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The Labours of SwimStud

Ah just my workouts and meets etc...
The odd random thought and I hope nugget of information from a non top ten/elite yukster, which might be useful to other regular guys in speedos!

  1. You Categorize this one!

    by , December 14th, 2012 at 10:39 AM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    I did a mish-mosh today...still being mindful of recovering.

    Warm Up
    400 FR
    4 x 50 Burst n Cruz 1:15
    2 x 50 EZ
    6 x 50 K Mod 1:30
    2 x 50 EZ

    8 x 25 FL :45
    2 x 50 EZ FR

    4 x 50 BK 1:00
    2 x 50 EZ FR

    4 x 50 BR P/FL K w/fins 1:00
    2 x 50 EZ FR

    Post Main
    6 x 100 Snorkel and paddles on 1:45
    4 x 25 AFAP chute sprints :45
    4 x 25 FR Sprints :45

    4 x 50 EZ
  2. Fat Blasting...

    by , December 13th, 2012 at 12:01 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Cardio/FatBurn...working off the surplus baggage I acquired whilst sitting about through thanksgiving...I didn't eat that much...honest...

    I jammed in a solid 16 mins on the bike HR around 130-140. Then hopped to the elliptical and did another 16 mins around 130-150.
    Wore a knee support to help the situation out but everything is fine.
    Afterward I hid the mat for core work.

    2 times thru:
    30 x Plank Kick Backs
    2 x 15 (L&R) Glute-side raises
    :30 Core Twist on ball
    12 lower-back hyper extensions over ball
    15 lower-back leg raises over ball

    Thinking about enrolling in self-defence classes...I'm fearful of jealous husbands attacking me...need to be prepared.

    Off to PT...which is likely ending today or next Tuesday.
  3. Reset 12/12/12

    by , December 12th, 2012 at 11:56 AM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    So I started over with training today. I still have some way to go with my knee and getting all the swelling down and strength back.
    I opted to go light on HIT work and put in a good base building set.

    Warm Up
    400 FR
    4 x 50 UW(max distance) SDK w/fins 1:30
    2 x 50 EZ
    4 x 25 Burst n Cruz 1:15
    1 x 50
    4 x 25 BR Kick easy/moderate...want to be cautious but still do the motion.
    1 x 50

    6 x 200 FR 3:30
    200 EZ
    150 EZ/50 Fast
    100 EZ/100 Fast
    50 EZ/150 Fast
    200 Fast
    200 EZ
    I did these from 3:00 down to 2:45..focus on trying to remain long and smooth with speed that I can maintain.

    HIT Set- 4 times through
    2 x 50 K Moderate 1:30
    :30 Moderate/Fast VK
    25 Fast (100 Pace) :10R, 75 Smooth.
    Rest to next top with at least :20R
    I was doing this on about 5mins per set. Some HIT purists might want more rest which is fine...I felt I was replicating the end of a 100 with this...fatiguing the legs and system then going into as hard 25. The VK really help get the kick together and I felt powerfully connected to the water with my kick on the fast 25, and my 2 x 50's got faster without exerting greater effort.

    4 x 50 EZ (snuck in a little BR)

    Updated December 12th, 2012 at 12:16 PM by SwimStud

  4. Bummer from the summer!

    by , December 11th, 2012 at 07:19 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Well I've been absent from the blogs since October. If you haven't heard, I managed to tear my meniscus somehow or at least the tear became a problem in the late summer. Backing off, and resting/icing didn't work as I kept getting pain and I had a trim on Nov 15.

    It all went well and I went to BU to swim in NEM SCM Champs this past weekend. I was not at my best times but considering last years time I don't look too far off YOY. Last year I felt I didn't want to race, this year I did, but a bit of a layoff and rest up over thanksgiving left me with a rather tight-fitting suit jacket and some apprehension about entering the meet.
    However, by Dec1 I feltI'd had a very rapid recovery to about 85-90% and entered. To save my psyche I ditched all BR events so as not to have a bad time hanging over me for a year or more importantly to rush the recovery. I want to swim fast Breaststroke I am prepared to be patient in my rehab and strengthening.
    All things considered; the knee, lack of fitness, lack of race practice and an abundance of body hair...I felt I did OK. I didn't hurt myself and I had a great time. My times were what they were. I even debuted with a competitive 100 Backstroke and did my first SCM 50 to give me events to swim.

    When I got home I looked up last year's times and I think I did pretty well by comparison.
    50 FR 31.58
    100 FR 1:11.1
    50 FL 36.04
    50 FR 32.18
    100 FR 1:11.22
    50 FL 35.21

    Not bad at all...especially since I didn't have a valid excuse last year, and then had a great SCY season.

    Updated December 11th, 2012 at 09:52 PM by SwimStud