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  1. Friday, July 20, 2012 5:30pm at the Y

    by , July 20th, 2012 at 10:48 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Another long week of work, and it's not over yet (Saturday to go). I finished last week with 62 hours, and it looks like this one will be another hour or so longer than the last - for 63 or so, provided we work a full day tomorrow.

    Got to the Y and was the first one there, so I was able to pick my favorite Lane #5, which is directly in line with the pace clock overhead at the "turn end" of the pool.


    Lane #6 is the one closest to the far side of the picture. It's also the most undesirable lane to swim in because of the big RED permanant bulkhead separating the lap pool from the deep tank. No gutters there for waves, and for some reason that is the lane that the "fast kids" were always in back in the day for swim team practices. I've swum wayyyyy too much in that lane, so take any other lane when I get the chance.


    Warmup:
    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (1:12-1:15s)

    Main Set:
    4 x 150 Free Pull @ 2:00 (1:45-1:48s)
    4 x 150 Free Pull @ 1:55 (1:45ish)
    :30 sec.
    8 x 100 Free @ 1:20 (1:10-1:11s)
    :30 sec.
    8 x 50 Fly/Free by 25s @ :50 (:38-:40s)

    while I was swimming the last set, another younger girl got in the lane next to me, and was swimming pretty much my speed. This of course drew my interest, as I don't see this very often at the Y pool. She's about 2 years out of college, and has been swimming to get in shape for the ChelanMan triathalon that she is swimming a relay with her two brothers, and the race is tomorrow. She's been swimming for a few weeks, and is in plenty of shape for an 800M OW swim. At her age she can't be that far gone from the sport. Well, I invited her to join me on the next set, and she accepted.

    8 x 125 IM (rotate the stroke of the extra length) @ 2:00
    I held 1:38-1:40s, and 1:43s for the extra breast ones.
    Didn't push too hard...I didn't want to scare away my new training partner. She definitely was a better backstroker than me...but most people are!

    Afterward said it was nice to swim with someone, but wasn't expecting to swim that hard.

    Finished with a 100 EZ and out

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    4000 Yards
  2. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -07/22/12

    by , July 20th, 2012 at 01:35 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 400 7:00 6:45
    4 X 100 2:00 1:45
    Two rounds. round 1 intervals left, 2 right.
    Descend 100's 1-4 on round 2.

    8 X 50 kick 1:15
    Descend 5-8
    1 X 100 swim

    SCY

    3 X 100 IM 1:45
    1 X 200 Im 3:30
    Two rounds

    4 X 300 pull 4:00
    Negative split and descend each swim

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4500 Y/M
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  3. LCM FAST FRIDAY Jul 20, 2012

    by , July 20th, 2012 at 12:59 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRIDAY Jul 20, 2012

    Zones are 3 weeks away
    next week I'll work on 25's & 50's
    after that 15's & 25's
    then rest & race prep

    plan to lift todat

    Whitney Coached
    SCY main pool
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in at 6:08
    swam with Dave Van Dam, Max Beth tyler, todd, mike chris chris ned
    Jim & dick did 5k's

    Warm Up (scy)
    went around 600

    Main Set (scy)

    10 x 100 fr on 2:30 best AVE
    held 9's, 8's 7's & went 5 on 10

    400 easy

    10 x 50 on 2:00 best ave
    1) 50 DK no board
    2) 25 FL 25 easy
    3) 50 Flutter kick with a board

    did 50 FL on #10, got a foot cramp

    400 easy

    50 fl fast 28

    50 easy

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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  4. Thursday, July 19

    by , July 19th, 2012 at 06:53 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/LCM @ Rockville w/Susan:

    Warm up:

    500 various

    8 x 50
    odds = backstroke kick, 25 UW
    evens= drill

    Main Sets:

    5 x 100
    50 free + 50 back

    10 x 50
    25 fast + 25 EZ
    -- 2 backstroke kick & 2 backstroke
    -- 6 dolphin kick w/board & fins
    100 EZ

    3 x (6 x 50) w/fins
    1 = backstroke kick, 20-25 UW
    2 = fly drill, 15-20 UW
    3 = swim
    4 = backstroke kick, 20-25 UW
    5 = fly drill, 15-20 UW
    6 = swim @ 100 pace
    -- somehow, sprinter ADD, we did an extra 50

    150 EZ

    Total: 3100

    stretching/yoga/foam roller/RC, 30 min


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

    Beautiful day for an outdoor swim. The pool was slightly warmer than usual. We were told there is a broken part, which won't be replaced. Too bad. Cool water is so much more appealing.

    We managed to work around most of the noodlers. But there was one woman kicking very slowly in our lane with a kick board. I ran into her while doing backstroke and she yelled at me out for "not looking where I'm going." Pretty ballsy I thought, since she joined our lane, saw we were doing lots of backstroke and had her entire head out of the water.

    Almost wishing I was swimming at HP this weekend. Over 130 swimmers at the tank, many more than last week at UMBC. Hope it's not to hot for the swimmers.

    Updated July 19th, 2012 at 06:58 PM by The Fortress

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  5. Thursday July 19th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - SCY
    Soren coaching

    3 x 200 @ :15 rest, descend

    8 x 75 @ 1:15 with fins: 25 swim + 25 kick underwater + 25 swim

    8 x 50 @ :45 kick with fins

    3 x
    * 1 x 100 @ 1:45 pull with buoy and paddles, cruise
    * 4 x 25 @ :45 AFAP
    * 1 x 100 @ 1:45 pull with buoy and paddles, moderate

    8 x 50 @ 1:00 swim with fins, AFAP

    100 easy

    ** 3000 yards **
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  6. Thursday 7/19/12

    Thursday 7/19

    AM only LCM

    600 100 swim/50 kick/50 drill

    16x50 @ 1:10
    4 BR (2 drill/2 swim)
    4 FR (2 drill/1 build to fast/1 half fast, half easy)

    300 pull

    Total: 1700
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  7. Tuesday 7/17/12

    Tuesday 7/17

    AM only SCY

    500 swim (every 4th lap non-FR)

    2x
    400 @ 6:30 IM 50 kick/50 drill
    4x50 @ 1:00 kick
    4x100 @ 1:30 50 drill/50 swim IM order
    4x50 @ :40 cruise

    100 EZ

    Total: 3000
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  8. Double FAST FRIDAY on Thu Jul 19, 2012

    by , July 19th, 2012 at 03:59 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Double FAST FRIDAY on Thu Jul 19, 2012

    Zones are 3 weeks & 1 day away

    plan to lift tomorrow

    since today was a fast Friday type practice I decided to double and do more sprint work outs

    Kristyne Coached
    SCY main pool
    Noon - 1:15 dove in at 12:08
    swam with Ned beside
    Nolen Slesnic a new team member just graduated from college went 500 4:30, 1650 15:30 & 4 IM 3:56, but he's a bit out of shape,
    Dave Van Dam, Stacy, Max & Beth


    Warm Up (scy)
    went around 600

    Main Set (scy)

    assigned: 10 x 100 fr on 2:00 best AVE
    did 5 rounds of
    100 fr on 2:00
    50 fr on 2:00
    held 57's on 1 fr & 27's on 50's

    assigned 500
    did 5 x 50

    10 x 50 k on 1:30 best ave
    1) 50 SDK went 30
    2) 25 SDK fast
    3) 50 Flutter kick with a board 32
    4) 25 flutter kick with a board
    same on 5 - 8
    skipped 9
    10) SDK from a dive went 28

    assigned 500
    did a 50 & left

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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  9. FAST FRIDAY on Thu Jul 19, 2012 SCY

    by , July 19th, 2012 at 03:48 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRIDAY on Thu Jul 19, 2012

    Weighed 214 at the end of practice

    Zones are 3 weeks & 1 day away

    Wed Jul 18th swam scy & lifted


    Whitney Coached
    SCY main pool
    6:00 7:30 dove in at 6:08
    swam with Todd, Tyler, & Larry


    Warm Up (scy)
    went around 600

    Main Set (scy)

    assigned 10 x 100 fr on 2:00 best AVE
    did 5 rounds of 100 fr on 2:00 50 fr on 2:00
    held 59, 8's & 7's on 100's & 27's & 9's on 50's

    assigned 500
    did 5 x 50

    10 x 50 k on 1:30 best ave
    odds SDK held 30's & 31's
    evens Flutter kick with a board held 33's

    assigned 500
    did 5 x 50

    assigned 5 x 100 on 2:00 best ave
    did 5 x 50 fl on 2:00 held 29's & 8's

    100 easy

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

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

    2012 South Central Zones

    Meet Info / Entry Form

    Days Till

    Updated July 19th, 2012 at 04:00 PM by ande

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  10. FAST FRIDAY on Thu Jul 19, 2012 SCY

    by , July 19th, 2012 at 03:45 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRIDAY on Thu Jul 19, 2012

    Weighed 214 at the end of practice

    Zones are 3 weeks & 1 day away

    Wed Jul 18th swam scy & lifted


    Whitney Coached
    SCY main pool
    6:00 7:30 dove in at 6:08
    swam with Todd, Tyler, & Larry


    Warm Up (scy)
    went around 600

    Main Set (LCM)

    assigned 10 x 100 fr on 2:00 best AVE
    did 5 rounds of 100 fr on 2:00 50 fr on 2:00
    held 59, 8's & 7's on 100's & 27's & 9's on 50's

    assigned 500
    did 5 x 50

    10 x 50 k on 1:30 best ave
    odds SDK held 30's & 31's
    evens Flutter kick with a board held 33's

    assigned 500
    did 5 x 50

    assigned 5 x 100 on 2:00 best ave
    did 5 x 50 fl on 2:00 held 29's & 8's

    100 easy

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

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

    2012 South Central Zones

    Meet Info / Entry Form

    Days Till
    Categories
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  11. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -07/20/12

    by , July 19th, 2012 at 01:27 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 400 7:00 6:40
    1 X 250 4:30 4:20
    1 X 150 2:45 -
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    3 x 100 kick 2:30
    4 X 50 kick-fast- 1:20
    1 X 100 swim

    3 X 50 build 1:15
    1 X 150 3:00
    Four rounds, choice.
    150's: swim first 100 @ 85/90%, last 50 is fast.

    12 X 50 1:20
    odd: easy
    even: fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4200M
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  12. 07.19.12 - Thursday workout

    by , July 19th, 2012 at 08:45 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Ray, Dave, Dave, Sam, Charlie, Ben and Phil. Kind of a speed day today. Long rests and try to keep up w/ the college kids.

    SCY

    500 Warm up

    8 x 125 - 2:00 (Odds IM, Evens Free)
    100 Easy

    8 x 100 - 1:45 (Kick/IM/Free/Pull x 2)
    100 Easy

    8 x 75 - 1:15 (Sliding IMs)
    100 Easy

    8 x 50 - 1:00 (2 Kick/2 Pull)
    100 Easy

    8 x 25 - :45 (Breath Control - I did 2 x fly no breath, 2 x underwater br, 2 x free no breath, 2 x back no breath)
    Didn't make the back no breath but did the others.

    200 Timed pull - 2:03 I'm pulling at my meet times at the end of practice. Good sign for the next meet in February. I'm hoping I can finally break the 2:00 barrier in a meet next year.

    200 Cool down

    (4300 Total)
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  13. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:30pm at the Y

    by , July 18th, 2012 at 10:56 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I love Wednesdays because it is payday at work. Payday this time of year is nice, because our paychecks are about double what a normal 40 hour week is like. Still, it's pocket change compared to a lot of folks out there...

    I knew ahead of this swim that I was 4078 yards away from making the 300 mile mark on my GTD program. I wanted to hit it today, so anything 4100 or more would be great. I still had in mind my goal of my main set being 2500-2800 or so in distance in prep for my Longbridge Swim as well.


    Warmup:

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:40ish
    I was really sluggish, and my triceps were sore.

    Main Set: sore or not...gotta hit it!

    10 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:15 (held 1:08-1:10s)
    10 x 75 Free @ 1:00 (held :55-:56)
    10 x 50 Free Pull @ :40 (held :35s)
    10 x 25 Free @ :20 (held :17-:18, last two sprint :16/:15)

    100 EZ EZ

    3100 here...gotta keep going...


    10 x 100 @ 1:30
    • #1, #5 - 25 Fly, 75 Free
    • #2, #6 - 25 Free, 25 Fly, 50 Free
    • #3, #7 - 50 Free, 25 Fly, 25 Free
    • #4, #8 - 75 Free, 25 Fly
    • #9 - 100 Free
    • #10 - 100 Fly Fast - went 1:06
    The 100 Fly Fast was my yardage that got me over the 300 mile mark for the season as well, so I did it in style

    100 EZ and out
    ------------------------
    4200 Yards in 1 hour 5 min.


    My Go The Distance 2012 Progress
    300.06 miles swum (=528,113 yards, =482,907 meters). View my progress | Go The Distance 2012 results.
    Most recent milestone achievement: 300 miles on 07/18.
  14. Wed., July 18

    by , July 18th, 2012 at 04:36 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    10 x 25 back shooters w/fins

    IG:

    4 x through:

    50 free w/paddles @ 1:00
    100 IM @ 1:45
    50 EZ flutter kick w/board @ 1:00
    100 backstroke kick @ 1:45

    50 EZ

    Strength Set:

    20 x 25 w/parachute, done as:

    8 x 25 w/agility paddles @ 1:00
    odds = breast pull
    evens = free
    4 x 25 torque drill w/agility paddles
    4 x 25 flutter kick w/board
    4 x 25 breast pull

    100 EZ

    Total: 2700

    Stretch/Yoga/RC, 30 minutes


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

    I thought about going to Down Dog tonight, but my hamstrings are sore from yesterday's workouts. Decided not to overload them. Hopefully, the weather will be decent for my LCM swim with Susan tomorrow!

    World record in 50 free set -- BiFin Champs
    http://swimswam.com/2012/07/switzerl...-world-record/.

    I wish they had these competitions in the US.

    Updated July 18th, 2012 at 08:36 PM by The Fortress

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  15. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -07/19/12

    by , July 18th, 2012 at 01:12 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 5:15 5:15
    3 X 100 2:00 1:45
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    9 X 100 free 2:00
    Alternate: moderate-build-fast

    10 X 50 kick 1;15
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 300 free 5:15
    4 X 100 IM 2:00
    1 X 300 IM 5:45
    4 X 100 free 1:45

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4300M
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  16. 07.18.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , July 18th, 2012 at 08:42 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Thunderstorms threatened to postpone practice but they moved southeast soon enough to allow the pool to open. Swam with Dave, Dave, Roger, Sam, Charlie, Ray and a couple others.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    4 x 125 - 1:45 (all free, held 1:30)
    4 x 125 - 2:00 (converted free to IM)
    200 Easy

    5 x 200 - 3:00 evens Free, odds IM
    200 Easy

    8 x 150 - 2:30 (I did 50 Pull/50 Kick/50 stroke)

    14 x 25 - :40 various breath control swims

    50 Cool down

    (4400 Total)
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  17. Tuesday July 17th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - SCY
    Soren coaching

    400 various

    16 x 50 @ 1:00 25 drill + 25 swim, IM order
    16 x 25 @ :30 kick, IM order

    3 x 200 @ 3:00 pull w/buoy and agility paddles, descend (went 2:28, 2:24, 2:21)

    4 x 100 @ 2:00 IM
    8 x 50 @ 1:00 IM order
    4 x 100 @ 2:00 IM

    100 easy

    ** 3500 yards **

    My butterfly was stiff and awkward during the drills, and then felt decent in the IM set. "Decent" for me means that I can get my shoulders and arms out of the water for more than five or six strokes, normally it is like I sink a bit with every stroke so my arms start dragging across the surface and I have to resort to a 1-armed stroke. I wonder if it feels better after a long warm up because my lower back is so stiff?

    We are headed for our annual summer trip to the east coast later this week. My wife grew up in Philadelphia and as a kid she and her brothers spent much of the summer at the New Jersey shore where many of the aunts and uncles had little summer houses. Her two brothers have kids about the same ages as ours, so when all of the kids were little we revived their tradition and have rented a house in Ocean City NJ (all of the family houses are long gone) most summers for the last 10 years or so.

    In previous years I have been happy to sit around doing mostly nothing all week, but this year I want to get in some swimming. Searching the web I found the Ocean City Swim Club so it looks like I might be able to swim with a team once or twice and will be able to go to lap swim, but I also found that there is a one mile open water swim the first night we are in Ocean City. I have never done an open water swim, but this is only one mile and the water is really warm this summer (currently high 70s) so I think I might do it!
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  18. Workout 07/17/12:

    by , July 17th, 2012 at 01:46 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    w/u: 200 FR/200 IM drill

    Go three times through:
    - 4 x 75 FR on :05-:10 sr
    --- Go FAST on the middle 25
    --- Add burst (6/8/10/12) + Cruise last 25 on last rep
    - 100 skull/float

    6 x 50 on :10 SR - Kick/stroke by 25

    4/5 of a Noah's Ark
    - Did 2x2 thru 75
    - Floated 100 w/d, skipped last 100
    (Solo/Hoosick Falls/2300yds/40 min)
    -----------------------------------

    Good swim today. Not as crowded, and the sun was shining magnificently. Picked up the tempo with the 75s and felt strong. Kinda loafed the Ark and got out before the final 100 in order to get to work on time. I'll keep up with bands through Thursday, as well as continue to use the foam roller and tennis ball for back tightness leading up to the 2.4 mile Peaks to Portland swim this weekend.

    No lake swim last night - I guess the Marauders have scrapped it since the kids were complaining about the weeds. Oh well, fun while it lasted. I will have to get a picture of the Rec Center construction process at some point this week. Word on the street is the outer wall is totally gone in preparation of replacing it, and the might be adding some more room on that west side of the pool area to accomodate more spectator space. That would be cool...

    Updated July 17th, 2012 at 08:38 PM by rxleakem

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  19. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -07/18/12

    by , July 17th, 2012 at 12:30 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:30 3:30
    4 X 150 2:50 2:40
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    SCY
    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    4 X 75 kick-50 moderate/25 fast- 1:45
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 100 1:15
    1 X 50 1:15
    Six rounds
    100@85/90%/50 easy
    OR
    100 moderate/50 stroke faast

    5 X 200 pull 2:45
    #1 moderate-descend 2-5
    OR
    5 X 150 2:45
    1 of each IM order. #5 is choice

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4300/4050
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  20. Tue Jul 17th, 2012

    by , July 17th, 2012 at 09:32 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Jul 17th, 2012

    Plan to lift this afternoon

    Whitney Coached
    LCM main pool
    6:00 – 7:30 dove in at 6:04
    swam with Larry, Korey, Tyler, Jim, & Keith

    Warm Up (LCM)
    3 rounds of 200 fr 100 IM

    Main Set (LCM)

    3 rounds of:
    6:00 swim aerobic, I did it easy
    50 fly fast on 1:00
    30 sec VK
    30 sec rest
    50 bk fast on 1:00
    30 sec VK
    30 sec rest
    50 BR fast on 1:00
    30 sec VK
    30 sec rest
    50 FR fast on 1:00
    30 sec VK
    30 sec rest

    Round 2
    same but
    8:00 swim
    :45 sec VK

    Round 3 same but
    10:00 swim
    1:00 VK

    assigned: do warm up again but go strong on 100 IM
    DID: 3 rounds of
    150 easy
    50 fast
    1) fly 31
    2) fly 31
    3) FR from a dive 27


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

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

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    Updated July 17th, 2012 at 09:42 AM by ande

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