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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. Week 2 of Taper - Skipped part of the meet due to work YUCK!

    by , March 31st, 2014 at 08:14 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I was too busy working most of saturday to even try to get in for a warmup so I just scrapped my swims and coached. My laptop on the table working with the hospital and vendors to fix an issue while trying to pay attention to my swimmers. It is days like this I wish I wasn't on call.

    I did swim the 100 Fly on Sunday and went 1:26.23. Not bad considering where I am in taper.


    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    4 times thru
    1x50@1:00 IM order for time fly :43, back :43, breast :51, free :36
    1x200@4:00 free EZ

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    4x50@1:00 free pace went 41, 40, 39, 39
    4x50 from block 15m sprints
    100 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  2. Taper Day 5....sprint?

    by , March 28th, 2014 at 08:12 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I don't do sprints well so doing this is weird. But then again this is the reason I tend to loose weight during a taper. Speed work in short bursts works.

    Ok here is a question- tomorrow is a USA meet I am swimming 50 fly and 200 fly, I should qualify for finals for both events. I am 2 weeks out from Y Nationals should I swim finals or not? all opinions welcome.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers
    8x25@:45 angel arm fly w/snorkle & bouy
    200 1 arm fly alt by 25 rt/lt w/zoomers
    200 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50 from block odd sprints fly even sprints free #1-4 15m sprint rest EZ free #5-10 25yd sprint rest EZ free had some issues due to alergies in judging the surface of the water
    200 free EZ

    Total 2500 yard
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  3. Taper day 4... Pace Out!

    by , March 27th, 2014 at 07:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Was late today, had to put gas in the tank to get there.

    Today was a pace day and a little bit of sprint! What a combo. No 200 Fly today or tomorrow.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@:55 free w/snorkle & bouy holding 43's
    10x50@:50 free holding 41's
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    6x50 from block 15m sprint rest EZ alt free/fly
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. Taper day 3...seemed slow today but my shoulders don't hurt

    by , March 26th, 2014 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am starting the repair process on my muscles they don't seem to hurt as much, nor my elbows. That is thanks to not swimming as hard with paddles. The back is still a pain but that is a different issue.

    Did not feel particularly fast today. My back stroke felt slow and sluggish, kick was lack luster. Freestyle felt decent. The fly felt comfortable but was having an issue with my left leg spasms.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:00 back held 49's
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkle moderate pace holding 1:30's
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ
    200 fly for time 3:26
    3x100@:15RI free EZ

    Total 3200 yards
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  5. Taper Time day 2

    by , March 25th, 2014 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I have left the paddles for the next 3 weeks. I miss my paddles..... A little distance and a 200 fly and I am good to go.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    2 times thru
    1x200@3:30 free went 3:01, 2:59
    2x100@1:45 free went 1:30, 1:30, 1:29, 1:29
    4x50@1:00 free went 44,43,42,41,44,43,43,43

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly for time 3:26
    100 free

    Total 3000 yards
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  6. Bad back day and we know what that means

    by , March 24th, 2014 at 07:48 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Loads of fly drill to loosen up my lower back today. This was a fall in the water kind of day, but not one of my worst.

    Taper starts today. I have to get this distance taper figured out, it has been a while. Events for Y Nats are 1650 fr, 1000 fr, 400 IM, 200 free, 200 fly, 500 fr, 50 fly, 200 breast, 200 back, 100 back, 200 IM, 100 fly. How do you taper of all of that?!?!?

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly scull drill w/zoomers & snorkle
    200 torque drill w/snorkle & bouy
    200 fly 1 arm alt rt/lt w/zoomers
    200 dolphin kick on back w/zoomers
    4x100@1:45 free went 1:26, 1:27, 1:28, 1:29
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly for time 3:26
    3x100 free EZ
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3200 yards
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  7. Swimming in the hot tub

    by , March 22nd, 2014 at 06:22 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    It was 86 today in the pool. Just about shut down when I jumped in. Also had to deal with a suit malfunction. New rule... Any time your trying out a new suit always bring an old reliable one.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 scull drill w/snorkle & bouy
    200 free under water recover w/snorkle & bouy
    200 free kick drill 3 strokes 6 kicks
    200 free kick on back
    200 breast kick
    10x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles & bouy held 1:25
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free w/snorkle
    200 free EZ

    Total 4000 yards
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  8. Another friday flyer

    by , March 21st, 2014 at 08:19 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Another friday flyer set, I also had to provide a workout for the kids team and the masters group. Knowing full well the masters would not like my long kick sets or the fly I was planning to do I gave them something more to their liking.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles & bouy holding 1:40s
    5x200@4:30 fly descend 1-5 w/zoomers as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim went 3:57, 3:53, 3:49, 3:44, 3:37
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 meters
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    Swim Workouts
  9. Another nice 200 fly drop on a breaststroke day

    by , March 20th, 2014 at 07:41 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This habit of doing a 200 Fly at the end of practice is hopefully going to help me finish stronger at Y Nationals this year.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    5x50@1:05 breast pull w/zoomers
    5x50@1:05 breast kick w/br fins
    200 accordian drill w/snorkle
    3x100@2:15 breast went 1:51, 1:51, 1:48

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ
    200 fly for time 3:26
    100 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  10. Backstroke focus and working the legs

    by , March 19th, 2014 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today the focus was backstroke. I was a little late today since I had to fill up the car this morning.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@1:45 as 50 free/50 back w/strapless paddles went 1:28, 1:28, 1:28, 1:27, 1:28, 1:27, 1:27, 1:27, 1:29, 1:27
    10x50@1:00 back kick w/zoomers went 46,46,46,46,46,48,47,46,48,48

    200 free EZ w/snorkle
    200 fly for time 3:28
    100 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  11. A tough fly day for me

    by , March 18th, 2014 at 07:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I really needed this to help me boost my confidence.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    8x25@:45 fly 15m kickouts w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers
    200 1 arm fly alt laps rt/lt

    10x50@1:00 fly went 51,52,53,53,52,51,51,51,51,50

    200 1 arm fly alt laps rt/lt
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    200 fly for time 3:28

    300 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  12. A quiet St. Patty's day at the pool

    by , March 17th, 2014 at 07:50 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    We had about half the normal crowd there today. Most will be going to the parade.

    With that said I did another of my 200 Fly's at the end of practice in 3:29.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free w/strapless paddles & bouy went 1:22, 1:22, 1:22, 1:22, 1:22, 1:21, 1:21, 1:22, 1:21, 1:21
    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate pace
    200 fly for time from push 3:29
    100 back
    100 breast
    100 free
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick

    Total 3500 yards
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  13. Long Course Friday

    by , March 14th, 2014 at 08:10 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    We are having more long course fridays now. This is a nice change of pace and with the kids gone to Sectionals I used one of the GCAT lanes today. I didn't want to scare off the guy that was apparently intimidated by me last week. Next week he'll just have to get over it and join me or go home like he did last week.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy held 1:34's
    4x200@4:30 w/zoomers #1 fly, #2 back, #3 free, #4 breast as 50 rt/50 lt/50 kick/50 swim on br 100 pull/50 kick/50 swim
    200 free w/snorkle

    Total 3000 meters
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  14. the evil stroke day

    by , March 13th, 2014 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes this was a planned breaststroke day today and my left knee held up fine.

    The friday flyer may reappear if it chases people out of my lane tomorrow!

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 breast pull w/zoomers
    200 breast scull w/snorkle
    200 breast accordian drill w/snorkle
    200 breast for time 3:42
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    200 fly for time 3:29
    500 free broken

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Getting stronger

    by , March 12th, 2014 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Normally I would not do the 200 fly on a Wednesday due to the floatilla of fins in the lane next to me but today they got out early! Broke yesterdays time and went 3:29 this time. I really like it wasn't that fast.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    10x100@1:45 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles & bouy so no legs on the back still went 1:35, 1:31, 1:31, 1:30, 1:30, 1:30, 1:30, 1:29, 1:29, 1:29

    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate speed
    2 minute break
    200 fly for time from push 3:29
    500 free broken

    Total 3200 yards
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  16. Finally broke 3:32 for practice

    by , March 11th, 2014 at 07:40 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Every time I have done the 200 fly at the end of practice from a push I always do exactly 3:32, but not today! 3:30 and I could see I was out in 1:45 at the 100. The next time I will do this will hopefully be thrusday when I have my own lane.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly w/paddles & bouy took 2 25's to get my stroke correct
    8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/snorkle
    8x25@:45 fly torque drill w/snorkle & paddles
    200 1 arm fly drill
    200 fly for time 3:30
    200 free
    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2500 yards
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  17. Distance Day today after a weekend off

    by , March 10th, 2014 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The kids had a meet and I could not get in the water at all. Felt ok today so did a good distance set. Taper starts soon for Y Nationals.

    500 free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers
    16x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:24-5
    50 Free w/paddles & bouy in 42
    500 Free kick w/zoomers
    350 free w/snorkle

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  18. The Friday Flyer Returns

    by , March 7th, 2014 at 08:38 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It was a beautiful long course day and I scared one guy into not joining me in the lane. Even after the guard told him there was one lap lane he would not share. His loss.

    500 free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@4:30 fly w/zoomers as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim went 4:00, 3:55, 3:50, 3:45, 3:34
    500 free w/snorkle
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 meters
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    Swim Workouts
  19. A hard time breathing today in practice

    by , March 6th, 2014 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I felt like I did went I first started swimming having to get used to the water pressure on my chest. I hope I am not coming down with something but then again my daughter has been sick and probably shared it with me. I'll get over it.

    500 free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:05 breast pull w/zoomers
    200 accordian drill w/snorkle & br fins
    200 breast kick
    200 breast for time went 3:41
    200 free EZ
    200 fly for time went 3:32 at least I am staying consistant
    200 free EZ

    Total 2700 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  20. A decent workout and a lot more lane space...not

    by , March 5th, 2014 at 07:59 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just when we lap swimmers thought we would have more lanes since SCAD left for Nationals, the tri team spread out. Had to deal with the flotilla of fins next to me, YUCK.

    5x100@1:45 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    2 times thru w/paddles
    200@3:30 as 100 free/100 back went 3:03 and 3:00
    2x100@1:45 as 50 free/50 back went 1:32,1:30, 1:27, 1:27
    4x50@1:00 as 25 free/25 back went 45, 45, 45, 45, 45, 45, 43, 43

    10x50@1:00 streamline kick on back w/zoomers went 47,49,47,47,47,46,46,45,43,43
    3x100@2:00 free w/snorkle
    200 free EZ

    Total 3200 yards
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
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