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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. Back to normal today

    by , April 30th, 2014 at 08:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Last night I added a little weight lifting, not much but what I could do on deck while coaching with little 5 pound weights that were available to me.

    This morning was more of a normal workout. My speed is gone and I have to build my distance swimming back up now.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free w/strapless paddles & bouy went 1:25, 1:25, 1:24, 1:24, 1:24, 1:24, 1:23, 1:23, 1:24, 1:23
    500 free kick w/zoomers fast legs did not itch this time may be getting used to it
    5x100@:15RI free w/snorkle focus on a steady kick
    8x25@:45 fly w/bouy felt strong on this
    200 free EZ
    100 1 arm fly to loosen back

    Total 3500 yards
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  2. Good dose of fly

    by , April 29th, 2014 at 10:45 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a strong fly day.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly w/paddles
    200 torque drill w/paddles & snorkle
    8x25@:45 fly w/bouy
    200 1arm fly
    200 fly for time went 3:31
    500 free li w/zoomers
    10x50@:55 free
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  3. Trying to get back to normal

    by , April 28th, 2014 at 08:38 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I tried to get back to normal but still had to deal with some minor dizziness. Other than that I was quite pleased.

    I do have to say I worked my legs on my last 500 kick so much that they started itching do to more blood flow.

    10x50@1:00 Free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles & bouy held 1:23's
    500 free kick w/zoomers fast got the blood moving
    10x50@1:00 free w/snorkle strong kick holding :47's
    300 ez

    Total 3300 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  4. Back at the Y in 86 degree bath wate

    by , April 26th, 2014 at 07:52 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    It was way too hot for me today. I did wake up to a round of vertigo, but I was able to do the exercises to get the crystals back as they should be.

    I was even able to do easy flip turns today but did stay on track by doing 2000 of todays workout breaststroke.

    500 free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    20x25@:45 breast pull w/zoomers
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    8x25@:45 breast scull drill w/snorkle
    8x25@:45 accordion drill w/snorkel
    8x25@:45 wipe the bowl drill
    8x25@:45 3-2-1 delay drill
    8x25@:45 breast
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 1 arm fly drill every 3rd lap fly
    3x100@:15RI free

    Total 4000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  5. I was really looking forward to long course but...

    by , April 25th, 2014 at 09:06 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Due to a beginner meet tonight the pool was short course so for a no flip turn day that was annoying. Actually for my warm down I did do some flip turns just to see how well I tollerated them. It went ok.

    500 free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 shooters w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers
    8x25@:45 torque drill w/snorkle
    200 1 arm fly alt by lap rt/lt
    200 fly for time 3:31
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    2x100@:15RI free

    Total 2700 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  6. Hoping I can get back to normal

    by , April 24th, 2014 at 08:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today was another no flip turn day. I plan to continue this until either my ear clears up or next week which ever comes first. This not doing flip turns is so hard.

    How do I combate the urge to do flip turns? Avoid free and back so today was breast and tomorrow fly.

    500 free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1,
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    9x50@1:00 alt fly/bk, bk/br, br/fr
    50 EZ
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    4x25@:45 breast scull
    4x25@:45 accordian drill
    4x50@1:00 breast pull w/zoomers
    4x50@:10RI breast good form

    Total 2600 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  7. Another no flip turn day

    by , April 23rd, 2014 at 08:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It is hard not to instictively do flip turns, when you are so used to doing them. I only did one on accident. Today was a more energized workout that since I have been sick.

    500 free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers
    8x25@:45 torque drill w/snorkle
    8x25@:45 angle arm fly w/snorkle
    200 1 arm fly w/zoomers
    4x50@1:00 fly went 51, 53, 52, 53
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1

    Total 3000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  8. Vertigo YUCK

    by , April 22nd, 2014 at 02:02 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Monday and Tuesday I ended up kicking since I was having problems with Vertigo. I hope this clears up soon. Kicking is not my strength or even a favorite thing to do.

    I did try 20x25@:30 just to force myself not to do a flip turn which would just make things worse.

    I am doing the exercise to get the crystals back to where they need to be but obviously flipturns can cause me problems. Nothing like pushing off the wall on a flipturn and everything is spinning.
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  9. Long Course Friday

    by , April 18th, 2014 at 08:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had a visitor today in my lane, Jen Bew. She was then followed by 2 beginner tri swimmers. Tri as they may We were lapping them regularly. We will have to teach them that if we are coming in to the wall wait for us to pass you there, otherwise we'll just embarass you by passing you in a matter of 5 strokes.

    This was another easy day for me, hopefully next week I can crank it back up to normal.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    15x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles & bouy
    100 kick w/zoomers
    200 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers wanted to scare these two guys a little
    200 kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 meters
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    Swim Workouts
  10. Mastered the art of Sleep Swimming today

    by , April 17th, 2014 at 08:49 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Was up for 3 hours working on hospital issues yet I did still manage to make it to swim practice and work this morning. Today I mastered the art of sleep swimming!

    Yes you can swim with your eyes shut and sense when the light gets brighter so that you can open your eyes to do a flip turn here and there. The water was also so cold today that I decided to get out a little early.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    5x100 drills w/snorkle mixed it up some

    Total 2500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  11. short workout today

    by , April 16th, 2014 at 10:58 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    my right eye is swollen and goopy from my allergies. Ran out of Mucinex so I had to wait on my daughter to get home late last night. Starting to get everything back under control, but this will take about a week to get over.

    This is why I am starting to rethink ever doing a spring time meet out of my area. Just can't afford the allergies that comes with it and I hate having to take meds. Mucinex DM, Visine, Garlic and Cranberry. What a great combination.

    Even with all that my swimming today was great but I had to hurry in to change before the mob got in so I wouldn't have to answer questions about why my eye was now almost swollen shut. It is better now.

    500 free
    500 free drill w/fins & snorkle
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:24's rather fast for today I thought
    6x50@1:00 free
    200 free EZ

    Total 2500 yards
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  12. It was a good meet despite the allergies

    by , April 15th, 2014 at 08:47 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    First day of Nationals was fantastic a great 1650 and 1000 which I negative split the 1000. The rest of the races were all just a little bit faster than my best for the season which I am thankful for considering something was in bloom in Sarasota that I could not tollerate. Each day my allergies got progressively worse. Thankfully I made it thru.

    Yesterday I did an easy swim with no flip turns. Every time my head went under water it felt like it would explode.

    Today (Tuesday) I was feeling better in the pool. Still trying to get rid of all the mucus and congestion. So this was an easy one or was it?


    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:26's
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free w/snorkle
    200 breast kick

    Total 3000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  13. Why now?????

    by , April 8th, 2014 at 12:58 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Last night I had issues with my hip starting to cause me problems. Tried to do some Muscle Stim with my Compex last night and it helped some. The real answer is a trip to the Chiropractor but we leave 5am tomorrow and with my boss sick (hope I didn't catch it) today I have to cover his meetings and mine so there is no time to go. Ibuprofen and Compex are my best friends.....

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers this was alittle rough at first
    10x50@1:00 free at pace held 42's
    200 breast kick just to see if it would hurt and it didn't... surprise, surprise
    10x50@1:00 free at pace w/bouy held 41's
    6x50 from block 15m sprints then EZ free
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  14. I am so ready to head south to Sarasota!

    by , April 7th, 2014 at 08:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am so ready to go to Sarasota, just have 2 more days of work to get thru. I feel like I may bounce off the walls soon.

    My son is wanting to join me on the trip. Anything to get out of school...

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:00 free at pace went 44,43,42,42,41,40,41,41,40,41
    8x25@:45 scull drill w/snorkle & bouy
    8x25@:45 torque drill w/snorkle & bouy
    16x25@:45 4 of each stroke
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  15. Taper in 86 degree bath water

    by , April 5th, 2014 at 12:27 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Very hot today at the Y.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:00 free w/bouy holding 42
    8x25@:45 fly scull
    200 back kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:45 breast pull w/zoomers
    200 breast kick
    200 1 arm fly drill
    10x50@1:00 back holding 49
    6x50 from block 15m sprint
    200 free

    Total 3500 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  16. Week 2 of Taper - LCM and NO fly set

    by , April 4th, 2014 at 09:15 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today was just nice and easy with a few sprints. Did not feel bad but did not feel good either.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@2:15 back went 2:01, 2:02, 2:02, 2:02, 1:59 not good
    2x200@4:00 free w/snorkle & bouy rt shoulder clicking a little during recovery portion so working on adjusting stroke to get rid of issue a more fly like recovery seems to work better
    400 free kick w/zoomers
    8x50@1:15 IM order 15m sprints from push then EZ free to end
    200 free EZ

    Total 2700 meters
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    Swim Workouts
  17. Week 2 Taper almost done - and an evil day today

    by , April 3rd, 2014 at 08:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    That old breaststroke came back today. My knee is feelling better than it has in a while.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    8x25@:40 breast pull w/zoomers
    8x25@:40 breast accordian drill w/snorkle
    8x25@:40 breast scull w/snorkle barely made these
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    8x50 from block 15m sprints IM order
    300 free EZ

    Total 2800 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  18. Week 2 and losing weight during taper

    by , April 2nd, 2014 at 09:17 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    If I am loosing weight taper is going good. Now I have to force myself to eat enough to maintain.
    Felt strong today

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free at pace went 1:28,1:26,1:24,1:24,1:24
    400 IM fly drill pull back kick breast swim free
    4x100 free drills w/snorkle
    200 kick
    4x50 IM order from block 15m sprint
    3x100 odd free even back
    100 kick

    Total 3100 yards
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    Swim Workouts
  19. Week 2 of Taper - slow and sluggish Repair, Repair, Repair

    by , April 1st, 2014 at 08:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just felt slow and sluggish. My times were ok for the one pace swim I did.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers
    200 torque drill w/snorkle
    10x50@1:00 free at pace went 43,43,43,43,43,44,42,41,41,41
    500 breast kick w/br fins
    8x50 from block 15m sprints IM order
    200 free EZ w/snorkle

    Total 3000 yards
    Categories
    Swim Workouts