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  1. Wed., Sept. 5

    by , September 5th, 2012 at 09:15 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various

    4 x (3 x 50 fly drills) @ 1:10
    1 = caterpillar
    2 = chest press
    3 = single arm

    5 x (5 x 25) shooters w/MF @ :35-:40
    1 = back
    2 = left side
    3 = right side
    4 = belly
    5 = 360 twirling
    75 EZ

    5 x 50 smooth free @ 1:00
    50 EZ

    Total: 2200


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

    After yesterday, I just needed an easy recovery workout! I should have put on my compression gear last night. I'll probably just do some up tempo stuff and bursts the next couple days before the meet. I'm finally meeting up with Speedo on Friday and I am supposed "to take it easy on him." Isn't it time for the Season 5 blog?

    I did purchase the theraband flexbar for my tennis elbow. Off to do some of those and RC stuff now.

    Updated September 5th, 2012 at 09:57 PM by The Fortress

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  2. Wednesday Sept 5th - AM Swim

    At home with Susan.

    Warm-up (1000)
    1 x 200 easy free
    4 x 100 @ 1:45, gentle descend free, just focus on warming up the body
    6 x 50 @ :50 build each to fast
    1 x 100 easy

    Set I (1200 /2200)
    3 x 300 free @ 5:00 - hard but even/perfect split. Calculate "base" interval as average time per 100 + 10
    went 3:46, 3:47, 3:48
    6 x 50 active recovery, 2 @ :50, 2 @ :55, 2 @ :60

    Set II (800 set / 3000)
    4 x 200 @ 3:30 200 IM drill/swim by 25

    Set III (500 / 3500)
    5 x 100 @ 1:30 pull, cool down

    ** 3500 yards **

    My pace on the 300s was fairly consistent, but they definitely didn't feel the same: the first felt strong and relaxed, the second felt strong but not relaxed, and the third was just hard. The times weren't great, but they are respectable and I am tired so I am not displeased.

    Updated September 6th, 2012 at 11:31 AM by eric.carlson

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  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -09/06/20122

    by , September 5th, 2012 at 12:36 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 250 4:00 3:45
    4 X 100 1:40 1:30
    2 X 50 faster 1:00 1:00
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    2 X 100 kick 2:15
    8 X 25 sprint kick :40
    Two rounds

    1 X 100 easy swim

    4 X 50 descend 1-4 1:00
    1 X 100 fast 2:00
    2 x 50 easy 1:00
    Three rounds, all choice.

    1 X 300 4:00
    3 X 150 2:10
    1 x 200 2:40
    3 X 150 2:10
    Pull freestyle.
    150's: Descend 1-3 and negative split all swims.

    WARM DOWN: 4 x 50 easy 1:00

    5200Y
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  4. Wed Sep 5th, 2012

    by , September 5th, 2012 at 12:07 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Jeez I'm a bad blogger
    I swam, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat
    Did not swim Sun, Mon or Tue
    no practice Sun, had other commitments on Mon & Tue my car wouldn't start so I dealt with car stuff, but I finally swam today and
    lifted Wed, Sat & plan to lift today

    Wed Sep 5th, 2012

    Still at mabel davis, LCM
    Whitney coached
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in just as my lane started the main set, drove for 5 min and realized my work shoes were in our other car so I drove back to get them
    swam with Todd, Jim & Dick
    beside Ned Marcio tyler & Joanna?

    My left hip is still hurting

    Main Set

    4 x 500 IMs
    1) 200 fl (drill) 150 bk 100 br 050 fr
    2) 050 fl (drill) 200 bk 150 br 100 fr
    3) 100 fl (drill) 050 bk 200 br 150 fr
    4) 150 fl (drill) 100 bk 050 br 200 fr

    800 neg split

    4 x 250 IM done
    1) 100 fl 50 bk 50 br 50 fr
    2) 050 fl 100 bk 50 br 50 fr
    ...
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  5. 09.05.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , September 5th, 2012 at 08:57 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Ray and Kyle. Not sure where everyone else was today. I've been doing more running during my U8 soccer team's practice. They are figuring out how to pass and make the coach look bad. Good for them but the extra running leaves me pretty stiff and sore the next morning. Such was the case when I got in the pool today. That and the extra we did yesterday left me taking a few shortcuts today.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 x 200 - 2:45 (#1, #4 IM 2:44, 2:46)
    100 Easy
    I should be able to alternate IM/Free on these. But the first one was touch and go so I ended up doing the middle two free.

    4 x 100 - 1:45
    * Odds br Kick
    * Evens Pull (1:03, 1:04)
    100 Easy

    6 x 50 Kick - 1:00 (IM Order, no br)

    4 x 200 IM - 3:00 (#3 Free)
    100 Easy
    This is where I got a bit lazy. 1st IM was 2:50, second 2:55 and I just didn't want to push off for another 50 fly. Got some rest on #3 and made 2:48 for the last one.

    4 x 100 - 1:30
    * Odds IM
    * Evens pull (1:15 - no paddles, 1:07 w/ paddles)
    100 Easy

    6 x 50 Kick/free - :45

    200 Cool down

    (4200 Total)

    Updated September 5th, 2012 at 09:43 AM by pmccoy

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  6. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

    by , September 5th, 2012 at 12:43 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    First workout with my new age group team, Velocity Swimming in Wenatchee.
    I was very well accepted into the group by the kids today, and ended up having a great workout with them. It wasn't super intense, but the two hours of workout was about double what I've been used to, and we did a hell of a lot more kick than I've done in the last 3 months (all in two hours!!) I'm sure the kicking will be good for me later. The only I'm going to do, is for the 8 swimmers in the lane, and 4-5 of them should've been in a different lane based on speed of the group. Problem is the lane space just isn't available with the multiple groups out there. Oh well, we get what we get, and we'll make the best of it. I'm at the top of the group, basically tied with the top swimmer on the team. He by far kicks my butt in breaststroke, but everything else he needs to work harder. I'm sure a little of my work ethic will rub off on him soon.



    Warmup:

    6 x 200
    Odds Free @ 3:00
    Evens IM @ 3:30

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

    4 x 200 Fly (50 SDK on back, 50 Swim) @ 3:30
    • this was just hell with 8 in a lane. Imagine coming up on the lapped swimmers while you're doing fly, and they're doing SDK on back. Now try breathing while avoiding everyone else. It was pretty much every man for himself tonight.
    We "toned it down a bit" here to ease up on the chaos...

    4 x 200 Back (50 Kick/50 Swim) @ 4:00

    4 x 200 Breast (50 Kick/50 Swim) @ 4:30ish I think
    I had fun chasing after the fast kid in this. My breaststroke will get better for sure.

    6 x 200 IM (25 Kick/25 Swim) @ LIFO "last in, first out"

    6 x 25 Dive Sprints from the blocks, and walk back around on deck.
    This honestly was the hardest part of the day (aside from going wayyyyyy past my normal 1 hour workouts)

    50 EZ

    -----------------------------
    5000 Yards

    Not a lot, but it is the 1st day back, and was pretty low key. It was good for me as I want to ease my way back up in time swum, and then start bringing back the intensity.
  7. Masters Practice w/Teen Fort, Tuesday, Sept. 4

    by , September 4th, 2012 at 11:17 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    rehab exercises, 25-30 min
    leg abductor, 120 x 4 x 8
    adductors, 100 x 4 x 8
    good mornings, 70 x 4 x 8
    explosive leg press, 190 x 4 x 10
    wide grip lat pulldown, 40 x 2 x 25
    total ab machine, 110 x 3 x 20
    captains chair leg raises, 3 x 20
    power wheel roll outs, 2 x 25
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    altitude drops, 10


    Yoga/Stretching, 30 min


    Acupuncture, 40 min


    Swim/SCY @ GMU w/ Teen Fort

    Warm up:

    We were a few minutes late. 1300 something was assigned. I did about 800. Shared a lane with Teen Fort and Barb.

    Main Sets:

    8 x 100 kick w/fins
    1-4, first 25 = shooter @ 1:50 (held 1:01-02)
    5-8, first 25 = dolphin kick on back @ 1:40 (held 1:00s)
    50 EZ

    12 x 75 IM @ 1:15
    -- I used fins
    1-4 = no fly
    5-8 = no back
    9-12 = no breast
    100 EZ

    15 squat jumps off bottom of pool in deep end

    3 x relays, each person does AFAP 25
    1 = fly kick UW
    2 = free
    3 = breast pullouts UW
    50 EZ

    500 pull
    -->> no! I'm not even using paddles bc of elbows
    instead:
    8 x 50 kick w/fins & board @ :55-1:00
    odds = EZ
    evens = 25 fast flutter kick (11s) + 25 EZ
    100 EZ

    Total: 3300


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

    Whew, busy day.

    1. Teen Fort is trying masters practices in conjunction with sculling this Fall. It was beyond strange doing a masters practice in the same lane as my daughter. She is used to swimming at most 1-2 x per week 1500 yd solo workouts. But she liked Cheryl's (always very good) workout and will try to make some Patriot Masters practices this fall. I may try to tag along on some Sunday mornings.

    2. Teen Fort expressed interest in attending the Rowdy Gaines meet in Orlando in mid-October (eyeing TTs in evilstroke & IM). I need to check the exact dates. I hope it's 2 weeks before the Sprint Classic. Could be a go. But I'd still want to attend NE Champs in Dec. as a SCM taper meet. I may need spousal clearance for 2 fall travel meets.

    3. The gym is more boring without being able to use your arms. In fact, it's hard to do much of anything without using the elbows. My prickly right elbow feels ever so slightly better after my 4th acupuncture session today. What a tedious slow healing injury.

    4. Met with my thyroid doc today. I'm squarely in the mid-range. However, my RBC magnesium is really low again. Had to get an injection. I'm supposed to double my dose and take it am and pm now. I was already at 700 mg. I guess my body doesn't like to absorb magnesium.

    5. I actually did an aerobic workout. Ta-da! 2 back to back sets is a lot for me. I felt pretty fried after the IM set ... was not enthusiastic about the squat jumps. Back to speed!

    6. Fort Son is driving to college tomorrow am.
  8. Tuesday 9/4/12

    Tuesday 9/4

    AM only SCY

    Abbreviated version of PWB's HVT workout #3 "Speed Play" from this week's post.

    800 swim (200 FR/200 IM k/sw/200 FR/200 IM dr/sw)
    8x100
    odd @ 1:30 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel D1-4
    even @ 1:50 kick w/ fins + snorkel FL hands at side
    6x50 @ 1:00
    #1 and #6 cruise FR
    #2-5 IM order build to fast
    100 EZ

    2x
    3x100 (just make them)
    1 @ 1:15
    1 @ 1:10
    1 @ 1:05
    200 @ 3:30 A.R. pull w/ strapless paddles

    100 EZ

    Total: 3100

    Updated September 6th, 2012 at 11:01 PM by Calvin S

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  9. Tuesday September 4th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - LCM
    Gary coaching

    Warm-up (1300)
    1 x 300 @ 5:00
    2 x 50 @ 1:00
    1 x 200 @ 3:20
    2 x 50 @ 1:00
    6 x 100 @ 1:40

    [i]Set I (900 / 2200)
    3 x 100 @ 2:15 kick, descend. Went breast kick on my back and couldn't seem to descend, only just made the intervals.
    1 x 100 easy

    2 x
    * 4 x 50 @ 1:10 IM order by 25
    1 x 100 easy

    [i]Set II (2200 / 4400)
    3 x 100 @ 1:45 descend to fast, went 1:28, 1:25, 1:21
    1 x 100 @ 2:00 easy
    3 x 200 @ 3:20 descend to fast, went 2:55, 2:50, 2:48
    1 x 200 @ 4:00 strong, went 2:48

    3 x 200 @ 3:20 pull

    8 x 50 @ 1:10 swim with fins and paddles, 25 fast hands and feet + 25 cruise

    [i]Set III (600 / 5000)
    6 x 100 @ 1:40 pull, cool down

    ** 5000 meters **

    My arms and shoulders were stiff and sore from yesterday, and even though I felt warmed up by the main set my times weren't great. I started to get cramps in my right calf on the 50s with fins and paddles so I dropped the fins and that seemed to keep them at bay.

    While none of the intervals were overly ambitious today, 5000 meters in 90 minutes is a lot for me so I am really beat. I think it is going to be a long day at work.
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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -09/05/20122

    by , September 4th, 2012 at 12:17 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    4 X 100 descend 1:40 1:30
    6 X 50 1:00 :45
    Two rounds, round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    2 X 100 kick 2:15
    8 X 25 sprint kick :45
    1 X 100 swim

    1 x 100 free 2:00
    1 X 100 IM 2:00
    1 X 100 styroke 2:15
    Four rounds. Im'ers swim 1 100 of each IM order.

    1 X 200 3:00 2:50 2:40
    1 X 100 1:30 1:25 1:20
    4 X 50 :45 :40 :35
    Three rounds, free. Round 1 intervals left, 2 middle, 3 right.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5000Y
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  11. 09.04.12 - Tuesday workout

    by , September 4th, 2012 at 08:55 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Ray, Keith and Kyle. Dave and I stuck around for a few hundred extra yards at the end.

    SCY

    550 Warm up

    4 x 300 - 4:30; Odds IM, Evens Pull (4:25, 3:35, 4:15, 3:25)
    100 Easy

    8 x 125 - 2:00
    * 1-4 IM + 25 stroke
    * 5-8 IM + 25 kick
    100 Easy

    8 x 50 Kick - 1:00 IM Order
    1:00 Break
    8 x 75 - 1:15
    * 1-4 IM Order
    * 5-8 Kick/Stroke/Pull

    4 x 100 - 1:15 (I did pull - 1:10, 1:10, 1:10, 1:05)
    500 Cruise (6:25)

    400 IM easy - Cool down

    (5250 Total)
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  12. Monday Sept 3rd - AM Swim

    At home with Susan, Richard, and Josh.

    Warm-up (1400)
    1 x 400
    6 x 100 @ 1:50, 25 left arm, 25 right arm, 25 catch-up, 25 swim
    8 x 50 @ :50, descend 1-4/5-8

    Set I (1200 / 2600)
    This is a shortened version of a Kerry O'Brien workout from the first workout of the Walnut Creek Masters Intensive Training Camp

    1 x 25 @ :40, 1 x 50 @ :40, 1 x 25 @ :40, 1 x 100 @ 1:20
    2 x 25 @ :40, 2 x 50 @ :40, 2 x 25 @ :40, 2 x 100 @ 1:20
    3 x 25 @ :40, 3 x 50 @ :40, 3 x 25 @ :40, 3 x 100 @ 1:20
    4 x 50 active recovery, 2 @ :50, 2 @ :60

    Set II (1400 set / 4000 total)
    6 x 50 @ :50 SDK on back with monofin (made all of them without major cramps, woot!)
    6 x 100 @ 1:30 dolphin kick with fins, even on front, odd on back
    6 x 50 dolphin kick w/fins @ 1:10, odd 25 underwater + 25 on back, even 25 on back + 25 underwater

    Set III (1500 / 5500)
    Pull set, negative split each.

    1 X 500 @ 7:30 - went 6:32
    1 X 400 @ 5:45 - went 5:15
    1 X 300 @ 4:10 - went 3:50
    1 X 200 @ 2:40 - went 2:30
    1 X 100 @ 1:15 - went 1:10

    200 easy

    ** 5700 **

    I was cruising through old workouts this morning looking for a set for today and came across the ITC workouts. That set was a real challenge for me at the time, even though I made them all the 50s and 100s were all touch-and-go, so I was pleased that today the 50s were all :35-ish and the 100s were all 1:10 - 1:14. I think I could have made all of the 100s on 1:15 - I will have to try that some time.
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  13. Monday 9/3/12

    Monday 9/3

    PM only LCM

    5 to 1, 1 to 1 *

    3x100 @ :10 rest
    #1 and #3 w/ buoy 50 pull/50 scull
    #2 kick w/ board 50 FR/50 FL

    Total: 1300

    Short swim due to time constraints and because the wife wanted a partner to do a plyometric circuit. What I lacked in swimming effort I made up for in weights, abs, and the circuit!

    * 5 to 1, 1 to 1 is an old warm-up from my age group days. 5 lengths X, 1 length Y, 4 lengths X, 1 length Y, etc. In this case, X = FR and Y = kick FR on back in streamline.

    Updated September 4th, 2012 at 04:13 PM by Calvin S

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  14. Monday, Sept. 3

    by , September 3rd, 2012 at 05:48 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    12 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :35-:40
    50 EZ
    5 x 50 free w/paddles @ :50
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    1 x 50 double shooter w/fins AFAP, 20 high-21 flat
    150 EZ

    1 x 50 dolphin kick w/board & fins, 25 flat
    150 EZ

    1 x 75 fly/back/breast w/fins @ 100 IM pace, 41ish
    175 EZ

    1 x 75 fly/back/breast free w/fins, broken @ 25 & 50 for 10 seconds, 35 high-36 flat ish
    175 EZ

    8 x 25 free w/parachutes & paddles
    50 EZ

    8 x 25 kick w/fins & parachute
    -- 4 shooters, 4 flutter kick w/board
    100 EZ

    Total: 3050


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

    I expected the pool to be mobbed and it was, so I adjusted the workout and didn't make it too long. I did have half a lane in the wide end lane with a decent swimmer rather than a wide-kicking noodler, at least.

    Had to take Sat & Sun off. I was in Pittsburgh deciding on renovations to a new house there. Did get a chance to see Jimby and Bill.

    I signed up for the NBAC long course meet next Sunday on the off chance I am amped to get up at the crack of dawn. I tried to sign up for all four 50s, but was rejected for signing up for too many events. That's a first! I wish the 50s were spread out better, but as it's just a speed workout, it's not a big deal.
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  15. Sunday Sept 2nd - a surprising AM Swim

    At home with Susan.

    Warmup (1000)
    1 x 400
    6 x 100 @ 1:50, 25 left arm, 25 right arm, 25 catch-up, 25 swim

    Set I (600 / 1600)
    6 x 25 @ :40 underwater SDK w/monofin
    6 x 25 @ :40 underwater SDK w/fins on left side
    6 x 25 @ :40 underwater SDK w/fins on right side
    6 x 25 @ :40 underwater SDK w/fins on front

    Set II (1400 / 3000)
    2 x
    * 4 x 50 @ :50, 25 fist drill + 25 free
    * 3 x 100 @ 1:45, smooth free, gentle descend, no breathing in or out of turns
    * 8 x 25 @ :40, no breath DPS free

    200 easy

    ** 3200 yards **

    I was feeling tired last night from yesterday's workout, so I consed up a Fort-style recovery workout by borrowing parts of several of hers. My go-to freestyle drill has been catch-up for a while now because I feel like it really helps me work on my stroke timing, but I saw that she often suggests one-arm drill so I included some in the warm-up. I haven't done that drill in a long time so I didn't really remember what it felt like, but on the first 100 I was quite surprised at how much stronger my catch felt while doing it, and I was shocked when I came into the wall and saw that I had gone a 1:14. This was a huge surprise because I am quite pleased with myself when I go a 1:14 for a 100 swim during warm-up, much less a 75 drill + 25 swim.

    I tried to think more about what I was feeling on the next 100 and again noticed that my catch felt stronger, but also that my kick was stronger during the one-arm drill than it was during the catch-up drill or swim. I normally alternate between a two-beat kick and a four-beat kick when I swim, but I automatically switched to a strong six-beat kick on the one-arm drill: Maybe to compensate for to dead time when the pulling arm recovers?

    With a little bit more effort, trying to be strong but not necessarily fast, I went 1:12 on the last couple of 100s.

    I definitely need to pay attention to this and try to get some of whatever I was doing into my normal stroke. I am not sure that I can sustain a six-beat kick for long, but I mostly just drag my legs along behind me now so I'll bet without too much effort I can make my existing two to four-beat kick more effective. I think the catch felt stronger because I was able to start it much earlier. I don't know why this would be, body rotation maybe, but I definitely need to work on this again.
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  16. 09.03.12 - Monday workout

    by , September 3rd, 2012 at 11:12 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger, Dave, Dave, Aundrey and Danny. We slept in a little longer this morning and gathered for a 6:30 AM workout.

    SCY

    350 Warm up

    4 x 100 - 1:45 (IM Order/IM Order Kick)
    1:00 Rest
    4 x 100 - 1:40 (IM Order/IM Order Kick)
    50 Easy
    4 x 100 - 1:35 (50 Stroke/50 kick - use each kick and stroke)
    1:00 Rest
    4 x 100 - 1:30 (50 Stroke/50 kick - any stroke/any kick)
    1:00 Rest
    4 x 100 - 1:20 (50 Stroke/50 kick - any stroke/any kick)
    50 Easy
    made all but the last one

    5 Times through:
    * 100 Free - 1:30
    * 50 Free - :40
    * 40 Free - :40 (Flip at flags and accelerate from full stop)
    50 Easy

    300 Timed free (3:40)
    100 Easy
    200 IM Timed (2:42)
    100 Easy
    100 Best Kick Timed (Br - 1:26)
    50 Easy
    50 Worst stroke Timed (Bk - :38)

    200 Cool down

    (4550 Total)
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  17. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -09/04/20122

    by , September 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:20 3:00
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    4 X 75 descend 1:15 1:10

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    8 X 25 fast :30 :40
    1 X 100 easy 2:00 -
    Two rounds, round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    8 X 50 kick 1:00
    1 X 100 swim

    3 X {4 X 75 1:20
    75's: 50 stroke, 25 free
    IM'ers: Round 1 fly, 2 back, 3 breast

    2 X 500 pull 6:40
    Negative split both swims

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5100Y
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  18. Saturday Sept 1st - AM Swim

    At home with Susan, Richard, and Michael.

    Warmup (1400)
    2 x
    * 1 x 200 @ 3:10, 3:00
    * 3 x 100 @ 1:40, 1:30 - descend
    * 4 x 50 @ :50, :45 - descend

    Set I (1500 set / 2900 total)
    6 x 100 @ 1:30 dolphin kick with fins, even on front, odd on back
    6 x 75 @ 1:05 flutter kick with fins
    6 x 50 @ :50 dolphin kick with fins on back
    6 x 25 @ :45 underwater SDK w/fins

    Set II (1200 / 4100)
    8 x
    * 1 x 100 @ 1:20 strong (went 1:13 .. 1:06)
    * 1 x 50 @ 1:20 recovery

    ** 4100 yards **

    The kicking set was tough, much longer than I normally do, and my legs really felt it by the end. I was worried about leg cramps after so much kicking so I used a pull buoy for the first several 100s in the second main set, but my legs felt fine so I dropped it and didn't have any problems.

    I actually felt strong during the main set, I went 1:12-1:13 on the 100s with a buoy and 1:10-ish for the ones without. Managed a 1:06 on the last 100, which is as fast as I have gone in workout.

    Updated September 3rd, 2012 at 02:13 AM by eric.carlson

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  19. 09.01.12 - Saturday workout

    by , September 1st, 2012 at 01:53 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Gina, Bob and Bob in Huntsville.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    4 x 50 Kick - 1:00 (no fins)
    8 x 50 IM Order - :55
    4 x 100 Kick w/ fins
    8 x 100 Free - 1:30 (1:12-1:13)

    4 x 200 Pull - 3:00 (2:20, 2:17, 2:13, 2:08)
    Descended these unlike yesterday when I blew it all out on the first one. Felt better. I didn't hit 2:05 but the 2:08 felt very smooth.

    4 Times through:
    * 50 Stroke - :55 (IM Order)
    * 100 IM - 1:45
    * 50 Stroke - :55 (IM Order)

    2 Times through:
    * 200 Free - 3:00 (2nd time, pull)
    * 100 IM - 1:45 (2nd time, 1:30)
    * 50 Free - :45
    * 200 IM - 3:00
    * 100 Free - 1:45 (2nd time, 1:30, pull)
    * 50 Bk - :45

    200 Cool down

    (5400 Total)
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  20. Friday, August 31, 2012 5:30pm - Fly for Peony

    by , August 31st, 2012 at 11:05 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I decided to make this a tribute workout to my teammate Peony Munger, who passed away early this morning after over a year of battling pancreatic cancer. Many of you already know her story about the 1000+ miles of butterfly that she's done over the past few years, and tonight I wanted to do one for her. She will be missed. Love you Peony! Rest in peace.

    News article: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2...wimmer-passes/

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    Warmup:

    200 Free

    Peony's Mile

    1650 Fly
    I originally planned on this being a straight swim, but 1/2way through it plans changed.
    Went: 800 Fly then 1:00 rest (500 split was 6:25)
    200 Fly then :20 rest
    200 Fly then :20 rest
    100 Fly then :10 rest
    100 Fly then :10 rest
    100 Fly then :15 rest
    100 Fly then :15 rest
    50 Fly

    My total time was 24:30, so minus the breaks I was around 22:00 for the mile fly. I used my first break to stretch a little, and the smaller breaks gave me enough time for a few sips of Gatorade and time to keep going. Felt like a marathon swim, but can't compare to one the same way.

    150 EZ Backstroke slooooooooooooow

    500 Free EZ Pull (my neck and left shoulder were stiff here)

    Now swam with Jared who was in the next lane over:

    500 Free Swim
    This turned out to be a race, though neither of us knew it going into the swim. We both started off easy, side by side. At the 150, Jared increased pace, I matched him. 250 increased pace again. At this point we knew it was a race to the finish. At the 350 Jared began to build even stronger, and I had to work to stay up. Going into the 425/450 we were about a 90% sprint, and the final length was no holding back. We pretty much tied at the finish (but I think I got him)
    I was eyeballing the clock for our splits along the way:
    200 - 2:30ish
    300 - 3:40ihs
    400 - 4:48ish
    500 - 5:55
    To be 2:30 at the 200 and finish under 6:00 was great.
    At the end we both said to each other "I didn't know that was a race, but it ended up that way." That's what you get with competition, even in practice!

    5 x 100 @ :15 rest
    Odds Back w/ 4-5 SDKs each length
    Evens Free w/ 4 SDKs off final turn

    100 EZ

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    3600 Yards

    Now I just have to prepare myself for the 2 hour beatings that will be coming my way next week as I join the age group team for the first time in...uh...well since college...13 years.

    Updated September 1st, 2012 at 12:16 AM by jaadams1

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