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  1. Horrible contemplations!

    by , January 19th, 2011 at 09:15 AM (Workout Swimmer)
    Todays workout:
    500 warmup (100 free, 25 back/25 breast repeat)
    6 x 200 pull on 3:30 (yes I got 25 seconds rest! Rest is good)
    7 x 150 alt free & IM no free (w/mini-fins from here on out thanks to my elbows!)
    9 x 50 kick on 1:05
    8 x 100 free on 1:40 (yes, I got 10-15 seconds rest! So what!)
    200 EZ 50 breast/50 free

    Total: 4200 LCM

    Now for the contemplations: My elbows. It's only been 15 months since I hurt them, and they may even be getting worse, I can't tell. So after 2 cortisone shots to each, and lots of celebrex and icy hot, I think I am going to have to seriously consider taking time off. As in not swimming. Not even a little. Seriously, how hard can it be to stay out of the water for 3-4 weeks? I just dread how fat I'm going to become & how slow I will be when I get back in the water. David is totally behind me on this, and Jennifer is too, even though that means scrapping the Auburn meet. But there is always the meet in March that I could enter, if I am up to it. I think I am going to restrict myself to kicking (obviously w/out a board), and riding my bike. Plus, now is definitely a good time to go on a serious diet, as I won't need all the calories to support me. I'll have to diet anyways or I'll balloon up! Anyways, I'm just considering it, I could change my mind tomorrow. Just sayin'. My elbows could probably use the rest.

    Updated January 19th, 2011 at 01:52 PM by Celestial

  2. Still congested but a little more pep

    by , January 19th, 2011 at 08:25 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Felt a little better than yesterday overall, back was still bothering me as usual. Need to get my workout in or I just don't loosen up.

    10x100@1:45 Free first 2 very painful but then I loosened up nicely
    600 kick w/fins streamline on back alternate by 100 Fly/Back
    400 Free kick w/fins moderate pace
    5x100@1:30 w/paddles & bouy as 50free/50back held 1:26's
    300 Back drill no equipment as 100 6kicks per stroke, 100 rt/lt arm, 100 kick
    200 Free w/snorkle EASY this was tough with the congestion will avoid snorkle until healthy again

    Total 3000 yards
  3. The Joy of 500s

    Tonight I swam the following with the Panama City Beach masters (except for the 1st 3 things, which I did on my own since I got to the pool early):

    1000 scy warmup

    6 x 150 (100 FR w/ strong 6-beat kick + 50 BK easy) @ :45 rest

    300 easy + play

    12 x 25 FR @ :25, done as 4 x (3 desc.)

    5 x 100 @ 1:30 holding 1:20s [1:16, 1:15, 1:18, 1:16, 1:15]
    1:00 rest
    500 FR [6:21]

    5 x 100 FR @ 1:25 holding 1:15s [15, 15, 13, 15, 14]
    1:00 rest
    500 FR [6:17]

    200 easy

    5 x 100 FR @ 1:20 holding 1:15s [15, 15, 14, 15, 18]
    1:00 rest
    500 FR [6:21]
    [This was supposed to be the fastest 500, but a 6:21 was all I had left. I did manage to work the walls on the last 200 and kick on the last 100 of the 500 per instructions, but felt like I was really falling apart on this one. I would have guessed my time to be more like 6:30, so I was actually pleased with this.]

    400 warmdown

    One of the ways that I get really spoiled down here is that the masters practices often have very few participants—tonight there were just 3 of us. That means that the coach gets times and splits for every single thing I’m swimming and sets goal times for each of us for each part of the workout. That’s actually really great and makes me work harder than I might otherwise, but it can be a little daunting as well. Tonight, for instance, I was feeling pretty fatigued going into the workout. If I had been swimming something similar with one of my NYC teams, it would have been tempting to just drift to the back of the lane and be invisible and lazy. (In fact, that’s far too often my approach to distance free sets.) However, that was not an option tonight, and I ended up surprising myself with how fast I swam. But goodness am I tired now!
  4. Tuesday, 11/18/11

    by , January 18th, 2011 at 07:47 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY with Carrie

    Warm up (800)
    400 Free or Back
    - 200 of each stroke
    3 x 100/1:40 Build each
    - free - around 1:20-22
    4 x 25/25 Strong
    - did all free

    Main Set (900)
    18 x 50 Choice of Stroke
    9/1:00, 9/50
    Repeat: 3 easy - 1 fast, 2 easy - 1 fast, 1 easy - 1 fast
    - did all free on the easy ones averaged 45,
    - on the fast ones: did fly (40, 42) then back (40, 41) then free (35, 37)

    Kicks: Flutter or Dolphin/No Fins (600)
    1 x 100/2:00 Negative split (NS)
    - on back - 1:52
    2 x 50/1:10 Strong
    - flutter w/board - 55 on each
    1 x 100/2:00 NS
    - on back - 1:55
    2 x 50/1:15 Stronger
    - flutter w/board - 53 on each
    1 x 100/2:00 NS
    - on back - 1:55
    4 x 25/45 sprint
    - flutter w/board - 20-23 on these

    Fly: (300)
    8 x 25/40 strong
    ave 19-20; am taking 8-10 sdk & 7-8 spl
    1 x 100 Back easy

    Cool down
    200 easy pull, free and back

    Total: 2800 yards
  5. Monday, 1/17/11

    by , January 18th, 2011 at 07:38 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    I've been sick since early Friday morning and haven't done a thing. Finally today after work I made it to the pool for a short swim. It went well but I'm still a bit weak from whatever I had. Really felt thrashed after I finished and got home.

    SCY, Solo

    Warm - up (750)
    200 Swim free
    200 Kick rev IM order
    2 x 100/1:50 smooth build
    - 1 free - 1:20, 1 back - 1:30
    6 x 25/35 some what strong swim
    - fly, 2 back, 2 free

    Set #1: Free, or Stroke (1000)
    1 x 200/3:20 smooth build
    - free - 2:45
    2 x 150/2:30 desc to somewhat strong
    - #1 back - 2:15, #2 free - 2:06
    3 x 100/1:40 desc to somewhat strong
    - #1 & 3 back - 1:30, #2 free - 1:20
    4 x 50/1:00 desc to somewhat strong
    - #1 & 3 back - 41-42, #2 & 4 free - 37-38

    Set #2 (600)
    8 x 75/10sr
    25 Scull - 25 Fists - 25 Swim
    Alt. 75 Free - 75 back

    Warm down
    200 easy fly-back-free

    Total: 2550 yards
  6. Speed Play, Tuesday, Jan. 18

    by , January 18th, 2011 at 06:47 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Warm up:

    600 various

    Speed/Hypoxic Play:

    4 x 5 squat jumps off bottom of pool:
    -- Start at wall, dolphin kick down to bottom, place feet on bottom and squat jump up in streamline position, dolphin kicking as high as you can go, repeat.
    -- I was doing this at a 12 foot depth. Seemed pretty hard to me, as I was breathing hard after 5 (or even before)
    -- for flog purposes, I will count this as 200 yards

    50 EZ

    5 x 50, done as:
    Push off wall w/kickboard, dolphin kicking down to bottom of pool. Go about 12.5 yards, then strong vertical jump off the bottom dolphin kicking the whole way, and then sprint flutter kick to the wall. Cruise the second 25.

    125 EZ

    5 x 50, done as:
    backstroke start + power kick to 15 (15 kicks) + cruise the rest DAB.

    75 EZ

    5 x 50, done as:
    flutter kick UW for 15 seconds a few feet from wall, then go right into a flip turn and 10 strong dolphin kicks, cruise the rest of the 50

    100 EZ

    5 x (VK + 50 w/fins) @ 2:00
    30 seconds strong vertical dolphin kicking with fins + right into 25 UW shooter + 25 easy backstroke kick

    100 EZ

    12 x 25, done as:
    #1-4 = 15 burst underwater free recovery + cruise @ 1:00
    #5-8 = long breaststroke pullouts @ :45
    #9-12 = 15 burst fast breast pull + cruise @ 1:00

    100 EZ

    1 x 50 UW shooter w/fins AFAP (went high 23 or so)

    100 EZ

    Total: 2900 + VK + SJs

    10 minutes hottub



    Tried a fun speed play workout today with a strong emphasis on hypoxic work and kicking. I must say, I'm fairly knackered after that effort. Not really a recovery day, therefore, but for the absence of drylands and a nice lie in.


    Saw a blurb about a book (written by scientist Gary Taubes) that looks somewhat interesting: Why We Get Fat

    Among other things, the author contends that:

    1. We can eat all the protein and fat we like, no reason to curtail, just no carbs (bread, sugar, pasta and fruit).
    2. Fruit is fattening b/c it is fructose containing.
    3. Little evidence supports the belief that "the number of calories we expend exercising has any effect on how fat we are." (This is certainly true for me)

    And here's a review of the book that JimRude sent me:

    It appears that Dr. Taubes, after publishing a more scientific book -- Good Calories/Bad Calories -- is perhaps trying to dumb down the science for the masses. I've still never liked the "calories in calories out" theory.


    For follower's of Jimslie's blog, I am sad to report that our hero suffered a detached retina recently. The treatment appears, thankfully, to be successful, but he is banned from the computer and pool temporarily. Though he apparently has been impressively stoic throughout the ordeal, I know he would appreciate any coddling and good wishes sent his way.

    Updated January 18th, 2011 at 11:01 PM by The Fortress

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  7. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -01/19/11

    by , January 18th, 2011 at 02:26 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 50
    1 X 100
    1 X 150
    1 X 200
    1 X 50
    1 X 100
    1 X 150
    1 X 50
    1 X 100
    1 X 50
    Twice through, 2000 yards.
    1:40 base on round 1, 1:30 base on round 2.

    1 X 200 kick 4:15
    2 X 100 kick 2:00
    8 X 25 sprint kick :45
    1 X 100 easy swim

    2 X 50 moderate 1:00
    4 X 25 fast :40
    Four times through. Choice.

    1 X 50 easy 1:30
    2 X 100 @ 100% 4:00
    1 X 50 easy -

    2 X 600 pull 8:30
    Descend each 600 by 200's

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  8. Nasty Dreary Day

    by , January 18th, 2011 at 02:19 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Monday, January 17, 2010

    I don't know how I can go from a great workout to a crummy one in less than 24 hours, but I did manage. Almost didn't make it to the pool this morning because it was drizzling and sprinkling, and the thought of walking through freezing rain in a Speedo was less than exciting, but I made myself do it. LCM again, but fewer than usual people there. It's totally amazing how slow I am at meters - if I could train LCM every time I swim, I might actually get used to it in a couple of weeks!!
    600 warmup
    5 x 100 pull on 1:40 (no paddles)
    4 x 50 kick on 1:00
    3 x 300 speedplay stuff
    2 x 200 breast/free by 50's
    5 x 100 pull on 1:40 (no paddles)
    4 x 50 kick (fly, on back) on 1:00
    300 cooldown (ran out of time & couldn't finish the set)
    TOTAL: 3300 LCM
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  9. Check Off the One Hour Swim - YAY!

    by , January 18th, 2011 at 01:19 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Quote for Today's Swim: "One may go a long way after one is tired." ~ French Proverb

    Woo-hoo! It's done - at least for me. Last year during the one hour swim, I went 3625. Quite happy with it last year. This year, my goal was to go 3800 yards. My actual yardage? 3825! Woo-hoo!

    By the end of the hour, I was really hurting... my right calf was threatening to cramp up on me, as was my left instep. To prevent the foot cramp (which I felt with each flip-turn), I started skipping flip turns and just pushing off the wall. It seemed to help - and I was dog-tired too, so didn't have to take as big of a breath before the turn.

    All in all, I am terribly pleased with my swim this morning. Gained a heap of yardage swam in one short year and didn't quit when I wanted to. Just kept pushing and pushing through.

    Depending on how I feel tomorrow, I might tackle the 1650 Postal - but that will depend on my shoulders. Might turn tomorrow's swim into more of a recovery focus. Now that the hour is done, it's time to turn back to more of a stroke/speed focus again. After all, the first meet of 2011 is only 11 short days away....
  10. Congested and blah

    by , January 18th, 2011 at 08:24 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Just not really motivated. I am congested and just feeling kind of lazy.

    5x200@3:30 Free
    10x100@1:40 Free kick w/fins first 3 were 1:29's then started holding 1:27's
    10x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy holding 1:24's
    500 Free alternate by 100 pull/swim over kick

    Total 3500 yards
  11. A three-swimsuit day!

    Today’s swim activities actually required three suits—possibly a record for a day not spent at a swim meet!

    In the morning I swam in the gulf with my visiting swim buddy Hannah. The water had warmed up a couple of degrees to 52, but it was a raw and windy morning, with air temps in the mid-40s. I think I would have gladly traded a couple of degrees in water temp for sunshine! Still, it was a gorgeous swim—the water was pretty flat and very clear. We swam out a bit further from shore today, but never got to anyplace where the sandy bottom was not clearly visible. We swam the mile to-the-flag-and-back course again.

    My Florida pool officially reopened today after being closed for the last week due to heater difficulties. We had time for a quick workout before heading to the airport to see Hannah off. Here’s what we did:

    800 scy warmup

    8 x 75 @ 1:10: 1-4 k/d/s IM order, 5-8 FR/ST/FR IM order

    Speed pacman set
    7 x 100 FR @ 2:00, done as
    75 easy / 25 fast
    50 easy / 50 fast
    25 easy / 75 fast
    100 fast
    75 fast / 25 easy
    50 fast / 50 easy
    25 fast / 75 easy

    3 x 100 IM @ 1:50 ascending

    200 warmdown

    Then late this afternoon I went to the Panama City Beach Masters workout. I told Coach Chuck it was my 3rd swim of the day and that I was not up for much sprinting, so we settled on doing some more breaststroke technique work for me, which was great. Some speed work did drift into the workout towards the end, as I expected it might. Here’s what I did:

    800 scy warmup

    8 x 50 kick (25 easy / 25 build) @ 1:00, odds FR, evens CH

    8 x 75 (25 scull on stomach w/ arms extended, 25 scull on stomach with arms bent and at shoulder level, 25 breaststroke) @ 1:55

    8 x 50 (25 breastroke kick one back, 25 breaststroke on stomach w/ arms behind) @ 1:15

    4 x 100 BR pull w/ paddles @ 2:15ish [The interval was actually longer on these because I got pointers in between each one. I've never pulled BR w/ paddles before, and it felt incredibly awkward. The emphasis was on powering the arms in on the insweep and shooting them forward to get a very high body position.]

    8 x 25 BR pull w/ FR kick using fins @ :30

    200 easy swim CH

    4 x 50 BR swim @ 1:00, desc. [49, 47, 43, 40] [Chuck had in mind another round of these, but I was too pooped.]

    500 warmdown, w/ middle 100 done as alternating 25s of roll fly and twirly breaststroke

    That was it. I’m sleeping in tomorrow, and giving my swimsuits the morning off!
  12. Monday, Jan. 7

    by , January 17th, 2011 at 10:25 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Bikram Yoga, 90 minutes:

    I guess some people were working today because, thankfully, it was much less crowded in class. And it was one of my easiest classes yet (or as "easy" as Bikram can be). I even put in my best effort yet on Dandayamana-Janushirasana (standing head to knee pose). Somehow this name has stuck in my head; the instructors seem to like repeating this one in particular. Personally, I vastly prefer standing bow, which supposedly: develops balance, increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage, firms the abdominal wall and upper thighs, tightens upper arms, hips and buttocks and improves the flexibility and strength of the lower spine. My least favorite pose is locust pose.

    I only recently realized that bikram yoga competitions were controversial. Apparently, some (but not Bikram Chourdhury) believe that having a "competition" for yoga undermines the concept of achieving inner peace, calm, chi or whatever the correct yogini word is. I came across this article in the Post: The woman pictured has been in a few of my weekend classes. I always admired her unusual combination of muscular strength and flexibility.

    Gym, 30 minutes:

    RC work & foam roller

    Swim/SCM/Solo, 35-40 minutes:

    Just did a short, slow recovery swim:

    500 various
    200 fly drill
    200 back
    200 shooters
    200 fly drill
    200 back
    100 dolphin dive

    Total: 1600 meters

    15 minutes hottub



    Day one of a quasi recovery week went as planned. Tomorrow, instead of my usual double, I'll just do a speed workout. I even resisted the urge yesterday to go to yoga after my team practice. I began reading Nora Ephron's new collection of essays "I Remember Nothing" (very breezy and witty) and fell asleep on the couch. Ironically, the next thing I knew my friends were banging on the door -- I had apparently forgotten and almost slept through our GNO. And I almost never take a nap! Fortunately, I rallied and we had a most excellent dinner.
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  13. Personal Best Day

    by , January 17th, 2011 at 06:11 PM (Adventures in Swimming)
    Swam with the Sharks SCY
    Coach Chris on Deck

    Few min's dryland stretch
    150 @ 75%
    2 Min's stretch
    400 Swim

    Repeat the Following 4 x

    150 Free swam as 50 Long/50 Strong/50 Build :30r
    4 x 50 Breast HARD on :60
    No extra rest keep it going
    I swam back, My knees can't take breast.

    100 Ez

    12 x 50 Kick we did them on 1:10
    (I could have done these faster but the rest of the lane needed rest.)
    I descended these by 2's my goal was to drop 1 second each set of 2...
    Well I started on :50 and worked my way down from there.
    On # 11 I did a :45
    On # 12 I gave it everything I had left and I had my personal best of :40
    Now I need to break that .
    I wish I could wear fin's again. The last time I wore fin's
    I messed up my knee so that's not gonna happen again.

    Last set...
    100 ez :05 r(Just to get on a even cycle)
    100 HARD!!!!!! Get your time
    100 EZ Warm Down (Or more)
  14. Saturday and Today

    by , January 17th, 2011 at 03:41 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    After having a nasty day on Friday, I couldn't wait to get into the pool on Saturday and simply "swim Friday off". Besides, I was feeling a bit guilty on skimping on some of the actual stroke work from Friday's workout in order to concentrate on the IM portions of the workout. So, Saturday, I did a 200 of each stroke followed by 300yds of drill/swim per stroke broken into 50s. Between stroke sets, I either pulled, kicked, or swam freestyle - rotated those. All was great - until my left foot cramped up as I was starting my cool-down. Needless to say, my cool-down was very short. Total swam on Saturday - 4100 scy. Sometimes, there is something so comforting about just getting in the pool and swimming - where everything else can be left in the locker room. Aaaahhhhh!

    Today, I was initially going to attempt my hour swim. However, my shoulders and legs just weren't feelin' it! My training partner did his hour swim today - and did 4100! For me, I did 4 sets of 1x100, 1x 200, 1x300, 1x400. I tried to keep it on a 1:30 base, but wasn't successful at holding that pace towards the end. I did the first set all free; the second set 1/2 free & 1/2 kick. The third set was a pull extravaganza and the final set was all free. E-gads my shoulders were smarting at the end. After work today, the plan is to rest up for tomorrow's attempt at the hour swim. My goal for is to go 3800 yards, which is 200 yards farther than I swam last year. Wish me luck!
  15. Back to the water today

    by , January 17th, 2011 at 03:18 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Had to go to the Y today since the Aquatic Center was closed for the holiday. Warm pool and at first I did not feel like I could move. After about 1000 I was feeling more normal.

    1000 as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 FAST
    5x200@4:00 Fly w/fins as 50rt arm/50lt arm/50 kick/50 swim fast
    500 Breast kick w/brfins
    10x50@:45 Free w/paddles & bouy held 40's or better
    500 Free easy

    Total 4000 yards

    HOT TUB TIME!!!!
  16. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -01/18/11

    by , January 17th, 2011 at 02:00 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 5:00 4:30
    1 X 200 3:20 3:00
    1 X 100 1:40 1:30
    6 X 50 :50 :45
    Twice through. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:15
    10 X 50 kick 1:00
    1 X 100 easy swim

    1 X 150 negative split 2:20
    1 X 100 moderate 1:40
    4 X 50 fast 1:00
    Three times through.
    150 and 100 are free, 50's choice.

    5 X 200 IM 3:30

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  17. Backstroke War!

    by , January 17th, 2011 at 11:52 AM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    I decided to start my annual "I'm going to improve my backstroke" campaign today...let's see how long this lasts.

    Warm Up

    600 FR
    10 x 50 Kick 1:30
    100 EZ


    4 x
    150 BK Kick, Drill, Swim
    100 FR 1:30

    4x 50 BK Fast 1:00
    100 EZ 1:45

    4 x 100 BK I did first 2 of these as pull.


    5 x 100 toe knuckles hurt when using fins...I've got to get my toes looked at...I know I dropped a log on them...


    300 EZ
  18. Mon Jan 17th, 2010

    by , January 17th, 2011 at 10:21 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Jan 17th, 2010

    I'm in San Antonio for Imaging USA

    here's underwater footage of Kosuke Kitajima
    racing the 200 br, notice
    the timing of his pull and kick and
    how much time he spends streamlined
    [nomedia=""]YouTube - Kosuke Kitajima 200m Breaststroke Under Water Camera[/nomedia]

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    San Antonio, Incarnate word U, SCY
    Fred Lemaiste coached
    swam with ? beside Beau, Fred & don walker
    5:45 to 7:00
    WORE fs pro legs

    Preset: 12x25 @30 perfect 8 breaths
    Preset: 4x50 @ 50

    Four times thru:
    6 x 100 @ 2:15
    4 best average
    1 afap
    1 ez

    Cool 200

    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX

    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events

    Starting Wed. 1/19 the new schedule will be:
    Mon 5:15 -6:30am; 12-1:15 pm
    Tues 6:30-8am; 7-8:15 pm
    Wed 5:30-7am; 12-1:15 pm
    Thurs 6:30-8am; 7-8:15 pm
    Fri 5:30-7am; 12-1:15 pm
    Sat 7:30-9am
    Sun 12-1:15 pm
    ***This Thursday(1/20) there WILL be a noon workout in addition to the morning and night workout.* However there WILL NOT be a noon workout on Friday because of the High School District meet going on.

    Updated January 17th, 2011 at 06:22 PM by ande

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  19. OW + scy double

    This morning I went for a swim in the gulf with my friend Hannah. Conditions were perfect except for the water temp—it was sunny, the water was crystal clear and very calm, but it had dropped to about 50 in the recent cold weather. Still, it was a lovely swim. We swam for a mile, east to the beach flag and back, then warmed up with hot cocoa.

    In the afternoon we got to go for a swim in an outdoor 25y pool, along with another workout buddy. Here’s what we did:

    800 scy warmup

    Pyramid set
    50 @ :45
    100 @ 1:30
    150 @ 2:15
    200 @ 3:00
    250 @ 3:45
    200 @ 3:00
    150 @ 2:15
    100 @ 1:30
    50 @ :45
    [I did all FR except for the 150s (50fr/50bk/50fr) and the 250s (50fr/150bk/50fr).]

    Math set
    21 x 25 @ :30; all FR, except for BK on multiples of 3, BR on multiples of 4, and FL on multiples of 7 (with strokes earlier in the IM trumping strokes later in the IM for numbers meeting more than one of those criteria)

    Sprint set—3x thru
    100 very easy
    2 x 50 fast
    all on :10 rest

    225 warmdown

    Yesterday had been a cross-training day filled with bike riding and canoeing, so it was nice to get in a couple of swims today.
  20. Sunny Day

    by , January 16th, 2011 at 10:35 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Sunday Morning @ Meyers Park
    Surprise! Amber was there - matter of fact, there were a BUNCH of people there! Could've been quite social, except that most of them are on the slower side - but like I said, Amber was there & her husband Drew - so that made workout much more exciting. Got there a little bit late & so missed the first 2 100's

    Warm up: 350 yds - it was supposed to be 5 x 100 on 2:00 I think, but Amber was doing 150's, so I joined her in that midway on the 3rd 150.
    Then we did 5 x 100 on a very slow interval but what the heck, it was my warm up (2 x 150 on 2 min is not a nice relaxing warmup for me!)
    The main set was (7 times through) supposed to be a 150 followed by a 50 on the following intervals: 1 min for each 50, and the 150's were: 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00, 2:50, 2:40, 2:30; we decided to do a 200 while they were doing 150's, and on #3 & 5, we did IM twitch, & number 4 was just a plain 200 IM. I don't know if Amber & I were trying to show off or what, but we kicked it today! It was awesome! I mean, seriously - a 2:20 for a 200 free? For me? Even though I had little mini-fins on, I still feel very good about that set!
    Last set was 12 x 50 on :55, and I did stroke/free by 25's, mostly fly/free.

    Total: 3150

    You may be wondering why I was at the pool on Sunday morning, when I said last week that I wasn't going to swim on Sundays anymore, in hopes of helping my elbows heal faster. Well, what can I say, it was beautiful outside, and I feel so much happier when I swim, that I just had to go. And really, it made my day! I had a great, productive day afterwards - enjoyed Church, fixed a nice dinner, even made cookies & had the Home Teachers over. Wow. Now, if only I could make myself read the Scriptures some on Sunday like a good girl. . .

    Updated January 19th, 2011 at 01:54 PM by Celestial

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