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  1. Thursday workout

    by , June 30th, 2011 at 09:51 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Had some good sprints at the end of practice. Kept them all to 35-40 seconds. Went under 35 a couple times. I'm pretty confident I can break :30 from a dive with a taper.

    LCM

    500 Free
    200 Kick
    200 Pull
    400 Free down / IM Back

    200 Kick
    8 x 50 IM Order
    200 Kick

    200 Pull
    4 x 100 Free down/IM Order back
    200 Pull

    200 Pull Breathe left down/Breathe right back
    100 Pull Breathe every three strokes
    8 x 50 IM Order
    100 Pull Breathe every three strokes
    200 Pull Breathe left down/Breathe right back

    200 Easy
    50 Free sprint
    200 Easy
    2 x 50 Free sprint
    200 Easy
    3 x 50 Free sprint
    200 Easy
    4 x 50 Free sprint
    200 Easy

    200 Kick - no fins
    200 Free
    200 IM Cool down

    (6000m Total)

    Updated June 30th, 2011 at 11:03 AM by pmccoy

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    Swim Workouts
  2. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:30pm at the Y

    by , June 29th, 2011 at 10:05 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Woohoo!!! Today was payday, and my last week I had 40 + 26.25 OT hours as well. Let's just say I'm very happy!! It's probably a very meager paycheck compared to what most of you all get on a normal basis, but for me, I'm thrilled!!! I'm just hoping for more like this one through the end of August! Sometimes it's worth it to miss out on swimming once in a while!

    Tonight's swim (50 minutes)

    300 Free
    200 Free Pull
    200 IM
    6 x 50 Kick @ 1:00

    Main:

    200, 150, 100, 50 Free @ 1:30 base right into:

    200, 150, 100, 50 Free @ 1:20 base right into:

    200, 150, 100, 50 Free Pull @ 1:10 base
    (this last time thru was tough, the last 500 of a 1500 set, and with the limited swimming I've done I was quite winded)

    16 x 25
    odds Free @ :30
    evens Fly @ :20

    100 EZ
    ------------------
    3000 Yards
  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/30/11

    by , June 29th, 2011 at 12:52 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 400 7:00
    2 X 200 3:30
    4 X 100 1:45
    4 X 100 kick 2:15

    10 X 50 1:15
    #3-6-9 are fast. Choice.

    1 X 100 @ 85%
    1 X 100 easy
    1 X 100 @ 100%
    1 x 100 easy
    Choice. All 100's on 2:15

    1 X 200 IM 3:45
    4 X 50-1 of each- 1:15
    Three rounds, take a short break after round 2.

    OR

    2 X 600 free 9:00
    Negative split both swims

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4300M
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  4. Wed Jun 29th, 2011

    by , June 29th, 2011 at 12:08 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Jun 29th, 2011 LCM

    weighed 220 after practice

    Mon double

    Tue skipped, didn't sleep well Mon night Tue morn so I slept in instead of getting up at 5:15 with not much

    Tyler asked me to swim on a
    4 x 100 free relay this Sunday with
    him, Mike Varozza, & Chris Eckerman so I'm going to rest a little & probably shave, time to focus on strength & speed

    Entered LCM Zones Today
    400 IM & 5 events each day
    including 100 & 200 br

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    Whitney Coached
    UT, main pool LCM
    6:00 - 7:30 dove at 6:02
    wore FS PRO jammer
    swam with James, Tyler, Nate, Kelly, & Todd who turned 42 today
    beside Larry

    WARM UP
    400 300 200 100

    Main SET: LCM

    2 rounds of
    400 fr 30 sec rest
    300 IM 30 sec rest
    200 fr 30 sec rest
    100 IM 30 sec rest
    8 x 50 k on 55
    50 done 12.5 fast 37.5 easy
    50 with 3 breaths

    R1 4, 3, 2, 1 at 70% effort
    went 5:11 on 4 & 2:34 on 2

    R2 4, 3, 2, 1 at 80% effort
    went =4:56 on 4 & 2:23 on 2
    swam strong but didn't work it

    3 x (150 easy, 50 build, desc)

    Meets

    2011 South Central Zone LCM Championships INFO
    Jul 22 - 24, 2011 in
    Shenandoah (Houston), TX
    will probably enter:
    Fri 400 IM
    Sat 50 FL, 100 FR, 50 bk or 200 IM, & 1 or 2 relays
    Sun 100 FL, 50 BR, 100 BK & 50 FR & 1 or 2 relays
  5. Wednesday Workout

    by , June 29th, 2011 at 09:07 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Did a little dryland last night. Going to try that 3 nights a week over the next 2 weeks. Probably started too late. Made some suggested changes to my breast stroke pull. It feels better but I'm using different muscles. Should be able to adapt before I taper.

    LCM

    700 warm up

    100 Free down/Fly back
    200 Kick
    100 Free down/Back back
    200 Kick
    100 Free down/Breast back
    200 Kick
    100 Free
    100 Easy

    200 Free down/Fly back
    400 Pull (Breathe left/right/alternate)
    200 Free down/Back back
    400 Pull (Breathe left/right/alternate)
    200 Free down/Breast back
    400 Pull (Breathe left/right/alternate)
    200 Free

    2 x 100 - 2:00 Free down/Breast back
    2 x 100 - 2:00 Breast
    2 x 100 - 2:00 Free down/Breast back
    2 x 100 - 2:00 Breast

    200 Easy

    400 Free
    100 Kick breast - no board
    3 x 200 IM

    200 IM Easy - cool down

    (6100m Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  6. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/29/11

    by , June 28th, 2011 at 04:06 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 5:30 5:15
    1 X 200 3:45 3:30
    1 X 100 2:00 1:45
    1 X 200 kick 5:00 -
    Two times. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    8 X 50 kick -build second 25 to fast- 1:20
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 50 stroke 1:20
    1 X 100 stroke 2:20
    1 X 50 easy free 1:20
    1 X 50 stroke-fast- 2:00
    Four times through.

    1 X 800
    pull or swim

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4100M
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  7. It Sure Seems Like a Monday....

    by , June 28th, 2011 at 12:34 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Well, I got up to go swim this morning and accidentally knocked my cell phone into water. Ugh! Not exactly the way I wanted to start my day. It's home right now sitting in a bowl of rice. Hope that works....

    Then, once I got to the pool, I scraped up my arm on a misjudged turn while wearing paddles. Ugh!

    I checked the calendar... it's not Monday today. Just feels like it.

    As for practice, since it is Tuesday (really, it is!), it was distance day. Here's what we did:

    150 Warm-Up (supposed to be 400... oh well)

    1 x 750 Free on 13:30 (supposed to be 800)

    4 x 200 on 3:15?? - did 2 kick, 2 free w/ fins
    8 x 100 Pull on 1:40
    16 x 50 on 1:00 - did in groups of four (wore fins): back, fly, 2kick/2 free, fly/back/fly/free
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Meters (for me) - 3700


    On the 200s, I really don't remember the interval. The 3:15 is a total guess. All I know is that I had about 8-10 seconds rest before I had to go again. Not my best practice, but not my worst either.


    On the plus side, our swim meet this weekend is NOT going to be cancelled. This will be my first LCM meet since last July and my second ever LCM meet. I am swimming the 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Free, and 100 Free. Should be an interesting (and quick) meet.

    Also on the plus side, it is finally a beautiful day in Central Indiana. The sun is shining, there is a light breeze, and it's not raining!!!! YAY! Can't wait to go home after work and enjoy it!

    Enjoy your swims today!
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  8. Tuesday workout

    by , June 28th, 2011 at 09:43 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Got a little more than I expected today. After the main workout, I moved to an age grouper lane. After a couple hundred easy, the coach said: ok... 4 x 100 on 1:25. At this point, I was closing in on 6k. I decided to just go for it and see what happened. Suprisingly, I had no issues keeping up. After that she went to 4 x 100 on 1:20 at which point I was done.

    LCM

    400 Free
    300 Kick
    300 Pull
    300 Kick
    300 Free

    8 x 50 Kick
    50 Fly
    200 Free
    50 Fly
    50 Back
    200 Free
    50 Back
    50 Breast
    200 Free
    50 Breast
    8 x 50 Pull

    3 x 100 Kick descend
    50 Fly
    100 Free
    50 Fly hard
    100 Free hard
    50 Back
    100 Free
    50 Back hard
    100 Free hard
    50 Breast
    100 Free
    50 Breast hard
    100 Free hard

    150 Kick/Drill/Swim
    50 Breast
    150 Kick/Drill/Swim
    100 Breast
    150 Kick/Drill/Swim
    100 Breast

    200 Easy
    4 x 100 - 1:25

    2 x 50 Cool down

    (6200m total)
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  9. Monday, June 27, 2011 5:45pm (Double)

    by , June 27th, 2011 at 10:27 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Short and to the point...

    300 (100 Free/50 back)
    300 Free Pull
    200 Fly Drill

    20 x 50 Free
    6 @ :50
    5 @ :45
    4 @ :40
    3 @ :35
    2 @ :30 (these were tough, made the 1st one, but touch n go...2nd one just went AFAP)

    200 EZ
    -----------------
    2000 Yards

    I got one heck of a workout from this short one. Since my work schedule is making me work more, I'm more tired, and also don't have the opportunity to swim as often as before. I'm just trying to maintain now. We'll see how I do in two weeks at the local USA-S meet.

    Updated June 27th, 2011 at 10:48 PM by jaadams1

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    Swim Workouts , Daily Practices
  10. Mon Jun 27th, 2011 LCM

    by , June 27th, 2011 at 04:31 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Jun 27th, 2011 LCM

    weighed 220 after practice today

    Fri, doubled but didn't blog 2nd WO
    Sat swam easy & didn't blog
    Sun lifted weights

    Tyler asked me to swim on a
    4 x 100 free relay this coming Sunday with
    him, Mike Varozza, & Chris Eckerman
    so I may rest a little this week



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    Whitney Coached
    UT, main pool LCM
    6:00 - 7:30 dove at 6:08
    wore FS PRO jammer
    swam with Mike, Chris, Tyler, Todd, Nate & ??
    beside Marcio Larry & Jim

    WARM UP
    2 x (300, 50, 50)

    Main SET: LCM

    5 x 100 fr 70% on 1:30
    held 1:15's

    500 fr

    4 x 100 fr 75% on 1:30
    held 1:12's

    400 fr

    3 x 100 fr 80% on 1:30
    held 1:11's

    300 fr

    2 x 100 fr 90% on 1:30
    held 1:09s

    200 fr

    100 fr FAST went 1:00

    100 fr easy

    assigned 500
    did around 8 50's
    odds easy
    evens fast

    went 26 on last one

    DOUBLED today at NOON SCY, larry did too
    felt good
    dove in at 12:10

    same as this morning

    100 fr fast
    went 52

    25 fr fast at the end of practice
    went 10.0
    felt sloppy & choppy

    Meets

    2011 South Central Zone LCM Championships INFO
    Jul 22 - 24, 2011 in
    Shenandoah (Houston), TX
    will probably enter:
    Fri 400 IM
    Sat 50 FL, 100 FR, 50 bk or 200 IM, & 1 or 2 relays
    Sun 100 FL, 50 BR, 100 BK & 50 FR & 1 or 2 relays

    Updated June 27th, 2011 at 05:24 PM by ande

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  11. Yep...It's a Monday....

    by , June 27th, 2011 at 02:42 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    What is it about Mondays that they always seem to behave the way they do? When I got up this morning, I learned that my younger sister spent her early am hours in the ER. She had been trying to pick vegetables out of her garden for a late night snack (I know... what WAS she thinking....veggies for a snack?! ) and ended up spearing her finger on a stake.

    Then, I got to swim practice - early, no less. I was excited because I thought I'd get the entire warm-up in. But... when I jumped into the pool, my goggles snapped. Yep... snapped. The plastic piece holding the nose piece together simply snapped. Ugh... at least I had another pair of goggles in my bag. Guess it's time to hit up Swim Outlet again.

    As for today's practice, here's what I did:

    100 Warm-Up
    4 x 100 on 2:15 Kick 1>4
    8 x 50 on 1:05 25 Drill/ 25 Swim
    8 x 50 on 1:05 Match and Descend by 2,
    8 x 25 on :35 hard/easy, easy hard by 12.5
    1 x 200 on 6:00 BROKEN 200 every 50 for 10 seconds rest. Got 2:43.
    16 x 50 on :55 PULL Descend by time 1>4, 5>8, 9>12
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Meters - 2900

    To be honest, I'm not sure whether I was happy or not with my broken 200. It felt really bad - like I had no speed at all. But... the last time I raced a 200-meter free (last July), I raced a 3:06. So.... I don't know. I just can't seem to find any speed at all. Just overall kind of frustrating - and my coach is trying to change my arm motion on my freestyle. All in all, it will be a good change, I think. I can definitely feel a much better catch when I do it her way. BUT... I can only do it slowly right now and I'm supposed to have a meet on Saturday (if it doesn't get cancelled for lack of entries). So.... .

    Those are my trials and tribulations for today. I'm off to vacuum my house - because having a clean"er" house will make me feel a bit better. Crazy, isn't it?

    If you're headed to the pool, enjoy your swims. I'll check in tomorrow.
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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/28/11

    by , June 27th, 2011 at 02:02 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:45 3:30
    4 X 100 2:00 1:45
    Two times.

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    4 X 50 -descend 1-4 to 85%- 1:15
    1 X 100 @ 100% 3:00
    Choice. Three times through.

    3 X 400 free 6:00
    Descend 1-3

    OR

    4 X 250 IM 4:45
    Cycle 100 of each stroke through the four swims.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4200/4000M
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  13. Monday, June 27, 2011 6:00am

    by , June 27th, 2011 at 10:29 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I didn't have to be at work super early this morning, so I was able to get into the LCM outdoor pool for 30 minutes before work, which is better than nothing. No screwing around, just got in swam and out.

    300 Free
    400 IM

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (held 1:15s)

    8 x 50 (25 Free/25 Fly) @ :15 rest

    100 EZ
    ------------
    1700 LC Meters
  14. Monday Workout

    by , June 27th, 2011 at 09:10 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Up to 6000m today. Felt pretty good. We will see how good it feels at the end of the week. Had to swim with age groupers at the end of practice for the last few hundred meters. I always feel like a whale swimming with younger kids.

    LCM

    300 Free
    100 Kick
    200 IM
    100 Kick
    500 Free

    100 Free
    200 IM
    300 Free
    400 Free down/IM order back

    200 Kick - Side w/ fins
    200 IM
    4 x 50 Kick - no board

    200 Kick w/ fins
    400 Indiana IM
    4 x 50 Kick - no board

    3 x 100 Pull
    3 x 100 Free down/IM Back
    6 x 100 Pull
    6 x 100 Free 1-3/4-6 descend

    2 Times through
    * 3 x 100 Free down/ Breast back descend

    200 IM cool down

    (6200m Total)
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  15. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/27/11

    by , June 25th, 2011 at 12:04 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:45
    4 X 150 2:45
    1 X 400 6:30
    2 X 100 1:45

    1 X 200 kick 5:00
    8 X 50 kick 1:20
    50's: build 2nd 25 to fast
    1 X 100 easy swim -

    9 X 200 pull
    3 on 3:20
    3 on 3:10
    3 on 3:00

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4300M
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  16. Home at last

    by , June 25th, 2011 at 10:23 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    The lawyer said that with adoptions, once you leave the hospital, things are almost always final even if they aren't "legally" final. It was a relief to drive off even though the birth mother gave every indication that she had no intention of changing her mind.

    The baby went to sleep at 10:00 last night and woke up at 4:00 am this morning as I was getting ready to go to the pool. My wife and I are bewildered... none of our others had ever done that. Gotta be a catch somewere.

    Light turnout at the pool. Swim teams were all gone and I suppose there was a big triathlon somewhere because the lap swimmers were absent as well. We were fortunate that they kept it long course. I managed a 43.5 50 breast stroke at the end of practice from a push of with a drag suit. I'd like to get to 40 before I shave and taper. Here's the rest of the workout:

    LCM

    600 Free
    200 Kick
    200 Pull

    400 back/breast

    9 x 50 3 x (Fly - 3 kick per pull/back/breast)
    3 x 150 Fly Kick on side/free/fly

    4 x 50 Kick
    4 x 50 Pull
    400 Free
    2 x 100 Kick - Easy/Hard
    2 x 100 Pull - Easy/Hard
    400 Free - Negative split
    200 Kick - Negative split
    200 Pull - Negative split
    400 Free - Hard

    200 Kick
    200 Pull

    8 x 50 Drill/Hard stroke

    200 Cool down

    (5700m total)
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  17. FAST Fri Jun 24th, 2011 LCM

    by , June 24th, 2011 at 12:18 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST Fri Jun 24th, 2011 LCM

    Swam Tue, Wed & Thu but didn't blog em

    On the flight home from Seattle, my son Dane read an article in Outside Magazine about
    The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss and decided to investigate further, yesterday he showed it to me.
    it makes some amazing claims:
    YOU WILL LEARN (in less than 30 minutes each):
    * How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails.
    * How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends)
    * How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice
    * How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time
    * How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested
    * How to produce 15-minute female orgasms
    * How to triple testosterone and double sperm count
    * How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks
    * How to reverse “permanent” injuries
    * How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months
    * How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit
    I looked at the chapters & read a few pages, it looks interesting & currently ranks #33 on Amazon.
    Anyone out there read it or tried it?
    Got any comments?
    I wonder if it really works?
    The chapter titled: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days where he shares how he went from a struggling beginner swimmer (who could barely swim 2 lengths in a pool) to improving his technique and being able to complete a 2,500 meter open water swim.
    Hint: he learned TI & provides a nice summary

    Ferriss also wrote
    The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.
    Anyone read it or got Comments?



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    WEIGHTS
    lifted at san marcos world gym
    5:10 am - 5:25 am

    Whitney Coached
    UT, main pool LCM
    6:00 - 7:30 dove at 6:08
    wore FS PRO jammer
    swam with Mike, Chris, Marcio & Nate
    beside Tyler,
    plus Larry & Jim who have a meet tomorrow in Dallas


    WARM UP
    assigned 500, 400, 300, 200, 100
    did 50's on :50

    Main SET: LCM

    4 rounds of
    100 fr 80% on 2:00
    100 fr 90% on 2:15
    100 fr 100% on 2:30
    50 FAST for time from a dive
    150 easy

    R1 1:11, 1:08, 1:06, 27
    R2 1:11, 1:08, 1:05, 27
    R3 1:11, 1:10, 1:02, FL28
    R4 1:14, 1:10, 1:08, FL 26

    500 choice
    did easy 50's

    After practice I watched UT men work out for a while, their practice is 7:30 - 9:00 or 9:30
    hung around through the first round of their main set which was:

    6 x 100 FAST in heats on 7:30
    They had 5 lanes & there were 5 heats which went off every 90 seconds
    saw some fast work out swims

    Meets

    2011 South Central Zone LCM Championships INFO
    Jul 22 - 24, 2011 in
    Shenandoah (Houston), TX
    will probably enter:
    Fri 400 IM
    Sat 50 FL, 100 FR, 50 bk or 200 IM, & 1 or 2 relays
    Sun 100 FL, 50 BR, 100 BK & 50 FR & 1 or 2 relays

    Updated July 11th, 2013 at 09:19 PM by ande

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  18. Should be going home today

    by , June 24th, 2011 at 11:50 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Thanks for all the congratulations and well wishes. The baby is doing great. Contact with the birth mother and her family has all been very positive. We should be going home this afternoon sometime.

    I'm still getting time to swim in the mornings. Slowly ramping up to 6Km/Day. Doubt I'll go much beyond that. Doubt my body could take it anyway. Here's what we did today:

    200 Free
    100 Back
    200 Free
    100 Breast
    300 Free

    4 x 150 Fly Kick/Free/Fly

    200 Breast
    100 Free
    200 Back
    100 Free
    200 IM

    10 x 50 Kick Easy/Hard

    4 Times through:
    * 50 Fly
    * 100 Back/Breast
    * #1 - 50 Free / #2 - 100 Free / #3 150 Free / #4 200 Free

    4 Times through:
    * #1 - 50 Pull / #2 - 100 Pull / #3 150 Pull / #4 200 Pull
    * 100 Fast

    400 Drill
    400 Free

    200 IM Easy Cool down

    (5800m total)
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  19. Happy Kicking....

    by , June 24th, 2011 at 11:46 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Well, today's workout was a totally fun / totally painful extravaganza - depending on which half of the workout I was on. I love to kick with my fins on - make no secret of that fact. I just love it. (OH! Did I tell you that I realized that kicking without fins on helps you swim faster?! I changed yesterday from a 2-beat to a 6-beat kick for our freestyle set when I knew the interval would be challenging and it really made a difference - who knew? ) Then, after my fun and lovely kicking was over, we went to - ugh - gag - ahem - breaststroke.

    Before you breaststrokers yell at me, you have to understand that my legs just don't want to go however it is they are supposed to go in order to get any sort of propulsion from my kick at all. Needless to say, breaststroke is not my most favorite stroke. But... Mel was on deck. So, I did breaststroke.... kind of..... Here's what we did:

    300 Warm-Up
    6 x 100 Kick on 2:10
    2 sets:
    - 1 x 100 Kick on 2:10
    - 1 x 100 Kick 75 + Free 25 on 2:10
    - 1 x 100 Kick 50 + Free 50 on 2:10
    - 1 x 100 Kick 25 + Free 75 on 2:10
    - 1 x 100 Free FAST w/ Fins on 2:00
    4 x 100 Pull w/ paddles on 1:45
    4 x 100 Breaststroke on 2:30 (1-all breast, 2-4 50 breast/50free)
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Meters - 3200

    I must say, I haven't done this much breaststroke in, well, forever. Literally forever. I did an entire 100 meters straight! Whew! After that, I did a 50 breast/50 free split and was still pretty happy that I kept doing the 50 breast portion. I'm thinking about going to the late morning team practice tomorrow. I think CG will be there, and he has been promising to take a look at my kick and tell me how to fix it. There may be hope for my breaststroke yet... but the jury is still out on that one.

    Plus, I actually wore my paddles for our pull set. I hurt one of my shoulders when I first started swimming and have been leery of paddles for a long time. But, with the better technique I have now, THEY WERE A BLAST! I went really fast (relatively speaking) and I really felt the catch well. I've been cautioned not to do over 200 pull with paddles straight, but these 100s were fine - and I made the 1:45 interval with almost 10 seconds to spare. YAY!

    That was my day in the pool. All in all, it was great. I hope yours is too.

    Happy swimming!
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    Swim Workouts
  20. Thursday, June 23, 2011 5:00pm LCM

    by , June 23rd, 2011 at 09:35 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Got out of work a little early, and was able to convince my mom to babysit the kids for an extra hour so I could stretch out in the pool tonight. Its definitely a good stress reliever. Only my 2nd swim of the week, and probably my last till maybe next week.

    At the outdoor city pool, the lap swim is usually SCY going widths across the pool, but today with the lessons they were doing a "safety day", so I was able to convince the guard to let the lap swim by LCM tonight. I was the only one, so he didn't care. No pace clocks, no lane lines, and steady 12 MPH winds from a diagonal. Fun times.

    Nice and simple:

    400 Free

    400 IM backstroke had to throw my head back to "sight" on the black line every 5th cycle or so. If not, I have a tendancy to swim to the right, and would've been funny going across the pool.

    8 x 50 Fly, Free, Fly, Free, Back, Free, Back, Free @ :15 rest

    4 x 100 Free @ :15 rest

    8 x 50 (25 Fly/25 Free) @ :15 rest
    --odds 1st half FAST, 2nd half easy
    --evens 1st half easy, 2nd half FAST

    100 EZ and out in 40 minutes
    ----------------
    2100 LCMeters