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  1. Drylands...sorta!

    by , December 21st, 2008 at 07:51 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Well due to the storms and other commitments I could not swim this weekend. It's no big deal as it's Christmas soon and to me that means laying about in a semi-drunken stupor and gorging myself on sugary things for at least a week! Anyhow I'll be swimming in the morning.

    My dryland routine was tough however, as I had to go out at least 3 times with the snowblower and clear the drive--especially the "ploughed back in" part at the front!

    Being the good neighbour I also went and cleared my neighbour's driveway as he drives plough's in another town and his wife was I did that 3 times too!

    It was worth it as today we all got to hang out together at a neighbourhood cookie exchange party where my drylands included spiked eggnog, vodka and cranberry juice and some seasonal beers!
  2. The calm before the storm...

    by , December 19th, 2008 at 07:53 AM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Yes with the impending "Day After Tomorrow" storm heading in, I got to the pool at 5 am. Much talking on deck delayed the start by 15 minutes but we did a good workout:

    100 to 500 to 100 pyramid, ended up going on 1:40's. I just really start to die and struggle on the back half...I can never descend.

    Followed that with 5 x 200 Max SDK off walls EZ FR on 2:00

    Then did 4 x 100 DAB (double arm back) with fins to cool.

    Got home and had bacon and eggs with a big mug of tea!

    School is cancelled so naturally the kids got up an hour earlier than usual...
  3. The 1200 yards of Christmas...

    by , December 18th, 2008 at 06:07 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Well had my normal 1200 yard Drill n stretch this morning.

    Got in and swam easy free and worked DPS. I can get down to 10 or 12 and if I SDK extra I can get to 8.

    Not sure how this works...does it magically work into my regular stroke and mean I become more efficient?

    I then did some BR and worked on my hip thrust and insweep. I am getting 25 done in 5 pulls and I can get to 4 but it's very slow.

    Tossed in a 3 x 100 Kick 75 cruise/25 sprint. My kick has gotten better...thanks Ande!
    Finished with some pulling to work on roation and hand entry.

    Hopefully this will all pay off in my stroke!
  4. Triple Psycho!

    by , December 17th, 2008 at 11:37 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Swim, Run and Lift--12/17/08
    No this isn't some sort of advert for a sports bra it's what I did today!

    Yes the am 1200 of drill and focus on FLY...the water aerobics girls moved away from the lane lines...

    Well then after my shift I took off for a 1 miler indoors...I hate running so don't rag me and tell me to run more... YOU run more

    I then lifted for an hour 4 sets of leg press, leg ext, leg curl, adductor/abductor, pullovers, seated row, bench press and ab curl...
    I hit the sauna for 10 and then went to coach the kids...
    I felt a bit thirsty...
  5. Macho Week- to 12/17

    by , December 17th, 2008 at 11:32 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    IM alright are you?
    Well so far every morning on my break this week I've done at least 1200 of drills and tech work; mostly on Fly as my shoulder needs me to find the fault and fix it.
    Got a good workout in last night at master's practice which consisted of me and my Speedo..but I got to say hi to some of the college kids who I swam with in the summer as they are home for Xmas.

    600 Fr/Non-FR by 100 I did mine BACKSTROKE...that's right Backstroke, Chris Stevenson, I've got you in my sights!
    100 IM
    150 RIMO 25 Fly, 50 BK, 50 BR, 25 FR
    100 EZ
    6 x 50 IM transition.
    200 IM
    100 EZ
    5 x 100 FR 2:00 , 100 IM 2:30 (Interval could have been tighter but I'm working on quality too).
    450 Cool off.

    Slept well!
  6. It's not about how fast you swim...

    by , December 17th, 2008 at 11:23 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Jersey Gunk--Early December
    Well swam at Colony Zones and had a decent meet since I was battling a cold or something.
    Had some fair results I guess abit off my best but considered my head wasn't in the game I was fairly happy. I made improvements over last year still so some of my LCM gains have remained.

    I got back in the water late last week doing a few 1200 yard drill/kick workouts.
    Took until Sunday 14th to get a real workout in and I stole Fort's which she stole from Chris but I used human intervals for the kicking but I did it all and felt pretty manly considering I'd been ill.
    Warm up:

    750 variety warm up of swim, kick, drills, builds

    Speed Set:

    8 x 25 AFAP,
    2 of each stroke, 25 easy after each

    50 EZ

    Endurance Kick Set: Kick Mountain
    50 kick on :45
    100 kick on 1:40
    150 kick on 2:30
    200 kick on 3:00
    150 kick on 2:30
    100 kick on 1:40
    50 kick on :45

    100 EZ
    Speed Set #2:
    5 x (3 x 50) on 1:00
    #1 easy
    #2 drill
    #3 fast,
    100 EZ

    500 dolphin kick on back with MF 100 EZ

    Total: 3550
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