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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. I know what I need to work on

    by , June 7th, 2010 at 08:18 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After the 800 on Friday I need to finish my stroke on my left arm. What I find strange is when I do a one arm swim for time my left arm is significantly faster than my right, yet my left arm apparently gives out sooner on distance. So that is my new focus.

    5x200@3:45 Free ended up descending these
    500 free kick w/fins 25slow/25mod/25fast
    5x100@2:00 as 50free/50back w/paddles
    500 Back kick w/fins
    500 free w/snorkle finishing the stroke and for some reason I was able to kick it instead of just dragging my legs
    400 as 100 back/100 free
    100 Free easy

    Total 3500 meters
  2. A kids meet and some fun

    by , June 5th, 2010 at 06:51 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    My 800 Free was only 2 seconds slower than last year so I think that is good. I did notice on the back half my left arm I did not have the strength to complete my pull on that arm. Something to work on between now and Nationals.

    The girls on my team did great. For Maddie it was her first ever long course meet. For McKaylin she went from being in the middle of the pack to taking 2 2nds in 400 Free and 100 Back, 1 3rd in 800 Free and 8th in the 100 Fly. She made her 400 and 800 Free state cuts and is 1 seoncd off on the 100 Back.

    Maddie was just learning how to pace in a long course pool. She did better on the 400 than the 800. Both swims were good for a first time both at that distance and in the long pool.

    Total 2300 meters and 500 yards
  3. decisions decisions

    by , June 3rd, 2010 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This morning I knew I needed to just go slow but then a part of me wanted to push myself once I got warmed up. So Happy medium was reached. 80% level of effort.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free w/fins alt 100 slow/100 moderate
    10x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy this is were I wanted to hold race pace but decided to hold 5 seconds slower.
    300 Free kick w/fins
    200 Fly drill 1 arm good motion to loosen the lower back

    Total 3000 meters

    meet tomorrow doing the 800 free with the kids.
  4. Easy distance today

    by , June 2nd, 2010 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Am swimming the 800 Free in Atlanta on Friday with the kids so starting to cut back alittle.

    1000 Free EASY
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    1000 Free w/paddles, bouy & snorkle worked this one
    500 Free kick w/fins easy
    500 Free as 50 swim/50 drill

    Total 3500 meters
  5. Something about just having to push

    by , June 1st, 2010 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I guess I am one of those who just has to push myself all the time. After spending the weekend relaxing I now know why I need to work and get out of the house. I would be too lazy if I didn't.

    2x300@6:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    5x100@1:45 Free
    8x25@:45 Free Fast
    3x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    8x50@:55 Free kick w/fins
    3x100@1:45 Free
    2x400@7:00 Freee w/paddles & bouy
    100 Free EASY

    Total 3500 meters
  6. Hard one today

    by , May 31st, 2010 at 11:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The girls met me at the Y and they were complaining the whole time.

    500 Free broken as 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    5x100@1:25 Free w/paddles & bouy
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    20x25@:30 Fly
    20x25@:30 Back
    20x25@:40 Breast
    20x25@:30 Free
    500 choice 1/2 drill 1/2swim easy

    Total 4000 yards
  7. Not much today

    by , May 29th, 2010 at 12:25 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I had planned to swim but my mouth kept going. I saw so many old friends at the CCAC that I just talked.

    I had the girls there Sandra, McKaylin and Maddie. They wanted to get used to long course and they will be doing this more often. Today I moved over with a few masters swimmers so that I could work out and not be mistaken for a coach. Especially since all of the other teams were there.

    500 Free
    500 free kick w/fins
    300 easy w/fins as 100 fly, 100 kick, 100 swim

    Total 1300 meters
  8. Yes I am nutty again

    by , May 28th, 2010 at 09:08 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Another Friday and you know it is time for ... 500 Fly again. Felt strong thru this one.

    400, 300, 200, 100@:10R Free
    500 Free w/fins every 3rd 25 Fast
    500 Fly w/fins went 8:30
    500 Back w/fins as 50 fashion model/25 rt arm/25 lt arm per 100
    4x200@3:30 Free w/paddles & bouy descend
    3:26, 3:21, 3:18, 3:11
    200 Free easy

    total 3500 meters
  9. Working thru it

    by , May 27th, 2010 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Shoulders are still fairly sore but seem to be getting better and stronger. Really pushed myself toward the end of this workout.

    5x200@3:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins build each 50
    5x100@2:00 alt Fly/Back kick w/fins
    10x100@2:00 Free w/paddles & bouy desc 1-5, 6-10 went 1:46, 1:44, 1:36, 1:31, 1:27, 1:40, 1:36, 1:13, 1:26, 1:22 seemed to get fast but felt like the same effort level
    200 Free EASY choice of drills

    Total 3200 meters
  10. Sore again today but ...

    by , May 26th, 2010 at 07:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Do sore shoulders stop me? No... Just plugged thru and did the best I could. Only pushed on kick sets.

    2x500@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    10x50@:05R Free kick w/snorkle & fins 80% effort
    3x100@2:00 Breast pull w/fins
    200 breast kick
    500 Free Easy

    Total 3000 meters
  11. Cranking it up and sore

    by , May 25th, 2010 at 07:46 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    After not using paddles for so long OUCH!

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins build each 50
    5x100@2:00 Fly as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 skull/25 swim
    10x50@1:00 alt fly kick/back kick w/fins streamline
    10x100@1:40 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3700 meters
  12. Home at last

    by , May 24th, 2010 at 12:48 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Nationals was fun seeing old friends, making new ones and just seeing some awesome swims.

    As for mine, nothing to write home about, too busy coaching to really be rested to swim.

    Since I had been trying to avoid the warmup pool I was in real need of a warm down so that was the goal today.

    500 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 4th laps fast
    5x100@:15R fly kick w/fins
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy
    500 Free kick w/fins easy
    5x100@2:30 Free as 10 kicks then a stroke
    500 free easy and slow

    Total 4000 yards
  13. Not a bad first day at Nat's

    by , May 20th, 2010 at 06:04 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just snuck into 10th place in the 1650 Free with a 21:50.37. Only 4 seconds off my time from last year so that is fine by me.

    I am hoping to get my sprints back so this ok. Would like a colder pool but then I really like to compete in 78 degree water.

    Total yardage Wed - 2000 yards and Thurs 3150 yards

    Next up short stuff
  14. Was this a workout or play time

    by , May 18th, 2010 at 08:56 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had to work from 3am-5:30am so did not get to the pool until almost 6:20am. Jut did 10x100 from a dive the first 4 easy then the rest strong breakout to 15 meters. Worked with Coach Walt on getting my starts corrected.

    Total 1000 meters
  15. Blocks, Blocks, Blocks YEAH!!!!

    by , May 17th, 2010 at 07:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes today I had a block to work with. Had to dive around two other people in my lane but managed.

    5x100@2:00 Free
    500 Free
    10x50 Free from block 25 sprints
    500 free kick w/fins
    5x100@2:00 Free pull
    10x30 free & fly from block to 15 meter mark

    Total 2800 meters
  16. The kids become the teacher

    by , May 16th, 2010 at 12:23 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes Saturday we were at the Y where there were blocks! So after our usual 2000 yards they tried to fix my "PLOP" as they call it.

    It was fun for the students to teach the teacher.

    Hope to see everyone at Nationals!
  17. Still no blocks for starts

    by , May 14th, 2010 at 08:17 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This stinks. I was told I would have a block set up long course today and once again no block.

    Got stuck driving the old non air conditioned car today. Husband has mine in Atlanta, he is doing an episode of Drop Ded Diva. Oh well maybe I can lose water weight this afternoon.

    500 Free
    500 free kick s/fins
    500 Free pull w/bouy
    5x100@2:15 Back
    500 Back drills w/fins
    4x100@2:00 Free sprint from 15 meter mark to mid pool for each lap
    100 Free Easy

    Total 3000 meters
  18. My taper may have started too soon

    by , May 13th, 2010 at 07:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Starting to feel better and stronger, but I should not feel like this till next week.

    10x100@2:00 Free long and loose
    10x50@1:00 Free kick w/fins Desc 1-3,4-6,7-9
    2x[4x25@1:00 Fly w/fins
    ....[200 Fly kick w/fins on back
    8x50@1:00 Fly drill w/fins 25rt arm/25lt arm
    200@:30R Free pull
    150@:30R Free
    100@:30R Free
    50 Free

    Total 3000 meters
  19. 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
  20. 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