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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. My First European Swim Practice

    by , June 10th, 2009 at 08:15 AM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    I'm finally back on line after moving to Nuernberg and taking two weeks away from swimming.

    12:30 to 13:30 at Röthelheimbad mit Hannah-Stockbauer-Halle (in Erlangen, Germany) (LCM) on my own.

    600 free - alternate 100 swim/50 drill

    Main Set:
    4x50 free - build on 1:00 (did :55s)
    6x100 free - descend by 2s on 2:00 (1:55, 1:55, 1:50, 1:50, 1:47, 1:48)
    4x50 free - build on 1:00 with big, six beat kick
    2x50 free all out on 2:00 (there wasn't much in the "all out" tank today)
    2x100 - 50 fl/50 bk
    2x100 - 50 bk/50 br

    2100 meters

    Got out without a warmdown because my calves cramped. I don't know what happened since I drank a liter and a half of water this morning. Wow, LC workouts are a bear. I never realized how much I was gaining (and resting) on turns! This stuff should do good things for my stroke.
    Tags: free, stroke
    Swim Workouts
  2. 5-27-09 EZ Aerobic Breast/Free

    by , May 28th, 2009 at 08:55 AM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    11:00 AM to Noon at the Downtown YMCA (SCM) coached by Jann.

    My last practice in the U.S.

    400 free - every 4th dolphin breast
    4x25 2 kicks/pull breast drill on :40

    Main Set:
    3x175 free descend on 3:30 - 3:15, 3:00, 2:45
    4x50 fast breast on 1:10 - :50, :53, :53, :52

    3x150 free descend on 3:00 - 2:50, 2:40, 2:31
    4x50 fast breast on 1:10 - :52, :55, :55, :54

    3x125 free descend on 2:30 - 2:15, 2:05, 1:50
    4x50 fast breast on 1:10 - :54, :54, :54, :54

    100 im drill
    100 easy back

    2550 meters

    I am glad I could sneak away from my last day in the office to make my last practice with my team. Breast stroke workouts are difficult in that they hammer my legs. The intervals weren't as fast as I had hoped, but I felt like my stroke was decent. I liked the long descending free intervals as a change.
    Hopefully I will find a team to start practicing with soon so that I don't miss that much time in the pool.
    I'll talk to you all from the other side of the pond.
    Tags: aerobic, breast, free
    Swim Workouts