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  1. Friday June 29th - AM Swim

    Warm-up (1200)
    200 swim
    200 IM, 25 drill + 25 swim
    200 pull
    3 x 100 @ 1:45 25 catch-up + 25 swim
    3 x 100 @ 1:35 gentle descend

    Set I (1200 / 2400)
    4 x 100 @ 1:30, descend
    100 easy
    5 x 100 @ 1:25 descend
    200 easy

    Set II (600 / 3000)
    2 x:
    * 3 x 50 @ :45 flutter kick w/fins
    * 3 x 50 @ :45 dolphin kick w/fins

    4 x 50 @ :30 rest, hypoxic

    ** 3200 **
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  2. Friday, June 29 2012

    by , June 30th, 2012 at 09:25 AM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @Fort Myers Aquatic Center

    Air temp of 88, pool at 81, 100% water clarity.
    Partly cloudy skies with humidity at 70%


    Warm Up
    200 FR EZ
    4x50 on :50 desc 1-4

    *Set 1*
    4000 FR Broken Swim
    • 4(1x500 on 7:00, 2x250 on 3:30)


    Results:
    1. 5:58, 2:54, 2:52
    2. 5:52, 2:53, 2:52
    3. 5:45, 2:51, 2:49
    4. 5:32, 2:42, 2:39 (w/paddles)


    EZ 200 FR

    Comments
    • Today was the best day this week as far as feel for the water and FR stroke consistency.
    • Before last round in the broken 4000 FR, took extra 30 seconds to put on paddles. I use medium size paddles for swimming FR as a full stroke (not as Pull w/buoy or tube) to swim fast with a strong pulling effort keeping stroke balanced with steady streamlined flutter kick.
    • Will begin light drylands again on Sunday and rebuild in to my normal strength & body core circuit over the next two weeks.
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  3. Friday, June 29, 2012 5:30pm

    by , June 29th, 2012 at 11:48 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I was tired today, mostly from work. I think after today I was around 51 hours or so, plus another 8-10 hours tomorrow as well. Paycheck is decent, but I'm worn out. Swimming is just a luxury this summer for me, and I'm making the most of it.


    10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 w/ up
    First 5 - 1:10-1:12s
    Second 5 - 1:08 desc. to 1:05

    10 x 100 Free Pull
    5 @ 1:30
    1 @ each: 1:25, 1:20, 1:15, 1:10, 1:05
    made 'em all

    100 EZ

    10 x 50 Free medium/Fly FAST by 25s @ 1:00 (went :34/:35s)

    4 x 75 Free @ 1:05 right into
    4 x 75 Free @ 1:00 took :10 rest after to put on paddles/buoy
    4 x 75 Free Pull @ :55

    100 EZ

    -----------------------
    3600 Yards


    =================================

    One more week until my 1500 LCM & others in the local USAS meet. Also, a few days ago I also signed up for the USAS LSC Champs meet in Spokane at the end of July. Of course, I'm only signed up for Sunday due to my work schedule, and had to pick the events available to me: 100 Free, 100 Fly, 1500 Free (not 200 Back).
    My gosh, I've got two 1500s LCM this summer, and two OW swims! What did I do to myself. Oh well, I'm not training too serious, and am putting no pressure on myself. Just having fun this summer...and happy I can actually swim.


    Oh...and in other news...I followed Lochte's advice and had a "home cooked meal" (and no fast food) for dinner after practice.
    A can a Progresso Hearty Chicken w/ Noodles soup, corn on the cob, and some gatorade.
    I can already feel myself making the OTs in 4 years. ...or at least craving McDonalds or something better in a couple hours.

    Updated June 30th, 2012 at 12:00 AM by jaadams1

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  4. Thursday & Friday, June 28-29

    by , June 29th, 2012 at 06:10 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Thursday:

    RC/scapula exercises, 20 min

    Acupuncture/Cupping, 45 min


    Friday:

    RC/Scapula exercises, 20 min

    Yoga/Stretching/Foam Roller, 30 min

    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    500 various
    10 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    5 x 50 burst + cruise @ 1:30
    50 EZ
    12 x 25
    odds = up tempo @ :30
    evens = EZ @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    Total: 1500


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

    Pretty dull last couple days. Taper workouts are so mindless. And they're so short I never have any sense of whether I have "easy speed" and hence don't bother worrying about it. Taper b*tchies have not made an appearance either. Maybe I'm too happy watching all the swimming and track & field. And now I get to be deliciously lazy with only Fort Son at home. I'm also not stepping foot outside except when necessary. It was 103 when I was driving home from the pool.

    Just had a chuckle hearing Rowdy misstate the rule on when you can take the dolphin kick on breast. lol

    Updated June 29th, 2012 at 06:16 PM by The Fortress

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  5. Thursday, June 28 2012

    by , June 28th, 2012 at 07:54 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @Fort Myers Aquatic Center

    Air temp of 86, pool at 80, 100% water clarity.
    Partly cloudy skies with humidity at 75%


    Warm Up
    200 FR EZ
    • 6x25 on :30 desc 1-3,4-6


    *Set 1*
    10x100 FR on 1:20
    • Did 1-4 @1:09, 5-10 @1:08


    *Set 2*
    3(1x200 K, 3x100 DR/S by 25)
    • Rounds 1/BR; 2/BK; 3/Fly


    *Set 3*
    10x50 FR on :45
    • Did 1-3 @33, 4-10 @32


    EZ 200 FR

    Comments
    • Maintainence workout. Second day back in the water always feels slower, and I need to start the weights again. After three weeks off drylands, I feel less strong in the water.
    • Watching the USA Olympic Swimming Trials - great athletic performances!
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  6. Th Jun 27, 2012

    by , June 28th, 2012 at 03:10 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Th Jun 27, 2012

    Wed trained, didn't do much, a few easy speed 50's & 100's

    Nats are 1 week & a day away
    Entered:
    FRI 4 IM, 50 fr
    SAT 100 fr, 50 bk
    SUN 50 br, 2 IM

    chris Coached, whitney's at trials
    scy main pool
    6:00 to 7:30
    swam with chris

    Warm Up (scy)
    missed it

    Main Set (LCM)

    8 x 50 on 45

    400 easy

    8 x 25
    odds easy
    evens fast

    50 easy

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

    Thu Jul 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Order of Events
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
    Days Till


    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  7. Thursday June 28th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - SCY
    Soren coaching

    200 swim
    12 x 50 @ :15 rest, 25 drill + 25 swim, IM order

    2 x
    * 1 x 200 @ 3:00, flutter kick w/fins
    * 2 x 50 @ 1:00, choice kick w/fins AFAP

    5 x swimming with fins and paddles
    * 1 x 25 @ :30, 8 SDK + 2 strokes before breathing, no breaths to the wall
    * 1 x 50 @ 1:00, 8 SDK + 2 strokes before first breath
    * 1 x 25 @ :30, 8 SDK + 2 strokes before breathing, no breaths to the wall

    6 x 100 @ 1:45, pull w/buoy and paddles. build, last 25 should be fast. (went 1:08, 1:08, 1:07, 1:06, 1:05)

    200 easy

    ** 2800 **
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  8. 06.28.12 - Thursday workout #19

    by , June 28th, 2012 at 09:27 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Back is improving. Flip turns were comfortable but my back is stiff which seems to limit my fly and breaststroke. Long road trip today. Hope my back holds out for it.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    4 x 100 IM - 1:40
    400 Free - 6:00 (5:00)
    2 x 200 IM - 3:10
    400 Free - 5:45 (4:52)
    100 Easy

    400 Free - 5:30 (4:58)
    400 IM - 6:30
    400 Free - 5:15 (4:52)
    100 Easy

    400 IM Timed (5:38) - Not my best effort but with my back any fly/breast was a struggle today.

    200 Cool down

    (4000 total)
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  9. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:00pm

    by , June 28th, 2012 at 12:03 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Got to the YMCA a little later today, but no problem. Apparently the warm weather now keeps all the icky poo lap swimmers out of my lap lanes. My lap swim buddy (who does 1/2 distances of my sets) showed up same time as me, so it was nice to have a buddy to swim with


    Warmup & more:

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (cruising 1:12s)
    5 x 100 Free @ 1:25/1:20/1:15/1:10/1:05
    (went 1:10/1:10/1:09/1:06/1:04)
    5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (1:10ish)

    OW Swim:
    500 Free
    • w/ no initial pushoff
    • no wall pushoffs - just flip a couple feet short of the wall
    • Timed it, went 6:29 - now I have a base to track any progress
    I'm having fun with these swims in the pool. It's definitely different than I've always been used to, and I'm sure that's the main reason.
    But as far as different training goes, I'm still not going to venture into the sprint training category looking for additional "fun".


    Main Set:

    4 Rounds of:
    100 Free, 75 Free, 50 Free, 25 Free
    No rest between rounds, just suck it up and go!

    • Round 1 - 1:30 / 1:10 / :50 / :30
    • Round 2 - 1:20 / 1:05 / :45 / :25
    • Round 3 - 1:15 / 1:00 / :40 / :20
    • Round 4 - 1:10 / 0:55 / :35 / :15
    Round 4 was tough, but I still made it pretty easily. Coming off the 25 of round 3 with short rest going into the fast 100 got it started, and I just put the hammer down. It was good to basically sprint the last 250 of the 1000 yard set.
    Last round I went 1:05/:49/:31/:14


    100 EZ float down, Fly semi-hard back (the fly felt really good)

    --------------------------
    3100 Yards
  10. Wednesday, June 27 2012

    by , June 27th, 2012 at 07:07 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @Fort Myers Aquatic Center

    Air temp of 82, pool at 78, 100% water clarity.
    Partly cloudy skies with humidity at 80%


    Warm Up
    200 FR EZ

    *Set 1*
    1x4000 FR Swim
    • Desc effort by 1000, 1-4


    EZ 200 FR

    Comments
    • Finally back in the water, since last Thursday. Stormy weather, kids activities, and work projects were factors. So far from my experience living in SWF, it can be more challenging to swim during the summer months than in the winter.
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  11. Wed., Jun 27

    by , June 27th, 2012 at 05:06 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/LCM/Solo @ Rockville

    500 various
    4 x 50 fly drills
    8 x (25 UW dolphin + 25 easy kick)
    6 x 50 burst + cruise
    6 x (25 up tempo + 25 EZ)
    -- 2 free, 2 breast, 2 back
    2 x (25 AFAP dolphin kick + 75 EZ)
    50 EZ

    Total: 1950 m

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

    That's probably my last LCM swim. It's not worth the commute for a 1500 swim. Today I was stuck on the beltway (accident) forever.

    I also plan to do some RC exercises and foam rolling tonight. I finally tried on my 2XU compression top that I want to use at Nats. Water Rat was right -- really really difficult to get on. It's a two person job.

    Looking forward to more trials coverage tonight. I doubt they'll show the semi-finals with only an hour allotted. Teen Fort is rooting for an old boyfriend in the finals of the 100 back.

    Meanwhile, I have a very lazy weekend ahead! Mr. Fort and Lil Fort are heading up to NY to visit relatives. Teen Fort is at the Princeton rowing camp (she is now besotted with the campus). So it's just Fort Son and me. With the Tour starting up, I foresee serious coach time.
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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/28/12

    by , June 27th, 2012 at 03:43 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Summer Nationals...one week out.

    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 x 400 6:45
    2 X 200 3:30
    4 X 100 1:45
    4 X 100 kick 2:30

    12 x 50 1:20
    #1&2: easy
    Odds starting with #3: 25 sprint/25 easy
    Evens starting with #4: easy/perfect stroke

    1 X 100 @85%
    1 X 100 easy
    1 X 100 @ 100%
    1 X 100 easy
    Two rounds, choice on 2:15.
    $$MEET SWIMMERS$$ Warm down after 1 round.

    1 X 200 IM 3:45
    4 x 50-1 of each- 1:15
    Three rounds

    OR

    2 X 600 free 9:00
    Negative split both

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00
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  13. Tuesday, June 26

    by , June 26th, 2012 at 10:47 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    10 min RC exercises

    600 various

    20 x 25 shooters w/MF
    8 belly DPK (5 kicks) @ :40
    8 back DPK (5 kicks) @ :40
    4 twirling @ :45
    50 EZ

    4 x 50 fly drill
    4 x 50 smooth back
    4 x 50 breast drill
    100 EZ

    4 x 25 long breast pullouts
    100 EZ

    Total: 1750? I thought I did 2000, but can't remember what else I did. Taper senility ...

    15 min hottub


    Massage, 75 min


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

    Really tough day today -- slept in, easy swim, massage and OT viewing. I think I will venture out to Rockville for possibly my final LCM swim. It's supposed to be sunny and mid-70s tomorrow and then descend into a heat wave later in the week.

    I was bummed to see Coughlin die so badly in the last 25 of the 100 fly. I hope the same thing doesn't happen in the 100 back, but it may.

    As I mentioned on the HIT forum, I found this article about the wedges on the FINA starting blocks: http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsA...=4340&mid=8712. Since I'm pretty flexible, I may try starting out at setting 1. My flight is supposed to arrive at 3:46 pm on Thursday so I should have time to try a couple starts that night. I don't want to do too many, but I'd like to feel comfortable.

    Updated June 26th, 2012 at 10:54 PM by The Fortress

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  14. Tuesday June 26th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - SCY
    Soren coaching

    2 x 100 @ 1:30 free
    4 x 50 @ :50 free
    4 x 50 @ 1:00 IM order
    2 x 100 @ 1:30 free

    6 x 100 @ 2:00 kick w/fins

    Swim with fins:
    1 x 200 @ 4:00 IM
    2 x 100 @ 2:00 IM
    4 x 50 @ 1:00 IM order
    2 x 100 @ 2:00 IM
    1 x 200 @ 4:00 IM

    12 x 50 @ :45 pull w/paddles and buoy

    100 easy

    [b]** 3100 **[/i]

    Darn, I wish my butterfly always felt as strong as it does when I swim with fins
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  15. Tue Jun 26, 2012

    by , June 26th, 2012 at 04:55 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Jun 26, 2012

    Sat trained went around 3k, did 300 in 3:33
    Sun did not train
    Mon Trained

    Nats are 1 week & 3 days away
    Entered:
    FRI 4 IM, 50 fr
    SAT 100 fr, 50 bk
    SUN 50 br, 2 IM

    Whitney Coached
    LCM main pool
    6:00 to 7:30
    swam with Keith, Tyler, Todd, ned, & Chris
    Beside Larry & Jim

    Warm Up (LCM)
    500

    Main Set (LCM)
    assigned 3 rounds (one fly, one bk, one br) of
    50 on 50
    100 on 1:40
    150 on 2:30
    200 on 3:20
    1:00 break
    400 desc 1 - 3
    did:
    50, 100, 150, 100 easy (drilled fly in R1)
    400 went 5:40, 5:20, 4:50

    did some easy 50's


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

    Thu Jul 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Order of Events
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
    Days Till


    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX

    Updated June 28th, 2012 at 12:33 PM by ande

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  16. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/27/12

    by , June 26th, 2012 at 03:02 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    4 X 150 2:45
    4 X 100 2:00

    6 X 50 kick 1:20
    #3-6: build second 25 to fast

    1 X 100 swim

    SCY

    8 X 50 choice 1:15
    #1-4: perfect stroke
    #5-8: descend--#8 @ 100%
    1 X 100 easy swim -

    4 X 100 choice 2:30
    Swim all four at 85/90%

    Set for distance swimmers:
    12 X 50 1:00
    800 or 1500 pace

    Set for others:
    10 X 50 1:15
    odd: easy-perfect stroke
    even: 25 sprint/25 easy

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    3100/3000 M/Y
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  17. Monday, June 25

    by , June 26th, 2012 at 11:53 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    550 various
    8 x 25 shooters @ :40
    6 x 50 fly drills

    Main Sets:

    w/fins:

    4 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00, fast hands
    50 EZ
    4 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00, dolphin on back
    50 EZ
    4 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00, dolphin on belly
    50 EZ

    8 x 25
    odds = up tempo free @ :30 (11 high-12 flat)
    evens = EZ @ :45
    50 EZ

    8 x 25
    odds = up tempo back @ :30 (11 high)
    evens = EZ @ :45
    50 EZ

    1 x 50 back @ 100 pace (24)
    200 EZ

    1 x 50 fly AFAP (23 mid, slowish, bad breakouts)
    200 EZ

    Total: 2600


    Acupuncture, 45 min


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


    Summer is feeling even busier than the school year. I was swamped yesterday with appts, kid stuff and a Monday night meet to officiate. Lil Fort has decided she likes backstroke. I was on a media blackout all day so I could come home and watch the swim and track OTs on the DVR. I must admit I was rooting for Lochte, and it's unclear what Phelps can do to beat him in London.

    10 more days until Omaha. I'm really too busy to think much about taper or how I feel in the water (not sharp yet). Probably a good thing I guess. Plus, I don't have the same expectations in LCM where, unlike Water Rat, I have no aerobic conditioning. Hopefully, I've dragged myself out to Rockville a sufficient amount so that LCM doesn't feel utterly foreign.

    My shoulder feels decent today. And I'm looking forward to a deep tissue later.
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  18. 06.26.12 - Tuesday workout

    by , June 26th, 2012 at 09:49 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Ray, Kieth. We followed Ray's workout. I kept his intervals but added yardage or stroke to keep the rest down.

    400 Warm up

    6 x 150 Free - 2:00 (1:50-1:55)
    100 Easy
    6 x 75 - 1:15 (3 x stroke/free/stroke, 3 x IM no free)
    100 Easy
    6 x 25 - :30 (made :15s)
    100 Easy
    6 x 150 Pull - 2:00 (1:42s)
    100 Easy
    6 x 75 - 1:15 (3 x 25 kick/50 free, 3 x 50 kick/25 free)
    100 Easy
    6 x 25 Fly/Back/Br - :30

    200 cool down

    (4100 Total)

    Updated June 26th, 2012 at 10:42 AM by pmccoy

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  19. Monday, June 25, 2012 5:30pm

    by , June 25th, 2012 at 11:33 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I did quite a lot of stuff at work today. Lots of installation work, fabrication, and various other stuff in the setup of the new automatic pallet plastic wrapper machine that was installed last week. We still have lots of stuff to do to make our system "work" with it. I'll be busy for a while, as will the others.
    My swimming is just for relaxation therapy now.

    Workout:

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30
    10 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (:50-:51s)
    10 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:00 (:50-:53s)
    50 stretch out

    Main Set:

    I decided to make the following into an "open water" pool workout. No wall pushoffs throughout the swim. My initial starts of each rep were minimal pushoff and I'd just flipturn a couple feet short of the wall and get up and swim. Definitely a lot harder, especially when you're used to have a semi-streamline pushoff every 25 yards!

    50 Free @ :50
    100 Free @ 1:40
    150 Free @ 2:30
    200 Free @ 3:20 (2:31)
    250 Free @ 4:10
    300 Free @ 5:00 (3:50)

    I just went on the :50 per 50 yards to keep it simple. I only looked at my times on a couple of them. Yeah I got plenty of rest, but it was worth it. Lots harder than usual. I will be doing this again as I'm sure it will help me some in my OW swims this summer. I have to make use of where I get to train. I don't have any warm OW around here.

    ---------------------

    2800 Yards


    I'll get to work on my Total Gym tonight before bedtime as well. 20-30 minutes or so each night doing various stuff will get me stronger.

    Updated June 25th, 2012 at 11:42 PM by jaadams1

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  20. Workout 06/25/12: evening

    by , June 25th, 2012 at 09:35 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I did a slightly modified version of Fort's [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=20835"]workout #4 (6/11-17/12)[/ame] tonight as time allowed:

    Warm up:
    400 choice
    8 x (25 drill + 25 kick) @ 1:15
    -- 2 of each stroke
    4 x 50 torque drill @ 1:30
    50 EZ

    Speed sets:
    8 x 50 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    50 EZ

    1 x 100 AFAP FR (went 58.3)
    200 EZ

    2 x through:
    -- 1 round free/kick
    1 x 25 @ 100 pace + 25 EZ @ 1:30
    1 x 25 AFAP + 75 EZ @ 2:15
    1 x 50 AFAP + 100 EZ @ 4:00

    8 x 50 @ 1:30
    - 1-4: IM rotation
    - 5-8: Quarter's Strong FR
    100 EZ
    (Solo/Rec/2850yds/65 min)
    --------------------------

    I was able to say hi to GregJS tonight during the Monday evening swim - I miss getting there recently as it is more of a social time for me. I was picking his brain on breaststroke tecnique, as I regard him as my coach for for this horrible stroke.

    This was a great speed workout - the intervals are almost spot on for really putting in the effort and getting rewarded with a little rest. Truth be told, I almost did the Lactate Production workout but after I wrote it down it dawned on me that I might have made a mistake. The 100 fast time was really good - not sure when I have gone that fast from a push in a while, and since I am not feeling very speedy of late it was nice to hammer out. I am still trying to balance store rate speed and not cutting my pull short on the fast swims - still more work to go. I don't have a parachute so I just modified that section a bit.

    With work tomorrow I will likely not be able to swim, unless I get out right at 8pm and make the last 15 minutes of masters practice to stretch out. I may not be that motivated, though.

    Oh, for your viewing pleasure, here is a look at the shirts I had made up for my open water swims this year. My yaker Bobby came up with the slogan and my talented sister Jill did the drawing (Bob's mom works for the Army/Navy shop in town and got us a good deal on printing). The Kingdom mountains to the Portland Light ...

    Updated June 25th, 2012 at 09:56 PM by rxleakem

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