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  1. More IM!

    by , September 20th, 2012 at 04:24 PM (Chowmi's Blog)
    A few extra moments so here it is! It's been really IMmy lately, but that's 'cause I happen to be going on Tue/Thurs.

    SCM, Baylor Fitness Center
    IM day!

    400 warm up

    12 x 50 on 1:00
    3 rounds of 4
    fly/back; back/br; br/free; free/fly

    50/100/150/200/200/150/100/50 pull :45 base
    ====>you have got to be kidding me. no. absolutely not. I did every other 50 and made the 4 x 50 of the 2 x 200 very strong; descend 35 to 31.

    5 x 100 on 2:00
    1, 3, 5 fast IM
    2, 4 recovery
    1:19, :19, :17

    8 x 50 kick on 1:00
    ==>not really. I was so wiped out I flopped and did all sorts of not-what-the-set-is-suppose-to-be 50's.

    The End

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Ok! That was pretty strong IMming for me today. Not the greatest, not any breakthroughs, but strong. If I keep this up, then I would like to get closer to 1:15s. Not sure how long this IM/stroke phase will be.

    I still haven't gotten my key lime pie. I did get some interesting kettle style waffle chips, but they are sort of hard to eat. You really have to concentrate on the bite, instead of the lazy fly-dissolving action of eating something like Lays. I'm used to putting my tongue between the waves, but when it's waffled, that makes it confusing which way to bite!

    Next up: Golden Corral tomorrow!
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  2. Thursday September 20th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - SCY
    Gary coaching

    Warm-up (1450)
    1 x 300 (got in early)

    2 x 200 @ 2:45
    2 x 50 @ 1:00 choice
    2 x 150 @ 2:05
    2 x 50 @ 1:00 choice
    2 x 100 @ 1:20

    50 easy

    Set I (400 / 1850)
    3 x 100 @ 2:00 kick, descend
    100 easy

    Set II (300 / 2150)
    12 x 25 @ :30 streamline drills: 2 kick in streamline, 2 ??, 4 one-arm, 2 hesitation, 2 swim

    Set III (1700 / 3850)
    10 x 100 @ 1:30 pull with agility paddles and buoy, best average (went 1:04 on first, 1:06 & 1:07 on remainder)
    100 easy
    10 x 50 @ :45 pull with agility paddles and buoy, best average (went :32 & :33 on all)
    100 easy

    Set IV (1250 / 5100)
    5 x
    * 1 x 75 @ 1:00 free (went :49 - :51)
    * 1 x 50 @ :45 choice
    * 1 x 25 @ :25 choice
    * 100 active recovery

    ** 5100 yards **

    What a difference a day makes! I was feeling beat-up all day yesterday and seriously considered skipping practice this morning, but I decided I would go and just bail if I felt too bad. I got in early to stretch out a bit, which helped get me ready for Gary's typically fast-paced warm-up.

    The instructions for the drill set were to "feel" the streamline, so I took that to heart and really thought about my body position and the feel of the water on my hands and arms. This must have had the desired effect because I have never done a 1:04 in workout and my normal pace for 100s on 1:30 is about 1:13. I was going second in my lane, but I was leaving 10 seconds behind the leader and he is much faster than me so I don't think I got much of a draft. My leg cramped on the first 75 of the last set so I ended up using a pull buoy on most of them.

    Updated September 20th, 2012 at 05:00 PM by eric.carlson

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  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -09/21/20122

    by , September 20th, 2012 at 03:08 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 150 2:30 2:15
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    4 X 50 descend 1:00 1:00
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 100 free-moderate to easy- 2:15
    8 X 25 free-sprint- :30
    Two rounds. Swim #5 25 easy on both rounds.

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    5 X 100 kick 2:15
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 100 choice-moderate to easy- 2:20
    8 X 25 stroke-sprint- :40
    Two rounds. Swim #5 25 easy on both rounds.

    8 X 150 pull 2:15
    100 moderate/50 fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5000Y
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  4. Thu Sep 20, 2012

    by , September 20th, 2012 at 02:58 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Sep 20, 2012

    Whitney coached
    Mabel Davis pool was 77, several swimmers wore wet suits, I love cool pools

    6:00 - 7:30
    swam with Jim, Korey, & Paul
    beside Jeff & Larry

    Warm up
    assigned 1000
    did 7 or 800

    Main Set

    300 on 4:15 right into
    200 on 2:40 right into
    100 on 1:15
    100 easy
    (regroup about 1:00 extra rest)

    2x300 on 4:15 right into
    2x200 on 2:40 right into
    2x100 on 1:15
    100 easy
    (regroup about 1:00 extra rest)

    3x300 on 4:15 right into
    3x200 on 2:40 right into
    3x100 on 1:15
    100 easy
    (regroup about 1:00 extra rest)


    Next Meet:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd

    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Return to UT in early April, 2013
    The 1st time since 1999!
    Tentative dates: Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    it wont be
    April 19 - 21 UT Swim Center Events Schedule say there's the TXLA Long Course Kick Off
    26, 27, 28 is too close to nats so it's likely to be 5, 6, 7 or 12, 13, 14

    Updated September 20th, 2012 at 04:15 PM by ande

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  5. Workout 09/20/12: noon

    by , September 20th, 2012 at 02:47 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Did some followed by a brief swim:

    Rowing Machine: 15:07, 3529 meters
    (Note: they physically move under 1:55m/500 pace)
    Back extensions: 3 x 10 @ 0/5/10# per round
    Bench Press: 3 x 10 @ 65/95/105# per round
    Seated leg extensions: 3 x 10 @ 30/40/50# per round

    After a quick talk with the director and auatics director of the Rec related to upcoming changes to the local Masters program as well as thoughts about the "new" pool, I gingerly hopped in and ...

    Kick with board: 150yds flutter
    Kick w/o board: 150yds back
    Swim 300 yds long and strong
    (Solo/Rec/600yds/15 min)
    ------------------------------

    Made the trip to Philly and back yesterday to drop Emma off to school at Drexel. Thankfully no major issues on the road or there - they actually had a very streamlined process for checking into the dorms (with street closures and free garage parking), so that was good. Left the house at 8am, got to Philly around 1pm, then left at 5 and got home around 11pm. Long day!


    (Life, packed away before entering the dorm)

    Was able to meet her roommates and also get all of her books as well as some odds and ends for the dorm room before a quick bite there. It was hard leaving her there, but I trust that this is where God wants her to be, and He has equipped her with all the tools to do good things there, both in the classroom and out. I am blessed with a tenderhearted young lady who is a lot more adventurous than me, and I am waiting to see all that she experiences there. It'll be different around here; lonely.



    I was able to sleep in this morning, and after a quick breakfast headed out the vineyard to start the grape processing for the year. As you may recall, we have about 50 feet of Concord vines in the back yard, and I am the chief jelly maker in the house. My attempt at last year was not completely successful, partly due to not using enough grapes. We have a bumper crop again this year, and we are processing jelly/juice earlier than normal so I'll give the wine another shot after the jelly is done. It didn't help that I forgot about it in the basement and never took the must off.

    Plan to get back into the water a bit later this evening for a good workout - I ate at Five Guys on the way home last night so I feel the need to work off some of that lumper of a supper I had (anyone have an extra Lipitor to send my way?).

    (*This meal is approved by James Adams)
  6. Easy recovery day

    by , September 20th, 2012 at 12:30 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    I just floated around for 2500 yards today. Lots fo zoomers and snorkle work.
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  7. 09.20.12 - Thursday workout

    by , September 20th, 2012 at 10:27 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Roger. New challenge set today. Here's the plan for the next 10 weeks:
    * take your goal time in any 200 event and divide it by 4 - This is your target time for a 4 x 50 set
    * Swim 6 x 50 descending on a comfortable pace to get up to speed
    * Rest 1-2 minutes
    * Swim 4 x 50 on your target time + 20 seconds making sure you make your target time on each 50.
    * Each week for 10 weeks, drop your interval by 1 second and keep making the target time.
    * Week 11 is a timed broken 200 on 50s taking 10 seconds in between each 50.
    My best 200 free is a 2:04. I want to break 2:00 so, my target time is :30. This week, my interval was :50, next week, :49... after that :48, :47.... down to :41.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    Challenge set
    6 x 50 - :45
    2:00 Rest
    4 x 50 - :50, make :30 on each one (:31, :27, :29, :28)
    Already missed it on the first one . Made up for it on the others. Surprised at how exhausted I was after this set and I'm not sure how I'm going to do when the rest starts decreasing.
    100 Easy

    8 times through:
    * 100 Kick - 1:30 (Br - 1:23 to 1:27)
    * 50 Easy fly - 1:00
    100 Easy

    4 x 25 Fly - :40 no breath

    5 x 200 Pull - 2:45 (2:18, 2:17, 2:12, 2:10, 2:05)

    8 x 50 - :50
    * Odds IM Order kick/IM Order
    * Evens IM Order
    8 x 50 - :50
    * Odds Br/Bk kick
    * Evens IM Order kick/IM Order

    200 IM - 3:00
    200 Free - 3:30
    200 IM - 3:00 (Beat time from first 200 IM)
    Went 2:42 on first IM and 2:32 on the second.

    200 Cool down

    (5200 Total)
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  8. Wed, Sept. 19, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

    by , September 20th, 2012 at 02:10 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Tonight was a great workout, despite the outdoor conditions prior to arriving at the pool. The Wenatchee area is so filled in with smoke that it is pretty tough to breathe. We're swimming 'with caution' and it's noticeable as approximately 50% of the team wasn't there tonight. In the fast lane, it was only Jared and myself. He's the fastest boy on the team, at 15 years old, and he and I work very well together. The coach is very pleased with how we're doing.

    Warmup:

    800 Free DPS (alt 200 breathe @ 3 strokes, 200 breathe @ 5 strokes)
    400 Choice Kick w/ board desc. each 25 (basically get faster the whole way) did flutter

    4 x 200 Free Pull @ :30 rest (basically ended up the 2:40 interval)



    goal is to go fast enough to maintain 25 beats/10 seconds pulse (150/min)
    • went 2:10/2:10/2:11/2:11
    • At this point I knew we were in for a doozy of a practice
    12 x 50 @ 1:00 Alt. Best Stroke/Worst Stroke - Did Fly/Breast




    Main Set (4 Rounds):
    • 200 Free @ 3:00 Desc. by rounds & fast final 50
    • (went 2:25/2:20/2:17/2:15)
    • 2 x 50 Free Sprint @ 1:00 (:30/:31)
    200 EZ Free stretch out (at this point it was 8:05pm and 4000 yards)

    10 x 100 Kick w/ fins @ 1:40 Odds Flutter/Evens Dolphin
    --made 'em w/ no cramps

    4 x 200 Best Stroke @ 4:00 Desc w/ last 50 fast


    --coach let me do three backstroke, then final one fly - what a nice guy!
    • Back 2:46/2:45/2:42 - my legs just could really kick here...
    • Fly 2:26 ouch - nothing like a 200 Fly at the 5800 yard point of a workout
    12 x 50 @ 1:00 (other 2 strokes that we didn't do in the previous 50s) Back/Free

    200 EZ and out

    ---------------------
    6600 Yards

    KNelson, this one was for you! Not quite Cascade caliber, but I felt it was pretty dang close.
    This was the most yardage I've done in a single workout since 1999 when I was a senior in college.
    Time for

    Oh, I'm down to 197 and holding...(down 6 pounds since Sept. 1)
  9. Wednesday, 9/19/12

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 09:39 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCM, Solo

    Warmup
    15 min choice (800)
    - did 200 swim free & back
    - 200 kick with board & snorkel
    - 200 pull free & back w/buoy only
    - 4 x 50/1:00 build

    Set #1: (300)
    8 x 25/:45 burst + cruise
    - 4 free swim, 4 dolphin kick underwater
    100 easy

    Set #2: Main Set
    2 x through:
    - round 1 back, round 2 free:

    25 AFAP + 25 EZ @ 1:10
    50 @ 100 pace/1:30
    - back = 42, free = 37
    100 @ 200 pace
    - back = 1:32, free = 1:22
    200 EZ/5:00

    workout called for 3-4 rounds but I stopped after 2 rounds because I was tired, sore and not very motivated.

    Warmdown
    100 easy

    Total: 2000 meters
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  10. Wed., Sept. 19

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 07:29 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    500 various
    8 x 25 DPK shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 no breather free @ :40
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    Did another set from Workout #1 of Week 37: http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=21342]

    With fins:
    4 x 25 fast fly (13 SDK) @ :30 (11s)
    100 EZ @
    4 x 25 fast back (13 SDK) @ :30 (11s)
    100 EZ
    4 x fast 25 breast @ :30 (high 13-14 low)
    100 EZ
    4 x fast free @ :30 (12 flats, getting tired)
    100 EZ

    I was not feeling the HIT today, so switched to an aerobic kick set:

    4 x through w/fins:
    -- R1 flutter kick, R 2-3 backstorke kick, R4 dolphin kick w/board
    50 EZ @ :45
    25 fast + 25 EZ @ 1:00
    50 EZ @ :45
    50 @ 200 pace @ 1:00
    50 EZ @ 1:00
    :30 extra rest

    100 EZ

    Total: 3200

    Acupuncture, 40 min

    Rehab ex, 15 min


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

    Still dragging somewhat. I'm going to start blaming it on allergies.

    Drag Suits for Sprint Training -- no good
    http://www.swimmingscience.net/2012/...g-on-50-m.html
    (This is consistent with my belief that, if anything, we should be doing more training in tech suits. I've never understood the reason to add drag in the form of a suit.)

    Finis Agility paddles:
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-48XEtSoqRM&feature=autoshare"]Finis Agility Paddles - YouTube[/nomedia]
    I really like mine, but haven't been using any paddles with my elbow issues. I may order the size small now that they are producing them in two sizes.

    New Jessica Hardy vid trailer:
    http://www.goswim.tv/entries/6685/go...ica-hardy.html

    Benefits of beet root juice:
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0...lass-of-juice/
    (I'm told it tastes like dirt.)

    Updated September 20th, 2012 at 04:05 PM by The Fortress

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  11. Wed Sep 19, 2012

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 04:16 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Sep 19, 2012

    looks like 2013 south central SCY Zone champinships will be at UT in early April, the 1st time since 1999!
    Tentative dates: Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7

    On Monday night I stayed up past 1 am, 5 am came way too quick and I chose to sleep in & skip Tue 6:00 am practice, I even woke again at 6:08 & went back to sleep opting to not swim a partial practice but I did lift and still felt pretty tired Tuesday evening

    ~ ~ ~

    Whitney coached
    Mabel Davis pool was 77
    I prefer cooler temps

    6:00 - 7:30
    swam with todd Mike & Jim
    beside Chris, Tyler Jeff, mary & sloan

    Warm up
    warm up was 1000 & I did 7 or 800

    Main Set

    10 x 100 on 1:40
    3 50 fl 50 bk
    3 50 bk 50 br
    3 50 br 50 fr
    100 IM

    800 done 150 6 beat kick 50 stroke strong

    10 x 100 on 1:50
    odds done 50k 50 sw
    evens 50 sw 50k
    3 50 fl 50 bk
    3 50 bk 50 br
    3 50 br 50 fr
    100 k

    800 neg split
    went behind todd
    think we were 5:30 5:10

    Decided to double at noon
    but skipped 50's got more rest and made it more sprint oriented

    we were assigned:
    10 x 100 on 1:40
    3 50 fl 50 bk
    3 50 bk 50 br
    3 50 br 50 fr
    100 IM

    I did the rounds of 3:
    100 easy
    50 easy 50 skip
    50 fast 50 skip
    also skipped 50's from the 800's to speed up my strong 50's

    modified the 2nd round of 10x100
    did 50 SDK in 28 from a push
    breastroke felt pretty good & went 34's


    Next Meet:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd

    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL

    Updated September 20th, 2012 at 02:47 PM by ande

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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -09/20/20122

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 02:57 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:30 3:00
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Three rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 and 3 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    4 X 100 kick-50 moderate/50 fast- 2:15
    1 X 100 swim

    4 x 50-1 of each- 1:00
    1 X 100 IM 1:45
    4 X 50-best stroke/no free- 1:00
    1 X 100-same as above- 2:00
    4 X 50 free :45
    1 X 100 free-fast-

    4 X 200 3:00
    1 X 200 fast 3:00
    4 X 100 1:30
    1 x 100 fast 1:30
    4 X 50 :45
    1 X 50 fast -
    Swim or pull.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5050Y
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  13. Wednesday September 19th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - SCY
    Gary coaching

    Warm-up (1050)
    3 x
    * 1 x 150 @ 2:05
    * 2 x 25 @ :25 back
    * 1 x 100 @ 1:25
    * 2 x 25 @ :30 breast

    Set I (500 / 1550)
    2 x
    * 4 x 25 @ :30 flutter kick
    * 2 x (3 x 25) @ :30 dolphin, back, breast

    Set II (500 / 2050)
    2 x
    * 4 x 50 @ :45 descend
    * 1 x 50 @ 1:00 fly, strong ("strong fly" is an oxymoron for me)

    Set III (1650 / 3700)
    100 easy

    1 x 200 @ 2:40 (went 2:24)
    1 x 100 @ 1:15

    1 x 200 @ 2:30 (went 2:26)
    1 x 100 @ 1:15

    1 x 200 @ 2:20 (went 2:32, left on 2:40)
    2 x 100 @ 1:20

    1 x 200 @ 2:10 (went 2:34, left on 2:40)
    2 x 100 @ 1:20

    1 x 100 fast (don't remember what I went, but it definitely wasn't fast)

    50 easy

    Set IV (700 / 4400)
    2 x
    * 1 x 125 @ 1:40, 1:45
    * 1 x 100 @ 1:20, 1:25
    * 1 x 75 @ 1:00, 1:05
    * 1 x 50 @ :40, -
    All pull with buoy and agility paddles

    ** 4400 yards **

    Most of the main set was so far beyond my capabilities I should have reworked the intervals immediately. I did not, though I am not sure why: hopeful?, stubborn?, stupid?. I think the 100s were supposed to be active recovery from the 200s, but I can just barely make 100s on 1:15 - on a good day - so I wasn't able to recover much. I made the intervals on the first two but really hit the wall on the third and struggled to just make it through the rest of the set.

    Updated September 19th, 2012 at 07:16 PM by eric.carlson

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  14. Tuesday September 18th - PM Weights

    Kneeling cable crunch
    1 sets of 10 @ 90 lb.
    2 sets of 10 @ 100 lb.

    Dips
    1 set of 10 @ body weight (171 lb.)
    10 sets of 3 @ body weight + 45 lb. on 1:00

    Back Extensions
    3 sets of 10 @ 45 lb.
  15. 09.19.12 -Wednesday workout

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 10:17 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Ray, Leah and Dave. I'm still feeling worn down. Picked it up a little at the end but mostly struggled today.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 x 125 - 1:45 (made 1:30s)
    100 Easy
    4 x 150 - 2:30 (IM Order/Kick/Pull)
    100 Easy
    4 x 75 - 1:15 Convert back to fly
    100 Easy

    10 x 50 Kick

    4 x 125 IM - 2:00
    100 Easy
    4 x 150 - 2:30 (IM Order/Kick/Pull)
    100 Easy
    4 x 75 Pull - 1:00 Descend (50, 48, 48, 45)
    100 Cool down

    (4500 total)
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  16. Woah - it's Wednesday, 09/19/20

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 10:07 AM (Workout Swimmer)
    The weather is really getting cooler in the mornings now, so nice. Water felt great.
    Beginning to not look forward to Wed morning practices - it's "stroke" day - but luckily he has been adding in a distance freestyle lane (about every other week), so I didn't have to worry about killing my knee again. On the other hand, it was a really long set.

    500 back/free
    3 x 200 Pull on 2:50
    400 kick, 75 hard, 25 easy
    9 x 200 on 2:40, descend in groups of 3
    100 easy
    4 x 50 on :50 descend 1-3, hold 4
    100 easy
    500 pull, stretching it out
    300 breast/free
    Total: 4500

    ** I managed to get (literally) a lung-full of water on the very first 50 of the 200's & felt like I couldn't breathe well the entire set. Jen led the lane after about 4 of them - but she put on paddles & a pull-buoy. Sela had on paddles too - so I was the only old lady who did the set the way the coach called it. Of course, Jennifer looked much better than I did, and Sela, bless her heart - after I finished hacking up all the water in my lung, she insisted on going in front of me, and she can barely make a 1:20 interval with her paddles on. I was going 8-10 secs behind her & caught her every time, but she still wouldn't let me go back in front of her. One of us is going to have to change lanes.

    Updated September 21st, 2012 at 05:40 PM by Celestial

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  17. Pyramid of Pain is the correct name!

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 08:27 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    To get this workout in I needed to adjust the interval some on the 8x100@5:00 which was going to take too long, but I was surprised at the results.

    500 Free
    500 Free kick w/zoomers every 3rd lap fast

    8x25@:45 burst + cruise 4 fast hands drill 4 kick
    100 EZ

    4x50@1:30 free w/mid pool flips even with the flips I managed to do these in :43
    200 EZ

    The Pyramid of Pain
    8x100@3:00 #4&5@4:00 free 70-80-90-100-100-90-80-70% effort went 1:28, 1:23, 1:18, 1:16, 1:16, 1:19, 1:20, 1:23 I think my distance conditioning kicked in on the way back down the pyramid
    200 EZ

    Total 2700 yards
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  18. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 01:48 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Whew, heck of a day at work today! I had two major pieces of machinery take major crashes on me today, and spent almost 5 hours getting one up and running and another 1 hour on another machine later. I guess that's what I get paid for, but I can still about it!

    Tonight's practice was supposed to be an "EZ" one, at least on an effort exerted basis, as the coach doesn't want to be pushing us too hard with all this bad air over here from the fires. Without any wind to disperse the smoke, it just lingers in the valley, making it pretty tough to breathe. Practices are completely optional, and we can get out whenever we need to if we need to. I felt fine though, other than fatigue from work.

    Water was COLD (78!!) Big change when we've been at the YMCA pool around 84 degrees.

    Warmup:

    300 Free DPS breathe every 5 (was more like a 2/4 pattern due to the air quality)
    300 Breast Kick w/ board (WTH!!)
    300 Free Pull DPS breathe every 5 and descend (again 2/4 pattern)

    5 x 200 Back or Breast @ LIFO (did all back, and went 2:42-2:45s) about :15 rest for me
    --probably the most backstroke I've done at any one time

    10 x 50 "Core Kick" w/ fins on back @ 1:20

    5 x 200 Free EZ DPS @ 4:00 - breathe every 3, and maintain good stroke
    I did these super EZ, probably going 2:55ish or so

    10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:20 easily held :46s with minimal effort

    "Main Set (kinda)" I at least gave effort here
    5 x 200 IM @ 4:00 Descend 1 to 2, and 3 to 5
    1. 2:45ish - very sluggish from being cold
    2. 2:35 - warmed up better
    3. 2:38
    4. 2:31
    5. 2:21!! - probably my best practice 200 IM from a push - Best Time in meet is 2:08
    10 x 50 Dolphin Kick w/ fins @ :45
    Made them, didn't cramp until the very last pushoff of the final 25. I call that success.

    6 x 25 @ 1:15 Odds V-Sit Scull, Evens Sprint Breaststroke

    200 EZ and gone

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    5750 Yards - not too shabby for the type of workout. It was tough in other ways than a typical 6000 yard practice.
  19. Tuesday, 9/18/12

    by , September 19th, 2012 at 01:07 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCM, Solo

    Warm up (800)
    300 swim - 100 free/100 back/100 free
    200 kick - 100 free/100 back
    4 x 50/1:00 25 drill - 25 swim with overkick
    4 x 25/30 strong

    Main Set (1400)
    1 x 200/3:30 smooth
    - went 3:05
    2 x 100/2:00 Very Strong Effort (85 - 90%)
    - went 1:23 on both
    1 x 200/3:30 smooth
    - went 3:07
    4 x 50/1:30 Faster (90 - 95%)
    - went :40 on first, :38 on the rest
    1 x 200/3:30 smooth
    - went 3:15
    8 x 25/1:00 AFAP (95 - 100%)
    - went :18 on 1-4, :17 on 5-85
    1 x 200 smooth - went 3:20

    Kick set (500)
    10 x 50/1:15 all very strong
    - did flutter on belly with board & snorkel on 1-5, ave 1:05, 6-10 on back, ave 1:08

    Warm down
    200 easy

    Total: 2900 meters
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  20. Sprinter's Double, Tues., Sept. 18

    by , September 18th, 2012 at 05:50 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    rehab exercises, 20 min
    leg abductor, 120 x 4 x 8
    explosive leg press, 190 x 4 x 15
    good mornings, 65 x 1 x 8, 70 x 1 x 8, 75 x 2 x 8
    read delt flys, 60 x 4 x 15
    resisted standing long jumps, 30 x 1 x 10
    resisted track start jumps, 45 x 1 x 10
    altitude drops, 3 x 5
    power wheel roll outs, 2 x 15


    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    5 x 50 caterpillar fly drill @ 1:10
    8 x 25 shooter w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    6 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    50 EZ

    Then did a slightly modified version of a set from Workout #1 on the HIT forum, [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=21375"]U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame], which caused me to modify the posted workout.

    3 x (3 x 25 + 50) w/fins
    25 = @ 100 pace @ :25
    50 = @ 100 pace @ 2:05
    75 EZ after each round

    round 1: fly/back/breast: 37, 36, 44-45
    round 2: kick: 40 (flutter), 37 (back), 36 (back)
    round 3: IM fly/breast/free: 40, 38, 38

    100 EZ

    4 x (25 AFAP kick + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
    -- did shooters, went 9s

    100 EZ

    Total: 2800


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


    Still feeling tired from the weekend's sleep deprivation and the main HIT set felt rough. But got through my planned sprinter's double.

    Reasons for large time drops:
    http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...tary/32011.asp
    So here are 3 possible explanations for major time improvements.

    1. high altitude training.
    2. blocking pain mentally
    3. All high intensity training with paddles and flipper with good recover time.
    4. Genetics from parents and grandparents.


    Women's college swimming preview:
    http://swimswam.com/2012/09/2012-201...-auburn-women/
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