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  1. Workout 05/22/12:

    by , May 22nd, 2012 at 01:18 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 FR/200 BK
    4 x 200 FR pull with buoy 2:40
    4 x 50 Quarters Strong
    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/1800yds/30 min)
    ---------------------

    Worked dps. Now I'm at work. Afterwards, I'll be

    Updated August 13th, 2012 at 07:39 AM by rxleakem

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  2. 05.22.12 - Tuesday workout, new challenge set

    by , May 22nd, 2012 at 08:58 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Roger. A couple weeks ago, I threw out the idea of 10 x 100 IM on 1:20. Might be a bit aggressive for me right now but I was willing to go for it. Today, we started on 10 x 100 IM on 1:25. That's probably something I'm more likely to make. Maybe this winter, we can push the interval down some.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    6 x 50 - :45
    1 x 100 IM - 1:25 (1:18)

    8 times through
    * 100 Free - 1:10 (did 1:05-1:07, 1:04 on the last one)
    * 50 Kick - 1:10
    * 2 x 75 Pull - 1:10 (:48-:50)
    100 Easy

    400 IM Kick Timed (6:55 - first time under 7:00!)
    100 Easy

    400 IM Timed (5:26 - not too bad... I was pretty worn out at this point)

    200 Cool down

    (4300 Total)
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  3. Monday, May 21, 2012 My Videos from Canadian Nats

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 09:53 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    The Video Cronicles...
    **Note: some of the commentary as far as split times is incorrect. The scoreboard was different to read than we're used to. Rather than the Lane being displayed first, the Place is first (then lane). This made it confusing many times for my teammates who were reading off the splits (sometimes the 2nd place split when I was in Lane 2, for example)


    Saturday:
    400 Free 4:25.17 2nd Place
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdELypfOms0&feature=channel&list=UL"]5-19-12 Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Nats 400 SCM Free - YouTube[/nomedia]


    400 IM 5:05.33 2nd Place
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE5jT3LSUqc"]5-19-12 Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Nats 400 SCM IM - YouTube[/nomedia]


    Sunday:
    200 Free 2:05.79 3rd Place
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-WGEiLuJ2A&feature=channel&list=UL"]5-20-12 Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Nats 200 SCM Free - YouTube[/nomedia]


    100 Fly 1:03.85 4th Place
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8IfxudK9Ig&feature=channel&list=UL"]5-20-12 Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Nats 100 SCM Fly - YouTube[/nomedia]


    100 Free 57.71 3rd Place
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOFgra-4ZHM"]5-20-12 Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Nats 100 SCM Free - YouTube[/nomedia]


    Monday:
    200 Fly 2:22.05 2nd Place
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viX2Mo404a8&feature=channel&list=UL"]5-21-12 Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Nats 200 SCM Fly - YouTube[/nomedia]


    & then for James!
  4. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -05/22/12

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 03:15 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    4 X 150 2:45
    6 X 100 1:45

    5 X100 kick 2:30
    Build second 50 to fast
    1 X 100 swim

    3 X {3 X 100 2:30
    Alternate: build, fast, easy. All choice.

    1 X 100 moderate 2:00
    1 X 200 negative split 3:15
    Five rounds.
    Freestyle, swim or pull.
    Descend 200's 1-5

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4400M
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  5. Monday, May 21 2012

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 02:32 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    LCM @FGCU Aquatics Center
    Beautiful sunny SWF morning with airtemp of 70, with the pool water cystal clear at 78.

    Warm Up
    1x400 FR

    *Set 1*
    1x1000 FR as 5(200 Build), EVF focus
    2(6x50 on :50, 2x100 on 1:40)
    • did 50s @38, 100s @1:17


    *Set 2*
    21x100 FR on 2:00 as 2x100 cruise, 1x100 fast
    goal times: cruise @1:20, fast @1:10

    did cruises @1:22-1:19
    fast 100 results;
    1. 1:11
    2. 1:09
    3. 1:10
    4. 1:11
    5. 1:09
    6. 1:10
    7. 1:09


    EZ 300 FR/DR Swim

    *Set 3*
    5x200 FR on 3:00 with paddles:
    • Desc 1-5
    • did 2:35-2:30

    10x100 on 1:30 with paddles:
    • hold steady pace
    • did 1:14


    EZ 100 FR

    Comments
    On Mondays I usually need more time to warm up, so Set 1 is a tempo/pace extension of my warmup. For Set 2, I was not sure I would be able to get down to 1:10 more than one or two times, but with Coach there on poolside with two closed fists up in the air telling me I was on pace, I had no choice but to keep working the pace. In the middle of the set I almost fell apart, hence the 1:11, followed by 1:22 cruise swims, but I struggle/hacked my way back to stay with the goals times. It did not feel so great, but I finished what I started, and coach said the FR stroke looked smooth & long (really - felt the opposite).

    I like to swim with paddles rather than pull as it feels closer to my normal stroke and keeps my legs working (which I need since there is little kicking in my workouts at this time). For several weeks I was doing straight swims with variable pacing, but today started doing interval swims with paddles. I strong believe this will contribute towards integration of dryland stength training and EVF focus in my stroke during broken block swims of 1,000 of 3,000 M/SCY at controlled efforts on/or faster than goal pace for 5K OW swims.

    Updated May 21st, 2012 at 03:17 PM by fdtotten

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  6. Monday, May 21, 2012 Day 4 Results BYE BYE Canada

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 02:25 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Final day, final swim. 200 Fly. I decided that since I'd been swimming well all weekend on a limited warmup/warmdown policy, that I'd push it to the extreme today.

    That's right - ZERO warmup, with cooldown on the waterslides!! I did take our 90 year old "teammate" from Montana - Charlotte Sanddal up to the waterslide, and she LOVED IT!!! She said it'd been years since she's been on waterslides.


    Monday's Results:

    Event 42 Men 35-39 200 SC Meter Butterfly
    ================================================== =======================
    Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
    ================================================== =======================
    1 Simpson, Bo 35 AB Unattached 2:13.00 2:12.98 20
    r:+0.79 29.50 1:02.27 (32.77)
    1:35.96 (33.69) 2:12.98 (37.02)
    2 Adams, James 35 HMS 2:20.40 2:22.05 17
    r:+0.66 30.43 1:05.67 (35.24)
    1:43.09 (37.42) 2:22.05 (38.96)


    I added about 1.5 seconds, which wasn't too bad. I did notice that in all my races this weekend, I was winning the reaction time off the blocks. And this was among all swimmers in my events. Consistently being between 0.66 to 0.69 off the blocks is great, and very few times did I see another time in the 0.6 range from other swimmers.

    I ended the meet with these places:
    3rd - 100 Free
    3rd - 200 Free
    2nd - 400 Free
    4th - 100 Fly
    2nd - 200 Fly
    2nd - 400 IM


    This has been a great weekend all around. Lots of fast swims, good fun in and out of the pool, but the time has come to and end. Time to make my way back home, and hopefully cross the border.

    Two more weeks left till my LCM adventure in the USAS meet right in town in Wenatchee...no time to slack off now!
  7. Workout 05/21/12:

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 02:24 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    w/u: 200 FR/200 BK 8 x 50 on :45ish

    4 x 200 Pull with buoy 2:45ish
    - 1-3: FR
    - 4: BK

    8 x 100 on 1:30ish
    - 1: RIM
    -2-3: 50 kick/50 Swim (FR/BK )
    - 4-5: DPS Free
    - 6-7: 50 Kick/50 Swim (BK/FR)
    - 8: IM loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/2400yds/50 minutes)
    -----------------------------

    I had a good weekend, despite working. My daughter joined a friend for the Junior Prom on Saturday so I was up late to watch the march and then keep sleep-over/chillin' plans ready for the night. I went to bed around 1am. I rode my bicycle to work (4.5 miles round trip) on Sunday, then played 2 hours of basketball last night (only was off the court for about 20 min).

    I got into the water this morning before work, and was not very motvated. Had some lanemates and I missed the triathlete train, so I was mostly trying to scoot around folks. I'll do chin-ups and shoulder presses after work tonight at home.

    My work week is off tilter because I'm heading to Cleveland on Thursday with my daughter's choir/band classes, and we will be at Cedar Point on Saturday. Hope to either find a pool (any Cleveland teams viewing the blogs?) or hit the open water at the Point for some swimming. I plan to get in the next two days before work , and am hoping to take up Brent's invitation to swim at the Williams pool tomorrow. It's set up LCM, and I have never swam LCM before (save for the two lanes at Darmouth), so that would be a treat.
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  8. Mon May 21st, 2012

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 12:50 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon May 21st, 2012

    Whitney Coached
    LCM Main pool
    5:30 - 7:00 dove in at 5:35ish
    swam with Todd & Mike
    beside Chris, Kellie, Keith, & David

    Warm Up (LCM)
    arrived late missed it

    Main Set (LCM)

    050 on 0:40 right into
    100 on 1:20 right into
    150 on 2:00 right into
    200 on 2:40 right into
    200 on 2:40 right into
    150 on 2:00 right into
    100 on 1:20 right into
    050 on 0:40
    made it

    rest 1:00

    400 IM done 50 k 50 sw

    050 on 0:40 right into
    100 on 1:20 right into
    150 on 2:00 right into
    200 on 2:40 right into
    200 on 2:40 right into
    150 on 2:00 right into
    100 on 1:20 right into
    050 on 0:40
    made it

    rest 1:00

    400 IM done 50 k 50 sw

    she assigned
    050 on 0:35 right into
    100 on 1:10 right into
    150 on 1:45 right into
    200 on 2:20
    (swimmers could use any equipment they wanted)
    I knew I couldn't make much of it, think I made the 50 & the 100 & I swam a straight 500
    went 6:15 ave 1:15's

    300 easy

    50 SDK easy speed
    went 31
    stayed smooth didn't really attack it


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

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


    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  9. Sat May 19, 2012

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 11:45 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sat May 19, 2012

    chris Coached
    LCM Main pool
    5:30 - 7:00 dove in at 6:45ish
    swam with jim & Max
    beside Larry

    Warm Up (LCM)
    arrived late missed it

    Main Set (LCM)

    3 x 400 free desc on mod interval 6:30

    400 IM

    4 x 300 fr desc on mod interval 5:20

    400 IM

    5 x 200 IM on 3:30

    3 x 100 k on 2:00

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

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


    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  10. FAST FRI May 18, 2012

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 10:51 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRI May 18, 2012


    Whitney Coached
    LCM Main pool
    5:30 - 7:00 dove in at 6:35ish
    swam with ed
    beside Jim, chris, mike Tyler, Max & Larry

    Warm Up (LCM)

    went around 1000

    Main Set (LCM)

    10 x (100 Fast, 100 easy ) on 6:00
    dove all
    odds free went 63, 62, 61 61 60
    evens K 82, 80 78 82 80



    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

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


    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  11. 05.21.12 - Monday workout

    by , May 21st, 2012 at 09:10 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Pain is a strange thing. Sunday morning, I stretched a little and ended up with a crick in my neck. Mostly just annoying. Sunday evening, I played soccer. While challenging another player, I got knocked off balance and came down on my heel very hard. Nothing tore. I could run again after a couple minutes. Shouldn't have run but I did anyway. This morning, the crick had spread to pain throughout my right neck, shoulder, chest and back. Unsurprisingly, my heel was throbbing. I limped to the pool wondering how far I would get before calling it a morning. Warm-up hurt... especially backstroke and breathing with freestyle. After a few hundred more yards, the pain just vanished. Suddenly, I'm swimming faster than ever in practice. Strange.

    SCY

    500 Warm up

    2 x 100 Free - 1:30
    2 x IM - 1:30
    Break

    5 x 200 IM - 2:45
    100 Easy
    2 years ago, I'd have struggled to make these on 3:15. Today, I made 2, swam a 200 free and then did the last 2 IM. Got a little draft off Dave and Dave but they swam freestyle and pulled away before I could get much benefit. My backstroke is still pretty weak but I'm starting to connect my kick in with my stroke. It is better now and good enough that I can make a 2:45 with moderate effort. Looking to make all 5 of these next time we do this set.

    5 Times through:
    * 100 Up/Down Kick - 1:30 (:05)
    * 100 Pull - 1:30
    * 100 Up/Down Kick - 1:30 (:05)
    * 200 Swim - 2:30 (Convert free to stroke)
    I worked at converting the first 100 free to IM. Made 25 Fly/25 Bk/150 Free but couldn't keep the 2:30 pace after that. Did 100IM/75 Free/25 fly on 2:37 at the end.

    200 cool down

    (4700 Total)
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  12. Monday 5/21/12

    Monday 5/21

    AM only LCM

    500 swim
    500 kick w/ board + fins
    200 pull w/ buoy + paddles

    8x50 @ 1:05 25 skull+kick/25 drill

    3x200 @ 3:00 D1-3 to high pink HR (25/10)
    4x150 @ 2:10 hold pink HR
    5x100 @ 1:30 D1-3, hold 4-5 low red HR (26/10)
    6x50 @ :45 hold pink HR

    400 EZ

    Total: 4000

    Comments: I am really sore and my left ankle/right shoulder hurt from my soccer game last night. I suffered a hard tackle to the ankles in the penalty box while on a break away and fell on my right side. It is doubly disappointing that (a) the ref did not award me a penalty kick, and (b) the offender was not shown a straight red card for denying a goal scoring opportunity (or in my case, denying a goal scoring opportunity for a hat trick!). We won the game anyways, but man do I hurt today from it!
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  13. Sunday May 20

    PM swim at home with Susan and Richard

    Warm-up (1000)
    1 x 200 free swim
    1 x 200 IM drill
    4 x 100 @ 1:50, gentle descend free
    4 x 50 @ :45, descend free

    Set I - Drill (3200 set / 4200 total)
    500 - pull with buoy and paddles (6:12)
    6 x 50 @ :45 kick w/fins

    500 - break 5 sec at each 100 (6:23)
    6 x 50 @ :45 kick w/fins

    500 - break 10 sec at 250 (6:25)
    6 x 50 @ :45 kick w/fins

    500 - pull buoy only (6:30)
    6 x 50 @ :45 kick w/fins

    Wrap-up (400 / 4700)
    6 x 50 hypoxic - breaths per 50: 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0
    100 easy

    ** 4700 **

    I really tried to stretch out and focus on my form on the first 500, I breathed every five strokes to allow me to allow me to work on hand placement in the early part of my stroke. It felt strong, but I was surprised with the time because my one and only masters meet time for a 500 was 6:16. I guess the paddles give me more of a boost than I realized!

    Given my propensity for leg and foot cramps, it was probably a bad idea to plan kicking sets between the 500s. My calves cramped on immediately during the second 500, and again during the third 500, so I decided to use the pull buoy on the fourth 500.
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  14. Sunday, May 20, 2012 Day 3 Results

    by , May 20th, 2012 at 08:12 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Started off this morning with a serious neck/upper back tweeky thing that really really hurt bad. I couldn't hardly streamline in warmup, or breathe to the right side (which is my breathing side). I had my female teammates try walking on my back, massaging, and everything to try to work it out. Never went away...took some Advil and just had to live with it.
    During my first event, I felt no pain in the race, but immediately after the pain returned. Oh well, part of life when sleeping for free on the floor of the coaches motorhome. I'll take a little neck pain (maybe) for the cost savings any day!!

    Results:
    Event 24 Men 35-39 200 SC Meter Freestyle
    ================================================== =======================
    Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
    ================================================== =======================
    1 Simpson, Bo 35 AB Unattached 2:00.01 2:02.35 20
    r:+0.76 28.47 59.01 (30.54)
    1:30.53 (31.52) 2:02.35 (31.82)
    2 Ferguson, David 39 Ubc Masters 2:04.60 2:04.90 17
    r:+0.88 28.77 1:00.15 (31.38)
    1:32.72 (32.57) 2:04.90 (32.18)
    3 Adams, James 35 HMS 2:07.25 2:05.79 16
    r:+0.66 28.30 59.73 (31.43)
    1:32.61 (32.88) 2:05.79 (33.18)
    4 Anderson, Baerach 37 Edmonton Masters 2:07.37 2:06.31 15
    r:+0.82 29.79 1:01.87 (32.08)
    1:34.29 (32.42) 2:06.31 (32.02)

    This was a best time by almost 1.5 seconds, so I'll take it. Also I was one of a handful of guys to be under a minute at the 100 split I'm good like that.

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    Event 34 Men 35-39 100 SC Meter Butterfly
    ================================================== =======================
    Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
    ================================================== =======================
    1 Simpson, Bo 35 AB Unattached 59.00 1:00.06 20
    r:+0.79 28.15 1:00.06 (31.91)
    2 Aarnes, Jorg 39 Calgary Masters 1:01.00 1:02.72 17
    r:+0.82 28.90 1:02.72 (33.82)
    3 Coote, Brian 38 Semiahmoo 1:00.75 1:02.84 16
    r:+0.79 27.99 1:02.84 (34.85)
    4 Adams, James 35 HMS 1:03.29 1:03.85 15
    r:+0.68 29.45 1:03.85 (34.40)

    1/2 a second slow. I kinda figured ahead of time I'd be 4th place in this one, but coming off the 75 turn I looked at my neighbor who was visibly dying -had a grand piano on his back, and a second on the way! I almost ran him down in the last 10 meters, though the splits don't really show it (you'll have to see the video later).

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

    For my final results in the 100 Free, the Canadians are still behind the times on the real time results page...but I ended up with a 57.71, which is a best time by 1/2 a second. I'm happy with it. I also ended up 3rd place in my age group. The two guys that beat me are both 6+ inches taller than me, and that attributed to a lot of it. I just couldn't outswim them in the middle of the pool to meet their advantage off the turns.


    Overall, it was a good day. I'm happy with it, 2 best times, and 1 pretty close to my best time. Tomorrow, 200 Fly and outta here to get back home to the States.

    Updated May 21st, 2012 at 10:31 AM by jaadams1

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  15. Saturday May 19

    AM swim at home with Susan and Richard

    Warm-up (1000)
    1 x 200 free swim
    1 x 200 IM drill
    4 x 100 @ 1:50, gentle descend free
    4 x 50 @ :50, descend free

    Set I - Drill (1200 set / 2200 total)
    16 x 75 @ 1:20, 25 kick + 25 drill + 25 swim. 4 each stroke IM order

    Set II - Kicking (1350 set / 3550 total)
    6 x 25 @ :45 underwater SDK w/fins
    6 x 75 @ 1:10 dolphin w/fins , 25 AFAP + 25 easy + 25 AFAP
    6 x 75 @ 1:10 flutter w/fins , 25 AFAP + 25 easy + 25 AFAP
    6 x 50 @ 1:15 flutter no fins

    Set III - 500 locomotive (500 / 4050)
    50 - 25 catch up 25 swim
    100 - 50 catch up 50 swim
    150 - 75 catch up 75 swim
    200 - 100 catch up 100 swim

    Wrap-up (350 / 4400)
    5 x 50 @ 1:15 hypoxic - these are usually relaxing and relatively easy but only managed to do one without a breath
    100 easy

    ** 4400 **

    Went to bed sore and tired and didn't feel much better when I woke up, so I decided a workout of drills and kicking might help. It took a long time to finish, but I did feel somewhat better afterwards.

    Updated June 4th, 2012 at 10:55 AM by eric.carlson

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  16. Saturday, May 19, 2012 Day 2 Meet Results

    by , May 20th, 2012 at 12:12 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Event 10 Men 35-39 400 SC Meter Freestyle
    ================================================== =======================
    Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
    ================================================== =======================
    1 Simpson, Bo 35 AB Unattached 4:20.00 4:19.12 20
    r:+0.81 29.06 1:00.77 (31.71)
    1:32.79 (32.02) 2:05.57 (32.78)
    2:39.04 (33.47) 3:12.57 (33.53)
    3:45.94 (33.37) 4:19.12 (33.18)
    2 Adams, James 35 HMS 4:32.39 4:25.17 17
    r:+0.68 29.49 1:02.43 (32.94)
    1:35.55 (33.12) 2:09.54 (33.99)
    2:43.56 (34.02) 3:17.69 (34.13)
    3:51.85 (34.16) 4:25.17 (33.32)
    3 Anderson, Baerach 37 Edmonton Masters 4:28.24 4:27.70 16
    r:+0.85 29.86 1:02.94 (33.08)
    1:36.58 (33.64) 2:10.75 (34.17)
    2:44.75 (34.00) 3:18.95 (34.20)
    3:53.49 (34.54) 4:27.70 (34.21)
    4 Ferguson, David 39 Ubc Masters 4:29.50 4:27.74 15
    r:+0.83 29.54 1:02.63 (33.09)
    1:36.28 (33.65) 2:10.30 (34.02)
    2:44.59 (34.29) 3:19.44 (34.85)
    3:54.26 (34.82) 4:27.74 (33.48)
    5 Coote, Brian 38 Semiahmoo 4:33.50 4:31.29 14
    r:+0.86 30.50 1:04.09 (33.59)
    1:37.70 (33.61) 2:12.11 (34.41)
    2:46.41 (34.30) 3:21.71 (35.30)
    3:57.23 (35.52) 4:31.29 (34.06)

    I only copied the top 5 out of my age group, but it was one of the most contested age groups out there. I was flat out exstatic about my time. I dropped 7 seconds from my previous masters best, and held very consistent splits throughout the race, including winning my heat (2nd to last heat). As it turns out, Kirk Nelson and I split almost identical races, though we competed in different heats...weird.

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

    Almost 8 hours later (maybe more)...

    Death by 400 IM

    Event 22 Men 35-39 400 SC Meter IM
    ================================================== =======================
    Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
    ================================================== =======================
    1 Simpson, Bo 35 AB Unattached 4:50.00 4:52.63 20
    r:+0.79 30.19 1:05.12 (34.93)
    1:43.65 (38.53) 2:20.42 (36.77)
    3:01.95 (41.53) 3:45.01 (43.06)
    4:19.18 (34.17) 4:52.63 (33.45)
    2 Adams, James 35 HMS 5:03.64 5:05.33 17
    r:+0.69 30.46 1:06.06 (35.60)
    1:46.53 (40.47) 2:26.27 (39.74)
    3:10.60 (44.33) 3:55.89 (45.29)
    4:31.14 (35.25) 5:05.33 (34.19)
    3 Robinson, Dale 38 Ubc Masters 5:35.00 5:23.00 16
    r:+0.90 33.89 1:12.09 (38.20)
    1:57.50 (45.41) 2:41.40 (43.90)
    3:26.23 (44.83) 4:12.03 (45.80)
    4:49.18 (37.15) 5:23.00 (33.82)

    This one was just rough. I was exhausted before stepping on the blocks. Couldn't get revved up in the fly, floundered in the middle 200, and just tried to beat all the other fellow USMS members to the wall in the freestyle leg of the race.

    Kirk and I did finish up the day with a celebratory run down the waterslides though!!


    I'm ready for bed, and a good day of racing tomorrow. Stay tuned.
  17. Saturday, May 19 2012

    by , May 19th, 2012 at 11:57 AM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @ Catalina Isle HOA community pool, bright sunshine early morning, air temp 76 and water temp was 81. Five minutes walk away, this pool is oval shaped measuring about 13 yards at the longest straight point to point available. All the flip turns drive me crazy, but it is a good last resort pool and reliable back up to get a swim in to an active day. There is also an exercise room with treadmills, bikes, and a variety of weight stack machines overlooking the pool area.

    *Warm Up*
    4(20 pushups, 10 pull ups, 20 squats, 10 chin ups)
    Moderate ballistic stretching with bands
    200 EZ Free

    *Set 1*
    1x5000 FR swim building by 500 (about 20 laps)

    *Warm Down*
    200 EZ
    Stretches with & without bands

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    Did not swim Friday (5-18-12) to provide my wife TLC as she had a double wisdom tooth extraction with an implant that morning.

    Did the early Sat AM swim at the HOA pool so I could be back at the house before everyone woke up and have her birthday surprise ready. My legs are alway a bit wobbly coming out of that pool swimming an hour or more.

    Updated May 19th, 2012 at 04:56 PM by fdtotten

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  18. 05.19.12 - Saturday workout

    by , May 19th, 2012 at 10:07 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam at the Hsv Nat w/ Dave, Dave, Sally and Bob. Gave blood yesterday so I was a couple strokes behind Dave.

    SCY

    300 - Kick every 3rd length
    300 - drill every 3rd length
    300 IM Easy

    3 x 200 (50 Free/100 Stroke - IM Order/50 Free)
    6 x 100 Kick - 1:45
    3 x 100 Free - 1:30 Negative split
    50 Easy

    3 x 300 (100 Free/100 Stroke - IM Order/100 Free)
    6 x Pull - 1:30
    3 x 100 Free - 1:30
    3 x 100 Free - 1:25
    3 x 100 Free - 1:15

    200 Cool down

    (5050 Total)
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  19. Friday, May 18, 2012 Pre-Meet Splash around

    by , May 18th, 2012 at 08:21 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I decided I'd get up like a normal day this morning and get my shaving done with (since I'm staying in my coach's motorhome over the weekend and won't have access to shaving facilities).
    After than I headed over to Masters practice to say a last goodbye to everyone there, and then got on the road to Kelowna. B.C.
    I made it across the border crossing ok, though it was confusing trying to navigate through the various roadways/gates they had there. I tried not to look too obvious.

    I got here in time to be able to count for my two teammates from Wenatchee in the 1500, and then got two PB&J sandwiches for lunch (That Guy's special meal), then headed back in to count for KNelson's 1500. he did very well, but I'll leave his details private for him to tell.
    Everyone swam very well. 100IMs and 50 Backs are going right now. Sprint events...BAH!!!!

    I did get in for a good warmup swim in the pool.

    200 Free
    500 IM (100 Fly Drill, then 50 Fly EZ, 50 Fly strong)
    the rest of the IM was 50 EZ, 50 Strong, trying not to run others over (it's not my fault...I was doing backstroke!!)
    300 Freeish

    got out for 10 minutes, then

    6 x 50 @ 1:00ish
    • 50 Fly strong
    • 50 Free EZ
    • 50 Back strong w/ lots of SDKs
    • 50 Free EZ
    • 50 Breast strong
    • 50 Free EZ
    -----------------------
    1300 SCMeters

    I feel good and ready. Now I've got to go cheer on my teammates, and then get ready for "team bonding night" in the motorhome. Nothing better than 4 people ages 79, 71, 67, and 34 hanging out!!
  20. Solid, Friday, May 18

    by , May 18th, 2012 at 03:42 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY, mostly with Speedo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    8 x 25 shooters
    6 x 25 burst + cruise
    50 EZ

    Speed Sets:

    6 x 50 AFAP @ whatever

    1 = double shooter w/MF
    -- 19 low
    -- Speedo filmed this for That Guy. But my computer refuses to download the invalid image. wth. I think Speedo will have to use his own phone when filming!
    -- I then watched Speedo lay down a 23 mid 50 free from a push after not swimming this week. Clearly, training in the pool is optional for him.
    200 EZ

    Edit: The MF vid downloaded on a second try. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvNrL...ature=youtu.be
    I also have a vid of Pete's 23 50 free:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuvxx...ature=youtu.be


    2 = fly w/fins, 23 low to mid
    -- Speedo popped a 50 fly and went a 27 low. Another new event?
    175 EZ

    15 minute chat break w/Speedo and then he retired to hot tub, buoyed by his training is optional swim.

    25 EZ

    3 = breast, 28 mid
    -- meh, not getting any pop on the evil right now
    150 EZ

    4 = fly, 22.9-23.0 ()
    150 EZ

    5 = dolphin kick w/MF and board
    -- fin flew off my feet when turning
    -- must need superglue
    150 EZ

    6 = double shooter w/MF, 19 mid
    150 EZ

    10 x 50 w/parachute @ 1:30
    1-5 = 25 breast pull + 25 EZ back kick
    6-10 = 25 back shooter + 25 EZ back kick
    -- really wanted to do free w/paddles, but didn't want to chance it yet with the shoulder
    -- shoulder pain is the one thing that makes me uncharacteristically risk averse
    100 EZ

    Total: 2900

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

    Vastly better effort than yesterday! I hope that helps the doldrums pass. Stud and I were discussing earlier how HIT training can be mentally challenging and leave you wanting a break.

    Now for the interesting bits.

    1. I am training with a soon to be triathlete. Yes, Speedo needs a new project for the summer so is entering an xterra tri in June. I feel I can announce this on my blog since he is a blogger has been.

    2. Like Speedo, I am feeling in need of a summer project. I am uninspired by long course right now and it is ill-suited to my kick dominant swimming. But I feel the need to do something other than swim this summer and should have plenty of time to do so with my one meet in just 5 weeks. (Still no word on details for Ohio meet.) But what? Sadly, my now ridiculously floppy ankles don't take kindly to running. And after 3 major ankle sprains during my swimming years ...

    3. Speedo and I were entertained today (usually we're annoyed) by an 89 year old noodler. Typically, she scolds Speedo for splashing her cataract implants. But today she regaled us with her snacking habits which, if she didn't follow, she'd be "farked." Speedo agreed that she'd be "farked" and we were both impressed by an 89 year old lady cursing like a truck driver. Something to aspire to! Speedo and I also agreed we'd be "farked" if we attempted to race long course right now.

    4. I may go to yoga at 6:00 pm. Wondering if it will feel dreadful after months off ...

    Updated May 18th, 2012 at 10:18 PM by The Fortress

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