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  1. Tue Feb 22, 2011 IM Day

    by , February 22nd, 2011 at 09:36 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Feb 22, 2011 IM Day

    The 2011 Big 12 Men's & Womens Swimming and Diving Championships are
    Wed Feb 23 - Sat Feb 26 at the
    UT Swim Center where I train
    RESULTS


    got this email from Whitney on the 18th
    Subject: [txla-masters] master's schedule due to Big 12 Meet at UT

    Here are your practices next week (don’t shoot the messenger)!

    Mon (2/21)- 5:15 - 6:30am; 12 - 1:15pm

    Tue (2/22) 6:30 - 8am; 12-1:15 pm; NO PM

    Wed (2/23) 5:30-7am; NO NOON

    Thu Fri NONE

    Sat (2/26) at Dick Nichols 7:00-8:30am

    Sun 12 -1 :15 pm
    (the women’s last chance meet may be going on)


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    Whitney Coached
    UT, SCY diving well & Center course
    6:30 to 8:00 dove in around 6:35
    trained with Tyler, Mike, Chris, & marcio
    beside Larry, Neal, Max & Larry
    wore worn out FS PRO jammers

    WARM UP

    assigned 1000
    did around 600

    Main SET:

    600 IM done 50 k, 25 r 25 l, 50 sw

    4 x 25 k fast

    600 breathe every 5

    4 x 50 fast

    600 IM swim with fins, didn't wear fins

    4 x 75 fast done fl, bk, br

    600 fr neg split

    4 x 100 IM on 2:00 desc

    skipped the last set, thought I had a meeting


    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX
    Days Till


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

    Updated February 22nd, 2011 at 09:44 AM by ande

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  2. MATT Tuesday Workout

    by , February 22nd, 2011 at 08:29 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    scy

    400 Warm-up

    4 times through
    * 25 Kick - :30
    * 50 Free/Fly - :45
    * 75 Kick/Free - 1:15
    * 25 Back/75 Free - 1:30
    100 Free - 1:25
    100 Free - 1:20
    100 Free - 1:15

    100 Easy

    5 x 200 IM - 3:30
    1 x 100 Stroke - 2:00
    1 x 200 IM - 3:00
    1 x 300 Free - 4:00

    150 Cool Down

    (3550 Total)
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  3. Fast pool and fast practice

    by , February 22nd, 2011 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Good workout today. Glad to be back in the water. I hate the fact my normal pool closes on government holidays. That is the time most people want to actually use the pool.

    10x100@1:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd lap moderate
    10x100@1:45 Fly w/fins as 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 kick/25 fast
    10x100 Free w/paddles & bouy #1-4@1:30, #5-7@1:25, #8-9@1:20, #10@1:15 made all but the last went 1:25, 1:25, 1:25, 1:24, 1:19, 1:20, 1:18, 1:17, 1:18, 1:16
    500 Free easy every 3rd lap 1 arm fly

    Total 4000 yards
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  4. Another Good Morning!!

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 08:51 PM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    4 x 300, 200 free, 50 back/50 breast
    4 x 200, 50 kick/50 swim
    4 x 150 IM (first two were IM twitch)
    4 x 100
    4 x 50
    4 x 50
    100 breast


    Total: 3600


    This was rather grueling - despite the fact that I didn't really use intervals - I'm just not prepared to do long course yet. I am committed to going MWF for the next several weeks to get used to it though, and then in about 2-3 weeks, I will start working on going on what I think would be an acceptable interval & charting it.


    I am very happy to say that I woke again with no spasms in my elbow, second day in a row. I'm almost too excited to know whether or not to trust it - having been in such pain for so long, and now to have it dissipate is almost surreal. But I'm not complaining! Rather I'm rejoicing! I'm still going to be very cautious about adding in the paddles tho - but I am excited to see that I might be able to get the evil FLOG monster off my back in a couple of weeks! I know that I need to average about 4200 yards four times a week to get in 500 yards - and I am waaay behind - but I refuse to alter my goal. I'm planning on doing that 10 mile swim in Chatanooga in September anyways, so I'll need to pick up the distance to get in shape for that, PLUS I think there are a couple of three & five K ocean swims coming up in the Spring & Summer that I might be able to fit into my schedule. Gotta make time for Nigeria & my nephew Nathan's wedding, but hopefully I'll be able to get back on the GTD pace soon now.
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  5. Presidential buddies swim

    I had a lovely outdoor lc swim this morning. It was warm and clear—even before sunrise, the lifeguard was just hanging out in shorts and sandals. The nearly full moon was setting as I started, and the sun started rising during the kick part of warmup. First I did the Panama City Masters workout. Here’s how it went:

    Warmup
    6 x 100 drill/swim @ 2:00
    4 x 100 K @ :20 rest

    4 x 50 FR desc. @ 1:00

    3 x (4 x 100 FR @ 1:40 holding best average, :20 rest)
    [held 1:29s on 1st 4, 1:27 on 2nd 4, 1:25 on last 4]

    4 x 50 drill (odds BR, evens BK) @ 1:15

    3 x 200 kick as fast as possible @ 5:00 [I had no oomph on these, but did my slow best—first 2 with fins, last one without]

    That was it for team practice, but I still needed 1800m to be part of the virtual 5K Presidents Day swim with Bobinator, Gigi, Fort, and Celestial. So I did part of Bob’s workout to round it out, as follows:

    2 x 250 (100fr/50bk/100fr)

    500 pull

    4 x 125 IM w/ rotating 50 [this was kind of fun to do long course, with midpool starts and stops and turns]

    500 warmdown + play

    I was glad to have the extra motivation to stay in the pool and reach 5000! Thanks all!

    My body felt tight and heavy throughout the workout this morning, and decided I needed a massage plus maybe a rest day soon. (When I checked my flog I realized I hadn’t had an off day since before the Auburn meet—it’s hard to not want to swim now that the weather is finally pretty here, since I know my days of outdoor swimming are dwindling.) I was able to book a massage for the late afternoon, and was very grateful for that. Now I feel much better.


    Before my massage, I couldn’t resist going for a little dip in the gulf. It was a little windier and a lot wavier today, so I just navigated out past the sandbar and floated on the waves a bit, then practiced getting in and out past the surfline a couple of times. That’s a skill I’d like to be better at, and braver about.
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  6. Virtual Holiday 5K Club, Mon., Feb. 21

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 06:28 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Since I had a relatively free afternoon, I decided to join the bloggers' Virtual Holiday 5K club along with Bobinator, Gigi, Swimsuit Addict and Celestial. My goal was to complete an aerobic workout with some quality that was not junk yardage. Think I accomplished that! I didn't really follow their skeleton workout, but did do the requisite 4 x "500s" in my own sprinterly way.

    Swim/SCY/Virtual Club:

    Warm up:

    600
    alternate 100 swim/100 kick

    200 fly drills

    24 x 25 shooters
    8 back
    8 twirling
    8 belly

    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    5 x 200 backstroke kick @ 3:00

    -- At least 5 SDKs off walls, more on first wall.

    50 EZ

    4 x ("500s" + 50 EZ) done as:

    1. 20 x "25s" no fins -- in 12 foot depth, dolphin kick to bottom of pool, squat jump off bottom and dolphin kick to top fast and as high as possible

    2. 20 x 25 no fins
    odds = backstroke start and power kick to the 15 (15 kicks) + easy backstroke kick

    -- My first few backstroke starts sucked, and my goggles flew up. Then I realized I was getting a poor entry b/c I was bending my knees too
    much.

    3. 10 x (25 easy speed fly @ 100 pace + 25 EZ) @ 1:00

    4. 10 x 50 @ 1:00
    odds = russian breast drill
    evens = easy flutter kick w/board

    5 x (25 "human" drill + 25 EZ) @ 1:30

    150 EZ

    Total: 5100/2900 kick

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

    Commentary:

    Wow, 5K is not so horrible when you're not crunched for time and can work on things of your choice. Much better, for me, than just cranking out short rest stuff. Also, as I've been feeling somewhat out of sync in the water for awhile, it was nice to stay in longer and work on feel and technique. For the most part, my foot was still encased in fins, though it is feeling better and less swollen. Tomorrow I will be back to swimming half this amount and, hopefully, if the legs aren't completely shot, can do some speed work. I really need to stop avoiding freestyle; it feels awful right now from disuse.

    Thanks ladies for the virtual inspiration and company! Having met you all before made it very cool. For Swimsuit Addict's sake, I did not wear my usual black suit, but opted for my light blue Nike suit. No patterns in my swim wardrobe, I'm afraid.

    I forgot to do my flog for a few days, so had to catch up. I am kicking *ss on my very conservative GTD goal of 325 miles. However, I am sure I will drop way back at taper time. I have been keeping track of my kicking and race pace work on my FLOG. I just went over the 30,000 mark in kicking with 32,875 after today. Race pace work (90-100%) is at 8,225.

    I caught last the 45 minutes of Lil Fort's swim practice tonight. I almost never watch as I do the drop off portion of the drive in our carpool. They were doing a lot of dolphin kicking underwater and a lot of one arm fly into 6 kicks underwater, then up and go with the other arm. They also did underwater free recovery (aka doggy paddle drill) completely submerged. In contrast to their "dolphin" drills, they call this one "human," which made me chuckle.

    I felt sorry for Mini Fort. Her first day of crew out on the water was miserable -- low 40s, windy and raining.

    Updated February 21st, 2011 at 10:12 PM by The Fortress

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  7. DOUBLE Mon Feb 21th, 2011

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 05:04 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    DOUBLE Mon Feb 21th, 2011

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    Whitney Coached
    UT SCY warm diving well
    NOON to 1:15
    trained with tyler, amy & brandon
    beside chris archer, larry, max and bob
    wore FS PRO jammers, getting kinda worn out

    WARM UP
    4 x 250 missed the 1st one

    Main SET:

    went 2nd behind tyler
    2 x 025 on 0:20 right into
    2 x 050 on 0:35 right into
    2 x 075 on 0:50 right into
    2 x 100 on 1:10 right into
    2 x 125 on 1:25 right into
    2 x 150 on 1:45 right into
    2 x 175 on 2:00 right into
    2 x 200 on 2:20
    made em

    2 minute break

    went 2nd behind brandon
    2 x 200 on 2:20 right into
    2 x 175 on 2:00 right into
    2 x 150 on 1:45 right into
    2 x 125 on 1:25 right into
    2 x 100 on 1:10 right into
    2 x 075 on 0:50 right into
    2 x 050 on 0:35 right into
    2 x 025 on 0:20
    made it

    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX
    Days Till


    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events
    Days till
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  8. Monday, 2/21/11

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 04:45 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    I was tired and sore today. It hurt to sprint.

    Warm up (600)
    300 Swim free and back
    200 Kick reverse IM order
    100 Pull w/buoy and catch paddles


    I just swam through the next 2 sets without looking at the clock. rested as needed after each swim
    Kicks and Stuff (600)
    12 x 50/1:00
    3 x ( 1 x 50 - 15 yards fast kick underwater into fast swim to 25 - 25 drill
    3 x 50 - kick to 35 yds - 15 full speed swim)

    Swim IM/Drill (1300)
    200 IM drill/swim, build swim/20sr
    4 x 150, odds: back, evens: free/15sr
    4 x 50 - fly and back on 1:00, breast on :1:05, free on :55
    3 x 100 free/1:40 moderate build

    Cool down
    25 easy - 50 scull (front, - mid) - 25 easy
    25 head up - 25 build - 15 yrds fast - 35 drill
    100 kick - drill - drill - swim by 25


    Total: 2800 yards
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  9. President's Day Swim @ Carmel High School

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 04:40 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    5,000 scy today with a group of cyber-friends! Here's the workout

    **200 Free / 200 Kick / 200 Pull / 4 x 50 free drill / 200 finis paddles / 200 IM / Rest :15 between each

    **2 X 250 IM @ 4:30 pace (75's fly/back on 1st one, 75's breast/free on 2nd one)

    **500 Swim smooth and bi-lateral

    **4 X 125 IM (50's in IMO) @ 2:30

    **500 Free w/ finis paddles

    **5 X 100 Freestyle @ 1:45 interval

    **500 Free concentrate on streamline off wall

    **10 X 50 Freestyle @ 1:00

    **4 X 75 @ 1:30 (25 stroke/ 50 free IMO)

    5,000 scy!

    I had a lovely swim today @ Carmel Aquatic Center. I tend to run into tons of people I don't see very often when I swim there so I spent a bit of time visiting between sets.
    The weather today was crappy so I didn't mind spending more than normal time at the pool!
    I met my eldest daughter @ Panera Bread for lunch afterwards! I've been craving Panera; it proved to be a savory treat!
    I'm so happy Gigi had the astute idea to make our school teacher holiday swim's annual affairs!! I love to swim a little longer when I have the extra time but I probably wouldn't do it solo without some motivation. Today I was having a hard time getting started but I used my imagination and created visions of Gigi, Fort, Swimsuitaddict, and Celestial all swimming with amazing discipline and energy......before I knew it I was in and going strong!!
    I have an idea for a retro-chick swimming tee shirt. If I can get the picture on a shirt I am going to get some made. Any caption ideas out there?
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  10. Mon Feb 21th, 2011, long aerobic / "right into" set

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 04:30 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Feb 21th, 2011

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    Whitney Coached
    UT Center course SCY
    5:15 to 6:30
    trained with todd marcio doug
    beside mike v james fike and pat evoe
    wore FS PRO jammers, getting kinda worn out

    WARM UP
    4 x 250 missed the 1st one

    Main SET:

    went 2nd behind marcio
    2 x 025 on 0:20 right into
    2 x 050 on 0:35 right into
    2 x 075 on 0:50 right into
    2 x 100 on 1:10 right into
    2 x 125 on 1:25 right into
    2 x 150 on 1:45 right into
    2 x 175 on 2:00 right into
    2 x 200 on 2:20
    made em

    3 minute break

    led lane on this round
    2 x 200 on 2:20 right into
    2 x 175 on 2:00 right into
    2 x 150 on 1:45 right into
    2 x 125 on 1:25 right into
    2 x 100 on 1:10 right into
    2 x 075 on 0:50 right into
    2 x 050 on 0:35 right into
    2 x 025 on 0:20
    made it

    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX
    Days Till


    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events
    Days till
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  11. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout: 02/22/11

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 01:22 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:20 3:00
    2 X 100 1:40 1:30
    1 X 250 4:10 3:45
    5 X 50 :50 :45
    Twice through. Round 1 intrvals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:15
    8 X 25 sprint kick :45

    75 easy swim

    2 X 50 build to fast 1:00
    4 X 25 sprint :40
    Four times through.
    Start from the blocks on first 25 of each round.

    1 X 50 easy swim
    2 X 50 from the blocks at 100%
    1 X 75 easy swim

    1 X 500 6:40
    5 X 100 1:20
    10 X 50 :40

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5000Y
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  12. Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 5:00am Open Water 50s

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 01:04 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Well, I made it to practice this morning, even after getting back from the meet at 10:00pm last night! When the first 3 of us got to the pool this morning all the laneline were out of the pool. After about 10 seconds of discussion we decided F*** It, No lanelines today.

    It was kind of amusing to listen to all the older folks coming in throughout the next hour while I was there complaining about the lack of laneline...
    Suck it up and swim!!! It's not that bad. It no different than when they swim in the LCM pool during the summer with no lanelines!!!

    This morning was pretty much a cool down from the meet, and the beginning of my building up phase again, since I have a couple of weeks before competition again.

    Warmup:
    800 Various Stuff

    10 x 50 Free @ :50
    10 x 50 Free @ :45
    10 x 50 Free @ :40

    200 EZ
    ---------------
    2500 Yards & off to the showers.

    Updated February 23rd, 2011 at 11:28 AM by jaadams1

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  13. Monday Workout

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 08:46 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    SCY

    400 Free
    200 Kick

    2 x 100 IM
    200 Free
    2 x 100 IM
    200 Free

    8 x 50 Free
    200 IM
    400 Free
    200 IM
    8 x 50 Free

    200 Kick
    200 IM
    200 Free
    200 Pull
    200 IM
    200 Free

    4 x 50 Underwater down/Sprint back

    200 Cool down

    (4600 Total)

    Happy President's day! President's day means the public pool is closed and I headed into Huntsville again to work out. They start at 5:00 AM and I've got a 25 minute drive so I was up pretty early. But I'm very thankful that they are there and I've got someplace to swim. Great people also!
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  14. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 Seattle Meet Recap (Meet #4)

    by , February 21st, 2011 at 01:40 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Just completed Meet #4 over a 5 week spread!! I'm just beat tired now. At least for the rest of the season I'll take it more at a "normal" pace for a Masters swimmer.
    The good news is that I am still swimming best times in lots of my events over the spread of the last few weeks, which is a good thing considering how tired I am with training/competition.

    The meet in Seattle was fairly large (165+ people), and took forever, especially waiting for the 500s at the end, which of course, I was in the last heat, along with KNelson, and That Guy (who was there as my counter and managed to get in a 43 into a 20 length race) . Thank you again!

    These are just rough splits from my "semi-coach", who is a friend from club swimming days who is now coaching for the Bainbridge Island masters team.

    200 Fly:
    27.2/31.8/34.2/35.8 = 2:08.51

    That Guy told me I was at a 58.99 on the clock at the 100, which is cool, but I was just way too tired to bring it home with any juice on it. I didn't really die, I just didn't have anything in the tank to draw from. Still a decent swim. The last 3 200 flys I've done have all been (207.7/208.5/208.5), so at least I'm consistently going quick!!
    Just need to take the next step now!

    200 IM:
    12.1/14.9 (27.0)
    16.8/16.9 (33.7)
    19.4/19.6 (39.0)
    15.8/14.6 (30.4)
    2:10.30 <-- This one is a Masters best time by 1/2 second! Yippie!!

    I don't think there was anyone within a second and a half of me after the fly, but a breaststroker almost caught my by the end of the breast, and we had a sprintout for the finish, which I won. The whole heat was fast (2 @ 2:10, 3 @ 2:12/2:13, 1 @ 2:16). Really was a good race to watch I'm sure.

    100 Back:
    14.9/15.4/16.3/16.0 = 1:02.59

    I was happy with this swim. Not being that good in backstroke I was happy to see a somewhat quick time, again getting my best time by over 3 seconds! Yippieeeee!!! I still like fly better though.

    100 Breast:
    14.6/17.5/18.6/18.5 = 1:09.24

    Another Masters best time! By a .15, but hey, that's still improvement!

    500 Free: ugghhhh!!! (over 2 hour wait for this one)

    27.3
    30.8 (58.2)
    31.9
    32.5 (1:04.4) (2:02.6)
    32.6
    32.7 (1:05.3)
    33.2
    33.1 (1:06.3)
    32.2
    30.4 (1:02.6)
    5:17.14

    The last 100 split only came down because I was trying to beat one of those dang 20-some year old kids across the pool who was hanging just a bodylength in front of my from the 200 point. I didn't quite catch him, but was close. Overall, I personally thought this 500 sucked! It's only 6 seconds off my time from last year, but I'm in way better shape than last year, and when I'm rested should probably by contending with the 5:00 mark, hopefully the 4:59 mark because that looks better. Oh well, you can't always do best times, but I did try my best, I was just tired at this point.


    Going home from the meet from Seattle to Wenatchee, my dad took me out for a big steak dinner in a small town named Sultan on Hwy 2 (Steven's Pass Hwy). I had a big 24 oz. Porterhouse steak, baked potato w/ sour cream, cheese, bacon, the works;, a huge salad also, and bread. I ate all of it too, I was starving. Probably put on at least 3 pounds in 30 minutes there.
    We made it home safe and sound about 10:00pm tonight, so that is good. Now it's off to bed, then hit the pool at 5:00am, so I can "cool down" from my 500 free a few hours ago.

    Updated February 21st, 2011 at 01:58 AM by jaadams1

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  15. Sunday, Feb. 20

    by , February 20th, 2011 at 09:00 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    long arm curnches, 50
    windshield wipers, 25
    flutter kick on bosu, 2 x 50
    alternating hammers, 30 x 2 x 50
    HS iso lateral hi row singles, 210 (my max so far) x 10
    Nautilus lower back machine, 140 x 2 x 15
    hanging straight leg raises, 2 x 15
    hanging oblique twists, 2 x 15
    goblet squats, 70 x 2 x 15
    overhead squats, 45 x 2 x 15

    RC work, 15 minutes


    Bike, 45 minutes:

    stretching & foam roller, 20 minutes


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    Commentary:

    Mr. Fort was participating in a marathon relay (they won the men's masters division) until about 3:00, so I didn't head out until late in the afternoon. I was somewhat demotivated by then. I've generally been less motivated the last couple weeks. I was dragging my feet, and Mr. Fort said "discipline is doing what you don't want to do when you don't want to do it." That got me out the door.

    I'm hoping to return to yoga this week after a stint of biking. I have way more time than usual for a Monday tomorrow because the kids are in school for a full day due to snow days and Lil Fort is heading to a friend's after school. This spring also marks the first season that my two teenagers are competing in the same sport, so that may mean less running around. (They overlapped in swimming one year, but were at different practices.) I've been waiting to sign Lil Fort up for a running program until she was a bit older. Decided to sign her up for the local "Girls on the Run" program instead of something more formal. From what I can glean, aside from track parents, running starts much later for kids here than swimming.
  16. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters: 5:30 AM workout 02/21/11

    by , February 20th, 2011 at 06:23 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:20 3:00
    4 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Twice through. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick

    1 X 100 50 easy/50 build 2:00
    1 X 75 fast 1:20
    1 X 50 easy 1:40
    Four times through. Choice.

    8 X 50 kick 1:00

    1 X 150 free 2:15 2:10 2:05 2:00
    4 X 50 1:00
    Four rounds. Read left to right for 150's.
    50's: Round 1:fly 2:back 3:breast 4:free

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4700Y
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  17. Magical butterfly swim

    Today I did the same 2K parallel-to-shore swim as yesterday. I was thinking of trying the westward swim instead, but there were a couple of folks shore-fishing in that direction, and I don’t like swimming by fishing poles. Besides, I always feel a little more confident swimming places I’ve already swum—it’s irrational, since the things I can scare myself about in the ocean aren’t necessarily stationary!

    Today the waves seemed a little smaller than yesterday. The water also seemed a little colder, even though I went out a bit later in the day. I’m not sure whether the tides were different, or whether it was just that I felt more comfortable and was swimming a bit further from the sun-warmed shallows. But the temperature also seemed more variable—whenever I started feeling a little chilly, I would swim through a nice warm spot. It was tempting to just float and bask whenever I hit one of these, but I swam on, and marveled at how the water could feel so different from one identical-looking spot of ocean to another.

    It was a brilliant sunny day again, and the gulf looked really bright green all around me. The water was clear, and I saw a few tiny fish near the bottom. The coolest thing happened about three-quarters through the swim. A monarch butterfly flew right next to me for about 50 yards—it was about a foot away from my head on my breathing side, just far enough away so that my right arm wasn’t hitting it on my recovery. I don’t know if it was attracted to my pink cap (which does have a daisy on it), or if it just wanted a little company during its flight. I guess spring really is on the way!
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  18. Sunday Swimming!

    by , February 20th, 2011 at 03:14 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    Nasti Practice:

    **600 assorted warm-up
    **4 X through w/no breaks:
    200 IM @ 4:00 interval
    4 X 50 stroke IMO @ 1:00
    2 X 100 IM @ 2:00
    50 Otter Kick @ 1:00

    3,200 scy

    Today's swim was a slug-fest for me. The only stroke that felt okay was fly. I suspect tomorrow I'll be perky again.
    Gigi and I are doing our 2nd virtual 5k swim at separate locations. I'm hoping a couple Nasti's will drop-in at Carmel High School and join me. If not I'll be sustained knowing Gigi is toiling away in her home venue.
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  19. Ta Da!!

    by , February 20th, 2011 at 07:23 AM (Grandma Got Run Over By A Swim Team)
    Woke up this morning realizing that I didn't wake up in the night with pain in my elbows/forearms. Not even once.
    No that deserves more

    Hoo Ra! I'm Baaack!

    Still, skipping the swimming this morning - Kyle is back from his mission & he is giving his report to the High Council at 8am (in less than an hour) and I shall try and be a good girl for him today.
    Besides, I think that I will be swimming M-Sat this week, and it's good to have a day of rest in there!
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  20. Saturday, Feb. 19

    by , February 19th, 2011 at 11:42 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    800 various

    Main Sets:

    20 x 25 shooters
    10 on back, 10 on belly

    50 EZ

    20 x 25
    odds = easy speed fly
    evens = EZ

    50 EZ

    3 x w/fins:

    50 easy speed breast w/dolphin kick @ 1:00
    50 fast dolphin kick w/board @ 1:00 (went 26+s)
    50 EZ @ 1:15
    25 fast shooter + 25 EZ @ 1:00

    50 EZ

    5 x through, no fins:

    100 backstroke kick @ 1:45
    25 fast breast pull w/buoy + 25 EZ @ 1:15
    25 burst + 25 EZ

    200 EZ

    Total: 3850


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    Commentary:

    After I checked my schedule last night, I realized I couldn't go to my team practice b/c of a conflict with Lil Fort's soccer game. So I braved the noodlers, lap swimmers and lifeguard trainees at the rec center in the afternoon. It wasn't too bad actually, and I had a lane to myself for the majority of the practice. I'm still feeling out of sorts in the water (and on land), but am hoping this will soon subside.

    Not even going to try to get up tomorrow, as I've been out late with friends and just picked Mini up after returning home from States. There was some drama there. A very fast sprinter got deeked in the 100 free in prelims for double capping. I'm puzzled by this. Is this some odd high school rule b/c it's legal (I thought) in USAS and masters? It was appealed, but to no avail. And the winner of the 50 free was deeked for twitching on the start.
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