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  1. Auburn SCY Invitational day 1

    by , February 15th, 2014 at 09:37 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Had a great first day today. I put in roughly 90 miles preparing for 7 200+ yard events and one sprint over 2 days. For the most part, it has paid off pretty big with some significant drops in time. As usual, the meet is well organized and has been as on-time as possible. Very much missed Ellen (ekw) and Elaine. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Hope to see you next year! Saw Swimosaur who gutted out a 200 fly and 400 IM with me. On to the events:

    1650 Free:
    Seed time - 19:17.76
    Meet time - 19:04.24
    I was seeded #2 with my teammate #3 and Ellen's teammate, Eric @ #1. Eric had a 19:02 for his seed. Since I was shooting for a sub-19:00, the plan was to push Eric hoping to wear him out so my teammate would have a chance to knock him off (they were both in the same age group). The problem was that Eric came to swim. I stayed in contact with him for 500 yards before he started swimming away to an 18:40. If he had gone closer to his seed time, I think I could have put in a better effort. But as it turns out I was miserable after 1000 yards and pretty much swimming on my own. At 1200, I was ready to give it up. Somehow I gutted out the last 400 yards and turned in a pretty nice time. It's not sub 19:00 but I'm not going to scoff at a 13 second drop in time.

    200 Fly:
    Seed time - 2:30.63
    Meet time - 2:21.94 (32.43, 36.15, 36.37, 36.29)
    This was just a really fun swim. I was in lane three with my teammates Roger and Dave in lanes 4 and 5. Swimosaur was one more over in lane 6. My fly has improved a lot over the last year and the way this set up, there was a lot of motivation to do well. Roger got a second on me after 50 and held of my charge at the end. I was hurting after 150 but far from gassed and had plenty to make a run at Roger.

    200 Free:
    Seed time - 2:02.71
    Meet time - 2:04.61 (28.92, 31.48, 32.30, 31.91)
    As much as the 200 fly was one of my better swims, this was one of my worst. After a poor dive and bad turn @ the 50, I lost the mental battle, fatigued and just blew it. The 200 free continues to elude me. I'm capable of a sub-2:00 but can't ever figure out how to get there.

    400 IM:
    Seed time - 5:08.96
    Meet time - 4:59.20 (1:09.30, 1:22.66, 1:20.82, 1:06.42)
    I was going for a sub-5:00 time and knew I could do it but had doubts after the 200 free. I was very happy to turn around a bad race and make a goal like this.

    Tomorrow - 500 Free, 200 Br, 50 Br and 200 IM.
  2. Saturday, February 15, 2014 11:30-12:15pm

    by , February 15th, 2014 at 04:17 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    It feels like an eternity since I last swam, but according to my FLOG it's only been since Monday. I've done a ton of work between now and then, and had little sleep to fully recover for the most part, and that's what is taking a toll on my body.

    Tuesday night ended up being a late night for me at work, having an emergency repair that kept me over 3 hours into the early morning hours. Friday night as well was a scheduled 12 hour shift till 3:00am, and I'll be doing it again tonight too. It'll be about a 60 hour week at work, as well as the countless hours I've been putting in at home on the remodel.

    Needless to say, I'm a normal working person who swims as a hobby now, rather than a swimmer who works. It's tough mentally wanting to be able to do so much with my swimming too, but it'll have to wait. I am signed up for a meet next weekend in Seattle, but I am scheduled to work, which is probably for the better. I'd have to be rescued from the pool for not completing the 200 Fly anyway!

    Speaking of that type of stuff, one of our head lifeguards at the pool got to do real life CPR earlier this week. Not at the pool, but at home. She was visiting her mother, and her mother's boyfriend collapsed on the ground. I guess she did CPR for 10 minutes solo, until EMS arrived to take over. They credit her with saving his life. Nice job to her! short painful swim:

    500 Free - this actually felt good

    10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (held :50s and under)
    10 x 50 SDK w/ short fins @ :45 (:40s and under) my legs were sore from this

    3 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 - UGH!!!
    both my left shoulder and my cardio told me to stop on this one! I'm not a young kid anymore, and need to ease back into things.

    200 really EZ

    2000 Yards
  3. Swiming at the Y again

    by , February 15th, 2014 at 03:32 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Not too bad today only 84 and I was able to tolerate it ok. The only bad thing was that the hot tub was not hot, it was only 98 which was not refreshing after my swim.

    My fly felt strong, but my freestyle was week.

    2 times thru
    200@3:30 free
    2x100@1:30 free w/strapless paddles
    4x50@:50 free w/strapless paddles

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:00 free 1/2 pull 1/2 kick
    10x50@:55 fly w/monofin held :40's
    8x25@:45 free kick #3 & 6 FAST
    20x25@:45 fly odds drill evens build
    8x25@:45 fly kick #3 & 6 FAST
    8x50@1:00 free every 3rd on :45
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkel
    50 breast kick

    Total 5050 yards
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  4. Week 72 - Saturday

    by , February 15th, 2014 at 10:41 AM (After a long rest)
    The SCAC conference meet has been going on at our pool since Wednesday and a lot of age group practices have been affected by the meet. My daughters training group swam at 6.30 today so we were up and out earlier than usual for a Saturday. Instead of sitting around on deck for 30 minutes I hopped in the baby pool and warmed up. Just as I was about to do the masters session Tom asked if I would swim some fast swims from the blocks with his kids. I ended up doing a fast 100 and a fast 50 before jumping back in with the masters workout group. Today's practice had some more fast pace based 200s which everyone cringed audibly when it was announced. As I wrote earlier this week these suck and hurt like nothing else and today was no exception. Due to the number of workout groups we had far fewer lanes than normal and doubled up as opposed to a lot of my practices where I get a lane to myself. I know we are spoiled and I am not complaining at all.

    Warm up
    3x400 swim with snorkel with 20 seconds between 400s

    Main sets
    100 free from blocks AFAP
    1min rest
    50 free from blocks AFAP
    2x(2x100 on 1.20, 4x50 drill swim by 25 on 50) (this was half the masters warmup)
    2x(4x50 kick on 1min AFAP, 100 easy on 1.30)
    3x(200 free on 2.05 AFAP, 50 back on 1min AFAP, 50 easy on 1min)
    200 easy
    6x50 with fins no breathing on 1.30

    Warm down
    200 easy

    Total 4150scy

    I went 50.82 with the electronic timing, and the kids told me I was out in 24 and back in 26 which are great splits for me. The 50 I felt really tight and went 24.46.

    The fast kick I held 35 and 36s throughout and worked this set very hard. The 200 set was again very very hard but again I did great holding 1.58s on all three. Today's 200s were harder for a couple of reasons; the first being I had already done the fast 100 and 50 and worked a kick set. The second reason was that there was more splash from sharing the lane. Instead of circle swimming my lane mate and I split sides which helped a little. The rest of the workout was active recovery. At the end of practice my practice group hung out for a while in the pool and then on deck which was fun while I waited for my daughter to finish and get changed. Today was a lot of fun! I do think that 2.05 is now my new send off on this type of set but Tom dropped a hint today that I will be coming down to 2 mins over the next few months. It's great when your coach sees something in you, that you don't see yourself and he has been terrific to work with throughout my masters journey.
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  5. Q: How do I attract more fitness swimmers to my program?

    by , February 15th, 2014 at 12:00 AM (Questions from Coaches)
    Q: How do I attract more fitness swimmers to my program?

    A: Many adults are afraid they don't belong in a "Masters" swimming program. Their fears and concerns must be overcome before they will consider participating. The list of fears and concerns are daunting but can be minimized or eliminated by a genuinely caring coach. Once a coach demonstrates how much they care--rather than how much they know--a partnership between the athlete and coach can begin to form. Ideally, this partnership will develop into one of mutual trust.

    I recommend hosting a clinic for the first time Masters swimmer or novice. Many Masters programs around the country host an introductory clinic for new swimmers to meet the coach, explore the pool, and get a feel for the program's dynamics. Advertise the introductory clinic at your facility, the local sports shops, and nutrition stores. Ask your current athletes to refer a friend or family member.

    Organizing the clinic by ability level and making each swimmer feel successful during the time they spend with you greatly enhances the chances each swimmer will return. Improvement during this initial clinic should be viewed as a byproduct, not the primary goal; overcoming fears and concerns should be your primary objective of the clinic
  6. Workout 02/14/14: noon

    by , February 14th, 2014 at 09:21 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Spent roughtly 2 hours digging out from the most recent winter storm to hit the area, complete with close to 20 inches of snow! A great way to get the heart moving this Valentine's Day

    Hit the pool at lunch and had the pool to myself for the first half hour:

    200 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM Drill

    4 x through with snorkel:
    - 100 kick on 1:50
    - 100 Fr pull with buoy on 1:20

    10 x 150 on 2:10, done as 2 x through:
    - Perfect Stroke with AP
    - 100 DPS, 50 Fast
    - 50 DPS, 50 Fast, 50 DPS
    - 50 Fast, 100 DPS
    - 150 BK plus :20 SR

    50 Easy
    4 x 50 on :60
    - easy FR down, :05 rest, IMO Fast back
    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/3350 yds/60 min)

    I felt really great in the water, and took advantage of the empty pool to the fullest extent possible. After the swim, I broke out my roof rake to complete drylands for the day.
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  7. Week 72 - Friday

    by , February 14th, 2014 at 06:00 PM (After a long rest)
    I was late waking up this morning but luckily was able to drag myself out of bed and get to the pool early enough to open up and let one of my friends in early. She is atttending nursing school and has to start practice 30 minutes earlier than everyone else so she can make her first class on fridays. It was a close call to me being late!

    Todays work out was a beast of a workout yet again. More high intensity high pace work. This is not what I like(because it hurts so bad) but exactly what I need to be working on.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 45
    8x50 free back on 45
    10x50 on 50 alternating kick swim, by 25 and drill swim by 25

    Main sets
    3x(100 AFAP on 2min, 50 AFAP on 1min, 150 AFAP on 3mims)
    100 easy
    10x100 kick with fins on 1.30
    100 back AFAP
    200 easy
    100 fly AFAP
    200 easy
    100 free AFAP

    Warm down
    200 easy

    Total 4600scy

    This workout hurt so so bad. That said I swam a great practice today.

    I was told to hold 55s on the 100s, 25s on the 50s and 1.25s on the 150s. I held 55,54,55 on the 100s, 25,25,25 on the 50s and on the 150s went 1.25,1.27,1.27. The 150s hurt really bad and despite my best efforts my stroke shortened and my turns sucked towards the end of the second and third 150s.

    My big take away from this morning was that I am circle swimming as I get tired and once again my turns and kick suffer as I get tired. Despite hating this workout because it hurt so bad i feel this is exactly the type of workout I need to incorporate into my training more regularly.

    The back, fly and free were to pace one of Tom's junior racer girls who is working on TAGs(Texas Age Groups) cuts at a meet a week tomorow. It was fun to swim with her and I went 1.00 on the back, 1.00 on the fly and 51.2 on the 100 free. I had not swum a 100 fly since I was 16 so it was fun to swim but I had a small cramp on the first turn that luckily did not turn into a big cramp.

    I met with Tom after practice and talked about what worked and did not work on the last training cycle. We also discussed my meet lineup for worlds and he suggested me dropping the 800 but I asked if we could leave that decision until May. His fear is that it's the first race of Worlds and it could impact my other races. I struggle with what to do because I think I can go under 9mins on the 800 and this will place pretty high(8.50 mids have won the last two World Masters in my age group), and I don't like giving up events. His logic makes complete sense but we will see how things are going long course in May and then decide. We also talked about my taper and pace work and we agreed to make some adjustments. We plan on incorporating more high intensity pace work like today's main set throughout the training program. The thought being that this will help with my speed over the events I stand the best shot at worlds, namely the 200 and 400. We also talked a great deal about my taper and we are going to try something a little different, dropping my yardage earlier but overall shortening my taper by a week. This may change if I drop the 800. Tom's fear is loosing my base endurance with too long a taper at too low yardage. Its a fine line when you swim everything from the 50 to the 800.

    Updated February 14th, 2014 at 06:10 PM by StewartACarroll

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  8. Friday 2/14/14

    Friday 2/14

    AM and PM SCY

    AM swim:

    300 swim every 3rd 25 scull w/ snorkel
    8x25 @ :10 rest under H2O kick w/ fins
    4x150 @ 2:00 pull w/ buoy + paddles breathing 2-4-6 by 50

    "I.M. Test Set"
    6x25 @ :30 FL SMOOTH (14.1, 14.1, 14.3, 14.2, 14.5, 14.3)
    5x50 @ :50 BK BEST AVG (33.8, 33.9, 34.0, 34.1, 34.1)
    5x50 @ :50 BR BEST AVG (34.1, 34.1, 34.2, 34.2, 34.0)
    5x100 @ 1:15 FR #1-4 STRONG, #5 N.S. (1:04.1, 1:04.5, 1:04.5, 1:04.8, 30.0/28.5 - 58.5)

    6x50 @ 1:00 drill/swim by 25 w/ snorkel
    300 FR/FL by 75 kick w/ board + fins

    Total: 4550

    PM swim:

    300 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    200 swim
    200 BR kick w/ board
    100 swim
    100 I.M. drill

    3x100 @ 1:30 FR kick w/ board + fins
    200 @ 2:40 swim w/ paddles 3-2-1-0 breaths per 25
    3x100 @ 1:30 FR kick w/ board + fins
    4x50 @ 1:00 swim w/ paddles 3-2-1-0 breaths per 50
    3x100 @ 1:30 FR kick w/ board + fins
    8x25 @ :05 rest swim w/ paddles 0 breaths per 25

    300 EZ w/ snorkel

    Total: 3000
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  9. 2|14|14 LCM (sorta)

    by , February 14th, 2014 at 02:38 PM (Blog)
    Measured the section of the pool I use for short efforts that was originally estimated at 12.2M, it is actually 12.6M.

    30 x 12.6 on 0:20 free :/

    10 x 12.6 on 1:00 free, fast :/ (12.6 easy)

    5 blocks from the start
  10. Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout-02/17/2013

    by , February 14th, 2014 at 01:32 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:15 3:00
    4 X 75 1:15 1:05
    4 X 50 :50 :45
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right

    1 X 500 kick

    4 X 250 pull 3:45
    #1/2: negative split
    #3/4: 150 cruise/100 fast

    1 X 400 IM 7:00
    4 X 50 free 1:00
    1 x 300 IM 5:15
    4 X 50 free 1:00
    1 X 200 IM 3:30
    4 x 50 free 1:00
    1 X 100 IM 1:45
    4 X 50 free--swim down-- 1:00

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  11. Long Course Friday....YEAH!

    by , February 14th, 2014 at 08:18 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    So nice to see long course today. I still had to deal with the flotilla of fins in the lane next to me. So it was like doing an open water swim with lots of waves. Maybe some day I can build my own pool!

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@4:30 IM went 3:58, 3:58, 3:57, 3:57, 3:52 fly felt good the rest was recovery
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/snorkle
    200 fly w/zoomers as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim

    Total 3200 meters
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  12. Thursday, February 13, 2014

    by , February 13th, 2014 at 10:32 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@San Carlos Community Pool
    Air temp of 67, pool at 83
    Partly sunny skies with humidity at 60%

    Warm up
    200 FR DPS
    300 IM as 4(50DR/25Swim)

    *Set 1*
    1200 FR Swim as 6(50RALA/50CU,2[25DPS/25Fast])
    ---200 BR Kick

    *Set 2*
    4x300 FR on HR, 300 as [25 Strong/75 Steady, 2(25 Strong/25 Steady), 100 desc by 25 1-4 Steady to Fast]
    /with agility paddles-snorkel
    ---200 BR as 25 K/bk, 25 DPS Swim

    *Set 3*
    3x200 Kick steady/fast by 25 on :30 rest, 1)BR, 2)BK, 3)Fly
    2x200 IM kick/swim by 25 on :30 rest

    *Set 4*
    500 Fly as 4(25k/50dr/50swim) w/fins
    400 BK as 4(25k/25dr/50swim) w/fins

    *Set 5*
    1000 FR Steady State ABPST w/fins-snorkel-agility paddles

    *Set 6*
    10x25 on HR, hypoxic-0, odd SDK, even FR @spl-9/10

    Warm down
    200 FR/Bk by 25
    100 IM EZ

    It was a beautiful sunny 65F SWF day, and the FMAC was closed because the forecasted high temperature did not go up to 70F. I did some errands and headed south towards the San Carlos Community pool to renew my lapsed annual membership as an alternative to FMAC along with the uncertain time-frame for FGCU to reopen.

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    I swam occasionally at the San Carlos Community Pool during late 2011 and early 2012 before joining FGCU Aquatic Center with the 50 LCM facility. This 8 lane facility is managed by the Lee County Recreation and the aquatic staff is Star Certified versus Red Cross. Their cold weather policy is far more liberal, and lap swimming is available at earlier hours. The main drawbacks are a 3'6" shallow end, warm water, and the facility is closed on Sunday and Monday. The lifeguards and staff are the most professional in the area and the water chemistry is always in great condition.
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  13. Still ten for ten on toes

    It was cloudy, cold, and windy this morning at our 6am masters workout. With the full moon, I was hoping for a simultaneous moonset and sunrise, but the clouds revealed neither. Still, the dramatic dark clouds moving across the sky were plenty entertaining to watch as I did the following team+solo combo workout:

    400 lcm warmup

    4 x 150 (kick/swim/kick)

    50 easy

    5 x 100 FR @ 1:45, best average [1:28-1:30, avg. 1:29]

    5 x 50 non-free @ 1:10

    4 x 100 drill/swim, choice

    400 FR pull w/paddles

    12 x 100 FR/BK halfsies, 3 each @ 2:00, 1:55, 1:50, 1:45, desc. each set of 3 [1:36, 37, 37, 36 on fast ones]

    Magic 700, alternating fast FR / easy BK

    800 warmdown + play

    That was it! On the warmdown I was backstroking along, watching what I first took as a bird-shaped kite flying nearby. It turned out to be our resident bald eagle air-surfing the gusty breezes. After I turned over and did a few strokes of freestyle, I thought about my feet trailing behind me, and how they might look vaguely fish-shaped from above, and decided to kick a little harder instead of just letting them trail behind me. It must have worked!
  14. Week 72 - Thursday

    by , February 13th, 2014 at 09:27 PM (After a long rest)
    Today was another crazy work day and I had a customer visiting us to discuss becoming a business partner around a new software product we have developed. As a result of my work commitment i had to make todays workout shorter than i would have liked, however the intensity was way up today and i was very happy with how i did today despite waking up pretty tired.

    600 free with snorkel
    12x75 on 1.05 swum as kick, drill, kick

    Main sets
    4x(200 free on 2.05, 4x50 kick on 50)

    Warm down
    200 easy

    Total 3300scy

    Yes the 200s were really on 2.05. When I saw the time Tom set I almost freaked but after deciding to just do my best I focused on keeping my stroke long. I held 1.58-2.00 and actually descended each 200 by round. My overall conditioning has been good for a while and this was definitely another confidence boost. Even with the 200s I worked the kick pretty hard and was holding 40-42 on these. The first 50 kick was typically my slowest of each round.

    I went back in my flog from one year ago and in January 2013 I did my first masters meet and from the blocks I went 1.59. Today was a great workout and I have to keep reminding myself I have only been at this weight for a year and during that time have dropped a lot of time and I feel I have a lot more that I can drop. Today was a glass half full kind of a day.
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  15. Thursday, Feb. 6

    by , February 13th, 2014 at 05:15 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    6 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

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

    4 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
    50 EZ

    3 x (50 AFAP w/fins + 150 EZ) @ 5:00
    fly (23), breast (26), fly-back (23 high)

    4 x 25 IM order @ 100 pace @ :40
    -- had planned on trying 20 x 25, but was too beat and so desisted
    100 EZ

    10 x 25 backstroke kick w/fins, 15 UW @ 100 pace @ :40
    250 EZ

    Total: 2850


    Had hoped to do a different workout today, but by my 6th workout in a row, I'm usually feeling beat. And I guess yesterday's 3000 was a bit long for a recovery workout. Hitting the gym tomorrow am, and then hopping a plan to Cali with Lil Fort. After this super dreary/snowy Pittsburgh winter, it will be nice to have a few days of sunshine!
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  16. Thursday 2/13/14

    Thursday 2/13

    AM and PM SCY

    AM swim:

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    200 kick w/ board + fins
    100 I.M. drill
    4x25 @ :40 V.S.

    25 @ :05 rest FAST w/ paddles + fins + chute (this set was written for power towers, but I did not have access to one, so the parachute had to suffice for resistance)
    25 @ :05 rest EZ
    25 @ :05 rest FAST w/ paddles + fins
    25 @ :05 rest EZ
    4x50 @ :35 lactic hold

    300 EZ

    Total: 2000

    PM swim:

    400 swim w/ opposite fin + opposite paddle (alternate every 100)
    8x25 @ :10 rest scull/drill I.M.O.
    6x50 @ 1:00 kick w/ board D1-3, 4-6

    - 350 yards (I didn't finish this set the second time through)**

    Total: 1450

    ** So I had time for a short swim this morning, and did ~ 50% of the club team's Wednesday AM workout (I had the coach send it to me, it was a stations workout). I didn't think much of it because I planned to do my main workout this afternoon. However, when I got in to start my warm-up this afternoon, the SIU men's team came and took all 5 of the lanes at the warm-up end of the pool. I don't blame them, I blame the silly diving coaches who were judging diving, who (I believe) complained that the people swimming at the competition end were splashing them and distracting them from diving and so sent them to the other end of the just turned out to be a bust training wise, but at least I got to touch the water twice.

    Updated February 13th, 2014 at 05:40 PM by Calvin S

  17. Thu Feb 13th 2014 SCY

    by , February 13th, 2014 at 02:08 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Feb 13th 2014 SCY

    Lifted yesterday
    Yesterday 1980 Olympian John Simons dropped in and swam in my lane
    he's training to do the English Channel

    Whitney Coached
    6:30 to 8:00 dove in at 6:00
    swam with Jim, Todd, Ned & Tyler
    Beside Paul , Larry & Gull

    Warm up
    assigned 500
    did around 350 or 400

    Main Set

    100 on 1:10
    right into
    2 x 200 on 2:20
    30 sec break
    3 x 300 on 3:30
    30 sec break
    4 x 400 on 4:40

    50 easy

    400 on 4:40
    2 x 300 on 3:30
    30 sec break
    3 x 200 on 2:20
    30 sec break
    4 x 100 1:10

    Next Meet:

    Mar 28 - 30, 2014
    2014 SCY South Central Zone Championships
    CISD Natatorium

    May 1 - 4, 2014
    2014 Nationwide U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship
    The George Haines International Swim Center
    Santa Clara, California

    Aug 13 - 17, 2014
    2014 Marriott U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship
    University of Maryland Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium
    College Park, Maryland
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  18. Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout-02/14/2013

    by , February 13th, 2014 at 01:53 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    The days of swimming SCM are history. Too bad, we really enjoyed it and think it will pay dividends.

    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:20 3:00
    2 X 100 1:40 1:30
    2 X 50 :50 :45
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    8 X 25 sprint kick :45

    4 X 75 1:15
    1 X 50 @ 100%
    Three rounds, all choice.

    3 X 300 4:30
    3 x 200 3:00
    3 X 100 1:30
    300's: last 50 fast
    200's: negative split
    100's: up tempo--85/90%

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

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  19. Thurs, Feb 13, 2014

    by , February 13th, 2014 at 10:10 AM (Workout Swimmer)
    Decided to scratch the Clearwater meet.
    Just not feeling in the mood for racing, I guess. Usually I am waaay excited about a meet. This time, I'm sorta like, blah.
    No, I'm not overtrained. Just the winter blahs. Right rotator-cuff tendinitis actually improving. I think it's the weather.
    Frankly I'm more excited about my new phone!
  20. Wed, Feb 11, 2014

    by , February 13th, 2014 at 10:08 AM (Workout Swimmer)
    600 back/free
    3 x 200 pull
    200 kick
    20 x 100 @ 1:30
    600 various cool down

    Not feeling this morning