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  1. Double Fast Fri Apr 8th, 2011

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 05:21 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Double Fast Fri Apr 8th, 2011

    21 days til Nats, Whitney said taper begins Monday

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    Tyler Coached
    UT, LCM main pool
    noon to 1:15 dove in on time
    trained with Todd the Breastroke god
    beside James Fike, Bob, & Larry
    wore FS 1 Jammer

    WARM UP
    stop at 12:10

    Main SET:

    ASSIGNED: 8 x 100 fr on 2:10 best ave
    rest 1:00 before #8
    DID: 8 x 100 fr done 50 fast for time, 50 easy
    held 29's

    100 easy

    ASSIGNED: 8 x 100 fr on 2:20 best ave
    rest 1:00 before #8
    DID: 8 x 100 fr
    done 50 fast for time, 50 easy
    held 28's skipped #7 went 26.7 on #8

    100 easy

    ASSIGNED: 6 x 100 fr on 2:30 best ave
    rest 1:00 before #8
    DID: 4 x 100 fr
    done 50 fast for time, 50 easy
    went 30, 28, 28, 27
    skipped #5 & 6

    changed into old B70 legs

    50 FAST
    went 25.8


    Next meet:

    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Days till
    Entries:
    Fri Apr 29, 2011 400 IM 6th Event, 50 FL
    Sat Apr 30, 2011 100 IM, 50 Br
    Sun May 1, 2011 500 Fr, 200 IM
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  2. Blocks! Friday, April 8

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 05:13 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/Solo @ Mason:

    Warm up:

    700 various

    Main Sets:

    8 x 100 @ :15 RI
    odds = backstoke kick
    evens = free

    10 x 50 @ 1:00
    1st 25 = 1 breath free w/overkick*
    2nd 25 =EZ backstroke kick

    * Finally, remembered to drag out my Finis 2 zoomer fins for this set: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q...w=1650&bih=953. I've been meaning to use these for a faster turnover and faster kick in free. Like them better than the long blade fins for fast free. Dislike them for kicking or swimming on my back though, probably because of the way they're designed.

    5 x 50 torque drill @ 15 RI

    50 EZ

    Starts: 15 x "60s":

    6-7 backstroke starts + power kick to 15 (@ around 100 pace) + 15 cruise back to block

    8-9 forward starts + power dolphin kick to 15 (@ 100 pace) + 15 cruise back to block

    50 EZ

    5 x 50 shooters w/fins @ 1:15

    100 EZ

    Total: 3600

    Hottub, 20 minutes -- Mason's hottub is so much better than the rec center's.

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

    Commentary:

    I was psyched to see that the blocks were installed in the lap swimming area today! Usually they're not on Fridays. I was too tired to work on starts last night, so had at it today. My first few forward starts were terrible. Then I realized I wasn't getting the hands overlapped and thumb around hand until I was in the water. When I corrected this problem, I had a better streamline and cleaner entry. Fiddling around with how far to pull up on my backstroke start.

    Another busy weekend coming at me with soccer, regatta (these are almost all day events) and 5K. Lil Fort and Mr. Fort are running the 5K together. And spectating that will cause me to miss my team's Sunday am practice. Dang. But I don't want to miss Lil Fort's first 5K and, in any event, that would cause too much mommy guilt. I'm a tad sore from yesterday's dryland palooza, so will probably take tomorrow off as usual and hope to fit in a stretching session.

    I entered and paid for Canadian Nats. Technical difficulties from misspelling my name. lol. For their meet, you can change your entries and seed times up to the deadline. This is probably not a good thing for me as I tend to fret over these two items. Trying to get over this bad habit ...

    Updated April 8th, 2011 at 06:21 PM by The Fortress

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  3. Taper Day 10 for Y Nationals

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 01:37 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Whereas yesterday I felt really good in the water, today I felt completely sluggish. Ugh.... From the get-go, it was a struggle to feel like I was maintaining any sort of consistent speed. But, I was solo-coached again today as everyone else is still on Spring Break, so that helped - and the coach helped bolster my confidence too. With all that said, the 2nd set was particularly challenging for me (see earlier "sluggish" comments above), but I made all the intervals. The 25s and 100s I made with at least :07 each time. The 50s on :45 hovered around :05 rest. Whew... here's what I did:

    400 Warm-Up
    3 sets:
    - 1 x 200 Kick on 3:30 (wore fins - did 100 flutter, 100 dolphin)
    - 4 x 25 Kick FAST on :30
    2 sets:
    - 4 x 25 Catch-Up Drill on :30
    - 2 x 50 Free on :45
    - 1 x 100 Free on 1:30
    - 2 x 50 Free on :45
    - 4 x 25 Free on :30
    200 Cool-Down (done as drill fly/swim free per 50)
    Total Yards - 2500

    While the ladder set was exhausting, I did feel pretty good when I got through it. Today was just one of those days when I really felt like doggin' it and even briefly thought of doing a 75 on the 100. My coach would have been ! But, I prevailed, kept going, held the intervals, and was really glad when the two sets were over.

    Tomorrow is a sprint-happy Saturday (still holding at 2500 or so yards for us Y Nats swimmers), so it should be interesting. Hopefully, the fast times during practice will continue to show up. After tomorrow's practice (going full-tilt on sprints), I will be easing up a bit as Thursday is fast approaching....

    Nerves for a national meet? Nah.... Of course I have nerves. I'm trying not to, but I've never actually gone this far for a meet before and have never competed in an outdoor pool. Oh! And, any tips like the "remember the sunscreen" and "remember something for your feet on the pool deck" would be most appreciated as those items are not something that typically goes into my meet swim bag.

    Happy swims to you and enjoy your weekend!
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  4. Friday, April 8, 2011 5:15 am 1 day taper day :)

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 11:01 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I was so full of energy and felt great in the water this morning after not doing doubles last night.
    Another easy day in the pool with a little bit of fast swimming, and I'm ready to go. NW Zone Champs here we go!!!

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Free Pull
    100 Dolphin Kick no board underH2O on front

    10 x 50 @ 1:00
    odds free strong
    evens 25 drill/25 swim (2 fly, 1 back, 2 breast)

    1 x 100 FLY AFAP from push- went 1:00.5
    coach hadn't gotten into the pool yet, and she said I was a :29 at the 50 on the pace clock.
    Felt really smooth, probably will be able to lead out my 400 IM with a 58 low or so tomorrow. I take advantage of my strong strokes, my backstroke will be what it is whether I go fast or slow in the fly anyway, so might as well go for it!!

    100 EZ

    300 of random stuff, including a video swim of a 50 Fly. I looked good.
    -------------------
    1500 Yards

    400 IM tomorrow, and then 4 other events to go along for the ride. My 200 Fly in the 200 Free heat should be another fun one too. Lets see how many of them I can beat!!
  5. MATT "Make it up as you go" Friday Workout

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 10:55 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    More make it up as you go.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    7 x 150 - 2:30 50 Swim/50 Kick/50 Swim

    3 x 25 - :40 No breath
    4 x 25 - :30 Fly
    3 x 25 - :40 No breath (really tough after fly)
    4 x 25 - :30 Back
    3 x 25 - :40 No breath
    4 x 25 - :30 Breast
    3 x 25 - :40 No breath
    4 x 25 - :30 Free
    100 Easy

    5 x 100 Breast - 2:00
    Reduce stroke count by 1 each 100

    4 x 50 - :50 IM order
    4 x 50 - :50 swim/kick IM order
    4 x 50 - :50 kick IM order (I did breast kick)

    200 Cool down

    (3750 Total)
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  6. Thursday, April 7

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 11:16 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands, 90 minutes:

    RC exercises, 15-20 minutes
    flutter kicks on bosu, 4 x 50
    V ups w/broomstick, 2 x 15
    extreme angle isometric squat w/25 plate, 5:00
    overhead squats, 55 x 1 x 10, 65 x 1 x 10
    (it occurred to me that I should finally put some weight on the bar)
    extreme angle step ups, 40 x 1 x 10
    squat jumps w/45 lb bar, 2 x 10
    yates row, 50 + bar x 2 x 15
    lower back machine, 130 x 3 x 10
    box jumps, 2 x 10
    altitude drops, 2 x 10*
    knee tuck jumps, 2 x 10
    seated narrow grip row negatives, 90 x 2 x 10
    hanging straight leg raises, 2 x 15
    -- move to racquetball court --
    handstands, 10
    twisting med ball slams, 15
    reverse overhead throws, 15
    overhead floor slams, 15

    * Love this exercise, so fun. [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob5VdXO1vcs"]YouTube - Altitude drops[/nomedia]. Since I was using a single box, I jumped up high and then dropped. I may try stacking them next time. And altitude drops are a great eccentric exercise. http://boddickerperformance.com/?p=1135. Depth jumps also look fun: [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZM29fV1oc"]YouTube - Depth Jump - Rebounds[/nomedia].


    Stretching, 30 minutes:

    30 minutes using foam roller, stretching and some yoga.


    Swim/SCY @ GMU:

    Swam in a lane with Gustavo. Cheryl had workouts for distance folk and for 100/200 folk. I did the latter, naturally.

    Warm up:

    300 free
    300 kick
    300 non free

    200 kick
    200 IM drill
    200 kick

    Main Sets:

    (used fins)

    4 x 50 @ 1:00 descend
    -- Did back, descended to 26-27. Did not have any AFAP, so ended up at about 80-85%. These felt much harder than they should have.
    200 EZ

    4 x 50 @ 1:00 200 pace
    -- These were supposed to be @ :50, but since Gustavo was doing breast, I happily did them @ 1:00. Did them all free, low 29s, breathing every stroke as I theorize that I would do in a 200 free.
    200 EZ

    4 x 50 @ 1:00 descend
    -- Opted to alternate fast-easy instead. Went 26s in fly, felt dreadful.
    200 EZ

    4 x 25 @ 1:00
    -- 2 back shooters (10s), 2 belly shooters (11s)
    -- These were pretty fast for me. In fact, that's about what I went when I was doing 25s @ 3:00 the other day with Pete.
    200 EZ

    Total: 3300

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

    Commentary:

    I believe I got a little carried away in the gym today ... I've been feeling very energetic lately, so thought I'd try a long dryland session especially since I didn't have to scurry off to the pool in time to be home for Lil Fort. And I felt great during and after. Not so great in the water however. Still, good to get some speed work in. I am now running off to find my compression tights and ibuprofen.

    Updated April 8th, 2011 at 12:03 AM by The Fortress

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  7. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/11/11

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 02:55 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 250 4:00
    2 X 100 1:40

    1 X 400
    Broken :15 @ 200
    Fins optional and recommended

    4 X 50 kick 1:15

    4 X 75 1:20
    50 perfect stroke/25 fast

    4 X {dive-turn-finish

    CHOICE OF FOLLOWING SET:

    Sprint/Middle Distance:
    10 X 50 1:20
    odd: perfect stroke
    even: Descend 2-4-6-8-10 to fast

    OR

    Distance:
    14 X 50 1:00
    odd: perfect stroke
    even: race pace (1000 or 1650)

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    2300/2500Y
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  8. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/08/11

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 02:48 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    3 X 200 3:30
    2 X 100 1:30

    1 X 600
    Broken :10 @ each 200
    Fins optional and recommended

    5 X 50 kick 1:15

    4 X 50 swim 1:15
    Descend 1-4; #4 @ 100%

    6 X 25
    odd: build to race finish
    even: sprint 20 yards

    1 X 75 easy
    1 X 50 blocks @ 100%
    1 X 75 easy

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    2400Y
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  9. Thu Apr 7th, 2011

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 12:47 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Apr 7th, 2011

    22 days til Nats

    yesterday my shoulder / neck / trap pain was dimminished by a toothache in my lower right rear molar, saw the dentist this morning and hopefully things will improve

    2011 South Central SC Zones Results are UP


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    Whitney Coached
    UT, scy diving well, warm
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in around 6:35
    trained with Tyler & Nate beside Todd, Marcio, & Chris
    wore FS 1 Jammer

    WARM UP
    2 rounds of 200 150 100k 50


    Main SET:

    5 x 200 fr on 2:30 70%
    held 2:15's

    4 x 25

    4 x 200 fr 80% on 2:30
    held 2:10's

    4 x 25

    3 x 200 fr 85% on 2:30
    held 2:08s

    4 x 25

    2 x 200 fr 90% on 2:30
    went 2:05, 2:02

    50 easy

    got out at 7:40 to make dentist appt at 8:00


    Next meet:

    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Days till
    Entries:
    Fri Apr 29, 2011 400 IM 6th Event, 50 FL
    Sat Apr 30, 2011 100 IM, 50 Br
    Sun May 1, 2011 500 Fr, 200 IM
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  10. Taper Day 9 for Y Nationals

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 12:32 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Today was an on-my-own day in the pool, but some triathletes training for an Ironman were in the next two lanes, so at least the pool wasn't completely empty. I decided that I am going to swim hard today and tomorrow for all the sprints and then start taking it a bit easier early next week as I fly to Florida exactly one week from today. Here's what I did:

    400 Warm-Up
    1 x 200 All Drill on 4:00 (did 100 fly, 50 back, 50 free)
    4 x 25 FAST Kick on 1:00 w/o fins
    4 x 50 Free on 1:30 - 15yds Power/35yds Smooth
    4 sets:
    - 1 x 75 Free on 3:30 (swim at 100 speed)
    - 1 x 50 Easy Free (did w/i 3:30 interval)
    1 x 400 Easy Kick w/ fins
    400 Cool-Down (drill/swim by 50 - 2 drills per stroke)
    Total Yards - 2200

    All in all, this was a very encouraging workout for me. I felt really smooth during my 400 warm-up, which put me off to a great start. Then, during the 4x25 Fast Kicks w/o fins, I was surprised at how quickly I got to the other side of the pool and how much my kick has improved over recent months.

    Having decided before getting to the pool that I was going to give my all today, I had calculated where I wanted to be on the 75 Free sprints (based on wanting to best my race time of 1:07.29 and figuring I'd gain at least :01-:02 when going in from a dive) and figured that from a push I should hit the 75-yard mark around :54ish. I ended up swimming the 75s as :51, :52, :52, and :51.

    I am definitely encouraged right now. I had the option (according to the written workout) of wearing fins during the 75s and pushing "better than race" pace, but I decided that I wanted to really see where I was right now - going back to Ande's "Test Your Taper" SFF tip. Having never tapered before, I've been wondering what it's supposed to feel like, what results I should see, how hard I should be sprinting, etc. Today's times tell me I must be doing something right.... now I'm just hoping that those times bode well for YNats.

    Enjoy your swims and I'll check in tomorrow.
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  11. Thursday, April 7, 2011 5:15 am #7 for the Week

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 11:33 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Swim #7 for me this week. I'm doing a reverse taper of sorts for the NW Zone meet. Actually swimming more yardage than normal tends to work good for me with the longer events. I'm definitely NOT a sprinter, but I still like to go fast 100s/200s

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Back
    200 Free Pull
    100 Back Pull
    100 Fly Drill
    150 Kick
    150 Free

    12 x 100 Free easy swimming not much effort
    4 @ 1:30
    4 @ 1:25
    4 @ 1:20 (I did pull here)

    6 x 50 Kick @ 1:00

    for 5 minutes
    ---------------
    2500 Yards
  12. MATT Thursday 200s Workout

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 09:48 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Lots of 200s today. These could be mixed up in a variety of ways. We did about half kick/half swim.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    8 x 200 - 3:30 (:20) Up/Down Kick; if you make the interval with more than 20 seconds, substitute 50 free with 50 kick.

    I saturated these with breast stroke kick. Knee is holding together pretty well and this was a big test. Still hurt a little so I mixed in some fly and backstroke kick every once in a while.

    200 Timed Kick (3:31) I did IM

    100 Easy

    6 x 200 - 3:00 (:10) Up/Down Stroke w/ mirror pull. I did Breast Stroke but this originally called for Fly. If you make the interval with more than 10 seconds rest, substitute 50 free at the beginning with 50 stroke and 50 free at the end with 50 pull.

    200 Timed Pull (2:25)

    100 Cool down

    (3800 total)
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  13. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 7:00pm at the Y

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 01:15 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Went for my normal a.m. swim this morning also, but felt tired and weak, so I just did:

    A.M. Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 IM Drill
    200 Kick

    Some with the
    400 Pull
    Some more with the
    12 x 25s Kick w/ fins @ :30
    100 EZ
    ------------
    1400 Yards


    Felt better for tonight:

    P.M. Warmup:

    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick
    200 Back Pull

    200 IM @ 3:00 (100 Fl, 50 Ba, 50 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    200 IM @ 3:00 (50 Fl, 100 Ba, 50 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    200 IM @ 3:00 (50 Fl, 50 Ba, 100 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    4 x 50 Free Ez swim, stretch out @ 1:00

    1 x 200 IM AFAP (went 2:18) Yippie...with my big ol' drag suit on too.
    200 EZ in 4:00, with another 2:00 of stationary rest

    1 x 100 Free AFAP (went 56.5)
    This was tough to do being tired. I was surprised it was as fast as it was.
    100 EZ and out
    ---------------
    2800 Yards + 1400 Yards from the A.M. = 4200 Yards for the day

    Being my 6th swim of the week, I'm tired. Still able to swim fast though, but my recovery time is hell right now. Still waiting for taper time.
  14. Wed., April 6

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 06:05 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    700 various

    3 x (4 x 100) @ 15 RI
    reverse IM: free, breast drill, back drill, fly drill

    50 EZ

    Total: 1950


    Bikram Yoga, 90 minutes:

    Heat still hard. Had to and missed one set of triangle pose.


    Commentary:

    Followed the arrow on Q's flow chart, and did both a recovery swim and yoga today. The swim was all in zone 1; the yoga was zone 2 and sometimes 3. I feel much better now than last night when I sat on the couch but did not eat potato chips. (I was horrified recently to see how many calories were in a bag of kettle chips.) I am planning on doing drylands tomorrow and then going to my team practice at night. That will be my last dryland session before Zones, and I am due for a recovery week anyway. So good timing.

    The crew council president is meeting with parents of the lightweight rowers tonight before they meet next week and issue findings. I am sending Mr. Fort, who was an elite lightweight rower at Cornell to fight the good fight. I am slightly worried about my son's blood pressure at the moment. On the other hand, Mini Fort seems to be adjusting well to crew and enjoying it. She's a lightweight too and I hope she doesn't have this problem in the future.

    Haven't done my flog in April yet. Need to catch up.

    Going off booze to avoid injury:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/spo...-1226033428699

    The importance of snacking:

    http://www.athleticfoodie.com/2011/0...cking/#dispdet
    (Please note Geek that GWG puts flax seeds in his smoothie.)

    Updated April 6th, 2011 at 08:24 PM by The Fortress

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  15. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/07/11

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 05:23 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout (1 week out)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    3 X 250 4:00

    1 X 800
    Broken :20 @ 400
    All choice, fins optional and encouraged.

    6 X 50 kick 1:15

    6 X 50 1:15
    choice
    1-3: perfect stroke
    4-6: swim @ 85/90%; #6 @ 100%

    3 X 100 2:00
    Choice. Swim @ 85/90%

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    2650Y
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  16. Taper Day 8 for Y Nationals

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 01:28 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    I was looking forward to another one-on-one coaching session this morning (as everyone I train with is away on spring break); however, that was not to be. I'm assuming my coach is fine - and just slept through his alarm this morning. No matter, I had the workout and swam my sprints really hard anyway. The lifeguard even stopped by my lane and offered to yell at me "if that would help" . Anyhoo, here's what I did:

    400 Warm-Up
    4 x 25 Power Free 1st 15yds, Smooth 10 yds on 1:00
    2 x 100 Kick on 2:00, 1>2 (did both back sdk w/ fins)
    4 x 25 Free on :30, h/e, e/h
    6 x 50 Fast Stroke on 1:20
    4 x 25 Fast Free on :45 (add sprint times for 100 time!)
    8 x 50 Drill/Swim Free on 1:00 (odd: fist, even: catch-up)
    400 Cool-down done by 50s (2 fly drill/free; 2 back/free; 2 breast/free, 2 kick/free - all w/o fins)
    Total Yards - 2000

    The morning went pretty well actually - and very fast. For the 6x50 Fast Stroke on 1:20, I did two fly (:37, :36), two back (:42, :40), two breast 25/free 25 (:51, :49). All in all, I was happy with the times - and I am forcing myself to do the "evil" breaststroke which I am terrible at. I only have to "fake" a 25 breaststroke as part of the 100IM at Y Nats, but I have raced before where I was well in front of my heat after the fly, holding my own after the back, passed by nearly everyone on the breast, and unable to make up enough time on the free. My goal right now is to not die noticeably on the breaststroke leg - here's to wishful thinking.

    For the 4x25 fast free sprints, I went a :16, :15, :15, and :16 - all from a push - for a 1:02 100 time. If only I could swim a 1:02 at Y Nats that would be fabulous! Still, that's a :05 drop over my very best ever 100 Free, so anything under 1:07 would be awesome.

    More about my goals later, but all in all, not a bad day at the pool. Tomorrow is a non-coached day, so I'll be on my own. It's another short day (~2000 yards), with multiple 75s at 100 race pace and a kick set w/o fins. Should be interesting.

    Stay tuned.... and happy swims to you!
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  17. Wed Apr 6th, 2011 LCM

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 11:06 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Apr 6th, 2011

    25 days til Nats

    Weighed 218 after practice

    still feeling pain in my left shoulder / neck / trapezius. Kinda like a crik in my neck, but it seems better than it was yesterday

    2011 South Central SC Zones Results


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    WEIGHTS

    Whitney Coached
    UT, LCM main pool
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in around 6:45
    trained with Mike, Nate, Ned, Todd, Tyler, Marcio
    wore FS 1 Jammer

    WARM UP
    missed most
    did 250

    Main SET:

    10 x 50 k on :50 made it (500/750)

    8 x 100 fr on 1:20 made em (500/1250)

    8 x 50 on 1:00 (400/1650)

    6 x 100 fr on 1:20 made em (600/2250)

    6 x 50 on 1:00 (300/ 2550)

    4 x 100 fr on 1:20 made em (400/2950)

    4 x 50 on on 1:00 (200/3150)

    2 x 100 on 1:15 made em (200 / 3350)

    assigned: 400 fr breathe every 7
    did: 4 x (10 easy speed SDKs, swim easy back to wall)

    Next meets are:

    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events
    Days till
    Entries:
    Fri Apr 29, 2011 400 IM 6th Event, 50 FL
    Sat Apr 30, 2011 100 IM, 50 Br
    Sun May 1, 2011 500 Fr, 200 IM


    2011 LCM Season

    will probably do
    2011 South Central Zone LCM Championships
    Sat July 23 & Sun 24

    Talking about
    2011 USMS Summer Nationals
    at Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    August 3 - 6, 2011

    Not sure about 2011 SCM meets yet

    2012

    2012 USMS Spring SCY Nationals
    April 26 - 29, 2012
    Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC

    Really looking forward to:
    2012 USMS Summer LCM Nationals
    July 5 - 8, 2012
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE

    Updated April 6th, 2011 at 02:38 PM by ande

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  18. MATT Wednesday Workout

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 10:20 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Short workout but after yesterday, it was needed. Arms were shaking after practice. Roger turned 50 yesterday so we had brownies. That helped the recovery a bit.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    6 x 50 Free - :45

    3 times through
    * 4 x 25 IM - :30
    * 4 x 100 - 1:15
    * - 1st time through, 25 Back/75 Free
    * - 2nd time through, 50 Back/50 Free
    * - 3rd time through, 1st 25/50/75/100 Back
    * 100 Relaxed pull
    * 100 Relaxed kick
    Roger did the back stroke. The rest of us just did free. I just missed the first round, maded the second round and faded on the third.

    8 x 100 Up/Downs Kick - 1:45 (:10)
    Normally, this is free but Roger got the idea that we would kick harder if we converted Fly to kick. So, they started with 100 fly. I started with 50 Fly/50 Free. He was right though... once I got to 100 Kick, I wasn't going back to fly.

    100 Cool down

    (3700 Total)
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    Swim Workouts
  19. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 7:30pm at Y - Doublin' It Again

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 12:54 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Another Daily Double!

    Warmup:
    300 Swim - Alt. 100 Free/50 Back
    300 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick

    16 x 50s Free
    8 @ :45
    4 @ :40
    4 @ :35

    100 EZ

    16 x 25s @ :30
    4 Fly, 4 Back, 4 Breast, 4 Free
    build each set of 4

    200 Pull EZ (75 Free, 50 Back, 75 Free)

    Vertical Kicking w/ 10 pound med ball
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Flutter kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Dolphin Kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Flutter kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
    :20 Dolphin Kick w/ ball up
    :20 Kick easy
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    3:00 total kick...this was enough...phew.

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    2400 Yards + 3400 Yards from the A.M. = 5800 Yards for the day
  20. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/06/11

    by , April 5th, 2011 at 04:41 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    3 X 250 4:00

    1 X 1000
    Broken :15 @ each 250
    Fins optional
    Kicking optional

    1 X 50 1:10
    1 X 75 1:10
    Four times through freestyle.
    50's will be easy, 75's up tempo

    6 X 25
    odd: build to race finish
    even: blocks-sprint 20 yards
    1 X 100 easy swim

    RACE PACE SWIMS (2)

    1 X 200 5:00
    Broken :10 @ each 50
    1 X 100 easy 4:00
    1 X 100 -
    Broken :10 @ 50

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    3100Y
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    Swim Workouts