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Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder

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  1. 12/24/13

    by , December 24th, 2013 at 11:55 PM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Spent a lot of time vacillating on whether or not to go to the pool w/the team this AM, or to go do weights & then go do a leisurely swim on my own. Original plan was to swim at lunch with my old buddies, but the city nixed that idea by making the pool only available during ATAC practice time (7:30-10:00am). Ended up going to practice for the first 90 minutes then over to the gym - was so bloomin' tired (2nd day of LCM in ~ 4 months) I had to skip a couple of stations - my right shoulder has been achy for months, and I didn't want to make things worse. Thought I would feel worse in the water today than I did - a tribute to my "amazing" base, I suppose (hahaha!)

    600 back/free
    3 x 200 Pull - 30 sec rest btwn each
    6 x 100 stroke/free @ 2:00 (niiice!)
    6 x 100 K @ 2:15
    100 easy
    300 pull @ 5:00 (got :40 rest)
    100 quality kick @ 2:15
    3 x 100 back/free @ 1:45
    100 quality kick @ 2:15
    2 x 50 "fly" @ 1:00
    2:00 rest
    300 pull @ 5:00 (got :40 rest)
    100 quality kick @ 2:15
    3 x 100 back/free @ 1:45
    100 quality kick @ 2:15
    2 x 50 "fly" @ 1:00
    200 easy
    Total: 4400 LCM (for me - kids had another 45 min worth of torture awaiting them)

    Then home to bake bake bake - got three pies done, two kinds of sweet potatoes & the Christmas Eve Lasagne all done, all by myself, not to mention various errands & tasks around the house & last minute gift wrapping. I'm pooped. There's no rest for the weary, I'm afraid - just because tomorrows Christmas doesn't mean I'll get a break - if mom doesn't do it, it won't get done.
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  2. Monday, 12/23/13

    by , December 24th, 2013 at 11:41 PM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Lots of body aches today, especially from the waist down, for some reason
    first day back at LCM, and I suspect I will pay for this tomorrow - and every day for the next 2 weeks while I get used to it again!

    800 back/free
    700 Pull, speed play by 100s, breathing every 3 or 5
    600 reverse IM, drill/swim/drill
    500 Pull, speed play by 50s

    400 reverse IM
    300 pull, speed play by 50s
    200 reverse IM
    100 choice

    100 EZ
    8 x 200 @ 3:00 & 3:10 for last 4
    100EZ
    10 x 100 @ 1:40 & then a warm down
    My arm is still sore from painting the porch on Saturday & I have to put the final coat of paint on today before the cold front comes in.... Joy.
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  3. Dec 19, 2013

    by , December 20th, 2013 at 10:48 PM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Tired tired, achy shoulders, blame it on the weights, and workouts have been a challenge.

    Biorhythms theoretically maxing out in physical & emotional, and I do feel pretty happy, but I've been pushing myself in so many areas, that it's hard to tell if I'm on the up physically or not! The fact that I can do weights 3 x a week, and pull off 5000 SCY on a regular basis, and even did 6200 on Wed, must say something. (That I'm an idiot, most likely)

    This morning was tough, and I'm trying to work hard enough on the main sets that's I'm nearly sick.

    500 back/free
    300-200-100 pull w/10 sec rest btwn ea distance
    250 kick
    9 x 100 @ 1:20; 6 beat kick on last 50 of the last 3 100's
    100 EZ
    9 x 100 @ 1:20; 6 beat kick on last 50 of 3, 6, 9, descend 1-3, 4-6, 7-9
    200 EZ
    4 x 125 pull @ 1:50
    3 x 300 breast/free
    250 kick
    150 EZ
    Total: 5200

    Gonna take tomorrow off from the pool, got weights, then painting my porch, and lots of wrapping of packages in pretty paper - so that will be workout enough.
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