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A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming

A little background info about me. In my younger days I was a runner but quit while in my mid 30's when it was no longer fun. I began swimming in 2000 to lose a few pounds and get in shape. I did not participate in age group or high school swimming and prior to taking up swimming as a 48 year old the only previous swimming experience I had was from Red Cross lessons and Boy Scouts.

  1. Wednesday, 10/24/12

    by , October 24th, 2012 at 04:34 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
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    Warmup (1300)
    200 swim 200 kick/swim - 200 drill/swim 200 scull/pull, by 50's
    3 x 100/1:50 build - swam backstroke, ave 1:30
    4 x 50/1:10 kick desc - w/board & snorkel, 1:00 -> :54

    Main Set (1600)
    8 x 200/30 sr, broken as follows:
    - #1 100-10sr-100 - 2:45-:10 = 2:35
    - #3 100-10sr-50-10sr-50 - 2:53-:20 = 2:33
    - #5 50-10sr-50-10sr-50-5sr-50 - 2:56-:25 = 2:31
    - #7 200 strong, neg split - 2:37
    - #2-4-6-8 easy - 3:10-3:15 on these

    Warm Down
    200 easy

    Total: 3100 yards
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  2. Tuesday, 10/23/12

    by , October 24th, 2012 at 12:17 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
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    Warm up (1000)
    500 swim with fins - with zoomers, did 250 free/250 back
    200 IM kick
    3 x 100/2:00 (25 scull - 25 drill - 50 build) - free

    Main Set (1200)
    12 x 100/ 1:45 - did all with fins (zoomers) Took fins off for final 2 swims
    #1 & 2 = swim build
    - #1 free, ave 1:25, #2 back, ave 1:30
    #3 & 4 = strong swim free or back
    - #3 free, ave 1:15, last one w/o fins 1:17, #4 back, ave 1:20, last one w/o fins 1:23

    Kick Set (700)
    400 IM Kick
    - with snorkel & board (except back) time around 9:00
    6 x 50 kick choice/1:10 strong
    - #1-3 on back, #4-6 on belly w/snorkel & board, ave 1:00 for all

    Warm down (200)
    4 x 50/50 smooth

    Total: 3100 yards
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