3500 yards
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  19. Who needs sleep...

    by , February 2nd, 2010 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Was up most of the night working. Got 3 hours sleep but it was broken up. I had been up for 2 hours when the alarm finally went off and since I was awake I went off to swim.

    1000 as 100swim/pull/swim/kick/swim

    1 of each stroke but breast was w/dolfin kick
    4x[100 Sprint w/fins
    ....[300 easy kick w/fins
    #1-free 1:01 #2-fly 1:12 #3-back 1:10 #4-breast 1:34

    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Easy Free

    Total 3300 yards
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  20. Not bad but not good either

    by , February 1st, 2010 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This morning on the first 100 of my set I felt some pull in the muscle on back of my neck. Not enough to make me stop but enough to annoy me the rest of practice. Now it is time to work on loosening the muscle and find all the trigger points.

    10x100@2:00 Free 1/2pull 1/2kick
    500 Free kick w/fins as 200 EZ/100Mod/100EZ/100 Fast
    500 Fly kick w/fins on back every 3rd sprint
    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy descend went 1:27, 1:25, 1:21, 1:18, 1:14
    5x100@1:40 w/paddles as 50Free/50Back went 1:29, 1:28, 1:26, 1:24, 1:21
    100 Free kick w/fins & snorkle
    100 Free swim w/fins & snorkle
    100 Free kick w/fins & snorkle
    200 Back w/fins Easy and loose

    Total 3500 yards
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