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  1. Week 191 - Saturday

    by , May 28th, 2016 at 09:27 PM (After a long rest)
    I slept a lot yesterday and expected to struggle sleeping through the night but ended up sleeping for more than 10 hours last night. I even woke up groggy and sleepy. I guess my week caught up with me and I was tired. My elbow was a little better this morning but still sore.

    I had had to cut today's practice a little short because I was coaching the senior group but I still managed to get a good LCM workout in.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 1min

    mains sets
    16x100 on 2mins at 400 pace
    6x50 kick on 1min

    warm down
    200 easy

    the 16x100s hurt today and I started out feeling horrible. I was able to hold 1:06 through 13 and then the guy in the next lane put on fins so I ramped up my speed and we got to race. It was a lot of painful fun. I went 1:05,1:03, and 1:01. It took me a long time to catch my breath at the end of this set and despite drying myself off I sweat for a good 30 minutes after the end of practice and looked a mess. It's so weird how despite being whooped you can still push when someone in the next lane pushes and you get into a race.
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  2. Week 191 - Friday

    by , May 27th, 2016 at 02:58 PM (After a long rest)
    I went to bed early last night and had a good night of sleep. I decided a few weeks ago to take the day off work today and have a long weekend. This morning I had masters and then coached my senior group. My right elbow is Really bothering me and I am going to have to do something about it. No matter how I do the exercises and PT it still hurts really bad.

    Today was scy

    warm up
    600 free with snorkel

    main sets
    4x(2x25 no breather fly on :30, 2x50 free fast on 1min, 2x100 IM on 1:30)
    16x25 kick on :30, odds dolphin, evens flutter, all done on back in streamline position with as much under water as possible
    8x125 on 1:50 as 100 free, 25 back afap

    warm down
    200 easy

    i was on just make the fly mode on the 25s, 1:08s. On the back I was coming in on :20s. The 125s I was really pushing the 100free turning around 1min and then working the back. I was whooped today.
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  3. Week 191 - Thursday

    by , May 26th, 2016 at 04:20 PM (After a long rest)
    My wife has been feeling sick on and off for a few weeks and has had breathing problems. I ended up leaving San Francisco early due to my worry about my wife's condition. I ended up getting on an early evening flight from San Jose which got me into Dallas around midnight. I was really tired but happy to be home and glad that my wife was feeling a little better. I decided I would work from the house today and swim at lunch.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :45

    Main Sets
    8x100 kick on 2mins
    200 easy
    10x50 on :50 with snorkel to my feet at 1000 pace
    200 easy
    10x50 on :50 with snorkel to my feet at 500 pace

    Warm down
    200 easy

    This did not look like it was a hard workout at all but I was tired and I had to work hard to make this happen. I was holding :29/:30 on the first round of pace 50s and :28/:29 on the last round.
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  4. Week 191 - Tuesday

    by , May 26th, 2016 at 04:11 PM (After a long rest)
    Despite putting a lot of water proof sunscreen on my back during yesterdays workout the back half of my body fried. I was very sore before I even got in the pool. Despite this it was a lot of fun swimming with Patrick again. Every time I swim with Patrick I feel like I am swimming with Royalty, its weird!!! Patrick is so well known and everyone is so nice to me when I am with him. I think I have found the best way to drop in on teams and that's to hang with Patrick. Thanks mi amigo.

    Warm up
    300 free
    4x75 IMO as kick, swim, drill on 1:15
    8x50 free on :40 descend 1-4 and 5-8
    12x25 IMO as smooth, fast, power kick on :30

    Main sets
    3x200 with snorkel on 2:45 descend 1-3 to mile pace
    400 IM on 6mins
    2x200 with snorkel on 2:45 negative split and descend 1-2 to 1000 pace
    400 IM on 6mins
    200 on 2:45 at 500 pace

    Warm down
    200 easy

    I screwed up on the last 200 and thought it should have been a 500 and as such decided to throw paddles on. I went pretty strong for 250 and realized no one else was swimming, so stopped and discovered I screwed up.

    Despite having to cut this a little short, this was a good workout and as usual I had a lot of fun. Mesa is another great pool.
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  5. Week 191 - Monday

    by , May 23rd, 2016 at 09:45 PM (After a long rest)
    I had a busy swimming weekend swimming masters Saturday, then coaching two sessions of Senior Circuit with a level 2 meet wedged between the two sessions. Sunday was just as crazy busy with a Senior Circuit session followed by a mad dash to the airport to make my flight to Phoenix. Long story but a big champion in a very influential position in our largest customer is retiring and I wanted to spend time with him and his replacement before he departed.

    Patrick, Kurt and I had arranged to do a 90 minute workout at the Cactus Aquatic Center. Patrick reminded me to bring sunscreen which I liberally applied. As I am writing this report I am officially half lobster with the entire back of my body(head, neck, back, legs and believe it or not heels) being scarlet. It was worth it but boy am I sun sore. To say I am pasty is like calling snow tanned . In fact we have a young masters swimmer whose nickname for me is Iceland.

    The workout was a modified version of a kids workout I wrote a few weeks back and as it turned out it kicked our butts. Kurt officially did the best but we all have it a good go.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    4x75 done as kick,drill, swim on 1:10
    8x50 build on :50
    8x25 done as open,close,easy,fast on :30

    main sets
    1x100 free on 1:05
    1x100 free easy on 1:20
    2x100 free on 1:05
    1x100 free easy on 1:30
    3x100 free on 1:05
    1x100 free easy on 1:40
    4x100 free on 1:05
    1x100 free easy on 1:50
    5x100 free on 1:05
    1x100 free easy on 2mins
    6x100 free on 1:05

    2x(200 working distance per stroke, 100 fast, 200 working distance per stroke) with 30 seconds rest after each 500

    warm down
    100 easy

    The 100s on 1:05 were tough and I ended up struggling on the round of 5 and skipped #3 before finishing 4 and 5. I then put paddles on for the last 6x100s and made them. There was some confusion on the 500s but we got it figured out.

    I so wish I could train with Patrick and Kurt regularly. I know i would benefit from swimming with them. I am going to join Patrick tomorrow morning for another workout before flying to San Jose. Patrick and I will both be in the bay on Thursday and schedules permitting we will get to swim together for a third time this week.

    I have an awesome team in Rockwall but I think one of the things I miss the most from college is the training with with people who are better than me and can push me every time I get in the pool. I am very fortunate that I have more opportunities to swim with really fast masters swimmers due to both my team and my travel.
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  6. Week 190 - Saturday

    by , May 21st, 2016 at 09:52 PM (After a long rest)
    Last night I was coaching at the Senior Circuit meet in Rockwall and got to bed quite late by my normal standards. My kids did great for an in season meet and many of the younger kids did best times which is great.

    Going into to today I knew I was going to have a very long day with practice from 6:30-7:30, session 2 of Senior Circuit, my daughters level 2 meet and then session 3 of Senior Circuit. Luckily I slept well last night and woke feeling pretty good. My right elbow still hurts and seems worse first thing in the morning for some reason.

    Todays workout out was much tougher than it looks

    Warm up
    800 free with snorkel

    Main sets
    8x50 build on :55
    5x100 free on 1:30
    4x100 free on 1:25
    3x100 free on 1:20
    2x100 free on 1:15
    1x100 free on 1:10
    200 easy
    4x50 kick on 1min
    8x25 with turn afap on :40

    Warm down
    200 easy

    I was holding 1:11s throughout the descending 100s set and managed to make all the times by dropping a 1:09 on the last 100. These should not have hurt as bad as they did but they did.
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  7. Week 190 - Friday

    by , May 20th, 2016 at 09:07 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a much better night of sleep and woke tired but much better than any other morning this week. My son and daughter were both due to come to the pool today but my wife said my son had been sick during the night and was not swimming. Poor guy has been feeling bad on and off all week. My daughter swam and as usual it was fun swimming with her and her group.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup with snorkel on :50

    main sets
    8x100 IM on 1:35
    6x(50 stroke choice(back) afap on 1min, 100 kick fast on 1:45, 50 back spin drill on 1min)
    5x50 surf drill on 1min
    3x100 afap from a dive on 3mins, #1 free, #2 back, #3 IM

    warm down
    200 easy

    I felt pretty hideous throughout the warmup and my right elbow in particular hurts(not sore anymore). It's golfers elbow and the tendon hurts to the touch which makes things tough. I got better as I warmed up but it hurt pretty much the whole workout. The IMs I held 1:07-1:09s. These hurt way more than they should. Normally I can sort of swim smooth through these at a good tempo and in this range; not today. The 50s back I held :28/:29s, the kick 1:21-1:23s. The spin drill is always hard. The kids make spin drill look so easy whereas my arms flat out don't spin anywhere near as fast. The 100s from a dive I went :52 and honestly felt like I could have turned and done a 200. This was the best feeli swim all day. The 100 back I was a :59 and the IM I was a 1:02. Other than the 100 from a dive everything else felt like a slog. Hopefully with ice and ibuprofen my elbow will feel better. I need to find someone to see.

    I am am on deck nearly all weekend for both my daughters meet and a Senior Circuit meet that my coaching group are competing in.

    Updated May 20th, 2016 at 08:39 PM by StewartACarroll

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  8. Week 190 - Thursday

    by , May 20th, 2016 at 08:56 AM (After a long rest)
    Yet more work stress led to a very restless night of sleep and a very early gym workout as a result of my inability to sleep. i know this is not sustainable but I also don't see much change for the next 6 months. Somehow I just need to turn it off when I go to bed.

    Drylands

    20 minutes on stationary bike
    5x(5x:45 seconds of abs, :15 seconds transition) 1minute rest between rounds. I used the ab roller on the first and last exercise doing both straight out and oblique exercises. I also did the middle abs exercise using the medicine ball.
    2x(shoulder bands - pull down, pull up, pull out with medium bands)
    3x(bench press, seated row, lat pull downs)

    i hit hit a physical wall after dryland and decided that was it for the day. My right elbow is hurting pretty bad and I need to go see someone since it's not getting any better despite doing exercises to try to help.
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  9. Week 190 - Wednesday

    by , May 19th, 2016 at 01:25 PM (After a long rest)
    Work has been kicking my butt all week. Tuesday night I was invited to a late coaches meeting at Mellow Mushroom, which turned out to be a social event rather than a meeting. I could have done without this from a sleep perspective but it was fun hanging out with the other coaches and getting to know them. I ended up going to bed later than I had hoped and was tired when I got up for this scy workout.

    Warm up

    400 free with snorkel
    8x50 catchup on :50

    Main sets
    8x50 build on :50
    16x50 free on :55 at 200 race pace
    8x50 DPS and streamline walls easy on :50
    100 kick on 1:45
    200 kick on 3:15
    300 kick on 4:45
    200 kick on 3:15
    100 kick on 1:45
    8x25 on :40 no breather

    Warm down
    200 easy

    Despite being tired I did really well on the 16x50s starting out with 4 on :27 and then getting into the groove and holding solid :26s on the rest. On the kick I was holding 1:25 pace per 100 and this felt quite comfortable for a change.
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  10. Week 190 - Tuesday

    by , May 17th, 2016 at 02:10 PM (After a long rest)
    I had a very challenging day yesterday at work and somehow I carried this home with me last night. I laid awake most of the night replaying events. For background; we have been working on a major account for about 6 months. I thought we were in a great position to get notified that this prospect would be moving forward with our solution. Yesterday we had a meeting that I thought was going to be the move forward decision and instead the meeting was to let us know that they are moving forward with a competitor. I had a lot of questions about the decision and they were gracious enough to tell us why they selected our competitor. Unfortunately it did not lessen the blow. Life will go on but this one hurt!

    At about 2am I decided I could not sleep so got up and generally passed time until about 3:30am when I decided to get ready and head to the pool. Today was dryland day so I did a little longer dryland workout to pass the time. I started out going easy but by the end of drylands I was fired up and was cranking on the abs and weights. I will be very sore tomorrow.

    Drylands

    20 minutes on stationary bike
    5x(5x:45 seconds of abs, :15 seconds transition) 1minute rest between rounds. I used the ab roller on the first and last exercise doing both straight out and oblique exercises. I also did the middle abs exercise using the medicine ball.
    2x(shoulder bands - pull down, pull up, pull out with medium bands)
    bench press
    seated row
    lat pull downs

    Swim - pool setup scy
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50
    10x50 kick on 1min
    4x100 free build on 1:20
    20x50 free using snorkel on :50 finishing with a turn and holding 1000 pace :30
    500 easy

    I could feel my stomach on the swim warmup but got going and worked the 20x50 pretty hard. I swam in a lane with the electronic pace clock just to the right of my lane and in a great position to see after I flipped. I was able to hold :29/:30 to my feet pretty comfortably today and likely should have gone on :45 instead of :50. The only real challenge was clearing the snorkel after the turn at 50 and I inhaled water a few times(oh the burn). I was even able to hand finish on number 20 with a :27 and despite being tired felt as though I could have held :29/:30 for quite a bit longer.

    I suspect I will be tired tonight and likely will feel the lack of sleep the rest of the week so it was great to get a good workout in today.
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  11. Week 190 - Monday

    by , May 16th, 2016 at 09:58 PM (After a long rest)
    I was whooped last night after working on fencing on the wooded section of my yard. I swear I dug 20 holes using a post hole digger and hit a tree root while digging every hole(small exaggeration but you get the point). I slept hard last night and had a great night of sleep.

    Today the the pool was setup LCM.

    Warmup
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 1min

    Main sets
    6x100 kick on 2mins descend 1-3 and 4-6
    2x500 free with paddles on 7mins breathing every 5, swim fast
    2x300 free with paddles on 4:30 breathing every 7, swim fast
    2x100 free with paddles on 1:30 breathing every 9, swim fast
    8x50 with fins on 1min swum as 25 underwater, 25 kick hard
    6x100 free on 1:30, done as 25 swim,25 surf drill, 25 6-3-6 drill, 25 no breather

    Warm down
    200 easy

    I was tired before I started and especially tired after I was done.
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  12. Week 189 - Saturday

    by , May 15th, 2016 at 09:55 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a good night of sleep but woke up really tired. I think it's been about a month since I took a day off from the pool so it sort of makes sense and I need a day off to just think about something other than swimming for 24 hrs. I plan on taking tomorrow off, although DeAnna has a day of chores planned so I am not sure if I will get much of a physical break or not We have a metal fence in our wooded section of our yard that needs to be finished. Yesterday we went and picked up more metal fence panels and I need to do the toughest part of the fence which goes up and down over a small hill. This equates to lots of cutting and extra posts. No complaints despite what I write, my dad helped me put up the vast majority of the fencing over Christmas and I have been procrastinating on the rest.

    Outside of being a little tired, life is good.

    Yesterday the the pool was setup LCM and luckily Tom wanted to do something other than the 16x100s. He got no complaints from me other than the alternate set was also hard, but not as hard as our normal set.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 1min

    main set
    4x(200 free with paddles and snorkel on 3mins, 100 IMO by round on 2mins, 100 back on 2mins) all fast
    200 easy
    8x50 with fins done as 25 underwater with 4 strokes after breakout, then shut it down on 1min
    8x50 on 1min done as add time and stroke count and see who has the lowest score(me) with looser buying breakfast(Jeremy)

    warm up
    200 easy

    After practice I coached the seniors as usual and then grabbed food before picking up the fence panels. My daughter was sick yesterday and we also ended up taking her to the doctor. She has a chest infection and is on a z pack.
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  13. Week 189 - Friday

    by , May 13th, 2016 at 04:03 PM (After a long rest)
    I had yet another great night of sleep waking up 2 minutes before my alarm was due to go off. If only I could get sleeping down to about 5 seconds before the alarm is due to go off so I maximize sleep. I guess I have some more practice to do!! DeAnna said I snored last night but it felt like a good night of sleep.

    The original plan was that both my son and daughter would be going to the pool with me this morning. My daughter got up great where as my son decided he was not getting up, despite me trying to get him up! I guess his video gaming last weekend finally caught up with him. I still love him but I was definitely frustrated!

    Todays workout was tougher than it should have been.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50

    Main Sets
    4x(200 back on 3mins fast, 2x25 underwater on :40)
    8x50 breaststroke arms with flutter kick on :50
    8x100 free on 1:30 done as 2x(surf drill, build throughout the 100, overkick, fast)
    2x50 no breath 50's free with fins in under 25 seconds on 1min

    Warm down
    200 easy

    I made myself a personal goal of going faster than my 12 year old daughters 2:16 time from TAGS on her 200 back(how about that for being competitive - or a bad father I don't know which). I held 2:16,2:15, 2:14, 2:09 on the backs and was coming up a little short on the no breath. I could have made the underwaters but decided instead to focus on trying to do streamline kick the whole way rather than just doing breaststroke pull to make it. On the fast 100s I was :56,:55 and I made the no breath 50s with fins.

    After practice I had the opportunity to take my daughter out fo breakfast with the masters team which was a lot of fun. I also got a reluctant thumbs up from Tom about doing a LCM meet in Rockwall this summer. He feels like there is always drama with masters meets, and last year spent weeks on paperwork related to split requests and records. My solution this year was to have one of our team mates who is often a meet director at USAS meets be our meet director for the meet. I still need to find dates that work for the team and the pool but at least its looking like we will have a meet again.
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  14. Week 189 - Thursday

    by , May 12th, 2016 at 09:49 PM (After a long rest)
    I had yet another great night of sleep and woke up feeling ok. Today was an early start again for dry lands so I tend to be on auto pilot from when I get up to when I leave the house.

    15 minutes on stationary bike
    2x(shoulder band exercises)
    5x(5x:45 second ab exercises with :15 second transition) and 1min between rounds. I did two exercises with the power roller and one exercise with the medicine ball per round today.
    10xBench Press
    10xSeated Row
    10xLat Pulldown


    swim LCM

    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 1min
    6x150 done as 50 swim, 50 streamline kick, 50 free on 2:30 with snorkel
    8x50 free on 1min with fins done as open, close, easy, fast
    200 easy

    i felt good in the gym but pretty tired in the water.
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  15. Week 189 - Wednesday

    by , May 11th, 2016 at 10:00 PM (After a long rest)
    I slept great last night and even woke up before the alarm went off. This morning my daughter joined me and swam with our masters group since she had an after school rehearsal for band associated with an upcoming competition. Obviously this was fun in it self. To make matters even better two of our college swimmers at Texas A&M are back in town and they swam with masters this morning also. The advantage of swimming with these guys is I upped my game today. Today was a lot of fun!

    warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50

    warm up
    12x25 done as 3x(open, close, easy, fast)
    16x50 free on :55 at 200 race pace
    12x100 free with snorkel breathing,3,5,7,9 on 1:30
    8x75 kick on 1:10

    warm down
    200 easy


    I had one of my best set of 16x50s today and just got into a groove and held a really fast and consistent pace. I was out in :24 high and then held :25/:26 the whole set. I was tired by the end but could have gone done more than 16 at this pace. I swam the 12x100s as an active recovery type set trying to do the breathing pattern.

    Unfortunately i had to hurry out the door in order to make a very early meeting that went all day today. The rest of my work week should be a lot less stressful. At least the meeting went well today.
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  16. Week 189 - Tuesday

    by , May 10th, 2016 at 09:38 PM (After a long rest)
    I slept great last night but was back to being sore this morning; particularly my right elbow. Today was an early start and I was at the gym at 4:20am for drylands.

    15 minutes on stationary bike
    2x(shoulder band exercises)
    3x(5x:45 second ab exercises with :15 second transition) and 1mjn between rounds

    swim

    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50
    8x50 kick
    300 easy

    one of my team mates brought his go pro and we spent about 30 minutes recording each of our strokes underwater. I will try to paste my underwater and turn later this week. I did not notice anything too bad although I had a lot of bubbles on my right hand as my hand entered and went into the catch phase of the stroke. My elbow seemed ok which I assumed was dropping and was the cause of my periodic elbow discomfort, however it did not look too bad. I think I may try to capture my stroke head on next time we do this to see if I see anything from that angle.

    This is week is a crazy work week and I will have to hustle tomorrow after practice to an early starting meeting that will go most of the day. Ugghhh!!!!

    Updated May 10th, 2016 at 09:43 PM by StewartACarroll

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  17. Week 189 - Monday

    by , May 9th, 2016 at 02:35 PM (After a long rest)
    I did not get back from my crazy short Austin trip until about 7pm(9 hrs of driving in 30 hr window) and was stiff as a board when I got home. I rolled and used the lacrosse ball I purchased for Nationals which helped a lot but I could not wait to go to bed. I slept solid and did not wake up until my alarm went off this morning. The pool was setup LCM today.

    Workout
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup

    Main Sets
    4x(2x100 kick on 2mins, 400 pull with paddles and bouy on 5:30)
    10x100 free on 1:30 done as 50 smooth, 50 fast

    Warm down
    100 easy

    OMG I was tired in the water this morning but as the workout went on I seemed to get better. I was really stiff during the warmup and the first couple of kicks felt hard, but after that I finally warmed up and loosened up. On the kicks I was holding 1:45s and on the 400 pull I was holding 4:39 to 4:43 which are great times for me. In fact the last 400 was my fastest! I was hoping for a drill set but instead Tom threw the 10x100s at us. I used my snorkel throughout today other than the kick and despite hurting pretty bad I was swimming the first 50 very smooth and then really working the second 50 and was constantly at 1:11s. I am looking forward to sleep tonight and plan on heading to bed as soon as my coaching is done at 6:30pm.

    Updated May 9th, 2016 at 08:31 PM by StewartACarroll

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  18. Week 188 - Sunday

    by , May 8th, 2016 at 08:15 PM (After a long rest)
    I drove down to Austin after practice yesterday and arrived late afternoon. The drive itself was not that bad but traffic around Temple, Tx was terrible. Last night I planned on taking my son and his friends out for dinner. In my mind I had Pappadeaux's seafood in mind. My son said they wanted pizza and to my surprise when I asked where, they suggested CiCi's(definitely not my favorite pizza restaurant). I ate a couple of slices of pizza while they woofed down a couple plates. After about 20minutes I dropped the kids back at the convention center.

    This is morning I woke up early and planned on fishing in lake Travis, but unfortunately it was raining which ruined my plans. I ended up dropping in on Longhorn Masters for there lunchtime swim. The pool was setup LCM.

    warm up
    300 free
    300 free with bouy
    300 free done as 25 fast,75 easy, 50 fast, 50 easy, 75 fast, 25 easy
    300 easy

    main sets
    6x50 on 1min done as 2x(25 build, 25 easy,), 2x(10 fast strokes, the rest easy), 2x(25 build, 25 fast)
    30x50 on 1:15 done as 10x(50 streamline kick, 50 drill, 50 at 100 race pace)
    100 easy
    6x50 with fins done as 25 fast, 25 easy on :40
    50 easy
    50 from a dive

    warm down
    200 easy

    i was whooped after this practice. I held :28s on the race pace 50s. The last 50 from a dive I went :26. After practice I grabbed a late lunch with Mr Unruh and his family.
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  19. Week 188 - Saturday

    by , May 7th, 2016 at 05:59 PM (After a long rest)
    I slept really well last night and other than a little stiffness in my shoulders felt pretty decent this morning.

    Our 3 senior coaches and there wives took our team admin and her husband for a long weekend spa retreat in east Texas. Jean does an awful lot for the coaches and more specifically for the kids in our age group program. She is also a REALLY nice person with a can do attitude and the gift is well overdue in my opinion. As a result of the long weekend I not only worked with the distance swimmers this morning but all 30+ seniors. My workout usually finishes as there's starts and Neil will often start the warmup while I shower and get ready. Today, I had to cut my workout a little shorter than I would have liked.

    The pool was setup LCM. I so so so so like LCM compared to short course. Somehow I can get into a rhythm that I can never hit when we train short course. I had a corker of a workout today!!!

    warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 1min

    main set
    16x100 free with snorkel at 400 race pace on 2mins

    warm down
    200 easy

    Unlike the past few weeks where I swam fast but was uncomfortable doing it, i was out in 1:04 but felt comfortable today. I slipped into a rhythm very early and held 1:04/1:05 until the last two where I was 1:03s. I was sore at the end of this set but really happy with how I did.

    My son is attending a video game convention in Austin this weekend so I am heading down to Austin to meet him for dinner. His friends mum drove them down last night and we will be there until Sunday night. I am planning on dropping in on Longhorn Masters for a Sunday lunch swim tomorrow. I also brought my fishing rods so plan on dropping by Lake Travis for a few hours of fishing tomorrow afternoon before the long drive home.
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  20. Week 188 - Friday

    by , May 6th, 2016 at 09:00 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a massage last night! I was not sore before I went but it was a very painful 90 minutes. I seem to get knots in my back and shoulders pretty easily and actually was sore here during nationals. My masseuse worked my right side very hard. I know I will benefit from this as I have done previously but there were several times last night where I had tears in my eyes. I hydrated a lot after the massage and expected to be up and down to the bathroom all night. This did not prove to be the case and I woke just as the alarm was due to go off feeling sore but more rested than I have been all week. Today's both my kids came to the pool with me. My son lifted while my daughter and I swam, with my daughter and I an adjacent lanes for most of the workout.

    Warm up
    700 done as 7x 50 free, 25 back, 25 fly
    8x50 streamline kick on :50

    main sets
    6x200 free with snorkel descend 1-3,4-6 on 3:15
    2x4x50 IMO drill/swim by 25 on 1min
    3x3x100 free with snorkel #1 on 1:20, #2 on 1:10, #3 on 1min

    warm down
    200 free

    i felt good today. The 200s were on an easy interval and I was going 2:09,2:04,1:59,2:09,2:04 and 1:54. The last one Tom told the kids that if they beat me they could get out. I was not having any of that and threw down a much faster 200(the next fastest boy was 2:03). On the 100s I felt awesome and was holding 1:03s on the easier intervals and the. :57/:58s on the 1min interval. Again I felt really good. I hope this is an indicator that all my breathing challenges are well and true lily behind me. After practice we had our normal team breakfast and both my kids joined us. Fun, fun, fun!!!
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