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  1. Thu Sep 12th, 2013 SCY

    by , September 12th, 2013 at 11:11 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Sep 12th, 2013 SCY

    Swam: Tue & Wed
    Lifted Mon & Wed

    Hurt my left shoulder a bit on Tuesday while swimming fly.
    Guess I swam and wasn't fully warmed up.
    It just hurts on the recovery phase of the stroke but not to lift weights

    Saw a cool documentary last night called "Muscle Shoals"

    Henry Coached,
    Whitney's at USMS convention with Jim, Ed, Tyler & Mary
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in around 6:15
    swam with Paul
    Beside Kellie, Marcio, Ned Gull, & Larry

    Warm up
    did a 50

    Main Set

    12 x 50 done
    5 x 50 fr on 40
    50 K fast
    rest 30 sec to 1:00

    assigned: 12 x 100 done 5 on 1:15 1 K fast rest 1:00
    did: 2 rounds of (5 x (25 fr easy, 25 BR fast)) 100 K fast 1:00 rest
    went 16's on 25 BR

    assigned: 12 x 200 done 5 on 2:25, 1 K fast rest 1:00
    did: 2 rounds of (5 x (2 x(25 fr easy, 25 BR fast))) 200 K fast, 1:00 rest
    went 2:33 on 200 K, skipped the last 200 K

    Next Meets:
    considering one, 2 or a few SCM meets in Nov & Dec
    Not sure yet, Might do:

    Fri Oct 11 - Sun Oct 13
    Rowdy Gaines Classic

    Orlando, FL

    Nov 9 - 10, 2013
    WMST 2013 November Classic
    Shenandoah, TX 77385
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  2. Popped out a great workout today even with sinus issues

    by , September 12th, 2013 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Even with my drainage issues from my sinuses today turned into a great workout. Felt rough at first but after warmup I felt great!

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    15x100 descending intervals free w/paddles & bouy
    #1-5@1:35 held 1:26's
    #6-9@1:30 held 1:21's
    #10-12@1:25 held 1:21's
    #13-15@1:20 held 1:19's touch and go here but still made them!

    500 free EZ w/snorkle
    4x50 from block 15m breakout sprints odds free evens fly
    200 free kick w/zoomers
    100 free EZ w/zoomers

    Total 3500 yards
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  3. Wednesday 9/11/13

    Wednesday 9/11

    PM only SCY

    300 swim
    8x50 @ 1:00 odd: k/dr, even: dr/sw I.M. order
    6x25 @ :40 FL kick under H2O, get out and dive at each end

    5x200 @ 2:15 swim w/ paddles + snorkel
    100 EZ

    4x75 @ 1:40 FL/BK/BR no breath on FL
    6x50 @ :40 BK
    6x50 @ :45 BR
    6x50 @ :35 FR
    300 @ :20 rest I.M. kick (active recovery)

    300 EZ

    Total: 6100
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  4. Wed., Sept. 11

    by , September 11th, 2013 at 08:20 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    4 x 50 EVF drills @ :10 RI
    6 x 25 overkick free @ :40
    50 EZ
    12 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    150 EZ

    Main Sets:

    12 x 25 burst kick + cruise @ 1:00
    -- 4 belly SDK, 4 back SDK, 4 flutter kick with board
    100 EZ

    3 x (100 broken AFAP + 200 EZ) w/fins
    -- 4 x 25 @ :30
    -- breast (13, 13, 14, 14)(54)
    -- back (all 11s) (44 -- very good for right now)
    -- free (10, 10, 11, 11)
    50 EZ

    50 EZ
    3 x 100 DPS free w/agility paddles
    50 EZ

    3 x (50 @ 100 pace + 150 EZ) w/fins
    -- 2 fly (24s)
    -- 1 back (24 high)
    50 EZ

    Total: 3850


    I know it doesn't seem like much, but I am bushed. My body is not yet used to all out 100s. I will go easy tomorrow; supposed to meet up with Jimby. And we are getting our new puppy tomorrow!

    These are the main sets I gave to Pitt Masters tonight with A intervals. They are all very nice, but do not yet understand the true meaning of "fast" and "AFAP". heehee. Of course, I'm not sure I could even do that workout myself!


    4 x 200 free @ 3:00
    -- negative split, last 50 fast
    50 EZ

    2 x (4 x 100):
    Round 1 = free @ 1:45
    25 power kick (SDK as far as possible UW) + 75 DPS overkick free (slow arms, fast feet)
    Round 2 = stroke @ 2:00
    odds = 50 fast + 50 smooth
    evens = fast turns, perfect streamlines
    50 EZ

    3 x (4 x 50 w/fins + 50 EZ after each round) @ 1:00
    1 = 25 fly + 25 dolphin kick on back
    2 = 25 back + 25 dolphin kick on back
    3 = 25 breast + 25 dolphin kick on back
    4 = 25 free + 25 dolphin kick on back
    R1 = stroke is fast
    R2 = kick is fast
    R3 = best average

    16 x 25 “lactate blasts,” 4 of each stroke (fins OK) @ :35
    -- AFAP to 12.5-15 and then cruise the rest of length
    200 EZ
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  5. Tues/Wed Sept. 10-11, 2013 at the Y

    by , September 11th, 2013 at 03:31 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)

    I had to stay a bit late at work last least getting OT for it, but it was pretty physical, and dirty dirty work, in a small cramped space, changing out a few bearings on of the the dryer fans drive shafts. Luckily it was during a downtime period, or else I'd also have been working in an extremely hot and noisy area as well.

    I just headed to the pool for a relax my body type of swim, and I had no intentions of doing very much.

    500 Free
    10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00
    10 x 50 EZ Free @ :50 (#5 & 10 were Fly)

    1500 Yards



    8:50am, I got in just as the water exercise folks were clearing the pool, and they were pulling the lanelines back over into place for lap swim. Perfect timing. I still ended up sharing a lane with some guy who had a wide kick, but luckily I didn't have to tango with him.


    400 Free
    200 Flutter Kick w/ board
    400 Free Pull
    400 IM (50 Drill or EZ/50 up-tempo)

    Kick Set w/ short fins:
    200 SDK on back @ 3:00
    150 SDK on back @ 2:30
    100 SDK on back @ 1:30
    50 SDK on back @ :30 (I may have finally hit :30, but it may have still been :31)

    100 EZ

    10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board (no fins) @ :55 (held :48-:50s)

    Main Set:

    2 Rounds
    • 1 x 125 Free @ 1:45 (got about :15 rest)
    • 1 x 75 Free Fast @ 1:00 (got about :05 rest)
    • 2 x 25 Free Sprint @ :30 (15s)

    1:00 to "re-evaluate"
    4 Rounds
    • 1 x 125 Free @ 1:45 (1:30s)
    • 1 x 75 IM Fast (no Free) @ 1:15 (went about 1:00s)
    • 2 x 25 Free Sprint @ :30 (15s)


    I liked this set better with the IM work in the middle, rather than all Free. You'd be a bit tired from the 125, then have to do basically a Fast Broken 100 IM with double Free at the end. The bonus is the 4x thru.

    100 EZ and gone

    4100 Yards
  6. 09.11.13 - Wednesday workout

    by , September 11th, 2013 at 02:13 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Jonny. Jonny is staying with us from Scotland for a few weeks to train coaches and players in our AYSO soccer region. This is his off day so he swam w/ us, got back home and fell asleep. I'm not quite so fortunate. He's a pretty good swimmer but hasn't competed in 10 years. He hung in there for a while but his conditioning isn't quite ready for a 90 minute workout. Speaking of which, the workout was shorter today due to a lot more kicking. We just ran out of time at the end.


    600 Warm up

    3 Rounds of:
    * 25 Fly - :40, no breath
    * 25 Fly - :40, 1 breath
    * 50 Free - :40
    * 100 Pull - 1:20
    * 200 IM - 3:40, Up/down kick (:20)
    * 1:00 Rest
    * 200 IM Kick, hard ~ 5:00
    50 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 25 Free - :40, no breath
    * 25 Free - :40, 1 breath
    * 50 Br - :50
    * 100 Fly - 1:30
    * 200 IM - 3:20, Up/down kick (:20)
    * 1:00 Rest
    * 200 IM Kick, hard ~ 5:00

    200 Cool down

    (4450 Total)
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  7. Week 50 - Wednesday

    by , September 11th, 2013 at 10:15 AM (After a long rest)
    I lifted with my son last night which was really fun. Due to his age I set him up with the circuit training I have been doing but with a single plate(10lbs) on each machine, and worked with him on form and speed(slow). We had fun together and it was great talking to him as we worked across the circuit. We did swim bench as warm up and cool down and he really struggled with it. I guess I never really thought about it before but its sort of an unnatural machine. It was still fun though and he really enjoyed himself.


    5 minute vasa swim bench
    4x(10xbench press, 10 seated row hands inside, 10 seated row hands outside, 10xleg extension, 10xlower back machine, 10xleg curls per leg, 10xinclined bench, 10xmilitary press, 10xlat pull down with hands inside, 10xlat pull down with hands outside)
    5 minute vasa swim bench

    Todays swim

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 45
    10x50 free on 45

    Main set
    16x100 free on 2 mins best average

    Warm down
    300 easy

    Total 3100scy

    This was a great workout and was really hard to mentally keep pushing on the best average 100's. I mainly held 57s but the first, and numbers 13,14 and 15 were 58s. I went 56 on the last one. I need to figure out how to keep pushing when mentally I am fried. It wa snice today to have a higher intensity lower yardage workout. We swam this as group and all of us had a great set.
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  8. Feeling better this morning

    by , September 11th, 2013 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt better than I have been lately but still not 100%. Gained too much weight here lately and I seem to be hungry all the time.

    Today I decided to work my legs more since that is my weakness.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    5x100@1:45 as 50 free/50 back w/paddles went 1:30, 1:30, 1:27, 1:27, 1:27
    8x25@:45 free kick w/snorkle held :31-32 which is good for me
    5x50@1:00 back held :49's
    200 back kick alt 50 streamline/50 arms perpendicular
    5x50@1:00 free held :39's

    200 free w/strapless paddles & bouy
    200 breast kick
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  9. Tuesday 9/10/13

    Tuesday 9/10

    PM only SCY

    300 swim w/ under H2O turns
    6x25 @ :10 rest FR drill
    4x50 @ :10 rest 25 side-kick/25 under H2O FL kick

    9x300 @ 3:30 pull w/ buoy + paddles breathing 3-5-7 by 50 (held 3:15-3:17)

    150 EZ

    Total: 4150

    Had to cut the workout short again today due to other business, not to mention Kyle was in a bad mood (the kiddies were pissing him off) and so the 300s set was started over (was 8 as written, did 2, started over, then did 7 more before he stopped everyone to move on). As I was leaving, they were restarting the next set they did, so I am glad I left when I did. Life's too short to redo sets due to other people's idiocy.
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  10. Workout 09/10/13: OW and evening

    by , September 10th, 2013 at 09:48 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I had arranged for a quick OW swim this evening with Greg and Kevin before Masters practice, but Kevin had to bail (heading to Japan on business and needed to catch a conference call). Greg was brave enough to join me for a double session here at Lake Paren:

    We did a 29 minute swim and totaled 0.6 miles around half of the lake. To our surprise, the water temp cooled off considerably with some rain and thunderstorms that came through this morning - it was a cool 63 degrees! I think this was the coldest that Greg has gotten into, and he did great! The sun was setting slowing over the west end of the lake and made for a great swim!

    We stopped at my house in route to the pool to get some warm tea, then hopped right in (our warm up at the lake, which cooled us down a bit, had us ready to roll in the pool) for:

    8 x 125 (I did 150's)
    - odds = Fast 25 on 2:15
    - evens = 50 non-free on 2:30

    8 x 75 (kick/swim/pull) on 1:15 (Greg did 1:30)
    then I did 150 easy and out.
    (Masters/Rec/1950 yds/40 min)

    A great double-dip! I'll be in the water again on Friday ...

    Updated September 11th, 2013 at 02:02 AM by rxleakem

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  11. Fighting, not finding, flow...

    by , September 10th, 2013 at 08:17 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    Continuing the theme of really lackluster performances in the last two weeks, I just have not been clicking! I spent some time reviewing older blog posts from July and August, when I peaked I think, and I am a little disappointed in the fact that I can't pull off now the workouts and times that seemed to come a lot easier only a month ago. A lot of that has to do with the busier schedule now... sleeping less, spending many hours more at the desk hunched over the computer or the papers, getting tighter and tighter. Things just seemed to be flowing better last month, a workout could be hard but relaxing.

    Today I tried to slow it down a little and just focus on form (got some free coaching from Jen, the lifeguard at the Y, during a really slow stretch just before the HS girls team started arriving for practice). A couple of folks last night asked if I was really tired because I looked like my stroke was crossing over a lot... darn! First of all, I don't like working out at 8PM, but it was the earliest I could get there with my work schedule... but, yeah, I felt awful... nothing in the tank. I probably shouldn't even have been swimming. Anyway, I asked Jen to take a look at my stroke for a few lengths and we made some slight adjustments... my hips and shoulders seem to be off in rotation... they should be rotating together, but it looks like the wiggle has worked itself back into the stroke, with the shoulders leading and the hips following (is this too much focus on short axis drills of late?). So I tried to nail that down for a couple of lengths. Jen mentioned the stroke looks really good, but in breathing to the right I tend to cross over more and/or initiate the wiggle. OK, I paid attention to that for a couple of lengths and found that when I breathe to the right I start my pull a little earlier, this doesn't happen in breathing to the left... this is an issue I thought I had taken care of ages ago... yikes... all this crap is starting to creep back into my stroke. Granted, I've been focusing a lot more on the other strokes of late, but still! I guess the "adult-onset" swimmer can't take anything for granted!

    Humbling. Frustrating. Emotionally draining. As if life isn't dishing out large enough portions of these things recently, now they are creeping back into the pool-sanctuary.

    Also, I really hate the first few weeks back into a drylands routine. Talk about humbling! I've been sore for a week and a half straight without rest, even though I've only had three drylands sessions in the gym. Back to square one again?! Darn.

    Last night I did 3000, but should have just stayed home... with the exception of about 500 in drill-work I don't think any of the rest helped me at all (except to crush my fragile swimming ego... where are my running shoes? Maybe I should be dusting them off?!).

    Today's 3000 felt a lot better... I spent some time at the beginning working on form, as I mentioned above, and then my 100 IMs felt a lot stronger; not great, but not ridiculous either. Here's what I did:

    WU (1000):
    300 EZ fr/bk swim stopping every length or every other length to focus on a new issue.
    4 x 25 SAPs on :45 (this seemed much faster today than Sunday or Monday)
    4 x 100 IM on 2:00 (1:40-1:44; 5-6 secs faster than last night when I was going on 2:15)
    4 x 50 in 2IMO on 1:00 (:48, :49, :56, :44--not great)

    MS (1600):
    16 x 25 in 4IMO on :30
    6 x 50 fr on :50 (started at :40, but mostly :43--yuck!)
    6 x 100 fr on 1:40 (1:26, then mostly 1:27, last two in 1:29-1:30)
    6 x 50 fr on :50 (:43s)
    --Took a minute rest between each segment; it really helped that the girls team had started a couple of lanes over during my set of 100s, because it seemed like I always had someone keeping me on pace, making me push it just a little, no matter when my interval had me leaving... of course they were just doing their warm-up; sigh. I noticed when they stopped after the warm-up to transition, my times slowed back to the 1:30/100 range.

    CD (400):
    400 half-fly (3 SAPs, two full strokes, 3 SAPs, finish each length ez fr).

    3000 SCY/70 minutes.

    Updated September 10th, 2013 at 08:28 PM by mcnair

  12. 9|10|13 scy

    by , September 10th, 2013 at 04:59 PM (Blog)
    WARMUP (work)
    2 x 200 fr on 4:00 from block (3:10ish)
    1 x 250 fr on 4:00 from block (lost count and did an extra)
    5 x 200 fr on 4:00 from block (by the time I got out, had a few breaths, and blocked I was already 0:15 over interval. Caught up by the 3rd one for my needed 0:50 interval rest)

    500 of various drills
    3 x 50 fr on 2:00 from block as 25 fast/25 drill
    10 x 50 on 1:00 WF as 25 back/25 fly
    1 fully rested 25 yard free push with fins (11)

    Updated September 10th, 2013 at 09:25 PM by __steve__

  13. Mon & Tues, Sept 91-20

    by , September 10th, 2013 at 04:00 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    RC/scap ex, 15 min
    power wheel roll outs
    spin, 60 min


    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    4 x 50 scull w/agility paddles @ 1:05
    8 x 25 DPK shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    8 x 50 @ 1:00
    odds = double shooter w/:5 break at :25
    evens = EZ
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    4 x through: (a modified set from the HIT forum)
    with fins:
    50 fast @ 80-85% @ 1:00
    100 EZ @ 2:00
    50 @ 90-95%, broken at the 25 for :10 @ 1:00
    100 EZ @ 3:00
    25 AFAP
    125 EZ

    R1 = free (25, 22, 10)
    R2 = back kick (25, 22, 9)
    R3 = fly (25, 22, 11 flat) (breakouts better today)
    R4 = breast (30, 26 high, 12 high)

    6 x 25 w/parachute & fins & paddles @ 1:00
    150 EZ

    Total: 3700


    Didn't want to overdo the speed today, but still got in a decent workout.

    The big news is that we are getting a puppy. This is sooner than we had planned, but we are hoping it will help Lil Fort who is still miserable. Hopefully, she can't resist a cute new puppy. I fear this will put the kabbosh on me re-starting drylands in a serious way. I don't want to be away for the many hours it takes to do a dryland + swim double. I'll try to do core work at home. Maybe I'll get a kettleball to use in our downstairs exercise room. Getting adjusted to a new life is not for sissies. I am counting on poor sleep for awhile with the new puppy.

    The latest on HIT training:

    Updated September 10th, 2013 at 09:09 PM by The Fortress

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  14. 09.10.13 - Tuesday workout

    by , September 10th, 2013 at 03:55 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Did some swims I haven't been able to do before. Too bad I had to drop the drag suit to make it . Dave made his 500 GTD miles today. Great job Dave!


    600 Warm up

    6 x 50 - :45
    1:30 Rest
    8 Rounds of:
    * 100 Free - 1:10
    * 50 Kick - 1:10
    * 2 x 50 Pull - 1:10
    100 Easy
    Made 1:04s and 1:05s on the 1:10 interval. Dave was beating on me pretty badly so for the last one I dropped my drag suit and swam a 1:01.

    200 IM Kick - 3:30
    400 IM - 6:00 (made 5:33)
    200 IM Kick - 3:30
    100 Easy
    400 IM - 6:00 (made 5:30)
    200 IM Kick - 3:30
    400 IM - 6:00 (made 5:27)
    100 Easy
    I was really happy with the 400 IMs. I didn't have the drag suit on because I didn't think I'd make the kick interval. That let me push a little harder on the IM.

    12 x 25 - :30, IM order, odds no breath

    100 Cool down

    (5400 Total)
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  15. Monday 9/9/13

    Monday 9/9

    PM only SCY

    4x150 @ 2:00 light D1-4
    8x50 @ 1:00 odd: k/dr, even: dr/sw

    10x25 @ :40 360 under H2O FL kick w/ fins (use core to rotate while kicking)
    50 EZ

    Total: 2300

    All last week I was back in Cincinnati for my best friend's wedding. After Wednesday of last week I really didn't have time to get in another swim until today. The wedding wrapped up around 12:30 AM Sunday morning and I went back to my parents' house, slept 4.5 hours, and then drove the 9 hours back to Little Rock to make a 3:00 soccer game. I also played again at 6:15, and so today, I really didn't have time for much of a practice...still needed to grocery shop before I could start dinner, and didn't want to come home to a hungry (and therefore irritated) wife!
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  16. Week 50 - Tuesday

    by , September 10th, 2013 at 08:18 AM (After a long rest)
    I woke early again this morning but felt much less sore than the previous few days. My tris were tight but not sore to the touch. Today's workout was harder than I thought but compared to yesterday was pretty easy.
    Warm up
    1000 with snorkel

    Main set
    4x(3x100 over kick on 1.20, 2x100 IM on 1.20, 1x100 back on 1.10)

    Warm down
    3x250 on 3.45 swum as 50 free, 50 back, 50 free, 50 back, 50 fly

    Total 4150scy

    I held 1.04-1.05s on free and were swum as recovery from the previous set. the IMs I held 1.10s and the 100 back I went 1.06-1.08. I was surprisingly tired after this set and was appreciative of a long warm down. I am heading to the weight room tonight with my son who has decided to do some light weight training. We will most likely do the cardio circuit I did last Thursday adapted for him.
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  17. another slackard kind of day

    by , September 10th, 2013 at 07:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today my sinuses are draining and it is no fun. I have no energy and just feel blah. Still swam because I need to move my back muscles or I'll be stiff all day.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x50@1:00 free w/paddles & bouy went :41,:41,:39,:39,:38,:38,:38,:37,:38,:37
    8x25@1:00 torque drill w/paddles
    8x25@:45 shooters w/zoomers
    200 1 arm fly alt rt/lt by lap
    8x25@:45 fly
    200 free EZ

    Total 2500 yards
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  18. A little kickin' & pullin'

    400 mix up
    3 x (3 x 75) @ 1:15,1:15,1:30
    Rd 1. >3 SDK off walls
    Rd 2. >4 SDK off walls
    Rd 3. >5 SDK off walls
    **descend by round
    **option of last 25 of each 75 done as 3 breaststroke pull outs

    Kick set
    3 x (3 x 50 + 2 x 75) @ 1:10/1:45
    -50's AFAP
    -1st 75, 50 EZ + 25 sprint
    -2nd 75, 25 EZ + 50 sprint
    4 x 100 w/fins @ 1:45
    -on belly taking 3 hard strokes into walls
    -concentrate on body position

    100 EZ

    Pull set
    4 x (125 + 75 + 2 x 50) @ 1:45/1:15/:50/1:10
    125's @ 80% stay long
    75 build to 90%
    50's AFAP

    100 EZ


    Not too bad tonight. As much as I hate to admit it, we need to do more kicking in our workouts. I don't swim with a strong kick and know that I need to implement kicking into it. Stupid kicking!
  19. Today and Yesterday (9|9|13)

    by , September 9th, 2013 at 06:27 PM (Blog)

    20 x 25 fr on 0:30 WF (18 - 20's)

    10 x 25 fr fast on 1:00 WF (13 - 14's)

    500 fr easy
    500 fr WF (6:something)

    forgot distance

    5 x 50 well rested, moderate-hard (36, 30, 29, 28, 30)

    • tried new hand position in the laboratory

    6 x 25 FK on 1:00 (19, 20h, 20h, 20h, 20h, 22)

    • difficult to walk on deck

    New hand position for starts is with right hand over left, and seems consistantly good.

    My usual, but former, method (with thumbs locked on top) was potentially very quick. It's just that it only worked less than half the time, and less as I got tired. I was a little obstinate in trying to make a failure work, but it felt so good when it did connect and thought I could grasp and refine it. Unfortunately the more I tried, the less I succeeded with it.

    Maybe I could get the hand clinch method to excel
  20. 09.09.13 - Monday workout

    by , September 9th, 2013 at 04:04 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam Saturday at HSA with Dave, Dave, Bob, Mary, Don and a couple others. Had a good swim and was a bit faster than I usually am on Saturdays. I did a little more than 5K total. This morning, I swam w/ Dave, Dave, Roger and Meredith. Felt sluggish at first after soccer yesterday. Eventually picked it up and had a good day. I was really happy w/ the IM even if I was drafting.


    600 Warm up

    2 x 100 Free - 1:30
    2 x 100 IM - 1:30
    2 x 100 Free - 1:30
    1:00 Rest
    5 x 200 IM - Odds @ 2:45, Evens @ 3:15
    100 Easy
    The IM was supposed to be all on 2:45. We decided to do odds free on 2:45 and evens IM on 3:15. At the last moment, Roger decided to go all IM. I told him I'd do it but he would have to lead the lane. Surprisingly, I made it and with some rest. The trick was closing the 5 second gap on fly and drafting the rest of the way. I still gave up a lot on backstroke but I was making 2:40s. On the 3:15 interval, I was going fairly easy and still making 3:00.

    5 Rounds of:
    * 100 Up/Down Kick - 1:30 (:05)
    * 100 Pull - 1:30 (rest!)
    * 100 Up/Down Kick - 1:30 (:05)
    * 200 @ 3:00, convert Free -> Breast (2:57 on last one)
    100 Easy

    6 x 50 - 1:00 Stroke/Free

    100 Cool down

    (5300 Total)
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