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  1. Tuesday 10/2/12

    Tuesday 10/2

    PM only SCY

    200 FR
    200 BK (50 swim/50 fast kick on back)

    3x100 @ 1:40 BK 3R/3F/3L/3F (3 right, 3 full strokes, 3 left, etc)
    4x150 @ 2:10 BK 50 kick/100 swim D1-4 on swim
    2x100 @ 1:40 BK 3R/3F/3L/3F
    3x150 @ 2:20 BK 100 kick/50 swim
    1x100 @ 1:140 BK 3R/3F/3L/3F
    2x150 @ 2:00 kick FAST w/ fins (1:28, 1:29)

    50 EZ

    Total: 2700
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  2. Ahhhhh Recovery....Alias try to figure out my stroke

    by , October 3rd, 2012 at 09:48 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I did the great comparison between right and left side today. Still significantly stronger on the left side that the right side but my right side has actually gotten weaker.

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

    The great experiment:
    10x50@1:15 w/paddles 1-5 right arm 6-10 left arm went 1:01, 1:01, 1:02, 1:03, 1:02, :56, :54, :55, :54, :54

    10x50@1:30 torque drill mixed it up to do both fly pull and free pull noting the difference in the right and left arm on the free

    6x50@1:30 as 25 Shooters w/zoomers +25 kick on back

    200 EZ

    Total 2500 yards
  3. 10.03.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , October 3rd, 2012 at 09:21 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam /w Meredith, Dave, Dave, Roger and Ray. Felt better today.


    600 Warm up

    5 x 200 - 2:50 Convert free to kick
    100 Easy
    Made 100 kick/100 free. 3:05 is about the best I'm going to do with a drag suit on. I'd have a shot at 2:50 without it.

    100 Breast - 2:00
    200 Back - 3:00
    300 Free - 4:00 (1st 25 of each 100 fly)
    400 Free - 5:00
    100 Easy
    After the 100, this was all touch and go. I think I missed the interval on the 300 but had about 5 seconds to spare on the 400.

    100 Free - 1:30, 75 Free - 1:30
    100 Free - 1:25, 75 Free - 1:25
    100 Free - 1:20, 75 Free - 1:20
    100 Free - 1:15, 75 Free - 1:15
    100 Free - 1:10, 75 Free - 1:10
    100 Free - 1:05, 75 Free - 1:05
    75 Free - 1:00, 50 Free - 1:00
    75 Free - 0:55, 50 Free - 0:55
    75 Free - 0:50, 50 Free - 0:50
    75 Free - 0:45, 50 Free - 0:45
    50 Free - 0:40, 25 Free - 0:40
    50 Free - 0:35, 25 Free - 0:35
    50 Free - 0:30, 25 Free - 0:30
    25 Easy

    12 x 50 IM Order - :50

    200 Cool down

    (5400 total)
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  4. Tues, Oct. 2, 2012 7:00-8:15pm cut short...

    by , October 3rd, 2012 at 12:20 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    The head coach wasn't there, but we had one of the assistants there to give the coach's workout. It's kind of like when a substitute teacher comes to school for the regular teacher...they attempt to get things done, but the students know just how to twist everything they say or do into a tangled mess.


    400 Free
    200 IM Drill
    200 Kick w/ board

    Pre set: @ LIFO (last in, first out)
    100 IM Pull
    200 IM Swim
    300 IM Pull
    300 IM Swim
    200 IM Pull
    100 IM Swim
    It was wavy as hell in the pool during this.

    Speed Set:
    14 x 25 Best Stroke @ :35 Fast
    did all Fly, held roughly :16-17s.

    150 EZ

    Main Set:***

    4 x 400 IMs @ 6:20 done as:
    • 2 x 200 IMs w/ :10 rest after the first one
    • the 2nd 200 IM of each pair is faster than the 1st 200 IM
    • Each 400 is also a descended overall time
    I was 2:45/2:40, 2:40/2:35, 2:35/2:30 on the first 3 groups, then...

    We all got pulled from the pool. (right when I was going to go fast! ) Apparently the air quality was deteriorating so quickly that the kids were having trouble breathing. The guards had one girl out at the end of the pool who already has asthma problems, and tending to her.
    Not sure what it was, but possibly a chlorine problem, or something else??
    Well, on top of that, while we were in the showers not more than 3-4 minutes after getting out of the pool, the fire alarm went off!! Sonuva!! Had to get dressed really quick and out. The guards said they weren't sure why the alarm went off, but someone in the high school probably pulled one of the many alarms on the wall to be funny.

    At least everyone's okay.

    3700 Yards completed...

    Oh yeah, I signed up for the BAMFest meet on Bainbridge Island just west of Seattle this coming Saturday. Get to ride the ferry across Puget Sound. That's always a thrill for me since I don't get to go on one very often.
    I'm going to be swimming my "sprint version" of a swim meet.
    50, 100, 200, 500 Free, and 50 Back.
  5. Workout 10/02/12: evening

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 09:53 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I was still not feeling altogether enthusiastic about swimming tonight, but I was encouraged when I saw Matt and GregJS's cars in the parking lot of the Rec Center. While waiting for the age-groupers to hop out I suggested that IM set I didn't get to do yesterday, and they both were crazy enough to try it with me as the main set.

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

    5 x 200 done as 50 Stroke Hard + 150 DPS free, IM order rounds 1-4, then 200 IM for time on the last one. - I did ...
    - Fly (50 yds) plus Free on 3:00
    - Back (75 yds) plus Free on 3:00
    - Breast (50 yds - got smoked) plus Free on 3:10
    - Free (50 yds) plus, well, it's all free on 3:10
    - FAST 200 IM: went 2:31
    (I came in around 2:40-5 for the first four)

    4 x 50 FR Active Recovery (:45, :50, :55, :60)
    4 x 100 Kick on 2:15 (IM order)
    1 x 50 loosen those arms up for ...

    4 x 50 on 1:00
    - Hypoxic work down (breathe 4/5/6/7), FAST back to the start
    - I used the snorkel on 2-4

    10 Deep Water bobs into
    4 x 25 on :35
    - odds = 12.5 Race pace, 12.5 cruise
    - evens = 12.5 cruise, 12.5 Race pace
    (I did Bk odds and Fr evens)

    100 loosen with snorkel and out
    (Masters/Rec/2650yds/ 60 min)
    I forgot how much fun that little IM/stoke set was! It has a good blend of "get the heart pounding" on the stroke, then "settle down" into a techniquey DPS free interlude before some rest. Both Matt and Greg are excellent "evil strokers" (I like that, Fort), so I knew that I would be staring at toes but it pushed me to really work it. I then set to building each 50 of the IM and was happy with that time.

    Matt picked the kick set, and it had enough rest that I made it despite my abysmal breaststroke kick. We then went into some speed work to finish out the night and ended up tacking on some extra rest so as not to swim these too fatigued.

    So it was just us three tonight, and both these guys really pushed me to dig deeper. Greg did a fantastic job getting through these hard sets, and we all left a tad winded! I'm planning on staying dry tomorrow, but will likely hit the gym for some weights. Greg and I are looking at perhaps a lake swim on Thursday, then I'll get in on Friday before leaving on a Men's Retreat with my son for the long weekend. Maybe I can swim in the lake over there on Saturday afternoon
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  6. Friday September 28th - AM Swim

    At home with Susan

    Warm-up (1000)
    200 swim
    3 X 100 free @ 2:00 DPS
    4 X 50 drill
    3 X 100 free @ 1:40 DPS

    Set I (800 set / 1800)
    8 x 25 underwater SDK with fins @ :45
    4 x 100 flutter with fins @ 1:25
    4 x 50 dolphin with fins @ :45

    Set II (1200 set / 3000)
    4 x 100 ascend @ 1:15, 1:20, 1:25, 1:30
    4 x 75 descend @ 1:10, 1:05, 1:00, :55
    4 x 50 recovery @ :50, :55, 1:00, 1:05

    1 x 200 pull free
    1 x 100 pull back

    ** 3000 **

    Oops, I thought I posted this last week
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  7. Ultra Day, Tues., Oct. 2

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 06:02 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Warm up/Transition:

    600 various
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    4 x 50 free w/paddles, descend to 100 pace @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    4 x VK, :20 AFAP (50+ kicks) + :40 EZ
    100 EZ

    Main Sets:

    30 x 25 burst dolphin kick w/fins + cruise @ :30
    -- did an EZ 25 on rep #16

    300 EZ

    20 x 25 burst + cruise w/fins @ :30
    -- 10 breast, 10 flutter kick w/board

    200 EZ

    10 x 25 pull w/parachute
    3 x free/back/breast + 1 shooter
    -- first time I'd ever done backstroke with a chute. Kinda liked it.

    100 EZ

    Total: 3250


    Decided to do some ultra sets in lieu of an LP workout. I may carry on with this substitution for a few months. No idea if it's a true substitute, but I hate lactate sets enough to give it a try. And the ultras definitely pack an aerobic punch; my heart rate was quite elevated most of the sets.

    Yoga + RC tonight for awhile.

    Still mulling over what to swim in the Sprint Classic in a few weeks. I had wanted to do 100 back and 100 IM, but that's a no go with the order of events. I want to get a 100 evil in this year, but don't really want to swim it the same meet as Teen Fort. Though maybe if she whoops me (which she would) that will be a good thing.

    Hand grip strength correlated with 100 free performance in women:

    Updated October 2nd, 2012 at 06:16 PM by The Fortress

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  8. It's been a while...

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 03:21 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    Wow, it's been a while since I've had a moment's breath to blog; I have been swimming fairly regularly, but cutting way back on the yardage after pushing myself to the brink of overtraining at the beginning of August. After several straight months of 50-60 miles swimming, I dropped back to 25-30 in August and September. Disappointed I didn't get to do a 10K postal this year, but that's OK. There's always next year.

    Scotty and I are planning to go to the WI State SCM meet in December; so now I'm easing back into the harder training. Here's what I did today:

    1100 on 20:00 (19:30)
    1100 on 19:00 (18:30)*
    1100 on 20:00 (20:00)
    200 cool-down
    [3500 in 63 minutes]

    *4 x 200 (3:01; 3:07; 3:09; 3:14), 50 active rest after ea 200; then 100 breast.

    I'll try to work in some 100s and some 50s this week too. Also, I promised Scotty I'd start flip-turns in October... guess I'll practice that tomorrow.
  9. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -10/03/20122

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 12:41 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:30
    3 X 100 1:40
    1 X 300 4:30
    3 X 100 1:30

    10 X 50 free 1:00
    odd: fast
    even: easy

    4 X 100 kick 2:15
    4 X 75 kick 1:45
    1 X 100 swim

    2 X {3 X 250 pull 3:45
    Descend each round 1-3

    12 X 50 1:00
    Three of each stroke, descend 1-3

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  10. Workout 10/02/12: morning

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 12:11 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Today was a prime example of wanting to just get out of the pool before warmups were complete ...

    w/u: 200 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM drill
    10 x 50 on :45 (5th one back, rest free)
    5 x 100 kick on 2:00
    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/1800 yds/30 min)

    Tuesday mornings are well know for being crowded, so I didn't bring my bag of toys with me. Ended up splitting a lane the whole time I was there. Felt horrible in the water, but muddled through with a focus on DPS.

    Plan to get back tonight for Masters practice and swim, with more gusto than I have now.
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  11. 10.02.12 - Tuesday workout

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 10:12 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Ray. I get to the pool and there is a noodle left in my lane from yesterday. I start thinking how much a well placed noodle could get tangled up in Dave's freestyle. So, I swam to it, set it out blocking Dave's lane and put some distance between myself and the "scene of the crime". Have to say it was more effective than I thought it would be. It was equally effective a few laps later when it mysteriously reappeared in my lane and I ran over it swimming backstroke. Ray's lane had a kick board left in it. For some reason, Dave and I suddenly became suspects. I had to politely explain that if he didn't hit the kick board, we didn't put it there.


    650 Warm up

    3 x 500 - 7:30
    #1 Easy (6:30)
    #2 Hard (6:05)
    #3 Pull (5:48)
    100 Easy
    Nothing terribly impressive today. Shoulders started to feel sore after the pull.

    300 - 4:30 50 Fly/50 BK/100 Kick/100 Pull
    300 Pull - 4:30
    300 - 4:30 50 Br/50 Fr/100 Kick/100 Pull
    300 Pull - 4:30
    300 - 4:30 50 Fly/50 Bk/100 Kick/50 Br/50 Fr
    100 Easy

    10 x 50 kick w/ fins - 1:00
    * Down sdk (5 on back, 5 on front)
    * Back easy kick
    Did ok /w these. Came up at the flags on a couple back sdks. Made the ones on my front. 1:00 is stretching the breathing recovery for me a bit.

    16 x 25 - :30
    * Down stroke IM Order
    * Back 1 breath

    4 x 75 - 1:15 Sliding IM

    200 Cool down

    (5250 Total)
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  12. SPEED Work... Soooo TIred now....

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    WOW. I haven't pushed that hard in a long while and I am floored now.

    500 Free
    4x50@1:15 descend to 100 pace went 41,39,38,36 this was not as good as it should have been but it was too early in the workout for me to get moving
    50 EZ
    8x25@:45 12.5 power kick and cruise to wall
    50 EZ

    8x50@1:30 perfect streamline UW kick to 12.5 + sprint to wall +25 EZ
    50 EZ
    8x(25 fast+50 EZ w/zoomers)@1:45 odds kick evens IM order on fast EZ free
    50 EZ

    4x(100 AFAP w/zoomers +150 EZ) @5:00
    R1=75+:10 break +25 went 1:06
    R2=50+:10 break +50 went 1:07
    R3= 25+:05 break +25+:05 break +25+:05 break +25 went 1:01
    R4=100 AFAP went 1:07
    That was it I have nothing left, it is in the pool.

    total 3100 yards
  13. Mon, Oct. 1, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

    by , October 2nd, 2012 at 01:04 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)

    300 (25 Breaststroke/25 Sprint Free) - weird
    10 x 100 Kick w/ fins (25 Core Kick/25 Right Side/25 Core Kick/25 Left Side) @ 2:15

    3 x 300 Free Pull @ 5:30 Desc.
    • #1 Breathe every 5, did 3:45
    • #2 Breathe every 3, did 3:25
    • #3 Breathe left side down, right side back, did 3:15
    • don't like left side only breathing, throws off my timing and power
    Main Set (5 Rounds):
    • 200 Free @ 3:30 (EZ, EZ, Desc. #3-5)
    • 2 x 50 Free Sprint @ 1:00
    • my last 3 200s were 2:16, 2:11, 2:06, with my 50s being pretty much :29/:27s
    200 EZ

    12 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:20 Desc. in sets of 3

    At this point we were getting to the approx. 15 minutes to go in workout, and we usually do things like fast 25s, or fast 50s at this point. John then says (pointing at our lane):

    Get rid of your kickboards...
    4 x 100 Free @ 1:10, right into
    4 x 100 Free @ 1:05,
    Leave on the :60 (which is about :10 seconds away)
    Not even enough time to about it, just get the goggles on and tell Jared to go first.
    I made the first 4 with about 4 seconds rest, then missed #5 (1:07), but swam a 50 of #6, rejoined Jared @ #7 (which he missed #6). I made #7 (1:03), but missed #8 horribly(1:10). Basically it was an 800 @ 9:00 interval at the end of practice!! WTF?! I suppose Kirk could've made it

    300 EZ and out

    5600 Yards
  14. Switching gears, lots of rest..

    200 DPS r/10
    4 x 50 br kick r/10
    200 build r/10
    4 x 50 stroke build r/10

    Still warming up with
    4 times through
    --2 x 50 flip at the T @ 60
    --50 stroke build @ 1:10

    3 x through
    400 @ 7:00
    --100 at 90%
    --200 at 80%
    --100 build to 100%
    4 x 100 @ 1:45 descend to 90%

    100 EZ

    200 stroke cruise
    Rest 60
    100 stroke (50 AFAP, 50 cruise)
    Rest 60
    50 AFAP

    100 EZ

    3950 scy

    It seems as if I have caught whatever my wife and little ones had last week. I feel much better today compared to yesterday but had a hard time switching gears tonight. Thankfully we had plenty of rest. I didn't swim as fast as what was expected of me but I made it through it.
  15. Training & Complaining 10/01/12

    by , October 1st, 2012 at 09:28 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Not myself today. I noticed in warm-up - kept thinking, geez, why is everyone going so fast, don't they know it's warm-up? Just went down-hill from there. Here's what we did -

    400 back/free
    4 x 250 (150 free, 100 non-free)
    8 x 50 kick
    12 x 100 on 1:20 (barely made the last 3)
    100 easy
    Total: 3700

    Moved over into a lane by myself so I could nurse my poor pathetic body - don't know what was the matter with me today - my lower back hurt, my neck hurt, my elbows kinda hurt, and I had no get up and go. But I did it anyway. It wasn't pretty, but, whatever. And I did NOT do any extra.
  16. An open-water weekend

    I had a very fun weekend full of open-water swimming. On Saturday I went out to Brighton Beach for a swim—I went to the pier and back—followed by CIBBOWS’s annual volunteer party at famed boardwalk bar Ruby’s. It had been a while since I was last out at Brighton, and it was wonderful to see all my beach pals there. Fall beach season has officially started—the water was around 66 degrees, and felt wonderful. The ocean was full of little organic thingies—tiny, filament-y stuff suspended in the water. I recalled something I had read about some sort of ocean fauna—tuna, I think—whose young migrated to “nutrient rich” waters. This water seemed very nutrient rich, but I didn’t see any larger fauna taking advantage of it, other than jellyfish.

    And seabirds. There were a lot of gulls around, and at one point when I was swimming back from the pier I lifted my head to sight and saw a cormorant sitting in the water, only about a foot ahead of me—another stroke and I would have made contact. It was watching me calmly as it floated along. I said hi and circled around it.

    After my swim I hung out on the beach, visiting with friends and eating my lunch, then practiced cartwheels and fancy skipping with Hsi-Ling. (Beach plyo, as I think of it). I tried to get people to go back into the water with me for synchro, but had no takers—most everyone was either done with their swims and already dressed, or just heading out. After a bit we all wandered up the boardwalk to Ruby’s, where CIBBOWS was providing food and drinks for a few hours. I hung around in the bar a bit, then headed out onto the Coney Island Pier with a few like-minded friends. Although I have swum to this pier dozens of times—it marks the western end of the 5k loop we all swim—I had never actually walked out on it before. It was fun to have a new perspective on the beach and jetties, as well as educational—what looks very far out from shore when we’re in the water seems fairly close in from higher-up.

    I also found out that while I’ve been away, my CIBBOWS swim buddies have been adventuring into new waters. Many of them have been swimming past the pier, down to the last jetty before Seagate. In fact, the big divide is not whether people go past the pier or not, but whether they go around or under. I have never swum past the pier before, and now I’m definitely feeling behind the curve. I know where I’m going next time I’m out at Brighton! (And I think around is the way to go—I know I’m not brave enough to go under!)

    I spent a little more time at Ruby’s before heading home for dinner and a good night’s sleep before the next day’s adventure. On Sunday I rode the train up to Cold Spring to swim the 10+K Bannerman’s Island Return course in the Hudson. I had done this swim a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it immensely—it’s a wonderfully scenic section of the river—so I jumped at the chance to do it again when Rondi and Dave decided that a second test swim was warranted. This time there were eight swimmers, divided into 4 pods of 2, with a kayaker accompanying each pair and Agent Orange patrolling the course and collecting data. I was partnered with John H, with Terry as our kayaker, and we all worked well together and enjoyed a wonderful day on the river.

    On our trip up to Bannerman’s we enjoyed beautiful sunny skies. We probably dallied a little more than we should have, submerging to listen to the noises barges make under water, doing synchro, and just stopping to enjoy the glorious views—for the tide turned a little bit before we got to Bannerman’s. But the current against us wasn’t as strong as last time, and we were able to easily swim against it to the northern tip of the island before turning around and riding it back downriver to the start. In the process I confirmed that I might be part salmon—I really enjoy the sensation of swimming against the current. I think of those cylinders of water that I’ve seen in aquaria that contain salmon swimming against a spiraling current. That would be me if I had my druthers.

    On the way to Bannerman I could see some very dark clouds moving in from the west, and when we stopped for our first feed after rounding the island we could hear thunder in the distance. We were instructed to swim close to shore on the way back so that we could get out quickly in case the thunderstorms came our way. Luckily they did not, although some rain did. It was very cool swimming with such dramatic skies around us, and I felt safe with Terry and Agent Orange nearby in case of trouble.

    Eventually the skies cleared, and by the time we finished our swim—3h25m later after we started—the sky was again sunny and blue. I had a very nice ride home on the train admiring the river I had just swum in. It was a great way to close out the weekend.

    And here's a video from the swim, during a visit from Agent Orange while we were swimming upriver:

    [nomedia=""]P9300070.MOV bannerman island test swim - sun sep 30, 2012 (b) janet and john huges - YouTube[/nomedia]

    Updated October 2nd, 2012 at 09:00 PM by swimsuit addict (video added)

  17. Monday, 10/1/12

    by , October 1st, 2012 at 07:50 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    Because the weather has been so nice, the pool manager has postponed the closing of the outdoor pool.
    Even though we could use some precip. I hope it continues to stay warm for another month or so. I hate swimming indoors!


    Warm up (1100)
    300 smooth swim - free & back
    300 IM - Alternate 25 kick/25 drill/25 swim
    4 x 75/1:30 - desc.
    4 x 50/1:10 - 15 - 20 - 15 ( Fast break outs and fast finishes)

    Main Set: (1500)
    15 x 100's (no extra rest between rounds of 3)
    3/2:25 - (75 kick - 25 smooth swim) - went 2:10
    3/2:15 - (50 kick - 50 swim) - went 2:00
    3/2:05 - (25 kick - 75 swim) - went 1:50
    3/1:50 - swim - went 1:35
    3/1:45 - swim - went 1:37

    Warm down
    100 easy free & back

    Total: 2700 meters
  18. Workout 10/01/12:

    by , October 1st, 2012 at 05:13 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Played basketball last night with my son as planned. Not a large turnout with nine guys, so we played 4 x 4 with my team having a sub every five points. We played three games to 21 over 90 minutes, and then I had to leave to get home. Still need to get basketball shoes ...

    Got in today at lunch for the following swim:

    w/u: 200 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM drill

    3 x 500's done as a 400 Fr with snorkel + 100 back active recovery, all on 7 minutes
    - Rd 1: 1 x 400 (5:10)
    - Rd 2: 2 x 200, :10 SR (2:31, :30)
    - Rd 3: 4 x 100, :10 SR (1:10, :14, :13, :12)
    (started to get crowded here) ...

    4 x 100 Kick Quarter's Strong on 2:00
    2 x 200 DPS Pull with buoy (one free, one back)
    (keep avoiding traffic, keep avoiding traffic)
    1 x 200 with snorkel loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/3100 yds/60 min)

    Not as sore from basketball. Used my running sneaks instead of my cross-trainers, which seemed to help. I'm still in organization mode at the house, and fired up my old pc with Windows 98 to aid in logging numbers so I can shred the papers I don't need to keep. Why do I mention this? Not sure ... Thought That Guy might get a kick out of it Anyways, I was sucked into watching The Promise on Hulu - really interesting series. Missed the last half of the fourth and final episode to go to bball, so I need to finish watching that. This is why I try not to watch the boob-tube: too distracting.

    Slept in again today. The swim was good. I had intended to get into the water 30 minutes early but went for a walk with my wife so just swam for an hour. I forget where I saw that main set - could've been an old pwb workout or maybe from the marathon swimmers forum. I forget. Goal is to descend add-up time 6-8 seconds as you go through, which I accomplished (5:10, 5:01, 4:49), and kept the snorkel in check for the most part.

    I was going to go into a nice 200 stroke set I found from my blog in October of last year, but there were too many people in the lane. I just went to near-IG mode with some kicking and technique work. Did some nice conversing with lane-mates as well

    Off to the shredder!
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  19. Friday 9/28/12

    Friday 9/28

    "Sprint King"

    PM only SCY

    400 @ 5:20 swim 4/6/2 turns
    6x50 @ 1:00 #1,6 FR, #2-5 IM order (RD1: kick, RD2: drill/build, RD3: Fast/EZ)
    3x100 @ 1:15, 1:10, 1:20 (IM) by round, D1-3

    100 EZ

    Sprint King:
    50 @ 5:00 FAST IM order by round (200 EZ after each 50)
    100 @ 5:00 IM (200 EZ after the 100)

    500 kick w/ board + fins 100 FL/100 FR


    FL 26.8
    BK 32.0
    BR 29.6
    FR 24.9
    IM 1:02.5

    The college team does this every year and I participate, although being one of the coaches this year, I couldn't swim it with them, so I swam int he preceding hour.
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  20. Wednesday 9/26/12

    Wednesday 9/26

    PM only SCY

    600 swim 4/6/2 turns
    400 pull w/ buoy
    300 drill/DPS by 50

    8x25 @ :30 FAST kick w/ board FR (AVG: 20.2)
    6x50 @ 1:00 drill
    8x50 @ 1:00 FAST kick w/ board FR (AVG: 41.1)
    6x50 @ 1:00 drill
    8x100 @ 2:00 FAST kick w/ board FR (AVG: 1:21.9)

    100 EZ

    6x100 @ 1:15 D1-3, 4-6 hold RED pace
    6x50 @ 1:00 active recovery

    Total: 4300

    It has been a super busy week and I barely had enough time to get in a few workouts, let alone record them here.
    Swim Workouts