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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. Friday SCM Workout

    by , September 20th, 2013 at 01:15 PM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    Downtown YMCA, SCM (shallow) With Lunch-Time Masters

    Warm Up
    300 free
    200 IM drill

    Main Set
    2 x Through
    2 x 100 back on 2:00 (laughable for me - it took me 2:15 to finish the first)
    3 x 50 fly (left down/right back) on 1:10 (~1:00)
    3 x 50 free on 1:10 (~0:50)

    50 easy

    2 x Through
    2 x 175 fast on 3:15 (~2:45)
    2 x 50 breast with 3s glide on 1:15 (~0:55 to 1:00)
    100 IM on 2:10 (~2:00)

    Cool Down
    100 easy

    I think our coach may have been sleep deprived when he wrote this workout (his wife had their first baby last night. Anyway, anyone who knows me, knows that backstroke is my achilles heel. I have a terrible kick and my backstroke definitely suffers for it. Oh well. It WILL get better.
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  2. It's Been Over Four Years

    by , September 16th, 2013 at 01:06 PM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    I haven't looked at this blog in a LONG time. And even though I got back in the water in January, I'm just now feeling motivated enough to start posting to it again. So, without further adieu:

    SCY with Lunch-Time Masters at Jamerson YMCA

    Warm Up
    300 free
    200 IM drill
    100 anything

    Main Set
    2 x through:
    5 x 50 fr pull @ 1:00
    50 fr build @ 1:45
    250 fr - every 4th 25 all out @ 4:45

    50 easy

    2 x through:
    4 x 75 fr fast @ 1:20
    2 x 50 fr @ 1:20
    2 x 75 fr (25 left/25 right/25 swim)

    Cool Down

    The first half of the workout went pretty well. The 250s hurt a bit, especially that first 25 after the all-out 25s. Plus, I probably held back just a bit on the all-out part.
    The 75s fast started off pretty poorly since I was still tired from the 250s and I finished them in ~ 1:10. The second time around, they felt much better and I finished them in ~ 1:00. The one-armed swims are starting to help my significantly weaker left side. My stroke is starting to feel a bit more balanced.
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