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  1. City of Plano USAS Meet Day 2

    by , May 4th, 2014 at 04:44 PM (After a long rest)
    I had a long warm down yesterday after the 1500 and I benefitted this morning. I woke expecting to be sore but actually felt pretty good, just the normal tiredness associated with a meet. Today was an easier day in comparison to yesterday and I swam the 100 free, 200 back and the 800 free. My daughter on the other hand had 5 swims. We both had pretty decent days.

    100 free 57.53 - I felt great through about 80m and then started to tie up pretty bad. I had hoped to go sub 57 and I know if I had not tied up I would have been 56. This gives me some thing to work on and I am hopeful I can go 55 with some more training, a full taper and a shave.

    200 back 2:25.03 - this came very quickly after the 100 free and I had no expectation for this event. I felt really good throughout the whole swim and I was very pleasantly surprised with this time. I could be wrong but I think this maybe a life time best. I don't believe I swam this since I was about since I was about 12 years old. The most exciting part of this was the fact that my legs did not die and my lungs felt great throughout.

    800 free 9:35.05 - this was a strange race because I was hurting at 500 but somehow found a second wind and I had a big drop on my last 100 and actually had something left in the tank at the end. In fact I wish I had picked it up a little more at the 600 turn. I have a lot of work to do on this particular event but I will be ready by worlds for a fast swim.

    My daughter also had some terrific swims and dropped times on all her events today. It was also quite special because she counted for me on my 800 and high dived me at the end of my 200 back. Being on deck at her meets has been very cool. I suspect in a few years she will not want me on deck, but right now it's great fun to see her from afar interacting with her friends and seeing her swim really fast.

    Based on all the travel and the disruption this has caused to my training schedule I was very happy with the meet this weekend. I am in Dallas this week and will have a good week of training but I travel to Korea next Sunday for a week. I am hoping to train in the 1988 Olympic pool in Seoul but it may depend on the weeks agenda.
  2. 5|3|14 and 5|4|14 SCM's

    5|3 - just over 30 minutes

    15 x 25 free on 2:00, DFS, F (short)
    • 12's

    5|4 - 35 min all with short fins except kick set

    100 easy

    30 x 25 free on 0:25
    • 19's

    20 x 25 free on 0:30
    • 16 - 17's

    20 x 25 drill on 0:30 with snorkel
    • head up dolphin kick free (odds) / easy free (evens)

    3 x 25 flutter kick on 0:30
    • legs locked up while finishing the 3rd marking end of swim, had to leave anyhow
  3. Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

    by , May 4th, 2014 at 01:15 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Wishing I was at Nationals in Santa Clara. Instead I'm here in Rainy-Overcast Florida. Yesterday Trousdale got the heater fixed, and of course, they over shot the desired temp, so instead of 75 degrees, it is now 84. Just wasn't feeling it;

    500 back/free
    500 pull
    8x 100; alt 100 IM & 100 kick
    200 easy

    Sun finally came out just around the 8 x 100, so I was lazy, and enjoyed working on my freckles. I SO wish I had a swim buddy for Saturdays!
  4. Saturday 5/3/14

    Saturday 5/3

    PM only Weights + LCM


    1x10/2x15 Incline leg press (180, 270, 270)
    1x10/2x15 Lat pull-down (60, 105, 105)
    3x12 Toes-to-bar
    1x10/2x15 DB Incline bench press (20, 30, 30)
    2x (3x10) "empty cans" (10, 10)
    3x15 Hip abductor (110)
    3x15 Hip adductor (110)
    1000 Assorted abs


    400 swim w/ fins + paddles + snorkel
    4x100 @ 1:30 light D1-4 (1:18, 1:18, 1:16, 1:14)
    200 EZ

    Total: 1000

    First day back in the LCM pool. Water temp was 69 degrees and I had limited time to swim AND I was prepared (mentally) to swim SCY. I will use this week to get adjusted to LCM in preparation for my first LCM meet next weekend.
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