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  1. Monday, March 31

    by , March 31st, 2014 at 03:55 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drills
    4 x 50 burst + cruise @ 1:30
    50 EZ
    10 x 25
    odds = 100 pace @ :30
    evens = EZ @ :45
    100 EZ
    2 x (25 AFAP + 125 EZ)
    6 x 50 DPS free and back
    50 EZ

    Total: 2050


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    Another taper workout. Will just be floating the rest of the week. I had a massage today and that helped work out some of the kinks from the weekend's meet. My shoulder feels a tad better.

    Final Zones line up:

    Sat:
    50 back, leading off mixed 200 medley relay
    50 fly
    50 free, leading off womens 200 free relay

    Sun:
    100 IM
    50 free, leading off mixed 200 free relay
    100 fly
    50 fly in womens 200 medley relay

    Kind of glad that my first day is all 50s so I'll still have some firepower left for Sunday. I'd like to swim a decent 100 IM.

    If anyone is interested, here are the results from the Dixie Zones: http://triangleaquatics.org/Events/E...nt=Mar29-30-14. A tad bummed that Sue Walsh broke my 50 free NR by .07. Oh well, not terrible to get trumped by an Olympian.

    Updated March 31st, 2014 at 04:40 PM by The Fortress

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  2. Thursday, March 27

    by , March 27th, 2014 at 04:18 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swam around 1400 with a few bursts today. My shoulder is still achey. My masseuse said I have an inflamed infraspinatus and that seems about right. Whenever I have shoulder issues, it's the same spot. Not sure what brought it on, possibly a lapse in doing my RC/scap exercises. Argh. Hate going into meets in pain. Hope it's better before Zones.
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  3. Tuesday, March 25

    by , March 25th, 2014 at 03:26 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drills
    4 x 25 power kick w/fins, 20 y UW @ :30
    50 EZ

    Main sets:

    6 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ
    1 x 30 burst + cruise backstroke @ 100 pace from the blocks, working on gliding before starting to kick

    2 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ)

    1 x broken AFAP 50 breast w/fins (25)
    100 EZ

    20 x 25
    odds = backstroke @ 100 pace @ :30
    evens = EZ @ :45
    100 EZ

    4 x 25 free w/fins @ 100 pace @ :30 (11s)
    100 EZ

    Total: 2325



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    Going to really shut it down the next few days for the Columbus meet on Saturday. I'm entered in 100 breast, 100 back and 100 free. Will probably just swim the first two. That will be a hard workout and then I'll keep resting for Zones the following weekend. I entered:

    Swim Meet Events

    Event
    Number
    Gender Distance Stroke Time Date
    5 Female 100 SCY Free 0:59.00 04/05/2014
    23 Female 50 SCY Fly 0:26.40 04/05/2014
    33 Female 100 SCY IM 1:03.50 04/06/2014
    51 Female 100 SCY Fly 1:03.50 04/06/2014

    I will also swim the mixed 200 medley relay (back leadoff for a 50 time), womens 200 free relay (leadoff for a 50 free time (though I already have a decent time this year from the Sprint Classic)), mixed 200 free relay and the womens 200 medley relay. That's four events a day, quite a lot for me. The only one I'm a bit concerned about is 100 fly bc of the shoulder. Fortunately, it feels a tad better today. Getting a massage tomorrow and that should help too.

    There are 447 swimmers signed up for Zones with a few days left to enter. This is less than last year; I hope more people enter at the last minute.

    Updated March 25th, 2014 at 03:36 PM by The Fortress

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  4. Monday, March 24

    by , March 24th, 2014 at 04:54 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    4 x 50 fly drills

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    150 EZ

    1 x AFAP 50 breast from the blocks + 150 EZ
    -- 34 high-35 flat

    5 x 25 AFAP kick + 50 EZ @ 2:00
    75 EZ

    1 x 25 AFAP swim + 75 EZ

    12 x 25 shooter w/fins to 20y @ :40
    150 EZ

    Total: 2450

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    Nothing special to report. Shoulder is still bothering me. Bad timing. Still need to get signed up for Zones. If it's not better by then, it will affect what events I swim.
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  5. Friday, March 21

    by , March 21st, 2014 at 03:51 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drills
    6 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    4 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    50 EZ
    4 x 30 burst + cruise from the blocks
    -- I did a couple at 100 pace trying to glide after the dive. If I do this in 100 fly, I can take 1-2 less kicks the first length.
    100 EZ

    4 x (25 AFAP from the blocks + 25 EZ)
    2 x free (11s), 2 x breast (14 highs)
    100 EZ

    10 x 25 AFAP SDK to 15 m + cruise @ :40
    -- I had wanted to do this as a USRPT set, but I can't sustain true AFAP pace for the requisite # of reps, so desisted after 10.
    100 EZ

    4 x (50 AFAP w/fins + 100 EZ) @ 4:00
    2 x breast (26, 27 flat)
    2 x kick w/board (24s)

    2 x (broken AFAP 100 kicks w/fins + 200 EZ)
    backstroke, 43
    dolphin w/board, 44

    Total: 3000


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    The variety divers, who often watch my workouts, commented that this workout was "really intense." AFAP is definitely harder than 100 pace. If you count the bursts, which I do, that was about 775 of AFAP work.

    I woke up this am to the first day of spring and it was snowing! I'm so over winter. Feeling a bit lonely for my kids too. They're both on spring break, but are traveling with friends.

    Looking forward to watching the womens 100 back tonight; going to be a close race between the SDK experts. A little disappointing that Bootsma only qualified 15th.
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  6. Thursday, March 20

    by , March 20th, 2014 at 03:41 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drill
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

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

    30 x 25 IM order @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- missed #14 and skipped #15
    -- last 10 were pretty hard

    325 EZ

    30 x 25 @ 100 pace @ :40
    odds = fly or breast
    evens = backstroke kick, UW 15m+
    -- missed #15 and skipped #16

    275 EZ

    Total: 3150


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    Still kinda tired and sore for AFAP work, so I defaulted to USRPT. Wore fins bc of the shoulder. 1450 of race pace yardage -- pretty unbelievable amount.

    Here's the link to womens NCAAs: http://swimmeetresults.com/2014d1ncaachamps/
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  7. Wed., March 19

    by , March 19th, 2014 at 03:27 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    600 various
    100 scull
    6 x 50 double shooters w/fins + 50 EZ
    50 EZ
    20 x 25 shooters w/fins, UW 20 yards @ :40
    150 EZ

    Total: 2000


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    Just did recovery workout today, working on UWs. My upper body feels really sore from the combo of DOMs and a deep tissue massage. Hope to get some race pace work in tomorrow.
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  8. Tuesday, March 18

    by , March 18th, 2014 at 03:55 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    3 x 100 backstroke kick w/fins, UW 15m each 25 + 50 EZ
    50 EZ

    Main sets:

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

    30 x 25 backstroke @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- used fins bc my left shoulder is really sore
    -- tried to hold 12 high and stay UW 15 m
    -- missed #12 and skipped #13, made the rest

    275 EZ

    20 x 25 breaststroke w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- tried to hold 14 mid
    -- missed #11 and skipped #12

    275 EZ

    Total: 3200


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    Really sore from lifting, but managed to do some USRPT today to prep for some upcoming 100s. This is the first time I've done 30 x 25 instead of 20 x 25. I was pretty tired during the second set. I got a massage after practice and my shoulder feels a little better. But I'm a little freaked out by it. Probably skipped too many sessions of RC and scapular work. Won't be doing much free or fly until it calms down.

    Updated March 18th, 2014 at 07:33 PM by The Fortress

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  9. Monday, March 17

    by , March 17th, 2014 at 09:01 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Drylands:

    RC/scap
    cable twist w/yoga ball, 25 x 2 x 15 each side
    seated row negatives, 80 x 4 x 8
    kneeling ab crunch, 110 x 3 x 20
    explosive leg extensions, 90 x 1 x 25, 105 x 2 x 15
    explosive leg press, 175 x 3 x 15
    good mornings, 75 x 1 x 8, 80 x 3 x 8
    tricep press, 70 x 3 x 8
    standing broad jumps, 8
    knee tuck jumps, 8


    Swim/SCY @ Pitt

    1000 EZ or so


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    I felt like a truck hit me this am. I don't think it's that much from the meet. It's the travel, poor sleep, and merriment with friends at the meet social and after on Saturday. I hope I can get a solid 8-9 hours tonight. It took a fair amount of will power to get myself to the gym. I will likely only do one more easy session until after Zones. I am still planning on attending the Columbus meet the week before to swim a couple events (100 breast, 100 back). I don't like swimming 100 back untapered and am typically quite a bit slower. But I won't get it in otherwise.

    I'm a little freaked out that my left shoulder is very sore. It felt a bit twingey at the meet, especially the lower part. Now the whole shoulder is sore. I'm icing and I did get a massage appt for tomorrow. Hopefully, that will help. I haven't had any shoulder issues for ages and don't want any now!

    Here are the unofficial results from Albatross: http://www.ancientmariners.org/albatross/results14.htm
  10. Thursday, March 13

    by , March 13th, 2014 at 04:09 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Easy 1200 with a couple up tempo 25s. I sent more time in the hot tub than in the pool! Off to VA. Looking forward to seeing all my PV friends!
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  11. Wed., March 12

    by , March 12th, 2014 at 02:31 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    1500 with some bursts and up tempo 25s.


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    Psych sheets for the Albatross meet are out: http://www.ancientmariners.org/albatross/pyschsheet.pdf.

    I definitely have a bit of a cold. Had a sore throat for a couple days and now it's worse. Hopefully, it will pass. If not, I'll just stick to the 50s.
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  12. Tuesday, March 11

    by , March 11th, 2014 at 03:52 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various
    100 scull
    4 x 50 fly drills
    50 EZ
    2 x 50 double shooters w/fins + 50 EZ
    2 x 50 burst + cruise
    2 x 30 burst + cruise from the blocks
    100 EZ
    2 x (25 AFAP w/fins + 75 EZ)
    150 EZ

    Total: 1750


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    Started off my 5 days of rest with a day off yesterday. Today, I didn't feel great in the water, but my 25s were very fast. I think I'm done going off the blocks to try to rest the legs. I am feeling more positive about the meet. Unlike NE Champs, I am not over rested and have been doing weights. I also recall that for two of my starts at that meet my hands were not in a streamline position on the dive; that no doubt added a couple tenths to my 50 times.

    Still no psych sheet for the Albatross meet.

    Updated March 11th, 2014 at 04:13 PM by The Fortress

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  13. Sat., March 8

    by , March 8th, 2014 at 03:40 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo:


    600 various
    4 x 50 scull
    4 x 50 fly drills
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 back shooters w/MF @ :40
    100 easy free w/paddles
    8 x 25 belly shooters w/MF @ :45
    100 easy free w/paddles
    100 EZ
    5 x 50 DPS free w/paddles
    100 EZ

    Total: 2100


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    Just got in an easy recovery swim today after a deep tissue massage yesterday.

    Got some fun news. My BFF, a high ranking national security official, is being transferred to Paris for a couple years. With Lil Fort at away camp in August and the Pitt pool closed, I see a getaway in my favorite city! This will come after a 2+ week vaca to Europe with the fam and friends. So probably no long course for me this summer unless I can find an early season meet. It could be my first season completely off since I can remember.

    Updated March 8th, 2014 at 05:23 PM by The Fortress

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  14. Thursday, March 6

    by , March 6th, 2014 at 05:15 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    150 scull
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    10 x 25-30 burst + cruise
    -- 8 from the blocks at 100 pace, 2 AFAP from a push
    100 EZ

    4 x through:
    100 fast w/fins @ 2:00
    breast (1:04), back kick (:55), free (:56), flutter kick (:59)
    100 EZ @ 2:30

    100 EZ

    2 x (6 x 25 kick @ 100 pace @ :40 + 50 EZ)
    100 EZ

    Total: 2750


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    Not much yardage, but it sure seemed hard. My body is ready for a recovery week. I'm going to do a somewhat easy dryland session tomorrow and get a deep tissue. Ahhh
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  15. Wed., March 5

    by , March 5th, 2014 at 04:18 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drills
    6 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

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

    5 x (25 AFAP from the blocks + 75 EZ) @ 3-4:00
    -- really fast backstrokes
    100 EZ

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

    2 x (50 AFAP w/fins + 150 EZ)
    fly (23), breast (27)

    10 x 25 free w/agility paddles @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- I wanted to do 20 and make it more of an USRPT set, but was too tired from all the sprinting.
    100 EZ

    2 x broken 100 @ 100 pace w/fins + 100 EZ)
    -- free, back kick (47s)

    Total: 3700


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    Solid sprint workout, and I'm pretty beat from it.

    I think I've persuaded Jimby to go to the March 29 meet in Columbus with me: http://www.hdsa.org/images/content/2...gtons_Meet.pdf. I'll swim a few events there, so I won't have a super loaded schedule at Zones. It's odd, though, it appears you can't enter this meet on line, even though it says you can. Last time I did a mail in entry, my entry got lost. I sent an email to the meet director asking about this, but haven't heard back.
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  16. March 3-4

    by , March 4th, 2014 at 04:43 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Monday Drylands:


    RC/scap ex
    flutter kicks on bosu, 2 x 100
    seated row negatives, 80 x 1 x 10, 90 x 2 x 8
    push press 45 x 2 x 12
    explosive leg extension, 90 x 2 x 25
    kneeling ab crunch, 110 x 1 x 20, 120 x 2 x 15
    extreme angle step ups w/barx 45 x 2 x 10
    wood chops, 30 x 2 x 15 each side
    good mornings, 80 x 3 x 8

    stretching, 15 minutes


    Tuesday: Swim/SCY/Solo

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drills
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ
    1 x 100 back kick, !5 m UW each 25
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    5 x 30 burst + cruise from the blocks
    -- I was trying to work on gliding a tiny bit before immediately dolphin kicking, which is supposed to be faster according to the latest article on UW kicking. It may even change my kick count.
    100 EZ2 x kick ladder w/fins:
    25/50/75/100/75/50/25 + 100 EZ
    -- everything but the 100 was done 15 m UW
    -- 100 was fast flutter kick w/board (1:01s)


    10 x 25
    odds = 100 pace
    evens = EZ
    50 EZ

    8 x 50 DPS w/paddles
    odds = free
    evens = back
    100 EZ

    Total: 3300


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    I had been planning to go the gym Sunday instead of Monday and take Monday off, but the snow changed my plans. We didn't get nearly as much snow as originally forecast, thank goodness. But shifting weights to Monday meant I was tired in the pool today. Tried to work on UWs mostly. Only 10 days until the Albatross meet. I'll prolly only rest 5 days. Not planning a big taper this season, just resting some. I don't really have much to taper from anyway with only 2 1/2 months of solid training after 6 sub-par months.
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  17. Sat., March 1

    by , March 1st, 2014 at 04:05 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various

    3 x (4 x 25) @ :30
    1 = stroke
    2 = up tempo
    3 = fast @ 85-90%
    4 = EZ
    50 EZ

    6 x 100 backstroke kick w/fins, UW 12.5 each 25 @ 2:00
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    5 x 30 burst SDK from the blocks, cruise back
    50 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP from the blocks + 25 EZ)
    back (13s), breast (15s), free (11)
    100 EZ

    4 x (50 AFAP w/fins + 150 EZ)
    fly (23s), breast (27), fly back (23)
    100 EZ

    5 x w/bungee cordz, fins & paddles: swim out to resistance and then hold
    2 x breast 15 strong strokes, 1 x free 25 strong strokes, 2 x backstroke kick or :30
    100 EZ

    Total: 3400

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    Met up with one of my masters swimmers today. One of the nice guards was on duty and didn't give me a hard time about bringing Lindsay. Whew. She stayed up until the AFAP 50s. It was nice to have someone to swim with for a change! My starts were all solid today.

    Hoping to get to the gym before the projected storm hits tomorrow. I'm worried about Mr. Fort and Lil Fort. They're in VA this weekend and may get stuck there Sunday night. Really not used to snowstorms in March ...

    Updated March 1st, 2014 at 04:14 PM by The Fortress

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  18. Feb. 27-28

    by , February 28th, 2014 at 04:04 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Thursday:


    Did a mostly easy 1700 with Jimby at Sewickley


    Friday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Sewickley (Pitt is closed)

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drills
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    4 x 25 burst + cruise
    100 EZ

    4 x (fly/back kick/breast/free)
    3 x 50 @ 100 pace @ 1:00-1:30
    1 x 50 @ 100 pace
    1 x 50 EZ

    100 EZ

    20 x 25 kick 2/fins @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- It was difficult to tell my times on the analog clocks. Pretty sure I missed on #13 and skipped 14. The first few of these are so easy and then the quads start to burn.

    350 EZ

    Total: 3200


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    Didn't kill it today; hoping to get a good workout in with one of my masters swimmers tomorrow at Pitt.

    Having just discussed the topic of viewing your workouts negatively or positively, I read this blog post with interest: http://www.eetukarvonen.com

    And another article on HIT training: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/0...ef=health&_r=1. Small sample size but it does suggest that short bursts are better than longer efforts for endurance and that recovery is really important.

    Article on stretching, I really think I need to do more of this (especially for fly): http://swimswam.com/3-reasons-why-st...ery-is-a-must/
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  19. Wed., Feb. 26

    by , February 26th, 2014 at 09:22 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Drylands:

    RC/scap ex
    power wheel roll outs, 3 x 15
    flutter kicks on bosu, 100
    kettleball swings, 25 x 2 x 15
    overhead squats, 45 x 2 x 8
    wood chops, 27.5 x 2 x 15 each side
    kneeling ab crunch, 110 x 3 x 20
    explosive leg press, 175 x 3 x 15
    HS hi row, 130 x 4 x 6
    good mornings, 75 x 3 x 8
    standing long jumps, 8
    altitude drops, 8

    Stretching, 20 min (did this Monday too)


    Swim/SCY/Solo

    Just did a little swim before coaching masters ...

    600 various
    100 scull
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    4 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    2 x 25 AFAP + 75 EZ
    a few 25s @ 100 pace + 25 EZ
    50 EZ

    Total: 1300ish, maybe more

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    Well, I've been at the drylands for about 2 1/2 months now. I seem to have re-gained the weight I lost in the fall and am back to being a tank. I seem to lose and gain muscle really quickly.
  20. Tuesday, Feb. 25

    by , February 25th, 2014 at 05:05 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    100 fly drills
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    2 x 100 backstroke kick w/fins, UW 15m each 25 + 50 EZ

    Main sets:

    3 x (16 x 50) @ 1:15
    1-5 = burst + cruise
    6 = EZ
    7-11 = 25 @ 100 pace + 25 EZ
    12 = EZ
    13 = AFAP
    14-16 = EZ

    1 x 50 AFAP dolphin kick w/fins & board (25)
    100 EZ

    Total: 3800


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    Did a set of mine from last year. Pretty beat by the end. The blogs are such a nice feature. It's quite elucidating to go back and examine them. I have this notion in my head that I'm still not training as much or as fast as last year. Yet that notions seem, largely, to be false based on my blog entries. Shows you what a mind game this can all be ... Last year, I would have put a positive spin on the workouts and this year I give them a negative spin. The change of venue and problems with Lil Fort is part of it, but I also think my last meet -- my first bad one in a couple years -- plays a role. It would be nice to feel a bit more upbeat in March. Perhaps the end of winter will help.
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