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  1. Jazzy Drylands, Wed., May 18

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 07:09 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands w/Jazz:

    Went to the gym with Jazz today and tried some of his favorite lifts. I don't remember the exact number of reps and weights as I was very busy chatting and didn't put the sets on my iphone. Lots of upper body work.

    front box squats
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9l48ayARhM"]YouTube - DTS Speed and Strength - Front Box Squat with Safety Squat Bar[/nomedia]

    -- First front squat ever! Really glad I had help with the set up on this one. Wouldn't have wanted to try it solo. Didn't do anything too heavy since, as a newbie, I had to focus on balancing the bar and keeping it in position.
    45 x 1 x 10-15
    65 x 1 x 10
    75 x 1 x 10
    95 x 1 x 6

    face pulls
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQS-tXL1CLg"]YouTube - Charles Poliquin Teaches Face Pulls[/nomedia]

    -- Love that Jazz recommended an exercise where I can do more reps.
    mystery weight x 1 x 25
    mystery weight x 1 x 15-20

    barbell push press
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFMEucMP-48"]YouTube - Barbell push press[/nomedia]

    -- Loved this one! It's a great full body explosive exercise.
    40 x 2 x 15

    one arm dumbbell row
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR8onsa5jFQ"]YouTube - Instructional Fitness - One-arm Dumbbell Rows[/nomedia]

    25 x 1 x 10 each arm
    35 x 2 x 10 each arm

    barbell bench press
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JtP6ju0IMw"]YouTube - Instructional Fitness - Bench Press[/nomedia]

    -- This is much harder than benching on the HS machine!
    45 x 1 x 10
    65 x 2 x 10

    kneeling cable pullover
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UVmceP3OkY"]YouTube - Kneeling Cable Pullover[/nomedia]

    mystery unit x 20ish
    mystery unit x 15ish

    alternating barbell lunges
    45 x 1 x 10
    -- This was bothering me (maybe sore from the squats?), so I desisted.

    external rotators, 10 x 2 x 15 each arm

    Watched Jazz do pull ups, which I know I need to start doing again.

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

    Commentary:

    Survived that session and may be going back for more! I've never had any front or back squats in my dryland regimen because I wasn't sure how to set up the front squat and having the bar on my neck/shoulders for the back squat is too uncomfortable. But I liked the front box squat. I was slightly squeamish about a free weight bench press as I hadn't really done any bench pressing on the machine in a very long time. But that wasn't so bad either.

    Did I miss any exercises, Jazz?

    It was very fun to have a workout buddy at the gym! And then I stopped at Lululemon and bought my first real yoga outfit.

    I took a rest day yesterday -- was transforming my hair from red to strawberry blonde. I'm hoping this color will resist fading better. However, my stylist didn't want me to get in the water until Thursday. Hope to swim with my team tomorrow.

    Updated May 18th, 2011 at 09:19 PM by The Fortress

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  2. Catching up on the GTD!!

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 07:07 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    It's hard to believe I was just shy of 20 miles short of my necessary pace back in March. Now I'm only 3.6 miles shy!! Woo Hoo! This is great, because when I'm in Mexico this summer, I will NOT being doing any laps around the pyramids!
    Today was awesome, distance wise. 4700LCM
    The usual very exciting and original warmup:
    600 back/free
    3 x 200 pull on 3:05
    300 kick
    100 EZ

    Main set of: 6 x thru:
    100 on 1:30 followed by 2 x 50 on 1:00 drill/sprint
    100 EZ
    Minor set of: 3 x thru:
    400 stroke followed by 2 x 100 kick on 2:15
    #1 & 2 were breast/free, #3 was pull free
    200 cool down.
    Wow. Could've gotten in 5000 except I was worried about getting to work on time. Felt good on these sets today, and nice and strong on my pulling. I'm really focusing on catching the water and getting it behind me, and I can feel it working. Thinking about deck entering a USAS meet on the 28th to get in some racing practice, not sure about my confidence level tho.
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  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -05/19/11

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 05:48 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:45 3:30
    1 X 100 2:00 1:45
    2 X 50 1:00 1:00
    Three times. Round 1 left, 2&3 right.

    1 X 200 kick 5:00
    4 x 50 kick 1:15
    50's: 25 fast/25 easy

    3 X 50 fast 1:20
    1 X 50 easy
    Three times, all choice

    1 X 400 free 7:00
    1 X 300 5:15
    1 X 200 3:30
    1 X 100 1:45
    1 X 200 3:20
    1 X 300 5:00
    1 X 400 FAST

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4700M
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  4. Wednesday, 5/18/11

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, It was still too cold to use the outdoor pool so I swam indoors again. Wish spring would get here.

    Warm up
    300 swim
    - did free & back
    4 x 75/1:20 build
    - did all free, focusing on keeping stroke count at 15 SPL ( a few were 16)
    300 IM - 25 drill - 25 kick - 25 swim
    4 x 50/50 desc
    - did these back. The 50 interval made these tough but I made the interval,
    - descending from 45 to around 40

    Kicking
    8 x 75/15sr - strong build on each
    - did 1-6 flutter on belly with board and snorkel, then 7-8 on back
    - averaged 1:25 on all

    Swim with Fins
    3 x 300 build each to strong efforts/15sr -
    - did 1 & 3 free, at about 4:03-05, and #2 back at 4:30

    Cool down/Pull
    5 x 100/1:35 smooth
    - swam with buoy and catch paddles

    Total: 3100 yards.
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  5. Belated birthday set

    Today I swam at Riverbank with a friend. It was pouring rain when I got off the subway, and I was feeling very dedicated and heroic as I trudged over to the pool. Then I arrived in the park and noticed several people running and walking on the track in the darkness and driving rain, which put things a little in perspective, as did the fact that my swim buddy actually jogged to the pool in the wet weather. I was glad not to be the only lunatic forsaking a warm comfy bed on a soggy morning to get in her workout.

    We ended up doing one of the birthday sets we didnít get to do on Monday. Hereís what I swam:

    1000 lcm warmup

    560 FR, last 30m fly*
    500 FR, last 50 back
    400 FR, last 50 breast
    300 FR
    200 IM
    100 kick
    (chatting break)
    200 IM
    300 FR pull w/ paddles
    300 FR
    500 FR, last 50 bk
    500 FR pull, no paddles
    *This set was actually a 6-5-4-3-2-1-and-back-up valley (the distances equal 4100m, for a 41st birthday). I intended to drop a 100 on the 4ís and 6ís so we could do the same intervals, but ended up miscounting the first swim and turning at the 500 instead of stopping. When I noticed my lanemate doing fly on her last lap, I flipped mid-pool and followed her in, hence the odd distances on that first swim.

    200 warmdown + play

    I was feeling sore today, so it felt good to stretch out and do some gentle aerobic swimming. I played around with stroke rate and kicking patterns on the longer swims, and that was fun. I'm hoping the rain stops in time for some more outdoor swimming this weekend!
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  6. MATT Wednesday Workout

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 09:00 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Played soccer (scrimmage) with the U14 team I coach. That left me very worn out for practice this morning. Just couldn't seem to get going.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    6 times through
    * 200 IM - 3:00
    * #1 - 6 x 25 Fly - :40
    * #2 - 6 x 25 Back - :40
    * #3 - 6 x 25 Breast - :40
    * #4 - 6 x 50 Free - :40
    * #5 - 6 x 25 Fly - :40
    * #6 - 6 x 50 Free - :40

    4 x 100 - 1:45 25/50/75/100 Kick
    1:00 Rest
    4 x 100 - 1:45 25/50/75/100 Kick
    50 Easy

    100 Kick timed (1:31 Breast)

    25 Easy

    6 x 50 - 1:10 Fl/Bk/Br/Fl/Bk/Br
    Instead of rest inbetween intervals do some sort of arm or ab exertion.

    75 Easy

    (4150 Total)
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  7. Something evil something good

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes today I did some of that evil stroke and then some Fly!!!

    50,100,150,200@:10R Free
    500 Breast kick w/brfins
    10x50@1:05 Breast pull w/fins&paddles
    200 Free kick w/fins moderate pace
    3x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50 rt arm/50 lt arm/50 kick/50 swim
    5x100@1:50 Free w/snorkle&paddles use 4 beat kick minimum
    200 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  8. Tuesday, 5/17/11

    by , May 17th, 2011 at 05:48 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY
    Had to swim in the indoor pool again because it was too cold out for the guards.

    Warm up
    300 swim
    - did back and free
    200 drills
    - did 1 arm and fist, back & free
    4 x 75/1:20 build
    - did free, holding 15-16 SPL and 1:00
    4 x 50/1:00 kick
    - alt flutter on belly w/board and flutter on back 4 x 25/30 strong
    - did back
    4 x 25/40 - 15 yd fast Ė 10 yd smooth

    - did fly for 15 then ez free

    Main Set
    4 x 100/1:30 free - ave 1:22
    4 x 50 on :45 free - ave 40
    4 x 25 on :20 free - maybe 17-18
    1 min rest
    4 x 100/1:40 back - ave 1:30
    4 x 50/:50 back - ave 43-44
    4 x 25/:25 back - maybe 22-23

    Kick Set (300)
    6 x 50/1:05
    - alt flutter on belly w/board and flutter on back

    Warm Down
    100 easy free
    Total: 3000 yards
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  9. The "N" Workout

    A little something different today.The idea was to get as many reps in as possible for each exercise. Then coach would record them, probably for some kind of punishment later on.After all recordings were made, we had approx. 30 sec. of rest before the next one. Kind of fun to do something different and it all went by very fast.

    10 min. Warm up

    10 min. N x 100 kick w/fins R:5

    10 min. N x 200 pull R:20

    10 min. N x 100 stroke(all the same) R:10
    I chose backstroke

    10 min. N x 50 free work the turns R:10

    10 min. N x 25 shooters w/fins R:10

    10 min. N x 75 free R:5

    w/d

    Felt great during the 100's stroke. It has been a long time since my backstroke has felt worth a flip.

    I was dreading the 75's at the end. My legs actually stayed with me and I cruised right along on them.

    I have already been working on my goals for next SCY season. We don't have any LC pools anywhere around here so I don't have much else to think about.

    My focus events will be the 200 IM and the 500. I am so close to bettering my 200 IM B70 time, so I am pumped about that. I still have this burning desire to swim the 400 IM just to to say " I DID IT!" My fly is what I need to spend time on and that scares me.
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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -05/18/11

    by , May 17th, 2011 at 03:37 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:45 3:30
    4 X 100 1:45 1:45
    two times. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    10 X 50 kick 1:15
    #3-6-9 are fast

    1 x 200 50 stroke/50 free 3:45
    1 x 100 stroke 2:00
    2 X 50 stroke 1:15
    Three times through.


    2 X 100 free 1:45
    2 X 50 free-fast- 1:00
    Three times through.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4400M
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  11. So, You Like 400s?

    by , May 17th, 2011 at 01:46 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Whereas yesterday's workout had a little something for everyone, today's workout... well, not so much. My lane mate and I mixed it up a bit just to quell the boredom. Here's what we did:

    400 Warm-Up
    2 sets:
    - 1 x 400 Free on 7:00
    - 1 x 400 Kick on 7:00
    - 1 x 400 IM (drill/swim by 50 w/ fins) on 7:00
    - 1 x 400 Pull on 7:00
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Yards - 4000

    The original workout was simply written as 400 warm-up, 8 x 400 Free on 7:00 (1-4 negative split, 5>8), 400 cool-down. E-gads... how un-creative can you get? I'd much rather have a workout that mixed up distances, strokes, etc. than one that simply repeats the same swim over and over and over. The nice thing was that I did make every interval - and worked on my IM a bit too. The not-so-nice thing was that the IM sets (even though I had my fins on) really wore me out and my pulls were not exactly speedy.

    Oh well... tomorrow night is THE meeting. The new area master's team is being revealed - and unless something drastic happens, I will be switching from my current team to the new team. I just hope the workout schedule and fees are do-able for me. Otherwise, I'm training on my own, which I can do. I just know myself well enough to realize that I'll train harder if I am swimming with other people. I guess time will tell what my immediate swimming future holds.

    As for my long-term goals, those haven't changed. I'd still like to work towards adding the 200IM and 200 Fly to my racing schedule and I'd like to earn qualifying times for USMS Nationals (especially for 2012 LC Nationals). Since it no longer looks like I'll be swimming with a Y-affiliated team, Y Nationals in Ft. Lauderdale next year will be definitely out. Glad I went this year.

    As this era ends, I am a bit sad. I haven't ever swam for a team other than ISF. Then again, they cancelled the only practice I can make it to - and got rid of my favorite coaches. Maybe someday, the Y here will learn that ISF swimmers are loyal to their coaches and team - and not to the Y itself. Too bad they are going to learn this lesson a little too late, eh? Oh well....

    That's all for now, folks. Enjoy your swims today!
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  12. Tue May 17th, 2011, 2:03 200 IM

    by , May 17th, 2011 at 12:27 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue May 17th, 2011

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    Whitney Coached
    UT, scy diving well (warm) & main pool
    6:30 to 8:00 dove in 6:32ish
    wore B70 training jammer
    swam with Nathan O & Mike V
    beside Tyler & Chris, Jim Paul & Larry


    WARM UP LCM
    3 rounds of
    200 fr 100 something


    Main SET:

    3 rounds of

    025 fl on 20
    050 bk on 40
    075 br on 60
    100 fr on 1:05
    rest 1:00
    200 IM fast
    rest 1:00
    100 fl on 1:20
    075 bk on 60
    050 br on 40
    025 fr on 20
    rest 1:00

    1) 2 IM went 2:20ish
    2) 2 IM went 2:15ish
    3) skipped 1st part, changed into FS2 legs
    switched from warming diving well to cooler main pool
    200 IM fast
    dove
    raced tyler & mike
    tyler & I were side by side & had a photo finish
    went 2:03


    assigned: 8 x 125
    did: 8 x (50 easy, 50 skip, 25 fast)
    Odds SDK shooter
    Evens: 6 SDKs FL

    ASSIGNED: 500 fr DPS, take as few strokes as possible
    DID: 5 rounds of
    (75 easy, 25 fast from a dive on 2:30)
    whitney timed last one
    roll start
    went 9.8


    Meets

    definitely going to
    2011 South Central Zone LCM Championships INFO
    Jul 22 - 24, 2011 in
    Shenandoah (Houston), TX
    We also got tickets to the American Idols Tour in Houston on Thu Jul 21st, so we're in town the day before the meet starts
    even though I plan to train for sprints
    I'll probably enter:
    Fri 400 IM
    Sat 50 FL, 100 FR, 50 bk or 200 IM, & 1 or 2 relays

    Sun 100 FL, 50 BR, 100 BK & 50 FR & 1 or 2 relays

    Auburn: Probably NOT going


    LIFE

    2 upcoming trips:

    1) Arizona
    Thu May 19 - Wed May 25th,
    Thu - Sun vacation
    Sun - Wed work conf at JW Marriott
    think is has a good pool & weight room

    2) Alaskan Cruise for my Parents 50th
    Sat Jun 11 - Sat Jun 18

    curious to see if how much training
    I'll do on these 2
    It's easier to train for sprints on my own.
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  13. Swam w/ age groupers today

    by , May 17th, 2011 at 09:02 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Roger put together a bunch of elite ags of various ages that swam this morning. His daughter showed up from Auburn along w/ another ex-MSA swimmer. Us old guys had our own lane and decided to try and keep up rather than do our own workout. It was fun even if it was a bit more intense than normal.

    SCY

    Warm up
    400 IM Easy
    3 x 150 IM - 3:00

    10 x 25 - :30 Odd 1 breath/even hard
    4 x 200 IM - 3:00 Kick 1st/2nd/3rd/4th 50
    I did 4 x 200 Free w/ kick

    10 x 25 - :30 Odd 1 breath/even hard
    4 x 200 IM - 2:55/2:50/2:45/2:40
    I converted IM to free as the time got harder
    300 Easy Recovery fly

    9 x 50 Kick - 1:00
    Descend 1-3, 4-6, and 7-9 switch kicks every three
    50 Easy

    100 Kick - Timed (Br - 1:28)

    8 x 25 IM Order Easy/Hard

    100 Cool Down

    (4150 Total)
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  14. Sprint??? What is a sprint???

    by , May 17th, 2011 at 07:30 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I was trying to get my sprints moving. At first I thought this would be a dismall attempt but as I did more I felt better at it. My times were not super fast but my stroke was better than it had been lately.

    My legs burned on the kick which ended up being a straight 500 because I could not make the interval. As long as my legs were burning and feeling itchy I figure I was getting something out of it.

    500 Free
    500 Free alt 25 tarzan/75 swim for each 100
    500 Free kick (no nothing but legs!!!)
    5x[1x100@2:00 Free easy
    ....[4x25@:45 Free sprint helld between :20-:22
    500 Free EASY

    Total 3000 meters

    I may have to do this workout every week for a while.
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  15. Monday, 5/16/11

    by , May 16th, 2011 at 11:37 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY


    Warm up
    300 swim back & free
    200 drills - back & free, 1 arm and fist swim
    4 x 75/1:25 build - free, focus was on holding 15-16 SPL
    4 x 25/30 strong - all back
    4 x 25/40 - 15 yd fast Ė 10 yd smooth - fast 15 fly, then easy free

    Main Set
    3 x 200/3:10 ds
    - went 2:45-2:40-2:35
    Kick 9 x 50/1:00
    - 1-3 flutter on belly w/board and snorkel, 50-55-58
    - 4-6 dolphin on belly w/board and snorkel, 60-65-65; 10 sr after ea
    - 7-9 flutter on back, 52-55-55
    1 x 150 IM
    - did as 25 fly/25 free/50 back/25 breast/25 free
    6 x 100/1:35 desc 3
    - free, went 1:22-1:20-1:17 both times

    Warm down
    - 100 easy back, free, & DAB

    Total: 2900 yards
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  16. Monday, May 16, 2010

    by , May 16th, 2011 at 07:18 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Kyle's birthday today - haven't seen him yet!! Ahhhh, college boys. He's my excuse for cake today tho!!

    Workout today: (an original idea by Terry, as usual)
    600 back/free
    6 x 100 pull on 1:30 - yes, the old lady was the hero & led the lane today!! Nothing like showing up a bunch of 13 year old girls!
    300 kick

    20 x 50 - groups of 5 - drill/build/build/drill/sprint on 1:00 - I was very daring on this, and actually did the last 5 breast
    100 EZ
    16 x 50 kick on 1:10 - descend 1-4, groups of 4
    100 EZ (I think I took 3 minutes to do this one!!)
    800 long & strong, low stroke count - exactly what I needed - 400 pull w/paddles & 400 w/fins. Effort on this was somewhat marginal


    TOTAL: 4300 LCM


    Seriously thinking about taking tomorrow off - just to give my shoulders a break - or more accurately, give my brain a break from swimming. Who would've thought I was kinda tired of swimming every day? I don't know what's wrong with me - just in the doldrums, I guess. Tired of getting up early to swim at 5:30 am, tired of having to race to the pool at lunch time only to get in a measly 2000, with few of my friends there. Swimming with children can be demoralizing. In retrospect I see my emotional biorhythms (hereafter referred to as EBR) were as low as low as could be. Figures. Tomorrow will be a better day.

    Updated May 17th, 2011 at 08:51 PM by Celestial

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  17. Monday, May 16

    by , May 16th, 2011 at 06:21 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    700 various

    Aerobic Sets:

    9 x 50 w/paddles:
    3 x free/kick using paddles as board/scull

    16 x 50 @ 1:00 or so
    4 of each stroke

    50 EZ

    Speed Work:

    10 x "25s" w/fins
    streamline dive down to bottom of pool, squat jump off bottom with fast dolphin kick

    10 x 25 w/parachute & fins
    odds = shooter on back
    evens = burst free

    50 EZ

    8 x 50 @ 1:30
    odds = 25 fast kick + 25 easy
    evens = 25 fast swim (IM order) + 25 easy

    100 easy

    Total: 2650

    Commentary:

    The pool water was very warm today, and this dulled my enthusiasm somewhat. I can't (or won't) do hard aerobic or longish sprints when it's that temp. Looking forward to swimming at GMU again.

    Hoping to learn about "real strength" with Jazz on Wednesday. I need to search for my weight lifting gloves.

    Updated May 16th, 2011 at 06:28 PM by The Fortress

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  18. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -05/17/11

    by , May 16th, 2011 at 04:47 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    LCM
    WARM UP:
    4 X 150 2@3:00 2@2:45
    1 X 300 5:15
    4 X 100 1:45
    1 X 400 -

    1 X 200 kick 5:00
    1 X 100 kick 2:30
    1 X 100 easy swim -

    1 X 100 easy 2:00
    1 X 100 fast 2:15
    1 X 50 easy 1:15
    1 X 50 fast 1:30
    Three times. All choice.

    1 X 100 easy swim

    3 X 400
    #1: IM 7:30
    #2: Stroke/free by 50 7:30
    #3: Free-negative split- -

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4500M
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  19. Something For Everyone....

    by , May 16th, 2011 at 04:09 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Toaay's workout had a little bit of something for everyone - kicking, pulling, drills, and stroke! Woo-hoo! Here's what we did:

    400 Warm-Up
    2 sets:
    - 4 x 50 Drill/Swim on 1:00
    - 1 x 200 Free FAST on 4:00 (got 2:40, 2:41)
    1 x 200 Kick on 4:30
    4 x 50 Kick FAST on 1:05
    2 sets:
    - 4 x 25 Fly (w/ fins) on :40
    - 1 x 100 Fly (w/ fins) on 2:00
    3 x 400 Pull on 7:00, descend w/i 100s (got 6:02, 5:57, 6:04)
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Yards - 3600

    All in all, today's workout was pretty fun. The 100 Fly's were a bit of a stretch, but I managed to do both 100s and didn't give up! YAY for me. And, I was pretty happy with the 2:40ish 200s - as I race about a 2:30 and was happy with holding 2 1:20 100s.

    Then, after work was another NFL Training Camp workout day - DB drills were pretty cool. My lower stomach muscles are definitely getting worked out with this program. Don't know how it will translate into pool speed when I finally am finished with the 60 days - and rested up again - but at least I'm having fun and enjoying doing dryland work.

    Two days until the meeting detailing the new masters group that is starting up here. I've pretty much decided that I won't be swimming with ISF any longer (that they cancelled my coached practice pretty much sealed the deal). The only thing I'm not sure of right now is whether I'll join the new team (as I don't know practice schedules and fees) or if I'll be swimming on my own and competing Unattached for now. Time will tell.... but I really hope the practice schedules are favorable because I'm much better off swimming with a team - I try harder during practice and am not as likely to slack off when other people are giving their all. That's my on that. But... if I can't make the coached practices (or can't afford the fees)....

    Stay tuned. As for me, I'm off to my daughter's track meet right now. Hope the sun comes back out and the temperatures rise just a tad.

    Enjoy your swims!
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  20. Mon May 16th, 2011

    by , May 16th, 2011 at 12:56 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon May 16th, 2011

    Sunday
    Did not swim but did a partial lift then had to cut it short

    I've got 2 trips coming up:
    1) AZ Thu May 19 - Wed May 25th, vaca and work conf &
    2) AK Sat Jun 11 - Sat Jun 18 Alaskan Cruise for my Parents 50th
    curious to see if how much training I'll do on these 2

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    LIFTED this morning

    Whitney Coached
    UT, scy diving well (warm)
    6:30 to 8:00 dove in around 6:34ish
    wore FS2 legs
    swam with Nate & Katie
    beside Marcio Tyler, Larry, sharon, & Mark

    WARM UP LCM
    2 rounds of
    200 fr 150 P 100 k 50 IM


    Main SET:

    50 DROP DOWN KICK SET
    start: 1:00
    Drop: 1 sec per repeat
    how: kicked fly on side, no fins, no sdk
    made :36, stopped

    100 easy

    10 x 100 fr on 1:30
    INX hold mile pace & get around 20 sec rest
    held 62's but my mile pace probably is 64, 5 or 6

    assigned: 5 x 200 fr on 3:00 desc
    did: 200, 100, 100, skip,
    200 easy speed
    went 1:55

    assigned: 20 x 25 on 30
    did: 3 rounds of ( 2 easy 3 skip 1 FAST)
    dove
    whitney timed 2 & 3
    went 10.1, 9.79


    Meets

    Friday may 13th I officially put zones on my calendar, I'm definitely going
    2011 South Central Zone LCM Championships INFO
    Jul 22 - 24, 2011 in
    Shenandoah (Houston), TX
    We also got tickets to the American Idols Tour in Houston on Thu Jul 21st, so we're in town the day before the meet starts
    even though I plan to train for sprints
    I'll probably enter:

    Fri
    400 IM

    Sat
    50 FL, 100 FR, 50 bk or 200 IM, & 1 or 2 relays

    Sun
    100 FL, 50 BR, 100 BK & 50 FR & 1 or 2 relays

    Auburn: Probably NOTgoing