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  1. San Diego-Canyonview

    by , October 22nd, 2013 at 02:50 PM (One Stroke at a Time)
    Saturday October 19
    SDSM
    SCY
    500
    2 x (150 on 2:10, 100 IM on 1:10, 2 x 50 kick on 1:00)
    400 on 5:30
    2 x 75 on 1:15 kick/drill/swim fly
    2 x 200 on 2:40 descend
    2 x 75 on 1:15 kick/drill/swim back
    4 x 100 on 1:20
    2 x 75 on 1:15 kick/drill/swim breast
    8 x 50 on 50 odds easy/evens fast
    2 x 75 on 1:15 kick/drill/swim free
    2 (2 x 150 pull on 2:30 then 4 x 50 fast on 50) pull
    100 easy
    4500 yards

    Sunday, October 20
    SDSM
    SCY
    600
    2 x 150 on 2:15, 300 IM (kick/swim/kick by 75), 2 x 150 on 2:10, 300 IM (kick/swim/kick by 75), 2 x 150 on 2:05
    4 x (300 on 4:15 #4 pull then 8 x 25 on 30 odds easy, evens fast 1 round each stroke then 2 x 50 fast kick on 1:00)
    100 easy
    4600 yards

    I made it to Canyonview twice during my trip. When I lived in San Diego, I was a bit of a swimming nomad and I had been there quite a few times before. The coach told me that nothing about the structure of the work-outs had changed in the intervening 2 decades and this was pretty much true. At that time, they didn't have structured weekend work-outs so I was happy to see this addition. I felt decent. I can keep a pace again--although a slow one. I went to cove as well but didn't swim-- I just watched the sea lions and seals (who are also new since I lived there). I'm not sure when I'll swim this week since I have a lot of work related things that I need to get caught up on plus I'm pretty tired because I stuffed about 5 days worth of activities into three days on my trip.
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  2. Week 56 - Tuesday

    by , October 22nd, 2013 at 01:38 PM (After a long rest)
    I woke up feeling pretty good again this morning. Todays workout was a recovery-ish long workout and by the end I was pretty beat. I will head back to the aquatic center after work for weights(today is leg day. Woohoo!!!).

    Todays workout does not look like much but it was long.

    4x(3x200 on 2.35 free, 4x100 IM on 1.30, 3x50 free on 30)
    400 warm down

    Total 5000scy

    I held about 2.15s on the 200s and felt comfortable after the first round which was tough. I guess I am used to a longer slower build up during warmup as oppossed to just jumping in and going. The IM's I held 1.12s and the 50 frees I just touched and turned and made the send off times.
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  3. No more empty pool Tuesdays and Thrusdays

    by , October 22nd, 2013 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The high school teams are back, yuck. Now my safe haven days are gone.

    I really need an endless pool so I can avoid the crowds and just keep one of my memberships. I have two right now one at the Y in Hinesville and the other in Savannah at the aquatic center. I wish the pools on base would open to the public, they don't get much use from what the kids I coach tell me.

    Today was a fly workout and during the middle of my set this boy jumps in my lane an proceeds down the middle of the pool. I stopped him and told him he was in the wrong lane. He said he over shot his lane. How do you do that?

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x200@4:00 fly w/zoomers as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim went 3:35, 3:27, 3:14, 3:07, 3:03
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@2:00 free w/snorkle EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  4. Monday, October 21, 2013 - A Double!

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 11:06 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    My morning swim: (11:00-11:55am)


    Warmup:

    200 Free
    200 Free Pull
    200 Free
    200 Free Pull
    (800/800)

    6 x 100 SDK w/ long fins @ 1:30 (held 1:10s)
    100 EZ to get blood back in my feet
    (700/1500)

    Main Set: from the first part of Laurie Hug's workout #1

    4 x 150 (Str/Free by 25s) @ 2:10 #1 Fly, #2 Back, #3 Breast, #4 Fly/Back/Breast
    3 x 125 Free @ 1:40
    2 x 100 IM @ 1:30
    1 x 75 Free Build
    (1250/2750)
    I broke off from Laurie's set at this point...tired.

    12 x 25 w/ long fins @ :30
    Odds Fly Fast, Evens Free EZ
    (300/3050)

    100 EZ

    ------------------
    3150 Yards

    Overall, this workout was just draining on me. Not sure if it was from the lack of good nutritious food I haven't been eating over the weekend, or trying to do an IM workout during a fairly crowded lap swim session. Everyone must've known the pool would be closed for emergency facility maintenance the rest of the week.

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    P.M. Workout (5:45-7:00pm)

    I decided to make the most of my day off from work, and get in another swim. Basically for the reason stated above, that the pool will be closed for the week. I do want to be in somewhat good shape leading into the Alumni Meet this weekend, and I guess I have a good drop taper out of the pool.

    I actually felt really really good in the pool tonight. Maybe from being previously warmed up, and maybe my spaghetti and sausage dinner in my stomach to give me some good energy, and a Mountain Dew "Kickstart" as well. <-- I guess that's Dew's version of energy drink. It's actually pretty good, and does have that kick to it, but doesn't have the $#!++y taste that a Monster or Red Bull has (this is only my opinion).

    Swam alongside the Teal Group, and the Splash Group from Velocity Swimming. Got to say hi to a bunch of parents from the team that I know too. I had the lap lane all to myself, with a public swim area on the other side of my lane as well.

    Warmup:

    400 Free
    12 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (:48-:50s)
    (1000/1000)

    4 x 200 IM @ 3:00, Desc. 1-4 (went 2:40, 2:40, 2:37, 2:31)
    100 EZ
    (900/1900)

    1 x 200 Free Pull @ 2:40 (went 2:21)
    1 x 150 Free Pull @ 2:00
    1 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20
    1 x 50 Free Pull @ :40
    1:00 rest
    1 x 200 Free Pull @ 2:30
    1 x 150 Free Pull @ 1:50 (went 1:45)
    1 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:15 (went 1:10)
    1 x 50 Free Pull @ :35
    (1000/2900)

    8 x 50 SDK w/ long fins @ :45 (5+ kicks underwater)
    (400/3300)

    16 x 25 - Odds Fly Fast @ :30, Evens Free EZ @ :40
    (400/3700)

    100 EZ

    -------------------------------
    3800 Yards

    Total for the day: 6950 Yards
  5. Crampy, Monday, Oct. 21

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 09:54 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    4 x 50 scull
    4 x 50 free, descend to 200 pace
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

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

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

    5 x (50 AFAP w/fins + 150 EZ) @ 5:00
    free, 22 high
    dolphin kick w/board, 24 high
    flutter kick w/board, 25 flat
    breast, 27 high
    backstroke kick, 23 high

    6 x 25 w/chute & paddles
    100 EZ

    3 x 25 w/chute -- dive off blocks and do 10 fast SDKs, cruise back
    100 EZ

    Total: 3675


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    Good grief, I had trouble getting this workout in. My energy was better today (though still coughing), but my calves just wouldn't cooperate. So I aborted lots of fast efforts when I cramped pushing off the wall or couldn't swim through it. I almost gave up on being able to get the fast 50s in, but the cramping ebbed a bit toward the end and when I kicked with a board. Hopefully, I will be able to go off the blocks tomorrow ... And hopefully my massage on Wed will help the besieged calves.
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  6. Monday 10/21/13

    Monday 10/21

    PM only SCY

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

    8x50 @ 1:00 odd: kick/drill, even: drill/swim I.M.O.
    8x25 @ :40 V.S.

    100 @ 2:00 I.M. (59.9)
    200 @ 4:00 I.M. (2:17.0)
    300 @ 6:00 I.M. (3:48.1)
    400 @ 7:30 I.M. (4:51.1)
    400 @ 7:00 N.S. FR (2:13/2:11 - 4:24)
    300 @ 5:00 FR (3:14.0)
    200 @ 3:30 FR (2:04.2)
    100 @ 2:00 FR (58.4)

    2x
    6x100 @ 1:15 pull w/ buoy + paddles breathe 4-6 by 50
    4x75 @ 1:45 kick 1st/3rd 25 under H2O FL w/ fins

    700 EZ

    Total: 6300

    I really felt like I had a case of the Mondays today. I was all over the place on the main set, which was really just a "make what you want of it" 1:1 rest ratio set. I tried to pull the trigger early on the 100 I.M. to get going, and then just felt like my arms and legs were made of lead the rest of the set. While the intervals provided lots of rest, what it also did was allow the lactic acid to just "bake" while I sat on the wall waiting to go. Hoping tomorrow feels a little better.
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  7. 10.21.13 - Monday workout #88

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 09:43 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Today was workout 88, our last one. Back to #1 tomorrow. Each of our workouts is 5000 yards. If you do one a day, you will swim 250 miles in 88 days.

    SCY

    600 warm up

    10 x 50 Fly - 1:00 (started @ 45 wanting to take this easy but ended up doing :40s eventually)
    4 x 75 Free - 1:00
    1 x 50 Free - :35
    4 x 75 Pull - 1:00
    1 x 50 Free - :35
    4 x 75 Free - 1:00
    1 x 50 Free - :35
    50 Easy
    Made these but it was tough with the heat. Was glad to get a pull in the middle.

    3 Rounds of:
    * 200 IM, up/down IM Kick - 3:30 (:15)
    * 200 IM, up/down IM Kick - 3:30 (:15)
    * 200 Pull - 3:00 (2:15, 2:10, 2:08)
    50 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 3 x 100 - 1:15
    * 1:00 Rest (took an extra minute due to 86 degree water temp)
    50 Easy

    6 x 50 Kick w/ fins - 1:00

    200 Cool down

    (5500 Total)
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  8. Workout 10/21/13: evening

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 08:51 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Busy weekend at work, but I had time for a jog yesterday before heading to work. 3.2 miles in about 33 minuets, the farthest I have run in over 10 years, and I am at the point where I don't need to stop. Great night at church last evening.

    After work today I relaxed a bit, and went for a swim at suppertime. My quads were a little sore, but loosened up after the warmup period:

    - 200 FR/200 BK/200 IM drill/ 4 x 50 b/c on :50

    kick swm pull kick swm (board, AP, buoy, board, AP)
    .050 100 200 050 100 with snorkel
    .100 150 300 100 150 with snorkel
    .050 100 200 050 100 back

    4 x 50 on 1:00, done as
    - 25 IMO FAST into
    - 25 skull

    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/3000 yds/55 min)
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    Good swim. I worked the kicking and the middle 100 on the pull segments. Playing with the notion of attempting another OW swim tomorrow, as well as perhaps an easy swim in the morning and then Masters tomorrow night.
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  9. 10|21|13 SCM

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 07:20 PM (Blog)
    WARMUP
    800 with fins
    • free, drills, back


    SPRINT
    6 x 25 on 1 hypoxic free WF
    • 13's

    10 x 25 on 1 free WF
    • evens: 12.5 AFAP/12.5 moderate with a breath
    • odds: 12.5 moderate with a breath/12.5 AFAP


    KICK
    10 x 25 on 1
    • 12.5 AFAP flutter/12.5 breast
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  10. Mon, Oct 21, 2013

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 09:14 AM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    Still achy from weights on Saturday - did a little kickboxing too & my legs are sore.

    600 back/free
    2 x 300 P with 30 sec rest between each
    300 K, 25 fast/25 mod
    100 easy
    8 x 150; 100 free, 25 back/25 breast on 2:20
    100 easy
    8 x 25 (D, 4-cycle, S) @ :30
    200 easy
    4 x 150 IM twitch on 2:15 w/zoomers
    200 easy
    Total: 4200

    Just could not get up and sprint today, even with zoomers on
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  11. Week 56 - Monday

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 08:17 AM (After a long rest)
    I woke feeling pretty good this morning and other than one set felt good today. TOdays practice followed the long yardage theme from last week and mixed in some more intensity as I had hoped we would not but in the back of my mind knew we would this week.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 45

    Main set
    6x400 on 4.40 pull with paddles
    8x150 free on 1.45
    50 easy
    10x50 kick on 55

    Warm down
    300 with snorkel long stroke working turns

    Total 5150scy

    I held 4.10-4.15s on the 400s. The 8x150s were hard switching from aerobic to fast swimming. I was holding 1.35s on the 150s but they hurt. I worked the kick and held 40s throughout.

    My daughter has a meet on 9-10th Nov but I may be able to swing a quick trip to Houston to do the 1500scm. Patrick got me thinking about trying to do a quick 1500 for a Fina ranking. My wife thinks I am nuts but oh well. I should know how this will work out once they post the event doc for her meet so I can figure out if it's doable or not time wise.
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  12. The old lady showed up today but the middle aged one left

    by , October 21st, 2013 at 07:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I was bent over and in pain this morning. It was a fall in the water as an old lady and come out a middle aged lady kind of day. Still somewhat sore from all of my meets too. I did manage to get some good yardage in and loosen my back.

    500 free every 3rd lap 1 arm fly
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:22's
    200 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers over accentuate the undulation motion
    10x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:23's
    100 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers over accentuate the undulation motion
    200 free w/snorkle
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3700 yards
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  13. Friday, Oct 18th

    by , October 20th, 2013 at 08:37 PM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    Yesterday: weights & then 45 min in the pool to loosen up - around 2500yds
    Today, actually got there early enough to do arm swings before warm up.

    400 back/free
    400 P
    200 breaststroke kick
    100 easy
    Three times through:
    200 @ 2:40
    150 @ 2:00
    100 @ 1:20
    50 hard
    1min rest; first time swim, second pull, last time w/zoomers
    100 easy
    16 x 50 @ 1:00; 4 free; 4 kick; 4 stroke; 4 kick
    200 easy
    500 Pull w/snorkel
    500 breast free
    Total:4700

    Trying to figure out how to WORK every swim like a race, so that I'm increasing the time I spend at race pace - which is why on the main set I used paddles & then zoomers on sets 2 & 3 - gave myself enough rest that I could then go the second distance hard as well. I wasn't as happy with my swim as I would have liked - the young lady in my lane should have been two or three lanes over - she is plenty fast - but is new to our team & doesn't know the others, so swims with the old ladies I guess because she knows we'll be nice to her - some of the kids are so darn cliquish - it's a shame. She'll probably earn their friendship as she earns their respect by beating them in the meet. Anyway - couldn't keep up with her, but at least she didn't lap me!!
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  14. Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:40-2:45pm

    by , October 20th, 2013 at 06:53 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Enjoying my first day off from work over the past 12-13 days or so. I actually have two days off...today and Monday too, and half of Tuesday since I don't actually start work till 2:30pm. That's almost a full vacation!

    I thought up today's main set from something I saw the Tri Cities kids doing that were going to Senior Zones last summer between the prelims and finals of the LC Champs age group meet.


    Warmup:

    500 Free
    5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20
    (1000/1000)

    Kick Set w/ long fins:

    4 Rounds:
    • 50 SDK on back@ :45
    • 50 SDK on back @ :40
    • 50 SDK on back @ :35 (this was basically touch, look at the clock, and go!)


    100 EZ
    (700/1700)

    Main Set:

    8 Rounds of:
    • 100 Free @ 1:20
    • 50 Free @ :45 (1/2 the 100 interval plus :05)
    • 50 Free @ :40 (1/2 the 100 interval)
    • 50 Free @ :35 (1/2 the 100 interval minus :05)

    (2000/3700)
    I did the first 4 rounds, then took 1 minute rest, put on paddles and buoy and continued the last 4 rounds.
    As I mentioned above, the kids were doing this long course on a 1:30/100 interval...and cruising it. My SCY at 1:20/100 is basically the same, yet I wasn't exactly cruising it. It wasn't truly "hard", but it wasn't a walk in the park either.

    100 EZ

    100 Fly (was going to be a 400 IM, but...)
    went 1:07

    100 EZ and out

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    4000 Yards

    I've got my Alumni Meet at Linfield College coming up this next Saturday. I haven't really done anything race-like in a while, basically a lot of aerobic stuff at the pool during lap swims. We'll see what I have. I may pull out my full leg suit, and may bring along my short fins for the 50 Free (and any backstroke I might do). I do possibly have a 200 Fly gridge set-up with an unknown amount of undergrads...I've been doing some talking with the coach, hopefully "my mouth didn't overload my butt". - to quote my father.
  15. 10|20|13 SCM 22 minutes

    by , October 20th, 2013 at 03:38 PM (Blog)
    WARMUP
    10 x 50 on 1:00 free with fins
    • 47, 45, 43, 37, 35, 35, 34, 35, 35, 34


    TURN DRILL
    30 x 15.5M on 0:20
    • dolphin kick at least once off turn



    Could not swim on Friday or Saturday because I spent the time replacing the steering rack assembly on my wifes car. There was 190,000 miles of built up crud from oil, dirt, and lube from leaking CV joint and steering pinion boots. The rack itself was about the price of a new tech jammer, but I saved over $1k by doing it myself and trust my work. Also aligned the front end by eye which turned out good.
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  16. Sat., Oct. 19

    by , October 20th, 2013 at 10:57 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim @ Sewickley Y

    Met up with Jim and Water Rat at the Y to do a workout of Jim's design.

    700 warm up

    3 x (4 x 150)
    R1 @ 2:20
    R2 @ 2:10
    R3 @ 2:00

    I did free on round one and backstroke kick with fins on round 2. On round 3, I opted to do strong 100s. Did 2 flutter kick with board & fins and 2 backstroke kick, holding 1:00 or under. Mark was holding some very fast free times.

    50 EZ

    6 x (75 EZ @ 1l15 + 25 AFAP @ :45)
    -- I cramped on the first 3 AFAP efforts and had to shut them down, likely from all the kicking. The last 3 I pushed off very gently and did breaststroke.

    100 EZ

    Total: 2950


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    I had meant to just cruise today, but ended up with a mostly aerobic workout, which was fine. I'm going to take today off and be lazy. Poor Jimby is suffering from a similar malaise and so was one of my dinner guests. Nasty virus going around.

    Jim was regaling us with tales of his interview with Brent Rushall of USD fame. Coming soon to Swimmer magazine! Among other tidbits, Rushall does agree that deeper pools are faster (yes!) and that toys are unnecessary (no!).

    Updated October 20th, 2013 at 11:18 AM by The Fortress

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  17. Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:00-11:30am

    by , October 19th, 2013 at 03:58 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Well, at least I got in the pool to keep the chlorine smell fresh in my sweat.

    I just wasn't in the mood to swim too much today, but felt strong in the water, despite working all night long.

    10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (1:10-1:15)

    5 Rounds of:
    • 125 Free Pull @ 1:30
    • 75 Free Pull EZ @ 1:15


    2000 Yards and out
  18. Friday 10/18/13

    Friday 10/18

    AM only SCY

    AM swim:

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

    5x100 @ 1:20 smooth D1-5 (1:09, 1:07, 1:03, 1:01, :58)
    8x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    2x
    4x75 @ :50 AE
    4x50 @ :45 200 PACE
    100 EZ

    300 swim every 3rd 25 scull
    6x50 @ 2:30 AFAP w/ fins + paddles

    300 EZ

    Total: 3900

    Tough practice this morning. Everything felt labored. The first 4x50 I did FL and went 29.8, 30.1, 30.1, 30.9 and the second round I did FR and went 28.0, 27.9, 27.9, 27.5. With the team out of town this weekend at a meet, I am hoping a day or two rest will do me some good. My whole body, especially my legs, are in need of some R and R.
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  19. Friday, Oct. 18

    by , October 19th, 2013 at 10:46 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    4 x 50 scull @ :10 RI
    4 x 50 DPS free @ :55
    3 x (4 x 25 shooters + 25 EZ) @ :45
    75 EZ

    Main Sets:

    5 x (25 fast flutter kick + 25 EZ)
    100 EZ

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    -- 4 SDK, 4 flutter
    100 EZ

    3 x (25 AFAP free w/fins + 75 EZ), 10s

    1 x 25 AFAP backstroke -- the touchpads were in, couldn't resist
    125 EZ

    1 x 50 fast free @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ @ 1:00
    1 x fast 50 free @ 1:00
    2 x 50 EZ @ 1:00
    1 x fast 50 free @ 1:00
    3 x 50 EZ @ 1:00]
    1 x fast 50 free @ 1:00
    4 x 50 EZ @ 1:00

    -- wanted to do another round, but they were having a meet at Pitt, so had to get out

    Total: 3300

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    Pretty tired after that effort and fast 50s are still hard. Just going to do a slow recovery swim tomorrow or Sunday. And I need a massage! My calves have really been cramping my last few workouts. I did hit the foam roller and did some stretching for 20 minutes later in the afternoon.

    Updated October 19th, 2013 at 06:26 PM by The Fortress

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  20. Week 55 - Saturday

    by , October 19th, 2013 at 10:33 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a good nights sleep last night and felt pretty good today. My wife's grandmother went home today so my wife was up earlier than me for a change(she was not terribly happy about getting up early). Turnout was light at the pool and the workout was very long, but pretty straight forward. Due to a high school meet I had to cut the workout a little short and it should have been a 5200scy swim but ended up at 4600scy, making Just under 32k for the week.

    Warmup
    4x400 with snorkel on 5mins

    Main set
    8x200 pull on 2.20 descend 1-4,5-8
    1000 with fins on 10mins working turns

    Warm down
    500 swum alternating 100s back and free

    Total 4600scy

    on the 200s I descended from 2.06 to 2mins on the first round and 2.07 to 1.58 on the second round. I was a little light headed on the second round for some reason. I was a little off time wise on the 1000 but worked the turns.

    Next week is likely to be a big yardage week also since we are in a long yardage cycle, but based on how I felt this week I hope we don't up the intensity or I may have some real challenges next week. At least I am in Dallas all week and get to sleep in my own bed.
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