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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. Pleased with my first swim of the meet

    by , October 22nd, 2010 at 10:48 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    With as bad as I was feeling all day I really expected to do poorly. I am tired of coughing all the time and ready to be normal again.

    My first swim was the 1000 Free and I broke 13:00 which I did not expect for today. I could see my split at the 500 and it was 6:29. I thought not bad but I didn't think I could negative split my back half of the race. I came back in 6:30 for a time of 12:59.57. Only 9 seconds off my time from last year when I was healthy.

    with warmups and warmdowns the total for this session was 2500 yards
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  2. Still Congested

    by , October 22nd, 2010 at 08:52 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Did just a quick float this morning since I will swim the 1000 tonight even with this horrid congestion.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap moderate
    500 Fly w/fins alt 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/100 streamline kick

    Total 2000 yards
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  3. When is the congestion going to end

    by , October 21st, 2010 at 07:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Another day of yuck so I guess my swims this weekend will suck. I hate feeling bad before a meet but like the diehard I am I will swim anyway. Have too set a good example for the kids I coach.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins
    200 Breast kick w/brfins
    10x100 Free w/paddles & bouy
    ...1-4@1:30 went 1:26, 1:25, 1:25,1:25
    ...5-7@1:25 went 1:19, 1:18, 1:17
    ...8-9@1:20 went 1:17, 1:16
    ...10@1:15 in 1:15
    not bed for how I felt
    200 easy
    4x50 from dive 15 meter breakouts alt fly/free
    100 easy

    total 3200 yards
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  4. Still feeling yucky but managing to do better

    by , October 20th, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not quite as bad as yesterday but still not great. Took some Musinex DM last night and that seemed to help alittle. Today was just be different day. Yes Breaststroke of sorts.

    I added some butterfrog today because nothing annoys me more than to be swimming a 200 fly and be in the lead but lose to the gal next to you when she reverts to butterfrog on the last 50. I still can't bring myself to do it in a meet but I want to be able to use it if I need to.

    400,300,200,100@:15R Free
    500 Breast kick w/brfins
    10x50@1:00 alt 50 Breast/50 double arm back w/breast kick w/brfins
    8x25@:45 Butterfrog w/brfins
    5x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-5 went 1:24, 1:21, 1:19, 1:17, 1:14
    4X50 from a dive 15 meter sprints then easy free alt fly/free
    200 Free nice and slow

    Total 3000 yards
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  5. Head Cold is worse but still suffering thru it

    by , October 19th, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since I still have to go to work and do other things I might as well keep up my schedule. Hopefully I will get better by Friday.

    Just went nice and easy today

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap moderate
    500 Free kick w/fins various positions side, streamline on back, rotating
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 swim
    100 Free easy
    4x50 from dive as fast breakout to 15 meters then easy free alt fly/free
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  6. Head colds suck when you have a meet coming up

    by , October 18th, 2010 at 07:41 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My head is congested as well as my chest. It was hard to breath in the pool today but I still managed a great workout.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    10x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy desc 1-3, 4-6,7-10 went 1:21, 1:20, 1:19, 1:20, 1:17, 1:16, 1:19, 1:17, 1:16, 1:14 not too bad for me when I am feeling good let alone not 100%
    100 Free easy
    6x50 alt fly/free from dive 15 meter breakouts then easy the rest of the 50 felt sluggish here
    100 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  7. Learn to sprint day

    by , October 16th, 2010 at 03:56 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I got a short workout in before the girls showed up and then we started learning to pick up the pace.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    2x [2x25@:30 Fly w/fins & paddles fast
    .....[50@1:00 Free easy

    the girls joined me here
    500 Free broken
    4x25 Free with head up and arms spinning
    4x25 Free kick w/fins sprint
    4x25 Free sprint

    Total 2800 yards
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  8. Punishment for missing a day

    by , October 15th, 2010 at 08:53 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Actually I enjoy doing the 500 Fly so it is not really punishment for me.

    50,100,150,200,200,150,100,50@:15 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 mod
    500 Fly w/fins in 8:27
    500 Free kick w/fins easy
    2x400@7:00 Free w/paddles & bouy in 6:21, 6:19
    200 Free Easy

    Total 3500 meters
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  9. Could not get up this morning

    by , October 14th, 2010 at 08:45 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After a go-live gone bad last night I was working from 8p-midnight. I just needed sleep more. Then today didn't get any better at all. Someone turned the server on that was causing us issues last night so for an hour and 1/2 my boss and I tried to bring things back up as fast as it would go down.

    I'M TIRED!!!!!! I'll swim tomorrow and I may have to do a 500 FLY! I shall see how I feel in the morning.
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  10. Slept in and still got to the pool

    by , October 13th, 2010 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not a good day but my back was not as bad as yesterday. Gave in to the sleep, then on the way in found a cheaper gas station so had to take advantage of the price.

    10x100@1:40 Free added a kick and 2 dolphin kicks off each wall
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap Fast
    5x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-5 went 2:52, 2:48, 2:44, 2:39, 2:34
    200 Fly kick w/fins streamline
    300 Free w/fins swim long and loose

    Total 3000 yards
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  11. Could barely get up the steps this morning

    by , October 12th, 2010 at 07:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My back was so locked up I felt pain every step I took. During practice it just took a while to loosen up some, but still was agrevating.

    After it is all over, showered and changed I am feeling much better but still not 100%. Oh well that is my life.

    400,300,200,100@:15R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins as 25EZ,25Mod,25Fast

    goal on this next set LOOSEN UP!
    500 Fly w/fins drills skull, rt/lt arm, kick on back, chest press, rt/lt arm
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins & paddles
    4x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    4x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free EASY

    Total 3500 yards
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  12. To swim or not to swim on a holiday

    by , October 11th, 2010 at 07:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Our aquatic center has been closed on some strange holidays since the county took it over again. I expected to see it closed but did not remember any signs up so I took a chance and it was open! Even so I was late this morning by about 15 minutes.

    10x100@1:40 Free holding 1:30's
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap FAST

    next set was decending
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:25
    200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy in 2:50
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:20
    200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy in 2:40
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:17
    200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy in 2:35
    100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy in 1:15

    300 Breast kick w/fins ouch my thighs still hurt from Saturday
    200 free as alternate 25 1 arm drill/25 swim

    Total 3000 yards
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  13. Along day at the pool but more talk than swim

    by , October 9th, 2010 at 04:35 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Talked alot today to various people and I had one swimmer I coach come this morning. I used the opportunity to kick alot under water while watching her. So I guess I got a good leg workout.

    My left elbow is still giving me fits but I can still swim. The left ankle is healing well and I did alot of breast kick and swim today too.
    I had no clock today either.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 various kicks in 25's
    200 Breast kick w/fins
    4x50 Breast w/paddles & fins
    200 Breast kick w/fins
    4x50 Breast w/paddles & fins
    200 Breast kick w/fins
    200 Back kick streamline NO FINS!

    Total 2700 yards
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  14. What a sluggard today

    by , October 8th, 2010 at 08:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just had no motivation to move so I was like a manetee floating.

    2x[50,100,150,200@:10R Free
    500 Free kick w/fins
    3x100@:10R kick w/fins streamline as #1 fly, 2 back, 3 free on side
    200 Free kick w/fins easy
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 fast swim
    200 Free easy

    Total 3200 meters
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  15. 2 weeks in a row I am doing Breaststroke

    by , October 7th, 2010 at 07:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Another breaststroke workout. Who would have thought I would do it 2 weeks in a row for one day. For true Breaststrokers my yardage is but a token but for me with my knees this is great.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    700 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 50 Fast
    300 Breast kick w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Breast w/fins & paddles
    8x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy descend 1-4 & 5-8 went 1:28, 1:25, 1:23, 1:18 then 1:22, 1:19, 1:18, 1:15
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  16. Distance Day Today

    by , October 6th, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was my distance day since I haven't done much in a while.

    5x100@1:30 Free just barely made them
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins just barely made these too
    10x200@3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy 1-5 held 2:45's then descended 6-10 going 2;44, 2:43, 2:42, 2:41, 2:38
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins just barely made these
    5x100@1:40 Free 1-3 held 1:30's then EASY last 2

    Total 4000 yards
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  17. Moving ok this morning but it is chillie here

    by , October 5th, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did not want to dive into the cold water but did finally do it.

    1000 as 200Swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    5x200@3:15 as 100free/100back w/paddles and bouy
    500 Free w/snorkle alt 100 swim/100 kick

    Total 3500 yards
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  18. Flyin thru

    by , October 4th, 2010 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Found an old fly workout in my swim bag so I decided to do it.

    10x100@1:40 Free
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Fly kick on back w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    10x50@1:00 Fly kick on back w/fins
    5x100@1:40 Free easy

    Totasl 3500 yards
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  19. Saturday with the girls is getting bigger

    by , October 2nd, 2010 at 04:24 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just hurt too much today to do anything tough so I just cooled it today.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap fast
    5x100@2:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 swim
    500 Free Broken (this is where the girls joined me)
    stroke drills with the girls I ened up under the water looking at strokes and commenting.

    total 2500 yards
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  20. Long Course Temptations

    by , October 1st, 2010 at 08:12 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I was actually tempted to do breast again today but then I wised up. Did fly instead.

    1000 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1 laps@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd25 fast
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25lt arm/25 kick/25 FAST
    8x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 meters
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