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  1. Workout 02/16/14: noon

    by , February 16th, 2014 at 10:00 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I skipped swimming yesterday I order to enjoy a massage with my wife. It felt great, and I am sore today (first time that has happened) - she really worked my back over. It should help in the long run, I'm sure.

    After church this morning and before servie tonight, I was able to get in a swim. The adult swim hour is packed on Sundays, so I took it easy and basically went according to traffic. Ended up with 3000 yds in 65 minutes, which is good news as the Rec is closed tomorrow for President's Day.
    Swim Workouts
  2. Sunday, February 16, 2014 1:00-1:45pm

    by , February 16th, 2014 at 06:32 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I worked last night till 3:00am, asleep just before 4:00am. Most of you on the east coast were probably just getting up with your lattes or whatever you drink, or already getting in the pool at this time (7:00am). I was off to bed though...a very tired James.
    I slept all the way till 12:20pm. Just in time to eat some lunch (breakfast) with the kids, and decided I'd hit the pool for a bit before going back to work. managed to get in a decent amount in the 45 minutes...

    1000 Free

    Kick Set w/ short fins (all SDK on back)
    200 @ 3:00
    150 @ 2:30
    100 @ 1:30
    50 @ under :30 (went :31) so close to making it.

    12 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:00 (went :50-:53s)

    300 EZ swim, with a couple fast 25s of Fly mixed in

    2700 Yards

    Still hoping to make it over to Kirkland for the masters meet next Sunday. I may have to call in "sick" that day, but truthfully it will depend more on the snowfall and such on the mountain passes. I'm not going to risk my life on heavy snow just to swim a meet, but if it's safe enough, I may be "sick".
  3. Way behind...

    by , February 16th, 2014 at 05:25 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    After all the hiccups in my routine over the last three weeks and an out-of-town job interview that kept me out of the pool for another three days at the end of this week, GTD informs me that I had better pick up the pace! 20 miles behind my goal pace now! Ouch. Yeah, it's been a bumpy ride this winter for my swimming.

    The nagging cough is still... still... still... hack... there. But aside from that, and a lack of sleep lately, my energy is back up to its normal levels now. I got in today just to loosen up and then will begin my build-up in earnest tomorrow evening... with much modified goals for the season, of course. I will focus on backstroke and freestyle distance for the rest of the season. I'm going to keep doing fly and breaststroke in the workouts, but no longer plan to swim the 200 fly or breast at any of the remaining meets. I'll probably do the 200 IM at the next meet (3/2?) and 400 IM at state (end of March) for fun, if I feel good. Otherwise, I'm really just going to focus my workouts on 100-200 back and 1650 free.

    Here's what I did today just to try to gt my groove back after three days out of the pool:

    2400 SCY/50 mins...

    started with 2000-yard straight swim (really slow, focused on long, smooth strokes... took about 38:00) , done as so:

    100 fr EZ
    100 bk EZ
    200 fr
    200 bk
    300 fr
    300 bk
    400 fr
    400 bk

    1-2 min rest, then:

    6 x 50 fly on 1:10 (avg. :50, started at :51, finished around :48-:49)
    master's minute
    100 EZ fr cool-down
  4. 2|15|14 and 2|16|14

    by , February 16th, 2014 at 02:57 PM (Blog)



    about 20 x 25 on 2:00 free from 95%E to AFAP
    • kept them in 15s range with a few in the 14's
    • noticed I am not any faster at 100%E than slightly less

    10 TD's



    10 x 25 on 1:00 free, 90%, 1 breath

    • tried to let my form get me to the wall in 15s, most were high's to 16's

    10 x 25 on 1:00 free, 90%, S, alternated by 50m with and without fins

    • fins help about 1.5 sec per 25

    400 drill, F

    SCY meet next weekend

    50 back - goal is to loosen up and stay warm until the 50 free to avoid block anxiety
    50 free - no goals, I've already done the work, will leave mind in the warm-up pool
    100 free - either a genuine 100 or 50 fr SR
    Available for 4 relays - would like to do one (or more) for the spirit.

    Will have a split request form ready for the 100 free in case I don't make some relay's. I seeded a 1:05, right in the middle of each estimated time if done as a sandbagged 100, or SR. If SR I shouldn't finish too much over 5 seconds behind, but it will hurt, and yes, 100 SCY free is a long distance for me when done in the SR fashion.

    Updated February 17th, 2014 at 12:47 PM by __steve__