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  1. Sat & Sun, Sept. 29-30

    by , September 30th, 2012 at 07:18 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Sat Drylands:

    rehab exercises, 15 min
    super pullover, 110 x 1 x 15, 120 x 2 x 15
    good mornings, 65 x 1 x 8, 75 x 1x 8, 80 x 1 x 8
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 15
    leg abductor, 120 x 3 x 8
    rear delt fly, 75 x 2 x 8, 80 x 2 x 8
    power wheel roll outs, 3 x 15
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    standing broad jumps, 10
    altitude drops, 10


    Sun Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    15 x 50 fly & back drills @ :20
    50 EZ
    10 x 50 smooth free w/paddles @ :50
    100 EZ

    Total: 2250


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ack! My house is a cesspool of viruses. Lil Fort was sick all weekend with a stomach bug, having inherited it from Teen Fort. I just dropped Mr. Fort off for a flight to Phoenix and he is not feeling well. And, now, I am feeling poorly. I just hope I get the mild version! For this reason, I popped into the gym on Sat., my usual day off. Just did a recovery workout today.

    Here are some interesting links to research on training specificity that Jimby posted on FB:

    http://coachsci.sdsu.edu/csa/vol12/table.htm

    Yay! Homeland and Dexter are back and I can recline in style.
  2. Sun. Sept 30, 2012 1:00-1:45pm NO MORE YMCA LAP SWIMS

    by , September 30th, 2012 at 06:39 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I just completed my last YMCA lap swim session, as my membership is done as of today. I'm sure I'll be back to it one day again, but for now, I'll be 100% swimming only with the age group team.

    I got the idea for my swim today from [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21404"]Chris's post on the HVT Workouts [/ame]listing, though modified as he suggested for swimming vs. kicking

    Warmup/Main Set All-in-one

    7 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (1:15s)
    no extra rest
    6 x 100 Free @ 1:25 (1:10s)
    rest < :30 to nearest 60/30 on paceclock
    5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (1:08s)
    rest < :30
    4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:15 (1:08s)
    rest < :30
    3 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:10 (1:06s)
    rest < :30
    2 x 100 Free @ 1:05 (1st one 1:04+, didn't make 2nd one)
    rest < :30
    1 x 100 Free @ 1:00 (went 1:01)

    200 EZ

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    3000 Yards

    Ending this month I had my largest yardage output ever, and I swam only once a day, no doubles. Prior to the summer months, I was averaging about 45 miles a month. Here's my last few months showing my summer training into when I joined the swim team:

    Jun- 32.46 miles (=57,137 yards, =52,246 meters)
    Jul - 29.96 miles (=52,724 yards, =48,211 meters)
    Aug - 23.03 miles (=40,532 yards, =37,063 meters)
    Sep - 64.36 miles (=113,280 yards, =103,583 meters)

    I swam almost triple what I'd done in August, and wasn't really too beaten up by it. I know I'm tired, but I'm still expecting good things to come in my next couple meets anyway.
  3. Meet today went well

    by , September 30th, 2012 at 06:13 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Since I was coaching I really didn't get a warmup only 300 yards and then a 200 breast. Have not swam it in years and still managed a 3:22.70. I haven't even trained it in almost a year. Just a few laps hear and there.

    NOT BAD!
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  4. 09.29.12 - Saturday workout

    by , September 30th, 2012 at 09:32 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Mary and Sally.

    SCY

    500 Warm up

    200 Kick
    4 x 100 IM - Odds Drill, Evens Swim
    4 x 50 Kick

    4 x 50 Kick
    200 Fly down/free back - 3:15
    200 Free - 3:00
    200 Back down/free back - 3:15
    200 Free - 3:00
    200 Breast down/free back - 3:15
    4 x 50 Kick

    25 Fly - :30
    50 Bk/Br - 1:00
    100 Free - 1:30
    2 x 25 Fly - :30
    50 Bk/Br - 1:00
    2 x 100 Free - 1:30
    3 x 25 Fly - :30
    50 Bk/Br - 1:00
    3 x 100 Free - 1:30
    4 x 25 Fly - :30
    50 Bk/Br - 1:00
    4 x 100 Free - 1:30

    200 Cool down

    (4350 total)
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  5. Workout 09/29/12:

    by , September 30th, 2012 at 12:45 AM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Coached the morning Masters group today during our open house. GregJS and five others made it out and I think everyone left a tad tired, so I did my job well. Meg noted that she has had some interest, but folks plan on starting back when the fall session starts in two weeks.

    This evening I jumped in and did:

    w/u: 200 FR/200 BK/200 IM drill

    2 x Noah's Ark on 7:00 with snorkel
    - 1st: FR pull with buoy (6:32)
    - 2nd: FR swim (did extra 50: 6:51)
    1 x 50 EZ

    4 x 125 IM's on 2:00
    - fly-bk-br-fr-fr, bk-br-fr-fly-fly, ...
    4 x 50 kick on 1:00
    4 x 75 IM rotations on 1:30

    200 w/ snorkel loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/2850 yds/50 min)
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    My arms were tired after the Ark's, probably from the swimming as well as moving some furniture in the basement in my attempt to organize. I ended up doing half of the flys in the IM's as single-arm since I figured drill is better then poor technique.

    Planning on some basketball tomorrow night, after I look at some basketball shoes. My cross-trainers are low-tops, and my knees have been bothering me since last weekend.

    Here is my final yield for jelly this season, assuming the rest of the vines are picked clean by friends. You'll notice Nila modeling for your viewing enjoyment ...
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