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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. Allergies are not getting any better

    by , April 12th, 2011 at 08:11 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Head felt like it wanted to explode for the first 200. I think I felt best when I was using the snorkle.

    400,300,200,100 Free
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    200 Breast Pull w/fins
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Free loose w/bouy
    5x100@:10R Free #1-3 w/snorkle

    Total 3000 yards
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  2. Allergies YUCK!

    by , April 11th, 2011 at 07:39 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    2 days till I leave for Ft. Lauderdale and I am all stopped up! I guess that is why I always hate spring time Nationals, always battling allergies.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd moderate
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 FAST
    2x200@3:30 Free w/bouy easy pace 3:00
    8x50 from dive breakout speed one for each event at Nationals
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  3. Morning with the girls at the Y

    by , April 9th, 2011 at 06:10 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Got 2500 done before the girls arrived.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 drill/25 swim
    2x200@:10R Free w/bouy
    100 Free
    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. Had to share since only one lane

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 08:06 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I have become spoiled and hate to share with more than one person.

    1000 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    3x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim strong hate swimming around people
    500 Free broken 1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    200 Free w/snorkle easy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  5. Pushing on thru

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Feeling alittle queezy today but still got in and swam.

    500 Free Broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    4x50@1:00 Breast w/brfins
    10x50@1:00 Breast pull w/fins
    500 Back kick drills w/fins
    3x200@3:45 Back desc 1-3 went 3:22, 3:17, 3:11
    200 Free w/snorkle easy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  6. I guess this is ok still feel like a rock

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Still not moving well in the water but then again that 2nd week of taper tends to be that way.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fly kick
    10X50@1:00 Fly as 25 drill/25 swim fast w/fins alternate underwater recovery and skull for drills
    8x50 from dive for each event I am doing at Nationals 15 meter breakouts
    2x[1x100@:15R Back steady pace
    ....[1x200@:15R Free easy relaxed pace

    Total 3000 yards
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  7. Still a rock but still swam

    by , April 5th, 2011 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    If I had been at the Y I would have been kicked out due to the storms but thankfully I was at the Aquatic Center in Savannah and we were allowed to continue swimming despite the lightning.

    My back was bad again today but now after I am done.

    500 Free
    10x100@1:45 Free managed to hold 1:30's
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 moderate
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 swim
    300 Free w/bouy
    200 Free as 25 drill/25 swim

    Total 3000 yards
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  8. Swam like a ROCK

    by , April 4th, 2011 at 07:43 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just could not seem to move today. Still feeling the massage from Friday but then again I have not been good about drinking my water.

    This is week 2 of taper where I feel like I can't move anyway to good.

    5x100@:10 Free pull to kick
    5x100@1:30 Free a bit ambitious for me this early in a workout but still made them
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@1:40 kick w/fins on back odds fly, evens back
    5x100@1:45 Free build to fast could not seem to move here
    4x50 from dive sprint 20's 30 easy
    200 Free w/snorkle
    100 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  9. Swimming at the Y

    by , April 2nd, 2011 at 05:30 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Went to the Y today to swim no kids today, just me. An old lady came in and a middle aged lady left, atleast that is how I felt.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 drill/25 sprint alternate skull drill and underwater recovery
    10x50 from dive 20 yard sprints rest easy
    200 breast kick w/brfins
    100 Back
    200 Free

    Total 3000 yards
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  10. half asleep and still swimming

    by , April 1st, 2011 at 08:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not a good night for on call and having to work then swim.

    1000 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 moderate that was all I could muster today
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim went 3:40 then woke up 3:35, 3:27, 3:27, 3:20
    500 Free /bouy EASY

    Total 3000 meters

    PS forgot to mention I will be pampering myself today with a 1 hour massage followed by a chiropractic adjustment. Next friday too! YEAH!

    Updated April 1st, 2011 at 09:14 AM by Donna

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  11. Oh that tired feeling

    by , March 31st, 2011 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had a neighbor ringing the doorbell at 2:30am needing to use the phone. I should have just slept thru it since tonight I have to work. YUCK.

    1000 Free as 50,100,150,200,200,150,100,50 around the second 200 my back suddenly spasmed but I swam thru it and it eventually loosened up
    5x100@1:40 Back kick w/fins held 1:30's
    5x100@1:40 Back w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/50 swim
    8x50 from a dive 15 meter breakouts for each event doing at Nationals
    200 Free w/snorkle
    100 Drills w/snorkle
    100 Free w/snorkle
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  12. One of those days

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 07:16 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    felt good for a while then just felt like garbage.

    10x100@1:45 Free long and loose
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@1:30 Free w/bouy only went 1:24's
    100 easy free
    8x50 from dive 2 of each stroke breakouts for 15 meters then shut down for easy free
    4x100@:10R Free w/snorkle odds swim evens kick streamline
    100 free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  13. Breaststroke day - I really needed this

    by , March 29th, 2011 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I know I usually shy away from breast due to my knees but only 2.5 weeks out and I need to get serious about it now.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    200 Breast skull drill w/snorkle
    10x50@1:00 Breast pull w/fins get the dolphin motion into the stroke
    300 Free easy
    4x50@1:00 Breast held :51's
    200 Free easy
    4x25@:30 Breast held :26's
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  14. Starting Taper Today

    by , March 28th, 2011 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It took a little while to get moving but once I did it was good.

    500 Free
    400 IM drill the fly, pull back, kick breast, swim free
    100 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    1x50@1:00 Free w/fins sprint went :30
    1x100@2:00 Free w/fins recovery
    1x50@1:00 Free w/fins sprint went :28
    1x100@2:00 Free w/fins recovery
    1x50@1:00 Free w/fins sprint went :29
    1x100@2:00 Free w/fins recovery
    1x50@1:00 Free w/fins sprint went :29
    1x200@4:00 Free w/fins recovery
    8x50 from dive good breakout for each event I am doing at nationals then easy free
    300 Free w/snorkle
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Long Course ---Finally ---Friday Flyer!

    by , March 25th, 2011 at 08:06 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yeah!!! a Long Course day. My last hard day before taper starts.

    1000 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 sprint went 3:27, 3:30, 3:31, 3:25, 3:21
    5x100@2:00 Free sprint (middle 1/3) from the 15 meter mark in to the wall and back out the rest is easy free held 1:43's
    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4@:10R

    Total 3500 meters
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  16. My sprinting stunk

    by , March 24th, 2011 at 07:19 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I tried to sprint today and it royally stunk.

    10x100@1:40 Free held 1:30's with ease
    500 Free kick w/fins moderat
    100 Free w/fins in 1:04 yuck
    100 Free kick w/fins easy
    2x50@1:00 Fre w/fins in :31 on each
    100 Free kick w/fins easy
    4x25 Free w/fins went :14, :14, :15, :14 felt good on these
    100 Free kick w/fins easy
    10x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy long & loose just make them
    4x50 from start good breakout to 15 meters then easy free
    300 Free w/snorkle easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  17. Mixing up the lanes

    by , March 23rd, 2011 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today the aquatic center mixed up all the lanes. We get so used to a routine and then they change it on you.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins odds on back, evens on side
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    200 Breast w/brfins
    5x200@3:15 w/paddles & bouy as 100Free/100Back
    500 Free w/snorkle keep a good kick with easy arms and good rotation

    Total 3500 yards
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  18. Able to breath better today LOVE THE WATER!

    by , March 22nd, 2011 at 07:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Took a hit off the inhaler last night and did much better this morning. Redid the main set from yesterday for today just to make sure I could do it without any lung issues.

    As for my back I was the little old lady trying to get up the stairs this morning all hunched over and barely able to move. WATER IS WONDERFUL!

    50,100,200,300,200,100,50@:10R Free
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins moderate
    5x100@:05R Fly kick w/fins odds on side evens on back
    10x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy went 1:21, 1:22, 1:22, 1:21, 1:21, 1:21, 1:21, 1:22, 1:20, 1:18
    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1 arms easy over kick legs

    Total 3500 yards
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  19. Is breathing over rated?

    by , March 21st, 2011 at 07:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had issues with my allergies this morning. I knew on #6 of the 100's I was about to convert over to a rapid heart beat due to lack of oxygen so I backed off and did backstroke on that one then just warmed down.

    I hate that this is happening 4 1/2 weeks out from Y Nationals but then I know this always happens when my allergies are bad.

    10x100@1:45 Free held 1:32's
    500 Free kick w/fins every 2rd 25 fast
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 drill/25 sprint odds skull drill evens underwater recovery
    6x100@1:30 Free w/paddles, bouy & tempo trainer this was supposed to be 10 but not to be today. held 1:19's till I had to stop
    200 Free easy
    4x50@:10R Free over kick

    Total 3000 yards
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  20. Do what feels good

    by , March 19th, 2011 at 03:27 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Saturday with the girls, I only had Sandra and Harlee today so we did alot of fly work.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    2x100@:15R Breast w/brfins & paddles
    500 Free kick w/fins
    500 Fly w/fins broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1
    20x25 Fly Drills w/fins

    Total 3000 yards
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