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After a long rest

I am a former swimmer, trying to get back into competitive swimming. I have been out of the pool 20 years and put on some extra pounds. This blog primarily documents my journey back to competitive swimming. And I should say having fun along the way!!!

  1. Budapest week 7 - Friday

    by , June 16th, 2017 at 08:10 PM (After a long rest)
    It's been a really long week this week. I slept well last night but as has been the case most of the week, I did not have enough sleep. Today I am hosting our company stakeholders meeting with about 700 or so attendees; and th theme is Turn back time by sonny and Cher. I am playing Cher. Lucky me. Who does not want to see an English man in drag?

    todays workout was pretty tough.

    Pool setup scy

    Warm up
    400 Free with snorkel
    6x50 catch-up on :50

    Main sets
    400 kick
    3x(200 back on 2:30, 200 free at 2:15, 2x50 free on 32.5 or back on :35, 100 easy on 2mins)
    200 easy
    Drop a second 50s free starting at :40
    200 easy
    10x50 streamline back kick with fins on :40
    4x50 dive sprint 50s free

    Warm down
    300 free breathing 3,5

    I did ok on the 200s back going 2:19,2:16,2:16 by round, then consistently held 2:07s on the 200s free and then 30/31s on the free and 33/34 on the back. On the descending 50s I got to :30 which was ok. On the dive Sprints we'd were going on about 3mins and was :24,:25,:24,:25. I just don't feel that great on the 50s but the times were fine.
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    Swim Workouts
  2. Budapest week 7 - Thursday

    by , June 16th, 2017 at 08:03 PM (After a long rest)
    Weights/Dryland
    10 minutes on stationary bike on highest setting trying to get my heart rate above 130.
    3 x(20x15 lbs doing forearm pronation and supination strengthening, 10 right arm and 10 left arm shoulder rotations using 12.5lbs , 10 right arm and 10 left arm elbow flexion and extension using 27.5lbs)
    3x(10xlat pull down to chest using 140lbs, 10xtricep rope pulldowns using 42.5 lbs, 10xstanding straight arm pull down using 80lbs)
    10 minutes on stationary bike on highest setting trying to get my heart rate above 150.
    3x(10 triceps extension using 60lbs, 10 right arm and 10 left arm dumbbell rows using 50lbs, 10 left arm and 10 right arm lying dumbell triceps extensions using 25lbs)
    10 minutes on stationary bike on highest setting trying to get my heart rate above 130.
    10minutes of stretching

    Swimming pool setup LCM
    400 Free with snorkel
    6x50 catch-up on :50
    6x100 kick with fins on 1:30
    8x50 back on :55
    300 free 30 strokes per 50
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    Swim Workouts
  3. Budapest week 7 - Wednesday

    by , June 16th, 2017 at 07:58 PM (After a long rest)
    Warm up
    400 Free with snorkel
    6x50 catch-up on :50

    Main sets
    12x50 kick on :50
    2xbroken 100 #1 25,50,25 #2 4x25 with 5 after 25s and 10 after 50s to your feet on 4mins
    200 between broken swims
    2xbroken 50s #1 from push, #2 from dive with 10 at 25 on 3mins
    100 between broken swims
    4x100 as 25 free, 50 fly, 25 free on 1:40
    8x50 on :55 as 25 dog paddle, 25 free
    3x500 on 6:15 #1 breathing 3,5 by 25s, #2 overkick, #3 build each 100 by 25

    Warm down
    300 kick

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    Swim Workouts