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  1. Middlebury meet days 1 and 2

    I came up to Middlebury on Thursday and swam the first two days of the NE LCM champs on Friday and Saturday. The theme for this meet so far seems to be negative splittingóI managed to do that on 4 of the first 5 events I swam. That was probably a good strategy for the 800 FR, but itís a bizarre result for the 400 IM. Hereís the rundown on my events so far (The 800 was on Friday, everything else was on Saturday):

    800 FR: 11:30.16 (5:46.89, 5:43.27)
    My splits by 100 were 1:22.8, 1:28.3, 1:28.6, 1:28.1, 1:26.5, 1:26.6, 1:26.6, 1:22.6. My stroke cadence felt really good all the way through this race, and my turns felt strong and coherent. My hope was to go around 12 minutes (I put in a seed time significantly above that), so I was thrilled with my time. I have no idea how I can put a 1:22 on the end of a 800 at a meet when I struggle to do a single 100 at that pace in workout with lots of rest beforehand, but Iím glad it seems to work that way.

    200 FL: 3:11.19 (1:36.09, 1:35.10)
    On the first 50 of this swim I really felt out of breath. I worried that I was going out too fast, and kept trying to go slower, but then I realized I was not exhaling enough. Once I fixed thatóabout at my first turnóeverything felt good. This was actually a pretty comfortable race.

    100 BK: 1:19.79 (39.28, 40.51)
    This was probably my best race so far. My backstroke is feeling good.

    400 IM: 6:22.99 (1:35.67, 1:37.97, 1:49.47, 1:19.92)
    Yep, I had a lot left on that freestyle.

    200 BR: 3:29.55 (1:45.78, 1:43.77)
    My 50 splits were 50.0, 55.8, 53.3, 50.5. I backed off the 2nd 50 too muchóIíve only swum this event once before and was afraid of taking it out too fast. (It was the same story on 200 FL). My stroke actually felt smoother as I increased my cadence on the 3rd and 4th 50s.

    Tomorrow Iím swimming 200 BK, 100 FL, 200 FR, and 100 BR.

    This has been such a fun meet so far. The pool is gorgeous and full of light, and itís one of the friendliest meets Iíve ever been to. Iíve stayed really happy and blissful all day at the pool, and am excited to get to swim every time I get up behind the blocks. And itís really a relief to race in a proper length poolóhurray for long course!

    Leading into the meet I did a clinic with Bill Boomer, which was really amazing. Kudos to the Middlebury folks for arranging his clinic! Iíll post more about it in coming days. I also did a personal session with him today, and instead of working on swimming we mostly worked on sinking! It turns out I have breathing issues in the water (I kind of knew that already), and need to work on getting myself to believe that itís ok to breathe out when I'm in the water, instead of hoarding all my air because Iím scared I wonít get to breathe in any more of it. Breathing out enough to allow myself to sink to the bottom of the pool is a challenge.
  2. Saturday, June 26

    by , June 26th, 2010 at 06:00 PM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    Hit the road about 11:30 and did a 16.3 mile bike ride as follows: 6.3 miles easy, 6.3 miles hard, 3.7 miles easy. On the first easy part, averaged 17.1 mph. On hard part, averaged 20.1 mph. Didn't keep track of what I averaged on last easy part, but needless to say, it was very easy.

    Immediately after the ride, I did a very easy 1 mile run at a 9 minute per mile pace. It was scorching by this time, so I was moving pretty slow.

    Saw a really good website the other day on how to not get hit by cars while on your bike. I really made sure to be mindful of some of the tips today, especially with regards to cars entering the main road from a side street. The tips are great and can be seen at http://bicyclesafe.com/
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  3. 5K Postal

    by , June 26th, 2010 at 03:32 PM (Adventures in Swimming)
    We had 4 swimmers do the 5k this morning.
    Number 5 (Evan) did a test run of 5 x 1000
    He's gonna do the real one Sunday Morning.

    Congrats to

    Terri, Stephanie, Sully and Todd.
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  4. DAM LCM Meet Day 1

    The meet started at 8:30 and I was done with all 5 events by 10:30. Don't worry, people I just met made fun of me for my choice to swim the max events in a meet that might last 3 hours.

    This pool, kinda like SMU in general, is pretty crappy. The 50s are hand timed because there is only one set of blocks and one set of pads. So my 50 times could be quite off.

    My times:
    50 back 36.76
    200 free 1:07.12/2:21.99
    100 back 1:23.06
    100 free 1:02.90
    50 free 27.07

    I am happy with the free times and a little disappointed in the back times. Analysis by event:

    - My 50 back was faster last year at this same meet by about a second, so I don't know what happened there.
    - The 100 back time is pretty atrocious. 2x50+ 10 seconds? It did feel like my legs were low during both races so I might have just had bad body position. I need to figure it out or not swim it at Zones.
    - The 200 free was only about 10 minutes after the 50 back. I think 1:07 low is fine and I should be able to come back in a 1:10 high at Zones. I went out ahead of the #1 seed and it was a good race until the final turn. He picked it up a notch and I died. Very painful race at the end, but I blame most of that on the 50 back 10 minutes before.
    - The 100 free was fine at that point in the meet. I beat two people that I did not expect to beat in the race and I expect to be a bit faster at Zones just because it will not be my 4th race in 90 minutes.
    - The 50 free was last and actually had the most time between it and the 100 free. I don't think this was critical but I do think it helped that I had felt like I had actually caught my breath before I had to swim again. 27.07 beat last years 50 free time by almost half a second. Last year I wore legskins and this year I wore endurance briefs. Of course, there were no touch pads, so when I get to Zones and go 2 seconds slower in a faster pool, I will know what really happened. This time converts to a little more than a quarter second off my lifetime best scy. I am pretty sure this means that I am a better lcm swimmer than scy

    I beat Mark Glass, who is a local guy a little older than me that has been kicking my *** in the sprints pretty much since his wife taught him how to swim. Beat him in both the 50 and the 100. Nice guy, to day was the first day I actually talked to him.

    This is the first masters meet where I had several really good races, the 50 and 100 with Mark next to me and the 200 with a younger guy I don't know.

    Overall, I am very happy with the meet. The two ways I know how to get to the pool will be blocked tomorrow, one for Church and the other for construction, so I have no idea how I am going to get to the 1500. I do want to see what kind of time I can go, but then again, it is a really boring race.
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  5. Sat Jun 26th 2010

    by , June 26th, 2010 at 02:16 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sat Jun 26th 2010

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    chris Coached
    7:30 to 9:00
    Austin UT Swim Center diving well
    swam with larry marcio & jon
    wore b 70 jammer

    WARM UP
    500
    400
    300
    200
    100


    MAIN SET LCM

    ASSIGNED: 40 X 100 IN GROUPS OF 10 ON VARIOUS INTERVALS, WITH AN EASY 50 BETWEEN EACH ROUND

    DID: ROUND 1 ON 1:15
    JUST DIDN'T FEEL GREAT
    POOL WAS WARM, STRUGGLED TO MAKE 1:15'S
    ROUND 2 ON 1:15, SKIPPED A 50
    ROUND 3 SWAM 50 50'S & 5 100'S
    ROUND 4 SKIPPED IT

    SO THIS TURNED OUT BEING A RECOVERY WORK OUT, NO PRACTICE TOMORROW
    RESTING UP FOR MONDAY, WHERE I'LL PUT IN MY FINAL WEEK OF HARD WORK BEFORE I REST FOR SR CIR & ZONES

    2010 MEETS:

    July 8 - 11, 2010
    Senior Circuit #4 Meet Info
    Austin, TX
    entered:
    Fri
    8 50 Freestyle,
    Sat
    20 100 Butterfly,
    22 50 backstroke,
    Sun
    28 200 Individual Medley
    50 breastroke, &
    50 butterfly


    07/23/10 - 07/25/10
    2010 South Central Long Course
    Southlake, Texas
    Days till LCM ZONES
    Entered Zones yesterday & got my hotel
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  6. LCM Saturday

    by , June 26th, 2010 at 08:16 AM (Adventures in Swimming)
    Coaching the SHARKS Today

    This is our 1st LCM workout.

    Warm Up:
    4 X 200 SKIP ~ DRILL THE IM (800)


    2 X 50 SWIM EZ/NOT AS EASY :15 R
    1 X 100 SWIM SAME AS 50'S (200/1000)
    :30 R
    4 X 50 SWIM DESC 2 NAE/2 MOD :15 R
    2 X 100 SWIM SAME AS 50'S :20 R
    1 X 200 SWIM 100'S (600/1600)
    :60 R
    6 X 50 SWIM DESCEND X 2'S START AT MOD :15 R
    3 X 100 SWIM DESCEND :20 R
    1 X 300 RECOVERY (900/2500)
    :60 R
    4 X 50 KICK CHOICE :15 R
    2 X 100 SWIM CHOICE :20 R
    1 X 200 SWIM CHOICE (600/3100)
    :60 R
    2 X 50 EZ :15 R
    Extra Rest (if you want) make this last one a good one
    1 X 100 WYHL (Whatever You Have Left) (200/3300)

    EXTRA STUFF
    FLOATY TIME
    1 X 500 PULL / SWIM FOCUS ON 1 PROBLEM AREA
    (500/3800)
    1 X 100 60 KICK WORK UW ~ 40 EZ SWIM (4 x IM Order)
    (400/4200)
    4200 METERS = 4593 YDS
    WARM DOWN

    Updated June 26th, 2010 at 03:07 PM by Bo Martin

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  7. 6/25/10 workout

    I was able to swim yesterday so wanted to try and get in the pool this evening. I was off work today but at the Ohio State baseball championship tournament. He had a 9am game, what a game it was. Down 4 going into last inning we scored 4 to tie it up. Then what they do in extra innings is called texas shootout, where each team starts out with runners on 1st and 2nd. Other team scored 5 runs (ouch) before we got the 3 outs. What did we do, scored 6 to win it! Was an amazing game to watch, was a slugfest and the kids never gave up!

    25yard pool
    Warmup
    500 whatever
    5x100 @ 1:20 decend 1:08, 1:06, 1:04, 1:02, 1:00
    10x50's @50 with fins, 25 kick on back, 25 catch up drill free

    Main Sets:
    10x25's fly @ 30 with paddles and pull buoy
    10x25's fly @ 20 with paddles only

    4x100 fly @ 1:20 held 1:02's
    4x100 back @ 1:20 held 1:10's
    4x100 breast @ 1:45 held 1:20's
    4x100 free @ 1:10 held 1:02's

    10x25's @ 30 odds underwater (made all) evens easy free

    1x100 pull @ 1:45 did 1:30
    1x200 pull @ 2:30 did 2:15
    1x300 pull @ 3:30 did 3:15
    1x400 pull @ 4:30 did 4:18
    1x500 pull @ 5:25 did 5:20

    200 Warmdown

    5,500 yards
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  8. Double FAST Fri Jun 25th 2010

    by , June 25th, 2010 at 05:23 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Double FAST Fri Jun 25th 2010
    even though my MY BACK hurt I was careful

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    LCM
    Tyler Coached
    noon to 1:15
    Austin UT Swim Center
    swam with james fike, Brent, & DVD
    wore b 70 legs

    WARM UP
    20 min choice
    did 50's on 45 & 50


    MAIN SET LCM

    200 fr fast on 7:00
    went 2:10

    200 bk fast on 7:00
    went 2:23
    & lapped a swimmer in my lane doing breastroke, felt like my head hit her butt, near the flags on my final lap, I felt her current as I approached her & thought she might move over or swim faster

    10 x 100 fast best ave on 2:30
    from a push, did them fr bk
    did 67 to 69's couple 70's last was 66

    100 easy

    back felt better for a while


    2010 MEETS:

    July 8 - 11, 2010
    Senior Circuit #4 Meet Info
    Austin, TX
    entered:
    Fri
    8 50 Freestyle,
    Sat
    20 100 Butterfly,
    22 50 backstroke,
    Sun
    28 200 Individual Medley
    50 breastroke, &
    50 butterfly


    07/23/10 - 07/25/10
    2010 South Central Long Course
    Southlake, Texas
    Days till LCM ZONES
    Entered Zones yesterday & got my hotel
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  9. Meet Tomorrow aka goaded by text message into blogging

    I have not been posting much because I don't feel like I have anything coherent or meaningful to say about swimming lately. Usually I feel the need to post, and it just happens to be incoherent.

    The meet tomorrow is at SMU, easily my least favorite pool. The pool is shallow and warm, and there will be precious little shade. But it is a local masters meet and I feel obligated to attend.

    Last year I wisely signed up for all the 50s. This year, I thought I would try swimming events I care about and events I want to care about which will probably result in vomiting and heat stroke. Fun!

    The line up for the meet:
    4 Male 50 M Back 0:35.85 06/26/2010
    8 Male 200 M Free 2:18.00 06/26/2010
    12 Male 100 M Back 1:17.00 06/26/2010
    16 Male 100 M Free 1:02.00 06/26/2010
    24 Male 50 M Free 0:27.49 06/26/2010
    30 Male 1500 M Free 21:57.22 06/27/2010

    The meet runs fast, so even though the events are well spaced, it is likely that I will only have 10 or 15 minutes between some of my events.

    I am not very excited about the 1500.

    Updated June 25th, 2010 at 06:19 PM by qbrain

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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/28/10

    by , June 25th, 2010 at 01:32 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 100 1:45
    4 X 50 1:00
    1 X 200 3:20
    4 X 50 :55
    1 X 300 4:45
    4 X 50 :50

    3 X 100 kick 2:30
    4 X 50 kick 1:15

    4 X 100 free 1:40
    Three times through with a break between rounds.
    Swim each round: 3 moderate #4 @ 100%.

    12 X 50 1:20
    odd; free
    even: stroke
    #4-8-12 are fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    3700M
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  11. Friday, 6/25/10

    by , June 25th, 2010 at 11:55 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCM, Solo

    A taste of distance training

    1 x 400 Swim free
    1 x 200 Kick rev IM
    3 x 50/1:00 ds 3
    (went 44-42-39)
    3 x 50/50 strong
    went (41-42-43)

    Main Set:
    Distance Free
    Swim the following set 2 times:
    1 x 400/30sr
    (#1 6:20, #2 6:25)
    4 x 100/1:40 500 pace
    (kept these between 1:28 and 1:31 both rounds)

    Swim with fins:
    6 x 100/1:40
    (with zoomers, ave 1:30)

    Cool Down
    200 easy free and back

    Total: 3300 meters
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  12. A cup of coffee would kill me....

    So I've not always been the most active and healthy person as I am now, but I've blogged about that before.

    So I'm going to step out in front and say that Good (or at least Dedicated) Computer Programmers live like rockstars. Much in the same sense that we stay up late, get up early, abuse our bodies with massive amounts of energy enhancing drugs, and have no business being classified with "normal" people.

    Working on a high profile project for my company, many of us were putting in between 90-100 hours per week. 6-7 day work weeks were not abnormal and sleep was a luxury not afforded to many of us. The glorious thing about this is we're all salaried.

    During that time, I found I could survive on 4 low carb monsters a day. I wouldn't even need to eat. I did drop a LOT of weight, and I got so used to the constant caffeine buzz I wouldn't even be shaky anymore. I could sleep 2-3 hours, shower and be ready to roll again the minute I got into work.

    I remember one night going home for Christmas, I drank at least 10-12 Red Bulls on my way back from Chicago to Iowa. I was up for 2.5 days straight and then ended up sleeping for about 36 straight hours.

    On New Years Day, I had already quit the monster/red bull rush. I would have the occasional rum and coke, but that was it. Apparently the damage had already been done. I was drinking my rum and coke - watching the parade with my friends and suddenly, my heart started fluttering like crazy. After about a half hour it chilled.

    This continued for about a week, until I finally quit drinking both alcohol and caffeine. I went to see a doctor, and we found out I had suffered from a caffeine poisoning, and was pretty much going to be "allergic" to caffeine for the rest of my life.

    Occasionally - because I obviously am stupid - I like to test the waters and see if I can eat that chocolate bar, or sip on that coffee. As expected it almost never goes well. I usually have to lay down and let my heart rate return back to normal before I can do normal things like walk around.

    So - LFMF (Learn From My Fail) as the internet has so wonderfully put it these days. Caffeine may be a lifesaver some mornings, but it can lead to some seriously miserable nights.
  13. FAST Fri Jun 25th 2010 HURT MY BACK

    by , June 25th, 2010 at 10:04 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST Fri Jun 25th 2010 HURT MY BACK

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    LCM
    Whitney Coached
    6:30 to 8:00
    Austin UT Swim Center
    swam with tyler, Todd, doug, nate, & larry
    wore b 70 jammer

    WARM UP
    20 min choice
    did 50's on 45 & 50


    MAIN SET LCM

    200 fr fast on 7:00
    went 2:13

    200 bk fast on 7:00
    went 2:21

    10 x 100 fast best ave on 2:30
    started diving them
    1) 64
    2) 65
    3) 64
    4) 65
    5) 66 I WAS STARTING TO FEEL FATIGUED & WHEN i DOVE ON THIS ONE I WRETCHED MY BACK IN THE AIR (NOT SURE WHAT I DID, MAYBE ARCHED MY BACK OR POPPED MY LEGS & JUST STRAINED SOMETHING, IT HURTS & IS STILL TENDER AS I WRITE NOW)
    WHICH ALWAYS MAKES ME NERVOUS,
    I HAD TERRIBLE BACK PAIN PROBLEMS IN COLLEGE STARTING IN LATE SUMMER AFTER MY FRESHMAN YEAR
    WITH MY 20 / 20 HINDSIGHT I SHOULD HAVE JUST PUSHED ALL THESE
    SO I STOPPED DIVING THE NEXT FEW & STOPPED DOLPHIN KICKING, & SLOWED DOWN MY PACE
    6) 69
    7)68
    8) 71
    9) 68
    10) DOVE IT & WENT 61

    MOVE TO DIVING WELL

    ASSIGNED A COUPLE LONG SWIMS
    I JUST SWAM EASY THEN DID

    5 X 100 BR KICK WITH NO BOARD
    WENT 1:20'S

    I PLANNED ON DOING A DOUBLE TODAY BUT I'M WORRIED ABOUT MY BACK
    FOR NOW IT JUST HURTS WHEN I GET IN CERTAIN POSITIONS


    2010 MEETS:

    July 8 - 11, 2010
    Senior Circuit #4 Meet Info
    Austin, TX
    entered:
    Fri
    8 50 Freestyle,
    Sat
    20 100 Butterfly,
    22 50 backstroke,
    Sun
    28 200 Individual Medley
    50 breastroke, &
    50 butterfly


    07/23/10 - 07/25/10
    2010 South Central Long Course
    Southlake, Texas
    Days till LCM ZONES
    Entered Zones yesterday & got my hotel
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  14. Rehash and mishmash

    by , June 25th, 2010 at 08:07 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This is a rehash of a set from earlier in the week. I just needed to do some strong fly swimming.

    5x200@3:45 Free
    5x100@1:45 Free kick w/fins
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim FAST
    200 Free kick w/fins
    5x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & bouy
    300 Free w/snorkle EASY

    Total 3500 meters
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  15. Double Day 6/24/10

    by , June 24th, 2010 at 07:20 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Had an early swim with masters group today at 5:30.

    Warm Up
    400

    Pre Main
    4 x 200 O: 50 Stroke, 150 FR. E: 150 FR, 50 Stroke.

    Main
    3 x 500 100 Catch up 1:45, 4 x 50 :50, 200 EZ.
    6 x 160 50 Streamline kick on back, 100 FR focus on kick.

    300 Cool.

    The group was faster and they were going before I could complete my sets so I dropped about 300m. I prefer to do less and go out with the group than fall behind and get in the way. I left my fins on for the 6 x 150 which let me SDK out a good distance, and I diligently worked harder with the fins on. We also only did 4 x 150 but it was still good. Late afternoon I had a 4 mile run, and followed with 30 minutes of core work.
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  16. Thursday, 6/24/10

    by , June 24th, 2010 at 07:13 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCM, Solo

    Warm-up
    400 Mixer
    (free/back by 100s)
    6 x 50/1:00 desc by 3
    (1-3 free 44->39, 4-6 back 49->44)
    8 x 25/30
    (1st 25-1st 12 Ĺ Fast, 2nd 25- 2nd 12 Ĺ Fast, 3rd 25-Smooth, 4th 25-25 Fast)
    (1-4 free, 5-8 back)

    Kick
    8 x 50 w/5 sec rest
    (1-5 on back in streamline, 6-8 free w/board)

    Stroke Transition
    9 x 150/2:30 or 2:45 desc 3
    Alternate Stroke/Free
    (1-3, and 7-9 free @ 2:30, ave 2:23->2:20; 4-6 back on 2:45 ave 2:35->2:30)

    Cool down
    8 x 50 smooth
    (1-4 free @:55, 5-8 back @1:00)

    Total: 3050 meters
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  17. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout

    by , June 24th, 2010 at 06:09 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 100 1:45 1:40
    1 X 200 3:30 3:20
    1 X 300 5:15
    Twice through. Round 1 interval left, round 2 right.

    5 X 100 kick 2:30

    4 X 200 free 3:20
    4 X 100 free 2:00
    100's: Start fast and descend to race pace. Rest is plentiful.

    2 X 100 50 stroke/50 free 2:00
    4 X 50 stroke 1:15
    50's: 1 & 3 are fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4300M
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  18. Fridays Workout

    by , June 24th, 2010 at 05:43 PM (Adventures in Swimming)
    I'll be coaching the Sharks SCY

    This is a modified version of one of Onlyfree's workout's.
    I must say He's got a lot of great stuff to choose from.

    WARM UP
    300 CHOICE

    SET 1
    4 x 75 KICK/DRILL/SWIM :10r
    4 x 50 DESCEND on 0:50

    SET 2
    4 x 150 PULL on 2:15 :15-:20 r
    4 X 100 KICK on 2:00 :10-:15 r

    SET 3
    4 x 75 25 EZ - 50 SPRINT on 1:15 :15r
    4 X 75 37 EZ - 38 SPRINT on 1:15
    4 X 75 50 EZ - 25 SPRINT on 1:15

    SET 4
    4 X 75 50 STROKE/25 FREE on 1:15 :10-:15 r
    4 X 50 25 STROKE/25 FREE on : 55 :15-:20 r
    4 X 25 CHOICE on : 30

    YARDAGE: 3300

    I swam this after work today on the intervals listed.
    I had a 1/2 way decent small lunch and I
    ate some pineapple and mandarin oranges before I swam.
    I had lot's of energy.
    On the 150's 1-3) I held 1:55, 4) 1:50
    100 Kick 1-3) 1:45, 4) 1:35
    4x75 back/free 1-4) 1:00
    4x50 back/free 1-2) :37, 3) :40, 4) :33

    I'm a little tired now, but that's ok.
    That just means I tried!!

    Have a Great Day!!!!
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  19. Dodging cars

    by , June 24th, 2010 at 03:32 PM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    Headed out on my 16.2 mile route this morning. Had a little bit of a breeze going out and a tiny one with me coming back. My legs were a little tired from the run yesterday, so did not feel as easy as the ride I took Tuesday. Still, I was pleased that I averaged right at 18 mph (54:01 for the ride).

    The last mile is fairly flat, so I decided to turn it on and did it in about 2:33 which is 24 mph. I think the driver of a car underestimated how fast I was going (that or she plain did not see me) when she came up a side street and cut right in front of me. I was right up next to her in no time. It's times like these that I wouldn't mind having a gun on me so that I could shoot out the back tire of idiots that do such things. Of course that would escalate things as many folks around here probably carry a gun anyway. Funny thing was, it was on a very quiet road with no traffic. I'm talking one car every 30 minutes at most.

    On the busier roads, drivers seem to be more mindful and give me plenty of room when they pass. Well, one thing for sure, you always have to be on the look-out for absent-minded drivers, dogs, etc.

    I always dress in very bright clothing and wear tank tops so that it is clear that I am female. Say what you want to about rednecks, but they have honor. No good redneck is going to run a woman off the road. Yesterday's truck was an exception in passing so close to me. Maybe it was a woman. I can't speak about redneck women. Today, a group of fellows passed me in a truck and waved at me. I smiled and waved back.

    Knock on wood, I hope my theory continues to be right. I have no desire to bike in the grass.

    Updated June 24th, 2010 at 03:38 PM by elise526

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  20. Thu Jun 24th 2010 most challenging LCM practice of the year

    by , June 24th, 2010 at 11:05 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Jun 24th 2010
    think to day was my furthest & most challenging LCM practice of the year

    weighed 214

    My training plans are
    train hard, this week & next then rest a week
    do doubles
    Fri, Mon, Wed & Fri, while working on losing weigh
    then rest a week, shave & race in the SR Cir Meet in Austin. Then Rest more 2 weeks & swim in the Masters LCM zones

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    LCM
    Whitney Coached
    6:30 to 8:00
    Austin UT Swim Center
    swam with tyler, mike, mike, chris, larry, mark nate, doug, sharon, & chris
    dove in on time
    wore b 70 jammer

    WARM UP
    200 fr
    100 ra
    100 la
    200 fr
    100 k
    100k
    200 fr


    MAIN SET LCM

    2 rounds of
    4 x 50 fr on 40 right into
    4 x 100 fr on 1:20 right into
    4 x 150 fr on 2:00 right into
    4 x 200 fr on 2:40
    small break & a 400 easy between round 1 & 2
    so it's pretty much 2000 with short breaks on a 1:20 LCM interval

    Round 1
    went 2nd behind chris and he stopped at 600 so I lead after that, did some pull-on-the lane-line backstroke
    MADE IT
    50's were 35
    100's were 1:15s
    150's were 1:52ish
    200's were 2:32ish

    Round 2
    moved to first lane beside wall
    this was pull but I have no pulling equip so I just swam
    went 3rd, chris first then tyler
    I lost count in the 150's & was pissing tyler off because I was flipping when I should have been stopping but I MADE the 2nd round

    50 easy

    2010 MEETS:

    July 8 - 11, 2010
    Senior Circuit #4 Meet Info
    Austin, TX
    entered:
    Fri
    8 50 Freestyle,

    Sat
    20 100 Butterfly,
    22 50 backstroke,

    Sun
    28 200 Individual Medley
    50 breastroke, &
    50 butterfly


    07/23/10 - 07/25/10
    2010 South Central Long Course
    Southlake, Texas
    Days till LCM ZONES
    Entered Zones yesterday & got my hotel
    Categories
    Swim Workouts