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  1. Report on Meet #2

    by , June 13th, 2011 at 07:34 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Went down to Sarasota for my 2nd meet as an old lady - wasn't too bad, but I think it would've been much more fun if I had some team mates with me - of course, that would be presuming that I had team mates. . .

    Got down to the pool with 20 minutes left of warm up - I was in heat 3, fortunately, so I got in a nice little 900 easy for "warm up" - the pool was really cool, especially for Florida summers - nice to have Geothermal cooling!! Went out waaay too fast - and considering the effort, you would think my first 100 would have been an awesome 1:15 or something - no, it was a 1:21. However, I was clever, and had David put my split on the counter, instead of the lap, so I was able to kinda check myself as I went along - was holding mostly 29's & 30's - and felt like a "thrashing slug" by the end. I have a lot of work to do. Saturday was quite fun; the meet started at 11:00, and David & I went to a few of the cute little shops down there, found this adorable Scandinavian Shop, yada yada - started off the 200 free feeling pretty good - and beat what my guessed entry time was by about 5 seconds. (Same on the 800) - the 100 breast was next - and I was sorta feeling the exhaustion around 75m, again, was better than my guess by about 5 seconds. The 400 free was the best - I was in lane four - and I just went out very calmly "long & strong" - and did a 22 for the first 100. Then a 27, 28, 25. Was leading the entire heat until about 325m, when my friends in lanes 5 & 6 turned on the back burners & left me behind. Rather humiliating - that they had that much energy left at the end there!! Gotta get more good training under my belt - especially some repeats on quick intervals. However, once again, beat my guessed entry time by about 5-7 seconds.
    Sunday was the worst - woke up with tummy trouble (probably from Saturday's breakfast) and tried to make it through my events, but ended up scratching - swam the 200 breast trying really hard to not have to get out and vomit - especially at the end where the bulk head was - my fellow swimmers would not have appreciated me if I had!! Drove home with a cool cloth on my head & was still kinda nauseous this AM, so skipped practice (nothing like getting OOB at 5am, driving to the pool, and realizing you should have stayed in bed!!).

    Have "relearned" something this weekend - stop worrying about what the other swimmers are doing & whether or not you win your heat, or even your age group - go in there with the attitude that this is a challenge between you and yourself only - can I hold this pace, wonder if I can go such and such time - boy - my stomach was in knots most of Friday & Saturday until the 400, when I decided to just swim my own race - so glad I finally remembered how to do that!!

    Next on the agenda: Ocala one day meet in July (200 & 400 free, maybe the 100 or 200 breast just to break it up)
    And Nationals in August. Of course, now David can't go with me, and if I don't have anyone to "be with" I might not go - it's very hard for me to go solo to these things. I do have my hotel reservation, so I might consider asking if anyone (female) wants to split the room - but if she does, I hope she doesn't swim my events!

  2. 5K Postal

    by , June 13th, 2011 at 01:28 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    Didnt swim Saturday and then did the 5k swim yesterday evening with my club in Boise. It went pretty good considering I am not a distance swimmer. Did the swim in just under 1:28 which is my best time of the 3 times I have swam this event. I now have about 6 weeks to prepare to swim the 10K.
  3. My weekend: Brighton loop + 8 Bridges test swim

    I had a really fun weekend of open-water swimming. On Saturday I went to Brighton Beach and swam the 5K loop with my swim buddy Hannah. The day was overcast and on the cool side, and the beach was almost empty. It reminded me of late-fall days out there, when the crowds have left and the CIBBOWS swimmers practically have the beach to ourselves. There was an east wind, and it kicked up some nice rolling waves from that direction. Swimming into them we got tossed around pretty good, and then when we turned around and swam with them it felt like we were just bodysurfing along. The water had warmed up enough that we could stop and chat every half-mile or so, or simply play in the waves, before continuing on. We even did a little IMing on our way back from the pier—fly and breaststroke were really fun going into the waves.

    Afterwards we spent a pleasant hour hanging out on the beach with some fellow CIBBOWS swimmers. Cool overcast days are my favorite kind of summer beach day—I actually prefer sitting bundled up on the beach, and not having to worry about getting too hot or getting too much sun. Several other locals who are relay or solo swimmers in next weekend’s around-Manhattan swim were out, so I got to talk about that upcoming event with others who share my excitement. It was a good relaxing morning with friends, and a great way to start to the weekend.

    Sunday was part of a second test swim for the upcoming 8 Bridges event. I got up early and took the bus up to New Paltz, then was driven from there to a marina in Saugerties, where we picked up our boat for the day. (In addition to his amazing OW feats, Dave drives a boat pretty well.) We spent the day going to different locations on the river, measuring currents, and doing some swimming. A photographer from my local paper came on board near the Rip van Winkle bridge and took some pictures (we also had a writer with us for the day taking notes—it’s very cool but not surprising that this swim is attracting some media attention!) At one point I tried swimming against the flood current—I think I was in for about a half-hour, and swam for all of 0.4 miles. I started laughing when I was swimming south by the bridge stanchion, and swimming, and swimming, and still looking at the very same brick in the bridge support on every breath.

    The stretch of river we were on was breathtakingly beautiful. We started the day nearly 100 miles north of the city, and everything seemed so peaceful and lush up there. During our time on the river we saw a couple of bald eagles, lots of herons (one flew right by our boat with a fish in its mouth), cormorants, and swans in flight. Someone even spotted a beaver or otter in the water by the riverbank. It was so interesting to be out on the water during the change of tides, and sense the river changing direction as morning turned to afternoon. It’s not always obvious when you’re traveling in a boat which direction the water is moving, especially when there’s wind, but as we motored by channel markers I learned from Rondi to look for the eddies behind them to judge the direction and strength of the current. You could also see eddies and little swaths of counter currents near to shore, especially where there were little coves or other interesting shoreline features. And whenever we stopped the boat to gauge the current, it was cool to feel the shift as the boat’s forward momentum gradually gave way to the river’s movement, and to just float along for a bit in whatever direction the river wanted us to go.

    We did readings from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge to the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge. That section will be the first stage of swim in July, one of two stages I’ll be doing. Traveling the length of that swim by boat was great—it gave me a preview of the views I’ll have while I’m stroking along. It was also a bit sobering. That’s a really long swim I’ve signed up for! That part really sunk in during the day’s excursion—I feel I have a new respect for just how far eighteen miles on the river actually is.

    After the readings were done, we had time for some just-for-fun swimming before taking the boat back to the marina. We swam north against the ebb current, since that was the direction we needed to take to get home. I got in a stretch of good swimming with Clare, Suzanne, and Rondi. We were swimming not too far from shore, and it was really magical feeling how the current shifted as I moved slightly further in or out in the river. Occasionally I turned around and did a few strokes south—when I was with the current I just flew along, and probably covered the same distance in 6 or 8 strokes that had taken me 20 or 30 when swimming north. The sun poked out from the clouds during our swim, and a heron flew overhead—I did backstroke for a bit to watch it.

    After we’d had enough swimming, we got climbed aboard and headed back to the marina—we pulled in just as the rain started to fall, so our timing was really good. Over dinner I got to hear about some of the logistics for the upcoming swim—putting on an event like this is impressively complicated!—as well as discuss some more long-range OW plans, and just celebrate another good day spent on the water with friends. It was an excellent way to close out the weekend. On the train ride home I watched five of the other six stages roll by—the tracks run right along the east side of the Hudson, which makes for a very pretty train trip. We also went over the Spuyten Duyvil bridge, which is a tricky part of the MIMS course where the Harlem River meets up with the Hudson.

    And now the appeal: The 8 Bridges swim is raising money for three very worthy causes—Riverkeeper, Launch 5, and CIBBOWS--that are helping to make swimming in the river safe and accessible. I’m really grateful that the river is now a beautiful place to swim, and happy both to support these organizations and to spread the word about their work to my friends. If you’re interested in supporting the 8 Bridges swim and making a donation, click on my fundraising page. Thanks!
  4. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -06/14/11

    by , June 13th, 2011 at 11:54 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    2 X 100 2:00 1:45
    2 X 200 3:45 3:30
    4 X 50 1:00 :50
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 5:00
    2 X 100 kick 2:30
    4 X 50 kick 1:15
    1 X 100 easy swim

    5 X 200 Pull 3:20
    Descend 1-5

    4 X {3 X 50 1:15
    All choice. Swims 1&2 moderate, #3 @ 100%

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    Swim Workouts
  5. Monday Workout - 600s

    by , June 13th, 2011 at 10:36 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Not much rest today. Dave led the lane until an ex-HS swimmer got warmed up. He cruised, we drafted. Didn't take him too long to drop us but it was fun trying to keep up.


    Warm up
    200 Free/200 Kick/200 Free

    200 Br down/Free Back /200 Pull/ 200 Br down/Free Back
    200 Bk down/Free back /200 Kick/ 200 Bk down/Free Back
    200 Fl down/Free Back /200 Pull/ 200 Fl down/Free Back

    300 Pull / 300 Free down/ IM Back
    200 Free / 200 IM / 200 Free
    6 x 100 Free

    4 x 50 Kick
    200 Free negative split
    4 x 50 Kick
    2 x 100 Free negative split
    4 x 50 Kick

    200 Cool Down

    (5400m Total)
    Swim Workouts
  6. One of Those Days

    by , June 13th, 2011 at 10:23 AM (Adventures in Swimming)

    It started with my right goggle leaking.
    I tightened the strap. No help. I dealt with it for a little while.
    During which I caught my finger on the lane line
    on a push off of the wall on a backstroke turn.

    So to the locker room to get another pair of goggles.
    I grabbed 2 pairs. A speedo socket rocket someone gave me.
    And a pair of clear Swedish No gasket ones.

    Well the speedo's were dark but didn't leak.
    I used them for 10 min's or so. Still couldn't
    seem to get moving. So I switched to the clear
    Swedish. It was amazing. I instantly felt like swimming.
    So the last 15 min's of practice felt good.

    So from now on clear goggles inside!!! Save the
    dark ones for outside swim's.
  7. 400's

    by , June 13th, 2011 at 08:02 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Testing out the elbow, still having issues.

    Had 2 ultrasound treatments, as well as ice and heat. I think my computer work is not helping at all either.

    3x400@:10 Free
    400 Free kick w/fins
    400 Back w/fins 10 kicks then stroke
    400 Free w/fins kick rotational
    400 Back (testing my elbow)
    400 Free w/snorkle easy

    Total 3200 meters
  8. Sunday, June 12, 2011 LCM Pentathalon Results - Corvallis

    by , June 12th, 2011 at 11:25 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Wow, what a meet. ~40 people: 5 heats doing the 50s, 2 heats doing the 200s, and 3 heats doing the 100s, then a 10 minute break and repeat. They only swam with 4 swimmers per heat to make it last a little longer, but we were still getting pretty tired. It felt more like an extended rest lactate workout.
    My gridge with That Guy has been completed. He beat me in the 200 Back, and I took the other 4 races.

    200 Back: 2:39.49
    I was 2 seconds slower on this race, and not sure why. My 2:37 was outdoor in windy and sunny conditions, yet today was indoors. I don't know.
    [nomedia=""]YouTube - ‪6-12-11 200 LCM Back - Corvallis, OR‬‏[/nomedia]

    I'm in Lane 4, That Guy in Lane 3

    200 Free: 2:12.80 (best masters time by 2 seconds) New LMSC Record.
    I felt really good on this one. I still remember TG's comment afterwards. He said something like "well you were too far ahead of me to try to catch up, so I just hoped you swam a fast time". Thanks TG!!!
    [nomedia=""]YouTube - ‪6-12-11 200 LCM Free - Corvallis, OR‬‏[/nomedia]

    I'm in Lane 3, That Guy in Lane 4

    200 Breast: 3:04 (6 sec. slow, 4 sec. slower than last week) BUT...
    I did a 100 Breast split request in this one. I had an outside shot at the 100 Breast LMSC record, and this would be my last opportunity so I went for it.
    100 Record: 1:21.40
    Did: 1:22.03 (missed it by .63 seconds)
    I looked up at my split on the clock and was a little dissappointed, but it was a crapshoot if I made it anyway, and I still had my gridge with TG, so I couldn't swim too easy on the next 100.
    [nomedia=""]YouTube - ‪6-12-11 200 LCM Breast (100 Split) - Covallis, OR‬‏[/nomedia]

    I'm in Lane 4, That Guy in Lane 2
    Video Note: My dad was following the wrong guy (with red cap) so I missed the last 50.

    200 Fly: 2:29.89 (3 seconds slower that last week)
    Good splits, I was just tired. I didn't want to take it out very hard cause I would've been killed. I did know that all the other competitors were probably feeling the same, if not worse that I was so I just pushed on. Coming off the last wall I just did a superman streamline glide with no SDKs but I felt OK so I went for it on the last 50. It hurt, but no piano. Kept my breathing 2/1 or 1/1 throughout the majority of the race.
    [nomedia=""]YouTube - ‪6-12-11 200 LCM Fly - Corvallis, OR‬‏[/nomedia]

    I'm in Lane 4, That Guy in Lane 3

    400 IM: 5:28.21 (5 seconds slower)
    Wow, I was tired by this point. I semi-pushed the fly, cruised the back (TG passed me here), breaststroke exploded off the wall for my 1st pullout to catch TG, and freestyle never looked back. I felt good considering the circumstances of the day.
    [nomedia=""]YouTube - ‪6-12-11 400 LCM IM - Corvallis, OR‬‏[/nomedia]

    I'm in Lane 4, That Guy in Lane 3

    This was a tough day and I'm glad its over. No more LCM Distance Pentathalons for me (at least this year).

    Oh and to add to the list:
    Pools I’ve competed in since starting Masters (Mar. 2009) SCY unless noted

    • King County Aquatics Center, Federal Way, WA
    • Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
    • Sandpoint West Athletic Club, Sandpoint, ID (SCM)
    • Briggs YMCA, Olympia, WA
    • Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee, WA
    • Helene Madison Swim Center, Seattle, WA
    • University of Idaho – Moscow, Moscow, ID
    • Hood River Aquatics Center, Hood River, OR (SCM)
    • Tualitan Hills Recreation Center, Beaverton, OR (LCM)
    • Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, OR (LCM)
    • Bainbridge H.S. Aquatic Center, Bainbridge, WA
    • South Davis Recreation Center, Bountiful, UT (SCM)
    • Oak Harbor Aquatic Center, Oak Harbor, WA (SCM)
    • Canby Swim Center, Canby, OR
    • Juanita H.S. Aquatics Center, Kirkland, WA
    • Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Coeur d’Alene, ID (SCM)
    • Seattle University – Connoly Center, Seattle, WA
    • Kino Aquatics Center, Mesa, AZ
    • Orchard’s Pool, Lewiston, ID (LCM)
    • Wenatchee City Pool, Wenatchee, WA (LCM)
    • Osbourne Aquatic Center, Corvallis, OR (LCM)

    Updated June 13th, 2011 at 12:14 AM by jaadams1

    Swim Workouts , Meets
  9. Sunday, June 12

    by , June 12th, 2011 at 09:45 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Warm up:

    700 EZ

    10 x 25 shooters

    10 x 50 w/paddles @ :50
    odds = free
    evens = kick

    Speed Sets:

    8 x burst 25s dolphin kick on belly @ 1:00

    100 EZ

    8 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ) @ whatever
    4 kick, 4 swim

    8 x 50 fly w/fins @ 100 LC easy speed pace (breathing often) @ 2:00
    -- went 29s
    -- I was having trouble breathing on these. Probably need to start using my asthma medication more regularly given the air quality. Plus, I waited 2 weeks to refill my singulair -- dumb. I hope this improves; hard to do lactate sets otherwise.

    50 EZ

    8 x 50 dolphin kick w/fins @ 1:00
    odds = easy
    evens = fast (went 27-28)

    200 EZ

    Total: 3600



    Took yesterday off. Spent a chunk of the day having Fort Son fitted for his Felt F4 bike and getting bike gear. He promptly went off on a 65 mile ride with Mr. Fort, who pronounced him a natural.

    Made it to the pool today for some speed work. Spent much of the rest of the day at the mall () getting needed items for the vaca -- only 5 days till we leave.
    Swim Workouts
  10. Two months away; Insanity completed

    by , June 12th, 2011 at 08:28 PM (Why I swim . . .)
    Haven't swum since April 18th. Looking forward to going back to NOVA tomorrow!!!

    Completed Insanity (great results!) and then took a week off but ran two times during that week.

    Can't wait to get back into it!!!
  11. Lake side Sunday

    by , June 12th, 2011 at 01:55 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    Last night some type of front must have passed through this area because I was greeted by 57 degrees of crisp, breezy sunshine! The lake temperature was posted to have plummeted down from 81to 74....Perfect!
    My friend Beth and I jumped in and enjoyed great water for a 2+ mile swim. We probably would have done the whole 5K but an annoying ski boat kept buzzing around going way too fast in the no-wake zone. This type thing makes me nervous and gets me out of the perfect zen swimming mood very quickly, so we headed back to the dock and settled with what we had.
    On the way home we stopped at the charming "Broccoli Bill's" organic grocery store. We got some yummy cookies to munch on the way home! I also scored some great looking salmon for the grill and a couple delicious peached!
    Happy Sunday !
  12. Slipping out Saturday

    by , June 11th, 2011 at 04:56 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    Due to predicted storms this morning we worked out at Monon Center. I had to get up extra early and slip out the back end of my neighborhood due to the 1st annual Carmel Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K Runs which ended up shutting entrances and exits to Brookshire down for a few hours.
    If I'd realized today was my 6th day in a row I would have stayed home and slept. Truthfully I ended up swimming like I was still in bed. I just wasn't into it at all. Tomorrow morning we're swimming at the lake. I am hoping the Morse proves to engage me a little more than the pool.
    **3 X (400 Free / 200 IM / 100 Free / 50 Free) ? interval
    **300 Kick with no fins
    **8 X 25 kick w/ no fins.
  13. Easy float in the Bath Water Pool

    by , June 11th, 2011 at 02:52 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Did not do too much today. Did some coaching of the masters swimmers and then the kids came in. I figure I would finish the week with an easy workout. Hoping my elbow will be better by next weekend at the meet.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    500 Free kick
    500 Broken

    Total 2000 yards
  14. Saturday Workout

    by , June 11th, 2011 at 02:16 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Short course today. Kind of good to go back to the old walls for a while.


    700 Warm up 400 IM/300 Free easy

    4 x 100 Free - 1:30
    600 Kick/Drill/Swim

    2 Times through
    * 200 Kick
    * 4 x 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 200 IM
    * 4 x 75 IM Order (50 Easy/25 Hard) - 1:30

    3 Times through
    * 200 Pull
    * 25 Free
    * 50 Free
    * 75 Free
    * 100 Free Hard

    200 Easy

    6 x 75 - Kick/Drill/IM

    200 Cool Down

    (5700 Total)
    Swim Workouts
  15. One long week!

    Our team just finished a week of free swim lessons while participating in the Swimming Saves Lives program. We had three sessions each night from 5:15 till 8:00 each night. I have to admit that some how it wore me out but it was all worth it! We tried to target children and adults that normally would not have a chance to take swim lessons. I still think that the team had more fun than the students.

    Numerous people have signed up for lessons next week and throughout the entire summer. My favorite comment that I heard was from a man that was so proud of himself that he said he going to take a picture of himself with his certificate and post it on facebook. I recieved numerous hugs and even a note written in crayon that said "I love you."

    What a AWESOME program!!!

    Anyways, I was hoping for a light practice this morning and was what we got.

    400 Mix up
    5 x 50 Br swim
    4 x 50 Br kick
    Alternating Genie drill and holding a weight

    3 x through w/fins
    2 x 150 Fl kick
    1. On back holding a weight
    2. On stomach
    2 x 25 AFAP kick on back

    5 x 50 fly
    4 x 100 back
    3 x 150 breast
    2 x 300 free

    200 w/d


    Just what I needed to finish out a busy work week along with the fun lesson schedule. Genie drill is when you fold your arms in front of you and then just kick breast stroke. The goal is to keep you hips up and head down. You move slow but it works.

    I would love to have a nap but since I have not had one since my girls entered the world I will go on with my regular Sat. chores.
  16. Swim-Friday

    by , June 10th, 2011 at 11:53 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    Swimming with total cerebral engagement was today's theme during a solo swim @ Monon Center. All the freestyle was done totally working on form and not on an interval.

    **250 Freestyle / 250 Pull / 200 Kick / 200 IM
    **4 X 75 Drill/Swim/Drill Freestyle rest :15
    **4 X 50 Drill/Swim Freestyle rest :10
    **200 Freestyle extend middle finger to wall. Breath every 3 strokes.
    **300 Pull w/ paddles
    **400 Free straight swim rest 1:00
    **2 X 200 Free rest :15 between
    **4 X 100 Free rest :10 between
    **4 X 100 IM @ 2:00

    3,500 scy

    I am systematically going to work my way through Swim Smooth's "Catch Masterclass." On Nasti nights I'll do the regular workouts with the team but on my solo days I'm doing all technique work.
    The dvd is divided into lessons all focusing on developing a good catch and feel for the water. Each lesson has 4 or 5 drills to supplement the lesson and a video of world class swimmer's demonstrating the skill properly executed. I hope this helps. I may need a coach of some sort to check me out every now and then to make sure I'm on the right track. I've got one in mind.
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  17. The second pool's the charm

    After taking a day off I felt much better today, and ended up having a really nice workout with one of my regular swim buddies. The day didn’t start off so well. We met up at Riverbank for early-morning lap hours, but after we’d waited around a bit for the pool to open one of the staff came out and told us there would be a 15-20 minute delay, because the pool was really dirty and they were cleaning it. (It had been very hot here in the city the last two days, which meant way more pool users than usual yesterday afternoon and evening.) The “really dirty” part sounded a little dodgy, but we decided to wait around and see what the pool looked like when they finally opened up. After about 15 minutes, we were informed it would take at least another hour to clean the pool. Some other lap swimmers started wondering aloud at this point what exactly was in the pool. . . I decided I really didn’t want to know, so I didn’t stick around for that discussion.

    My friend and I decided to decamp down to the 25y YMCA pool where we’re both members. The water there was clean and cool, and we had our own lane for some of the workout. Here’s what we did:

    1000 scy warmup (400s, 200k, 200s, 200im)

    3 x 1000, done as 2 x (400 fr + 50 bk + 50 dr)
    [I did these very relaxed at about 1:20 pace, with around a minute in between.]

    Then I did a little breaststroke work on my own:

    100 breaststroke kick

    150 breaststroke alt. drill/swim by 25

    6 x 25, odds easy FR, evens BR sprint

    200 warmdown

    My fast breaststroke was feeling more coordinated than usual. That’s good, since the schedule for LC nats means that I’ll do a fair amount of BR and IM events there. I had my own lane for the sprints, so I was able to focus on keeping my head down during the breath without worrying about kicking anyone.

    I was fortunate to get in such a long relaxing workout this morning, since the rest of my day turned out far more hectic than I was anticipating. I’m looking forward to some good open-water swimming this weekend!
  18. Friday, June 10

    by , June 10th, 2011 at 04:32 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands w/Jazz:

    external rotators

    alternating hammers for warm up, 15 DBs x 2 x 10, each arm

    Jazz did pull ups. I suck at these so I did a few v short sets of chins.

    DB row, 30 x 1 x 10 each side, 35 x 1 x 10 each side

    floor DB bench press, 40 x 4 x 10
    -- Jazz corrected me so that my elbows were sticking out more.

    face pulls, 15 at 2, 4, 5, 6, 5 (12 reps on last set) mystery weights

    HS hi row (while Jazz was doing more bench pressing), 140 x 1 x 5, 160 x 3 x 5

    hanging straight leg raises 4 x 10-15
    There is something I'm way better than Jazz at! When I teased him about it, he just said "It's not core day." Hmm ...

    deadlifts, warm ups with bar, 95 x 1 x 3, 115 x 1 x 3, 125 x 1 x 3. Then shifted to singles. 1 x 135, 145, 155.
    -- From what I recall 155 is my max deadlift. I was surprised I could do this much as I hadn't done them in ages. Jazz had to correct my technique again -- feet closer together, ass out, etc. This seemed to help significantly.

    altitude drops from high box (maybe 3.5 feet this time), 2 x 10
    -- There is one box higher than this. But this may be the highest I can go without risking injury.


    Much more fun lifting with Jazz than lifting alone. And it's great to have someone show me how to to the lifts with good technique. We were at it for about 1.5 hours (not hurrying of course). I have a more than sneaking suspicion that I may be sore tomorrow. Came home, hopped in my own pool -- not remotedly near a lap pool like Patrick's -- and paddled around some.

    Updated June 10th, 2011 at 05:05 PM by The Fortress

    Strength Training and Dryland Workouts
  19. Double FAST Fri Jun 10th, 2011 LCM

    by , June 10th, 2011 at 03:58 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Double FAST Fri Jun 10th, 2011 LCM

    Ran into Josh Davis in the parking garage, he was leaving just I was arriving. We spoke a bit, said he's working on a video with Jason Lezak on how he trains.

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    Tyler Coached
    UT, main pool LCM again
    noon to 1:15 dove at 12:08
    wore FS PRO jammer
    swam in my own lane beside Ed, Bob, Steve &

    13 min choice
    did 50's on 50 went 400

    Main SET: LCM

    assigned 2 rounds of
    100 fr 80% on 2:00
    100 fr 90% on 3:00
    100 fr 100% on 4:00
    400 fr FAST for time
    200 fr easy

    swam easy on the 100's
    cruised the 1st 400, arms hurt
    stopped several times, went 5:30

    skipped 100's
    swam the 2nd 400 strong
    but could only muster a
    4:44 split 1:05, 2:18, 3:32

    guess I'm a bit fried and tired from this morning

    assigned 3 rounds of
    (200 fast for time, 50 easy) on 5:00
    skipped 1 & 2

    200 IM FAST on #3
    went 2:26 out in 1:08

    100 easy


    2011 South Central Zone LCM Championships INFO
    Jul 22 - 24, 2011 in
    Shenandoah (Houston), TX
    will 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
    Swim Workouts
  20. Thurs June 9, 2011

    by , June 10th, 2011 at 03:24 PM (Canuck Countdown)
    Kinsmen Aquatic Centre
    WWU Pool (SCM)

    100 swim @ 1:45
    25 kick / 75 swim @ 1:45
    50 kick / 50 swim @ 1:45
    75 kick / 25 swim @ 1:45
    100 kick @ 1:45

    10 x
    (5 athlete exits / 50 Breast @ 1:30
    alt with
    wall kicking --> turn --> 10 meter breakout--> 50 free @ 1:30)

    Main Set
    200 Pull @ 3:40 (2:23)
    2 x 100 Back @ 1:40
    400 Pull @ 7:00 (5:03)
    200 IM @ 4:00
    400 Pull @ 6:40 (4:57)
    4 x 50 IM Order @ 1:00

    10 x 50 kick with fins using board as "snowplow" or "tombstone" @ 1:00

    200 EZ

    Total Distance = 3800 meters