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  1. Wed-Thur, Dec. 17-18

    by , December 18th, 2014 at 08:15 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Wed Drylands:

    rehab ex
    yoga ball tucks, 3 x 10
    power wheel roll outs, 3 x 15
    knelling ab crunch, 150 x 4 x 8
    good mornings, 85 x 3 x 5
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    explosive leg press, 175 x 3 x 15
    hip abductor, 110 x 4 x 5
    squat + pull downs, 80 x 3 x 12
    -- got this one from Swimming World magazine: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...pulling-power/
    kneeling under hand pull, 90 x 3 x 12
    -- got this one from SW too, but can't find the link
    -- you hold the very ends of the shortish bar underhand and look up to the ceiling while you pull down, seems to activate the scapula more this way

    Stretching/yoga, 15 min



    Swim @ Sewy w/Jim & Bill

    Warm up:


    800 various

    Main Sets:

    20 x 25, SDK to 15m @ 100 pace then cruise @ :45
    100 EZ

    4 x rounds: (Ised fins)
    100 cruise free or back kick @ 1:30
    2 x 25 sprint kick (I kicked @ 100 pace)

    100 EZ

    8 x 50
    evens = EZ
    odds = @ 100-200 pace
    100 EZ

    Total: 2600


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    I was absolutely beat and sore from yesterday's dryland workout, so used today as mainly a recovery workout. I should really hit the foam roller tonight too. Hopefully, I can get some sprinting in tomorrow.
  2. Catch up, Fri-Tues, Dec. 12-16

    by , December 16th, 2014 at 04:36 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Friday: Did the hour practice with Sewickley masters


    7 x 50 warm up
    8 x 25, SDK 15m @ :45
    4 x 25 burst + cruise @ :45
    100 EZ

    3 rounds w/fins of:
    5 x 50 back @ 200 pace @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ @ 2:00
    1 x 50 fast back kick @ 1:00
    1 x 100 EZ

    8 x 25 burst to 15 m dolphin kick w/board & cruise @ :30
    100 EZ

    Total: 2400


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    Sunday Drylands:

    rehab ex
    explosive leg extensions, 105 x 3 x 15
    good mornings, 85 x4 x 5
    seated row, 80 x 3 x 8
    deadlifts, 85 x 4 x 6
    tricep press, 80 x 3 x 6
    kneeling ab crunches, 140 x 4 x 12
    bulgarians in streamline, 2 x 10 each leg
    HS hi row, 130 x 4 x 6
    streamline crunches, 2 x 50
    V ups, 10

    stretching, 15 min


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    Monday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Sewickley

    Warm up:


    usual 900

    Main sets:

    5 x 50 single arm fly @ 1:00
    50 EZ

    w/fins:
    5 x 100 flutter kick, descend @ 1:45 (to 1:05)
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 free, 1 breath @ :30
    50 EZ
    5 x 100 backstroke kick, descend @ 1:45 (to 1:01)
    100 EZ
    8 x 25 dolpin kick w/board @ 100 pace @ ;40
    100 EZ
    5 x 100 free, descend @ :145-2:00 (to :59)
    100 EZ
    8 x 25 smooth breast @ :40
    100 EZ

    Total: 3800


    Didn't realize I did this much. I was dead from weights, so didn't do much fast stuff. My upper back was really sore. I was looking at my blog from past years and realize I am much weaker now than previously. It's due to the long layoff when I moved and the shoulder problem, but still, I need to make some progress in this area.


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    Tuesday: Swim /SVY @ Sewy w/Jim & Bill

    Warm up:


    10 x 100 @ 1:45
    -- I mixed up strokes and kick

    Main sets:

    8 x 25 shooters @ 1:00
    -- missed one of these due to losing nose clip
    50 EZ

    ww/fins:
    8 x 50 controlled speed backstroke @ 1:00 (31s)
    100 EZ @ 3:00
    8 x 50 @ 1:00
    -- 2 x 3 fast + 1 EZ
    -- did backstroke kick, 27s
    100 EZ @ 3:00
    8 x 50 controlled speed backstroke @ 1:00 (29-30)
    -- a little faster than the first round
    100 EZ

    Total: 2750


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    Before we started the workout, Jim and I were opining that 200 fly was probably the hardest event for most masters. Bill disagreed, and proceeded to do the entire workout fly, except for the shooters. He must have bionic shoulders. I'm pretty pooped after that effort, but it was so nice to have company for the workout. I would never have done that main set on my own.

    Interesting article on call to move next Worlds out of Russia: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...ipts-released/

    Updated December 16th, 2014 at 04:52 PM by The Fortress

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  3. Wed-Thur, Dec. 10-11

    by , December 11th, 2014 at 04:57 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Sewickley

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    4 rounds:
    100 smooth free @ 1:30
    3 x 50 kick, descend to 100 pace @ 1:00
    2 x 25 fast swim @ 100 pace @ :30
    100 EZ
    extra 100 EZ at end of set

    12 x 50
    odds = fast @ 100 pace @ 1:00 (3 swim, 3 kick)
    evens = EZ @ 1:30
    100 EZ

    8 x 25 w/chute @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    Total: 3600


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    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Sewy

    Warm up:


    550 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    100 kick
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    6 x 100 backstroke kick @ 2:00
    -- stay under 130 (went mostly 125s)
    100 EZ

    6 x 75 fly/back/breast w/fins + 25 EZ @ 1:45
    100 EZ

    6 x 100 kick w/fins @ 1:45, 100 EZ at end of set
    75 kick @ 200 pace
    :10 rest
    25 fast kick

    4 x
    3 x 50 free w/paddles & fins @ 200 pace @ :50
    1 x 50 EZ @ 1:00

    100 EZ

    Total: 3750


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    Pitt is now closed from Dec. 11-Jan. 4. Depressing ... And even though the pool is closed, I still have to coach. Not that I would want my swimmers to have to take three weeks off! I'm sure this will cause me motivational issues. But I'm getting used to them, having had them for months now. My goal will be just to stay in the water, and I'll probably do more aerobic work (see today's workout).
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    Swim Workouts
  4. Mon-Tues, Dec 8-9

    by , December 9th, 2014 at 04:30 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Monday Drylands:

    rehab ex
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    good mornings, 75 x 4 x 6
    seated row, 70 x 4 x 8
    kneeling ab crunches, 140 x 3 x 12
    tricep press, 70/80 x 3 x 8
    bulgarians in streamline, 3 x 10 each leg
    leg extensions, 135 x 4 x 8
    HS hi row, 100/110 x 3 x 8 (haven't done this one in many months)
    stability ball tucks, 10
    russian twist on incline, 25 x 2 x 25

    15 minutes of stretching



    Tuesday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    550 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    6 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ :45
    100 EZ

    5 rounds w/fins:
    75 back-breast-free @ 200 pace + 25 EZ @ 1:30
    4 x 25 fast kick @ 100 pace @ :30
    50 EZ @ 1:30

    100 EZ

    8 x 100 backstroke kick w/fins @ 1:30
    -- stay under 1:05, went 1:02-1:04
    250 EZ

    Total: 3550


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    Just as I was getting over my cold, I feel like I might be coming down with another. Lil Fort (and many kids at her school) have been home sick. I didn't have much energy today, so didn't do much fast stuff.
  5. Tues-Wed, Dec 2-3

    by , December 4th, 2014 at 12:09 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Tuesday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ LA Fitness


    Didn't feel like driving to Pitt and still under the weather. So I did an easy workout at LA Fitness.

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 50 single arm fly
    50 EZ
    10 x 50
    -- 25 breast @ 100 pace + 25 EZ
    -- 5 w/fins, 5 w/o. last one AFAP
    150 EZ
    5 x 50
    -- 25 fly w/fins @ 100 pace + 25 EZ
    100 EZ
    4 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ)
    100 EZ

    Total: 2350


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    Wednesday: Swim/SCY @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    4 x 25 burst SDK @ 100 pace + cruise @ :45
    50 EZ

    6 x 25 burst SDK (AFAP + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    9 x 25 AFAP + 75 EZ @ 3:00
    -- one of my swimmers was there and we did 8 of these together
    -- mixed them up, some w/fins, some w/o
    -- I was still feeling tired, but my times were dead on
    100 EZ

    8 x 50
    odds = free w/paddles & fins
    evens = EZ backstroke kick
    50 EZ

    Total: 2750


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    Whew, I was beat after the AFAP 25s. Still not totally recovered. One good thing about not doing much the last week is that my shoulder feels much better. I'd say it's about 85% healed.

    So glad that Worlds are on Universal Sports. It was amazing watching Belmonte Garcia set the two world records.

    Article on Russian doping: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...doping-system/

    Updated December 4th, 2014 at 12:33 PM by The Fortress

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    Swim Workouts
  6. Blog Catch Up

    by , December 1st, 2014 at 03:47 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Not a lot to report for the last five days ... I got whacked with a nasty head cold over the Thanksgiving break and it is still lingering.

    Wed: 60 minutes of drylands with Teen Fort

    Thur-Friday: nada

    Saturday: About 2200 easy at the Sewy Y with Teen Fort and Fort Son. Didn't have any energy to do anything fast.

    Sunday: Teen Fort and I joined Jim and Bill at the Sewy Y and did the following:

    600 various
    8 x 50 @ 1:00
    -- I used fins and went 12.5 UW each length
    8 x 25, SDK to 25m @ :45
    50 EZ
    10 x 75 @ 200 pace @ 1:15 + 25 fast @ 100 pace @ :45
    -- I did most of the 75s kick w/fins
    100 EZ
    another 8 x 25 SDK to 15m @ :45
    8 x 25 @ 100 pace @ :45
    100 EZ

    Total: 2850


    Monday: some drylands


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    I was dead after Sunday's effort. Today, I went to the gym with Fort Son, but reduced my weights from usual and didn't do too much. I am swimming at a little Y meet on Sunday at Sewickley (25 fly + 50 breast + 25 back). You have to swim in 3 meets to preserve your ability to swim in the championship meet in April. Don't know if I'll be at that meet. It's the same weekend as Zones. But we'll see. I don't think I'm going to bother traveling for a SCM meet. Between being sick and trying to get the thyroid back on track, I just don't feel like it.

    I am psyched about the breaststroke rule change. I always do my dolphin kick in a streamline in practice.

    Updated December 1st, 2014 at 04:29 PM by The Fortress

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  7. Tuesday, NOv. 25

    by , November 26th, 2014 at 11:13 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ :45
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ)
    -- 3 from blocks, 2 from push
    100 EZ

    20 x 25 dolphin kick w/board & fins @ :40
    -- holding 12 flat-low
    200 EZ

    50 x 25 w/fins @ :40
    done as: 10 x (4 x 25 IM order @ 100 pace + 1 x 25 EZ)
    100 EZ

    Total: 3750


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    I liked the IM set. I know it isn't strict Rushall -- when do I ever do anything strict Rushall? -- but it was fun and added some variety. Fly didn't bother me too much today, but then I was only taking 3-4 strokes per length and using fins. Teen Fort and Fort Son are home now, so bring on the holiday. Not that I like Thanksgiving much -- the food is disgusting. But the hanging out is good. Pitt is closed until Monday. I will just hit the gym today and then be swimming at Sewy after that.
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    Swim Workouts
  8. Fri-Mon, Nov. 21-24

    by , November 24th, 2014 at 10:32 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Friday:

    Did drylands for about 60 minutes at the gym


    Sunday:

    Met Bill and Jim at the Y for a swim. Did around 2500. Didn't go too fast because I have a nasty cold. And Bill and I chatted while Jim warmed up.


    Monday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    2 x 25 shooters w/fins
    -- I had some stabbing pain in the forehead when I did these, so decided UW work wasn't in the cards today. Must be the sinuses.
    8 x 25 breast kick
    -- Bill told me on Sunday that I need to bring my knees in more to get more oomph out of my kick. I dunno ... I don't feel like I go anywhere either way on evil kick ...
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ ;45
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ)
    100 EZ

    3 x broken 100s + 150 EZ
    -- break :10 @ leach 25
    -- tried to hold my usual 100 pace. couldn't do it with only :10 rest, not surprising, I guess
    100 EZ

    2 x 25 fly w/fins + 25 EZ
    -- fly still iffy

    4 x 100 backstroke kick w/fins @ 1:45
    -- shift a fast 25
    50 EZ

    100 scull
    100 breast kick
    100 EZ

    Total: 3550


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    Still feeling very congested. And unfortunately, I just got the news that after years of having stable thyroid hormones, they have gone wacky and I am now quite hyper. I suspect this is why I've been feeling tired and sleeping very poorly. Hopefully, I can reverse this soon. But it makes me a little leery about signing up for a meet. Being hyperthyroid is usually very negative for athletic performance.
  9. Thursday, Nov. 20

    by , November 20th, 2014 at 06:01 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    4 x 30 from the blocks, SDK @ 100 pace to 15m, cruise back
    100 EZ

    4 x (25 from the blocks @ 100 pace + 25 EZ)
    2 x breast = 15 high, 2 x back (13 high, 14 flat -- a little too fast maybe)
    100 EZ

    30 x 25 backstroke w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- held 12 flat-low
    -- cruise every 10th one
    -- 9 SDKs + 2 strokes
    300 EZ

    10 x 50
    odds = breast w/fins @ 100 pace @ 1:00 (29-30)
    evens = EZ @ 1:30
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP + 25 EZ) @ 1:00
    odds = AFAP dolphin kick on back
    evens = EZ
    100 EZ

    Total: 3420


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    The pool was set up for a college invitational this weekend, so I swam in a 16 feet deep lane. Sweet! Those lanes usually comprise the diving well. Pitt does not have a masters practice tomorrow. I'm contemplating going to Sewickley to swim with Jim and Bill. I'm just a little worried I'll be too tired after two hard workouts and drylands tomorrow and I'm not sure I want to make the long drive. But it's hard to pass up an opportunity not to swim solo.
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    Swim Workouts
  10. Wed., Nov. 19

    by , November 20th, 2014 at 11:21 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    4 x 25 breast accordion drill
    4 x 25 breast, alternate whip and dolphin kick
    50 EZ
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    10 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    3 x (25 AFAP from the blocks + 75 EZ)
    50 EZ

    3 x
    100 AFAP w/fins broken, :30 per 25
    200 EZ
    -- breast (51), dolphin kick (42), backstroke kick (40-41)
    50 EZ

    8 x 75 smooth back/breast/free w/fins @ 1:30
    100 EZ

    Total: 3350


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    It occurred to me during practice that I hadn't done any USRPT in awhile. I think it's just too darn boring to do very frequently. I may try some today though ...
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    Swim Workouts
  11. Fri-Mon, Nov. 14-17

    by , November 17th, 2014 at 05:33 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Friday:

    Did about 50 minutes of drylands before heading up to Dartmouth. Had an easy trip of it and got there in time to have a late dinner with Fort Son.


    Saturday:

    While Fort Son was studying, I had a dip in the ancient pool at my alma mater. I was tired from a poor night's sleep. I did about 2800, including 5 x 50 AFAP. They were all slower than usual, prollly owing to fatigue and crappy pool. Had a nice dinner with Fort Son and his GF. I also got to see two college friends who happened to be in town visiting their daughter who's in the same class as Fort Son. That was a great bonus!


    Monday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    usual 900

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP swim + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
    -- 2 from blocks, 3 from a push with fins
    -- I tried free with fins, but that bothered the shoulder still
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP kick w/fins + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
    100 EZ

    10 x 25 dolphin kick @ 100 pace @ :40
    200 EZ

    5 x 50 cruise backstroke
    100 EZ

    Total: 3200


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    I had thought about doing more 100 race pace work, but I felt blasted after the dolphin kicks. I'm tired from the weekend. I never sleep well when I travel. I have no idea how Patrick, Stewart and Mark manage it ... Off to coach!
  12. Thursday, Nov. 13

    by , November 14th, 2014 at 10:54 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    8 x 25 breast, alternate whip kick and dolphin kick @ :45
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    3 x 25 breast off the blocks @ 100 pace + 25 EZ (15 high-16 flat)
    100 EZ

    1 x 50 breast off the blocks @ 100 pace
    -- 35. Probably should be a 34 high, but would be in a tech suit
    150 EZ

    1 x 25 fly @ 100 pace + 25 EZ
    -- decided no more fly

    4 x 75 breast w/fins @ 1:30, hold best average
    -- 48, 50, 49, 49
    -- breaststroke is exhausting
    150 EZ

    4 x 75 backstroke kick w/fins, UW 15 m each length @ 1:30
    150 EZ

    4 x 75 kick w/fins & board @ 1:30
    50 @ 200 pace + 25 fast dolphin kick
    150 EZ

    1 x 25 kick @ 100 pace + 25 EZ
    -- decided I didn't have enough energy for any more race pace work

    100 EZ

    Total: 3000


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    This was my third workout in a row with AFAP and/or 100 race pace work, and I was pretty bushed by the end. Getting ready to hit the gym before I hop on a plane to Boston later this afternoon!
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    Swim Workouts
  13. Wed., Nov. 12

    by , November 13th, 2014 at 11:41 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @1:00
    100 EZ

    5 x 30
    -- to 15 m mark @ 100 pace from the blocks, cruise back
    50 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ)
    3 breast from the blocks, 14 high
    2 back shooters from a push, 12 lows
    100 EZ

    3 rounds w/fins: (back, breast, dolphin kick w/board)
    1 x 50 smooth @ 1:00
    1 x 50 @ 100 pace @ 1:00
    4 x 25 fast kick @ :30
    150 EZ

    10 EZ

    Total: 3150


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    Going to try to get in a quick swim at Pitt on a very busy day. We are trying to finish our final renovation on our house turning a former bedroom into a library/home office. I'll be so glad when we're finally finished!

    Tomorrow I'm leaving to fly up to Dartmouth to visit my son. Haven't been there in ages. Really looking forward to it, and will try to squeeze in a swim.
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  14. Tuesday, Nov. 11

    by , November 11th, 2014 at 04:41 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt:

    Warm up:

    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    My legs were burning and sore from yesterday's weights. I think I probably shouldn't have done both bulgarians and back squats and should have done a shorter session. I wasn't sure I'd be able to SDK much. But my shoulder feels somewhat better and I wanted to try to swim some backstroke without fins. I opted for short sets @ 100 pace with not too many reps.

    6 x 25 backstroke w/12 SDKs @ 100 pace @ :45
    -- 15 flat to mid
    -- I was aiming for 16s, so was pretty surprised to see these times, especially on the first one where I cruised in seeing a 14.
    100 EZ

    6 x 25 backstroke w/12 SDKs @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- shortened the interval and went the same times
    100 EZ

    4 x 25 backstroke @ 100 pace @ :35
    -- shortened the interval again
    -- 15s again, maybe the last one a 15 high
    150 EZ

    4 x 25 backstroke @ 100 pace @ :35
    -- same times
    250 EZ

    10 x 25 breast w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- missed on #6, but kept going
    200 EZ

    2 x 25 free w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- I stopped after two bc I was just too pooped to do any more race pace work.
    50 EZ

    10 x 50 cruise w/fins @ 1:00
    odds = back or free
    evens = kick
    50 EZ

    Total: 3100


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    I've been doing 99% of my actual swimming, as opposed to kicking, with fins due to the injury. So this is my first venture into race pace work without fins in a looong time. I still wasn't taking many strokes per 25 -- only 6-7. But still, it didn't seem to bother my shoulder at all! But my legs are still very sore after that. I should hit the foam roller this afternoon while doing my rehab exercises ...
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  15. No. 7-10

    by , November 11th, 2014 at 11:12 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Friday, Nov 7:

    Swam at Pitt. Did my usual warm up and 3 AFAP 25s. I decided to shut it down to recovery mode after that. I was too sore from weights and the deep tissue massage to do any race pace work. 2500


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    Sunday, Nov. 9

    Went out to Sewickley to swim with Jim and Bill. I was chatting with Bill so much that I missed half the warm up. Cam't remember exactly what we did, but something like:

    400 w/u

    12 x 50 @ 1:00
    1-5: kick descend to :35
    6: EZ
    7-11: kick descend to :35
    12: EZ
    100 EZ

    8 x 25 @ :45
    -- 3 EZ with SDK, 1 fast
    50 EZ

    1 x 200 @ 3:00
    2 x 100 @ 1:30
    4 x 50 @ :45
    8 x 25 @ :30
    -- I did them all up tempo backstroke kick with fins while they did freestyle. I tried to go around 100 pace on the 25s
    200 EZ

    -- lot of steaming and whirlpooling

    Total: 3450


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    Monday, Nov. 10

    Drylands @ LA Fitness, 75 min

    rehab ex
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    cable twists w/yoga ball, 25 x 3 x 10 each side
    ravers, 45 x 3 x 15
    bulgarians in streamline position, 4 x 10
    kneeling ab crunches, 130 x 4 x 12
    seated tow, 70 x 4 x 8
    explosive leg extensions, 105 x 3 x 15
    plate crunches, 25 x 3 x 15
    bicep curls on bosu, 10 x 3 x 15
    squat on bosu with med ball, 10 -- I tried this on a whim bc Water Rat had posted this one. Nope, don't like it. I think you get better core work doing heavier weight on land.
    back squats, 70 x 4 x 5


    I did 15 minutes of stretching and then hopped in the pool and did an easy 1200.


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    Youch, I feel pretty sore this morning from the drylands. May have been in the gym too long. I saw this infraspinatus exercise on FB. It looks like a keeper to me, so I've added it to the RC regimen. http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...cise-swimmers/
  16. Wed-Thurs, Nov. 5-6

    by , November 7th, 2014 at 11:54 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Wed: Drylands:


    15 minutes on ellipse
    rehab ex
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 52
    good mornings, 85 x 4 x 5
    kneeling ab crunches, 130 x 3 x 12
    explosive leg press, 175 x 3 x 15
    explosive leg extensions, 105 x 3 x 15
    tricep press, 60 x 4 x 8
    1 legged bicep curl, 10 lb DBs x 3 x 15
    plate crunches, 10 x 3 x 15
    seated row, 70 x 3 x 8



    Thursday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    100 single arm fly
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    I did a modified version of a set that I assigned my team on Wed night:

    3 rounds w/fins:
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    1 x 50 EZ @ 1:10
    4 x 50 fast dolphin kick on back, hold best average on ascending rest intervals: 1:00/1:10/1:20 (held 25-26, 24 on last one), did regular backstroke kick on 3rd round bc quads were sore
    1 x 50 EZ @ 1:20
    4 x 25 1 breath free @ :30
    1 x 50 EZ @ 1:30

    200 EZ

    10 x 25 breast @ 100 pace @ :40
    100 EZ

    Total: 3400


    Got a deep tissue massage afterward. My over worked quads and calves were sore.


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    The best average 50s were painful and I probably started out too fast. But the ascending rest helped me hold the same time. I"m not sure what sets to do today at the pool ... It's hard to create novelty when you're mostly kicking ...
  17. Tuesday, Nov. 4

    by , November 4th, 2014 at 06:11 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    I swam an easy 2000 last Friday and did 3200 with some 100 pace work on Sunday. I took Saturday and Monday off with driving back and forth to NoVa. Just chocked it up to a few days of recovery, though I didn't feel particularly recovered after the travel and poor sleep. I hadn't swum in a rec center pool in a long time. My times were slower than usual and I think part of it was the 5 degree temperature difference. I'm now habituated to 79-80 degrees after years of swimming at rec centers ...

    Tuesday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    The usual 900

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ)
    100 EZ

    6 rounds: Broken 125s
    5 x 25 w/fins @ 100 pace @ :30 + 125 EZ
    3 x breast, 3x back with only 3 strokes

    100 EZ

    Total: 3400


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    There is a new meet on the PV calendar. It's being pitched as a battle between the north and south of the Colonies Zones to take place on the same weekend. NE Champs will be the northern version. And a meet in Manassas at the Freedom Center (nice pool) will be the southern version. http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?MeetID=20141212zoneS. I think I will attempt to swim this meet. Not sure what I'm going to enter though ... 50s seem risky, but I have no arm endurance for 100s ... Hoping the shoulder will continue to improve in the next 6 weeks, though it is definitely taking it's bloody time. Even if I only swim a couple events, it may be worth attending. This is the longest stretch in my masters career that I've had without a meet with my LCM meet being cancelled and not being able to attend the Sprint Classic. My motivation is already low, and if I don't swim in a meet pretty soon, it may really plummet.
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    Swim Workouts
  18. Tues-Thur, Oct. 28-30

    by , October 30th, 2014 at 05:44 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Tuesday: Drylands:

    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    good mornings, 85 x 4 x 5
    explosive leg extensions, 105 x 3 x 15
    hip abductor, 100 x 4 x 6
    flutter kick on bosu, 2 x 100
    russian twists on incline bench, 25 x 3 x 25
    kneeling ab crunches, 130 x 3 x 14
    deadlift, 70 x 4 x 6
    tricep press, 60 x 4 x 8
    bicep curls, 10 lb DBs x 3 x 15

    15 minutes on stairmaster
    15 minutes of stretching



    Wednesday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warmup:

    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    6 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    50 EZ

    20 x 25 backstroke w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- 11 high-12 low
    -- took 10 kicks & 3 strokes, so very little swimming

    200 EZ

    20 x 25 breast w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- 13 high-14 mid

    250 EZ

    20 x 25 kick w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- 11 high-12 flat
    -- started with dolphin, but my quads were too sore to hold 100 pace, so switched to free

    300 EZ

    Total: 3350



    Thursday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    same as Wed

    Main Sets:

    6 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
    100 EZ

    3 x (AFAP 50 kick w/fins, break :10 @ 25 + 100 EZ)
    -- 20-21 flat
    100 EZ

    3 rounds:

    2 x 100 backstroke kick @ 2:00
    1 x 50 breast kick on back @ 1:30

    100 EZ

    Total: 3150



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    The legs are feeling pretty tired after the last four workouts. I'll probably need to do a recovery workout tomorrow. We're heading to NoVa to visit friends this weekend. Should be fun! With the time change Sat night, there's a chance I'll drop in on the Patriot Masters Sunday am practice.
  19. Friday-Monday, Oct. 24-27

    by , October 27th, 2014 at 04:42 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Friday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 SDK @ 100 pace to 15 m then cruise @ :45
    100 EZ

    4 x (8 x 25 w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40 + 100 EZ)
    -- back/breast/free/dolpin kick
    -- took very few swim strokes
    100 EZ

    5 rounds:
    1 x 50 swim w/fins @ 100 pace @ :50 (free/free/breast/back)
    1 x 25 AFAP kick
    1 x 75 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 3350


    Weekend:

    Was shearing back some perennials and that did not appear to agree with my shoulder ... Then had a whacking bad night of insomnia and didn't have the energy to do anything on Sunday.


    Monday: SwimSCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    3 x 50 single fly @ 1:00 + 50 EZ
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    8 x 25 @ 100 pace to 15 m and then cruise @ :45
    150 EZ

    -- did free on a couple of these and it hurt a bit so had to kick the whole workout

    2 x mini kick mountain w/fins (flutter, backstroke kick)
    1 x 50 @ :45
    1 x 100 @ 1:30
    1 x 150 @ 2:14
    1 x 200 @ 3:00
    1 x 150 @ 2:15
    1 x 100 @ 1:3
    1 x 50 @ :45
    100 EZ

    20 x 25 dolphin kick @ 100 pace @ :35
    -- 12 flat -mid
    200 EZ

    Total: 3950


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    I was a bit grumpy about the wasted weekend today and a bit grumpy about the shoulder. I guess rotator cuff tears take longer to heal than labral tears. The one I had a few years ago healed much more quickly.

    Here are the Sprint Classic results if anyone is interested:
    http://www.swimphone.com/mobile/meet....cfm?smid=5772
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    Swim Workouts
  20. Wed-Thurs, Oct. 22-23

    by , October 23rd, 2014 at 06:01 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Wednesday: Drylands:

    rehab ex
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    tricep press, 50 x 4 x 12
    back squat, 60 x 4 x 6
    seated row, 70 x 4 x 6
    V ups, 3 x 10
    explosive leg extensions, 105 x 3 x 15
    hip abductors, 100 x 4 x 6
    leg curls, 90 x 3 x 8
    good mornings, 85 x 4 x 5


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    I got a massage after this workout. I'm 6 massages behind at Massage Envy. I have been completely neglecting my body work!




    Thursday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    50 EZ

    Main sets:

    8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP shooter, no fins, + 75 EZ)
    2 back shooters from a push, 12 low
    3 belly shooters from the blocks, 11 low, 11 mid, 12 flat (google problem)
    -- the belly shooters were faster than the other day

    200 EZ

    7 x (25 AFAP w/fins + 75 EZ)
    breast = 12s
    flutter kick, 10 flats
    dolphin kick, 10 flat
    free, 10 flat

    200 EZ

    Total: 2650


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    Just had time for a quicker short speed focused workout today. I tried one fast 25 free at the end. Verdict: shoulder still not ready for prime time. I think 50 free is probably my most shoulder torquing event with my straight arm style. So I think I will be giving 50 free a pass in December too. The forward starts didn't bother my shoulder at all, happily.
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