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  1. Thu Mar 31st, 2011 One day Till Zones, psych sheet out

    by , March 31st, 2011 at 01:12 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Mar 31st, 2011

    Edited SFF Tip [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?p=196569#post196569"]GRIND IT IN[/ame]

    1 day til Zones, 28 days til Nats
    working on:
    losing weight, (not doing so well)
    getting stronger in the weight room &
    faster in the pool.

    2011 South Central Zone Championships Psych Sheet219 Athletes from 38 Teams

    Friday warm-ups @ 1500
    Check-in for the 1650 @ 1530
    Check-in for the 400 I-M @ 1630
    Meet begins at 1600

    Entries:
    Fri 1650 fr, 400 IM
    Sat 500 fr, 200 bk, 100 fr, 200 br
    Sun 1000 fr, 50 fr, 200 IM, 50 fl

    Nats Entries
    Fri Apr 29, 11 400 IM 6th Event, 50 FL
    Sat Apr 30, 11 100 IM, 50 Br
    Sun May 1, 11 500 Fr, 200 IM


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    thighs still hurt a bit

    Weights
    Lifted this morning

    Whitney Coached
    UT, scy main pool
    6:30 - 8:00
    dove in on around 6:45
    trained with Ritchie, Michael, & Ned
    beside Nate, Larry, Jim, Tyler,
    wore FS pro legs

    WARM UP
    missed it

    Main SET:

    assigned 4 x 400 free desc
    did: 400 fr easy, skipped 2 400's, 400 fr faster

    8 x 25 on 30

    assigned 4 x 200 fr on 2:30 desc
    did 200 fr easy, 200 fr easy speed went 2:04ish

    8 x 25

    assigned 4 x 100 fr on 1:15
    did 100 fr easy, skip 2, 100 fr easy speed

    8 x 25

    5 x (25 fr fast from dive desc, 75 fr easy, rest 1:00) on 3:00
    went 10.1 on #5
    whitney timed


    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    2011 South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX
    Days Till
    Entered:
    Fri 1650 fr, 400 IM
    Sat 500 fr, 200 bk, 100 fr, 200 br
    Sun 1000 fr, 50 fr, 200 IM, 50 fl


    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events
    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

    Updated March 31st, 2011 at 01:57 PM by ande

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    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  2. Wednesday, 3/31/00

    by , March 31st, 2011 at 11:55 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    Warm up (850)
    300 swim
    200 kick
    Pull: 7 x 50 4 - Free on 55, 3 - back on 1:00

    Main Set (300)
    2 x ( 2 x 50 free on 1:00 build to sprint + 1 x 50 fast back on 1:00 - beat 35 sec)
    - free around 36-37, 1st back I saw 39 on clock, 2nd saw 37

    Snorkel (600)
    4 x 150/15sr 2 pull, 1 drill/swim, 1 swim
    - these were around 2:10-2:15 except the drill one which was around 2:20

    Swim (600)
    6 x 100 swim
    100 on 1:40 - 100 on 1:38 - 100 on 1:36 - 100 on 1:34 - 100 on 1:32 - 100 on 1:30
    - averaged 1:20 on these

    Warm down (400)
    400 as 50 drill - 50 swim


    Total: 2750 yards
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  3. Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 31st, 2011 at 10:23 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    300 Free Pull
    100 Free Kick

    12 x 75 (25 Kick w/ board, 50 Free) @ 1:05

    1 x 200 Fly from a push - went 2:19, felt so-so on it. Was getting waves from all the others in adjacent lanes doing their 200 Flys also.

    100 EZ

    10 x 50 Back @ 1:00
    did 8 SDKs on each length, easy swim
    The last 2 did 8 SDKs with fast backstroke (went :34, :35)

    100 EZ
    ---------------
    2300 Yards
    Also threw in 45 minutes of the Core Synergies P90X DVD last night...funfunfun!

    I'm excited about Mesa now that the psych sheets are up. There's some fast 30 year olds in my group - wow!
    Saturday @ Mesa:
    200 Fly - seed 7th - 2:04.71
    100 Back - seed 15th - 1:01.38
    200 Free - seed 9th - 1:52.52
    Sunday:
    500 Free - seed 7th - 5:05.74
    100 Fly - seed 10th - 55.39
    200 IM - seed 10th - 2:06.33
    This is going to be fun! I can't wait.

    Updated March 31st, 2011 at 12:02 PM by jaadams1

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  4. MATT Thursday Workout

    by , March 31st, 2011 at 10:18 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    SCY

    400 Warm up

    3 times through
    * 4x75 - 1:00
    * 1x200 - 2:30
    * 6x25 - :40 easy/hard 2 fly, 2 bk, 2 br
    100 Easy

    Finishing the 200 on a 1:15 pace and turning around to do fly was no treat but the 25s were a good recovery for the next round.

    1000 - 15:00
    Open turns every 100 yds. If ahead of the 1:30 pace, substitute 25 kick for 25 free. If behind, substitute 25 free for 25 kick.
    100 Easy

    4x50 - :50 IM down/free back
    4x50 - 1:10 IM Kick down/free back
    4x50 - :50 IM down/free back
    4x50 - 1:10 IM Kick down/free back
    4x50 - :50 IM down/free back

    100 Cool down

    (4650 Total)
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  5. Day 23 of no chocolate . . .

    by , March 31st, 2011 at 08:48 AM (Why I swim . . .)
    Today I am going to swim to take my mind off of these cravings I'm surprised at how strong they are after three full weeks of no chocolate!!!

    Also swimming to loosen up for the 10K race I'm doing with my boyfriend Adam on Saturday. It's his first-ever 10K and second-ever race (other was a 5K). So proud of him for training! We're shooting for close to a 48 but probably under 50 in the lower 49s.

    You can read about the race here:http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/10k/10k.htm

    It's the largest 10K in the country - expecting 10,000 participants this year. And how about VCU in the Final Four this year?!?! The 10K in Richmond, VA is the morning of the semifinal game and is turning into a Rampede/pep rally.
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  6. Oh that tired feeling

    by , March 31st, 2011 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had a neighbor ringing the doorbell at 2:30am needing to use the phone. I should have just slept thru it since tonight I have to work. YUCK.

    1000 Free as 50,100,150,200,200,150,100,50 around the second 200 my back suddenly spasmed but I swam thru it and it eventually loosened up
    5x100@1:40 Back kick w/fins held 1:30's
    5x100@1:40 Back w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/50 swim
    8x50 from a dive 15 meter breakouts for each event doing at Nationals
    200 Free w/snorkle
    100 Drills w/snorkle
    100 Free w/snorkle
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  7. Wednesday, March 30

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 08:07 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands, 65 minutes:

    No weights (except the bar) or machines -- just as hard though!

    rotator cuff exercises
    flutter kicks on bosu, 4 x 50
    power wheel roll outs, 3 x 15
    power wheel pike ups, 3 x 10
    long arm crunches, 2 x 50
    inverse row w/elevated feet, 3 x 10
    overhead squats, 45 x 2 x 10
    squat jumps with bar, 45 x 2 x 10
    P90X mary katherine lunges, 3 x 10*
    twisting med ball slams, 2 x 10
    med ball floor slams, 2 x 10

    * Named after Molly Shannon's deranged, armpit-sniffing Catholic schoolgirl character on SNL, this involves doing a forward lunge and then leaping straight up and landing in the opposite lunge position.


    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    650 various

    10 x 25 shooters
    odds = back
    evens = belly

    10 x 25
    odds = easy speed fly (felt dreadful)
    evens =EZ

    Speed work:

    5 x 10 second AFAP vertical dolphin kick w/fins and med ball, holding med ball in streamline position overhead @ 1:00

    100 EZ

    5 x 50 dolphin kick w/board @ 1:15
    25 AFAP, 25 EZ

    100 EZ

    5 x 50 @ 1:30
    25 AFAP free w/fins (trying to hold head still)
    25EZ

    100 EZ

    4 x 50, 15 burst + 35 cruise
    2 back spin drill, 2 fast doggy paddle drill

    100 EZ

    Total: 2250

    Hottub, 20-25 minutes

    -- I was chatting with Cage Fighter the whole time. He is still training with the FISH, but doing more sprint work. He may compete at Zones. He chatted with Kate Ziegler over winter break and she told him she was training quite differently with FAST. Lots of fast 50 and fast 100s in addition to the usual mid-D and D pace work. We also chatted about a former buddy of Fort Son's who was recruited to swim at Columbia, got up there in the fall and promptly quit: burnout from Ray Beneke's program.

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

    Commentary:

    I am a little off my usual weekly micro cycle, having done yoga on Tuesday and anaerobic dryland + speed work today. That's fine, but I won't be able to rip it up tomorrow with Speedo. I contemplated doing the 10 x 50 @ 1:00 lactate set today, but decided no. I'm just too sore and tired from ramping it up after taper so quickly. Must do one soon. Or I'll really be lazy sprinter.

    Fort Son got his official acceptance letter on line today!

    Updated March 30th, 2011 at 10:18 PM by The Fortress

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  8. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -03/31/11

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 02:12 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest Workout (two weeks out)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 250 4:15
    5 X 100 1:30

    4 X 200 free 3:20
    Fins optional

    6 X 50 kick 1:15
    1 X 100 easy swim

    5 X 100 2:15
    Choice. Swim @ 85/90%

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

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    Distance swimmers: (optional)
    1 X 1000 swim or pull

    3050/4050Y
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  9. Day One

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 01:33 PM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Went to my first meet in years and years this weekend. Did ok, I guess - mostly hit my entry times, which is rather sad, considering that I thought I was being very generous with my times when I entered, and hoped I could go faster! I think I have forgotten how to race!! Surely I can go faster than I did! Had a lot of fun meeting new people, and it was nice to get out of Tallahassee for the weekend & shop in Atlanta!! Came home with 5 new tops! And got David a new suit, too!

    Anyways, the meet was very humbling, and I realize (have been realizing for quite some time now) that I need more of a challenge in the morning than I can give myself on my own. So I paid my fees to US swimming & started swimming with ATAC this morning. Only did 4100 LCM, but my arms are definitely tired - I'm not used to going so hard for so much of the workout! And we don't get a draft, because we leave 10 seconds behind each other! (If I had known that, I might not have joined!! A draft is what I was looking for!!) No fins either, unless he tells you you can wear them, so I actually had to kick with only my two little feet - no toys!

    OH! Forgot - got my first PRP injection on Monday (so no swimming on Tuesday) and my elbow is feeling soooo much better already! I thought I was going to have to chop my arm off after the injection, it was pretty intense for several hours there, but definitely worth it!!

    So workout for today:

    600 Back/Free by 50's
    6 x 100 pull (no paddles) on the 1:40
    300 kick (no fins)
    4 x : 100 on 1:40, 2 x 50 stroke on :50, 2 x 25 "4-arm sprint"
    100 EZ
    1200 pull (no paddles) steady state
    2 x : 100 free, 2 x 50 kick

    Total: 4100 LCM

    Updated March 31st, 2011 at 07:14 PM by Celestial

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  10. Training thoughts

    I had a good workout at Riverbank this morning with just one swim buddy. I took an unscheduled off day yesterday after struggling through Mondayís workout, and what a difference it madeótoday I felt light in the water, and was finding some good speed with seemingly minimal effort. Hereís what I did:

    900 lcm warmup

    8 x 150 @ 2:35ish: odds FR/K/FR, evens FR/ST/FR IM order (but last one with FL instead of FR)

    6 x 50 (25 ST sprint / 25 easy FR) @ 1:10, 2 each of FL, BK, BR
    :30 rest
    400 IM easy/moderate @ 7:00
    :30 rest
    4 x 100 FR desc. @ 1:45 [1:30 > 1:21]
    :30 rest
    500 FR @ 7:30

    300 kick moderate

    400 FR with various combinations of snorkel/buoy/paddles

    200 warmdown + play

    All the stuff on the forums and various blogs about the right sort of training has made me think about my training for the next few months. I want to keep my volume fairly high to prepare for OW eventsóIíve been averaging about 22K/week so far this year, and maybe want to up that a bit. I wonít be focused on meet swimming again until late summer at the soonest, (although I am doing local meets as they come up as speed workouts/occasions to socialize). I do want to include enough speed work in my training in the meantime so that I donít feel as though Iím starting from scratch when I switch back to meet-focused swimming.

    My solution so far has been to try to get in at 1-2 sets a week where I do some all-out short sprintingóat least 2 x 50, or 4 x 25, or 6 x 12.5. Iím hoping that this will be enough to preserve the neural pathways/muscle recruitment/lactic acid production aspects of sprinting while Iím training for distance. It also leaves my body feeling fresh enough to swim the rest of a longer workout, as I did this morning, and to come back to the pool the next day for more. Iím not doing any longer hard sprint sets that leave my body feeling semi-devastated. The rest of my training is mostly basic aerobic work and threshold training.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with all this? Specifically, Iím hoping to swim either Auburn nats in early August or another LC meet in late August.
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  11. Taper Day 2 for Y Nationals

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 11:59 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Whereas yesterday's workout was a little more distance focused, today's workout focused on speed work. Here's what we did:

    400 Warm-Up
    2 x 100 Drill Cycle on 2;15 (I did 1st free, 2nd fly)
    4 x 25 Power Stroke on 1:00
    10 x 75 Free on 1:30 Fast as possible average
    1 x 50 Free Easy on 1:00
    8 x 25 Sprint on 1:00
    ****** National Swimmers Get Out
    1 x 400 Free on 7:00 (even pace)
    1 x 300 Free on 5:00 (fast pace)
    1 x 200 Free on 3:15 (faster pace)
    1 x 100 Free on 1:40 (fastest pace)
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Yards - 3100

    My total for today ended up being 2100 yards. As my cool-down after the 8 x 25 sprints, I did a 300 kick (some of which was devoted to breaststroke) and a 100 free.

    As far as the workout goes, I did the 8 x 25 sprints as odd: free (was holding :15s) and even: fly (was holding :16-17s). Not too shabby on the fly. Did as 3 strokes per breath and it seemed to work really well. Need to remember that rhythm for my 50 Fly at Y Nats.

    For the 10 x 75s Free, I probably averaged :57s, which is okay for me. None of the 75s were over 1:00 and I actually had two :55 or faster. Didn't think that was too shabby!

    So, Day 2 of the taper plan is in the books. Felt pretty good in the water today - smooth and strong. My legs were a bit tired, but these new fins (positive drive) are so much more intense than the shorter fins I've been using. Fun though... now if I could only figure out breaststroke.

    Of course, as I write this, I am grumbling... actually, what I'm thinking is . It's snowing...can you believe it?! I can't tell you how ready I am for spring. Big flakes too! grumble, grumble, grumble. I tell you what... if it's snowing in Ft. Lauderdale....

    If you are somewhere warm today, send it to Indiana - and enjoy your swims!
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  12. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 5:00am

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 11:48 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Pull
    100 Dolphin Kick on surface

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:15 (1:05, 1:08, 1:08, 1:06, 1:05)
    4 x 100 IM @ 1:35 (held between 1:15-1:20)
    100 EZ Free

    8 x 50 SDK on back with zoomers 1/2way underwater each length @ 1:00

    2 x 50 Fly 1st one relaxed, 2nd one faster

    400 IM broken by 25s
    odd 25s easy w/ :10 rest
    even 25s sprint w/ :20 rest

    100 EZ Free

    50 Free AFAP from a push (went :26)
    ----------------
    2550 Yards
  13. Wed Mar 30th, 2011 LCM for the first time in a long time

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 11:08 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Mar 30th, 2011

    not fond of tapering, I'd rather train hard


    a few new SFF Tips

    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=239494&postcount=1609"]The ideal way to finish a BREASTROKE RACE[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=239593&postcount=1610"]What Suits are legal for USMS pool competitions in 2011?[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=239728&postcount=1611"]Go On a Vision Quest[/ame]


    got a late start this morning, left home around 6:15, need to leave at 5:45 to arrive on time in decent traffic


    2 days til Zones, 29 days til Nats
    working on:
    losing weight, (not doing so well)
    getting stronger in the weight room &
    faster in the pool.

    Zones Entries:
    Fri 1650 fr, 400 IM
    Sat 500 fr, 200 bk, 100 fr, 200 br
    Sun 1000 fr, 50 fr, 200 IM, 50 fl

    Nats Entries
    Fri Apr 29, 11 400 IM 6th Event, 50 FL
    Sat Apr 30, 11 100 IM, 50 Br
    Sun May 1, 11 500 Fr, 200 IM


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    thighs still hurt, did not do any leg weights.



    Whitney Coached
    UT, LCM main pool
    6:30 - 8:00
    dove in on around 7:20
    trained beside marcio, mike, tyler, kristyne, mark, paul, kelly, ritchie, & larry
    wore FS 1 jammer


    WARM UP
    missed it

    Main SET:

    400 freestyle

    4 x 200 IM drilled the fly

    50 fr build

    50 fr easy

    50 fr build

    50 fr easy

    50 fr build


    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    2011 South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX
    Days Till
    Entered:
    Fri 1650 fr, 400 IM
    Sat 500 fr, 200 bk, 100 fr, 200 br
    Sun 1000 fr, 50 fr, 200 IM, 50 fl


    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events
    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

    Updated March 30th, 2011 at 11:18 AM by ande

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  14. MATT Wednesday Workout

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 09:14 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Lots of fly today. Eventually I'll get it and these sets won't be so difficult.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 x 100 - 1:25 1st 25 Fly
    4 x 100 - 1:30 1st 50 Fly
    4 x 100 - 1:35 1st 75 Fly
    4 x 100 Fly - 1:40
    50 Easy
    I did 0 Fly, 25 Fly, 50 Fly, 100 Fly w/ fins

    4 x 75 - 1:00
    4 x 75 - 1:05 1st 25 Fly
    4 x 75 - 1:10 1st 50 Fly
    4 x 75 Fly - 1:15
    I did 0 Fly, 0 Fly, 25 Fly, 50 Fly

    4 x 75 Kick - 1:15
    4 x 75 Kick - 1:15 1st 25 Fly
    4 x 75 Kick - 1:20 1st 50 Fly
    4 x 75 Fly - 1:25
    I stuck with this one until my knee started giving out (breast stroke kick). Took a couple 50s off but finished strong with 4x75 fly. Had a good bit of rest on each one also.

    200 Cool Down

    (4850 Total)
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  15. Tuesday, March 29

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 08:04 AM (Keepin Track 2010)
    I am still sick with a nasty tail end of a cold and sinus infection. I had planned to get started on my season end planner from last year, but the body is having to hold back. I wondered all thru workout tonight whether going thru the motions is still better than taking the day off. Fred said my free looked wrong and my br was listing to the left. I need to move my left arm catch out about 6 inches.

    I started leading our lane as the regular leaders were gone, but even though i didn't feel like my heart rate was elevating, i obviously wasn't swimming very fast. The guys in the next lane were way ahead. 10 seconds or so. I couldn't keep up. Was discouraging. 2400 main set is right on last years target. Did it differently though. Last year was 125's

    WU
    2x50FR drill
    200 Kick with fins

    4x4x150, 50 easy back
    1st set 2:15 (1:30 base +10sec)
    2nd set 2:10 (1:30 base plus 5 sec)
    3rd set 2:05 (1:30 base)
    4th set 2:00 (1:30 base minus 5 sec)

    easy 50

    4x75 kick with fins. underwater till the 3rd light

    SPEC
    2x100 Pull
    2x100 Kick
    4x50 swim

    WD

    4100
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  16. Monday March 28

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 08:00 AM (Keepin Track 2010)
    Weights
    2xsets one heavy one medium
    stretch
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  17. One of those days

    by , March 30th, 2011 at 07:16 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    felt good for a while then just felt like garbage.

    10x100@1:45 Free long and loose
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@1:30 Free w/bouy only went 1:24's
    100 easy free
    8x50 from dive 2 of each stroke breakouts for 15 meters then shut down for easy free
    4x100@:10R Free w/snorkle odds swim evens kick streamline
    100 free easy

    Total 3000 yards
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  18. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:30pm @ Y

    by , March 29th, 2011 at 11:08 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Went for Part 2 of my workout tonight. Need to build up a little yardage in the next 2-3 weeks before I start my taper for Nationals. Still have the NW Zone Meet April 9th on my schedule too.

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 IM Drill
    100 Kick
    200 Free Pull

    350 Free @ 4:40 (went 4:05)
    2 x 50 (1 Fly, 1 Back) @ 1:00
    300 Free @ 4:00 (3:30)
    2 x 50 (1 Fly, 1 Back) @ 1:00
    250 Free @ 3:20 (2:50)
    2 x 50 (1 Fly, 1 Back) @ 1:00

    100 Kick

    8 x 50 Free @ :45 (held :31s)

    8 x 25 Fly @ :30 (held :15s)

    100 EZ
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    2700 Yards + 2400 from the morning = 5100 Yards
  19. 8 Bridges

    Though my blog has been idle, don't think that I haven't been hard at work putting together another mid-life crisis swim season. www.8bridges.org will be the first event of the season. I've wanted to do this swim for quite a few years, but to be honest, the planning is exhausting and I didn't have enough knowledge about all the many factors until now. Still, the process of applying for a marine event permit is mysterious, and I'm learning that just filling in all the blanks on the applications is only enough to get in the door... not invited to the table. I did get said application in on time (135 days prior to event) but still need to follow up with a detailed safety plan and a more accurate timeline; especially for the last two stages where we will be swimming through a busy commercial zone.

    Rondi has been incredibly helpful and enthusiastic, and we now have an all-star team coming together to provide support and information.
    Salme, a grad student at The Stevens Institute http://www.stevens.edu/sit/, is working on the swim model. We are scheduling a couple of test stages in the spring to check our pace predictions. Most importantly, we need to know if we (mainly I) can cover the distance of each leg during the ebb or if I will have to start earlier and swim against the end of the flood for a couple of hours.

    John Lipscomb, captain for Riverkeeper, just gave a talk on the water quality of the Hudson River. Rondi and I attended. I was pleased to learn that most of the problem spots are rather localized, and though is no way to guarantee that we won't encounter areas of elevated pathogens, we can certainly make some evasive maneuvers that will give us the best odds of traveling through clean water.

    I just had a long conversation with Captain Greg of http://launch5.org/ . It looks like we have a cracker jack pilot and safety boat! (huge sigh of relief!)

    yeah, yeah, yeah...... been swimming too. I attended the OW safety conference in SF. A great event. I didn't take any notes because they promised to post video of all the discussions on the USMS site, but it was great to see so many old friends and make a few new ones. I didn't get banned from anything.

    I was able (with the help of Leslie Thomas of http://swim-art.com/ ) to put together a little 5k swim from the Golden Gate to Aquatic Park. Brisk 53 degree water and joined by forumites Robbie D, Chicken of the Sea, Ourswimmer, E=H2O and (non-forumites) Cristian, Nico, Charlotte, Willie + Julie on the boat and 4 kayaks and 2 zodiaks made for a nice pre conference splash.

    ......and I got to meet Ahelee too!
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  20. Tuesday, March 29

    by , March 29th, 2011 at 04:32 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Bikram Yoga, 90 minutes:

    Ack, today seemed really hard. I'm not yet re-adjusted to the heat, and my heart rate was elevated the entire time. That's the bulk of my aerobic work for the week! I feel nice and loose though. There's just the little problem that I don't feel like moving from the couch. When you're not used to it, bikram saps an enormous amount of energy.

    Off to help my Lil Fort study for some tests.

    Weights and swimming tomorrow. I have no idea if there is any validity to this thought, but I like to combine high intensity weights with high intensity swimming in the same day.

    I've booked flights & hotel for Canadian Nats. Now I need to enter the meet.

    Vertical Dolphin Kick Variations:

    http://www.goswim.tv/entries/6235/al...m_medium=email

    Updated March 29th, 2011 at 05:39 PM by The Fortress

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