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  1. 100's!

    by , November 27th, 2019 at 11:39 AM (Middle Aged Distance)
    I had a good set of 40x100 planned for today, but when I got to the pool it was GREEN. Like green green (see below). Apparently the power went out last night and the pool was still trying to recover. I really tried to swim through it, and 20 years ago I would have been able to but I couldn't power through today, it was too gross. I got through 1500 before I had to get out. BUT if you have a nice healthy pool to swim in today, here is the set I was going to do...

    40x100

    5 fr swim @ 1:30
    5 bk swim @ 1:30
    5 fr pull b+p @ 1:25
    5 br swim @ 1:40
    5 fr w/ pads @ 1:20
    5 IM swim @ 1:35
    5 fr swim @ 1:15
    5 k w/ fins @ 1:30

    Feel free to add a w/u & w/d if you need it - my plan was to use the first 5 swim as warm-up and the last 100 kick easy warm down.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  2. Anyone have an interesting workout?

    by , November 26th, 2019 at 10:40 AM (Middle Aged Distance)
    Hi all -

    It seems after my meet this weekend I'm a little unmotivated to get back in the water! Yesterday I got in and got right back out after a 900 "meet warm down" as I'm going to call it.

    I need something to keep my attention span today to fight through it, anyone have a good/interesting workout to share?

    Happy Swimming!

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  3. Meet Results!

    by , November 24th, 2019 at 09:34 AM (Middle Aged Distance)
    Hey all! Yesterday I did my second Masters meet ever (it's hard to find meets around the Memphis area so I have to travel) and I'd call it a success! I finally tackled the 200 fr and it was a little off what I thought I could go, but for the first time in my swimming career I was thinking, "this is kind of fun!"

    I have never once thought a 200 free was fun, so I consider this meet a win no matter what my times were. I met some more great people, hung out with friends and got to bring my kids along. The funny part is my daughter will be swimming in the exact same pool two weeks from now for a meet of her own.

    Anyone else have a meet coming up? If so, good luck!

    Here were my events and results. It was a SCM meet which I find a bit odd but, still fun!

    50 free: 28.09
    100 free: 101.29
    200 free: 2:16.93
    50 breast: 38.72
  4. Wednesday Workout Revival

    by , November 20th, 2019 at 10:28 AM (Middle Aged Distance)
    Hey all,

    Thought I'd post this workout I wrote from September (when I wasn't posting much). It's a little bit of aerobic swimming with some good sprint/breath control at the end. I'm only 4 days out from my second swim meet of the year so today I'm just doing some recovery. I'm taking on the 200 free at this meet, hopefully I make it through! It was always one of my best events but least favorite...

    W/U (900):

    4x125 @ 2:00 - 75sw/25dr/25st

    8x50 @ :50
    o - dr/build
    e - smooth swim focus on stroke count

    Main (1200):

    6x200 swim @ 2:40/2:35/2:35/2:40/2:30/2:35
    *start with your aerobic base pace and vary by: p/p-:05/p-:05/p/p-:10/p-:05

    Kick (400):

    4x75 k w/ fins @ 1:20
    4x25 k fast no fins @ :30

    Sprint (600):

    4X[
    1x50 fast @ 1:20
    1x25 1 breath (2 breaths rd 4) @ :30
    1x25 fast @ :30
    1x25 easy @ :30
    1x25 no breath (1 breath rd 4) @ 1:10 (for ~1 min rest between sets)

    *Rd 1&2 swim free, Rd 3 free w/ fins, Rd 4 fly

    100 easy

    Total: 3200
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  5. Sprint Day for Monday Motivation

    by , November 18th, 2019 at 11:13 AM (Middle Aged Distance)
    Truth be told I'm not sure I was ready for this today early on a Monday, but I have a meet this weekend so I'm sure I needed it. I didn't write this one, it's courtesy of my coach. I have to admit for being a sprinter, I don't enjoy sprint workouts so I just tried to focus on turns and finishes.

    W/U (800):

    400 swim mix
    200 kick IMO by 50
    200 - 25 1/2 kick 1/2 sc, 25 dr

    Breath Control (400):

    400 swim
    1st 100 - Breathe every 5,4,3,2 by 25
    2nd 100 - 2 breaths each 25
    x2
    *Note: I did the 1st 200 w/ paddles, then took them off for the repeat.

    Main (1500):
    *You can bank the rest on all the easy swims

    20x50 @ 1:00
    1 fast, 1 easy
    2 f, 1 e
    3 f, 1 e
    4 f, 1 e
    5 f, 1 e

    20x25 - All easy @ :30
    1 f @ :20
    1 e
    2 f @ :20/:25
    1 e
    3 f @ :20/:25/:30
    1 e
    4 f @ :20/:25/:30/:35
    1 e
    5 f @ :20/:25/:30/:35/:40
    1 e

    300 easy choice cool down

    Total: 3000
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  6. Friday Mix - 11/15/18

    by , November 16th, 2019 at 08:45 AM (Middle Aged Distance)
    I wrote this workout with this intention of doing it Thursday, but instead took that day off after hurting a bit from an arm workout. I tried to do some short iterations and repetitions to keep my interest up - I wasn't up for any longer aerobic sets. The main set took a little longer than expected so I had to cut the pull set to run to a meeting, but I'll leave it in here so you can see/do the full workout.

    W/U (1100):

    300 sw - fr/bk/br by 25 x 4
    4x50 RIMO @ 1:00 - dr/sw
    200 k w/ fins
    2x75 @ 1:15 - build by 25 and hold stroke count
    100 IM swim
    100 fr dr w/ fins
    50 kick fast

    Main (2000):

    4X [

    2x50 kick no fins @ 1:15/1:10/1:05/1:00
    1 - fast
    2 - easy (bank rest)

    1x150 pull @ 2:00

    2x75 stroke @ 1:30 - 50 build/25 fast

    2x25 @ :30
    1 - 1 breath
    2 - no breath

    1x50 easy

    1 min rest between rounds]

    Pull (1000):

    8x125 pull w/ pads + buoy
    *try to maintain stroke count between smooth & fast

    1 - 100 smooth/25 fast
    2 - 75 sm / 50 f
    3 - 50 sm / 25f / 50 sm
    4 - 25 sm / 75 f/ 25 sm
    5 - 50 f / 25 sm / 50 f
    6 - 75 sm / 25 f / 25 sm
    7 - 125 f
    8 - easy (no paddles)

    100 easy

    Total: 4200

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  7. Tuesday - Fighting the Cold

    by , November 12th, 2019 at 01:00 PM (Middle Aged Distance)
    Winter has officially come... this morning my car registered in at a whopping 20 degrees. It did not make me want to jump in a cold pool, but I did anyway. Anyone else feeling the weather struggle? The second main set here I borrowed (and modified a bit) from my masters coach - the rest I wrote.

    I hope everyone is staying warm in this winter weather!

    W/U (1000):

    400 sw
    300 kick w/ fins
    300 IMO - k/d/s by 25

    Main 1 (1200):

    4x300
    1 - @ 4:00 - pull w/ pads + buoy
    2 - @ 3:50 - pads only
    3 - @ 3:40 - swim no equipment (have fins handy, I only got about 5-8 sec rest)
    4 - @ 3:30 w/ fins

    100 easy

    Main 2 (1500):

    3X[
    1x100 swim @ 1:15/1:10/1:05 by round
    2x75 @ 1:20/1:15/1:10 by round - 25k/50dr
    3x50 @ 1:00/:55/:50 by round - desc 1-3
    4x25 @ :30 swim non free]

    1 min break between rounds

    In the main 2 set, the original practice had a 150 pull @ 2:30 - maintain stroke count after the 4x25. I was short on time so I took that part out, but feel free to keep it in if you want to add a little more length to the workout.

    Total: 3800

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  8. 4k Fast swimming & Kick

    by , November 8th, 2019 at 08:16 AM (Middle Aged Distance)

    I did tihs workout Wednesday and really liked it, and was even able to adapt it (cut all the swims in half and mixed in stroke) for my daughter's group at age group practice (10-12 age range).


    Original post on www.thelaneline.com

    W/U (1500):

    500 swim
    400 IMO - 25k/50dr/25sw
    300 kick w/fins
    200 pull
    100 build

    Main (2350):
    1x150 @ 2:00 swim smooth
    1x100 @ 2:30 kick fast
    1x100 @ 1:30 swim smooth
    2x150
    1 - build each 50 @ 2:00
    2 - fast @ 2:30
    1x100 @ 2:30 kick smooth
    1x100 @ 1:30 swim fast
    3x150
    1 - smooth @ 2:15
    2 - build/fast/smooth @ 2:00
    3 - kick fast @ 3:00
    1x100 @ 1:30 swim smooth
    1x100 @ 1:50 kick fast
    2x150
    1 - swim smooth @ 1:50
    2 - 100 build/50 fast @ 2:30
    1x100 @ 1:50 kick fast
    1x100 @ 1:30 swim smooth
    1x150 @ 3:30 kick smooth
    1x100 @ 1:30 swim fast
    1x100 @ 2:30 kick easy

    W/D (150):
    150 easy mix

    TOTAL: 4000 yds

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  9. Back from Vacation - Easy Aerobic Day

    by , November 4th, 2019 at 10:41 AM (Middle Aged Distance)
    So I went on vacation last week with the full intention of swimming while I was there (I was with a friend but she mostly worked during the day so I figured I'd have time to myself). Turns out the time change really messed with me and those mornings were spent sleeping instead of swimming but, the trip was fun! I walked anywhere from 7-10 miles a day exploring so it wasn't a total workout loss.

    Got back in today and felt a little sore at first but not as bad as I thought. Here was a short one to get the feel of the water back:

    W/U (800):

    4x200 sw/pull/k w/fins/ IM drill w/ fins

    Main (1000):

    10x100 swim smooth @ 1:20 (or get about 10 sec rest)

    Recovery (300):

    6x50 @ 1:00
    odd - bk swim
    even - fr drill

    Fast (200):

    4x50 @ 1:30
    1 - 70%, 2 - 80%, 3 - 90%, 4 - ALL OUT

    200 easy

    Total: 2500
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