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  1. March 28, 2014

    by , March 28th, 2014 at 08:37 AM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    What happened to March? Geez, Spring is actually upon us, and it seems like Valentine's Day was just last week! Warmer air again this morning, thank goodness - the 38 degree temp on Wed morning was a nasty shock to the system. ATAC still off - so we've had the entire 50M pool to ourselves for 2 weeks now. They come back on Monday, and I'm looking forward/dreading that! Swam with Jenna & Gary today - Sela & Marcia slept in, I guess. Did butterfly for the first time since, basically October - with zoomers - and only for a 25, but I did do it, and I felt good, no shoulder pain at all. (Yea!)

    600 back/free
    300 pull
    "The Rob" set:
    4 x 50
    3 x 100 IM
    2 x 150
    200 IM (or IM twitch)
    1 min rest
    200 Pull
    2 x 150 IM twitch
    3 x 100
    4 x 50 kick
    (No clock so no intervals)
    100 easy
    3 x 100 w/pull buoy only
    100 easy
    3 x 100 pull w/buoy & paddles
    100 easy
    3 x 100 w/fins and paddles
    100 easy
    300 breast/free
    Total: 4500 LCM

    Trying to find a way to challenge myself w/out going to meets is really hard. I don't think there is a single meet that coincides with my free weekends until October. Been thinking about giving myself a challenge & actually doing the dumb "goal sets" with the kids on some of the Saturday practices this summer. I hate competing against Olympians, seriously. Even tho I won't be in their heat, they will see me come in at my pathetically slow time, and even tho they probably aren't actually watching me, I still feel like they are, and judging. (And they probably couldn't care less, lol!!)

    Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:29 PM by Celestial

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  2. Accupuncture Day 2 (3/26/14)

    by , March 26th, 2014 at 09:37 PM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    Had my 2nd accupuncture about 5 days ago, which I didn't really enjoy this time, because he gave me a "massage" which hurt like, well, it hurt a lot. I felt bruised until about yesterday, but swimming wise, on Monday I was fine, Tuesday was fine, today was pretty dang good, actually. So yes, I would recommend accupuncture, but I think I'm done for now. It's too bad I don't have a meet this weekend, darn it.

    500 back/free
    500 pull
    400 kick
    100 easy
    10 x 200; descending intervals
    200 easy
    300 breast/free
    500 breast/free
    2 x 50; sprint the 25, cruise to wall
    100 easy
    4700 LCM
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  3. Accupuncture, Day 1 (3/14/14)

    by , March 14th, 2014 at 04:56 PM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    So I had my very first accupuncture tx today, and I was totally amazed -- you don't feel the needles going in at ALL. We shall see if this helps the old shoulder, and other things. He told me a lot of stuff that I'm not sure I buy into, but hey, if it helps, why not?

    very few kids this AM, Spring Break officially begins this afternoon, I guess, so workout was optional.(?). Had my own lane, as Jenna & Sela weren't there either. finally got my distance back up to 5000, in part because I was in the mood, and in part because my arm was only slightly achy this morning - hurt a bit during the first 1200, but then I was fine.

    600 back/free
    600 pull, speed play by 50s
    300 kick, 75 hard, 25 easy
    100 easy
    4 x 200 pull @ 3:05. -was supposed to be 3:00, but that's where I was coming in, so . . . . .
    100 easy
    12 x 50 @ 1:00, descend 1-3
    100 easy (kids got out here)
    10 x 150, free/stroke/free
    400 warm down
    5100 LCM
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  4. Wed., March 13, 2014

    by , March 13th, 2014 at 09:35 PM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    Oddness, my shoulder doesn't hurt today. Very odd
    500 back/free
    5 x 100 pull @ 1:30
    4 x 100 kick @ 2:15
    100 easy
    5 x 300 @ 5:30 or 6:00, alt stroke/free by 50
    200 easy
    3 x 500, pull no paddles, pull w/paddles, and breast/free (cool down)
    total: 4700 LCM
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  5. Swimming "gently" 03/05/14

    by , March 5th, 2014 at 06:38 PM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    Swimming gently today, as I was really noticing my shoulder, and the set wasn't super challenging, and the other person in my lane was happy to go pokey as well.

    500 back/free
    500 pull (w/minimal effort, as I was warming up)
    5 x 100 kick @ 2:15
    100 easy
    12 x 100 @ 1:40 (told you the set wasn't super challenging)
    200 easy
    500 odds and ends with fins to preserve the shoulder
    Total 3500 LCM

    I think Terry was easy on them/us because the kids had Sr.Champs this past weekend, and this was essentially their first day back in long course in 3-1/2 weeks. PLUS, it was raining. I imagine next week he'll step it up a bit.

    I am soooo looking forward to the time change and the temperature change. I truly pity those who live up north. My son, in very northern Tennessee (1 mi south of Kentucky) had 5 inches of ICE beneath 10 inches of snow on Monday. What a nightmare. And his apartment complex didn't do anything to help dig the parking lot out, so he got together a posse and spent 7 hours digging/shoveling and picking at ice on Monday. Down here in Tallahassee, that same day, it was 71 and sunny.

    ***AND, I made an appt with an accupuncturist! That should be interesting! Hoping to "unfreeze" my shoulder sooner than Mother Nature was planning.
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  6. Monday, March 3, 2014

    by , March 3rd, 2014 at 08:31 AM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    Ahhh! Back to my old pool! And its LCM! Yipes! But it wasn't too bad, we were only out of the pool for 3 weeks, so hopefully a week of torture, and then I'll be used to it again.

    400 back/free
    400 pull
    200 kick
    6 x 200 @ 3:15 (held below 3:00 the entire time, yea me!)
    100 easy
    8 x 50 kick @ 1:10
    8 x 25 4-cycle speed play on :30
    100 easy
    300 Pull
    2 x 150 Pull
    3 x 100 Pull
    100 easy
    Total: 4000 LCM

    **Rediscovered something this morning. When I emphasize my pull properly, the T drops and the feet rise, making my stroke more efficient, thus moving me faster with no increase in effort. This was a lovely "ah ha" moment this morning & I am so excited to get back after it - but tomorrow I have an early dentist appt, and will have to miss swimming entirely! Argh.

    Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 09:39 PM by Celestial

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