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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That looks like a cool meet. We need more options for a season-ending SCM meet. There's no way I'll make the trip out this year, but I'll certainly keep it in mind for the future.
    I'm sure you have plenty of SCM meets in your neck of the woods! The smack down is a cool concept, though the Boston meet has the advantage of being bigger and providing more rest.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    That looks like a cool meet. We need more options for a season-ending SCM meet. There's no way I'll make the trip out this year, but I'll certainly keep it in mind for the future.
  3. GregJS's Avatar
    Looks like a nice, smooth recovery - good form. Nice goggles, too.
  4. __steve__'s Avatar
    Nice!
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Tell Abby I said congrats!! Can't wait to hear how the rest of her meet goes!
    Thanks Nikki. She had a great day. She dropped time in everything she swam today(200 back, 200 IM, 100 free and 50 back) and should have a shot at a couple more A times tomorrow. She is grinning from ear to ear as I write this.
  6. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Tell Abby I said congrats!! Can't wait to hear how the rest of her meet goes!
  7. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    That is a scapular strengthening exercise. The straight arm nature of it doesn't hurt your shoulders. 75 = weight, 3 = number of sets, 25 = number of reps.
    'sounds interesting. Can you post a pic or a link? I'm having trouble visualizing it.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Tom sounds like a monster! That set of 50s is crazy hard. How crowded is your pool?
    When we worked out my season plan a couple of months ago I suggested backing off yardage, doing more weights and race pace work, with some recovery swims mixed in each week. I read a lot on the subject of race pace training and it makes a lot of sense to me to do sets that are less yardage but are done at the pace you want to swim in a meet scenario. I did not think it was going to be a walk in the park but I honestly did not realize just how hard it was going to be.

    Tom is really good about working with me on my goals and listening to my thoughts and ideas for training, but after we agree on the big picture he is definitely the coach and some of his workouts are pretty tough. The 16x50s at 200 pace are hard but the 16x100s at 500 pace we do on Saturdays is even harder.

    I am spoilt when it comes to pool time, pool and weight room access and numbers of swimmers per lane. Generally there are 2-3 people per lane in the slower lanes, but in the group I swim with, we each have a lane to ourselves. I have offered to share my lane but seldom do I find anyone who wants to share with me; at times I feel like that guy who smells and people avoid(I think its my workouts). In the slower lanes folks like to talk and socialize so these lanes tend to be more popular. As the speed of the lanes picks up it thins out pretty quickly. We typically have access to about 22 scy lanes. Its a really awesome facility.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    What is this? Some kind of shoulder exercise? What does 75x3x25 mean? Something like three circuits each with 75 reps using 25-pound weights???
    That is a scapular strengthening exercise. The straight arm nature of it doesn't hurt your shoulders. 75 = weight, 3 = number of sets, 25 = number of reps.
  10. Karl_S's Avatar
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    What is this? Some kind of shoulder exercise? What does 75x3x25 mean? Something like three circuits each with 75 reps using 25-pound weights???
  11. Water Rat's Avatar
    Tom sounds like a monster! That set of 50s is crazy hard. How crowded is your pool?
  12. flystorms's Avatar
    That's so much fun that you can enjoy the same meet as your daughter. You two will look back on these special times years from now and have some great memories both at the meet and on the in-between times.
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