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  1. Friday 4/13/12

    Friday 4/13

    PM only SCY (Friday Fly Day)

    600 (200 swim/100 fly kick on side)
    12x50 @ 1:00
    #1- fly kick
    #2- fly drill
    #3- free swim build to fast

    9x200
    3 @ 2:30 D1-3
    2 @ 2:25 D1-2
    4 @ 2:20 hold low red HR (2:05, 2:06, 2:06, 2:04, 25/10)

    13x100
    3 @ 1:45 (50 fly kick/50 fly drill)
    3 @ 1:15 STRONG free (:59, 1:00, :59)
    3 @ 1:45 (50 fly kick, 50 fly swim fast)
    4 @ 1:15 STRONG free (1:00, 1:01, 1:00, :59)

    100 EZ

    12x75 @ 1:30
    #1- 25 FAST fly/50 smooth free
    #2- 50 FAST fly/25 smooth free
    #3- 75 smooth free
    #4- 75 FAST fly (:42, :42, :43)

    100 EZ

    Total: 5400
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  2. Surgeries #3 & 4 - Left Arm 04/13/12

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 07:29 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Left arm done & still numb as can be! So glad this is over. Swam 4 times this week. Wed (am) was GREAT! but I guess I overdid it, the right arm was really tired after Thurs (lunch time) - almost didn't go to the pool this morning, super boy home with N/V/D & thought maybe I should rest the arm, but I gave it a go anyway, had some very uncomfortable twinges in the elbow, and went very easy & just finished the warm up. Reported to hospital at 9:30, home by 5pm. Won't be able to get back to the pool for about a week & a half this time due to various work & family things.
    Superboy got his mission call yesterday! - he'll be serving in the Belgium/Netherlands Mission. He's super excited & we are very happy for him. Doesn't leave until August though, so we've still got the summer together before he's gone for 2 years.
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  3. Friday, April 13

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 05:47 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    1000 EZ
    More hot tubing than swimming

    Feed Jimby

    Stretching and rehab on GMU pool deck with SwimmieAvsFan

    Big hugs with Chowmi!!!!

    Preparing to count for crazy distance swimmers.

    Mega chatting
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  4. April 13, 2012

    Warmup (1400)
    1 x 200 swim
    1 x 200 IM kick/drill by 25
    4 x 100 @ 1:45, DPS
    4 x 100 @ 1:35, descend

    8 x 25 @ :30
    2 x
    • #1 = Distance per stroke
    • #2 = lap fast – lap easy
    • #3 = lap easy – lap fast
    • #4 = AFAP


    Set I - Race Pace 500s (1600 / 3000)
    5 x 100 @ 1:45 (target 1:14, went 1:12 - 1:14)
    6 x 50, 2 @ :50, 2 @ :55, 2 @ 1:00, active recovery

    4 x 125 @ 2:15 (target 1:33, went 1:32 - 1:35)
    6 x 50, 2 @ :50, 2 @ :55, 2 @ 1:00, active recovery

    Wrap-up (300 / 3300)
    6 x 50 @ 1:15 no-breather

    * 3300 *

    Set 1 take from High Volume Workouts [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=20528"]Workout #4 = Race Pace 500s[/ame].

    Updated April 14th, 2012 at 10:33 AM by eric.carlson

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  5. April 11, 2012

    Warm-up (1500)
    1 x 300: reverse IM, drill-kick-swim

    10 x 75 @ 1:15 - build to a fast turn, fast 2nd lap to a fast turn, cruise the 3rd lap.

    5 x 50 @ :45, descend to target 500 (:36/:37)

    8 x 25 @ :30
    2 x
    • #1 = Distance per stroke
    • #2 = lap fast lap easy
    • #3 = lap easy lap fast
    • #4 = AFAP


    Set I - broken 1650 (1950 / 3450)
    3 x
    • 3 x 50 @ :50 (target :38)
    • 2 x 100 @ 1:45 (target 1:16)
    • 1 x 150 @ 2:35 (target 1:54)

    3 x 50 @ :50 (target :38)

    6 x 50 active recovery, 2 @ :45, 2 @ :50, 2 @ :55

    Wrap-up (700 / 4150)
    3 x 100 @ 2:00 back, descend 1 - 3
    250 easy pull

    * 4000 *

    Modified slightly from High Volume Workouts [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=20528"]Workout #1 = Broken 1500 / 1650[/ame].
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  6. April 9 - Mountain View Masters

    Warm-up (1000)
    400 various
    3 x 200
    #1 swim, every 3rd length non-free
    #2 100 swim + 100 kick
    #3 swim non-free

    Set I (2550 / 3550)
    400 free moderate
    2 x 200 IM @ ?
    4 x 100 non-free fast @ ?
    3 x 50 @ :40, :45, :50

    200 free moderate
    2 x 100 IM @ ?
    4 x 50 non-free faster @ ?
    3 x 50 @ :40, :45, :50

    100 free moderate
    2 x 50 non-free @ ?
    4 x 25 fastest @ ?
    3 x 50 @ :40, :45, :50

    100 easy

    * 3650 *

    **************************************************

    For this week's sampling of the masters teams within a short drive from my office, I swam with the Mountain View Masters Swim and Social Club. On Tuesday they have two morning workouts, 5:30 - 6:45 and 6:45 - 8:00. I planned to go to the earlier practice but Mountain View is a 50 minute drive (that time of day) and I didn't get to bed until 11:00, so when the alarm went off at 4:15 I decided to sleep a bit more and hit the second one.

    Tuesday is "Speed work, mixed stroke". I enjoyed the workout, although the the mental math required for the intervals really threw me. When I write up my own workouts I calculate the intervals before hand so they are listed on my printout, so "2 x 100 fast c+15" had me flummoxed! I ended up leading the "1:25 base interval" lane, but luckily the other guys didn't mind that I just went at the same time as the person leading the 1:20 lane.

    Updated April 13th, 2012 at 05:29 PM by eric.carlson

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  7. FAST FRI Apr 13, 2012

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 01:08 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRI Apr 13, 2012

    got stuck at a train crossing this morning & it was moving slow at first then gained speed, but it had a lot of cars

    I got the Nitro Masters Open tomorrow Sat Apr 14th
    Entered: 4, 2 & 1 IM, 50 fr & 200 BR
    might skip the 50 fr, & or the 2 br & or the 1 IM, we'll see,
    plan to reshave tonight and take it easy


    Whitney Coached LCM & scy
    5:00 - 6:30 dove in at 5:11
    started in the main pool LCM then at 6:00 am we moved to the diving well SCY
    swam with Joe & Tara
    beside: Tyler, Todd, Traci, David, & Larry

    Warm Up
    swam easy free
    went 900 or 1000

    Main Set

    Assigned: 800 FR fast for time on 18:00
    Did: 400 FR (LCM) easy speed around 87% effort
    went 4:59 then rested on the wall for 40 sec then swam 400 fr easy

    Assigned: 400 FR fast for time on 10:00
    Did: 200 FR (LCM) easy speed around 87% effort
    went 2:23 then rested on the wall for 30 sec then swam 200 fr easy

    200 FR (LCM) fast for time on 5:00
    went 2:17

    then we moved to the diving well
    swam 100 easy

    100 fr (scy) fast
    swam 50 2 beat kick 50 6 beat kick
    went 54

    50 fl
    easy speed 8 SDKs on dive & turn
    went 25

    100 easy


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets (I'm considering)


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


    Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX

    Updated April 13th, 2012 at 01:16 PM by ande

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  8. 04.12.13 - Friday workout

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 12:05 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave x 2 and Howard. Pool temp 84.

    SCY

    400 warm up

    8 x 100 Up/Down Back - 1:45 (:10) base stroke fly.
    8 x 100 Up/Down Breast - 1:45 (:10) base stroke fly.
    50 Easy

    8 x 100 Up/Down Kick - 1:45 (:05) base stroke fly.
    8 x 100 Up/Down IM - 1:45 (:10) base stroke free <- got really tired w/ all the fly.

    75 Easy

    8 x 50 - 1:30ish dive from blocks. Race speed down, easy back.

    175 Cool down

    (4300 Total)
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  9. Back At It...

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 11:14 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    After a day of biking on Wednesday and a day of coaching on Thursday, I was ready to get back in the water today. I met with the surgeon earlier this week and he was very pleased with my progress and released me from even physical therapy (which my therapist and I expected, so he gave me lists of exercises to continue on my own). The surgeon told me I could go as hard as I wanted in the water - my shoulder is good to go. So.... here's what I did today:

    250 Warm-Up
    1 x 400 Pull on 8:00 (did 75 free of each 100, 25 kick)
    12 x 25 on :40 (3 each stroke w/ fins)
    4 Sets (wore fins for all):
    - 4 x 50 Stroke on 1:10 (1 - IM, 2 - Fly, 3 & 4 - Fly & Kick)
    - 1 x 200 on 3:30 (1 - IM, 2 - Fly / Free by 50, 3 - Fly / Kick by 50, 4 - One Arm Fly)
    6 x 50 Free (all w/o fins) on 1:05
    300 Cool-Down
    Total Meters - 3150

    I did get about 8 full strokes of fly in a row today, but my shoulder got pretty sore, so I backed off to one-arm fly. I don't know what possessed me to do the last 200 as a one-arm fly, but by the 150 I was getting really tired - and really determined to actually do it. Full disclosure - I have never done any kind of 200 fly in my life. Getting this one this morning felt great!

    I also did pretty well with the 6 x 50 w/o fins swimming free at the end of practice. It felt better - like I was actually getting a little pull from my left arm instead of just letting it slip through the water. And, I'm much more conscious of getting a good body rotation in free than I ever was before. Upside... better stroke and easier to breathe to my "bad" side. Another silver lining? Perhaps! All in all, I'm still taking baby steps ... but it's all good.

    My shoulder is pretty tender right now, so I'm actually okay with tomorrow being a crazy track and softball filled day for my kids. A day out of the water will be fine - and I'll compensate by swimming with a buddy on Sunday (which is my usual day off).

    On a completely unexpected note... I got offered an Age Group coaching spot! WOO-HOO! I start on Monday and can't believe how excited I am! This Friday the 13th has been AWESOME! Hope yours is going great too!

    Enjoy your swims and your weekend!
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  10. Friday, April 13, 2012 5:00am PNA Prep

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 10:48 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Got in for a quick final pre-meet swim. Time to race fast tomorrow.

    4 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (1:11-1:12s)
    3 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 ( 1:05-1:06s)
    4 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (:40-:42s)
    1 x 100 Free stretch out

    4 x 75 @ 1:30 (50 Free, 25 Fly Fast)
    feel good to go

    Bring on the competition!!


    400IM, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, &
    200 Free (Fly) <--this one is super-gridge with That Guy, KNelson, and Tjrpatt
  11. Thursday, 4/12/12

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 09:29 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo


    Warm up (900)
    300 Mixer
    8 x 50/1:00 Kick
    8 x 25/30 build

    Main Set: (1400)
    - did this set all free
    1 x 200/3:30 smooth build
    2 x 100/2:30 Strong
    - went 1:14, 1:12
    1 x 200/3:30 smooth build
    4 x 50/1:30 Very Strong
    - went 35-34-34-33
    1 x 200/3:30 smooth build
    8 x 25/1:00 Fast
    - was under 15 on the even ones, not sure of time on odds
    1 x 200/3:30 smooth

    Kick Turns (800)
    8 x 100/2:00 - Smooth Swim - except fast, strong kicks from Flags into Wall and back to Flags
    - was around 1:22 on all


    Warm Down
    100 easy free

    Total: 3200 yards

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  12. the friday flyer returns!

    by , April 13th, 2012 at 08:00 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I felt a great need to do this set today. Trying to gain some confidence in my longer swims. I also wanted to use the longer fins today instead of my zoomers.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast

    5x200@4:00 fly as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/ 50 swim went 3:37, 3:27, 3:21, 3:15, 3:09

    6x50@1:30 free w/snorkle 15m kick/20m swim/15m kick
    4x50 free focus on SDK off wall was making it to the 4th line on bottom (about 10m) before my natural boyancy forced me to the surface

    Total 2500 meters
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  13. Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:00am

    by , April 12th, 2012 at 09:14 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    My first morning swim in a few days. Tough to get up for, but I made it.

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (1:10s)
    4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (1:06-1:07s)
    6 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (:45s)
    1 x 200 IM Drill
    1 x 100 Free


    4 x 150 @ 2:20 (3 IM no free, 1 all Free) - had to leave :20+ behind the others in my lane, but was still catching them
    • went 1:55, 1:52, 1:49 on IMs, at a moderate pace
    • freestyle, caught the group at the 100 mark
    100 EZ

    4 x 50 @ whatever...just waited a bit
    Odds Fly fast (went :29s)
    Evens EZ Free

    100 of playing around a bit and out.

    -------------------------
    2500 Yards


    IM's felt good today...just have a 400 version coming up on Saturday.
    Gonna have a tough heat as well:
    4:19/4:28/4:30 ME/4:33/4:34/4:38/2 others @ 5:00+
    I have bolded the times of the swimmers that I consider to have great to excellent breaststrokes. Can you guess which ones are myself and Knelson?

    The PNA Heat Sheet looks like it'll be a good meet. I'm happy that I'll be done and on the road by 3:30pm on Saturday.
    5 events in 3 1/2 hours. Should be fun.
    400 IM, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 200 Free (Fly)
  14. Thursday 4/12/12

    Thursday 4/12

    PM only SCY + Crossfit

    Crossfit:

    4x ( :50 on, :10 rest/switch)
    split lunge
    row (on the erging machine)

    2:00 rest

    3x ( :50 on, :10 rest/switch)
    med ball slams (14 lbs)
    bear crawl (25 yds forwards, 25 yards backwards)

    Swim:

    500 swim
    8x100
    4 @ 1:20 D1-4
    4 @ 1:30 50 kick/50 build

    9x200
    3 @ 2:30 D1-3
    2 @ 2:25 D1-2
    4 @ 2:20 hold low red HR (2:07, 25/10)

    3x300 @ 3:45 D1-3 (3:09, 3:04, 2:55)
    2x200 @ 2:45 backstroke (50 R arm, 50 L arm, 100 swim)

    with fins:
    4x100 @ 1:45 (25 fast fly kick under H2O, 50 fast fly kick on back, 25 fast fly swim)

    200 EZ

    Total: 5000
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  15. Workout 04/12/12: BENN meet in 2 weeks!

    by , April 12th, 2012 at 07:20 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    w/u: 200 FR/200 BK/200 IM drill

    1 x Noah's Ark pull with buoy

    12 x 50's
    - Odds: Kick on :55
    - Evens: Swim on :50
    - Did two each FR/FL/BK/FR

    4 x 100 FR on 1:20
    - Descend (1:12,:10,:10,:07)
    1 x 100 loosen

    4 x 75 Indian IM's on ?

    Kicking and sighting discussion with other swimmers

    4 x 50 Quarter's Strong on :45
    - Free
    4 x 50 Quarter's Strong on :50
    - BK down, FLY home

    200 loosen and out
    (solo/Rec/3100yds/65 min)
    --------------------------

    Almost had an accident today in the pool. On the warmups, I started backstroke and thought, "I should have seen the flags by now" in the deep end. I stopped, and was 1/2 an arm length from the wall. So, never assume that the flags are where they should be.

    Anyways, I felt ok in the water - I have not been very consistent since NE champs due to illness and work. Got in a good variety today, and was happy to get over 3000 yards for the first time in a while. "Just keep swimming" as Dora and Nemo sing - my goal this year is 250 miles, and I am 20 miles ahead at this point so that is promising.

    Looking forward to reading about some fast swims over the weekends to come. Looks like planning for the meet in Bennington in two weeks is on target. We now have seen entries so I am excited. I am off on vacation tomorrow with the family, and hope to get in the water at some point. Lord willing, I'll be back in Boston on the 22nd and in the water the next day.

    Updated April 12th, 2012 at 10:47 PM by rxleakem

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  16. Thursday, April 12

    by , April 12th, 2012 at 05:03 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:
    -- used fins

    600 various
    6 x 50 fly drills @ :15 RI
    10 x 25 DPK shooters @ :40
    -- 5 back, 5 belly
    50 EZ
    5 x 50 @ 1:30
    25 EZ speed free + 25 EZ @ 1:30
    -- went high 11 to high 12s
    50 EZ
    4 x 50 dolphin burst + cruise @ 1:30
    50 EZ

    Total: 1800


    ART, 30 min

    Had my chiro work on my calves, which were still cramping on the shooters (though not thereafter). Dunno, maybe my electrolytes are messed up this week. Have been slamming some today.

    Acupuncture, 45 min:

    This was my second session. I figure I'll try it 2x a week for 4 weeks and see if it helps. I'm not expecting it to do anything for my labrum, of course. But it might help bring blood flow to the other injured/sore areas of the shoulder and scapula. And provide some pain relief. It seems like a good combo with PRP. Speaking of which, my chiro mentioned that he understands that the second session of PRP is the worse in terms of sensitivity and pain. Oh joy, I can look forward to that after nationals.

    Stretching/Rehab, 30 min


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Glad I only did a mini instead of a hard speed workout yesterday. After some relative rest and a decent night's sleep, I feel better today. Though I'm hoping for one more night of good sleep since I probably won't be racking up sleep hours this weekend. I spent a huge amount of time today on pain prevention ... I really hope one day soon I wake up pain free.

    More importantly, how much is one supposed to fork over for a prom dress?

    Attached is a pic of Fort Son's boat, the First Freshman 8. My son has some seriously styling boots.

    Psych sheets for Colonies Zones:
    http://www.patriotmasters.org/Coloni...ults/index.htm

    Updated April 12th, 2012 at 09:56 PM by The Fortress

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  17. Thursday, April 12

    by , April 12th, 2012 at 05:03 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:
    -- used fins

    600 various
    6 x 50 fly drills @ :15 RI
    10 x 25 DPK shooters @ :40
    -- 5 back, 5 belly
    50 EZ
    5 x 50 @ 1:30
    25 EZ speed free + 25 EZ @ 1:30
    -- went high 11 to high 12s
    50 EZ
    4 x 50 dolphin burst + cruise @ 1:30
    50 EZ

    Total: 1800


    ART, 30 min

    Had my chiro work on my calves, which were still cramping on the shooters (though not thereafter). Dunno, maybe my electrolytes are messed up this week. Have been slamming some today.

    Acupuncture:

    This was my second session. I figure I'll try it 2x a week for 4 weeks and see if it helps. I'm not expecting it to do anything for my labrum, of course. But it might help bring blood flow to the other injured/sore areas of the shoulder and scapula. And provide some pain relief. It seems like a good combo with PRP. Speaking of which, my chiro mentioned that he understands that the second session of PRP is the worse in terms of sensitivity and pain. Oh joy, I can look forward to that after nationals.


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Glad I only did a mini instead of a hard speed workout yesterday. After some relative rest and a decent night's sleep, I feel better today. Though I'm hoping for one more night of good sleep since I probably won't be racking up sleep hours this weekend.

    Psych sheets for Colonies Zones:
    http://www.patriotmasters.org/Coloni...ults/index.htm
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  18. Thursday, April 12

    by , April 12th, 2012 at 05:02 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:
    -- used fins

    600 various
    6 x 50 fly drills @ :15 RI
    10 x 25 DPK shooters @ :40
    -- 5 back, 5 belly
    50 EZ
    5 x 50 @ 1:30
    25 EZ speed free + 25 EZ @ 1:30
    -- went high 11 to high 12s
    50 EZ
    4 x 50 dolphin burst + cruise @ 1:30
    50 EZ

    Total: 1800


    ART, 30 min

    Had my chiro work on my calves, which were still cramping on the shooters (though not thereafter). Dunno, maybe my electrolytes are messed up this week. Have been slamming some today.

    Acupuncture, 45 min:

    This was my second session. I figure I'll try it 2x a week for 4 weeks and see if it helps. I'm not expecting it to do anything for my labrum, of course. But it might help bring blood flow to the other injured/sore areas of the shoulder and scapula. And provide some pain relief. It seems like a good combo with PRP. Speaking of which, my chiro mentioned that he understands that the second session of PRP is the worse in terms of sensitivity and pain. Oh joy, I can look forward to that after nationals.


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Glad I only did a mini instead of a hard speed workout yesterday. After some relative rest and a decent night's sleep, I feel better today. Though I'm hoping for one more night of good sleep since I probably won't be racking up sleep hours this weekend.

    Psych sheets for Colonies Zones:
    http://www.patriotmasters.org/Coloni...ults/index.htm

    Do Ice Baths Work, Part II:
    http://www.swimmingscience.net/2012/...k-part-ii.html
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  19. Thu Apr 12, 2012

    by , April 12th, 2012 at 02:33 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Apr 12, 2012

    Next Meet:
    Sat Apr 14th Nitro Masters Open
    Entered: 4, 2 & 1 IM, 50 fr & 200 BR
    might skip the 50 fr, 2 br or 1 IM

    Whitney Coached scy
    5:00 - 6:30 dove in at 6:35
    main pool
    swam with Tyler Jim & Ned

    Warm Up
    went around 1000

    Main Set

    assigned 4 rounds of:
    100 on 1:20 right into
    100 on 1:15 right into
    100 on 1:10 right into
    100 on 1:05 right into
    100 on 1:00
    50 easy
    1:00 VK right into
    25 fast
    25 easy
    400 fr on 6:00 dps

    did 3 rounds of:
    100 on 1:20 right into
    100 on 1:15 right into
    100 on 1:10 right into
    050 on 1:05 right into
    100 on 1:00
    50 easy
    1:00 VK right into
    25 fast
    25 easy
    skip: 400 fr on 6:00 dps

    skipped round 4

    6 min before practice was done I did several
    25 FL or SDK easy speed
    25 easy

    when I skipped the 400's & round 4 I talked with Kubes and we watched a Navy ROTC guy who climbed up on the 3 meter platform and was scared to jump off
    he walked down several times
    he jumped off the 1 meter no problem.

    He needed to jump off the 3 meter to pass his training but his phobia was so powerful that he couldn't get himself to step off the end and plunge into the water, he stayed there from 5:45 am to 7:45 am then finally gave up and walked down the ladder. He had 2 large tattoos, one on his arm, one on his chest that probably hurt way worse than a bad landing off a 3 meter platform might.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets (I'm considering)


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


    Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX

    Updated April 13th, 2012 at 12:32 PM by ande

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  20. Colonies Zone meet, here I come!

    by , April 12th, 2012 at 12:10 PM (Chowmi's Blog)
    This is just a placeholder post so I don't forget what I did between Monday and the meet.

    Not much.

    On track for week #4 of P90X.
    1/2 yoga video to stop at 45 min;
    Yesterday was Cardio, replaced Kenpo X;
    Today is CoreX
    Friday/Sat are the rest days
    Skip Sunday and start week #5 on Monday when I get back.

    Swimming:
    Easy day on Wed and nothing else until I get to Colonies Zone meet. I think I did 200 w/up; 3 x 100 kick; 100 easy, then swim misc. easy to 30 minutes.

    Thoughts on the meet:
    My main thought today is that I will think about it when I finally get to the pool for warmup on Friday night. That way, the travel, check-in at hotel, and mini-nap are all out of the way and I can finally relax!

    My times of 24.7 free and 27.4 fly very likely will stay top ten times at the end of the season, so it is a bonus to get the opportunity to improve on those times. I will do 3 x 50 frees and i'm going to try different things for fun. I might try 1/0 and see if that is just too distracting, or if I am holding a better "acceleration" (rather, less deceleration) at the end of the race by not breathing that one extra time on the way back.

    and...just for jadams....i'm really excited for breakfast at the airport McDonalds tomorrow!!! Though I never branch out - it is always a sausage biscuit with egg combo, with the coffee.
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