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Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder

Just keeping it real . . . .

  1. Monday, Nov 25, 2013

    by , November 26th, 2013 at 03:59 PM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    OMG - hard workout & I must say, good effort by me!!

    500 back/free
    4 x 300 P on 4:00 (fastest was just a 3:40ish - still warming up)
    4 x 100 K on 2:00
    10 x 50 non-free on :50
    100 easy

    Four times through:
    100 @ 1:20 (held 11's & 12's - woo hoo, go me!)
    2 x 50 breast on :50
    4 x 25 (drill, 2 x 4-cycle, sprint) on :30

    200 easy
    2 x 300 drill/swim by 50's; breast
    300 free (working turns)
    300 free cooldown

    95% of the way done with my GTD. Too bad I had to lower my goal (or re-set my priorities?) One day I'm gonna make that 1,000,000 meters!
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  2. Thurs, Nov 21, 2013

    by , November 21st, 2013 at 10:09 AM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Only weights today. Going to have a late night at the CAPN meeting, so decided to wake up a bit later, 0600, instead of 0445 - but of course, I woke when my son got home from work around 1:30, then again at 3:30, again at 4:35, and then finally at 5:50. Geez. Can't sleep even when I schedule it!!
    Anyway, 45 mins of various weights - happy to have my chest press becoming easier at my current 60lbs, goal is 70lbs, then I hope to maintain this until I'm old and gray(er). Also rear delt is much easier - currently at 65lbs, plan on getting that one up to at least 70, if not 85lbs, and then maintaining.
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  3. Wed, Nov 20, 2013

    by , November 20th, 2013 at 08:25 AM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Missed the first 150 of warm up

    400 back/free
    400 pull
    200 breast kick
    10 x 50 stroke/free (breast/free) on :50
    100 easy
    2 x 400 w/:20 rest between each of these & the following
    2 x 300
    2 x 200
    2 x 100
    That was a HARD set! My triceps were almost burning
    100 easy
    150 to make up for the 150 I missed in warm-up
    300 kick
    400 breast - OMG I was breathing hard after this
    100 cool down

    Total: 4600 SCY

    I've decided the best thing about weights is the two weeks you take off when you taper. The rest of the time you're just always tired.
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  4. Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013

    by , November 19th, 2013 at 01:09 PM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Boy, the year is slipping away! Can't believe it's already mid November, with the holidays approaching. Been super busy at work, plus in the doldrums last week - one of my oldest kids friends from HS killed himself - with a new baby and young wife - he had been suffering from depression for quite a while, and apparently had a tumor on the pituitary, but it is just so sad and senseless. Did my swimming, but my heart just wasn't in it - my son, who was his friend, has what I thought was even MORE serious depression, so this hits home rather hard. Eric vehemently states he has no plans to hurt himself, but I'm sure his friend said the same thing. Life can be so hard, sometimes.

    Anyway, sort of back in the swing of things this morning, went back to the gym & then to the pool, swam solo. Air temp dropped 25 degrees from yesterday's balmy, but humid 71 (at 5:30am) so it was a bit chilly on the pool deck!

    1000-800-600-400-200

    1000 - 100 free, 25 back/25 breast
    800 - 2 x 400 pull
    600 - 4 x 150; 50 free, 50 kick, 50 free (wore zoomers)
    400 - straight swim
    200 breast/free by 50's

    Total: 3000
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  5. Monday, Nov 11, 2013

    by , November 11th, 2013 at 09:55 AM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Spent too much time talking on the wall after ATAC got out


    800 back/free
    400-300-200-100 Pull DeMont Set on 1:20 base - did really well on first 700, then my speed backed off, despite the fact that I was working harder - this 'splains things on my 400m at the Rowdy Gaines meet.
    100 easy
    6 x 100 K on 2:00
    100 easy
    12 x 50 @ :45
    4 x 4-cycle speed play @ :30
    200 easy
    2 x 300 Pull w/snorkel (no paddles)
    2 x 300 Pull w/paddles
    300 breast/free cooldown

    ps: down 3lbs - woo hoo!
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  6. Friday - Nov 1, 2013

    by , November 1st, 2013 at 09:08 AM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Arms so achy from weights today. They were achy yesterday too - can hardly wait to get started on my mortering tomorrow (jk)



    500 back/free

    3 x 200 P on 2:45

    4 x 100 K on 2:00

    4 x 100 stroke free on 1:40

    100 easy

    16 x 50 @ :50 descend in groups of 4 - wore paddles on last 8 - it's amazing how much faster I go, and how much more I can feel myself pulling with those on (and no pullbuoy)

    100 easy

    4 x 4cycles on :30

    200 breast

    300 Pull

    300 breast

    300 kick

    300 breast/free

    Total: 4300
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