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  1. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 Bend SCM Meet Results

    by , December 10th, 2011 at 07:56 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Wow, what a day, and it's not over yet. The party is starting in about 30 minutes. I will join them soon as I'm not driving home in the same day today. Apparently the COMA masters stand for Consume Our Mass quantities of Alcohol (not Central Oregon Masters Assoc. like many thought).

    Woke up at 5:00am and was out the door and on the highway by 5:30am. I figured 330 miles of driving would be about 5 1/2 hours or so. Well between the breakfast/lunch stops and the heavy fog for most of the trip it turned into a little over 6 hours in the truck (my old '83 Toyota pickup can still get it done). Got to Bend and the pool about 11:30am or so. Perfect timing for the 12:00noon warmups.

    I did about 1000 SCM of warmup mostly EZ freestyle, and 1 arm fly drill work. Not much speed involved...just relaxing from the drive.

    SCM Pentathalon: They were starting with the 200s, then 100s, then 50s of each stroke (IMOrder), with each 200 event starting on the half hour (e.g. 1:00/1:30/2:00). This worked out well for everyone, so you basically swam an event every 30 minutes. No problem.

    200 Fly: 2:20.40 (best time by almost 4 seconds) New LMSC record.
    29.74 / 34.63 (1:04.37) / 36.68 / 39.35 OH YEAH!!! I found out that Bend is at 3800 feet of 'n elevation too. That explains my over excessive breathing patterns on the 2nd half of the race (and the piano on the last 50).
    My plan was to take it out fast at the 100 and "see what I could do" for the remainder. I died, but I'm still happy. Who wouldn't be after a 4 seconds PB??
    [nomedia=""]12-10-11 200 SCM Fly - Bend, Oregon - YouTube[/nomedia]

    200 Back: 2:37.06
    39.60 / 40.37 / 39.81 / 37.28
    I had two goals in this race. Descend the 50s, and cool down from the 200 Fly. I acheived both.

    200 Breast: 2:50.31
    40.51 / 44.96 / 43.35 / 41.49 big goal here besides swim it easy and descend the 50s.

    200 Free: 2:15.40
    32.33 / 34.94 / 35.64 / 32.49**
    Again...see the above about taking it easy and descending.
    **Final 50 was Fly. Bad part about this is that I had already pre-planned to do this, and the guy next to me got dusted on the final in a way it looks bad on my part. Oh well.

    400 IM: 100 Fly Split: 1:03.29 (29.25 / 34.04)
    New Best Time, and also New LMSC Record
    Did a split request on this one for a Top Ten shot. Who knows...maybe it'll make it? Currently it is the 8th fastest, but well see what else happens in other meets too.

    So, overall I'm very happy. 2 new best times/new LMSC records. I ended up being 2 seconds away from the NW Zone record in the 200 Fly...oh well.

    Now off to meet the COMA people for drinks and food. Then the

    Updated December 10th, 2011 at 09:37 PM by jaadams1 (added 200 Fly Video)

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  2. Short and Sweet

    by , December 10th, 2011 at 02:49 PM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    Here's the short swim workout I did on Friday:

    300: 100 swim/100 kick/100 pull

    4 x 75: 25 drill/50 swim on 1:30

    4 x 150: 100 pull/50 fast kick w/fins on 2:30

    4 x 200 free with 1 minute rest - focus on perfect technique - breathe every 3 on odd 50s and breathe as needed on even 50s

    8 x 25 choice on :30 - alternated 2 free with 2 back

    200 easy

    2000 SCY


    1. The 4 x 150 set is what I call the triathlon transition set. On the swim in a triathlon, you basically pull the swim and let you legs just float behind. You want to save your legs for the bike and run. Still, you have to be ready to jump out of the water, run to the bike, and spin once you get on your bike. Your legs have to be ready to go even if you have not been using them much on the swim. That is where this set comes in handy. It trains your legs to be ready to move fast. I used to do these types of sets back in my triathlon days and found them to be quite helpful.

    2. I would have rather done the 25s on :45 instead of :30 so I could work my speed. I was, however, running out of time, so had to hurry up and get them done. IMHO, on a short set of 25s, you are really wasting your time if you aren't going all out. To work speed, you have to take plenty of time to recover betwen each one. I like to do them on 45 or even one minute. Sometimes I do them on even more rest.
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  3. 12.10.11 - Saturday HSA workout

    by , December 10th, 2011 at 09:55 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam at HSA. Shared a lane w/ Bob. Brook coached. Supposed to start at 5:00 AM. Through a series of unfortunate events, Brook opened up at 5:35. Did a quick workout and then headed to a local restaurant to have a Christmas breakfast w/ Brook. Lots of fun.

    Pretty tired today after yesterday's workout. I held up for the shorter workout but I'm feeling it bad now. Will be good to get a day off.


    400 Warm up

    6 x 50 Kick w/ fins
    300 IM (Kick/Drill/Swim each stroke)
    300 Free (3:35)

    6 x 50 IM
    3 x 100 Free - 1:30 (1:07s)
    4 Times through
    * 75 IM - 1:10
    * 100 Free - 1:20
    6 x 50 Free
    6 x 50 Pull

    (3200 Total)
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  4. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 5:00am - Calm before the Storm

    by , December 9th, 2011 at 07:01 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    This is my final swim before my meet tomorrow in Bend, Oregon. Took it very very easy today, and felt pretty strong in the water.

    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    4 x 50 Kick w/ board moderate @ ~1:10ish

    100 Free EZish working on the SDKs off walls, long and strong strokes

    2 x 50 (25 Fly Fast, 25 Free EZ) @ 1:00

    50 EZ and out

    950 Yards

    This is cool!! I didn't even hit 4 digits on my total yardage for the day. Probably will do about the same distance for my meet warmup tomorrow, then ready to rock the 200 Fly!!
    Going to go out strong, and see what my endurance is made of on the 2nd 100. I've already posted a season best/masters best time last month, when I was "playing around" with That Guy at the Whidbey Island meet (I almost even split a 200 Fly, WTF??). I'm not one to take things easy on the 1st half of a race, so it's GO TIME tomorrow!!
    All the rest of the events will just be filler for the day, and then we'll see about another shot at the NW Zone 30-34 record in the 400 IM. Maybe this time I'll do a 100 Fly split request as well, since I went out in my season best time last time!
  5. Workout 12/09/11: Pre Meet

    by , December 9th, 2011 at 01:32 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    200 FR/200 BK/200 IM Drill

    4 x 50 Pull with buoy on 15 SR
    - 25 DPS, 25 high rate arm strokes
    - alt free and back

    2 x (on 3:00)
    - 50 sprint from push
    - 100 ez

    100 skull/5th stroke by 25
    100 Drills

    200 keep it loose and out

    (1400, 25 min)

    I felt really good in the water today. My goal was to get in, stretch out, and get ready for the meet tomorrow at BU. We had 2" of wet and heavy snow fall into Thursday morning, so I was careful while shoveling.

    My times for the fast 50's were 25.9 on the free and 29.1 on the back. Both felt good, and I aimed for a tad higher stroke rate than I usually swim, so I am very happy with these times.

    As for the meet, I am signed up for the 400 FR, 100 IM, 50 Free, 200 Back. All on Saturday since I need to work on Sunday for my boss. Remember that my goal for this year is to get times, as it is my first time back in the water competing in 15 years.

    The former two events are first thing in the morning. I am a little worried I may not make sign-ins for the the 400 FR at 9:15am. I'll leave the house around 6am and if I miss the 400, I won't be devastated. I'd like to go mid 4:50's. The IM is also another filler, as I wanted to feel like I was getting my money's worth with the entry fee, so I will try to better my converted time of 1;14.

    I will have a few hours to rest (maybe take a short nap), then the 50 FR and 200 BK. Looking that the event rankings for this year, I think I have a shot to knock James out of the TT and I'd like to go under 2:25. (I went 1:07 in the 1bk in Portland, so I have a shot if I split the race well - I'm going to really work the underwaters the first 100, then try to hold on for the last 100. I know that my lungs will be shot, but I'm going to give it my all)

    Early night for me, likely my daughter (who is looking at BU for school in the fall and has friends there this year) and maybe my son will join me for the trip. My wife is gearing up for the Harvard meet in the spring - haha. I am really excited meet some more of the folks on the forum tomorrow. Safe travels to all this weekend (seems like a lot of meets happening all around the country).
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  6. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 5:00am

    by , December 8th, 2011 at 07:35 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)

    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    4 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (held :45s)
    200 Kick 'n chat with another swimmer

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30, goal to descend them
    (went 1:06, 1:04, 1:03, 1:02, 1:00)

    100 Kick w/ board EZ

    8 x 50 @ 1:00 (25 Fly fast working on swimming downhill - low breathing - not raising head for a breath/25 EZ Free)

    100 EZ and out
    2500 Yards


    COMA Pentathalon Meet in Bend, Oregon this weekend. Late start which is nice (12:00noon warmup, 1:00pm meet start). I'll be leaving around 5:00-5:30am for the trip down, which should be a little over 5 hours drive. Not too bad, especially since there won't be any snow (according to but we all know they lie to us!! It feels like forever since I've been in competition...hope I remember how to do it!

    200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 400 IM

    The bolded races are the ones I'm really wanting to do well in. But knowing me, I won't back down if there's a race in the other events either. No psych sheet or anything set up yet as far as I can find, but this will be a smaller meet of sorts. 53 online entries. Plenty of rest for me.
    Afterward I'll find something to do with the folks from the meet, and then find a hotel for the night. Planning on the Sunday a.m. workout with the COMA masters crew before heading back to Washington.
  7. Thursday, Dec. 8

    by , December 8th, 2011 at 05:26 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swam around 1200-1300 yards easy

    ART, 30 minutes


    Felt pretty good today. I will probably take tomorrow off or do another easy swim. Heading out in the afternoon. Need to pack!

    I haven't thought overly much about goal times for this meet. I'd be thrilled to nail a couple starts and swim around the times I did last year. I'm swimming the same events with the exception of the 100 IM instead of 100 back (no 50 back either). I seem to rarely swim the 100 IM at taper meets because it often conflicts with fly/back events. I last swam the 100 IM on a few days rest last March and went a 1:04.3. Using the GB converter (which occasionally gives odd results), that would convert to 1:12.4. I'd like to go faster than that eventually, but this may not be the meet. I would definitely take that time based on the event rankings and LB results.

    After a lot of icing and ART, my elbows feel somewhat better.

    As usual, this is not the best weekend to be gone. I'm missing swim meets, races, and various holiday parties and gatherings. And I'm not remotely done shopping!

    Updated December 8th, 2011 at 07:10 PM by The Fortress

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  8. 12.8.11 - Thursday workout

    by , December 8th, 2011 at 08:52 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Roger. Looks like Roger is slowly ramping up to 5 days a week. Pool still a tad warm ~84.


    500 Warm up

    6 x 50 - :45 Worked down to :33s
    8 Times through:
    * 25 Stroke/75 Free - 1:10 (Stroke IM order)
    * 50 Kick - 1:10
    * 2 x 50 pull - 1:05
    100 Easy
    Kind of a different set for us. We don't typically do this much rest. I pushed the 100s hard - fly 1:06, 1:05; back 1:07, 1:07; Breast 1:08, 1:08, free - 1:01, 1:02 - and treated the remaining 150 as active recovery.

    400 IM Kick Timed - 6:50 Might be the first time I went under 7:00. Kick continues to improve significantly.
    100 Easy

    400 IM Timed - 5:35 Not my best effort but not too bad considering it was at the end of practice. Went out a bit fast on fly and started hurting bad at 75 yds. Was still able to hold even w/ Roger and trailed slightly behind Dave. Backstroke is the killer for me. By the time I turned for breststroke, Roger was 20 yards ahead.

    200 Cool down

    (3900 Total)
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  9. Wed., Dec. 7

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 04:57 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    600 various

    6 x 50 fly drills

    4 x 50
    25 easy speed fly + 25 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    -- all dolphin kick bursts
    50 EZ

    1 x 25 AFAP free
    -- 10

    175 easy

    Total: 1500


    I may have one jitter. Or, I may just be paranoid about traffic and yelling in my head at drivers today. And all this icing is cutting into my stretching time. Really hoping to have time for both tonight.

    Weekly roundup by Swim Science --
    some good blurbs here --

    Timeline for NE Champs:
    -- I'm still undecided on when is the best time to swim the 50 free: Saturday and be forced to do 4 events or Sunday with only 20 minutes rest listed between the start times of the 50 fly and 100 free. I'm in the final heat of the 50 fly, but there may 8 heats of 100 free before me.
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  10. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 5:00am

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 01:15 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Let the taper begin!!

    I just swam easy today, no major effort and definitely not in the mood for anything long or fast paced either.

    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Free Pull
    8 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (went :44-45s)
    100 Free

    10 x 50 @ 1:00 (dolphin kick on side/fly one arm drill by 25s)

    100 EZ
    1600 Yards

    Yup, that was it. I need a little rest. No more doubling for me this week.
    This whole thing took about 45 minutes...I was doing a lot of talking between everything.
  11. Wed Dec 7th 2011

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 12:46 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Dec 7th 2011

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    JR Nats start tomorrow at the UT swimcenter where I train so our only workouts are 5:00 am - 6:30 am

    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool north end
    5:00 - 6:30 dove in 5:16ish
    wore B70 jammer
    trained with max & nate
    beside Tyler Todd & James

    Warm up
    missed most of it DID a 200 fr

    Main Set:

    4 rounds (one each stroke IM order) of:

    4 x 25 on 30 desc
    3 x 50 on 1:00 desc
    2 x 75 on 1:30 desc
    100 fast followed by
    400 something

    felt great yesterday and made some tough sets
    today felt like I couldn't fight my way out of a wet paper bag
    felt slow and weak

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    My next meet will probably be SCY zones
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  12. Tue Dec 6th 2011

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 12:20 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Dec 6th 2011

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    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool north end
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in 1st
    wore B70 jammer
    trained with mike & nate

    Warm up


    Main Set:

    5 x 200 fr on 2:30

    switched to diving well

    5 x 200 fr on 2:15 went 2nd behind mike
    kinda surprised I MADE IT!

    5 x 150 k on 2:00
    Made it

    5 x ? on 1:30

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  13. Mon Dec 5th 2011

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 12:09 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Dec 5th 2011

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    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool
    noon - 1:15 dove in around 12:10
    wore B70 jammer
    trained with korey & kelly

    Warm up
    swam easy

    Main Set:

    assigned 2 rounds of

    50 fr on :40, 50 k on 50
    100 / 100
    150 / 150
    200 / 200

    did all the kicks & skipped 50's in the 100, 150 & 200 swims
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  14. Workout 12/07/11

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 10:34 AM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    Stretch day before work this am

    200 fr/200 back

    2 x100 pull with buoy
    - 25 dps, 50 fast arm rate, 25 ez

    2 x 100 kick (fr and back)

    200 wd various

    (1000, 20 min)


    Got up early and battled the crowds to just stay wet. Shoulders still a little tight, but I had a good feel for the water.

    Updated December 7th, 2011 at 01:50 PM by rxleakem

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  15. Workout 12/06/11

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 10:23 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    200 fr/200 bk/200 im drill
    500 Noah's Ark pull with buoy
    50 ez

    Three times thru:
    - 50 dps :10 sr
    - 25 sprint into
    - 25 ez into
    -100 kick

    4 x 50 quarters strong free

    250 various wd

    (2200 yds/40 min)


    Still dropping yardage and adding more fast swims for this week. May try to swim tomorrow before work, depending on how I'm feeling.

    Wore my drag suit today and felt good. Did free, back,im on the main set, trying to dodge the other five people in the lane - very busy tonight, probably due to the wet day here.

    Ate lunch at my son's school, then was able to swim before supper and Bible study tonight. I was able to get some forms filled out at my daughter's school for being a chaperone, so all in all a productive day off.
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  16. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 5:00am & 5:00pm

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 09:52 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    A.M. Workout

    200 Free
    300 Free Pull

    5 x 100 Kick w/ board @ 1:50 (went 1:32-1:35s)

    2 x 200 Free Pull @ 2:30 (2:05/2:06)
    2 x 150 Free Pull @ 2:00 (1:33/1:33)
    2 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (1:01/1:02)
    2 x 50 Free Pull @ :40 (:31/:31)

    5 x 100 (75 Free/25 Fly) @ 1:30 (1:05-1:07s)

    200 Kick w/ board

    8 x 25 @ :30 Odds Free EZ, Evens Fly Sprint (:14-:15s)

    100 EZ
    3000 Yards


    I was feeling really good this morning, almost unstoppable. Things were different tonight though...

    Oh to the pool, unloaded my bag, and NO SUIT!!! pissed me off!! Luckily I'm only about 10 minutes to home, so I went back for it.

    P.M. Workout

    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    8 x 25 Free @ :25
    7 x 50 Free @ :40 (held :33s)
    6 x 75 Free @ 1:00 (held :52-:53s)

    100 EZ and out

    1600 Yards

    4600 Yards for the day

    **As you can see by my set, I wussed out and quit. It wasn't really a wuss-out though. I just didn't have the energy to continue through the pattern like I had planned (set goes to 1 x 200 for a 3000 yard continuous set). I was planning to have pretty intense intervals the whole way too.
    I really need to rest now. The remainder of this week I'm going to take it easy and try to recoup something before the meet. I've done enough training over the past 3 months, now we'll see what I can do.

    Updated December 6th, 2011 at 10:00 PM by jaadams1

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  17. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2010

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 07:00 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    600 various

    8 x 50 fly drill

    16 x 25 shooters w/fins
    4 back, 12 belly
    50 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    all kick w/board

    150 EZ

    Total: 1750


    Still no taper jitters. I did drop an F bomb or two today though. After starving myself this am to get blood work, I got backed into by a senior citizen. He had pulled out into the road when he shouldn't have and began backing up without even looking. Because he couldn't hear, he didn't hear my frantic honking. And then after banging into the front of my car, he started driving off. He finally stopped when I went racing down the sidewalk waving my hands and trying to get his license plate. If someone can't hear and can't turn their neck to look when backing up, that seems like a real problem.

    I must confess that I haven't done any RC exercises since I stopped lifting. Usually this means sore shoulders during taper, but I seem fine this time. Or maybe I'm just distracted by the elbows, which are no better.

    I'm very jealous of Fort Son. He's headed to Austin TX tomorrow for a team training trip. Thankfully, I'll still have a couple weeks with him afterward before he heads back to school.
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  18. 12.6.11 - Tuesday workout

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 09:01 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger and Dave. Good workout. Some of the intervals were just outside my reach but I was able to recover and catch up.


    450 Warm up
    2 x 100 - 1:30 (did Tiger tumblers on flip turns - see yesterday)
    3 x 100 IM - 1:30 (1:22-1:25)

    4 times through (IM order on stroke):
    * 2 x 50 - :45 hard stroke
    * 2 x 50 - :45 easy free
    * 2 x 50 - 1:00 hard kick
    * 2 x 50 - 1:00 easy kick
    * 2 x 50 - :45 hard pull
    * 2 x 50 - :45 easy pull
    * 300 - 4:00 convert free to IM (3:40, 3:50, 4:02, 4:07)

    200 Cool down

    (4750 Total)

    Updated December 6th, 2011 at 11:07 AM by pmccoy

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  19. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 5:00am and 5:00pm

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 10:23 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    A.M. workout:

    300 Free
    200 Kick w/ board
    200 IM Drill

    5 x 100 Kick w/ board @ 1:50 (went 1:28-1:31s) I'm able to hold a faster average on my kicking now...nice!

    Did this with Jennifer (her set) it was a nice aerobic set for me, just what I needed after the last weekend:
    3 x 300 Free @ 4:30 (went 3:40s)
    3 x 200 Free @ 3:00 (went 2:27s)
    3 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (went 1:13s)

    100 Kick EZ
    3100 Yards

    This felt good to get in and stretch out my arms after the meet. I ended up being the high point scorer for the 15 & Over division, who knows if they were giving out any award for that or not? We'll see later. I didn't even stick around to pick up my ribbons, but I'm sure they're at the pool, or the local club team has them.


    P.M. Workout at the Y:

    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull
    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    8 x 50 Kick w/ board @ :55 (went :43-:46s)

    got out here for 10 min. to get my son dressed

    8 x 100 @ 1:20 (75 Free/25 Fly - held 1:09-1:10s)
    **came to an abrupt stop at the end of number 3 when my pullbuoy was kicked into the pool right in front of me on my last stroke. Apparently they were in a fn panic over a possible Code Brown. All the lesson kids, and the two lap people had to get out, while they extracted a small leaf from the bottom of the pool. What a f'n joke! I saw that leaf (and the band-aid that they didn't see) on the bottom of the pool earlier.

    8 x 50 Free Pull @ :40 (held :31-:32s)

    2600 Yards

    5700 Yards for the day

    Gotta maintain my yardage and intensity for another day or two, then I'll cut it down at the end of the week, shave Friday night, and drive to Bend, Oregon for the SCM Pentathalon down there. Going for 200 Fly and 400 IM fast times. I could care less about the 200 Back & 200 Breast. 200 Free, we'll just see what happens...but it'll depend on how much rest I'll have afterward for the 400 IM. I may just loaf the free event as well.
  20. Monday, Dec. 5

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 04:57 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Just floated around and did a few bursts in between chatting with Speedo about training, the art of tapering, etc.

    600 various

    8 x 50 fly drills

    8 x 25 shooters
    50 EZ

    8 x 25 no breather free
    50 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    50 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    100 EZ

    Total: 1850


    Got a massage after this wee practice. Still feeling completely blah with no taper hyperness or mind running amuk whatsoever. (Have to go to the lab tomorrow for blood work. All this blah-ness makes me slightly worried about the thyroid.) I did check my blog and didn't seem to have any jitters until several days before NE Champs last year. Hopefully, by the end of the week, I will want to rip someone's head off. But if not, I won't fret about it as I've done a shorter taper than usual.

    Psych sheets for NE Champs are out:

    -- Looks like only one end lane! Too bad it's in the event I care about most. I don't think I have enough time between the 100 fly and 50 free on Sat. I'll play it by ear. If I'm still too tired, I'll rest up for the 50 breast and do the 50 free as a split in the 100 on Saturday.

    -- How in the world am I seeded 2nd in the 100 fly? Where are all the fast youngins? Did they all go to Long Beach?

    Updated December 5th, 2011 at 05:43 PM by The Fortress

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