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  1. Workout 12/26/12:

    by , December 26th, 2012 at 02:53 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Time to start working off some of the cookies/dinner/desserts that have filled my plate over the past few days:

    w/u: 200 FR/200 BK

    4 x (with snorkel and agility paddles)
    - 50 kick on 1:00
    - 100 swim on 1:30

    2 x 100 Back on 1:30 with agility paddles

    Then, since the pool cleared out and I had the time, I tackled a 1000 fly that I worked my way into from the Butterfly Lane. I have not done more than a 200 fly continuous in practice (or meet), so I signed up for this challenge, although I think I fell a tad short. I did:
    - 500 fly (8:03),
    - guzzled some water and stretched out until the next top and
    - 500 fly (7:59)
    (I did mostly DPS fly, with a lap or two of take a stroke and dolphin kick to the other end)

    100 ez free with snorkel and agility paddles and out
    (Solo/Rec/2400 yds/45 min)
    -------------------------------------

    The pool is back to regular temp (~85), and I was surprised at the lack of swimmers. Folks might still be traveling. I am proud to have swam that much fly all at once, next year I'll try to do a full 1000 without stopping if I lose my mind and think about doing it again. At least I can officially join the butternut crowd.

    I had to make some alterations to my blog (remove my background photo from Peaks to Portland and change text color settings) with the new changes. I tried to reload my page, but it didn't help. Probably keep playing with settings to try to make the photo background work. I also had to change the settings for text entry as I was unable to comment with my phone. Went to the advanced (instead of cadilac) editor and now I can continue to chime in on conversations.

    Updated December 26th, 2012 at 03:10 PM by rxleakem

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  2. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -12/27/20122

    by , December 26th, 2012 at 01:48 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    We will start out in the LC pool for warmup then move to SC.

    LCM:
    WARM UP:
    1 X 250 4:30 4:15
    1 X 150 2:45 2:30
    1 X 100 kick 2:30 2:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    SCY

    1 X 100 kick 2:20
    8 X 25 sprint kick :40
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 75 moderate 1:15
    1 X 50 fast 1:00
    4 X 25 sprint :30 #4 on 1:30
    Four rounds, choice.

    6 X 150 free 2:15
    1-3: negative split
    4-6: swim last 50 fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    3900 Y/M
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  3. Wed Dec 26th, 2012

    by , December 26th, 2012 at 10:11 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Dec 26th, 2012

    Whoa, check out the new look of our forum & blogs,
    guess it's been a while since I posted.

    Just renewed My 2013 USMS membership
    http://www.usms.org/reg/
    http://www.usms.org/reg/content/benefits

    Don't have a team? Consider registering with Longhorn Masters / TXLA
    especially if you ever swam for Longhorn, UT or are coming to the 2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships in Austin 1st weekend in April

    Swam: Thu Dec 20, Fri Dec 21 & Sun Dec 23
    Did not swim: Sat, Mon & Tue (we had no practice Mon & Tue)
    haven't lifted weights in 4 weeks & it's time to begin again


    Ed Coates coached
    6:30 - 8:00 dove around 6:40
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool north end (no blocks)
    Swam with Mike & Keith
    beside David Alley, Jeff, Larry & Robert Killeen


    Warm up
    went around 300

    Main Set

    Assigned: 12 x 150 done 100 IM 50 stroke on 2:15 desc 1 - 3
    Did: 100's flutter kick with a board desc 1 - 3

    Assigned: 800 K with fins
    Did: 4 x (100k, 50 skip, 50 strong) went 34 - 6 on my strong kick

    Assigned: 12 x 75 on 1:15 done 50 IM 25 stroke fast
    Did: 50 drill 25 K fast

    300 FR swim do as few breaths as possible
    took 0 on 1st length, 2 on lengths 2 - 11, 1 on length 12, 21 total


    Next Meet:

    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX

    Updated December 26th, 2012 at 10:47 AM by ande

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  4. 12.26.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , December 26th, 2012 at 09:07 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Kent, Dave, Dave and Brian. Did a big fly workout today. It's been a while since we did this last. Gets easier every time but still hurts.

    SCY

    750 Warm up

    2 Rounds of:
    * 25 Fly - :30
    * 25 Free - :30
    * 50 Fly/50 Free - 1:30
    * 400 IM - 6:00
    * 50 Easy
    * 200 IM - 3:30 (125 Fly/25 Bk/25 Br/25 Fr)
    * 300 IM - 5:30 (150 Fly/50 Bk/50 Br/50 Fr)
    * 175 Fly - 3:00
    * 175 Free - 2:30
    * 50 Easy
    * 10 x 50 Free - :45
    * 200 Easy fly

    12 x 25 - :40
    * 1-4 Underwater SDK w/ fins
    * 5-6 Easy
    * 7 Hard Underwater SDK w/ fins
    * 8 Easy
    * 9 Underwater SDK w/o fins
    * 10 Easy
    * 11-12 8 SDKs, easy backstroke

    150 Cool down

    (5600 Total)
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  5. Week 12 - cancelled practice

    by , December 26th, 2012 at 08:26 AM (After a long rest)
    Due to overnight snow in Dallas and cold over night temps practice was cancelled today. It's a shame because I was looking forward to a swim after a good Christmas yesterday. I don't believe the pool is open for public swimming later today either, but will try to get in for a stretch if it is.
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  6. Christmas Eve Swim

    Had a nice swim....

    600 w/u
    Main set

    x2

    3 x 100 (50 sw/50K)
    3 x 100
    200
    400

    (:15-:20RI)

    After that....

    200 easy
    12 x 50

    200 cd

    4100 total

    it was a good swim, pool wasn't too busy. Had only one lane mate and she was pretty fast but not obnoxious.

    It was nice to get back into the water after taking a week off. At times I felt like i was swimming backwards.... Looking forward to getting some more yards in before the new years.
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  7. Mon, Dec. 24, 2012 11:00-12:00 noon at the YMCA

    by , December 24th, 2012 at 05:23 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Work had me up early this morning...got in a few hours, and fixed a trouble spot on the line that I'd been fighting for a while, so that is good. I got done in time to get over to the Y for the final swim available before closure for the Christmas holiday.

    I'm only swimming to keep my body "swimming" since I have a meet coming up in 5 more days from now down in Oregon. Otherwise I'd just take off the vacation time like the rest of the club team. But then I'd be bored at home as well...


    Warmup:
    400 Free
    300 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull
    100 Free
    (1000/1000)

    18 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board
    • 8 @ 1:00
    • 6 @ :55
    • 4 @ :50
    • 0 @ :45 (was supposed to be 2, but I wasn't going to make them)
    100 EZ Free
    (1000/2000)

    Main Set: Idea from KNelson's workout a few days back:

    400 Free Pull @ 4:50 (went 4:35)
    300 Free Pull @ 3:40 (went 3:28)
    300 Free Pull @ 3:30 (went 3:30)
    I bagged it here, (3 x 200, and 4 x 100 left) since my muscles were hurting. I don't think I would've made the remaining tough intervals, and that's what I was going for.
    (1000/3000)

    10 x 25 Swim w/ fins @ :35
    • Odds Free/Evens Fly
    • 8 SDKs on each, which passed the midpoint line in the pool
    (250/3250)

    250 EZ

    ---------------------------
    3500 Yards
  8. 12.24.12 - Monday afternoon workout

    by , December 24th, 2012 at 04:43 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Took my son to the pool today. Mostly splashed around a little but I managed to get a few laps in:

    SCY

    200 Warm up
    200 various stuff (SDKs w/ and w/o fins. No intervals)
    400 IM Moderate pace - Too tired to do anything hard.
    200 IM Kick
    200 Cool down

    (1200 total)
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  9. Monday, Dec. 24

    by , December 24th, 2012 at 01:50 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCM w/Teen Fort:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    8 x 25 scull various @ :15 RI
    150 torque drill w/paddles

    Main sets:

    10 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    -- 5 fast hands breast, 5 dolphin on belly
    50 EZ

    4 x 50 w/parachute @ 1:45
    50 EZ

    4 x 100 DPS free w/paddles @ 2:00
    50 EZ

    4 x 25 kick w/board & parachute @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    Total: 2150


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hadn't really intended on swimming today, but Teen Fort wanted company at the gym pool. So I got in this mini speed/power workout while trying to preach the virtues of dolphin kicking with fins to Teen Fort. She doesn't seem to believe me! haha

    Merry Christmas everyone!
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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -12/26/20122

    by , December 24th, 2012 at 12:21 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:30 3:30
    4 X 100 2:00 1:45
    Two rounds, round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    7 X 250 free 4:10
    1-3: cruise
    4-6: 150 cruise/100 fast
    #7: best effort

    8 X 50 kick 1:15

    1 X 200 IM 4:00
    1 X 100 IM 2:00
    1 X 50 stroke 1:30
    Three rounds.
    50's: round 1 fly, 2 back, 3 breast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4600M
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  11. Monday 12/24/12

    Monday 12/24

    AM only Crossfit

    "The Nightmare before Christmas"

    The following is done just like the "12 Days of Christmas" song, start at 1, then do 1 and 2, then 1 and 2 and 3, etc.

    For time:

    1 knees to bar
    2 tire jumps
    3 clean + squat (75 lbs)
    4 clean + press (75 lbs)
    5 dips
    6 goblet squats (45 lb kettle bell)
    7 flutter kicks (on each leg)
    8 kettle bell swings (45 lb bell)
    9 hand stand push-ups
    10 heel clicks (think Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz)
    11 pull-ups
    12 dumbbell clean + press (25 lb dumbbell 1 arm at a time)

    Results: 39:59
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  12. Monday, December 24, 2012

    by , December 24th, 2012 at 10:37 AM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@Catalina Isle Community HOA Pool (1 Length/12.5 yards)
    Air temp of 60, pool at 77, 100% water clarity.
    Cloudy skies with humidity at 65%

    Warm Up
    200 yds FR

    *Set 1*
    1x1000 FR, each 4th 25 Strong

    *Set 2*
    4(125 Kick RI 125 Swim, desc by 25 each 125) FR
    100 EZ
    4(125 Kick RI 125 Swim, desc by 25 each 125) BR
    100 EZ
    4(125 Kick RI 125 Swim, desc by 25 each 125) FLY
    100 EZ

    *Set 3*
    4(125 Scull RI 125 FR Swim, desc by 25 each 125) w/Snorkel
    100 EZ

    *Set 4*
    3(4x25 Sprint on :40 sec rest) 1:00 rest at 4, 8
    1 round each, Fly, BR, FR

    200 FR warm down

    Comments
    The Fort Myers Aquatic Center (SCY) will be open 12/26-27, and on 12/28 to 1/4/13 FGCU is open at various hours for LCM. Seasons Greetings to all!
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  13. Week 12 - 12 days of Christmas set

    by , December 24th, 2012 at 09:38 AM (After a long rest)
    So today was a fun day. We did a derivative of the 12 days of christmas(no not the 9100 yd set from yester year but a shorter more fun set).

    1 x 50 free
    2 x 25 back
    3 x 25 no breathers
    4 x squats
    5 x starts
    6 x 12.5 all out
    7 x 2 handed breast turns
    8 x 25 breast
    9 x flip turns
    10 x 25 kick free
    11 x sdk off the bottom of the pool
    12 x 25 fly

    This was done like the song, 1, 1 2, 1 2 3, ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    Everyone else stopped after an hour and 1.15 but I kept going and finished in about 1 1/2 hrs. Not a long yardage set but a lot of in and out of the pool and wasted time heading back to the center of the pool for the breast turns. Despite all this I really enjoyed the set. We swam length wise between the blocks and bulkhead today which meant getting in and out was a big effort. It's always fun to see the younger guys struggling.
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  14. 12.24.12 - Monday workout

    by , December 24th, 2012 at 09:10 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Ray and Aundrey. Hurting bad today. Fly was completely unappealing. I tried some IM but mostly stuck w/ free.

    SCY

    300 Warm up

    4 x 125 - 1:45 (did 1:25-1:30)
    50 Easy
    4 x 125 - 2:00 (did 1:24-1:28)
    50 Easy

    5 x 100 IM - 1:30 (did 1:20-1:25)
    50 Easy
    5 x 100 Free - 1:45 (1:08s, 1:04 on last one)
    50 Easy

    6 x 75 Pull - 1:00 (:47-:48)
    50 Easy
    6 x 75 Free - 1:30 (??)
    50 Easy

    7 x 50 - :45 (:35s)
    50 Easy
    7 x 50 - 1:00 (underwater sdk down, easy back)
    50 Easy

    4 x 25 Free - :20 (1st 25 no breath)
    4 x 25 Fly - :30 (1st 25 no breath <- ouch!)
    4 x 25 Bk - :40 (1st 25 no breath <- couldn't do this but I made the 3rd one on breath)
    4 x 25 Br - :50 (1st 25 no breath)

    300 Backstroke pull

    200 Cool down

    (5200 total)
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  15. Sun, Dec. 23, 2012 1:05-2:15pm at the YMCA

    by , December 23rd, 2012 at 07:06 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Main Set for today was taken from the insane workouts for the animal lane written by PWB. I took one of the "easy ones", though it wasn't truly that easy. I would've gone for more, but it was insane avoiding non-swimmers and noodlers in the lanes today.
    I just got my side of the lane and tried to ignore the rotation of people trying to get in and out of lanes (including mine). No one tried to stop me luckily during my longer swims, but I would do a type of OW sighting to look to see who was coming into my lane, and what plans they had. For the most part, people avoided my half of the lane, though at one time there were two people sharing the other half of my lane. I would've gladly circle swam, but they wouldn't have enjoyed it much...even my kicking with a board was faster than whatever they were calling swimming.


    Warmup:

    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    400 Free Pull
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free
    (1000/1000)

    Main Set: (Kicks @ 2:00/100, Pulls @ 1:15/100)
    All Rounds straight through with no extra rest between

    Round 1:
    100 Kick (did SDK w/ short fins) @ 1:45
    200 Free Pull @ 2:30 (was 2:15)
    100 Free Fast @ 2:30 Goal is Best Avg. (went 1:00)
    Round 2:
    200 Kick (did SDK w/ short fins) @ 3:30
    400 Free Pull @ 5:00 (was 4:45ish)
    100 Free Fast @ 2:30 (went 1:02)
    Round 3:
    300 Kick w/ board @ 6:00 (was 5:35)
    600 Free Pull @ 7:30 (did 7:00)
    100 Free Fast @ 2:30 (went 1:04) I was hurting here
    Round 4:
    400 Kick w/ board @ 8:00 (did 7:30)
    800 Free Pull @ 10:00 (did 9:35) fell off my prior pace, but still made it
    100 Free Fast @ 2:30 (went 1:04) HURTING
    (3400/4400)

    100 EZ and out

    ------------------------
    4500 Yards in a short amount of time
  16. 12.23.12 - Sunday workout

    by , December 23rd, 2012 at 04:54 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Took my daughter to the pool today. She was going to help video some of my dives but her underwater camera and the stand wasn't cooperating. I'll have to try again later.

    SCY

    200 Warm up
    2 x 25 underwater SDK w/o fins. Never been able to do this before but I can make it fairly easily now. My underwaters aren't great but they are improving a lot.
    100 yds of various stuff. Mostly splashing around w/ my daughter, blowing bubble rings and diving in the deep end w/ her.
    1000 Fly (15:23) Couldn't resist the challenge floating around on the forums.
    12 x 50 - 1:15 2 easy/2 hard sdk w/ fins down, easy back
    100 yds various stuff
    200 cool down

    (2250 Total)
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  17. Sunday @ Mason, Dec. 23

    by , December 23rd, 2012 at 01:44 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY @ Mason:

    Had my own lane today and was able to modify quite a bit.

    Warm up:

    1000, every 4th 50 kick
    200 IM done 25 drill + 25 swim
    -- I did 900 with 12 shooters

    Main sets:

    2 x (4 x 75 kick, no fins) @ 1:40
    -- did all backstroke kick
    1 = first 25 fast
    2 = second 25 fast
    3 = 3rd 25 fast (I did it all EZ)
    4 = entire 75 fast
    extra rest after round 1

    100 EZ

    4 x 200 free or back w/paddles and fins @ 2:30
    -- I did odds strong 200 free and evens EZ 100 flutter kick w/board to recover
    -- Teen Fort called me a slacker. She has yet to learn that so called "slacking" can make you faster.

    100 EZ

    4 x 150 IM, drop a stroke @ 3:00
    -- No!!! I did 1 x 50 fly w/fins @ 100 pace + 1 x 50 EZ
    -- went 25s

    100 EZ

    8 x 25
    odds = AFAP off block
    evens = EZ
    -- I did free. Cheryl got me at 11.6 each time. I skipped the 3rd one.

    200 EZ

    Total: 3100 (with skipping a few things)


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I really liked that practice. I got in some good speed work and was able to modify to my heart's content without disrupting a lanemate. I was particularly pleased with the 25 frees at the end. Even with the benefit of manual timing, those are fast 25s at the end of practice for me. My free feels very good lately, like I'm getting a good grip on the water.

    Had a deep tissue massage after and I am now mush. Going to have a lazy afternoon and then out to dinner with friends.
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  18. Sunday, December 23, 2012

    by , December 23rd, 2012 at 11:42 AM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@Catalina Isle Community HOA Pool (1 Length/12.5 yards)
    Air temp of 54, pool at 77, 100% water clarity.
    Partly cloudy skies with humidity at 56%

    Warm Up
    200 yds FR

    *Set 1*
    1x1000 FR desc to 80% by 250 1-4

    *Set 2*
    4(1x500 FR, 1x100 BR Kick) on :30 rest
    negative swim second 250 each 500

    *Set 3*
    4(1x250 FR, 1x100 BR Kick) on :30 rest
    each 250 as: 100 smooth, 100 strong, 50 fast

    *Set 4*
    8x100 on :15 rest
    1-3-5-7 dolphin kick w/board
    2-4-6-8 sculling, 1 breath per length
    10x25 FLY Sprint on :40 sec rest

    200 FR warm down
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  19. Saturday 12/22/12

    Saturday 12/22

    AM Crossfit and AM SCY

    Crossfit:

    ladder set (start w/ 5 reps of each exercise, then 4, then 3, all the way to 1)

    Double unders
    Turkish get-ups (w/ 30 lb sandbag)
    Dips
    Pull-ups
    Battle rope ( :30)
    Tire jumps

    AM swim:

    600 swim
    6x200 pull w/ buoy + paddles
    1 @ 2:45 50 FR/50 BK
    1 @ 2:30 FR D1-3

    2x
    4x50 @ :50 V.S. kick FR w/ board
    4x100 @ 1:30 50 BK/50 FR
    4x50 @ 1:00 AE kick (sidekick)
    4x100 @ 1:20 V.S. swim

    4x
    4x25 @ :25 FAST FR kick w/ board
    100 @ 2:00 FAST FR swim

    200 EZ

    Total: 5200
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  20. Workout 12/22/12: Squad Meet

    by , December 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Busy few days off for me, starting with the storms that moved through the area yesterday. It was super windy (lost some pieces of gutter and my compost bin blew across the yard) with power outages throughout the area. A huge tree fell over near the high school, cutting power to most of the downtown and crushing two cars, and a double rainbow also filled the sky:


    The local paper has a story about it here. The Rec Center also lost power so no swimming for me, which was fine since I was helping my wife get prepared for our annual lasagne dinner with family around the Christmas holiday. Great night with good food and time spent with loved ones.

    This morning, with snow lightly falling, the Rec was open again, but a sign greeted us at the door announcing the pool temperature at 75 degrees.
    With the power outage, the pool dropped about 10 degrees since Thursday. I had organized a squad meet with the local age group team as well as masters from nearby Williamstown, Ma, and we didn't let the colder water deter us. Well, one of our swimmers bailed and spent the whole morning in the sauna, but I enjoyed the cool water for a change. We again used the swim to gather nonperishable donations for the local food shelf as an "entry fee," a great way to branch into the community.

    I joined the team in the water for quite literal warmups:

    500 choice (I did 600)
    5 x 50 builds on 1:15
    1 x 100 FR strong (overkick odd lengths)

    Then the racing began! Fourteen wees ones (and their three coaches) lined up with five of us from Bennington and our four new friends from Williamstown through the schedule of events below. I ended up swimming the 100 back (1.00.7), back in the Medley Relay, 100 free (53.7), and two legs on the 200 Free Relay to log 1225 yards. We also introduced the age groupers to the "cap relay," where the object is to get one member of the team into a standard latex cap and swim them to the other end of the pool - it was a blast!



    A fun day, followed by a nap for me. We collected 25 pounds of food which will be a great help for our community. The plan is to start up training for the spring with the New Year, and I am thinking that I will actually be ready to start swimming in earnest by then again.