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  1. 11.05.12 - Monday workout

    by , November 5th, 2012 at 08:48 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Ray, Danny and Roger. Messed up my left ankle playing soccer yesterday. That hurt some but I was more tired than anything else this morning.

    SCY

    600 warm up

    8 x 200 - 3:00
    100 Easy
    Made 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 IM. Rest were free or some stroke/free. I should be able to do this but just couldn't get going this morning.

    4 x 150 - 2:30 Stroke (IM Order)/Kick/Pull
    4 x 150 - 2:30 Fly/Bk/50 Kick/Br/Free
    100 Easy
    Felt better on these.

    8 x 100 - 1:30
    * Odds stroke
    * Evens free
    Back to struggling again but I did ok on the free.

    12 x 25 - :40
    * odds hard stroke
    * evens no breath

    6 x 25 Kick - :30
    6 x 25 Easy Free - :30 (Cool down)

    (5000 total)
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  2. Sun. Nov. 4, 2012 1:15-2:15pm at the Y

    by , November 4th, 2012 at 06:21 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    At the Y...not my favorite choice for lap swimming now. I much prefer my workouts with the age groupers now. Swimming in the Y lap lanes can be completely random in terms of everything. I still don't understand how people can't figure out the 3 to a lane thing...


    I just did a little something to stretch out my body a bit, and much of my workout was dictated by the 3 ladies I ended up getting to swim around with (around) today.


    Warmup:

    400 Free
    300 Kick w/ board
    (700/700)

    14 x 50 SDKick w/ short fins on back @ :50 (held :36-:38s)
    (700/1400)

    4 x 150 Free Pull @ 2:00 (held 1:41s)
    (600/2000)


    Main Set (about the only thing I could do with my lanemates):

    20 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board
    • 8 @ 1:00
    • 6 @ :55
    • 4 @ :50
    • 2 @ :45 (made the first, missed the 2nd)
    -----------------------
    3000 Yards and done


    I originally was planning to do more, but with the amount of people in the two lap lanes, I was pretty limited with my options. I still got in a fair amount of kicking, and a pretty decent workout anyway.
  3. 11/3/12 - Saturday workout

    by , November 3rd, 2012 at 10:03 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Bob, Mary, Joe and a few others at the Huntsville Nat. Followed a long workout w/ Refereeing two soccer games. I only had time for a couple grapes and some cookie bars between swimming and refereeing. First game wasn't so bad but I was feeling it in the second one. Got home and crashed.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    3 rounds of:
    * 100 Free - 1:30
    * 100 Br/Bk/Br/Bk - 1:45
    * 100 Fly/Fly Drill/Fly/Fly Drill - 1:45
    * 100 Free - 1:30

    5 x 100 Kick Odds Hard
    4 x 200 IM down/Free back - 3:15
    10 x 50 Kick - :55 Odds Hard (SDK down/bk kick back)

    5 x 100 Pull - 1:30 Odds Hard
    4 x 200 Free - 3:00 Negative split (2:30, 2:28, 2:25, 2:21)
    10 x 50 Pull - :50 Odds Hard
    5 x 100 Free - 1:30 Negative split (1:15, 1:10, 1:12, 1:08, 1:06)

    200 Cool down

    (5900 Total)
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  4. Sat morning 11/3/12

    did a long slow distance swim (5K). have not done this in a long time... real mind fcuk.
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  5. Friday 11/2/12

    Friday 11/2

    PM only SCY

    "Friday Fly Day"

    400 swim
    400 50 R side kick/50 L side kick FL/100 BK
    6x200 @ 2:30 pull w/ buoy + paddles (3 N.S./3 D1-3)

    8x100 @ 2:00 25 under H2O FAST/75 cruise FL kick

    w/ fins:
    400 @ 5:30 100 FAST FL/100 smooth FR
    8x100 @ 1:30 50 BLD/50 smooth kick (alternate 2 FL/2 FR)
    2x400 @ 5:30 200 smooth FR/200 FAST FL

    300 EZ

    Total: 5100
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  6. Fri, Nov. 2, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

    by , November 3rd, 2012 at 01:58 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:

    600 Free stretch out
    (600/600)

    16 x 25 FAST Kick w/ board @ 1:00
    did flutter kick, went mostly :17s and a few :18s
    (400/1000)


    Main Set (I guess):

    5 x 200 IM @ 4:00 (Desc. 1-5)
    went 2:45/2:40/2:33/2:31/2:22

    200 EZ
    (1200/2200)


    16 x 2-turn 50s Free from mid-pool @ 1:10
    fun fun working on "doing it right"

    12 x 25 Free turns from mid-pool @ coach's sendoff
    (1100/3300)



    8 x 50 w/ fins @ 1:30 AFAP
    • Odds Fly (went :25s-:26s)
    • Evens Free (went :26s-:27s)
    • I really pushed my SDKs here
    4 x 50 no fins @ 2:00 AFAP
    • Odds Fly (went :29 then :28)
    • Evens Free (went :27 then 25+/26-)
    (600/3900)

    1000 EZ Free and out

    ----------------------
    4900 Yards


    I'll call this one a sprinty type workout, though I'm sure many will disagree with me.
  7. Kickboard Only, Friday, Nov. 2

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 04:31 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    rehab ex, 15 min
    explosive leg press, 190 x 4 x 10
    wrist curls, 45 x 3 x 20
    total ab machine, 120 x 3 x 20
    super pullovers, 70 x 2 x 30
    standing long jumps, 10
    standing plate jumps, 10
    resisted track start jumps on cable machine + 5 fast strides, 60 x 1 x 10
    med ball slams, 10 (used an 8 lb ball, may need to use 6 lb)
    altitude drops, 10


    Kick/SCY/Solo:

    The ear infection workout, all with fins & kick board:

    400 EZ kick
    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ :45
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 drag race from mid-pool @ :45
    50 EZ
    2 x (25 kickboard scull + 25 EZ) @ 2:00
    1 x 100 fast flutter kick, :57
    200 EZ
    2 x (25 kickboard scull + 25 EZ) @ 2:00
    1 x 100 fast dolphin kick, :58
    200 EZ
    2 x (25 kickboard scull + 25 EZ) @ 2:00
    kick ultra:
    20 x 15 m burst + cruise @ :30
    100 EZ

    Total: 2400 kick


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

    Found out I also had strep throat yesterday am, so had to lay low. (Jimby did ask me if it was really necessary to take antibiotics for this. lol!) Really didn't feel well anyway. Between Hurricane Sandy and the strep/ear infection, this has been a poor training week. The timing does not thrill me coming off a recovery week. I will not be resting for the Nov. 18 meet. I did book my flight for Boston. I'll probably rest 2 weeks for that meet, and not do a full taper.

    The good news is the elbow surgeon says I don't need surgery on the elbow! He recommends PRP. He told me he had a larger avulsion tear than me in the same place and, after consulting 4 surgeons, opted for PRP (with my PRP doc). He did warn me that the injections will make it hard to do much with the elbow for 7-10 days. This is longer than the shoulder recovery time. I think I'll schedule an appt for after NE Champs.

    I can't say I really enjoyed the kick board workout. Kick boards are my least favorite toy and kicking that much bugs my shoulder. Even with ear plugs, I still feel like I got water in my ear. I'm not supposed to be back in the water until Sunday, but I think I'll skip another kick board workout tomorrow and cross train. Maybe bikram.
  8. Friday, November 2, 2012

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 04:07 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 66, pool at 78, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny blue skies with humidity at 49%

    Focus - Freestyle, Pace, Endurance Base

    *Warmup*
    1x500 Free - last 200 build by 50
    10x50s FR K on 1:00 - held 51

    *Set 1*
    1x1200 FR broken pace set as
    12(2x25 on :30, 1x50 on :45)
    Results;
    • 1-3 25s@16, 50s@:34
    • 4-6 25s@15, 50s@:33
    • 7-9 25s@15, 50s@:31
    • 10-12 25s@14, 50s@:30



    *Set 2*
    3x200s on 4:00 do as
    50Dr,50S: one each, Fly, Bk, Br

    *Set 3*
    1x1200 FR broken pace set as
    4(3x100 on 1:30, :30 rest)
    Results:
    1. 1:12, 1:09, 1:07
    2. 1:11, 1:09, 1:06
    3. 1:10, 1:09, 1:06
    4. 1:10, 1:08, 1:05


    *Set 4*
    1x1000 FR Swim, done as
    2(300 Smooth, 200 Strong, 100 Fast)

    Warm down: 100 EZ

    Comments:
    • Moderately sore/stiff, still adapting from the initial interval pace sets earlier this week.
    • Set 1 - Continuation of pace adaptation in preparation for straight 200s, 300s in future weeks.
    • Set 2 - Recovery
    • Set 3 - I will do this set or a variation several more times, then drop the interval to 1:20 for awhile hopefully leading to 1:15 sometime in Q1 2013.
    • Set 4 - What I like to do best, straight swim changing pace.

    Updated November 2nd, 2012 at 05:12 PM by fdtotten

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  9. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -11/05/20122

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 01:20 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    A lot of meet prep work as we approach our SCM meet this coming weekend.


    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:15 3:00
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    4 X 50 descend to fast 1:10
    6 X 25 sprint :40 #6 on 1:40
    Two rounds, choice.

    1 x 100 cruise 2:00
    1 X 50 blocks @ 100% 2:00
    Four rounds, choice.

    8 X 100 2:15
    Choice.
    odds: easy
    evens: @ 85/90%

    WARM DOWN: 4 x 50 easy 1:00

    4000Y
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  10. Fast Fri Nov 2nd, 2012

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 10:09 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fast Fri Nov 2nd, 2012

    28 days till SCM meet

    Trained: Thu didn't blog
    Main set was
    8 rounds of (4 x (100 or 75) on 1:05, 100 easy)
    1) attempted 4x100 on 1:05 but didn't make it
    moved over a lane which was doing
    2x (100 on 1:05, 75 on 1:05)
    plus we did a couple rounds of: 2 x 1 on 1:05, 75 on 1:05, 100 on 1:05

    Lifted Thu


    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, north end,
    Pool set up: one bulkhead on north end
    6:00 - 7:30, dove in 6:33
    Swam with Todd & Mike
    Beside Tyler, David, & Ned, Larry & Gull

    Warm up
    assigned 1000

    Main Set

    6 rounds of
    4 x 100 on 2:00 desc
    1) 70% 2) 80% 3) 90% 4) 100%
    5) easy on 3:00
    R1 fr went 58
    R2 K went 64
    R3 Fr went 57
    R4 K went 62
    R5 Fr went 54
    R6 IM went 62

    100 BR fast
    went 68

    50 easy

    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd

    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


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

    Updated November 2nd, 2012 at 08:46 PM by ande

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  11. 11.02.12 - Friday workout

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 09:34 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Ray, Julia and Danny. Missed my challenge set interval. Not sure if my goal is beyond my reach right now or if I'm just tired from too many yards.

    SCY

    650 Warm up

    Challenge set
    6 x 50 - :50
    2:00 Rest
    200 free broken by 50s. :14s between each 50.
    100 Easy
    Made 2:02. Started slow on a :31 and faded at the end. Intervals were :31, :29, :30, :32.

    4 x 125 IM - 1:45
    3 x 300 Pull - 4:30 Did the first one all pull (3:30) and the others 200 Pull/100 Kick
    100 Easy

    10 x 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 1-8 IM Order twice
    * 9, 10 SDK down, easy back w/ fins

    10 x 100 - 1:45
    * 1-8 IM Order twice
    * 9 Br kick
    * 10 IM kick w/ fins

    6 x 50 - 1:15 SDK down/easy back

    5 x 100 Pull - 1:10
    Not sure why I decided to do this (was swimming solo at this point). My heart wasn't into it and I was :04s behind after the second one. Somewhere after that I got mad at myself for wanting to quit and decided I would make up the difference. Stopped at the 100s long enough to readjust the pull buoy. Goggles were too fogged to get a good time reading. By the time I got my goggles off to check the clock on #5, it was just passing 5:50.

    200 Cool down

    (5250 Total)
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  12. Thurs, Nov. 1, 2012 7:05-9:00pm

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 01:10 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Wasn't really too late today from my son's swim lesson, and was able to get in the entire "pointless in my eyes" warmup.


    Warmup:
    900 (50 Fist Swim Free/25 V-Sit Scull/25 SDK on back/50 Fist Swim Breast)
    (900/900)

    9 x 100 @ 1:50 (1st 50 85%, 2nd 50 100% by using legs)
    • 3 Strong Str. - did Fly went 1:09s
    • 4 Free - Did 1:05/1:05/1:04/1:03
    • 3 Strong Str. - did Fly went 1:09/1:10/1:1uggggly
    • 3 + 4 + 3 doesn't equal 9, but count on age groupers to screw things up and make us do one over!
    (1000/1900)

    10 x 100 SDK w/ fins @ 1:25 (went 1:15-1:18s)
    (1000/2900)


    Main Stuff:

    Coach could tell that a lot of the kids were tired, and decided not to kill us tonight, but instead work on stroke drills for freestyle for the better part of the final hour. Kicking and body position was a big focus of the drills.

    We did 50s and 25s mixed on coaches sendoff of:
    • 8kick/3 stroke/8 kick, focusing on keeping our ear on our arms as we rotate for breathing, as to "hide" the breath and not lift the head for a breath
    • Breathing every stroke, left/right/left/right with same breathing style of hiding the breath, while maintaining kick. I rocked this Sun Yang style.
    • Next was a Popov freestyle drill, breathing every stroke. Freestyle with a short pause while your lead hand is in the "catch", and your recover arm is elbow high with hand dangling in front of face. After the pause, pull with the lead hand and drive forward rolling with the hips. Must maintain kick in this to do correctly.
    • Many variations of the above drill
    • 3 stroke and 5 stroke breathing w/ speed, and maintaining the hidden breath and not "losing the kick" on the breath.
    • 25s FAST working on the transition from the SDK to the flutter kick and powering through the breakout, then focusing on the above body positioning to the finish.
    (1500ish worth of stuff - didn't exactly count yard by yard)

    ----------------------------
    ~4400 Yards

    Kids have a meet in Yakima this weekend, but it had a cap of 19 years old for the entries, so luckily I get to stay home this weekend. A little R & R is good. We'll have a pretty easy practice tomorrow night, and I'll probably go for a solo lap swim session Saturday or Sunday at the Y pool.
  13. Workout 11/01/12: noon

    by , November 1st, 2012 at 10:03 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    w/u: 100 Fr/100 Bk
    1 Noah's Ark with snorkel and paddles

    10 x 50 FR on :45 with snorkel
    4 x 125 IM on :15sr (float the 50 stroke)
    1 x 50 EZ

    Go three times through:
    - 100 Kick on 1:50 (flutter with board and snorkel)
    - 2 x 100 Fr on 1:20 (pull with buoy and snorkel)
    - 1 x 50 EZ on 1:00
    - 2 x 25 Burst and cruise stroke on :30
    (did Fr, Bk, fly by round)

    200 w/d with snorkel and out
    (Solo/Rec/3150 yds/55 min)
    ------------------------------
    Good second workout. The lane started to fill in on the IM set, so I just went when I could in order to get it all in. That main set was a nice mixture of lower leg/upper body/go really fast pain, and I was happy with the results.

    The massage was great this afternoon - first time getting those warm stones as part of the deal, and I tried not to laugh too much from the rocks between the toes tickle torture. I fell asleep after I flipped over, and I guess my wife's masseuse checked with her to be sure I wasn't in any sort of distress.

    The play at the high school was great. First time in four years that our daughter has not been there running the lights and sound, but it was fun to support the kids that we know who are acting this year. I am debating a swim before work tomorrow, but most likely will sleep though it.

    Updated November 1st, 2012 at 11:11 PM by rxleakem

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  14. Thursday 11/1/12

    Thursday 11/1

    PM only SCY

    500 warm-up IM (100 FR/100 BK/100 FR/100 BR/100 FR)
    5x100 @ 1:20 pull w/ buoy + strapless paddles + snorkel focusing on SPL
    5x100 @ 1:50 kick FR w/ board
    12x50 @ :40 FR aerobic

    500 "super 500" w/ opposite fin + opposite paddle
    100 EZ

    2x500 @ 5:50
    2x200 @ 2:30
    2x100 @ 1:20
    50 FAST

    ^Descend set by distance

    100 EZ

    8x25 @ :30 2 aerobic/2 strong focusing on SPL and trying to maintain same stroke count on the fast as I did on the aerobic (11 SPL)

    150 EZ

    Total: 4800
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  15. Thursday, November 1, 2012

    by , November 1st, 2012 at 05:47 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@Fort Myers Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 66, pool at 80, 100% water clarity.
    Cloudy skies with humidity at 63%

    IM - Stroke Technique, Endurance Base

    *Warmup*
    3x400 with 1min rest
    1. 400 RIMO Swim
    2. 400 RIMO Kick
    3. 16x25 on :30, 4x25 each stroke IMO


    *Set 1*
    3(3x200 IM on 4:00) done as:
    1. 4x50 K IMO on 1:00
    2. 1x200 IM on 4:00
    3. 8x24 S IMO (2x25) on :30


    *Set 2*
    5x200 FR on 4:00, as
    2(2x25 on :25, 1x50 on :50)

    *Set 3*
    1x1000 IM Swim as: (EZ 100, desc effort towards 25)
    1. 100 FLY, 75 BK, 50 BR, 25 FR
    2. 100 BK, 75 BR, 50 FR, 25 FLY
    3. 100 BR, 75 FR, 50 FLY, 25 BK
    4. 100 FR, 75 Fly 50 BK, 25 BR


    Warm down: 100 EZ

    Comments:
    • Not much energy today.
    • W/up - Ave pace on 25s: fly/16, bk/17, br/20, fr/15
    • Set 1 - Legs need work, ave 50 K pace: fly/49, bk/53, br/53, fr/52, IMS were 2:45-40, 25s slightly faster then warm up
    • Set 2 - Trying to re-acclimate my FR stroke to faster swimming pace: 25s/15, 50s/32-31, steady strong tempo, but not a sprint
    • Set 3 - IMO turns, desc 100-25 ladder 4x250.
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  16. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -11/02/20122

    by , November 1st, 2012 at 01:29 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 250 4:00 3:45
    1 X 150 2:30 2:15
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    3 X 100 kick 2:15
    8 X 50 kick-25 moderate/25 fast- 1:10
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 75 build 1:30
    1 X 50 @ 100% 1:15
    2 x 100 cruise 2:00
    Four rounds, choice.

    8 X 25
    odd: build to race finish
    even: blocks-sprint 20 yards

    1 X 600
    Swim or pull
    Descend by 200's

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4500Y
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  17. Workout 11/01/12: morning

    by , November 1st, 2012 at 09:32 AM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    w/u: 200 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM

    4 x thru:
    - 150 Fr Pull on 2:05 with buoy and snorkel
    - 100 flutter kick on 2:00 with board and snorkel

    10 x 50 on :50
    - 1-4 Quarters Strong Fr
    - 5 EZ Fr
    - 6-9 Quarters Strong stroke (Fly, Bk)
    - 10 EZ Fr

    150 w/d with snorkel and out
    (Solo/Rec/2350 yds/45 min)
    ----------------------------

    Had a fun night last night, and even got some candy out of the deal. I used to porge right through it, now I ration it out for after swim practice.

    Didn't have a lot of time this morning, but a good swim. Two other Masters swimmers were there, which is nice to see.

    Busy day - furnace is getting cleaned now, then I am bring the cats to the vet before swimming at lunchtime. After collecting my son from school my wife and I are going to have a couples massage with those warm stones, then off to the high school to watch opening night of Cinderella.
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  18. 11.01.12 - Thursday workout

    by , November 1st, 2012 at 09:16 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Ray, Roger, Aundrey, and Keith. No Daves today. I suspect they were out late last night getting candy and papering people's houses . We did a mix of yesterday's masters workout and MSA's workout. I fell apart near the end and had to switch to pull.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    6 x 50 - :45

    4 x 100 - 1:40 Stroke
    4 x 100 - 1:30 IM
    4 x 100 - 1:20 Free
    100 Easy

    4 Rounds of:
    * 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 50 Stroke - :55 (Fly, Bk, or Br)
    * 50 Stroke - :50 (Pick from 2 not used yet)
    * 50 Stroke - :45 (Whichever stroke hasn't been picked)
    * 50 Free - :40
    * Last round intervals are :55, :50, :45, :40, :35
    100 Easy
    Made this one today. Last round was kick, back, breast, fly, free. Getting the free going after hard fly was tough.

    4 x 100 Kick - 1:40
    4 x 100 IM - 1:30
    4 x (25 bk/75 free) - 1:20
    Kick was no problem. IMs hurt. bk/free wasn't going to happen. I switched to pull after the first one and caught up w/ the interval on #4. Did 50 back pull/50 free pull but couldn't make the 1:20 of #4.

    6 x 50 - 1:15 (Hard sdk down, easy free back w/ fins)
    200 IM w/ fins (2:50)

    200 Cool down

    (5200 Total)
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  19. 10.31.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 05:29 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Danny. Yesterday, my son called me out to the front yard in the late afternoon because something cool was happening in the sky. Turns out he was right... there were rainbows everywhere. The sky was mostly clear but hazy enough to refract light all over the place. My cell phone camera unfortunately doesn't do justice to what this really looked like but here are some photos I caught:

    Rainbows, rainbows, rainbows and more rainbows.

    Never seen anything like it.

    This morning, I made up the workout. I'm always worried someone won't like it but I was the only one speaking up.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 Rounds of:
    * 100 Kick - 1:45
    * 100 stroke - 1:35
    * 100 IM - 1:30
    * 100 Free - 1:25
    200 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 4 x 25 IM Order - :30 Turn at midway point in the pool
    4 x 25 - :45 Odds Fly, Back; Evens Fly no breath
    4 x 25 - :40 Odds Breast, Fly; Evens underwater br pullouts
    4 x 25 - :35 Odds Back, Breast; Evens free no breath
    50 Easy

    4 Rounds of:
    * 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 50 Back - :55
    * 50 Breast - :50
    * 50 Fly - :45
    * 50 Free - :40
    * Subtract :05s from each interval on the last round
    50 Easy

    1000 Pull - Open turns on each 200
    I took this easy at first and built speed. Started on a 1:15 pace and made 2:16 on the last 200.

    100 Cool down

    (5200 Total)
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  20. Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 04:37 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 59, pool at 79, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny blue skies with humidity at 43%

    *Warm Up*
    2x500 FR on 1min rest

    *Set 1*
    1x2000 FR broken as:
    2(10X50 on :45, 5x100 on 1:30) Did:
    1. 50s 1-5 @ :37-36, 6-10 @ :36-35, 100s 1:12 - 1:10
    2. 50s 1-5 @ :36-35, 6-10 @ :35-34, 100s 1:12 - 1:09


    *Set 2*
    2x200 BR kick w/Snorkel
    6x100 FR kick on 2:10, Did:
    • 1-3: 1:55-1:49, 4-6: 1:52 - 1:44


    *Set 3*
    1x1000 FR broken as:
    5(2x50 on :40, 1x100 on 1: 40) Did
    1. 34/1:08
    2. 34/1:07
    3. 34/1:07
    4. 33/1:07
    5. 33/1:06


    *Warm Down*
    100 EZ

    Comments:
    • While I felt I was making headway with basic swimming fitness, I knew in my heart I would have to break the ice with doing "real training", with interval based sets.
    • The result from my most recent straight 5000 yard swim was 1:03.10, so my aerobic base 100 pace at this point appears to be about 1:15-16.
    • Set 1 - I was disappointed in the truth of my times, but at least it is a starting point. It was more effort than I expected to do those times. Also - the warmup needs to be different including more pace/tempo swimming.
    • Set 2 - Did some BR kick for the IMs. For my freestyle, I feel that with a steady kick I have better balance and overall stroke, so might as well begin to condition the legs to be there all the way.
    • Set 3 - Made an effort to finish the workout with a more quality and encouraging swim. Doing the FR kick set earlier led me to hold on to it in my stroke more with this last set. It felt better overall, and I will be more prepared for my next workout.

    Updated October 31st, 2012 at 05:53 PM by fdtotten

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