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  1. That Evil stroke creeps in

    by , January 27th, 2015 at 07:21 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I jusst needed something different so it was a breaststroke kind of day.

    500 Free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    4x50@1:15 breast pull w/paddles
    200 accordian drill w/snorkle
    200 breast scull w/snorkle
    200 breast kick
    200 breast for time 3:50

    5x100@1:45 free

    Total 2500 yards
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  2. Workout 01/26/15: One Hour Swim

    by , January 26th, 2015 at 09:48 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I had planned to do this swim tomorrow night at Masters practice, but with the Nor'Easter bearing down on New England the Rec has announced that the facility will be closed all day tomorrow (along with Preston's school). I won't be back in the water until Friday so tonight became the night for the OHS! Preston took splits on my way to a total of 4257 yards, which is just over 300 yards less than last year. Given where I am with my physical state, I am happy with the results. Plus it will add to team New England Masters in our bid to three-peat as National OHS Champions!

    We are all home tomorrow (my regular day off) so keeping up with snow removal should not be a problem. I haven't had to use the show blower yet this year, and today while gassing it up I discovered what appears to be a cracked gasket, so it will be all human power for Tuesday!
  3. Week 122 - Monday

    by , January 26th, 2015 at 05:14 PM (After a long rest)
    I had an awful night of sleep. I was up and down all night and put it down to the amount of water I drank yesterday and the fact I have a lot going on at work and I could not turn it off last night. I still felt really good in the pool which is strange but it was today's reality.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :45

    main sets
    10x300 pull with paddles on 4mins alternating fast and strong where strong was to holding a low stroke count.
    8x100 kick fast on 2mins
    3x100 fly on 1:45

    warm down
    100 easy

    i was holding 2:58-3:00 on the fast 300s and 3:05s on the strong ones. My stroke count with paddles is around 11 on the fast ones and 9-10 on the strong. I felt good. I was not expecting a fast kick set and did not do so hot but was able to hold an average of 1:22. The fly was sort of a weird one at the end today but I pretty much just used these as an easy warm down.
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  4. Mon Jan 26th, 2015 SCY Semi Double: 5:00 am & NOON

    by , January 26th, 2015 at 03:33 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Jan 26th, 2015

    Swam Fast Friday & part of Sat but not Sun

    Whitney Coached
    Main pool & Diving Well 5:00 a.m. to 6:30
    dove in 5 min late
    swam with Todd, Mike V & UT Charlie Moore & Catherine Wagner
    Beside Gull, Kristy, Larry, Joe, & Ned

    Warm up
    ?
    went around 500

    Main Set

    3 x 500
    1:00 rest between each
    1st 70%, then 80% then 90%

    200 done 100 FL k, 75 FL dr, 25 FL fast

    3 x 400
    1:00 rest between each
    1st 70%, then 80% then 90%

    200 done 100 BK k, 75 BK dr, 25 BK fast

    3 x 300
    1:00 rest between each
    1st 70%, then 80% then 90%

    200 done 100 BR k, 75 BR dr, 25 BR fast



    Mon Jan 26th, 2015 NOON

    Whitney Coached
    Main pool NOON to 1:00 pm
    dove in on time
    swam with Jim Sauer,
    Beside Killeen, Larry,

    Warm up
    500

    Main Set

    3 x 500
    1:00 rest between each
    1st 70%, then 80% then 90%
    went 5:50, 5:34, 5:30

    200 done 100 FL k, 75 FL dr, 25 FL fast

    3 x 400
    1:00 rest between each
    1st 70%, then 80% then 90%

    200 done 100 BK k, 75 BK dr, 25 BK fast

    calf started cramping so I got out.


    Next Meets:

    Considering:

    April 3-5, 2015
    South Central Zone — Spring Short Course Zone Championships
    Rice University, Houston, TX



    Apr 23 - 26
    Masters SCY Nats in San Antonio
    Meet Info
    Order of Events

    Updated January 28th, 2015 at 10:31 AM by ande

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  5. Sun-Mon, Jan 26-27

    by , January 26th, 2015 at 02:57 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Sunday:

    Went to a 75 minute vinyasa flow class. I can still do back bends fairly easily, but ouch they hurt my wrists so I don't hold them for longer than 10 seconds. I'm definitely leery about doing the straight arm side plank with the leg in the air. Can do it, and did it for a few seconds, but I think it's likely bad for the shoulders. And mine were a little sore today ...


    Monday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:


    usual 900

    Main sets:

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

    4 x (5 x 50 @ w/fins 1:30 + 150-200 EZ)
    1 = 15 AFAP + 35 EZ
    2 = 25 AFAP + 25 EZ
    3 = 35 AFAP + 15 EZ
    4 = EZ
    5 = AFAP

    -- 2 x breast, 1 x fly, 1 x dolphin kick
    -- pretty darn tired by the end

    6 x 50 DPS free w/paddles
    100 EZ

    bungee cordz work: (call it 200)
    -- breast & free & back w/paddles
    -- some streamline jumps off the wall with the cord tight
    100 EZ

    Total: 3650


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


    My shoulder are a little fatigued and sore, so I may wait to do my rehab exercises until tomorrow.

    Article on the lack of strong scientific proof for USRPT. Not as cool as Jazz's epic post, but interesting. http://www.swimmingscience.net/2015/...-evidence.html. I noticed that in another article Mullen wrote questioning Rushall's dryland stance, Rushall kind of went after Mullen in his comment: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...land-training/
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  6. 1|26|15 LCM

    by , January 26th, 2015 at 01:23 PM (Blog)
    LCM

    WARMUP
    1500 drill with fins, with/without snorkel
    100 backstroke with fins

    SET 1
    3 x 100 free on 3:00 as 50 fast / 50 easy
    • fasts: (breathe left) 27, (breathe right) 27, (snorkel) 27

    SET 2
    10 x 25.6 hypoxic free on 1:00 in 12.8m area, odds - with fins / evens - without
    • 14 - 15's

    SET 3
    256 free in 12.8m area with snorkel and fins

    KICK 1
    256 flutter kick in 12.8m area

    KICK 2
    4 x 50 flutter kick on 2:00





    Drylands on 24 and 25, probably stretch and yoga tonight
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  7. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 01/27/2015

    by , January 26th, 2015 at 12:10 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:20 3:00
    4 X 100 1:40 1:30
    3 X 100 KICK 2:10 2:10
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 100 2:15
    1 X 75 1:30
    1 X 50 1:00
    1 X 25 1:00
    Four rounds. 100's: fly 75's:back 50's:breast 25's:free

    3 X 100 1:30 1:20 1:15
    4 X 50 :40 :45 :50
    Three rounds, swim or pull.
    Round 1 intervals left, 2 middle, 3 right

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    4500Y
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  8. The one hour postal

    by , January 26th, 2015 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was the last day I was not on call so I got it done. Had some issues the last 5 minutes with pushing my heart rate too high so had to switch to back stroke, thus limiting my ability to hit 4000 in 1 hour.

    Went 3875 in one hour followed by 125 EZ to make a total of 4000
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  9. Workout 01/25/15: afternoon

    by , January 25th, 2015 at 08:36 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I had a fun time chaperoning my son's high school dance last night - even brought back some of the moves from the 80's ...

    (that is me doing the worm)

    After work today I chipped away at the ice built up at the the bottom of the driveway since we forecasted to have a Nor'Easter come in tomorrow night. Then I headed to the pool and swam into Greg and Kevin and we did an abbreviated reprise yesterday's workout ...

    200 free/200 back
    15 min swim (1050 yds)
    6 x 50 free on :50
    6 x 50 free on :45
    100 easy and out
    (Solo-ish/Rec/2150 yds/45 min)

    Updated January 26th, 2015 at 07:34 AM by rxleakem

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  10. An easy day mostly leggs

    by , January 24th, 2015 at 03:39 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    After yesterday's hard workout, an easy one was in order. Plus it was hot at the Y.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    300 Breast kick
    200 free kick

    Total 2500 yards
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  11. Week 121 - Saturday

    by , January 24th, 2015 at 12:17 PM (After a long rest)
    Practice was at 6am this morning instead of our usual 7am slot due to the district high school meet at our pool. I had a great night of sleep last night and despite today being the 16x100 race pace set which I have a love hate relationship(I love the affects at the end of the season, and I hate swimming it because it brings a whole new meaning to pain) with I was excited to go to the pool this morning.

    We we had a good turnout today and most lanes had 2-3 people in them. Unlike how we usually train the pool was setup for the meet so we swam length wise as opposed to cross wise. At time this can make it challenging to hit turns at the bulkhead end of the pool but it's good to get some practice with this setup.

    Warm up
    4x200 descend 1-4 on 3mins with snorkel
    8x50 overkick on 1min
    6x100 pull with paddles on 1:20 getting heart rate up

    main set
    16x100 free at 500 race pace on 2mins

    warm down
    200 easy

    i held 1mins on the pull set and felt pretty long and relaxed today. On the 16x100 I mentally have been breaking the set into 4 groups of 4x100 which has really helped with mentally not getting too far ahead of where I am and mentally quitting. Today I was mr consistent going 56/57 throughout. This is so far from an easy set but somehow I am getting the hang of how to swim this set and we probably need to reduce the send off time by 10 seconds. I believe this is the 3rd time in a row I have made all of these at or faster than my goal time.

    After er swimming I did a double yoga class. Both were primarily stretching focused but I did work up a good sweat and felt pretty good by the end. I really like doing the yoga after I swim and using it as a way to stretch and work on core. I really want to do the power yoga but it does not work with my home life schedule(or at least that's what my wife tells me&#128515 so I have not fought that battle and instead enjoy what I can do.
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  12. Week 121 - Friday

    by , January 23rd, 2015 at 09:24 PM (After a long rest)
    Once again I had a long day yesterday but slept well last night and woke feeling more rested than the rest of the week. I really enjoyed today's workout.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :45

    Main sets
    6x100 kick on 1:45
    4x(4x25 free AFAP no breather on :40, 100 IM on 1:30, 200 free build with snorkel on 3mins)
    12x50 overkick counting strokes on 1min

    warm down
    200 easy

    On the kick set I was holding 1:25s. On the fast 25s I was holding 13/14s to my feet. On the IMs I descended by round going 1:10,1:09,1:08,1:05. On the 200s I felt pretty strong and worked from pretty easy to fast and held 2:08s-2:10s. On the overkick set I felt really good and held 11 strokes per 25 and held 29 pace throughout.
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  13. Friday, Jan 23

    by , January 23rd, 2015 at 08:32 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    500 variious
    100 scull
    100 chest press fly
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    5 x 30
    -- 5 forward starts off the block @ 100 pace, cruise back
    100 EZ

    4 x (25 AFAP fly w/fins +75 EZ) @ 3:00
    -- 10 lows
    100 EZ

    5 rounds:
    75 @ 100 pace
    :15 rest
    25 @ 100 pace (couldn't go any faster)
    100 EZ

    4 x 50 DPS backstroke w/paddles
    50 EZ

    Total: 2900


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

    I was still really sore today. Wasn't sure if I could do any AFAP work, but I managed a few 25s fly. I might take tomorrow (my usual day off) off. I'll see how I feel.

    I saw a couple college kids doing an interesting thing with the bungee cordz today. They looped it up to about 1/5 of it's typical length and then did streamline pushes off the wall. They didn't go very far; the cord was too short. But it was an interesting in water plyo that I might try.
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  14. 1|23|15 LCM microswim

    by , January 23rd, 2015 at 03:36 PM (Blog)


    WARMUP

    600 free

    SET 1

    3 x 150 on 4:00 as 50 free fast / 100 drill
    • 27, 28, 27

    SET 2
    5 x 25.6 on 0:40 free in 12.8M area, hypoxic, with fins
    • 14 -17's


    Very short workout.

    Almost full second slow on fast 50's. I contribute the finless 600 free to this. I am no distance swimmer - my shoulders get zapped quickly from this activity. Need to take fresh shoulders into consideration for swimming event warmup/preparation.

    Set 2 seemed promising for near future, maybe 10+ whatever of them I can take. The 17's one of them did not allow ample hypoxic recovery, so the next one hurt. Then did 14's again and remainder returned managable in a painful way
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  15. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 01/26/2015

    by , January 23rd, 2015 at 02:49 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:30 3:20
    3 X 100 1:50 1:40
    4 X 50 1:00 1:00
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 5:00
    6 X 50 kick 1:15

    1 X 50 free--easy-- 1:00
    1 x 100 stroke 2:15
    1 X 50 stroke 1:30
    Four rounds. Stroke is choice/no free.

    6 X 100 1:30
    10 X 50 :45
    Pull

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    4000M
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  16. Tough friday

    by , January 23rd, 2015 at 07:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Haven't swum this hard in a long time.

    4x400@6:00 free w/paddles &bouy
    4x300@4:30 free w/paddles & bouy
    4x200@3:00 free w/paddles & bouy
    4x100@1:45 free easy
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 4200 yards
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  17. Week 121 - Thursday

    by , January 22nd, 2015 at 08:20 PM (After a long rest)
    I had a massage last night and my masseuse said I had more knots on my back, lat's and neck than she had ever seen. After 90 mins of beating me with what felt like a bat I finally started to loosen up. I slept great after the massage but woke tired.

    When I got to the gym this morning I was not feeling great but still went for it. In fact after my workout it even took me a few hours to really start to feel myself.

    Weights
    10 mins vasa swim trainer
    3x(bench press, inclined bench press, seated row hands inside, seated row hands outside, military press, lat pull downs hands inside, lay pull down hands outside, lower back extensions) 10,10,10 reps by round with increasing weight, 80%, max, fail
    15 mins of abs done as 2x(flutter kick, crunches, leg extension, planks, flutter kick) 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off

    Swim
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :45
    8x50 kick on 1min
    200 easy


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  18. Thursday, Jan 22

    by , January 22nd, 2015 at 04:18 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    500 various
    100 scull
    4 x 50 chest press fly
    50 EZ
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    50 x 25 @ :30
    odds = fly w/fins @ 100 pace
    evens = EZ
    250 EZ

    4 rounds:
    4 x 25 @ 100 pace @ :30
    1 x 50 EZ @ 2:00

    200 EZ

    Total: 3300


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    I am really really sore today from yesterday's drylands. I may have overdone the new exercises ... Or it could be that my drylands have been so stagnate that they were due for an infusion of new exercises with the resulting soreness.

    I wasn't sure I'd be able to do any race pace work today. But the 100 pace 25s seemed to work. I was just cooked after four rounds of the second set though and stopped.

    This was kind of interesting: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-m...ing-out-2015-1

    Updated January 22nd, 2015 at 04:52 PM by The Fortress

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  19. Workout 01/22/15: noon

    by , January 22nd, 2015 at 02:05 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    The Northeastern Baptist College has started back for the semester and I was able to attend the Chapel service today, even the opportunity to play drums during p/w time. The college has access to speakers both locally and nationally, so there is a great mix of messages to keep the bi-weekly services fresh. Today the speaker was Bob Payne from Blackaby Ministries out of Georgia; our church plant went through their Experiencing God curriculum during Bible study when we first started. It was great to hear him preach about trusting God despite our current situation. After Chapel I hit the pool ..

    200 free/200 back/200 im drill
    4 x (50 kick into 100 pull)
    5 x 50 free on :50
    5 x 50 free on :45
    5 x 50 back on :50 (goal on all is to keep same time)
    100 easy kick, 100 easy swim then out
    (Solo/Rec/2150 yds/45 min)
    --------------------------------

    Wanted to hit some repeat intervals and was successful at maneuvering light traffic in the lane. Still feeling a bit foggy but overall better, although I had to dig deep to find the motivation to go swimming. Tonight is my first class meeting, but also a basketball game for the boys, so I am planning to go to the game and get to class late (if possible). This semester I am auditing New Testament II, the Pauline epistles.

    Here is the clip I put together from the trial run with using the GoPro at practice last week. I'm still looking for suggestions for placement, although I received today an adapter to mount the camera on a pole.

    BORKED
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  20. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 01/23/2015

    by , January 22nd, 2015 at 11:13 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:30 3:20
    1 X 150 2:45 2:30
    3 X 100 1:50 1:40
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 300 kick

    1 X 300 5:00 4:30
    2 X 150 2:30 2:15
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds, pull.
    Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    4 X 200 IM 4:00
    Descend 1-4

    WARM DOWN: 4 x 50 easy

    4400M
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