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  1. Tuesday, March 18

    by , March 19th, 2013 at 06:47 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC ex, 15 min
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 15
    straight single arm pulldown on cable machine, 30-35 x 2 x 15
    straight leg hip flexion, 30 x 2 x 12 each leg
    bicep curls, 30 x 3 x 12
    power wheel roll outs, 2 x 15
    russian twists w/25 lb plate, 25
    lower back machine, 120 x 2 x 15
    med ball slams, 10
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    extreme angle iso squat w/20 lb kettleball, 5:00
    leg abductor, 130 x 3 x 6
    5 min foam rolling
    ?

    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various
    8 x 50 @ :10 RI
    odds = scull
    evens = caterpillar fly drill
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    4 x through with agility paddles & fins:
    100 smooth free or back @ 1:45
    50 EZ kick @ :45
    50 EZ

    Total: 1950


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Not sure I listed all the drylands. No iphone with me. It's been a rough day: hit and run at the grocery store with my car (thanks buddy, $1000 deductible), Durango making rumbling noises and in shop with a $2000+ hit and my iphone went dead and couldn't be resuscitated. Fortunately, I have apple care and got a new one. But the cars ... I hate people who smash up your car and don't leave a number and insurance info.

    On the upside, vacation in 4 days!!!
  2. Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    by , March 19th, 2013 at 06:32 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Diving Pool
    Air temp 78, Water temp 83
    Coudy, humidity at 74%

    Warm Up
    Dryland band stretches 10 min
    200 FR DPS-6
    400 FR as 4(50 kick/scull, 50 CU) w/snorkel
    400 FR as 25 EZ DPS-6, 25 Fast Kick DPS-7

    *Set 1*
    20x50 FR on :50, *33-32(1-8), *32-31 (9-14), *31-30 (15-20), right into...
    10x100 FR on 2:00, at/under 500 race pace
    *1:05, 1:05, 1:05, 1:04, 1:04, 1:05, 1:04, 1:04, 1:03, 1:03
    ---400 BK as 4(50K/SDK-8, 50 Swim SDK-6/DPS-6)

    *Set 2*
    5x50 on 1:00, Strong
    *29, 28, 28, 28, right into...
    6x150 on 2:45, Best Average
    *1:41, 1:40, 1:39, 1:39, 1:38, 1:36, right into...
    4x50 on 1:00, Strong
    *30, 30, 30, 29, right into...
    5x200 on 3:30, Best Average
    *2:12, 2:11, 2:09, 2:09, 2:08
    ---400 Fly as 4(25 DK/bk, 25 RA/LA, 50 SDK-6/DPS-6)

    *Set 3*
    16x FR on 1:00 w/fins
    *27(1-3), 26(4-16)

    Warm Down
    800 IM as 8(25DR or K, 25 EZ DPS Swim)
    Dryland band stretches 10 min

    Comments:
    Did not swim Sunday and Monday. Took everyone to the airport on Monday afternoon. Did Monday's workout today, set 2 was really hard to do, felt tired, awkward in the water and sore afterwards.

    My parents had the worst travel experience ever! Due to storm at ATL, the flight was diverted to SAV (Savanah), as many other flights were also, so no gate - they were on the plane on the tarmac from 7:30pm to midnight! Arriving at ATL 1am, after staying the night somewhere, the morning flight to Charlotte was delayed so they missed the connection to Newark. Finally, they arrived in Newark today at 5pm! Next time I will not use Delta FF Miles, but rather just buy them a nonstop flight on United.

    Tomorrow begins LCM, the pool was being set up while I was swimming in the diving pool.

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  3. Sickly day

    by , March 19th, 2013 at 01:05 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not feeling good but decided to swim and did a quick 55minute one. As the day went on I went home with chills.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:45 free w/bouy
    500 breast kick

    2500 yards
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  4. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -03/20/2013

    by , March 19th, 2013 at 12:31 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 4:30 4:30
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    16 X 50 swim 1:00
    odd: perfect stroke/easy
    even: 85/90%

    8 X 50 kick 1:"00
    1 X 100 swim

    2 X (5 X 100
    #1 IM 1:45
    #2 fly 2:00
    #3 back 1:45
    #4 breast 2:00
    #5 free 1:45

    2 x 250 3:45
    2 X 150 2:15
    4 X 50 fast 1:00
    4 X 50 easy(swim down) 1:00
    250's&150's:last 50 fast
    Freestyle, swim or pull

    5000Y
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  5. 03.19.13 - Tuesday workout

    by , March 19th, 2013 at 09:48 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger, Dave and Dave. Was good to have Roger back. I'm slowly acclimating to the warmer water. Wasn't so bad today.

    SCY

    600 warm up

    5 Rounds of:
    * 300 Pull - 3:30 (descended 3:30 -> 3:13)
    * 50 Easy - 1:00
    * 100 IM Kick - 2:00
    * 100 Stroke - 1:30 (fly, back, br, back, fly)
    * 50 Easy - 1:00
    * 100 IM Kick - 2:00

    500 Easy (5 x [50 fly 1 up, 1 down/50 br 2 pullouts])
    Didn't make all of this. Some of the pullouts got pretty hard and I did some of the fly 2 up/1 down.

    12 x 50 - 1:00 (IM Order x 3)
    8 x 50 kick w/ fins - 1:00 (Odds IM Order, Evens underwater SDK down, easy back)

    200 Cool down

    (5800 Total)
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  6. Monday, March 18, 2013 7:00-9:00pm

    by , March 19th, 2013 at 01:05 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:

    400 Free
    8 x 50 w/ long fins "core kick" @ 1:00
    (800/800)

    6 x 200 Free Pull @ 4:00 Desc. 1-3, 4-6
    • went 2:15/2:10/2:03
    • then 2:14/2:10/2:02


    (1200/2000)

    16 x 50 IM Order (4 Rounds of Fly/Back/Breast/Free) @ 1:15

    • Round 1: 3 SDKs on Fly/Back/Free, 3 sec. hold on the streamline phase of the Breast
    • Round 2: 5 SDKs " ", 4 sec. hold " "
    • Round 3: 7 SDKs " ", 5 sec. hold " "
    • Round 4: 9 SDKs " ", 6 sec. hold " " + did a bonus Backstroke on this one 'cause some people didn't do it right...majorly

    (850/2850)
    Not bad overall...brings back memories of the good ol' college IM days that I remember. I usetacould do a 200 Back w/ 15Meter SDKs, but that takes work that I'm not willing to do at this stage of my career.

    3 x Broken 100s @ 3:00 w/ :10 rest between 25s Choice Stroke
    Did Free - :53, :53, :52
    400 EZ Cooldown
    (700/3550)

    John split off the Age Group Sectional kids to the deep tank for some EZer stuff, while he beat the hell out of the rest of us:
    8 x 100 Free @ 1:30 Max Rest
    (went 1:01/:02/:02/:02/:04/:03/:02/:00) I was hurting in the middle, but brought it back home strong
    (800/4350)

    Everyone together again:
    16 x 50 SDK w/ long fins @ 1:00 Odds EZ/Evens Fast
    Last one was a :29
    (800/5150)
    I had fun with the long fins...I finally got around to purchasing some of my very own too...tired of getting my @ss kicked while using my short fins all the time.

    500 EZ and out

    --------------------------
    5650 Yards

    That was just what I needed today. Back to the grindstone...somewhat. A little bit of speed, a little bit of endurance, but felt really good. I really like training with our team...doing the longer rest/higher quality repeats...rather than slugging away at rep after rep of low rest distance like the old days.


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

    Only 4 more days till I get outta the U.S. as well, on our family trip to El Salvador to visit my wife's hometown, live the life for a week, and make it home...FAST.
  7. Workout 03/18/13:

    by , March 18th, 2013 at 10:03 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Back to the pool this morning. Basketball was almost brutal last night, even though I somehow got put on the better team and experienced some wins. Just eight guys, so it was two hours of straight games with a couple minutes of rest between them. My legs were like rocks after all that driving at the end of the week, but I had fun.

    Today before work:
    200 Fr/200 BK/200 IM drill

    Kick Swim
    25 - 50
    50 - 75
    75 - 100
    100 - 125
    125 - 150

    5 x 50 FR Quarters Strong on :10 SR
    250 Loosen and out (including Dolphin Dives in Deep)
    (Solo/Rec/2000 yds/40 min)
    ------------------------

    Loosened out today after the weekend, and was able to talk to one of the age group coaches about the Golds championships at RPI this weekend. Had a really busy day at work (yet again, everyone is freaking out about the potential snow storm coming our way), so I predict a slower day tomorrow. I am off Wednesday and Thursday this week, would like to double one of those days, then work the weekend (which means I will be dry).
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  8. Week 24 - Monday (6 months back in the pool today)

    by , March 18th, 2013 at 07:02 PM (After a long rest)
    Today represents being back in the pool 6 months. As I have written previously I am really enjoying swimming again and can't believe I was gone from the sport for so long. I am in the uk til Wednesday morning and have one more session with my old team. I have really enjoyed training with the kids and I am very tempted to enquire about training with my daughters team next fall when I get serious about training for 2014 world champs. Tonight was back in the Aldershot 50m pool I swam in Friday. Today was a whole squad workout and it was fun. We had a lane line issue during the workout and rather than a 10 minute delay the coach decided to throw in some from the block fast 50s. I enjoyed them but tweaked my shoulder. Probably not enough warm up for these old bones. I iced after the workout and may take some anti inflammatories if it still hurts in the morning. The pain is at the back of my right shoulder and is a deep aching pain. I hope it's muscle but it's deep and could be somethin in the joint. I kept going through the workout and it really only hurt when I lift my elbow over my shoulder.

    Warm up
    400 free
    200 free

    Main set
    8x50 from blocks on 3 minutes holding 28s.
    200 easy
    2x400 free on 6.30
    4x50 from blocks on 5 mins holding 27s
    500 free easy
    8x100 free on 2 mins
    1x50 from block on 5 mins AFAP
    300 easy
    200 kick

    Warm down
    400 easy

    Total 4450 meters

    Most of the swimmers on the team are sprinters and I have done more sprinting on this trip than I have done during my last six months. On the early 400s I went very steady and held 4.45s and felt good doing them. I lapped a bunch of the kids on these too(it felt good to be honest). The 50s were hard for me but I went 28s on the first set and 27s on the second. On the AFAP I also went 27. I recovered quite well between 50s when most the kids were lying on the ground winded, I was ready to get going again(it felt good to see the older kids sucking air while I was ready to go again). My shoulder really started to ache towards the middle of the 8x100 set and most of what was left was me swimming easy trying to stretch out the arm. I hope it feels better tomorrow.

    Updated March 18th, 2013 at 07:12 PM by StewartACarroll

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  9. Sunday & Monday, March

    by , March 18th, 2013 at 05:38 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Sunday Swim/SCY/Solo @ Mason:

    600 various
    5 x 50 scull various @ :10 RI
    50 EZ
    5 x 50 single arm fly @ 1:00
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 free no breather w/fins & agility paddles @ :35-:40
    50 EZ
    6 x 100 @ 1:45
    -- smooth 50 free + 50 back
    50 EZ
    4 x 50 scull
    50 EZ

    Total: 2600


    Monday Swim/SCY/Solo @ Mason

    Warm up/Transition:


    600 various
    100 scull
    8 x 25 back shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    Main set:

    This is a Rich Abrahams set that I fancy and assigned in Workout #6 of the HIT forum: http://forums.usms.org/showthread.ph...12-March-18-24

    6 x (broken AFAP 100s w/fins + 300 EZ) @ 9:00

    #1-2: 50 @ :20 rest + 2 x 25 with :10 rest @ 75
    #3-4: 50 @ :30 rest + 2 x 25 with :15 rest @ 75
    #5-6: 50 @ 1:00 rest + 2 x 25 with : 30 rest @ 75

    1 = fly, 50 (felt like death)
    2 = dolphin kick w/board (out in 26 flat, didn't even look at final time)
    3 = breast, 56
    4 = backstroke kick, 15 m UW, 47
    5 = backstroke, 15 m UW, 45
    6 = IM, 48

    Total: 3650


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    I drove to Mason for a recovery workout yesterday. So nice -- no kids, no mobbed weekend crowd. Jimby did not accompany me because he felt even more ill after the meet. I fervently hope that I do not contract his GI ailment. I can't take another battering. Got in a HIT workout today, focusing on 100s. Good lord, I just have no cardio right now. The first two were fairly tortuous.

    Tickets to Indy are really steep right now. If they don't come down some, I forsee a drive in my future.

    WRs at Albatross: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...-World-Records

    Updated March 18th, 2013 at 05:46 PM by The Fortress

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  10. 03.18.13 - Monday workout

    by , March 18th, 2013 at 03:02 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Temperature situation is not improving. Still 86+.

    SCY

    3 Rounds of:
    * 50 Stroke/75 free - 2:00
    * 50 Stroke/75 free- 1:55
    * 2 x 250 - 4:00
    * 50 Stroke/75 free - 2:00
    * 50 Stroke/75 free- 1:55
    * 100 Easy (50 on first round)
    * Round 1, Stroke = free, 250s are 200 free/50 fly
    * Round 2, Stroke = back, 250s are 200 free/50 kick
    * Round 3, Stroke = breast, 250s are 50 fly/150 free/50 fly

    3 Rounds of:
    * 3 x 100 - 1:20
    Did 1st round 25 stroke/75 free. Last 2, descend.

    12 x 25 - :30 Odds no breath, evens easy
    4 x 50 Kick - 1:00, IM Order
    4 x 50 Kick w/ fins - 1:00 Underwater SDK down, easy back

    200 Cool down

    (5650 Total)
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  11. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -03/19/2013

    by , March 18th, 2013 at 02:00 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:20 3:00
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    4 X 50 kick 1:15
    4 X 25 sprint kick :45
    1 X 100 swim

    3 X (4 X 50 1:10
    descend 1-4 #4 is fast

    3 X 50 from the blocks: sprint

    15 X 100
    5 on 1:30
    5 on 1:20
    5 on 1:15

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    4450Y
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  12. Mon Mar 18th, 2013 SCY

    by , March 18th, 2013 at 11:46 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Mar 18th, 2013 SCY

    zones are 18 days away

    Think the UT womens team leaves today for NCAAs, then the men leave next Monday. so we are training 6:30 - 8:00 in the morning for the next few weeks

    I've been a bad blogger and haven't blogged in 2 weeks, I swam 5 or 6 days a week
    and lifted 2 or 3 times each week. I'm getting a little stronger and starting to drop my yardage for zones. Last night I entered and today is the last day to get the $50 entry fee.

    Whitney Coached
    6:30 dove in around 6:35
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, north end
    Swam with: Marcio, Colin, David,
    Beside Todd, Jim, & Mike


    Warm up
    went around 6 - 700

    Main Set

    assigned: 16 x 100 odds on 1:05 evens on 1:25
    did: 8 x (100 fr 90% on 1:05, 50 easy on 1:25)

    assigned: 16 x 50 odds k on :40 evens swim easy on :50)
    did 8 x (50 k fast on 40, 25 easy on 50)

    assigned 600
    did 3 x 150 easy speed, rested a 50 between each

    assigned: 10 x 100 odds on 1:05 evens on 1:15
    did 50's

    8 x 50 k with a board no breath on 40

    then did
    7 or 8 rounds of 25's kick
    odds easy evens fast

    50 easy swim



    Next Meet:
    Days Till SC Zones

    Meet Info

    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
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  13. brrr it was cold but a good cold

    by , March 18th, 2013 at 07:53 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    78 degrees in the pool this morning. YEAH!!!! Shocking when you dive in but fine after about 200. Since it was condusive to a hard workout that is what I did.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    3x500@8:00 Free #1-2 w/strapless paddles, bouy and snorkle #3 w/paddles & bouy went 7:19, 7:04, 6:48
    500 free kick w/zoomers fast pace

    500 free EZ every 4th lap choice of drill and each drill different

    Total 3500 yards
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  14. Week 23 - Sunday

    by , March 17th, 2013 at 03:45 PM (After a long rest)
    I went and watched my old team swim there regional championships(surrey county champs) this morning which was really fun. They did great and I received a very warm welcome. This afternoon I jumped in on the 2hr workout in the teams 25m pool. Ironically I never swam in this pool because I left for the us as it was being built. It's a nice pool and once again I was made very welcome.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    2x200 back
    3x100 IM
    100 easy

    Main set
    4x50 fly on 1 min
    3x100 ba5ck on 2 mins
    2x200 breast on 4 mins
    1x400 free on 6 mins
    1x400 free on 6 mins
    2x200 breast on 4 mins
    3x100 back on 2 mins
    4x50 fly on 60
    200 easy

    Second set
    12x50 fast on 60
    200 easy
    8x25 from blocks, 2 fly,back,breast free AFAP

    Warm down
    300 easy

    Total 5300 meters

    This was a tough workout, but I stuck with it and I was pleased with how I did. On the 400s I went 4.50s which was great. The fast 50s I was holding 31s.

    Updated March 18th, 2013 at 02:42 AM by StewartACarroll

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  15. Saturday, March 16, 2013

    by , March 16th, 2013 at 07:57 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp 72, Water temp 79
    Sunny, humidity at 64%

    Warm Up
    Dryland band stretches 10 min
    200 FR DPS-6
    200 FR as 4(50 kick/scull, 50 CU) w/snorkel
    200 FR as 25 EZ DPS-6, 25 Fast Kick DPS-7

    *Set 1*
    2000 FR TT, desc by 500s 1-4 w/open turn split
    *6:05, 5:55, 5:51, 5:48
    ---400 BK as 4(50K/SDK-8, 50 Swim SDK-6/DPS-6)

    *Set 2*
    1000 FR as 5(100 K/Scull, 100 CU) w/snorkel-agility paddles
    ---400 Fly as 4(50 RA/LA, 50 SDK-6/DPS-6)

    *Set 3*
    20x50 FR on 1:00 w/fins
    *27(1-5), 26(7-20)

    Warm Down
    800 IM as 8(25DR or K, 25 EZ DPS Swim)
    Dryland band stretches 10 min

    Comments:
    Saturday early am solo session, then took family and relatives out to lunch on Sanibel Island. The traffic volume is peaking with so many visitors as it seems one out of five cars are from out of state, which is great for the local economy.
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  16. Week 23 - Saturday

    by , March 16th, 2013 at 04:05 PM (After a long rest)
    I was back to the feeling stiff at the start but better as the workout went along I felt much better.

    Warm up
    400 free
    6x50 catchup on 45
    5x100 free on 1.30
    100 easy

    Main set
    6x300 on 4.15 free with paddles
    200 easy
    10x50 on 1 min drill/swim by 25

    Warm down
    300 back/free by 25

    Total 4100 meters

    I dropped my pace each pair of 300s, starting on 1.15 pace and ending on 1.10 pace the last two. I felt pretty strong on the last ones and even had something left. The 50s were more stretch than anything else.
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  17. Long morning at the Y

    by , March 16th, 2013 at 02:32 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I stopped periodically during workout to listen to the guard in service.

    In between parts of in service I got a good workout in myself.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@3:00 free w/paddles & bouy went 2:55,2:51,2:46,2:44,2:36
    500 breast kick
    4x50@1:15 breast
    8x25@1:00 shooters w/monofin
    8x25@1:00 Karla drill w/monofin (2 strokes rt arm fly/2 lt arm fly/2 fly/2 breast pull)
    8x25@:45 fly w/monofin
    200 EZ
    500 free w/strapless paddles, bouy, and snorkel at 1650 pace
    500 free kick w/zoomers good effort
    200 free EZ
    100 back
    200 free EZ

    Total 5000 yards

    Updated March 18th, 2013 at 08:12 PM by Donna

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  18. 03.16.13 - Saturday workout

    by , March 16th, 2013 at 01:18 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Bob, Bob and Mary at the Huntsville Nat.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 x 100 Kick w/ fins
    4 x 100 IM - 1:45 (descended to 1:15)

    200 Pull ~ 3:30 (made 2:05)
    3 x 50 - :55 IM order
    6 x 100 - 1:30, 3 negative split, 3 fast
    200 Pull ~ 3:30 (made 2:10)
    3 x 30 - :55 IM Order
    12 x 50, 4 @ :50, 4 @ :45, 4 @ :40 (Held :32-:35 on all)
    200 Pull ~ 3:30 (made 2:12)
    3 x 50 - :55 IM Order
    16 x 25, 8 @ :30, 4 @ :25, 2 @ :20 (Held :15-:17)

    3 Rounds of:
    * 100 Free - 1:30
    * 75 Free/25 stroke - 1:35
    * 100 Free down/stroke back - 1:40
    * 100 Stroke - 1:45

    200 Kick w/ fins

    200 Cool down

    (5650 Total)
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  19. Fri, March 15, 2013 7:00-8:30pm

    by , March 16th, 2013 at 12:13 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Tonight was more of a splash around day. There were only 5 kids that came to the practice. Due to a calendar change mix up, 4 others showed up at the earlier time slot with the other group...so they swam then.

    It was a really laid back practice...set up by John for the kids tapering for Sectionals next week...though the 5 of us there were not going to Sectionals. Oh well, it was nice to go easy, and fast too.


    Warmup:

    800 (25 Free/25 Back/25 V-sit Scull/25 Free)
    (800/800)

    16 x 25 SDK w/ short fins underwater @ 1:00
    (400/1200)

    3 x Broken 200s @ 6:00 w/ :15 rest between each 50 - Do Major Strokes
    • 1st Fly - broken ~2:10
    • 2nd Fly - broken ~2:07
    • 3rd IM - broken ~2:13

    (600/1800)

    3 x 200 (50 EZ Drill/50 EZ Swim) @ 4:30
    (600/2400)

    16 x 25 @ 1:00 Choice/Major Strokes (1 EZ/1 Build/1 AFAP)
    did all Free - had fun with these
    200 EZ
    (600/3000)

    THere was another 30 minutes of stuff on the board, but I chose to get out and get some rest for my work in the morning. Overtime is good, and I'll get it when I can!

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    3000 Yards

    GTD is catching up with me slowly with all these taper workouts lately. I need to get cranking back up again soon, even though I've only got 7 days left till my trip out of the country.
  20. Workout 03/15/13:

    by , March 15th, 2013 at 11:18 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Made the five hour trip to Rochester yesterday without incident and visited Roberts Wesleyan, running into a friend's son on campus. We ran a bit behind schedule so my thoughts of swimming at their pool didn't happen. We then drove made our way 90 minutes to the southwest and arrived at Houghton just before dinner. Fun thing last night was the use of the rock climbing wall here, my first time partaking in this activity. I was able to ascend the flat wall totally, and made it about 2/3 up the angled one. Really good workout for the arms and core!

    Today I had some time to relax as the kids went to classes and in the afternoon played hoops for half an hour. Then my dip in the pool at the
    George R. Wells Natatorium: Located in the Nielsen Physical Education Center, this six-lane 25-meter pool features three diving boards (one a three-meter board).
    Three lanes roped off for laps, the other three for splashing about, in clear water that was a refreshingly cool 81, but no backstroke flags. I did:

    200 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM drill
    1 Noah's Ark with agility paddles
    100 loosen

    8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 laps, with 30 seconds Vertical Kick between each

    100 loosen
    Major calf cramp, which happens rarely and I attribute to not hydrating enough
    300 more splashing around then out
    (Solo/Houghton/2500 yds plus VK/50 min)
    -----------------------------------

    Felt good besides the cramp. I guess dealing with that is good training for open water.
    Picked up that main set from the Muntones OW book and wrote something similar for the masters group back home, do figured I would do it myself.

    Tomorrow after breakfast we head about two hours to Niagara Falls, then head a tad over six hours home. Considering I have been sleeping on the floor with no pillow these two nights away, I am very much looking forward to getting home Saturday night and crashing into my own bed.