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  1. Return from the....

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 10:09 PM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    bed! Since Tuesday late morning, I've been sick and in bed. Felt fine when I woke up Tuesday morning, but all of a sudden, I got hit with a fever, a headache, aching joints, cough, etc. I stayed in bed most of the time from Tuesday until this morning. Still have a hacking cough and some congestion. I was tempted to try to swim yesterday or today, but this thing had the feel of something that could turn into something worse like bronchitis or pneumonia if I didn't rest.

    I like the old philosophy of the neck rule discussed in this article:
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/10...out/index.html

    Basically, the article says that if you have symptoms below the neck, don't work out. Even today, I would say I was somewhat borderline. I did, however, do a very light weight workout as follows:

    Squats: 1 set of 20 with bar

    Bench press: 45 x 12, 55 x 10, 65 x 8, 75 x 6

    Lat hi row: 90 x 10, 110 x 8, 120 x 6

    Torso twists: 2 sets of 20

    Toe raises: 3 sets of 10

    Bicycles: 1 set of 50

    Good morning darlings: 1 set of 50


    Will see how I feel tomorrow before I decide on a workout. For right now, I'm thinking that a good kicking workout where I keep my head above the water might be good. On the other hand, I may just do a light jog. After being on my back for several days, it might not be a bad idea to do some upright exercise.
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  2. This workout kicks my ass!

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 08:07 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    I did a workout that I've done before, today. It kicked my butt the last time and it did again. Also it's Friday and I ran 4.5 miles yesterday in 40 minutes etc which is obviously a factor too.
    However it feels good to finish the week well worked out and knowing you can grab rest in the morning...but I have PT but I don't mind that.

    Warm Up

    300 EZ

    Pre Main

    200 Pull no paddles 3:30
    150 Kick
    100 Swim build

    Main
    6 x 75 1:15
    1 x 50 1:30 Recovery
    4 x 75 1:15 Faster
    1 x 50 1:30 Recovery
    2 x 75 1:10 Very Fast
    1 x 50 1:30 Recovery
    4 x 75 1:15
    1 x 50 1:30 Recovery
    6 x 75 1:15
    I think I need to write this up for me on my intervals, rather than trying to adjust on the fly; I can't keep up with my copy which gives the 75's on 1:05, 1:00 and :55 I probably need to add the 10 seconds or more. I take 1:30 on the recovery 50's vs the written 1:00. It still kicks my ass!

    Post Main
    I'm flagging at this point
    6 x 100 Pull 1:45
    6 x 50 K 1:15 held on 1, 2 & 3. 4 & 5 I had to take extra :15 my legs were gone, and I barely made
    6 x 25 EZ/ Fast alternates on :30

    Kick Set

    500 Fin kick

    Cool Down

    3 x 50 EZ

    Went to lift after this but felt energy was lacking in the arms and lats for chins and pull ups but I did some. Glad to be home.

    Updated March 12th, 2010 at 09:53 PM by SwimStud

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  3. Still on the Couch, Friday, March 12

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 04:17 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Still a couch potato. Still neti potting. Still not swimming. My face hurts, which I hope is not a precursor to a sinus infection. This was not the kind of "rest" I had anticipated before my meet next weekend ... and I hate not being able to exercise. The meet is still a week+ away. But I definitely won't swim sick -- not worth it unless it's a taper meet. Glad I signed up for a lot of 50s!

    Here's an article about body fat analysis that I thought might interest Q and Tim:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bod...lyzers/AN01789

    And an interesting article on dieting myths:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...ng-health.html

    I thought Gull's article on circadian rhythms and athletic performance was good too.

    http://www.the-aps.org/press/journal/07/8.htm

    I didn't think my night owl tendencies were all in my head!

    And for recovery after runs:

    http://www.active.com/running/Articl...tm_medium=feed

    Updated March 12th, 2010 at 05:32 PM by The Fortress

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  4. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -03/13/10

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 01:57 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Friday workouts were knocked out by lightning. We'll swim them on Monday, so no post for a Monday workout.

    SATURDAY SCY

    WARM UP:
    2 X 250 4:00
    5 X 100 1:30
    10 X 50 :50

    1 X 100 easy 2:00
    1 X 50 fast 1:15
    1 X 50 easy 1:15
    1 X 100 fast -
    We'll go off the blocks on the fast 100's
    Three times through.

    20 x 25 :40
    Sprint 20 yards, no breath. One minute rest after #8 & #12.

    8 X 50 1:10
    25 underwater/25 fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    3500Y
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  5. More counting strokes

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 01:35 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    Friday, 3/12/10
    SCY, solo

    Maybe I'l eventually "get it" and a lower stroke count will seem natural.

    300 swim free
    200 kick on back in streamline
    200 pull alt. 50 free/50 choice
    8 x 50 on 1:00 alt. 25 drill/25 build choice
    (alternated free & back, fist drill and count strokes)

    Swim 8 x 75 on 1:20 free holding 14-15 strokes
    (held 14 spl averaged 1:05-:07)
    30sec rest

    Swim 6 x 75 on 1:25 free holding 15-16 strokes
    (held 15 spl averaged 1:02-:03)
    1 min rest

    Swim 4 x 75 free on 1:30 holding 17 strokes, this should be a little faster.
    (held 16 spl averaged :58-:60)
    100 easy

    Kick 6 x 25 on 45 with 15m underwater on each
    (did odds face down, evens on back with 16-17 sdk, kept uw between 13-15y)

    200 swim down

    Total: 2900 yards
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  6. Fri Mar 12th 2010

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 10:52 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fri Mar 12th 2010

    going to be in Orlando FL
    Tue Mar 23rd - Sun Mar 28
    need to figure out where to train
    hope to go to Typhoon Lagoon & body surf

    was so fried last night from all my late nights
    I crashed early

    lifted weights yesterday afternoon


    TODAYS SWIM PRACTICE

    Swim Center
    scy, main pool, Blocks
    Chris coached
    5:30 - 7:00
    swam with James, Mike and Terra
    beside tyler jon, doug & Max
    dove in at 5:35
    wore B70 Full

    warm up:

    swam easy till 5:50


    Main Set

    18 x 100

    1 - 5 fr 85% on 2:00
    held 59's - 61

    #6 easy

    7 - 11 92% kick on 2:15 (fly on side, no board)
    went 1:09, 7, 6, 6, 5

    #12 easy

    13 - 16 fr strong on 2:30
    held 56 & 7

    rested 8 minutes

    #17 FAST from a dive
    went 49.8, split it 24.6 25.2


    #18 easy

    100 easy

    25 SDK
    roll
    mike timed
    went 10.0

    100 easy

    2010 MEETS:


    April 9 -11 The Woodlands, TX Countdown
    2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships
    INFO


    May 20 - 23, 2010 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Aquatic Center COUNTDOWN
    2010 USMS Short Course National Championships
    Order of Events
  7. Long course and I had to share, yuck

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 08:15 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It is fine when you share with someone your speed but when you get a slow swimmer who starts just before you are ready to start an interval and have to leave them in the dust.

    500 Free
    5x100@1:45 fREE
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd fast
    5x100@2:00 back kick w/fins modertate to fast pace
    5x100@1:45 Free w/paddles & fins long & loose
    5x100@2:00 Free sprint 15 meters in to wall and 15 meters out rest easy
    500 Free w/snorkle

    3500 meters
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  8. 03-11-2010 Aquasol workout

    by , March 12th, 2010 at 07:39 AM (Swim like an Orca, but faster !)
    Aquasol 6PM-7:30PM
    Warm 200Fr 100P 100K
    Free Set (1000/1400)
    10x100 FR on 1:30 (~1:15-1:22)
    Fly Kick Set (3000/4400)
    1000 Fly K w/fins & board
    2x500 Fly K w/fins & snorkel (one 500 w/small Finis board, one w/o)
    10x100 Fly K w/fins and board on 1:45
    Sprint (250/4650)
    10x25 Sprint (mix IM) on:40 no breath on FR,
    100cool
    (4750 SCY)


    A lot of dolphin kicking!
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  9. Thursday Nasti Workout

    by , March 11th, 2010 at 10:20 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    I had a chiropractic treatment followed by grasston therapy right after school today. I dread these sessions soooo much all day leading up to it but I think they are helping my shoulder/neck situation tremendously. I usually take the night off swimming after my treatment but tonight I needed to swim. It worked out fine; no pain at all. The bruising was gaudy and ugly. I'm sure my lane mates thought I'd been beaten.
    Here's the workout:
    **600 Warm-up Swim
    **2 X 300 Freestyle on 4:30 interval (1st one paddles/fins, 2nd one plain)
    **4 X 50 Flutter Kick on 1:00 (I used fins)
    **6 X 100 (alternate stroke/free) on 2:00
    **200 swim with paddles/fins
    **4 X 50 on 1:10 Descending (:40, :40, :39, :38)
    rest 1 minute
    **4 X 50 on 1:10 Descending (:39, :39, :39, :38)
    **400 Easy Swim Down (200 Free/200 Back)
    3,000 scy

    TGIF!! I had a great week but I'm looking forward to the week-end.
    Meet Sunday at the University of Louisville! I'm not sure what I'm swimming; I'm deck entering.

    Next week is the National AAHPERD Convention here in Indy! I'm psyched! I'm going Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Saturday! The time off work will be great plus I am hoping to learn and make new connections with fellow professionals!
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  10. Immobile, Thursday, March 11

    by , March 11th, 2010 at 05:03 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Commentary Only:

    Well, this cold hit me like a ton of bricks and I am practically immobile. I am a couch potato; all thoughts of exercise have vanished. I think this is the kind of cold that will take some time to recover from. I just hope I can get out of bed to go to my kid's meet tomorrow am.

    The good news is that, despite some people's public gloating over my suit problem, I have ordered a new suit. And -- thanks to the fabulous Eney Jones -- I have a new back up B70 in my size, a leftover from her high school team. So I will be well clad at my champ meets and covered in the event of a blow out, no thanks to B70 customer service though.

    1. Here's a variation of burpees, called "warrior burpees" that looked interesting:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMsSqEWndWo"]YouTube- Body Weight Culture.com-Warrior Burpees Workout rosstraining[/ame]


    2. I also ran across this article on papaya, which I love:

    http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpps/news...100309_6475829


    3. Cutting Edge gear: Check out this cool 2010 tri gear from 2XU:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1258446196

    4. Eat your veggies!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rip-es..._b_170910.html


    5. Sprint Advice: I also have to record Michelle Chow's absolutely excellent sprint advice here so that I can re-read it. Thanks Michelle, you rock!

    Remember EVERY race starts with a dive. Or a backstroke start. Not just the 50 free. You knock 1/5 second off your start and breakout, that is 1/2 second of any event. Welcome to 59.50!!!

    You have one fast turn in a 50. But you have THREE in a 100. Even more reason to work on your turns!!!

    How to do it? Try these!

    Do 6 x, 8x, or even 10x if you can handle the body jarring - dive/breakout/FOUR fast strokes. Emphasis is on gettting the right angle of entry, streamline position, and up and into your race pace immediately, then shut it off. I find that doing 25's or even 12 1/2's sometimes inhibits me from getting that real blast-off feeling. It may not be practical to always do dives, but if you only do fast stuff from the wall.....you aren't starting from the wall in a race! NOT the same angle!!

    It sounds like your problem isn't so much getting the arms going, but if you have bad starts and splatting-turns, you are essentially doing 3 races from a dead start each time (at the official start, again when you break out, and once more after your turn). If you are "flailing" as you say, it may be because you haven't "set up" your initial momentum, so you have no choice but to start flailing to get your speed.

    Turn work: break it down completely. Start at the wall, get under the water in the EXACT streamline position (feet on the wall) you would PUSH OFF the wall on a flip turn. Take a big breath, now! Get under the water, and start from a DEAD start, and PUSH off, kick, break out, and take FOUR strokes. Same theory. You will feel EVERY inefficiency from a dead start.
    3. Reverse it, and practice going into the wall. Do it with stopping with your feet at the wall, or do the turn pushing off on your back. I like to focus on staying in alignment and not getting lazing and slapping my legs every which way and what the heck are my arms doing?

    Start with both hands on the wall. Kick freestlye, really hard, no breathing! Then have someone randomly yell, GO! and then you do an open turn as fast as you possibly can, kick off the wall, and take 4 fast strokes. It works best kicking freestyle, turning and going fly or breast.

    Dive, dive, dive. Again, it's part of every race! I usually take a day and do all those special things by myself. If you do 1 dive a day, that's hundreds a year. It will make a huge difference.

    Underwaters. I am a huge fan of these. I usually do 25's underwater right after my basic warmup (400 or 500). Usually 4 x 25 on 45 or 1 minute (SCM). I use that time to do a "body scan", and think about my joints loosening up, and to relax from my hectic schedule, and open up my lungs.

    Mental toughness! Do you know your breathing pattern for your 50 and 100's? You should. Do you execute them, without fail? In a race, do you know exactly where you are? These are things you can train your mind. It requires no physical effort! I like that!

    Think of it this way: You have to find the right 10 hits to put on your greatest hits album. You have to pick and chose the best (or lowest hanging fruit) 10 things to do that will maximize your performance in your chosen events, and you cannot have a profound weakness in any one area. Doing things you are already good at isn't going to make you better - but doing the things you really hate and are not good at will improve your performance! (And while I am on my soapbox - if you are doing "drills" on the same interval as you swim, then you either aren't doing them right or you are doing drills you are already good at, so pick something else! And don't swim on my feet! Grr!)

    Think about it this way: start & breakout & 4 strokes? 15 meters. In & out of 3 turns? 3 x 10 meters = 30 meters. The finish? 5 meters. That's 50 meters, or HALF of your race!!! I would classify these as more in the "mental" category - simply because it is a LAPSE of attention here that will impact your peformance. The middle swimming bits - you almost never hear people say - "I forgot to swim fast in the middle!" or "I really blew the middle swimming bits but I did hit my start, turns, and wow, did you see that finish?"

    Updated March 11th, 2010 at 05:30 PM by The Fortress

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  11. Thu Mar 11th 2010

    by , March 11th, 2010 at 02:00 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Mar 11th 2010

    in Orlando FL
    Tue Mar 23rd - Sun Mar 28
    need to figure out where to train

    swam on Wednesday
    didn't have time to post it
    can't remember what we did

    Went to Taylor swift last night,
    got home late
    forgot to turn my phone from vibrate to sound
    Overslept, woke around 5:55ish


    got this email about practice times

    next week:
    March 15th -19th all mornings
    M - F are
    6:30-8am
    Noons and nights are normal.
    Saturday 7:30 - 9am this week and next
    Sun 12 - 1:15 this week and next
    Have a great Spring Break and safe travels.
    Whitney



    TODAYS SWIM PRACTICE

    Swim Center
    scy, main pool,
    Whitney coached
    6:30 - 8:00
    swam with Michael Lovato, Ritchie, & erin
    beside tyler jon, larry & Max
    arrived close to 7:00 am


    warm up:
    missed it

    Main Set
    2 x 500
    missed the first one
    went 5:50 on 2nd one

    2 x 400 fr 75%, 90%
    went 4:21 on 2nd one

    2 x 300
    went 3:09 on 2nd one

    2 x 200 fr
    went 2:04 on 2nd one

    2 x 100 fr
    went 59 on 2nd one but smacked hands with Jon

    assigned 20 x 50
    odds: K fast evens: moderate swim
    did 10 x 50 k strong did some fly with no board & some flutter with a board


    2010 MEETS:


    April 9 -11 The Woodlands, TX Countdown
    2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships
    INFO


    May 20 - 23, 2010 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Aquatic Center COUNTDOWN
    2010 USMS Short Course National Championships
    Order of Events

    Updated March 11th, 2010 at 02:18 PM by ande

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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -03/12/10

    by , March 11th, 2010 at 01:50 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    WARM UP:
    4 X 100 1:45
    4 X 100 kick 2:15
    4 X 100 IM 1:45

    8 X 50 descend 1-4/5-8 :50
    16 X 25 up tempo :30

    3 X 100 free 1:30
    6 X 25 sprint kick :45
    Three times through.
    100's: 1 easy/1 fast/1 easy

    8 X 25 sprint 1:00

    3 X 100 IM 1:45
    2 X 100 50 fly/50 free 2:00
    3 X 100 IM 1:45
    2 X 100 back 2:00
    3 X 100 IM 1:45
    2 X 100 breast 2:00

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5250Y
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  13. Thursday, 3/11/10

    by , March 11th, 2010 at 12:20 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    200 swim free
    200 kick in streamline on back
    200 pull alt. 50 fr/50 back

    6 x 50 on 1:00, alt. Drill/build by 25
    (alt free and back. Drill was fist drill for both)

    2x around:
    {
    3 x 50 kick on 1:10 desc. 1-3
    100 easy
    3 x 100 swim 1:40 for free, 1:45 for back, desc. 1-3
    100 easy
    4 x 75 pull on 1:15 for free 1:25 for back (on free breathe every 3)
    Round 1 is free; Round 2 is choice.

    (for free: 60-55-52 on kick; 1:22-1:20-1:18 on 100's, and around 1:00 on 75's
    for back: 60-56-54 on kick, 1:32-1:28-1:25 on 100's, and around 1:10 on 75's)
    }
    Swim 4 x 25 choice on :30 #3,FAST all free

    Swim down 100
    --
    Total: 3000 yards
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  14. Felt alot faster today but I took a while to get there

    by , March 11th, 2010 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Tried working on some 20 yard sprints and they felt great. My stroke felt better, stronger and faster. Don't know if it actually was though.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 free kick w/fins middle 100 fast
    500 kick w/fins on back alt 100 back/100 fly
    10x50 Free from blocks as 20 yards sprint easy 30 back
    5x100@1:30 w/paddles & bouy as 50free/50back just make them this is a recovery
    200 free w/snorkle
    100 free kick w/snorkle
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  15. Wed., March 10

    by , March 10th, 2010 at 09:18 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Woke up with a head cold today. Seems to be going around according to forum comments. And it serves me right. I've been bragging all winter about how, while I was surrounded by sick kids, I've been perfectly healthy. Jimi would say this is superstitious, but I somehow think it is linked to the precipitous rise in temperature from 30s to 66 the last couple days. I did slog off to the gym and do a paltry dryland workout.

    Drylands:

    windshield wipers, 1 x 25
    elevated hip raise/pulse ups, 1 x 15
    elevated push ups, 2 x 15
    Icarian incline lever pull, 80 x 2 x 10
    dead bugs on bosu, 1 x 25
    hip hinges w/12.5 DBs, 1 x 15, each leg
    squats throwing med ball, 2 x 15
    hanging straight leg raise, 1 x 15

    prone scapular scrunches, 1 x 25
    internal and external rotators, 10 x 2 x 15, each arm
    seated straight arm dips, 60 x 2 x 25


    Commentary:

    I was really looking forward to a long steam after this. But, to my chagrin, the steam room was broken. I intended to go home and do P90X Stretch this evening. But after all the to and fro-ing with the kids, I'm too beat. I'm going to lay on the couch and watch vapid DVR'd TV instead. I'm hoping a good night's sleep will prevent it from worsening. Otherwise, I'll likely do a recovery swim tomorrow or take a day off.

    I still haven't heard from B70, so will call Megan tomorrow. Jim C. was making fun of me by saying they didn't have any kids' suits left. lol. I'm going to order another tech suit tonight as a precaution.


    Meets:

    I'm kind of excited! There had been another meet added to the PV masters schedule at the Freedom Center on April 10. http://www.vaswim.org/meets/2010/SUN...ril%202010.pdf. And warm up is not until 10:00 am. I plan on only 2-3 events: 100 breast, 50 back, 50 free. I would've liked to try my no breather 50 fly, but that's right after the 100 breast, so that will have to wait for Zones. This is a fairly fast pool only 40 minutes away, so it's a much better option for me than the Warrenton meet this weekend.


    FINA:

    Because I am a viciously competitive sort, , I did check to see whether some of my times made the FINA Top Ten. I improved over last year and had my first FINA TT in 100 fly.

    SCM:

    2nd, 50 back, 31.1
    3rd, 100 back, 1:09.8
    3rd, 50 fly, 29.6
    9th, 100 fly, 1:09.8
    8th, 50 free, 28.20
    8th, 100 IM, 1:11.5

    LCM:

    1st, 50 back, 31.99
    8th, 100 back, 1:14.6 (kinda shocked to see this here as it was my double calf cramps swim at Nats)
    3rd, 50 fly, 29.7
    6th, 50 free, 28.5

    The event I improved the most in was my SCM 100 back. Looking forward to checking up on some of my friends.


    Blender:

    Oh, and my trusty smoothie blender finally imploded this am. (Mr. Fort and I were just chatting about how it was likely going to be history soon.) I was covered in a blackberry based smoothie -- blech! I think I'm going to buy one of those Vita-Mix blenders.
  16. Monofinning for victory! //

    by , March 10th, 2010 at 09:05 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Had a good swim this morning after PT appointment. It went thusly:

    Warm up
    200 Swim snorkel
    200 Kick
    200 Pull paddles

    Main
    10 x 100 1:40 held 1:30's first was probably 1:20, but felt tired from the weights and running earlier this week.
    10 x 50 :45 these were tough, I was not getting them done as fast as I'd like but I am proud of the fact that I lost my interval around #6 and fought hard to get back on track for 9 and 10
    200 EZ

    Fly Kick Set
    10 x 25 MF shooters :30 did 4 front then 3 each side. Took a breath on some, especially near the end.
    10 x 25 shooters no fins :45 had to take 1 breath on these.
    100 MF on back
    100 SDK on back half way under halfway over with hands at side....tiring!

    100 EZ FR

    Breaststroke Set
    4 x 50 fast 1:15

    Kick Set

    500 fin kick with board

    Cool Down
    4 x 50
    4000 in about 90mins


    Later in the day I lifted weights and stretched for 45 minutes and had a muscle milk for recovery.
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  17. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -03/11/10

    by , March 10th, 2010 at 02:36 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY

    WARM UP:
    3 X 100 1:40
    3 X 200 3:00
    3 X 150 2:15
    3 X 250 3:45

    2 X 200 kick 4:30

    8 X 25 sprint kick :45

    2 X 100 stroke 2:00
    1 X 100 free 2:00
    4 X 75 stroke 1:30
    1 X 100 free 2:00
    6 X 50 stroke 1:00
    1 X 100 free -

    1 X 100 easy free 2:00
    4 X 25 sprint kick :45
    4 X 25 sprint*choice* :45
    Three times through breaking between rounds.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4900Y
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  18. Kicking and more kicking

    by , March 10th, 2010 at 12:21 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    200 swim free
    200 kick choice
    200 IM drill
    200 pull back
    200 swim free

    kick 4 x 100 w/15 sec. rest:one of each stroke, middle 50 faster
    swim 100 free w/15 sec. rest

    kick 4 x 100 free w/15 sec. rest: last 25 faster
    swim 100 free w/15 sec. rest

    kick 4 x 100 choice w/15 sec. rest: descend 1-4; #4 should be pretty fast
    swim 100 easy choice

    pull 8 x 50 free on 55: #3, 5, and 8 faster (but not all out) than the others

    200 easy swim down
    --
    Total: 3000 yards
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  19. Felt like I could have sleep swam today

    by , March 10th, 2010 at 07:26 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    So tired this morning but still had to go thru the ritual. I can't break the habit. Could have used a waterproof pillow on the first 500 free kick.

    5x200@3:30 Free easy
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd fast
    500 Free kick w/fins on side alt sides by 25 w/good dolphin kickouts
    10x50@1:00 Fly did last one in :34

    Pyramid Free w/paddles & bouy
    50@:45
    100@1:30
    150@2:15
    200@3:00
    200@3:00
    150@2:15
    100@1:30
    50@:45

    500 Free alt 50 free/50 drill

    Total 4000 yards
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  20. 03-09-2010 Tuesday Workout

    by , March 10th, 2010 at 12:29 AM (Swim like an Orca, but faster !)
    Aquasol - 6PM - 7PM


    Warm (400) 200FR, 200IM drill
    Pyramid Set (2000/2400)
    100FR, 200FR, 300FR, 400FR (on 1:30 multiples)
    Pull 400, 300, 200, 100 (last on 1:18)
    Kick (450/2850)
    4x75FR Kick no fins, w/board on 2:00
    2x75BK Kick no fins on 1:30
    IM Set (600/3450)
    6x100IM des. on 2:00 (1:35, 1:34, 1:33, 1:29, 1:25)
    Broken IM Sprints (600/4050)
    24 x 25 IM order on :30 by 100's rest :30.


    Cool 100 (4150 SCY)


    Tonight was just 2 masters (aged groupers) surrounded by
    little age groupers and some seniors (the Seniors that are on the High School team practiced earlier)
    I got a pair of TYR TI Racers goggles and they have a great unblocked peripheral view. It was nice to see the lane lines for a change without running into them all the time, I am able to keep my head back. I also demoed a FINIS shooter mono-fin & a trainer mono-fin a couple of days ago. I was inspired by the 2 free-divers featured on "The Cove" a few months ago( the documentary that exposes the sly Japanese and their terrible dolphin harvesting)...I liked the shooter, great for underwater work, and for getting air on the butterfly! I was told it greatly improves technique and I should feel and notice the difference.
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