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  1. MATT "Make it up as you go" Friday Workout

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 09:55 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    More make it up as you go.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    7 x 150 - 2:30 50 Swim/50 Kick/50 Swim

    3 x 25 - :40 No breath
    4 x 25 - :30 Fly
    3 x 25 - :40 No breath (really tough after fly)
    4 x 25 - :30 Back
    3 x 25 - :40 No breath
    4 x 25 - :30 Breast
    3 x 25 - :40 No breath
    4 x 25 - :30 Free
    100 Easy

    5 x 100 Breast - 2:00
    Reduce stroke count by 1 each 100

    4 x 50 - :50 IM order
    4 x 50 - :50 swim/kick IM order
    4 x 50 - :50 kick IM order (I did breast kick)

    200 Cool down

    (3750 Total)
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  2. Had to share since only one lane

    by , April 8th, 2011 at 08:06 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I have become spoiled and hate to share with more than one person.

    1000 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    3x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim strong hate swimming around people
    500 Free broken 1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    200 Free w/snorkle easy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  3. A Different Workout

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 11:33 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    I have mostly been swimming alone down here in Florida. 5:00 a.m. is just too early when on vacation even if I love the master's team. They have an evening workout session as well and tonight I showed up for it. This workout was all over the place but it really passed quickly! I don't think I've ever kicked this much in a practice, of course I wimped and used fins on the kick set.

    **2 X 400 free @ 7:00 interval

    **16 X 75 Kick Hard @ 1:30 interval (I did prone flutter/ supine flutter/ prone dolfine/ and 4 mixed)

    **16 X 25 @ :35 Done in sets of 4 IMO

    **3 X (8 X 25 @ :30 Sprint
    200 Free @ 4:00 interval)

    **2 X 200 Free Fast @ 3:30 interval

    **100 easy backstroke cool-down

    4,100 scy

    We found a little resturaunt (Sea Critters) for a snack and margarita afterwards. This was one great margarita, voted 4 X St. Pete city's best! I only had one but I wished for several!
    Tomorrow is our last day Back to reality Monday although I have a student teacher who is scheduled to begin teaching all the classes Monday!!!!! I'll just be cheering from the sidelines for him

    Updated April 8th, 2011 at 12:10 AM by Bobinator

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  4. Thursday, April 7

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 10:16 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands, 90 minutes:

    RC exercises, 15-20 minutes
    flutter kicks on bosu, 4 x 50
    V ups w/broomstick, 2 x 15
    extreme angle isometric squat w/25 plate, 5:00
    overhead squats, 55 x 1 x 10, 65 x 1 x 10
    (it occurred to me that I should finally put some weight on the bar)
    extreme angle step ups, 40 x 1 x 10
    squat jumps w/45 lb bar, 2 x 10
    yates row, 50 + bar x 2 x 15
    lower back machine, 130 x 3 x 10
    box jumps, 2 x 10
    altitude drops, 2 x 10*
    knee tuck jumps, 2 x 10
    seated narrow grip row negatives, 90 x 2 x 10
    hanging straight leg raises, 2 x 15
    -- move to racquetball court --
    handstands, 10
    twisting med ball slams, 15
    reverse overhead throws, 15
    overhead floor slams, 15

    * Love this exercise, so fun. [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob5VdXO1vcs"]YouTube - Altitude drops[/nomedia]. Since I was using a single box, I jumped up high and then dropped. I may try stacking them next time. And altitude drops are a great eccentric exercise. http://boddickerperformance.com/?p=1135. Depth jumps also look fun: [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZM29fV1oc"]YouTube - Depth Jump - Rebounds[/nomedia].


    Stretching, 30 minutes:

    30 minutes using foam roller, stretching and some yoga.


    Swim/SCY @ GMU:

    Swam in a lane with Gustavo. Cheryl had workouts for distance folk and for 100/200 folk. I did the latter, naturally.

    Warm up:

    300 free
    300 kick
    300 non free

    200 kick
    200 IM drill
    200 kick

    Main Sets:

    (used fins)

    4 x 50 @ 1:00 descend
    -- Did back, descended to 26-27. Did not have any AFAP, so ended up at about 80-85%. These felt much harder than they should have.
    200 EZ

    4 x 50 @ 1:00 200 pace
    -- These were supposed to be @ :50, but since Gustavo was doing breast, I happily did them @ 1:00. Did them all free, low 29s, breathing every stroke as I theorize that I would do in a 200 free.
    200 EZ

    4 x 50 @ 1:00 descend
    -- Opted to alternate fast-easy instead. Went 26s in fly, felt dreadful.
    200 EZ

    4 x 25 @ 1:00
    -- 2 back shooters (10s), 2 belly shooters (11s)
    -- These were pretty fast for me. In fact, that's about what I went when I was doing 25s @ 3:00 the other day with Pete.
    200 EZ

    Total: 3300

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

    Commentary:

    I believe I got a little carried away in the gym today ... I've been feeling very energetic lately, so thought I'd try a long dryland session especially since I didn't have to scurry off to the pool in time to be home for Lil Fort. And I felt great during and after. Not so great in the water however. Still, good to get some speed work in. I am now running off to find my compression tights and ibuprofen.

    Updated April 7th, 2011 at 11:03 PM by The Fortress

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  5. Thursday, 4/7/11

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 05:03 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    I skipped yesterday as I've come down with a cold and had a bad sinus headache. I think flip turns would have been very painful.

    I did the workout that was sent for yesterday but shortened the main set.

    Warm up
    300 Swim free & back
    200 Kick
    - all flutter on back
    3 x 100/1:40 build
    - all free
    4 x 50 Drill/1:10
    - fist swim, all back
    4 x 50/1:10 15 fast - 20 easy - 15 fast
    - all free

    Main Set:
    Kick 12 x 25/40 sprint with no fins
    - alternated 2 flutter on belly w/board and 2 flutter on back. times were between 23 and 25
    6 x 50/2:00 Sprint - Free
    - used tempo trainer for starter and went off blocks. Set TT for goal pace of 30. All were at 30±0.5. I might have done 7 of these, I got confused about count halfway through set. After this set I was trashed!

    4 x 100/2:30 kick - drill

    Cool down
    200 easy free

    Total: 2400 yards

    Updated April 7th, 2011 at 06:55 PM by poolraat

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  6. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/11/11

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 01:55 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 250 4:00
    2 X 100 1:40

    1 X 400
    Broken :15 @ 200
    Fins optional and recommended

    4 X 50 kick 1:15

    4 X 75 1:20
    50 perfect stroke/25 fast

    4 X {dive-turn-finish

    CHOICE OF FOLLOWING SET:

    Sprint/Middle Distance:
    10 X 50 1:20
    odd: perfect stroke
    even: Descend 2-4-6-8-10 to fast

    OR

    Distance:
    14 X 50 1:00
    odd: perfect stroke
    even: race pace (1000 or 1650)

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    2300/2500Y
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  7. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/08/11

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 01:48 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    3 X 200 3:30
    2 X 100 1:30

    1 X 600
    Broken :10 @ each 200
    Fins optional and recommended

    5 X 50 kick 1:15

    4 X 50 swim 1:15
    Descend 1-4; #4 @ 100%

    6 X 25
    odd: build to race finish
    even: sprint 20 yards

    1 X 75 easy
    1 X 50 blocks @ 100%
    1 X 75 easy

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    2400Y
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  8. Thu Apr 7th, 2011

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 11:47 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Apr 7th, 2011

    22 days til Nats

    yesterday my shoulder / neck / trap pain was dimminished by a toothache in my lower right rear molar, saw the dentist this morning and hopefully things will improve

    2011 South Central SC Zones Results are UP


    Subscribe to Ande's Swimming Blog

    Whitney Coached
    UT, scy diving well, warm
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in around 6:35
    trained with Tyler & Nate beside Todd, Marcio, & Chris
    wore FS 1 Jammer

    WARM UP
    2 rounds of 200 150 100k 50


    Main SET:

    5 x 200 fr on 2:30 70%
    held 2:15's

    4 x 25

    4 x 200 fr 80% on 2:30
    held 2:10's

    4 x 25

    3 x 200 fr 85% on 2:30
    held 2:08s

    4 x 25

    2 x 200 fr 90% on 2:30
    went 2:05, 2:02

    50 easy

    got out at 7:40 to make dentist appt at 8:00


    Next meet:

    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Days till
    Entries:
    Fri Apr 29, 2011 400 IM 6th Event, 50 FL
    Sat Apr 30, 2011 100 IM, 50 Br
    Sun May 1, 2011 500 Fr, 200 IM
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  9. Taper Day 9 for Y Nationals

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 11:32 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Today was an on-my-own day in the pool, but some triathletes training for an Ironman were in the next two lanes, so at least the pool wasn't completely empty. I decided that I am going to swim hard today and tomorrow for all the sprints and then start taking it a bit easier early next week as I fly to Florida exactly one week from today. Here's what I did:

    400 Warm-Up
    1 x 200 All Drill on 4:00 (did 100 fly, 50 back, 50 free)
    4 x 25 FAST Kick on 1:00 w/o fins
    4 x 50 Free on 1:30 - 15yds Power/35yds Smooth
    4 sets:
    - 1 x 75 Free on 3:30 (swim at 100 speed)
    - 1 x 50 Easy Free (did w/i 3:30 interval)
    1 x 400 Easy Kick w/ fins
    400 Cool-Down (drill/swim by 50 - 2 drills per stroke)
    Total Yards - 2200

    All in all, this was a very encouraging workout for me. I felt really smooth during my 400 warm-up, which put me off to a great start. Then, during the 4x25 Fast Kicks w/o fins, I was surprised at how quickly I got to the other side of the pool and how much my kick has improved over recent months.

    Having decided before getting to the pool that I was going to give my all today, I had calculated where I wanted to be on the 75 Free sprints (based on wanting to best my race time of 1:07.29 and figuring I'd gain at least :01-:02 when going in from a dive) and figured that from a push I should hit the 75-yard mark around :54ish. I ended up swimming the 75s as :51, :52, :52, and :51.

    I am definitely encouraged right now. I had the option (according to the written workout) of wearing fins during the 75s and pushing "better than race" pace, but I decided that I wanted to really see where I was right now - going back to Ande's "Test Your Taper" SFF tip. Having never tapered before, I've been wondering what it's supposed to feel like, what results I should see, how hard I should be sprinting, etc. Today's times tell me I must be doing something right.... now I'm just hoping that those times bode well for YNats.

    Enjoy your swims and I'll check in tomorrow.
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  10. Thursday, April 7, 2011 5:15 am #7 for the Week

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 10:33 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Swim #7 for me this week. I'm doing a reverse taper of sorts for the NW Zone meet. Actually swimming more yardage than normal tends to work good for me with the longer events. I'm definitely NOT a sprinter, but I still like to go fast 100s/200s

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Back
    200 Free Pull
    100 Back Pull
    100 Fly Drill
    150 Kick
    150 Free

    12 x 100 Free easy swimming not much effort
    4 @ 1:30
    4 @ 1:25
    4 @ 1:20 (I did pull here)

    6 x 50 Kick @ 1:00

    for 5 minutes
    ---------------
    2500 Yards
  11. Swimming the alphabet

    Last night I swam the TNYA’s speedwork practice. The workout was very simple, but very tough:

    600 scy warmup

    8 x (50 sprint from blocks, 100-150 warmdown) @ 8:00

    200 warmdown

    We had a choice of doing 50s, 100s, or 200s, all on 8:00—I chose the 50s. I did mine FL, FL/BK, BK, BK/BR, BR, BR/FR, FR, and IM (yes it’s possible to do a 50 IM), and went 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 34, 29, 34. I wasn’t thrilled with any of those times, but was glad to get in some block work and sprinting. I also got some good sprint FL and BR feedback, and got to discuss my summer training plans with someone who knows way more than me about that kind of thing, so I ended up very glad I went.

    TNYA is training for the IGLA championships in Hawaii this summer, and will be having these weekly speed sessions at least through then—I hope they continue afterwards as well. These practices are a great way to get in some faster swimming, and because it’s been designated and publicized as a race-pace-focused workout, there’s no grumbling from swimmers who might otherwise show up expecting to get in their daily dose of yardage. We have two coaches on deck at these sessions who are both excellent stroke coaches and race strategists, so it’s great to get tips from them and then get to try them out right away. I’m really excited that the team has made this commitment to supporting swimmers who compete in meets!

    I did feel like I would have liked more warmup last night. Next time I do one of these sessions I’ll make sure to get in on time (and maybe a little early if possible—there’s a practice right before whose warmdown I could probably horn in on.) I was about 5 minutes late last night, and talked to teammates too much on deck, so only got in 600 before I was up on the blocks and sprinting. I’m used to doing 1500-2000 at meets. Also, I might try doing all the same stroke next time, if I can bear to--I think the idea is to see how much you drop off from the 1st to the 8th, then try to improve that drop-off over time. It's hard to gauge that if every 50 is different.

    I got home around 10, then was back out the door by 6:30 for another TNYA workout (it helps that the pool is only 15 minutes from my house). I felt like I could use a long, varied, steady aerobic session after last night’s sprinting, and that’s exactly what I got. We were 5 in the lane, but the swims were short so things worked out fine. Here’s how it went

    950 scy warmup

    Add-on set
    The components of this set were
    A. 4 x 25 FR @ :30 (reducing dps by 1 each length)
    B. 4 x 50 kick IM order @ 1:05
    C. 2 x 150 pull @ 2:15
    D. 3 x 100 IM @ 1:35
    E. 3 x 100 FR @ 1:20
    We did 5 rounds—the first round was A, the second A + B, the third A + B + C, and so forth until we finished round 5 (A + B + C + D + E). We had a 1-minute break between rounds.

    350 warmdown + play

    It was a very pleasant workout—I tend to like sets that change things up constantly. I felt good afterwards and ready to swim again!
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  12. MATT Thursday 200s Workout

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 08:48 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Lots of 200s today. These could be mixed up in a variety of ways. We did about half kick/half swim.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    8 x 200 - 3:30 (:20) Up/Down Kick; if you make the interval with more than 20 seconds, substitute 50 free with 50 kick.

    I saturated these with breast stroke kick. Knee is holding together pretty well and this was a big test. Still hurt a little so I mixed in some fly and backstroke kick every once in a while.

    200 Timed Kick (3:31) I did IM

    100 Easy

    6 x 200 - 3:00 (:10) Up/Down Stroke w/ mirror pull. I did Breast Stroke but this originally called for Fly. If you make the interval with more than 10 seconds rest, substitute 50 free at the beginning with 50 stroke and 50 free at the end with 50 pull.

    200 Timed Pull (2:25)

    100 Cool down

    (3800 total)
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  13. Day 4 of Insanity and Day 30 - no chocolate stuffs!

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 08:29 AM (Why I swim . . .)
    I can't believe I've made it beyond four weeks of no chocolate - including my favorite, white chocolate. Also on Day 4 of the Insanity workout program. I've been sore but enjoying it.

    For the next two weeks, I'm hoping to swim at least a couple of miles each week simply to loosen up after completing an Insanity workout in the morning. Trying to figure out how to really combine both of them, plus run a bit.

    It doesn't seem to matter how sore you are, if you get in the pool everything starts to feel better
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  14. Pushing on thru

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Feeling alittle queezy today but still got in and swam.

    500 Free Broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:10R
    300 Breast kick w/brfins
    4x50@1:00 Breast w/brfins
    10x50@1:00 Breast pull w/fins
    500 Back kick drills w/fins
    3x200@3:45 Back desc 1-3 went 3:22, 3:17, 3:11
    200 Free w/snorkle easy
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. A Floritastic Week so far!

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 01:02 AM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    I've been down in the St. Pete area of Florida since last Friday enjoying my spring break!
    Last week-end I participated in the SCY Championship Meet held by St. Pete Master's! It was a fun meet; I felt great and completed all my events! I know the above sounds like the compulsory routine expected while attending a swim meet but lately I have been totally bombing out! I have shown up at meets and chosen not to swim, scratched multiple events, and basically not done any racing in over a year. I was not injured or sick, I just didn't feel like doing it. I thought I was burnt out from my 500 mile gtd distance last year so I was trying to patiently wait it out and give myself some space.
    A month or so ago I was at my PCP for my yearly check-up and he noted my iron was very low. I started taking a supplement and am trying to eat more hemi-type iron foods. I finally am feeling the benefits!!!! I actually wanted to go to the meet and looked forward to my swims.
    I wish I could find 1 more SCY meet this season but I'm afraid all the entry dead-lines have passed.
    I'm thinking Auburn might not be a bad meet to attend. I really don't like LCM but the time is good so I just may "go for it!"
    Today was a beautiful "blue sky" day! I solo'd at North Beach Pool:

    **600 Freestyle warm-up
    **4 X (100 Kick @ 2;00 / 50 drill @ 1:15 / 100 IM @ 2:00) 1 set each stroke
    **300 Freestyle @ 5:15
    3 X 100 Free @ 1:40 interval
    300 Pull @ 5:15
    3 X 50 Kick @ 1;00
    **5 X 100 Free @ 1:45 interval
    **7 X 50 Free @ :55 interval
    **8 X 25 Fast Flutter Kick @ :30
    **100 IM moderate
    **100 IM reverse order easy

    3,900 scy

    Now I need to get to vacation or not!
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  16. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 7:00pm at the Y

    by , April 7th, 2011 at 12:15 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Went for my normal a.m. swim this morning also, but felt tired and weak, so I just did:

    A.M. Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 IM Drill
    200 Kick

    Some with the
    400 Pull
    Some more with the
    12 x 25s Kick w/ fins @ :30
    100 EZ
    ------------
    1400 Yards


    Felt better for tonight:

    P.M. Warmup:

    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Free Pull
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick
    200 Back Pull

    200 IM @ 3:00 (100 Fl, 50 Ba, 50 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    200 IM @ 3:00 (50 Fl, 100 Ba, 50 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    200 IM @ 3:00 (50 Fl, 50 Ba, 100 Br)
    2 x 50 Free Fast @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    4 x 50 Free Ez swim, stretch out @ 1:00

    1 x 200 IM AFAP (went 2:18) Yippie...with my big ol' drag suit on too.
    200 EZ in 4:00, with another 2:00 of stationary rest

    1 x 100 Free AFAP (went 56.5)
    This was tough to do being tired. I was surprised it was as fast as it was.
    100 EZ and out
    ---------------
    2800 Yards + 1400 Yards from the A.M. = 4200 Yards for the day

    Being my 6th swim of the week, I'm tired. Still able to swim fast though, but my recovery time is hell right now. Still waiting for taper time.
  17. Wed., April 6

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 05:05 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    700 various

    3 x (4 x 100) @ 15 RI
    reverse IM: free, breast drill, back drill, fly drill

    50 EZ

    Total: 1950


    Bikram Yoga, 90 minutes:

    Heat still hard. Had to and missed one set of triangle pose.


    Commentary:

    Followed the arrow on Q's flow chart, and did both a recovery swim and yoga today. The swim was all in zone 1; the yoga was zone 2 and sometimes 3. I feel much better now than last night when I sat on the couch but did not eat potato chips. (I was horrified recently to see how many calories were in a bag of kettle chips.) I am planning on doing drylands tomorrow and then going to my team practice at night. That will be my last dryland session before Zones, and I am due for a recovery week anyway. So good timing.

    The crew council president is meeting with parents of the lightweight rowers tonight before they meet next week and issue findings. I am sending Mr. Fort, who was an elite lightweight rower at Cornell to fight the good fight. I am slightly worried about my son's blood pressure at the moment. On the other hand, Mini Fort seems to be adjusting well to crew and enjoying it. She's a lightweight too and I hope she doesn't have this problem in the future.

    Haven't done my flog in April yet. Need to catch up.

    Going off booze to avoid injury:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/spo...-1226033428699

    The importance of snacking:

    http://www.athleticfoodie.com/2011/0...cking/#dispdet
    (Please note Geek that GWG puts flax seeds in his smoothie.)

    Updated April 6th, 2011 at 07:24 PM by The Fortress

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  18. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -04/07/11

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 04:23 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout (1 week out)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    3 X 250 4:00

    1 X 800
    Broken :20 @ 400
    All choice, fins optional and encouraged.

    6 X 50 kick 1:15

    6 X 50 1:15
    choice
    1-3: perfect stroke
    4-6: swim @ 85/90%; #6 @ 100%

    3 X 100 2:00
    Choice. Swim @ 85/90%

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    2650Y
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  19. Taper Day 8 for Y Nationals

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 12:28 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    I was looking forward to another one-on-one coaching session this morning (as everyone I train with is away on spring break); however, that was not to be. I'm assuming my coach is fine - and just slept through his alarm this morning. No matter, I had the workout and swam my sprints really hard anyway. The lifeguard even stopped by my lane and offered to yell at me "if that would help" . Anyhoo, here's what I did:

    400 Warm-Up
    4 x 25 Power Free 1st 15yds, Smooth 10 yds on 1:00
    2 x 100 Kick on 2:00, 1>2 (did both back sdk w/ fins)
    4 x 25 Free on :30, h/e, e/h
    6 x 50 Fast Stroke on 1:20
    4 x 25 Fast Free on :45 (add sprint times for 100 time!)
    8 x 50 Drill/Swim Free on 1:00 (odd: fist, even: catch-up)
    400 Cool-down done by 50s (2 fly drill/free; 2 back/free; 2 breast/free, 2 kick/free - all w/o fins)
    Total Yards - 2000

    The morning went pretty well actually - and very fast. For the 6x50 Fast Stroke on 1:20, I did two fly (:37, :36), two back (:42, :40), two breast 25/free 25 (:51, :49). All in all, I was happy with the times - and I am forcing myself to do the "evil" breaststroke which I am terrible at. I only have to "fake" a 25 breaststroke as part of the 100IM at Y Nats, but I have raced before where I was well in front of my heat after the fly, holding my own after the back, passed by nearly everyone on the breast, and unable to make up enough time on the free. My goal right now is to not die noticeably on the breaststroke leg - here's to wishful thinking.

    For the 4x25 fast free sprints, I went a :16, :15, :15, and :16 - all from a push - for a 1:02 100 time. If only I could swim a 1:02 at Y Nats that would be fabulous! Still, that's a :05 drop over my very best ever 100 Free, so anything under 1:07 would be awesome.

    More about my goals later, but all in all, not a bad day at the pool. Tomorrow is a non-coached day, so I'll be on my own. It's another short day (~2000 yards), with multiple 75s at 100 race pace and a kick set w/o fins. Should be interesting.

    Stay tuned.... and happy swims to you!
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  20. Lotta Leggo Wed 4/6/11

    by , April 6th, 2011 at 10:31 AM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Warm Up
    600 FR/BK by 50 with fulcrums
    4 x 100 with 25 fly moving on successive 25s
    12 x 25 kick :45 3 moderate, 1 fast
    100 EZ

    Main
    5 x 100 Monofin Front, Side, Back, Side, 25 each.
    100 EZ
    10 x 50 FR :45 had to rest extra min between 5 and 6...I had no legs.
    100 EZ
    2 x 300 6:00 200 FR, 100 BR
    500 Fin kick FR/FL by 25

    Cool

    300 EZ
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