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TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!

This is a log (on the web of course...making it a blog) of my practices and meet results. This way, I can track my progress and hopefully entertain others with my tales of slowness!

  1. 7-29-2009 Swim

    by , July 29th, 2009 at 08:16 AM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    I am almost embarrassed to put this one down, but I may as well record my laziness as well as my motivated practices!

    I swam 2200 meters today in 45 minutes.
    I swam a 400 free w/u
    3 times through without stopping
    50 back
    150 free
    50 2-1-2 fly
    150 free
    50 breast
    150 free.

    I certainly didn't set the pool on fire with pace or anything, but I kept my heartrate up with the occasional spikes (induced by back and fly) for 45 minutes.
    Despite my lack of swimming lately, my backstroke is feeling stronger and I think I have to up my intervals to 100s!
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  2. July 8th Fly/Back

    by , July 8th, 2009 at 07:35 AM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    Apparently, I am acting like a triathlete and have succeeded in making it to the pool twice already this week. And NOW, I'm going to blog about my workout!
    I am only about a third of the way through that thread and I am enjoying it.
    11:30 to 12:30 at the Röthelheim indoor pool (LCM).

    100 free 50 dr/50 swim
    100 flutter kick on back
    100 fly 50 dr/50 k
    100 bk 50 dr/50 k
    4x50 free descend on 1:00

    Main Set:
    Twice through:
    50 fly on 1:15 - :49, :55
    100 free on 2:00 recovery
    50 back on 1:15 - 1:01, :58
    100 free on 2:00 recovery

    Four times through:
    100 50 fl/50 bk on 2:15 - 2:00, 1:58, 2:05, 1:59
    100 free on 2:00 - 2:00, 1:55, 1:50, 1:41

    200 easy free

    Fly felt awful as usual, but toward the end, I started to get the timing down and it felt like I was actually cruising through the water. There was a woman in the lane next to me doing backstroke and beating the tar out of me. There was a guy in the other lane next to me wearing board shorts and giant goggles who I couldn't keep up with even when I was trying to push myself! Oh well.
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  3. July 6, 2009 Practice

    by , July 6th, 2009 at 07:29 AM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    11:30 to 12:30 at the Röthelheimbad pool (LCM) with a 20 minute walk each way to get there and back.

    600 fr - 100 swim/50 drill
    Main Set:
    4 x 50 fr build 1:00
    6 x 100 fr desc by 2s 2:00
    4 x 50 fr build - 6 beat K 1:00
    2 x 50 fr all out 1:00
    1:00 Break - 1700
    100 – 50 fl/50 bk 2:30
    100 – 50 bk/50 br 2:30
    100 – 50 br/50 fl 2:30
    200 ez

    It is time to quit whining about how it is not as convenient to swim here as it was back in Lynchburg. If I want to keep improving, I just have to do it. It has been 13 days since I last dove in and I felt it today. I worked more on 'feeling' the water with a good catch and accelerating my body with each pull than I did about times. I made all my intervals, but I certainly wasn't lighting up the pool with speed!
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