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  1. Oh my aching knee

    by , October 30th, 2014 at 08:25 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    In an effort to do an easy recovery day I did some breaststroke today. That left knee of mine took a while to loosen up.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 breast pull w/paddles & bouy
    200 breast kick w/br fins
    200 breast pull with a flutter kick
    200 accordian drill w/snorkle
    200 breast
    500 free in 7:33
    200 free EZ

    Total 2700 yards
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  2. Wed Oct 29 2014 SCY

    by , October 29th, 2014 at 03:46 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Oct 29 2014 SCY

    Whitney Coached
    Diving well 6:30 to 8:00 dove in 10 min late
    swam with Mike Tyler & Sierra

    Warm up
    went around 500

    Main Set

    4 rounds of
    50 on 40 done 25 fr 25 fl
    100 on 1:20 done 75 fr 25 fl
    150 on 2:00 done 125 fr 25 fl
    200 on 2:40 done 175 fr 25 fl
    8 x 25 fly fast on :25
    rest 1:00 next round bk, then br
    on 4th round intervals change to
    35, 1:15, 1:55, 2:35 & 20

    200 easy

    6 x 150 on 2:00 done 50 fr 50 bk 50 fr
    desc 1 - 3 hold 4 - 6

    100 easy

    Next Meets:

    Considering:
    Nov 8 - 9, 2014 - Short Course Meters
    WMST 2014 November Classic
    Shenandoah, TX
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?MeetID=20141108WMS


    Very Likely
    Dec 6 - 7, 2014 - Short Course Meters
    Southern Masters Swimming Championship--Short Course Meters
    New Orleans, LA
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?M...20141206smscmS
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  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 10/30/2014

    by , October 29th, 2014 at 12:57 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:00 3:00
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 300 kick + 100 swim

    4 x 50 descend 1:05
    4 X 25 sprint :40 #4 on 1:40
    Two rounds, choice.

    1 X 100 cruise 2:15
    1 x 50 @ 100% 1:30
    Four rounds, choice.

    6 X 100 2:15
    odd: cruise
    even: @ 85/90%

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    3400Y
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  4. Week 109 - Wednesday

    by , October 29th, 2014 at 12:33 PM (After a long rest)
    I had a great night of sleep but was sore when I woke up this morning; particularly my shoulders.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    8x50 catchup on :45

    Main sets
    5x100 IM on 1:40
    16x50 on :50 at 200 race pace(26/27), swum to failure at which point skip a 50 and get back on it. 3 failures ends the set.
    3x200 perfect stroke on 3mins
    8x100 kick on 2mins best average

    Warm down
    8x50 drill swim on 1min

    Today was our 200 race pace day and this is always tough, but it was especially tough today. I held 26 high/27 low through #12 and missed #13 going 28. I skipped 1 and then finished out the set going 27s. This really hurt and I am still struggling with looking at failure as a success. This is still not usrpt but getting very close. The send off is a Rushall prescribes but we stopped at 16 rather than continue until multiple failures. This is a very hard set.

    When Tom told us we were doing a best average kick set my heart sank. This always always always hurts and again today was no exception. I started out holding 1:20s but in the middle slipped to 1:24s on two before getting back to a respectable 1:22 on the last two. Tom said my average was a 1:22.

    At the end I was so exhausted and my legs hurt so badly that I struggled to get dressed and even to stand. Several hours later I am still in a world of hurt. I have 2 more weeks before I back off for the SPMS meet. Cant wait!
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  5. My favorite distance set done well in hot water

    by , October 29th, 2014 at 08:15 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The water was hot today at 81.9. Still I needed to loose some weight so it was going to be a hard workout today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    15x100 free w/paddles & bouy
    #1-5@1:35 went 1:25, 1:25, 1:24, 1:23, 1:23
    #6-9@1:30 went 1:23, 1:23, 1:23, 1:23
    #10-12@1:25 went 1:19, 1:19, 1:19
    #13-14@1:20 went 1:18, 1:19
    #15@1:15 went 1:19
    500 free kick hard w/zoomers
    500 fre w/snorkle EZ

    Total 3500 yards
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  6. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 10/29/2014

    by , October 28th, 2014 at 02:10 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 150 2:30
    4 X 50 descend 1:00
    2 X 100 kick 2:30
    Two rounds

    1 X 75 build 1:15
    1 X 50 @ 100% 1:00
    2 x 100 cruise 2:00
    Four times through. All choice.

    8 x 25
    odd: build to race finish
    even: sprint 25

    1 x 500
    swim or pull

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    3600Y
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  7. Week 109 - Tuesday

    by , October 28th, 2014 at 09:33 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a good night of sleep and felt good this morning. This mornings workout was lifting followed by a 2000 yard loosen up swim.

    10 minutes on vasa swim trainer, done as 2mins hard, 30 seconds easy
    5 minutes of abs done as flutter, planks, leg extension, crunches, flutter
    3x(bench, leg extension, lunges, dips, bicep curls, pull ups) with 10,10,10 reps per round increasing weight by round

    Swim

    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :45
    10x100 swim on 1:30
    6x50 easy

    i worked the weights hard today and was able to do 10 reps at last weeks weights while doing 10,8,6. The swim felt hard and nothing was easy in the pool this morning. I did feel much better after the loosen up swim.
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  8. What possessed me to work hard

    by , October 28th, 2014 at 08:18 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Tried to stay away from my paddles this time and what did I do?.....Fly. The set I did is not as good short course as long course.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@4:00 fly w/zoomers as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim went 3:35, 3:37, 3:21, 3:22, 3:13 all over the place on this one
    500 free kick w/zoomers fast
    3x100@1:45 free w/snorkle holding 1:35's
    200 free EZ

    total 3000 yards
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  9. Friday-Monday, Oct. 24-27

    by , October 27th, 2014 at 04:42 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Friday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 SDK @ 100 pace to 15 m then cruise @ :45
    100 EZ

    4 x (8 x 25 w/fins @ 100 pace @ :40 + 100 EZ)
    -- back/breast/free/dolpin kick
    -- took very few swim strokes
    100 EZ

    5 rounds:
    1 x 50 swim w/fins @ 100 pace @ :50 (free/free/breast/back)
    1 x 25 AFAP kick
    1 x 75 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 3350


    Weekend:

    Was shearing back some perennials and that did not appear to agree with my shoulder ... Then had a whacking bad night of insomnia and didn't have the energy to do anything on Sunday.


    Monday: SwimSCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    3 x 50 single fly @ 1:00 + 50 EZ
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    8 x 25 @ 100 pace to 15 m and then cruise @ :45
    150 EZ

    -- did free on a couple of these and it hurt a bit so had to kick the whole workout

    2 x mini kick mountain w/fins (flutter, backstroke kick)
    1 x 50 @ :45
    1 x 100 @ 1:30
    1 x 150 @ 2:14
    1 x 200 @ 3:00
    1 x 150 @ 2:15
    1 x 100 @ 1:3
    1 x 50 @ :45
    100 EZ

    20 x 25 dolphin kick @ 100 pace @ :35
    -- 12 flat -mid
    200 EZ

    Total: 3950


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I was a bit grumpy about the wasted weekend today and a bit grumpy about the shoulder. I guess rotator cuff tears take longer to heal than labral tears. The one I had a few years ago healed much more quickly.

    Here are the Sprint Classic results if anyone is interested:
    http://www.swimphone.com/mobile/meet....cfm?smid=5772
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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 10/28/2014

    by , October 27th, 2014 at 02:01 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:00 3:00
    1 X 150 2:30 2:15
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    10 X 50 choice 1:15
    #3-6-9 are fast #10 is easy

    4 X 250 3:45
    Negative split each swim

    4 X 50
    From the blocks--sprint 25 and turn, easy return

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    3500Y
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  11. Week 109 - Monday

    by , October 27th, 2014 at 09:32 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a relaxing evening after the swim meet and watched a Netflix period mini series called Reign about Mary Queen of Scots. Sort of like the series The Tudors but without the beheadings and scantily dressed young ladies. It was pretty mindless tv to be honest. I had a decent nights sleep.

    I felt pretty crappy in the pool today. This was an aerobic recovery workout which should have felt great but unfortunately I had aches and pains today.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    8x50 catchup on :45

    main sets
    6x(300 swim with paddles on 4mins, 100 kick on 1:50)
    12x50 drill swim IM order on 1min
    12x25 underwater with fins on :45
    4x50 free on :40

    warm down
    100 easy

    on the 3rd round of the main set I felt my left hand paddle crack. I would like to say it was where I was pulling so hard but I don't think that was it. The paddle held together(just) but kept pinching my wrist as it flapped around. It cracked in a weird spot; bottom middle, where my arm covers the bottom of the paddle. I was holding 3:09-3:10s on the 300s and 1:25s on the kick. My legs felt tired today.
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  12. Took the weekend off

    by , October 27th, 2014 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Feeling stronger having taken some time for my body to recover. I probably need more of this but will have to see if I can manage.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate
    5x100@1:45 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles went 1:30, 1:29, 1:27, 1:27, 1:27
    500 free drills w/snorkle
    500 free kick w/zoomers fast
    4x100@1:45 free went 1:31, 1:28, 1:27, 1:27
    200 free EZ

    Total 3100 yards
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  13. Workout 10/25/14: morning

    by , October 25th, 2014 at 04:27 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    My day off yesterday consisted of my driving an hour north to cover the pharmacy at a sister store for 12 hours, but it is a relatively quiet store so a good change from my nromal hectic pace. Masters today:

    200 swim/200 kick/200 skull-swim/200 IM drill
    4 x 25 build

    Broken Mile:
    3 x 100 on 1:25
    4 x 150 on 2:10
    3 x 200 on 2:50
    3 x 50 on :50

    50 eazy on 1:00, 50 fast (did back - :33)
    200 loosen and out
    (Masters/Rec/2850 yds/65 min)
    --------------------------------

    Good practice today with the crew; the sun is shining after a week of cold rainy days. After practice I went to a meeting with the exchange program, had soup for lunch at a local bakery, now relaxing for the night. Tomorrow morning before church I will help my brother with registration at the annual cyclocross race in town, then off to see my grandmother who fell and had to have her hip repaired. 93 and going strong!
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  14. Week 108 - Saturday

    by , October 25th, 2014 at 01:49 PM (After a long rest)
    I finally had a good nights sleep last night and felt decent this morning. I decided last night I was going to wake up 10 minutes early this morning and eat a little more than normal with the hope of having more energy. I had a big bowl of oatmeal and felt pretty full as I left the house but this feeling went away before I made it to the pool. The extra food and energy helped today. I was anticipating our race pace 100s at 500 pace but Tom decided to switch it up. At first I thought it was going to be a recovery workout but alas it most certainly was not.

    Warm up
    12x 2 turn 50s on 1min with snorkel

    main sets
    5x(1x25 free on 1min, 2x50 free on 1min, 3x100 free on 1min)
    125 easy
    12x50 drill swim on 1min

    warm down
    200 easy

    The main set was a beast. The 25s and 50s became recovery from the 100s which were touch and turn and as the set went on it became harder and harder to even get close to the time. On each round I tended to follow the same pattern. The first 100 I was coming in at 57/58, the second right at 1min and then the last one I fell further and further off as the set went on. Through 3 rounds my last 100 tended to be around 1:02 but the last two I was 1:04 and 1:05. I don't know what to make from this set. I think I am in good shape but today and yesterday my pace seemed to suffer pretty badly as I went further. Maybe it's just a tough set but I had hoped to not die as badly as I did. The rest of this workout was swum as loose easy recovery.

    after swimming I did 10mins on the vasa trainer and 10mins of abs then headed to yoga. Yoga was interesting today. We focused on wrists, elbows and shoulders and did some really interesting holds and stretches. I was very sore in places I don't think I have been in before.

    Tomorrow ow is my kids meet and I am only swimming the 100 fly.

    Updated October 25th, 2014 at 02:11 PM by StewartACarroll

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  15. Week 108 - Friday

    by , October 24th, 2014 at 02:55 PM (After a long rest)
    I had a better night of sleep last night but still felt rough when I woke up for practice this morning. I think the insomnia on Wednesday night combined with a tough weight and dryland workout finally caught up with me.

    Todays workout was a mix of endurance and race pace swimming. I was whooped at the end.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :45

    Main sets
    6x(200 on 2:10, 2x50 back at 90% on 1min, 50 easy on 1min)
    100 easy
    12x25 underwater on :40
    12x25 100 race pace(12) on :40

    Warm down
    200 easy

    I felt terrible on the 200s but unintentionally descended(as I usually do on sets like this) from 2:03 to 2mins. The 50s back I was holding 32s. On the under water work I was trying to relax but found these hard today. The race pace 25s I was holding 12s. Once again I was really tired when I was done today and I am really looking forward to an early night of sleep tonight.

    I am swimming 100scy butterfly this weekend at a kids meet. My daughter is also swimming and its her first attempt at a number of events. Her lineup is a little more challenging than mine and she is swimming 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 400 IM and 1000Free.
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  16. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 10/27/2014

    by , October 24th, 2014 at 02:24 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 150 2:30 2:15
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    4 X 5 --descend-- 1:00 1:00
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    4 X 50 1:00
    4 X 25--sprint-- :40 #4 on 1:20
    Three rounds, choice.
    50's: odd: easy even: fast

    8 X 50 kick 1:10
    1 X 100 swim

    2 X 200 broken 7:00
    Choice. Broken :10 @ 100

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    3600Y
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  17. Needed an easy day today

    by , October 24th, 2014 at 09:11 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Needed to recover so even though it was long course I stayed in the lap swim lane.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:35's
    500 free kick w/zoomers hard
    200 free ez

    Total 2700 meters
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  18. Wed-Thurs, Oct. 22-23

    by , October 23rd, 2014 at 06:01 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Wednesday: Drylands:

    rehab ex
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    tricep press, 50 x 4 x 12
    back squat, 60 x 4 x 6
    seated row, 70 x 4 x 6
    V ups, 3 x 10
    explosive leg extensions, 105 x 3 x 15
    hip abductors, 100 x 4 x 6
    leg curls, 90 x 3 x 8
    good mornings, 85 x 4 x 5


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I got a massage after this workout. I'm 6 massages behind at Massage Envy. I have been completely neglecting my body work!




    Thursday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    500 various
    100 scull
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    50 EZ

    Main sets:

    8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise
    100 EZ

    5 x (25 AFAP shooter, no fins, + 75 EZ)
    2 back shooters from a push, 12 low
    3 belly shooters from the blocks, 11 low, 11 mid, 12 flat (google problem)
    -- the belly shooters were faster than the other day

    200 EZ

    7 x (25 AFAP w/fins + 75 EZ)
    breast = 12s
    flutter kick, 10 flats
    dolphin kick, 10 flat
    free, 10 flat

    200 EZ

    Total: 2650


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Just had time for a quicker short speed focused workout today. I tried one fast 25 free at the end. Verdict: shoulder still not ready for prime time. I think 50 free is probably my most shoulder torquing event with my straight arm style. So I think I will be giving 50 free a pass in December too. The forward starts didn't bother my shoulder at all, happily.
  19. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 10/24/2014

    by , October 23rd, 2014 at 12:52 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 250 4:00 3:45
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 interval left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    3 x 100 kick 2:15
    1 x 100 swim

    1 X 100 cruise 2:00 2:00
    2 x 50 fast 1:00 1:15
    Four rounds. Rounds 1&2 free intervals left. Rounds 3&4 stroke, intervals right.

    8 X 100 choice 2:00
    odd: easy
    even: 85/90%

    8 x 25
    odd: build to race finish
    even: blocks/sprint 25

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    3700Y
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  20. Week 108 - Thursday

    by , October 23rd, 2014 at 11:11 AM (After a long rest)
    I had an awful night of sleep or lack of sleep last night. My insomnia struck at 12:45 and my brain started working and that was it for the night. This morning I was severely dragging my butt but I did make it to the pool/weight room and I did try. Today was not a good day.

    10 minutes on vasa swim trainer, done as 2mins hard, 30 seconds easy
    5 minutes of abs done as flutter, planks, leg extension, crunches, flutter
    3x(bench, leg extension, lunges, dips, bicep curls, pull ups) with 10,8,6 reps per round

    Swim

    10x100 free with snorkel on1:30
    3x200 pull on 2:30

    My neck is still pretty tight to make matters worse.
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