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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 great start to the meet

    by , June 20th, 2014 at 09:16 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    They got the temperature down to 79.8 better than the 81.5 this morning. Swam my best 800 free in over 4 years with a 12:07.90.
    I am going to work on holding this pace for my full 1500.

    Tomorrow I have the 50 back, 100 free and 200 back. Can I recover by tomorrow morning? Good question we will see.
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  2. Still no psych sheet for tonights kids meet

    by , June 20th, 2014 at 08:07 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not sure if I will make the cut for the 800 free but am hopeful. Of Course the water is hot at 81.5 which I complained about yesterday to the guards. It was beautiful the beginning of the week, why do they have to screw it up? The Chatham County Aquatic Center needs to get their act together if they want to continue to have meets there.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@2 free held 1:45's for most long and loose last one in 1:35 staying comfortable.
    100 back build each 50 into the turn
    4x50 from block 15m sprint
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    100 breast kick to loosen my knee

    Total 2700 meters
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  3. Just plain tired today

    by , June 19th, 2014 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Meet starts tomorrow and I have no energy so I went with it. My left knee was hurting but after the breast kick it seemed to loosen up enough to swim a decent breaststroke.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 back as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 free as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 breast as 100 pull/50 kick/50 swim
    500 free w/snorkle and 6 beat kick
    4x50 from block 15m sprint/35m easy free alt fly/free for sprint

    Total 2500 meters
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  4. had planned an easy one but...

    by , June 18th, 2014 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Sometimes we just push when we don't want to.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles & bouy went 1:41, 1:38, 1:37, 1:35, 1:34, 1:34, 1:34, 1:35, 1:35, 1:33
    500 free w/snorkle maintain strong 6 beat kick
    500 free kick w/zoomers maintain strong kick
    4x50 from block alt 15m sprint fly/free 35m easy free

    Total 3200 meters
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  5. Just plain LAZY!

    by , June 17th, 2014 at 07:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just had no energy today so this became drill day for me.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 back as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    200 breast as 100 pull/50 kick/50 swim
    200 free as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/zoomers
    2x50 from block 25 sprint/25 easy
    2x100 from block 25 spint/75 easy

    Total 2300 meters
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  6. Good start to the week

    by , June 16th, 2014 at 08:08 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a good start but I don't want to be drained by the end of the week for the kids meet. I am also hoping I make the cut to swim the 800 free friday night. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

    500 Free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers

    400@7 free w/paddles & bouy went 6:17
    400@9 IM went 7:56
    400@7 free w/paddles & bouy went 6:09
    400@9 IM went 7:45
    400@7 free w/paddles & bouy went 6:03

    200 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick

    Total 3500 meters
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  7. Saturday afternoon workout

    by , June 14th, 2014 at 07:39 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After a long day of coaching in the hot sun it was off to the pool.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@2:00 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles & bouy
    200 torque drill w/paddles
    200 1 arm fly w/zoomers
    100 fly
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    4x100 from blocks 25 sprint 75 easy free odds free evens fly
    100 EZ

    Total 3000 meters
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  8. Sprint what is this?

    by , June 13th, 2014 at 07:49 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Attempt at some sprinting during the end of workout. Just to distance oriented lately.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles held 1:36'S more my normal pace
    200 kick w/zoomers on back
    6x50@1:13 free as 15m kick/20m sprint/15m kick w/zoomers & snorkle
    200 kick w/zoomers
    6x50 odds fly evens free from block 25 sprint/25 easy

    Total 3000 meters
    Tags: :36's
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  9. A 500 Fly kind of day

    by , June 12th, 2014 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes the crazy girl came to practice today and actually lapped Mike Dayoub as he swam with paddles and fins while I went a 500 Fly.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 Fly for time 10:37
    200 free EZ
    300 1 arm fly drill w/zoomers
    500 free kick w/zoomers descend by 100
    400 free w/snorkle
    100 free EZ

    Total 3000 meters
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  10. Slow day at the pool

    by , June 11th, 2014 at 08:42 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    A warm water long course workout today. Nice to have to only share with Katy who I am used to sharing with during short course season.

    My fly felt better with each swim, same with the back and free. The breast my left knee cracked so many times but got better each time too.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    2x500@5 IM went 4:08, 4:03, 3:56, 3:52, 3:48
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    300 free EZ w/snorkle

    Total 2800 meters
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  11. Another hot day but a good workout

    by , June 10th, 2014 at 07:39 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today was a great distance workout despite the 81.5 degree water. At least I had my own lane.

    400 free
    400 free kick w/zoomers

    2 times thru
    800@14 free w/big paddles & bouy R1- 12:53 R2- 12:30
    400@7 free w/strapless paddles &bouy R1- 6:17 R2- 6:08
    200@3:30 free R1- 3:22 R2- 3:17

    400 free EZ

    Total 4000 meters
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  12. Hot pool and crowds, not a good combination

    by , June 9th, 2014 at 07:38 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The pool was on the hot side for me at around 82ish. When I am warm diving in I know it is not going to be good. Not only that but the rec pool was closed so everyone from there was trying to swim in the lap lanes.

    I had one USA swimmer in with me but if I can lap him he is way out of shape and he also does not know how to circle swim and just goes down the center. Next time if I have my paddles on I will knock him around a bit till he learns to circle.

    My whole goal today was just to do 3000 meters to reach the 250 mile mark for the year. Made that goal.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/strapless paddles
    5x100 #1 fly, #2 back, #3 breast, #4 free, #5 IM no interval just went we I wouldn't cream everyone
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/snorkle

    Total 3000 meters
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  13. Fast Saturday distance workout

    by , June 7th, 2014 at 06:42 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    The kids had a great meet this morning where I got sunburnt and tired. It is amazing what happens when you hop in a cold pool. Got to love it, speed!

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    4 rounds
    5x100 free R1&2 strapless paddles & bouy, R3&4 big paddles & bouy
    100 free kick w/zoomers
    R1 @2:00 went 1:34, 1:31, 1:30, 1:30, 1:29
    R2 @1:55 went 1:29, 1:30, 1:30, 1:30, 1:29
    R3 @1:50 went 1:30, 1:29, 1:29, 1:28, 1:27
    R4 @1:45 went 1:28, 1:28, 1:28, 1:28, 1:28

    200 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free EZ w/snorkle
    200 1 arm fly w/zoomers
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 4500 meters
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  14. Ordinary Friday

    by , June 6th, 2014 at 09:03 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt ok but not terribly fast.

    500 free
    500 free kick
    10x100@2 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles & bouy holding 1:39's
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    200 back kick streamline w/zoomers
    500 free w/snorkle and 6 beat kick

    Total 3000 meters
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  15. Bad back day = BUTTERFLY!

    by , June 5th, 2014 at 08:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Once again I had a bad back day and needed a good dose of butterfly.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 torque drill w/paddles

    5x200@5:00 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim w/monofin push the swim went 3:57, 3:31, 3:24, 3:21, 3:10 the swim with the monofin felt great

    300 free w/snorkle
    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2800 meters
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  16. Just not feeling strong today

    by , June 4th, 2014 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did not feel like I had any speed today but I seemed to swim ok. It's just a feel for the water I guess. The breast kick hurt at first but my knee loosened up toward the end.

    400 free
    12x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-3,4-6,7-9,10-12 went 1:44, 1:41, 1:39, 1:41, 1:39, 1:37, 1:40, 1:37, 1:34, 1:39, 1:37, 1:32
    400 free kick w/zoomers

    twice thru
    100@2:15 as 50 fly/50bk
    100@2:15 as 25 fly/50bk/25 br
    100@2:15 as 50 bk/50 br
    100@2:15 as 25 bk/50 br/25 fr
    100@2:15 as 50 br/50 fr
    1 minute rest

    400 free EZ

    Total 3400 meters
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  17. Distance day

    by , June 3rd, 2014 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My elbows are causing me issues and I just need a new body all together. This getting old stinks. I did manage an unintentional descend set.

    400 free
    400 free kick w/zoomers

    4x500@8:30 free w/paddles & bouy went 8:21, 8:08, 7:57, 7:51 not intentional

    200 free EZ
    300 free kick w/zoomers
    100 1 arm fly w/zoomers
    100 free EZ w/zoomers

    Total 3500 meters
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  18. Sprint Day? What is that?

    by , June 2nd, 2014 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    If this was a sprint day it was not good by any stretch of the imagination. I just can't seem to get moving at that kind of speed. But I will keep trying.

    Did 20 minutes weight lifting yesterday and did not use paddles at all today.

    400 free
    8x50@1 free
    8x50@1:15 free kick w/zoomers
    8x50@1 free descend 1-4, 5-8 went 51, 50, 50, 49, 53, 51, 51, 47
    4x100@2 free as 75 mod + 25 sprint went 1:41, 1:42, 1:42, 1:43
    3x100@2 free as 50 mod + 50 sprint went 1:40, 1:41, 1:41
    2x100@2 free as 25 mod + 75 sprint went 1:39, 1:40
    1 minute rest
    100 free for time went 1:31
    8x50@1:05 free odds fist drill evens easy swim
    100 kick w/zoomers

    Total 3100 meters
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  19. Can't believe my day

    by , May 31st, 2014 at 11:32 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I get to the Y and the guard doesn't show. By the time the aquatics director shows up we fine out the pool is cloudy and has NO chlorine in it. Off to the Aquatic center in Savannah I go. I get there and they have a short course meet.

    Lucky for me they had 4 lanes for lap swim bit I did have to deal with young kids jumping in where they shouldn't.

    So just got it done.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 torque drill
    200 scull drill w/zoomers
    3x200 @4:00 fly as 50 rt/50 lt/50 kick/50 swim
    500 kick w/zoomers
    500 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  20. Had planned a recovery day but it wasn't meant to be

    by , May 30th, 2014 at 08:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I had planned a nice easy workout to recover but Walt had 15 people in one lane of Savannah Masters and needed to expand out today so I told him to throw the faster swimmers from that lane in with me and I would do their workout. So I cranked a 600 today in 9:08 with paddles & bouy. A lot faster than I planned to go.

    500 free
    400 free kick w/zoomers
    3x100@2:00 free

    2x300@7:00 free w/paddles & bouy went 5:30 & 5:10
    600 free w/paddles & bouy had to be faster than 10:40 went 9:08

    9x100@2:00 free w/snorkle EZ
    200 free Kick w/zoomers

    Total 3500 meters
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