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  1. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 07/24/2015

    by , July 23rd, 2015 at 12:12 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/rest workout
    LCM

    WARM UP:
    4 X 150 2:45
    8 X 50 1:00
    50's: 1-4: long and smooth/5-8: descend to fast

    3 X 200 free 3:30
    Negative split all 3

    8 X 50 kick 1:20
    1 X 100 easy swim

    6 X 50 build/choice 1:20

    3 X (start-turn-finish

    1 X 50 blocks @ 100%
    3 X 50 easy warm down 1:15

    optional for 800/1500 swimmers:
    10 X 50 @ pace 1:00
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  2. Taper, day 9. Ready to rock.

    We had an early (0530) practice at the Texas Swim Center this morning because of TAGS. The touch pads were in. Shared a lane next to the UT women's team (not again!) with Mark, David, Colin, Jim, and Larry. Whitney coached.

    Warm up:

    800 free

    Main set:

    5 x 100 @ 1:35; swam behind Larry and caught a nice draft, holding 1:19-1:20 easily

    Rested for a minute while my lane mates continued the set (4 @ 1:30, 3 @ 1:25, 2 @ 1:20, 1@ 1:15) then went 4 x 100 @ 1:30 at 800 race pace with Whitney timing (no draft)--1:17, 1:18, 1:19, 1:18

    300 easy

    2000 meters

    I fly out to the West Coast tomorrow evening. I will sleep in tomorrow morning and skip practice, as this has worked well for me in the past. I plan to be shaved and fully rested on Saturday.
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  3. Week 147 - Thursday

    by , July 23rd, 2015 at 08:57 AM (After a long rest)
    I had another night where I woke up at 2am and could not go back to sleep. Yesterday was another long long day and I was whooped when I went to sleep. Today is my last dry land and it was very easy followed by a nice easy swim.

    Weights
    3x(vasa swim trainer done as 1:30 on the machine, :30 rest)
    2xshoulder bands and light weights focused on rotator cuff on left shoulder joint.
    1x(flutter kick with arms extended(like back kick), oblique v sits, leg lift, one leg knee to nose planks, 90/45/15 leg lifts done as :45 seconds of exercise, :15 seconds rest). And 1min rest between rounds

    Swimming LCM
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50
    4x50 open,close, easy, fast on 1min with fins
    200 easy

    my right knee is still giving me some discomfort both in and out of the water. It's much better than it was so fingers crossed it's on the mend. The bands are really helping with my shoulders and I have not had any discomfort from them in a while. Getting older sucks. I am trying to enjoy the journey but these little niggles along the way get old.



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  4. Another leg day

    by , July 23rd, 2015 at 07:44 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Another leg focused day today. Trying to loose the fat on my thighs or atleast tighten up some.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@3 free w/snorkle as 15m kick/20m swim/15m kick/15m swim/20m kick/15m swim
    300 breast kick
    500 free
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 2500 meters
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  5. Week 147 - Wednesday

    by , July 22nd, 2015 at 08:37 PM (After a long rest)
    I went to sleep really fast last night but woke at 2am needing to go to the bathroom but somehow made the decision I did not want to get out of bed and lay there for an hour before getting up and not going back to sleep. I swam ok today and felt pretty decent in the pool. We did our normal Wednesday race pace workout with a small change and a really long high intensity kick set. I was pooped at the end today but happy with my performance. The pool was setup LCM.

    Work is still really tough and I have a lot of balls I am trying to keep in the air and it's very emotionally draining right now. I meet with my boss on Friday and hope to get some of his input on some of my business challenges.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 1min

    Main sets
    4x100 IM on 1:45 with instructions to go smooth but start to elevate our heart rates
    3x(4x50 on 1min at 200 race pace, 100 easy on 2mins easy)
    100 easy
    400 kick with fins on 6mins
    300 kick with fins on 4:30
    200 kick with fins on 3mins
    100 kick with fins on 1:30
    4x50 fast kick on :45

    Warm down
    100 easy

    On the IMs I held 1:20s and felt pretty smooth. On the race pace set I was faster and easier/smoother than the past two weeks holding :30/:31s throughout. Most were solid :30s. I was pretty tired at the end of the set. The kick I did streamline back kick and really worked my underwaters. I may start playing with a nose clip in practice and try it in some scy races next season. I feel like my underwater are getting better on my back. I held 1:15 pace so got lots of rest. On the 50s kick I was holding :30s which felt really strong.

    I plan on doing a single round of abs tomorrow and an easy loosen up type swim. Hopefully I will get some sleep tonight!
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  6. Taper, days 7 and 8

    Well into the taper now and feeling fairly smooth in the water. Yesterday I was paged out of practice at 0630 but did manage 1400 meters. Today I shared a lane with Larry, Taylor, Mariah, Sharon, and David. The pool was set up as an eight lane competition course for TAGS. Whitney coached.

    Warm up:

    6:00 swim/6:00 pull/6:00 kick

    Main set:

    16 x 200 as 4 sets of 3 with 100 kick in between rounds; I swam a total of 6 x 200,
    1 - 4 as 25 fly/175 free (aerobic) @ 3:15 averaging 2:50 and 5 - 6 as 50 back/150 free (aerobic) @ 3:15 averaging 2:55.

    6 x 50 @ 1:05, 400 race pace; held :36-:37 from a push

    100 easy

    2400 meters
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  7. Mon-Wed, July 20-22

    by , July 22nd, 2015 at 01:56 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Monday:

    Didn't have a chance to do much today as Teen Fort was here. I got in a quick 4 mile walk-job before work.


    Tuesday:

    Swim/LCM/Solo @ Lebo

    500 various
    4 x (25 scull + 25 DPS free w/paddles)
    6 x 50 done as 25 fast + 25 EZ @ 1:15
    100 EZ
    5 x (50 @ 100 pace ( 2 swim, 3 kick) + 50 EZ) @ 3:00
    10 x 50 kick w/fins
    100 EZ

    Total: 2700 m


    Heated power yoga, 60 min

    I ditched out 15 minutes early. I was tired and my stomach has been bothering me some since getting back (another symptom of jet lag, I've read).


    Wednesday:

    Swim/LCM/Solo @ Lebo

    500 various
    4 x (25 scull + 25 DPS free w/paddles) @ 1:10
    3 rounds with fins:
    1 x 500 kick
    R1 = alternate 50 dolphin + 50 flutter
    R2 = back, alternate 50 uptempo & 50 EZ
    R3 = alternate 50 dolphin + 50 flutter
    50 EZ
    8 x 50 single arm fly @ 1:10
    100 EZ

    The pool shifted to SCY and I did about 650 more all easy.

    Total: 2850 m/650 y


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

    I was tired today from yesterday's double. Plus, I think it's more exhausting to try to get back in shape in long course rather than short course. So I just went easy today -- though 500 kicks in long course seemed like a looong way. Plus, my shoulders were sore from yoga. The instructor must have called for 10,000 high to low pushups and down dogs yesterday. I'm not convinced chaturangas are the best for the shoulders anyway, but after awhile I quit doing them.

    Pitt is closing for annual maintenance on Aug 1, much earlier than usual. They say it will be closed at least 2+ weeks, but it could be a month. They still need to do some ceiling work. If it's closed a month, that's a huge bummer for me (and for my masters swimmers). I like swimming long course outside, but I do much higher quality workouts inside.
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  8. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 07/23/2015

    by , July 22nd, 2015 at 12:41 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/rest workout
    LCM

    WARM UP:
    2 X 200 3:45
    2 X 150 2:40
    4 x 100 1:50

    8 x 50 kick 1:20
    #5-8: 25 fast/25 easy

    6 X 100 2:15
    Choice. Perfect technique swims.

    6 X 50
    odd: blocks--25 sprint/25 easy
    even: build to race finish

    $$$$ RACE PACE SET $$$$$$
    2 X 100 broken @ race pace 5:00
    Broken :10 @ 50

    Meet swimmers warm down

    1 X 300 4:30
    3 X 100 descend 1:40
    Two rounds

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

    Updated July 23rd, 2015 at 12:07 PM by RickMile

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  9. When the chemicals are off

    by , July 22nd, 2015 at 07:25 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I came out of the pool with dry mouth. Chemicals were off yesterday and today but today was worse.

    5x200@4 free #1swim #2kick #3drill #4pull #5swim
    4x200@3:20 free w/paddles & bouy
    2x25 EZ
    3x200@3:20 free w/paddles & bouy
    2x25 EZ
    2x200@3:20 free w/paddles & bouy
    2x25 EZ
    200 free w/paddles & bouy
    350 free EZ

    Total 3500 meters
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  10. Week 147 - Tuesday

    by , July 21st, 2015 at 09:48 PM (After a long rest)
    Today was a crazy crazy day with lots of local driving, incredibly hot weather and non stop meetings. I am only now slowing down to write up this mornings workout. I slept great and my knee is feeling much better and the ice the past few days has taken all my swelling down. I don't specifically know what I did but I had some swelling and pain on the right rear of the knee that runs through the knee, right to left. Today I really backed off the abs and even supported my right leg while doing abs so I did not put any extra stress on my knee. I also reduced the swimming today and felt much better as a result.

    Weights
    3x(vasa swim trainer done as 1:30 on the machine, :30 rest)
    2xshoulder bands and light weights focused on rotator cuff on left shoulder joint.
    2x(flutter kick with arms extended(like back kick), oblique v sits, leg lift, one leg knee to nose planks, 90/45/15 leg lifts done as :45 seconds of exercise, :15 seconds rest). And 1min rest between rounds

    Swimming LCM
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50
    200 back easy


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  11. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 07/22/2015

    by , July 21st, 2015 at 12:49 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    taper/rest workout
    LCM

    WARM UP:
    3 X 100 2:00
    2 X 150 2:45
    3 X 100 1:45
    1 X 200 negative split

    2 X 100 kick 2:30
    1 X 100 swim 2:00
    2 X 100 kick 2:30

    1 X 100 easy 2:15
    1 X 50 @ 100% 1:30
    Four rounds, choice

    6 x 100 2:30
    #1: easy
    #2&3: 50 strong + turn/50 easy
    #4-5-6: 25 sprint/75 easy

    Nationals swimmers warm down

    6 X 200 pull 3:00
    1-3: 150 cruise/50 fast
    4-6: negative split

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy
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  12. Legs again

    by , July 21st, 2015 at 07:23 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My arms were so sore I did mostly legs today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@3 free w/snorkle as 15m swim/20m kick/15m swim/15m kick/20m swim/15m kick
    500 breast kick
    500 free

    Total 2500 meters
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  13. Taper, days 4, 5, and 6

    Felt more rested on Saturday; I shared a lane with Larry and Jake in the diving well. Whitney coached.

    Warm up:

    6 x (75 free/50 IM/25 kick)

    Main set:

    12 x 150 as 3 x (3 @ a challenging interval, 1 easy--25 free/25 stroke, IM order); we swam the first two rounds on 1:55 (I held 1:47) and the last round on 1:50 (I held 1:44, pulling the first two repeats, and felt strong)

    200 easy

    2900 yards

    Yesterday I swam an easy 1200 meters in Barton Springs wearing a sleeveless wetsuit. This is about a third of what I usually swim there.

    This morning I shared a lane in the main pool at the Texas Swim Center with Larry, Kristy, Sharon, Andrea. Whitney coached.

    Warm up:

    4 x 300, a mix of swim, drill, kicking

    Main set, twice through:

    5 x 100 @ 2:00, 85%
    1 x 100 easy
    4 x 100, :10 rest (broken 400)

    I swam one round, leading the lane on the 5 x 100 and holding 1:19-1:20 (HR = 144); I swam behind Larry on the broken 400 and went 5:06 from a push (1:15/1:17/1:17/1:17) which was a very strong swim for me. My goal for San Jose is 1:11/1:16/1:16/1:16 which I believe is within reach as I will be shaved.

    300 easy

    2500 meters
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  14. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 07/21/2015

    by , July 20th, 2015 at 03:10 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Taper/Rest workout
    LCM

    WARM UP:
    5 X 100 2:00 1:45
    4 X 50 descend 1:00 1:00
    Two rounds, round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 400 kick

    3 X 50 moderate 1:10
    1 X 100 3:00
    Four rounds-choice
    100's: Rounds 1-3: strong-85/90%
    Round 4 @ 100%
    Nationals swimmers warm down

    4 x 200 3:20
    4 X 150 2:30
    Pull--last 50 fast on all swims

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy
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  15. Workout 07/20/15: morning

    by , July 20th, 2015 at 10:02 AM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Enjoyed a great end to the weekend as the two Lena's made it home safely. Had a late lunch at friendly's before relaxing a bit at home. It's under shower roll thru really evening before we headed over to the drive in to watch minions and Jurassic World. Home late but up early for a stretch-out swim

    Regular warm-up
    600 shark swim
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  16. 7|20|15 SCM

    Piscina Olimpico Roly Bislik (LCM set up as 25M)

    This was my 3rd masters practice ever done. Dropped in a little late, swam for about 45 min. Everyone was doing their own thing so it worked out for me

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    6 x 50 on 1:00
    • fr for all but one was br

    6 x 50 flutter kick on 2:00
    • first was 048, last was 053

    400 of drills with fins
    4 x 50 fr hypoxic on 2:00, broken to 25 on 0:30


    Neck has been sore for about 2 weeks but it's improving


    After masters workout I drove to the SE tip of the island
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    Updated July 20th, 2015 at 02:18 PM by __steve__

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  17. Week 147 - Monday

    by , July 20th, 2015 at 08:47 AM (After a long rest)
    Once again I had a good night of sleep but was very stiff when I woke up. My right knee is still giving me some problems and took a while to get loosened up today.

    The he pool was set LCM.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 1min

    Main sets
    12x50 free with snorkel on :50 getting heart rate up
    5x100 on 1:25
    4x100 on 1:20
    3x100 on 1:15
    2x100 on 1:10
    1x100 on 1:05
    200 easy
    12x50 on 1min done as odds back drill, evens back
    4x(100 kick on 2mins, 50 kick afap on 1:30)

    warm down
    200 easy

    On the warm up I felt hideous but started to feel better on the transition set. The water was warm again today and I felt more fatigued than usual on the 5,4,3,2,1 set. I held 1:07s throughout. I was really happy with this set; just wish I felt better. I had to dig deep on this set. I tried catching my breath on the back set and used it as active recovery. On the kick set I was holding 1:50s on the 100s and :42/43s on the 50s. This should be the longest we go for a while and I feel like I just went over the top of the big hill I have been climbing for several months. We should now be coming down for nationals. I iced my right knee after practice and hope it gets back to normal soon.
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  18. A tough one today

    by , July 20th, 2015 at 07:32 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was a good one today. The rest of the week I am on call which stinks.

    500 free
    4x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy
    4x150@2:30 free w/paddles & bouy
    8x100@1:40 free w/paddles & bouy
    4x50@1:00 free
    4x25@:30 free
    300 as 50 double arm back/50 catch up drill/50 swim repeat
    600 free w/paddles & bouy

    Total 3500 meters
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  19. Fri-Sun, July 17-19

    by , July 19th, 2015 at 04:27 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Friday: Swim/LCM/Solo @ Lebo

    I went to the hour of adult swim at Lebo. Can't remember much of what I did anymore. I know I did 6 x 50 @ 100 pace and 2300 m total. I had planned to get to the gym that afternoon, but I was still feeling like a zombie from jet lag.


    Saturday: Swim/LCM @ North Park with Jim

    I ventured out to North Park, despite the long drive, to see Jim and not have to swim solo. It was mostly an aerobic practice with most things done on a chat interval. There is no pace clock there.

    1000 various
    6 x 50 + 50 EZ while Jim did a 500
    10 x 100 negative split
    -- I did odds free and evens kick
    6 x 50 + 50 EZ while Jim did a 500
    10 x 50
    -- I felt like I hit a wall at this point, still fatigued from jet lag
    -- Jim kept on swimming, but I had to hop out bc Teen Fort is here this weekend.

    Total: 3200 m


    Sunday: Drylands

    I tried to take it pretty easy since I hadn't lifted in over 3 weeks.

    rehab ex
    kneeling ab crunches 120 x 3 x 15
    russian twists on incline, 25 x 3 x 25
    good mornings, 65 x 3 x 6
    skull crusher + straight leg combo, 40 x 3 x 10-12
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    face pulls, 60 x 1 x 15, 50 x 2 x 20
    extreme angle squats on high boxes w/plate, 25 x 3 x 8
    leg extensions, 90 x 3 x 8
    hip abductor, 100 x 3 x 6
    streamline crunches, 3 x 50
    90/45/15 leg lifts x 10

    I'm going to a Kelly Clarkson concert with Teen Fort tonight after a day of birthday shopping and pedicures. Hopefully, I'll survive it.
  20. Workout 07/18/15: morning OW

    by , July 18th, 2015 at 11:30 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Up early this morning for a swim at Woodford State Park, and it was just Greg and myself to enjoy the solitude of the overcast and rather gloomy morning before some rain moved in. We did a quick swim of 0.6 miles. Off to help my father-in-law as he and his wife renew their vows, then I will get some lawn work done (if the grass drys out) and finally to Manchester with my son for a Led Zeppelin tribute band tonight.

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    (Greg embarking on our journey)

    BORKED
    (Short clip from today - notice that the water is almost tea-link in color due to the high tannin content. Wild to swim in)

    [I am still having issues with water droplets on the housing of the GoPro. I guess I will have to try some rain-ex, or maybe the shark spit I use in the goggles from time to time. I would also be interested in an suggestions for mounts.]

    Updated July 20th, 2015 at 11:48 PM by rxleakem

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