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  1. Wednesday 4/25/12

    Wednesday 4/25

    PM only SCY

    Dropped in on my alma mater Davidson College when I flew into Charlotte. This was the college workout for the day.

    400 swim
    300 pull
    200 kick

    4 @ 1:20 IM aerobic
    1 @ 2:00 EZ
    4x50 @ 1:15 fast (one round each stroke)

    75 @ 1:30 kick aerobic
    25 @ ~1:00 fast kick under H2O from a dive

    200 EZ

    Total: 4400
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  2. Thursday, 4/26/12, Recovery Day

    by , April 26th, 2012 at 11:53 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    Real easy swim today:

    4 x 500 swim/kick/pull/swim

    Ttotal: 2000 yards
  3. Thu Apr 26, 2012

    by , April 26th, 2012 at 11:07 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu FRI Apr 26, 2012


    did not swim Sat, Sun, or Mon
    swam Tue & Wed

    Today JIM turned 55!
    whitney wrote this WO for him

    Whitney Coached scy
    6:30 - 8:00
    main pool LCM
    swam with Jim & Paul
    beside Todd, Tyler, chris, & Larry

    Warm Up
    5 x 100 done 25 no breath, 75 easy, 15 sec rest


    5 x 100 on 1:20 right into
    5 x 100 on 1:15 right into
    5 x 100 on 1:10 right into
    5 x 100 on 1:05 (which I didn't make)

    5 x 100 on 1:15 right into
    5 x 100 on 1:10 (little break)

    5 x 100 on 1:10 right into
    5 x 100 on 1:05 (which I didn't make)

    5 rounds of
    100 mod on 1:15
    100 on 1:05 make it
    pretty much fell apart, skipped 50's here and there

    should have moved over a lane & swam 5 sec slower intervals, which I could make,
    though I can make 1:05's on a good day or with a little rest before I begin the set

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & events

    Sun Jun 10
    Austin SharkFest Swim 1.5 miles
    Austin TX

    Thu Jul 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Order of Events
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE

    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  4. 04.26.12 - Thursday workout

    by , April 26th, 2012 at 09:55 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger, Dave and Dave.


    400 Warm up

    2 Times through:
    * 100 Free - 1:30
    * 100 Free - 1:25
    * 100 Free - 1:20
    * 100 Free - 1:15
    1:00 Break
    2 Times through:
    * 100 Free - 1:25
    * 100 Free - 1:20
    * 100 Free - 1:15
    * 100 Free - 1:10
    1:40 Break
    100 Free - 1:20
    100 Free - 1:15
    100 Free - 1:10
    100 Free - 1:05
    100 Easy
    Last 2 100s were 1:12 and 1:08. Should be able to make this but just wasn't there.

    For the next set, each 4 50s should contain one of each stroke in whatever order you want.
    2 Times through:
    * 50 Stroke - 1:00
    * 50 Stroke - :55
    * 50 Stroke - :50
    * 50 Stroke - :45
    1:00 Break
    2 Times through:
    * 50 Stroke - :55
    * 50 Stroke - :50
    * 50 Stroke - :45
    * 50 Stroke - :40
    1:40 Break

    50 Stroke - :50
    50 Stroke - :45
    50 Stroke - :40
    50 Stroke - :35 (No free on the last one)
    Made all of these except the last one - fly :38.

    5 x 200 IM - 3:30 (one of the first 3 50's kick, last 50 pull)
    These varied between 2:50 and 3:05 depending upon which 50 I kicked. Definitely felt worn out after 3 rounds. Was hurting bad at the end.

    200 Cool down

    (4700 Total)
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  5. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:00am & 5:00pm

    by , April 25th, 2012 at 10:08 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    A.M. Workout:

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30
    3 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20
    200 Kick w/ board

    Decided to do a little different today with my lanemate:

    15 rounds of:

    1 x Dive 50 from the blocks @ 2:00
    • 1st 25 - all out (odds Free, evens Fly)
    • climb out at 25, immediately into 10 pushups
    • long jump back into the pool and cruise back to the deep end
    • pull-up/push (or whatever) to get out of pool with no leg/knee assist on the edge of pool
    • Try to be standing on deck with 1:00 or so rest.
    150 Very EZ

    1900 Yards
    + 150 pushups and fun


    P.M. Practice

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (my arms and chest were sore here)
    4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (just cruised)
    3 x 100 Kick w/ board @ 2:00 (1:45s)
    2 x 100 IM @ 1:30 (1:20s)
    1 x 100 Free

    3 rounds of:
    • 75 (25 Fly, 50 Free) @ 1:00
    • 75 (50 Fly, 25 Free) @ 1:10
    • 75 Fly @ 1:20
    • 75 Free @ 1:30
    • repeat w/
    • no extra rest

    1 x 400 Free Pull @ 5:00 (4:50)
    1 x 300 Free Pull @ 3:45 (3:40)
    1 x 200 Free Pull @ 2:30 (2:23)
    1 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:15 (1:06)

    100 EZ

    3500 Yards

    + 1900 Yards from the a.m.

    5400 Yards + 150 Pushups

    This was a good workout to do after this mornings muscle killer. I'm still over 3 weeks out from my big meet, so no big deal.
  6. Fast swimming this weekend

    by , April 25th, 2012 at 09:29 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I also want to wish all you Natsy folks some fast swims this weekend.

    I'll be trying to pass myself off as a meet director at out mini meet in Vermont - we have 20 people right now with some more entries in the mail. 100 fly, 400IM/100FR, maybe 100 BK if no one else signs up...
  7. Tired but in the pool!

    I had a nice workout this morning at Riverbank. The pool was full of people I like to swim with—OW swimmers John, Rondi, Hannah, Andrew, plus Josh, Jack, and Michael from TNYA. Some of us spread out into the two adjacent lanes, and with subgroups of 2-3 swimmers doing the more or less the same set it all worked out very nicely. Here’s what I ended up doing:

    900 lcm warmup (400s, 200k, 200p, 100d/s)

    800, every 4th length stroke IM order
    600, every 3rd length stroke IM order
    400 FR/IM by 50
    200 IM

    5 x 200 K > pull pacman

    200 warmdown plus play

    I was tired going into the workout—from the sprints yesterday morning, plus weights and rowing last night. After the first 200 of the workout my brain was trying to think up reasons I could get out early today. But my next adventure--in Arizona--involves swimming 7-10 miles in lakes on consecutive days, so I figured swimming tired would be good practice for that! As usual, after feeling lethargic in the warmup, I started finding my good energy once I started in on the main set, and ended up feeling more energized after the workout than I had going into it. Nothing I did today was too hard—instead of set intervals I went on “whenever-I-finish-chatting-with-whoever-is-at-the-wall” rest. It was nice having so many friends around!

    Good luck to everyone headed off to nationals! I’m rooting for lots of good swimming down in Greensboro, especially from my teammates and blogs/forum friends! Travel safe, have fun, be brave, and swim fast!
  8. Wed., April 25

    by , April 25th, 2012 at 04:43 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    500 various
    4 x 50 fly drills
    50 EZ
    4 x 25 shooters
    2 x 50 burst + cruise
    2 x (25 EZ speed + 25 EZ)
    50 EZ

    Total: 1100

    Hottub, 20 min

    ART, 30 min

    Had a tune up today. He worked on my calves and taped them up. They are still somewhat tight and cramping despite dumping copious amount of electrolytes in my system, foam rolling, sticking and getting a magnesium injection on Monday. My RBC magnesium levels are still too low. My body just doesn't seem to absorb it.


    Because I wasn't with Speedo today, I had a brain fart. I walked down the stairs and failed to hot tub pre-swim. Speedo, Sprint Diva of the Week, remarked that I was "screwed. I attempted to ameliorate the situation by taking the elevator up. However, I foresee some tromping up and down stairs and coddling of Jimby that will soon be required.

    Here are my events for Nats:

    Event Seed Time
    #7 - 100 Butterfly 1:02.50
    #13 - 100 Backstroke 1:01.99
    #19 - 100 Individual Medley 1:03.70
    #25 - 50 Freestyle 25.30
    #37 - 50 Butterfly 26.79
    #41 - 50 Backstroke 27.46

    I don't have any goal times. I already achieved goal times or beyond in my babies, the 50 back and 50 fly, this season. I'll just race and see what pops up. Probably still won't swim the 50 free unless I feel no shoulder pain after day 1 and get psyched for it. Interesting that my seed time was within .01 of what I swam at Zones. My seed times in the 100s are all faster than I've ever swam in a textile suit. I am a bad ass reverse sandbagger. The 100 IM seed time is a goal time of sorts, I guess, because it's right on the national record and would be a PR for me. That record will be long gone with the fasties entered anyway.

    (except for cranky Speedo who is now only talking to hands and Stud who has adopted a Charlton Heston voice)
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  9. 04.25.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , April 25th, 2012 at 01:31 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Howard. Pool temp ~84. Howard is off to Nationals. Had a great time while he trained with us. Look forward to seeing him next time he visits Madison.


    400 Warm up

    6 x 50 - :45

    8 Times through:
    * 100 Free - 1:10 (evens pull)
    * 100 Kick - 2:20
    Dave was all over these. Had little chance of matching his :57 to 1:00 pulls. Even w/o paddles, he wasn't much slower. I pulled between 1:02 and 1:05. Non-pull was a second or two slower.

    25 Easy
    8 x 50 IM Order Hard - 1:30 Dive from blocks.
    25 Easy

    800 IM Easy

    50 Cool down

    (3600 total)
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  10. Wednesday, 4/25/12

    by , April 25th, 2012 at 10:54 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    Warm up (800)
    2 x the following:
    100 free - 100 kick - 100 back pull - 100 IM drill

    Set #1 (400)
    8 x 50/55 ds4
    - all free went 40->36 each time

    Set #2 (1200)
    1 x 400 free/6:15 build - went 5:40
    2 x 50/1:30 stroke FAST - back, went 40, 39
    1 x 300/5:00 build - went 4:13
    2 x 50/1: 30 free FAST - went 35, 34
    1 x 200/3:30 build - went 2:45
    2 x 50/1:30 stroke FAST - back, went 39, 37

    Set #3 Kick (500)
    10 x 50/1:10 ds3
    - 1-5 on belly w/board and snorkel, ave 56,
    - 6-10 no back, ave 57

    Warm down
    100 easy free

    Total: 3000 yards

    Updated April 25th, 2012 at 11:40 AM by poolraat

  11. Tuesday 4/24/12

    Tuesday 4/24

    PM only SCY + Crossfit


    10 box jumps
    2:00 jump rope
    15 streamline squat jumps
    2:00 jump rope
    30 hip raises
    2:00 double unders


    400 build each 100

    2 @ 5:00 D1-2 (4:31, 4:25)
    3 @ 4:40 hold low red HR (4:18, 4:18, 4:16, 26/10)

    6x50 @ 1:00 (2 each stroke IM order)
    Odd: drill/build
    Even: build

    3x100 @ 1:30 A.R.

    Total: 3000
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  12. Tuesday, 4/24/12

    by , April 25th, 2012 at 12:11 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY with swim buddy

    Warm Up
    500 choice - did 250 free/250 back
    8 x 25 shooter w/fins/40 - alternated dolphin & flutter on belly and back
    50 EZ
    4 x 25 no breath/40
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:
    10 x (25 + 25 EZ) w/fins @ 1:30
    --1st 25 = breakout + 4- 5 strokes fast free, then cruise to wall
    - rotated free-back-fly
    --2nd 25 = EZ
    100 EZ

    1 x 50 AFAP @ 1:30 - free, went 32
    200 EZ/5:00

    2 x (5 x 37.5 fast + 12.5 EZ) @ 2:00
    ---100 EZ with each round
    --- 2nd time with fins
    - Round 1 - all free, ave 34
    - Round 2 - free w/fins, ave 30

    100 EZ

    Total: 2550 yards

    Updated April 26th, 2012 at 11:54 AM by poolraat

  13. Social workout

    by , April 24th, 2012 at 11:30 PM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    Yes, I do spend more time talking in the weight room than I do actually lifting weights.

    I think I might have run an elderly lady off today when I was telling a friend about my take-home exam in history. I could not help but chuckle when I talked about southerners fears over communism and hippies during the civil rights period. I guess she didn't think it too funny for me to be so casual about it. I suppose if some current protest march in the United States was linked to al-Qaeda, we would all be quite concerned.

    In any case, after taking to my friend and giving a gag gift to another (a wooden sign I found at a thrift store that said, "I stopped running because my thighs rubbed together so much, my underwear caught on fire."), I got started on my routine.

    5 minute on gauntlet.

    Bench press: bar x 10, 65 x 8, 80 x 6, 95 x 4

    Lat hi row: 90 x 10, 110 x 8, 120 x 6, 130 x 4

    Leg press: 130 x 10, 140 x 8, 160 x 6, 180 x 4

    Hip adduction: 2 sets of 130 x 10

    Hip abduction: 2 sets of 110 x 10

    Ankle flexion machine: 2 sets of 70 x 10

    Hammer curls: 2 sets of 15 x 10

    Captain's Chair Leg Lifts: 3 sets of 20

    This afternoon, went for a 2 mile run.
  14. Saturday April 23rd - Quicksilver Spring into Summer Meet

    I swam in my 3rd meet on Saturday, the Quicksilver Spring into Summer Meet. I guessed that there wouldn't be a huge turnout because the Pacific Masters Short Course Championships was just couple of weeks ago and Nationals are this week, so I thought I should space out my events and only ended up entering four: the 500, 100, and 50 free, and the 100 IM.

    I haven't swum the 500 since high school so I wasn't sure about a seed time. I can do 5 x 100 @ 1:20 on a really good day so I knew I could go 6:20, I figured I could probably go a 6:20, and hoped I could go a 6:15 - so I entered with a 6:20. Not at all sure how to pace myself, but certain that I didn't want to go out fast and die, I decided to try to swim the race as two 200s at the same pace and a 100 at a faster pace. I ended up with a 6:16.94. I don't know my splits because the meet didn't have pads, but a coach who was timing another guy in my heat said that I was holding "37 high" per 50 throughout the middle of the race so I think I was fairly consistent. Unfortunately I had a lot left at the end, I felt like I could have kept going for another 100 or more, but next time I will know. All in all, I was happy with the race.

    The 100 free was next and as soon as I dove in I realized that I should have done a longer warm down after the 500, I was stiff and couldn't get my pace up. I went a 1:01.41, considerably slower than the 1:00.42 I went a couple of weeks ago. Oh well, another lesson learned.

    Next up was the 100 IM. I accidentally scratched this race in the meet a couple of weeks ago so I also didn't have an actual time for my seed, so I picked 1:13 out of the air. My fly is awful (seriously) but I managed a 25, didn't smack my head on the back to breast turn, and felt OK in the breast and free, and ended up with a 1:10.99. Nothing to write home about, but good enough for my level of training.

    The 50 free was my last event. I am not a sprinter so I didn't have any expectations and was pleased with my 27.03, a nice drop from the 28.20 I swam went in my first Masters meet.
  15. Workout 04/24/12:

    by , April 24th, 2012 at 09:18 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 FR/200 BK w/u

    6 x 50 Kick on :50
    4 x 100 FR pull with buoy on 1:30

    200 IM drill
    4 x 50 IMO FAST with :15 sr
    100 EZ

    1 x Noah's Ark pull with buoy
    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/2300yds/45 min)

    Got in before work today and felt better in the water. The lane was a little crowded, so I had to alter my plans a bit. I wanted to get the IM work in since I will be doing the 400 IM + 100 FR this weekend during the 500 at our mini meet. The broken 200 add-up was 2:19, which is a good practice time for me - I needed to break it up to avoid the people joining me in the water.

    Everything looks good for the meet this weekend. Lower turnout than I had anticipated, but it should be a fun time for many on my team to swim in their first official meet. I am also planning to swim the 100 fly, and will do other events if there is only one other swimmer entered so that no one swims alone. Actually received four more entries today, with four more on the way, which would put us close to 20 for the meet.

    I am putting together a lifting program based on Jazzy's post from a few weeks ago. I'll post that here to see if I am on the right track, and plan to start that next week (lifting 3-4 times a week, and using my stretch bands at home after swim days). Basketball should go through at least the end of May, and I will pull my bicycle from the back shed over the weekend and use that to ride to work when the weather is good - it'll be a four mile round trip from home. I am looking at nutrition for the OW season, my first real dive into that whole world, and I am getting a lot of great info from the marathon swimming forums.
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  16. Tuesday 04/24 stroke day

    by , April 24th, 2012 at 08:40 PM (Chowmi's Blog)
    SCM, Baylor Fitness Center
    Bobby Patten coached
    Tues/Thurs are stroke day!

    300 warm up

    10 x 50 kick on 1:00
    I did 5 on my back and then 5 on my side with the snorkel. Bobby said I was wasting my time and to just kick on my stomach.

    400 pull
    ==>no. free with PFS for a 200

    Main Set:

    4 x 25 fly on :30
    100 IM strong on 1:30
    easy 50 free on 1:30

    4 x 25 back on :30
    100 IM strong on 1:30
    easy 50 free on 1:30

    4 x 25 breast on :30
    100 IM strong on 1:30
    easy 50 free on 1:30

    then.....repeat! for a total of 6 rounds.

    200 pull
    ==== wait! I actually DID THE PULL! I used my pink and white striped pull buoy, no paddles, and did the whole thing! a mid-length break to adjust the slipped buoy, but I still think it counts as a continuous 200 pull! I amaze myself!


    This was a solid stroke day with no specific speed work other than the strong 100's. But it was actually very tough after each of the 25's, which you couldn't really go easy on.

    It was fun pulling. I almost never use my bouy. I guess I was just too lazy to put on my PFS (paddles, fins, snorkel).

    Last night: Cardio X, tonight is Chest/Shoulders/Triceps beginning of week #6.

    30 day report! My husband took the 30 day pictures, but they don't look very good. For one thing, he sat down and so all the shots make my hips and legs look huge, and my head look coneheaded and small. I have gone from 142.8 to 139.4, which isn't anything spectacular, but it means I only have to lose 3 lbs to get to 136.x instead of "something over 5 lbs away". However, it is very difficult not to squander the days and leave it up to a hail mary in week #8 to get those last 3 lbs. Then I only have to lose 1 more lb in the last cycle to meet my desired weight of 135! My back shots clearly show a more defined V in my muscly-swimmer's shoulders. I am happy to report my butt looks less inflated. I am well within my butt-PSI limit However, I still have periodic muffin topping which is not due to the periodic cycle, and I don't pass the naked jiggle test. On the other hand, I do pass the suck in your gut to a perfectly flat stomach test, and bend slightly backwards to see your abs ripple test. The problem isn't developing the muscles, it's that I can't let go of my McDonalds, Ruffles, charms blow pops and strawberry frosted pop tarts to loose that layer of outer fat that conceals them! Maybe I will do 2 lbs/2 lbs in the last cycle. 3 lbs is just such a huge committment.

    Bonus Clip!

    Here's another bonus clip from the Republic of Texas World Championships, February 2012!

    Today is my parent's 47th anniversary, hooray!!!!
  17. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:15am

    by , April 24th, 2012 at 08:19 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    This morning started off sucky. We got to the pool, and the asst. coach didn't get the notice about the re-keying of the high school pool. Someone lost I key I guess. We had to wait about 15 minutes for the pool director to get there to open the pool for us. Hopefully our coach gets a key for Thursday! At least we got to swim, and we made the most of it.

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30 w/up

    My friend pulled this workout off the USMS Forums. I think it's from one of Patrick's distance days a few month back...the Ironman 100s set.
    We only did 20 of them rather than 40 due to time constraints, but still was good fun.
    No rest, stay on interval. I held 1:05-:07s throughout.

    4 x 100 Free @ 1:30
    3 x 100 Free @ 1:25
    2 x 100 Free @ 1:20
    1 x 100 Free @ 1:15
    4 x 100 Free @ 1:25
    3 x 100 Free @ 1:20
    2 x 100 Free @ 1:15
    1 x 100 Free @ go for it! (went 1:01)

    I'm pretty sure I could've handled a -:05 to all of these intervals pretty easily, but then my buddy wouldn't have liked me very much, so we made an interval that everyone could make. The two ladies in the lane did fine, but I don't think they made they last 3 on interval.

    100 EZ and off to work. Got this done in under 45 minutes!

    2600 Yards
  18. Getting Agitated...

    by , April 24th, 2012 at 05:39 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    I can't explain a tough week at work? Change in the seasons? Just taper bitchies.

    I am not settled...agitated and pent up.
    I've not gotten this cranky before on taper...maybe the HIT translates into High Intensity Crankiness? Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit better as I focus on travelling to Fortville and prepping to drive Thursday.

    Anyhow...I mellowed a bit after a 1000 easy in the 20 yard bathtub--ripped right from the Fort Workouts

    440 FR W/U

    4 x 20 DPK Shooters 1:00 FL, FR, BR, FL
    1 x (20 build free + 20 EZ) @ 2:00
    40 EZ 1:30
    1 x 40 burst + cruise @ 1:30
    40 EZ 1:30
    1 x 40 burst + cruise @ 1:30
    40 EZ 1:30
    1 x 20 up tempo free
    60 EZ

    160 EZ

    Updated April 24th, 2012 at 06:05 PM by SwimStud

  19. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/25/12

    by , April 24th, 2012 at 02:54 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    I am heading to Greensboro tomorrow. I'll resume posting when I return.

    WARM UP:
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    4 X 75 1:20 1:10
    4 X 50 1:00 :50
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    3 X 100 kick 2:15
    4 X 75 kick 1:45
    4 X 50 kick 1:10
    1 X 100 swim

    2 x 100 1:40 2:00
    2 X 50 fast 1:00 1:10
    Four rounds with a break between each.
    Rounds 1/2 are free, intervals are left.
    Rounds 3/4 are stroke, intervals are right.


    10 X 100 2:15
    odd: easy
    even: fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4900 Y/M
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  20. Mon & Tues, April 23-24

    by , April 24th, 2012 at 02:52 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    500 various
    10 x 25 DPK shooters
    2 x 50 power kick + cruise
    50 EZ
    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    100 EZ

    Total: 1150

    Stretching/Rehab, 45 min


    500 various
    10 x 25 DPK shooters
    6 x 25 fly drill
    3 x (25 EZ fly + 25 EZ)
    2 x 50 burst + cruise
    1 x 25 up tempo back
    75 EZ EZ

    Total: 1250

    Rehab/Stretching/Foam Rolling, 30 min


    Met up with Speedo both days at Oak Marr for chatting and swimming. Hot tubing before and after each swim as well. I guess I feel OK in the water. Not doing enough to really tell, and not inclined to fret over it.

    Instead, I am fretting over other things ...

    1. In a real instance of taper madness and the power of suggestion, I had a dream last night that I dove in for the 100 fly on Friday and my legs didn't work. I was stuck underwater while everyone else was swimming. I think this was subliminally brought on by a comment Jimby made on FB. Pete was scolding me for taking the stairs and Jim replied that taking the stairs was a good thing b/c if you didn't use your legs for 48 hours, you'd lose 90% of your leg strength. He even cited an article. I have been, however, taking the stairs. My house makes abstaining from this impossible.

    2. I am wondering if it's positive or negative that my worst/hardest sprint event, 100 fly, is my first event of the meet. Bad planning on my part perhaps. I almost wish it were last and that I could start out with something more innocuous (like 50 breast). I don't want it to set a bad tone for the rest of the meet. I've decided if I go faster than last year or near my PR, that will be just fine and dandy. And of course I always comfort myself with the fact that it is yards not meters.

    3. I didn't sleep a wink last night, tossing and turning and having the above mentioned nightmare. This usually presages the fairly imminent arrival of what all women dread. That would be a lovely double whammy with allergies already afflicting me. Can't we have SCY Nationals in, like, the dead of winter instead?

    4. I can't find stuff I need to pack. Grr ...


    Updated April 24th, 2012 at 10:05 PM by The Fortress

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