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  1. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 5:15pm

    by , December 1st, 2011 at 11:19 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)

    2 rounds of:
    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    4 x 125 Free Kick w/ board @ 2:10 (went 2:00-2:02)
    I used to have a tough time making 100s @ 2:00, so this is telling me I'm getting better at something.

    10 x 100 IM @ 1:25 (held 1:14-1:17s) last one was the 1:14

    8 x 25 Free EZ @ :30

    2 x 150 Free Pull @ 2:00 (went 1:35/1:38)
    3 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (went 1:04/1:05/1:05)
    4 x 50 Free Pull @ :40 (went :31s)
    8 x 25 Free Pull @ :20 (went whatever...a time for a 25 means squat to me)

    3700 Yards

    I felt really sluggish starting off the swimming today, and didn't start feeling decent till halfway through the IM set. I probably could've kept going for a while more on the IMs, moreso than straight freestyle 100s. Probably due to the changing strokes all the time keeps it more interesting. Oh well, I'll never really give up my almost all freestyle training.

    USAS Meet this weekend. I feel like I'll swim pretty well. There isn't really going to be much competition for me, since most of the senior level (15+) boys are now in the high school season. They'll still be a few there, or at least the 13-14s to race. We're swimming all the events as 13 & Over, so that's good.
  2. Workout 12/01/11

    by , December 1st, 2011 at 07:46 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    200 FR/200 BK/100 Fly drill/100 BR drill

    3 x 200 FR Pull with buoy on 2:40

    4 x
    - 100 IM on 1:45
    - 50 Kick on :60 (fr/bk/sdk/fr)

    now for the fun ...

    - Go on the next :30
    - 10 x 50 on :50 FR DPS
    - Go on the next :60
    - 10 x 50 on :40 (1-2 FR, 3 non-free; repeat)
    - Go on the next :60
    - 10 x 50 on :45 Pull with buoy (1-4 FR, 5 BK; repeat)
    - Go on the next :30
    - 10 x 50 on :40 FR Quarters strong

    150 cool off and out

    (3950, 70 min)

    Well I guess my thought of decreasing yardage for next week's meet this week didn't happen. I did not sleep all to well last night and took a short nap before lunch, so I wanted to get some pace work in today.

    On the 200 pull I held 2:23, so I am happy with that. I worked to come in about the same time on all three, working the streamlines off each wall. The next set was basically stroke work fillers with some kicking - didn't want to do too much after yesterday.

    I have done this multi 50's set in the past heading into a big meet, to hit target times.
    - First time through was DPS and 2-3 SDK off each wall. Held 35's.
    - Second time through I did BK/Fly/BK. Just a few short rest on strokes, held 33's on the FR
    - Third time I held 35's on all, even the Back. Bonus!
    - Last set - huff and puff with a strong kick, aiming for 32's. Quarters strong = cycle through fast 12.5 yards every four. I just kept ticking them off and looking forward to the "only two left ..."

    I was able to fix the pellet stove pipe outside today, and also reinforce my snowblower's discharge chute with some tin - ready for winter now. Off to watch "Pippin" at the high school tonight. My daughter is running the lights, sound, and the helpers. She does a great job with it. I'll be back in the pool on Monday ...

    Updated December 1st, 2011 at 10:56 PM by rxleakem

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  3. Thursday, Dec. 1

    by , December 1st, 2011 at 05:39 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Chatted with Speedo through the following swim:

    Swim/SCY @ OakMarr:

    600 various

    4 x (4 x 50) @ 1:00 or whatever between chats

    50 EZ

    4 x 50 burst + cruise
    3 dolphin kick on belly, 1 free

    50 EZ

    2 x (25 fast + 75 EZ)
    1 free @ 100 pace, 1 AFAP flutter kick w/board & fins

    100 EZ

    Total: 2000


    After a few days rest, I don't feel even remotely rested. I may just do meet warm ups and very slow swimming until NE Champs with the exemption of the LC meet. With Lil Fort's USAS meet and Teen Fort's HS meet on Friday and Saturday, I'm going to be on my feet a lot before Sunday. I have a feeling I may need to re-do my LC meet 50 free at NE Champs. Though there is no good time to swim it there either.

    There doesn't look like there's nearly as many people signed up for NE Champs as last year, with only 2 days left to register.

    Off to ice the cranky elbows!

    Updated December 1st, 2011 at 08:53 PM by The Fortress

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  4. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -12/02/11

    by , December 1st, 2011 at 03:02 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 5:00
    2 X 150 2:30
    3 X 100 1:30
    6 X 50 :45

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    16 X 25 :30
    1 X 100 easy swim

    2 X 100 kick 2:15
    8 X 25 sprint kick :45
    1 x 100 swim

    10 X 250
    odd: free on 3:45
    even: IM on 4:15 (your choice for extra 50)

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  5. Getting Better... I Think

    by , December 1st, 2011 at 02:49 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    When I hit the water this morning, my shoulder actually felt pretty good. Too good, in fact, because I ended up pushing it a little more than I should have on the last 2 75s (did :57s), but my shoulder was aching after that. Fortunately, up next was a kick set. Unfortunately, the last 9 Pulls turned into Kicks to be on the safer side. Here's what I did:

    300 Warm-Up
    10 x 50 Drill / Swim on 1:00
    10 x 75 Free on 2:00 GOAL SET (held :57 - 1:00)
    1 x 50 Free Easy on 2:00
    1 x 300 Kick on 6:00 w/ fins
    6 x 50 Kick on 1:10 w/o fins
    2 x 50 Pull on :55 (shoulder went bad here)
    9 x 50 Kick on :55
    100 Cool-Down
    Total Yards - 2850

    A shorter day, but I think I need to ease back into full swimming - and fast swimming - one stroke at a time. A shorter day isn't going to kill me and a longer / faster day at this point just might. One step at a time, right?

    Enjoy your swims today and I'll check in tomorrow.
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  6. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 5:00am & 5:00pm

    by , November 30th, 2011 at 11:27 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    A.M. Workout - we are finally able to get back into the H.S. pool now since the drowning that occurred about 2 weeks ago. We have a new set of rules that must be followed that were set by the school district. 1. Must have a certified lifeguard on deck (not in the water), and 2. Must have a 2nd person ON DECK that is CPR/First Aid trained in case the lifeguard has to go into action.
    Well, we have 1 lifeguard on the team, and he's volunteering his duty for now, and we're currently in the process of getting more trained so that we may rotate people throughout the days so that everyone can swim also.
    It's a good idea, but I don't see anyone who's going to show up from the school board to "police" the situation either, but we'll still follow the rules just in case. We don't want to chance loosing our swimming opportunity either.

    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    4 x 300 @ 3:40 (2 swim went 3:25s, 2 pull went 3:18/3:15)

    1 x 300 IM Drill

    12 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (held 1:05s, last one 1:02) swam this with a group

    100 EZ

    3300 Yards


    P.M. Workout - at the Y, while my kids were in lessons again. This was kind of hectic. We had 3 per lane for the 1st half hour, then 4 per lane the 2nd half hour. Me and another faster guy were trying to manipulate the lanes better so that the fastest 4 people were in one lane, and the slower 4 in the other lane. Some people seemed to take offense to this, but it worked out "better" (kind of).

    200 Free
    200 Kick w/ board
    200 Free

    8 x 50 Free @ :45 (:33-:34s)

    10 x 50 Free @ :40 (held :32-:33s)

    Got out for a few to get my son changed from lessons.

    100 Free (went 1:01) another guy was doing a 100 Fast, so I joined him after 10 minutes of being out of the water.

    5 x 100 Kick w/ board @ 1:50 (went 1:28-1:35s)

    8 x 25 Fly Fast @ :30 (went :15s)

    100 EZ

    2400 Yards

    5700 Yards for the day


    GTD miles by month:
    Jan. - 42.70
    Feb. - 42.84
    Mar. - 44.64
    Apr. - 32.36 ** This is where I tapered wayyyy too much for USMS Nats
    May - 43.80
    Jun. - 33.19 - summer work schedule
    Jul. - 21.37 - summer work schedule
    Aug. - 32.86 - summer work schedule
    Sep. - 46.83
    Oct. - 61.98 - after getting creamed by PWB and Sean Justice in person at the end of Sept., I determined to get better and doubles have been paying off!
    Nov. - 61.94 - Ditto!

    I'm on track for the 500 Miles goal that I have set. Only need about 36 miles in December to get it done.

    Updated November 30th, 2011 at 11:32 PM by jaadams1

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  7. Wed., Nov. 30

    by , November 30th, 2011 at 05:52 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    I got to the pool this afternoon and it was closed! Argh! I had just enough time to get to my gym pool, but the temp was 87. That pretty much prohibits doing anything useful. So I just did a mostly stretch out swim with a few bursts.


    400 various

    10 x 50 fly drills
    caterpillar @ 1:15
    single arm @ 1:00

    10 x 25 shooters w/fins on belly

    50 dolphin dive

    10 x 25 @ 1:00
    odds = burst dolphin kick on belly
    evens = free no breather

    50 dolphin dive

    10 x 50 cruise w/fins @ 1:00
    odds = back
    evens = back easy

    50 EZ

    Total: 2050 meters

    Yoga/Stretching, 30 minutes


    I was planning on getting a new suit for NE Champs, but I think I'll just wear an old Speedo. Instead, I plan to pre-order the new Speedo FS3. The goggles do look crazy, but I'm certainly prepared to try them.
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  8. Workout 11/30/11

    by , November 30th, 2011 at 02:16 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    200 FR/200 BK
    500 Pull with Buoy Noah's Ark (2 by 2, DPS/Fast, 25 -> 100) - 75's did BK
    100 IM drill

    6 x 75 kick (last lap fast) on 1:25
    - FR/BK/SDK, repeat

    3 times through:
    Start at the :60
    - 100 FR (last lap fast) on 1:15
    - 100 FR (3rd lap fast) on 1:15
    - 100 FR (last lap fast) - make 1:15,
    - q-break til top, then:
    - 100 BK on 1:30
    - 100 IM on 1:30
    - 50 drill EZ

    500 Noah's Ark swim with Paddles

    100 EZ and out

    (3700 total, 70 min)

    I had a nice swim at lunchtime today. I gave a name, "Noah's Ark," to that set that I have been doing since no one else let me know if it has a name. I figured I'd go with the 2 x 2 theme. Maybe it'l stick.

    In hindsight, I probably should have put the kicks after the main set, as my legs were tired. For the FR, I landed around 1:08 on the first set, 1:11 on the second, and 1:14 on the third. I was able to hit 1:17 for the backs, and the IM's came in just under 1:20. Fun little set.

    After that, I was not feeling great but figured I'd keep swimming and strapped on my paddles. I might not play to much more with them until after the BU meet as I tweaked my shoulders a few time (well, I was splitting the lane near the wall in lane 1 and was trying to avoid hitting said wall). Best to just leave them alone in case I should do some serious harm before the swim.

    I went into work for a couple of hours today to help out (our second tech was not there and we are at the first of the month rush). Now to figure out something for this evening. Oh, earlier today an appraiser came to the house - I am refinancing the mortgage, as I have about 21 yrs left on a 30 yr note @ 5.875%. I am locked in @ 3.685% for 15 years - will save a ton on interest (literally), and my monthly payment only goes up $48. Now I can better rationalize entry fees for my swims! haha
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  9. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -12/01/11

    by , November 30th, 2011 at 02:04 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 5:00 4:30
    1 X 200 3:20 3:00
    1 X 100 1:40 -
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    6 X 100 kick 2:10
    On #4-5-6 kick second 50 fast
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 200 IM 3:30
    1 X 100 IM 1:45
    1 X 75 1:30
    Four rounds.
    75's: 1 of each IM order

    2 X 400 5:40
    2 X 300 4:00
    2 X 200 2:30

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  10. The "Watch Your Shoulder" Swim

    by , November 30th, 2011 at 11:35 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    After yesterday's fairly severe shoulder pain (I basically had my arm hanging by my side all day long), I was a little hesitant to get in the water today, but told myself I would stop and kick whenever I started to feel any shoulder twinges at all. I actually listened to my body, adjusted my stroke somewhat, didn't push my stroke for speed, and basically hung on. It went pretty well and swam farther than I thought I would. The only set below written as a kick set was the 6x50 Kick on 1:10 without fins. The other kicks were supposed to be freestyle, but I elected to kick and give my shoulder a break. Here's what I did:

    250 Warm-Up
    2 sets:

    - 2 x 50 Fist Drill on 1:00
    - 4 x 50 Free on :50
    - 2 x 50 Fist Drill on 1:00
    - 4 x 50 Free on 1:00, 1>4
    2 x 50 Kick on 1:00
    4 x 50 Kick on :50
    1 x 50 Free Easy on 1:00
    1 x 50 Kick ALL OUT on 2:00 (did :30 w/ fins)

    1 x 50 Free Easy on 1:00
    6 x 50 Kick on 1:10 (w/o fins)
    6 x 100 Pull on 1:40
    2 x 100 Kick on 1:40
    100 Cool-Down
    Total Yards - 3100

    All in all, not a bad day in the water. And.... I came home and really stretched out well. Hopefully tomorrow will be another improvement.

    And... thankfully, the snow last night stayed to our north... no shoveling was necessary!

    Enjoy your swims today!
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  11. 11.30.11 - Solo today

    by , November 30th, 2011 at 10:20 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam alone. No idea where the rest of the team was. Don't much like swimming alone but our workouts are already pre-made so at least I had something to challenge me. Problem is that it is so easy to modify the intervals and with me not feeling my best right now, it was hard not to. I resisted temptation and only modified the no-breather fly.


    400 Warm up

    6 x 100 - 1:30 2 x Free, 2 x IM, 2 x stroke (back)
    4 Times through
    * 75 Pull - 1:00
    * 25 Fly - :30 (No breather... right! Treated these as recovery)
    * 200 IM - 3:00
    * 25 Fly - :30 (No breather - see above)
    * 75 Pull - 1:00
    100 Easy

    Missed the first stroke on 1:30 send off so I was already 5 seconds in the hole when I started the 1st iteration. Caught up by the end. Last iteration, I couldn't make the 200 IM on 3:00. Just couldn't find any endurance today. I did catch up on the pull though.

    800 IM Kick (15:25) Mostly painful. Kicked through all sorts of nasty cramps. Despite the pain, this was a good set for me. I don't do a lot of kick other than beast stroke so I had lots of time to focus on doing things better.
    1:00 break
    16 Times through
    * 25 Easy Free - :30
    * 25 Hard stroke - :20

    200 Cool down

    (4500 Total)
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  12. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 5:30pm

    by , November 30th, 2011 at 12:19 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)

    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    10 x 50 Free @ :40 (went :31/:32s)
    KNelson did this in the morning, though his set was 30 of them. I don't think I could've held these for very much longer at that pace either. Kinda tough to keep yourself moving with so much stop - go - stop - go.

    6 x 75 Kick w/ board @ 1:20
    (went 1:10-1:12 on first 3, 1:09, 1:08, 1:06 on last 3)
    1 x 50 Kick AFAP w/ board (went :42)

    100 Free to relax my legs from the fast kicking
    6 x 150 100 Free/50 Back @ 2:15 - working on doing 3-4 SDKs on the backstroke after being "tired" from the first 100 - kind of a prep for 400IMs
    (went 1:42-1:47s) started out slower and descended them...quite happy because my backstroke felt better than normal.

    4 x 250 Free Pull @ 3:00 (went 2:45s)

    1 x 100 IM - cramped up on the backstroke...I was originally planning to do 10 of them, but once you start cramping, it's all over.

    4100 Yards


    Upcoming Meets:
    Dec. 3-4 - USA-S Meet across the river at the YMCA pool I finally don't have to travel! YES!!
    Swimming almost everything (5 events a day) 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 Free, 100, 200 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast, & 200 IM

    Dec. 10 - COMA SCM Pentathalon/Brute Squad Meet - I'm doing the distance pentathalon events:
    200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 400 IM, in that order.
    I'm really happy the the 200 Fly is first, cause I'm planning to rock it! Other than that, my only other plan is to go for the 400IM Zone record as well. We'll see how much effort I put into the other 3 events. This is my final hurrah for the meter season in my 30-34 age group, so I'm going "all in" on this one.
    I'll also be there on Sunday morning to attend a COMA masters practice with the team. Should be fun times.
  13. Breast really is Evil, Tuesday, Nov. 29

    by , November 29th, 2011 at 08:33 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    600 various

    10 x 50 fly drills
    odds = caterpillar @ 1:15
    evens = single arm @ 1:00

    30 x 25 shooters w/MF @ :40
    10 back, 10 belly, 10 360s

    50 EZ

    10 x 25 @ :40
    breast pull outs w/MF
    -- got to about 23 yards w/2 kicks

    8 x 50
    25 easy speed fly + 25 easy

    50 EZ

    Total: 2600

    ART, 30 minutes


    Just did an easy swim today. I think my body needed it, as I've done so much sprinting lately. Unlike most swimmers, I need to decrease speed work while resting, not increase it.

    Kinda bad news from my chiro. I told him my elbows and forearms were still bothering me. He said I have mild tendonitis in both elbows, which I suspected. I probably shouldn't have done any upper body lifting, even with the reduced weights as I was using. He also thought that a fast breaststroke pull/recovery was especially irritating to the already inflamed elbow tendons. And I've done a lot of that recently (easier for sighting in a hotel pool for example). No upper body weights until the pain is gone. And no breaststroke at least in practice. It really is evil! I will probably swim my breast events at my meets though. If that sets me back a week or two in the weight room, so be it. I'll just do lower body work for a few weeks after NE Champs.
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  14. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -11/30/11

    by , November 29th, 2011 at 03:11 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    WARM UP:
    5 X 100 1:40

    WARM UP(continued)
    All 50's on :45 100's on 1:30 150's on 2:15 200 on 3:00

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    10 X 50 kick
    5 on 1:00
    5 on :55
    1 X 100 swim

    1 x 200 3:00
    4 X 75-descend 1-4- 1:15
    Four rounds.

    10 X 25 :40 Fast- 20 yards no breath
    Break 1 minute
    10 X 25 :30-Fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  15. Tue Nov 29th 2011

    by , November 29th, 2011 at 12:31 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Nov 29th 2011

    weighed 221 after practice

    Upcoming Meet

    Sat Dec 3rd & Sun Dec 4th
    2011 South Central SCM Regional Invitational
    San Antonio, TX

    Subscribe to Ande's Swimming Blog

    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool center course
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in 7:15ish
    wore jammer
    trained with mike korey larry & Tyler

    Warm up
    missed it

    Main set

    300 warm up

    12 x 25 on 40 or 45

    25 fr fast from blocks, racing starts

    25 fr fast

    25 bk from a bk start

    25 fl

    Updated November 29th, 2011 at 12:48 PM by ande

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  16. 11.29.11 - 1 Million Meters!

    by , November 29th, 2011 at 10:51 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger next to Dave and Dave. It is Dave M's 50th birthday so we had a little party afterwards. Somewhere along the way today I crossed 1 Million meters. Guess that's kind of an interesting milestone. It was enough to get me going this morning. I've got some sort of mild stomach virus that won't go away. Feel rotten at night and can't get much sleep but I feel much better in the morning. Yesterday, I swam fine but today I had no energy and more or less just tried to make the intervals. Kind of disappointing given all the recent improvements I've seen. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.


    450 Warm up

    2 x 100 Kick - 1:45 (Fr/Br)
    2 x 100 Kick - 1:45 (Fl/Br)
    2 x 100 Kick - 1:45 (Br)
    2 x 100 Kick - 1:45 (Bk/Br)
    4 x 50 stroke - :50 descend

    6 x 100 - 1:15 1st 25 of 1st 100 stroke, last 25 of last 100 stroke
    100 Easy

    10 x 100 Pull - 1:20
    2 x 100 Kick - 1:45
    50 Easy

    2 x 100 Kick - 1:45
    100 Pull - 1:20
    100 Pull - 1:20 (1st 25 fly)
    100 Pull - 1:20 (1st 25 back)
    100 Pull - 1:20 (1st 25 breast)
    100 Pull - 1:20
    2 x 100 Kick - 1:40

    100 Cool down

    (4400 total)
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  17. Ouch...

    by , November 29th, 2011 at 10:51 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Today's distance day proved to be much more painful than I wanted. My shoulder was smarting a bit from yesterday still, but I went to the pool anyway figuring that I'd just cut distance and go at an easier pace - not pushing too hard. That was the plan anyway.... and it worked well throughout the warm-up and most of the first set. Then, my left shoulder basically went on strike. It hurt, it ached, it basically said STOP!

    Here's what I actually managed to do in the pool today:

    400 Warm-Up
    3 x 200 Free on 3:00
    4 x 50 Free on 1:00
    1 x 550 Free on 9:00 (supposed to be a 600)

    4 x 75 Free on 1:30 (supposed to be 100s)

    3 x 200 Kick on 3:00
    4 x 50 Kick on 1:00
    1 x 600 Kick on 9:00
    1 x 50 Supposedly Free - ended up being mainly kick

    Total Yards - 3500

    On the 4 x 100s that were supposed to be on 1:30, I did 75s. That was okay. I decided to do the next set of 200s as a kick set to give my shoulder a break. Then, I was planning to do the 4 x 50s on a 1:00 as backstroke (with my fins on). MISTAKE!!!!! After the second pull, my shoulder simply SCREAMED! Don't know if I pulled or tore something or what. It basically hurt to move my arm over my head - and then hurt to move it back to my arm back to my side, so I gave up and just kicked the remainder of the set (3 50s and 1 600). I wanted to swim the last 4 x 75s, but even easy freestyle hurt, so I gave up the ghost, went home and took a bunch of aspirin. Hopefully, a little rest will help.

    Now... if the snow just stays away, so I don't have to shovel tonight....

    Enjoy your swims for me today!
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  18. Monday, Nov. 28th, 2011 5:30am & 5:00pm

    by , November 28th, 2011 at 11:22 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    We're still not back into the Wenatchee High School pool since the drowning occured a few weeks ago, but I'm making do with the YMCA pool. It's completely nutso over there in the a.m. swims, and I'm only able to get 30 minutes, but that's better than nothing!

    A.M. "Splash": got out on deck at 5:30 and :15 seconds and there were already 6 ladies out there claiming their lane space. And I was even the 2nd one scanned in this morning!! I don't get it??!! Oh well, jumped in and had 200 yards done before anyone else even hit the water.

    Warmup/Everything: after the initial 500 I was circle swimming with 2 others and just "fitting stuff in".

    500 Free
    200 Free @ about :15 rest
    100 Free @ about :10 rest
    200 Free @ about :15 rest
    100 Free @ about :10 rest
    400 IM Drill
    20 x 25 @ ~:30 (depending on the others in the lane) Odds Fly, Evens Free
    2000 Yards and off to work


    P.M. Practice (while the kids had lessons)

    300 Free
    300 Free Pull
    10 x 50 @ :45 (first 6 around :33s, next 4 were :31s)
    20 x 25 @ :30 Odds Fly Fast, Evens Free working on maintaining kick while breathing

    -- mini-break (not a Q-Break) to get my son showered and dressed --

    12 x 75 Free Pull @ :55 (held :47-:50s)
    really difficult to see the red hand on the clock thru red semi-fogged goggle lenses from the opposite end of the pool!

    400 of swimming working with another lap swimming on his stroke/kick/breathing technique.
    Found out this guy was down in Phoenix doing the Tempe town OW 2.4 mile swim a little while ago. He said it was basically like swimming in sewage though, and not fun!

    2900 Yards

    4900 Yards for the day.

    I got the meet timeline for this coming weekend for my USA-S meet right here in town. Looks like 180 swimmers in the meet, and thats for all ages from 8 & Under to 15 & Over. They've actually combined the 13-14 and the 15&Over together, which is nice since they're quite a few fast 14 year old guys to race with. Not a lot of heats, but at least they're running all age groups together (rather than a split session meet) so I get a little more rest. Each day runs from 9:00am till about 4pm.

    Saturday A.M. I'll probably have to work for 3-4 hours prior to the meet, so I'll just skip warmup and do a few laps in the 12 yard deep tank prior to my races.
    100 Free, 100 Breast, 200 IM (break) 200 Back, 200 Fly, 500 Free
    200 Free, 200 Breast, 100 Back (break) 100 Fly, 50 Free, 1000 Free
    (Note: I'm not signed up for the 2 red events above)
  19. Workout 11/28/11

    by , November 28th, 2011 at 09:44 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    200 FR/200 BK
    4 x 100 Pull on 1:30 (FR/FR/BK/BK)
    1 x 100 IM drill

    Tonight I took on the "meet" practice that James Adams listed on his blog while back:
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Main Set: Did the high school meet format, minus the relays.

    Rules: - AFAP
    - Leave on the 60 or 30 only
    - Must take between 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds rest - no more, no less between events.
    - All from a push
    - Have fun!
    Here it was:
    200 Medley Relay - n/a
    200 Free - went 2:12.00 (1:18 rest)
    200 IM - went 2:39.44 (1:18 rest)
    50 Free - went :28.31 (1:02 rest)
    Diving goes here - n/a
    100 Fly - went 1:09.75 (1:20 rest)
    100 Free - went 1:02.56 (1:27 rest)
    500 Free - went 6:09.81 (1:21 rest)
    200 Free Relay - n/a
    100 Back - went 1:09.01 (1:18 rest)
    100 Breast - went 1:30.07
    400 Free Relay - n/a

    1 x 50 EZ

    4 x 100 on 2:00
    - 25 AFAP, 75 stretch (FR/BK/Fly/FR)

    100 various w/d and out before the Aqua Zumba crowd shuffled in

    (2800, 50 minutes)

    This was a fun little set. 1350 of AFAP stuff, with a fair amount of rest, but not enough to truely go AFAP. I gave it my best effort though.
    I agree, it is a fun set. I should have had a tad longer w/u, and I was sweating over the 500 in the middle of the thing (which I tried to keep long and strong), but I am satisfied with the times. I did not really do them AFAP, probably around 85-90%, and I was happy that I was able to get a little extra rest on the 100 Free. Thanks, James! Anyone else tried this?

    Otherwise, I am starting to look to decrease yardage a tad to taper for the NE scm meet @ BU in two weeks. I still don't know quite what to do to accomplish this, but I have been looking at some the sprinter's blogs for ideas. My main focus will be the 200 Back, but I have a 50 Free tucked in there as well, complementing the 400 FR and 100 IM (I can only swim on Saturday).

    Updated November 28th, 2011 at 10:42 PM by rxleakem

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  20. Monday, Nov. 28

    by , November 28th, 2011 at 05:41 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Warm up:

    800 various

    Aerobic Sets:

    4 x (4 x 50) @ 1:00
    4 single arm fly
    4 single arm back
    4 breast w/dolphin kick @ 1:15*
    4 free

    * Whenever I do whip kick, the inside of my left knee hurts slightly. So I don't see the point of doing it other than very infrequently.

    50 EZ

    4 x (100 broken shooters w/fins on belly + 50 EZ)
    -- :10 second break at each 25
    50 EZ

    Speed Sets:

    4 x 50 burst 15 m + cruise
    50 EZ

    3 x (25 AFAP free w/fins + 75 EZ)
    -- 10s
    50 EZ

    1 x 50 AFAP fly w/fins
    -- low to mid 23

    100 EZ

    Total: 3050


    Feel slightly boggy in the water. I suspect this is due partly to the lingering effects of Friday's deep tissue massage. Takes me forever to recover from those things. I will likely to another recovery workout tomorrow.

    I can tell I need to stretch, but not sure if I'll get a chance tonight with my hectic schedule. December is a crazy month. Luckily, I do have an ART appt tomorrow.

    More on masters doping:

    Yoga for Q:

    Updated November 28th, 2011 at 06:24 PM by The Fortress

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