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  1. MATT Tuesday Workout

    by , February 8th, 2011 at 09:45 AM (Pete's swim blog)

    500 Warm up

    8 x 25 Stroke IM Order easy/hard - :30

    8 x 25 Kick IM Order easy/hard - :40

    4 x 75 Easy/Middle 25 hard stroke - 1:30

    50 Kick blast (:41)

    100 Easy

    100 Sprint (Chose fly - 1:15)

    50 Kick blast (:43)

    100 cool down

    (1600 Total)

    Suprised myself a bit with the 100 fly... never gone faster than 1:20 before. I was trying pace myself as if I were doing a 200 fly. Obviously I went a little too fast. A 2:30 in the meet would be awesome but I think a 2:50-3:00 is more realistic and I won't kill myself doing it. With only 20 people in all age groups swimming the 200 fly, I might just win if I manage to not dq.

    On the third 75, I swam breast stroke and an odd thing happened. It suddenly felt like I was catching and moving more water with my pull. On top of that, my kick was synching up much better. Felt like the dead spots were going away and I was surging forward through both the pull and kick. Practiced it a bit more on the easy laps... hope I don't forget what I was doing. This sure would be a nice time for a breakthrough.

    Still feeling a bit weak. Hopefully that will improve in the next couple days. Kids are getting over their colds and I've had a couple sniffles but so far I've avoided the full force of what they have.

    Two more days of training and I'm headed to Auburn. Can't wait to get going!
  2. Mix and match today

    by , February 8th, 2011 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Trying to stay relaxed and not lose any of the looseness I have from my massage.

    1x200@3:30 Free
    2x100@1:45 Free drill catch up and finger tip drag
    2x50@1:15 Free kick
    1x200@4:00 IM
    2x100@2:00 IM drill fly 3-3-3, back double arm, breast 3-2-1 delay, free fist
    2x50@1:30 IM kick on back
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 fast
    5x100@2:00 Free w/fins relax recovery drill
    10x50@1:00 Fly w/fins as 25 skull drill/25 sprint
    5x100@2:00 Back w/paddles as 25 rt arm/25 swim/25 lt arm/25 swim
    500 Free every 3rd 25 non free drill

    Total 3500 yards
  3. Back to school Monday

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 11:34 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    Due to the lack of ice or snow falling from the sky I had to arrive at school by the normal time of 7:30. Reality hurts!
    We had a long after-school Istep meeting which caused me to start my after-school work very late. I made it to the Monon Center around 6:15 for a short solo swim:
    **600 Freestyle warm-up
    **4 X 25 kide kick
    **4 X 25 6 Kick Roll
    **4 X 25 3-6-3
    **4 X 25 Broken Arrow Drill
    **4 X 25 Finus Fin Drill
    **4 X 150 Free @ 2:40 interval
    **4 X 50 KICK FLUTTER
    **4 X 100 FREESTYLE @1;45 Interval
    **4 X 50 Dolfin Kick on Back
    **4 X 75 Freestyle @ 1:20 Interval
    **4 X 50 Kick Flitter on back
    **4 X 50 Freestyle @ 1:00
    **100 IM

    3,300 scy

    By now it's 8:00 as I roll home for a quick dinner of home-made vegetable soup!! Pretty good I'd say. After dinner I jumped right in to my meditation 45 minute assignment (body scan). I think I can finally sit down now. Long Day!
  4. Sunday 2/6 and Monday 2/7

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 07:40 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    Well got back into the pool for the first time since last Monday. It's been a long and trying week with bad weather and everything else to contend with.
    Sunday we did 3000 something like this:
    200 W/U
    4 x 100
    4 x 50 K fins
    2 x 100 IM
    4 x 3 x 50 Drill, 1 x 50 swim
    4 x 200 FR
    4 x 50 K fins
    I did a 300 cool down and I can't remember what the missing 500 or so was.

    Monday -kept it simple today
    6 x 100 fulcrum
    100-500-100 pyramid with snorkel
    500 K
    400 EZ
  5. Some block work

    Yesterday afternoon I went to the pool to practice some dives before the meet. It turned out there was no team workout, but I did the following solo:

    1000 scy warmup (400s, 200k, 200p, 200 d/s by 25)

    8 x 75 @ :15 rest, odds K/D/S IM order, evens FR/ST/FR IM order

    400 IM kick each 100 done as 50 ez / 25 build / 25 fast

    200 easy

    6 x (start from blocks, fast breakout, stop mid-pool, 2 streamline jumps from bottom, easy swim back to blocks), 1-3 forward dives, 4-6 BK starts

    600 warmdown + play

    No one seemed to care if I practiced dives on my own at this pool—good to know, since there’s plenty of lane space and usually 8 blocks set up. The temptation is always to do too many at one session, because I get to practice them so rarely, but I felt like 3 each forward and backwards as enough. The good news was that my red rhinestone goggles stayed on just fine off the blocks, so I can wear them at the meet, provided the lighting is bright enough.

    This morning I showed up at the pool for lcm practice, but the pool was closed. I guess it’s time to stop being surprised when this happens. It was raining pretty hard, but the air temp was in the 40s, well above the 33 degrees they have posted as the official temp for the pool being closed. Luckily I was able to get to the pool midday, and as a bonus it was sunny and warm then, though set up scy. Here’s what I did:

    1000 scy warmup

    8 x 50 FR @ 1:00, desc. 1-4 and 5-8

    3 x (2 streamline jumps from bottom, 25 easy, 25 sprint from blocks)

    Backstroke start progression + 2 backstroke starts with breakout

    100 easy

    100/200/300/400/500 pull, odds w/ paddles, evens just hands, bilateral breathing thoughout

    4 x 250 IM, odds swim, evens kick, done as

    250 warmdown + play
  6. Mon Feb 7th, 2011

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 03:35 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Feb 7th, 2011


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    Whitney Coached
    UT Swim Center, main pool
    Noon to 1:15 dove 12:05
    trained with Tyler & Brandon
    Beside Amy, James, Bob, Larry & Max
    Wore FS PRO jammer

    800 done 75 fr 25 fl 75 fr 25 bk

    Main SET:

    8 x 25 on 17.5

    100 easy k r l s

    8 x 50 on 35

    100 easy k r l s

    8 x 75 on 52.5

    100 easy k r l s

    8 x 100 on 1:10, made it

    100 easy k r l s

    assigned 10 x 100 with fins or paddles odds on 1:00 evens on 1:15
    did made the odds & did 50's on the evens to rest up

    8 x 25
    odds no breath
    evens 8 strokes fast

    25 SDK
    whitney timed
    went 10.9

    Next meets are:

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

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

    Updated February 7th, 2011 at 03:45 PM by ande

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  7. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -02/08/11

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 02:48 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 250 4:15 3:45 3:40
    1 X 150 2:30 2:15 2:10
    4 X 50 descend 1:00 1:00 1:00
    Three times through. Read round intervals left to right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:15
    2 X 100 kick 2:00
    6 X 50 kick 1:00

    8 X 100 2:00
    #1 moderate
    #2-7 swim at 85/90%

    1 X 50 easy
    8 X 25
    odd: build to race finish
    even: blocks, sprint 20 and finish easy
    1 X 75 easy
    1 X 50 blocks @ 100%
    1 X 75 easy

    4 X 300
    odd: free 4:30
    even: IM 5:15


    All free
    2 on 4:15, 2 on 4:00

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  8. Back to Normal...Almost

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 01:31 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Well, the phone did ring during the Super Bowl last night. Fortunately, school was not canceled for today, just delayed 2 hours. Oh well... at least they are in school.

    Back in the pool this morning, the main set focused on underwater SDKs and backstroke. Here's what we did:

    400 Warm-Up
    12 x 75 Pull on 1:20
    8 x 50 Back dolphin kick on 1:05
    8 sets:
    2 x 25 Underwater SDK on :40
    1 x 100 Backstroke on 1:45
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Yards - 3300

    I think I may be finally starting to figure out backstroke. Specifically, I think I'm starting to get the shoulder rotation/hand motion to provide a decent pull. This has been a bit of a struggle, but today's backstroke just got better and better as I played around with it. YAY!

    I'm trying this week to balance the need for yardage (to make my February Fitness Challenge goal) with the need to be rested and ready to race at this Saturday's meet. Hopefully, I'll find the middle ground...
  9. Sun Feb 6th, 2011

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 12:39 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sun Feb 6th, 2011

    went into this practice hoping to do
    60 x 100 on 1:15
    but felt bad and bounced between that and the assigned sets

    Mary Coached
    UT Swim Center, main pool
    noon to 1:15 dove on time
    trained with in my own lane
    beside doug, Neal, Jim Larry & max
    Wore FS PRO Jammer

    15 x 100 on 1:15
    felt terrible

    Main SET:
    took a break

    just kinda played in this practice
    bouncing between assigned sets and 100's on 1:15

    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
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  10. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 5:00am

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 11:30 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I took today as a nice recovery day from the meet on Saturday. Like Kirk Nelson was saying in his blog...I was feeling like BLAH today in the water. It was good to just get in some easy middle distance stuff to stretch out. I'll hit it hard again tomorrow.

    400 Free
    300 Pull
    200 IM
    100 Kick

    200 Free
    150 Free
    100 Free
    50 Free all with 15 sec. rest

    200 IM
    150 IM no free
    100 IM no breast/free
    50 IM no back/breast/free all with :15 rest

    With group of 3 people:
    5 x 200 @ 3:00
    #1-3: 50 free/25 back/50 free/25 back/50 free
    #4-5: 50 free/25 breast/50 free/25 breast/50 free I did flipturns in & out of the breast too

    10 x 50 Kick w/ fins fast @ 1:00

    5 x 100 @ 1:30 (I had to do one tougher set today)
    1. 100 Free
    2. 25 Fly, 75 Free
    3. 25 Fly, 25 Free, 25 Fly, 25 Free
    4. 25 Fly, 25 Free, 50 Fly
    5. 100 Fly
    4000 Yards
  11. MATT Monday Workout

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 09:40 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    600 Warm-up

    6 x 50 kick down/no breath back - 1:10

    50 Blast Kick

    125 Easy

    200 Hard from dive (I did free on 2:12)

    25 Easy

    50 Blast Kick

    100 Cool down

    (1450 Total)

    On the 200, I had a floater hop in my lane at 25 yards. She moved out of the way very quickly when she saw me bearing down on her but my concentration was blown at that point. Tried to negative split the 200 but ended up going 1:04 on the first 100 and 1:08 on the second.
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  12. Back to the Aquatic Center - Tough to breath

    by , February 7th, 2011 at 07:29 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    The chemicals were still off but not the same way as last week. Toward the end of practice it became more difficult to breath so my sprints from the block were not very good.

    From a physical standpoint the massage friday really, REALLY has helped me. My shoulder is about 90% back and my lower back is about the same. I need another one SOON!

    500 Free broken 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,1,2,1@:05R
    5x100@1:40 Free held 1:30's or better
    6x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins held 1:26's
    4x100@:10R kick w/fins odds fly on back, evens back
    500 Free w/paddles & bouy for time 6:43
    500 Free w/snorkle every 3rd 50 as 6 kicks the a stroke
    6x50 from a dive sprint to 15 meter mark
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards

    Updated February 7th, 2011 at 08:17 AM by Donna

  13. Boom Boom POW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by , February 6th, 2011 at 08:37 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    A great half-time show thanks to the Black-eyed Peas!! I loved the "Guns and Roses" cover! Slash is the bomb!!

    Yesterday we received a bonus 7" of snow in Carmel!!! It was a soft, easy flowing wizardry of white and glitter!!! I totally enjoyed imother nature's gift even though it totally destroyed my swimming workout plans. I ended up going solo @ the Monon Center cruising in with 3,200 scy consisting of lots of kicking and drilling.
    Today was a Nasti swim. I'm too distracted to recall the workout but I know it was 2,800 per my gtd log.

    I started my "Mindfulness" Meditation class last Friday. At this point I am confused to make comments about the class. I feel like I've spent my whole life figuring out how to "be" based on the situation and needs of the situation. The concept of just "being" without thought or judgement of myself or anything is mind-boggling to me at the very least. I do remember the instructor repeating "just trust the process and do as I say" so at least for 8 weeks that's what I'll do.
  14. Upcoming meets...

    by , February 6th, 2011 at 06:35 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I just registered for a couple more... 'tis the season!

    Sun, Feb. 13th: Animal Meet in Canby, OR:
    400 IM, 200 Fly, 1000 Free

    Sun, Feb. 20th: Lake Washington Meet in Kirkland, WA:
    200 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 500 Free

    Sat, Mar. 5th: SCM Meet @ Kroc Center in Cour D' Alene, ID:
    400 IM, 200 Free, 200 Back, 200 Fly, 400 Free

    Sat./Sun. Mar. 26-27: Inland NW SCY Champs in Moscow, ID:
    Sat. 400 IM, 200 Back, 100 Breast; Sun. 50 Breast, 200 Breast, 1000 Free

    Sat./Sun. Apr 9-10: PNA SCY/NW Zone SCY Champs:
    TBA...I may go over and back on one day depending on event selection, I hate to miss a good race.

    Sat./Sun. Apr 30/May 1: USMS SCY Nats:
    Sat. 200 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Free; Sun. 500 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM

    Sun, May 15: SCM Meet in Hood River, OR:

    Summer 2011: 2 LCM meets here in Wenatchee swimming with the age groupers
    Gotta register USA-S for these, but the pool is only 2 miles away...

    Updated February 17th, 2011 at 09:01 PM by jaadams1

  15. There is superstition

    by , February 6th, 2011 at 06:00 PM (Vlog the Inhaler, or The Occasional Video Blog Musings of Jim Thornton)

    My son talked me into growing a "Steeler beard" a couple weeks ago.

    It wasn't all that hard to talk me into this because I was lying around with a bubble of gas in my eyeball, awaiting a laser procedure to zap a detached retina back into place, and the opthamologist didn't want me to move around much anyhow.

    So I wasn't going to shave regardless.

    I shall document the retinal detachment reattachment procedure in a new vlog entry fairly soon.

    But I wanted to post this Steeler beard picture now, before the game starts in approximately 79 minutes, give or take, to see if the superstition has any effect on the game's outcome.

    I suspect it will have about as much of an effect on the game's outcome as the outside appearance of my two brown-eyed-handsome-man eyeballs will have on my next Challenge Question.

    To wit, which eye do you think suffered the detached retina--the left or the right?

    Look closely and see if you can determine the problem eye, which is (fingers crossed) no longer that much of a problem, because the procedure seems to have worked, and I am looking forward to trying flip turns again in practice very soon, possibly even tomorrow.

    A shiny quarter to anybody who can guess correctly which eye was affected, and then sends me an SASE with your entry.

    Here, by the way, is Brett Keisel's beard, which is the inspiration for my son's superstition about me growing a Steeler beard to help the team win.

    Brett, in my layman's opinion, seems to be suffering some form of detachment that doesn't have anything to do with retinas.

    The game is now set to start in 73 minutes, and be over 3-4 hours later, depending on how many commercial time outs are taken, the risk of some terrorist attack, and who knows what.

    My own prediction: the Steelers lose in a blow out.

    But perhaps my Steeler beard will ward off this fate.

    Time will tell.

    There is superstition.

    Is it, or is it not, the way?

    By the way, if you want to answer the Challenge Question, I am talking my actual left or right eye, not the eye on the left or right side of the photograph.

    For those who do not want to return to the top of this vlog entry to re-scrutinize my picture before hazarding a guess, I shall repost here:

    Hint: the affected eye still has a surfeit of floaters and what might best be described as heat lightning in the distant periphery. Perhaps you can detect a certain distraction quality from this eyeball, as if it is preoccupied with deciding what is and isn't real.
  16. A Sunday Swim

    by , February 6th, 2011 at 05:57 PM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    Typically, I take Sundays off as a rule. I figure my body needs one total day off to aid in recovery. However, it's February and that means that I'm doing the February Fitness Challenge. My goal is to get 100,000 yards, which means I need to average 3517 per day (every day of the month). Since I didn't swim on the 1st because of the ice, I'm already behind. So, today I made sure to get in 3650, so I don't fall further behind. I basically modified yesterday's workout and did two of the Kick sets (one at the beginning and one at the end) and two of the Mountain sets. It was a good workout and I felt stronger than I thought I might.

    The challenge will be to not fall too far behind this week as I try to balance needing yardage for the fitness challenge with preparing for this weekend's meet at Indiana University. I haven't swam in this meet before and am swimming five events - basically another warm-up meet for Indiana's state meet in March and Y Nationals in April. So... we'll see what happens. I am also taking another crack at the 100 Fly to help my confidence in this race going into the big meets. Should be fun - whatever my results are. This meet tends to get a bigger contingent of Indy SwimFit swimmers, and they are a fun bunch to train with - and an extremely encouraging bunch at meets.

    Now, my attention turns to the Super Bowl (GO STEELERS!) and the hopeful silence of my telephone. The kids have been off school since last Tuesday because of snow and ice. If they call school again tomorrow....ugh! Here's hoping the phone will stay silent and my kids will get on the bus in the morning....
  17. Swim @ GMU, Sunday, Feb. 6

    by , February 6th, 2011 at 02:38 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY @ GMU:

    Warm up:


    500 swim
    400 kick
    300 pull
    200 drill
    100 scull


    900 various

    8 x 25 shooters

    Freestyle Pace Set:


    24 x 100 freestyle (swim or pull), done as:

    8 x 100 @ 1:35
    8 x 100 @ 1:30
    8 x 100 @ 1:25


    Shared a lane with Barb, fellow backstroker. We decided to do backstroke with fins. She did all 24 100s; I did 16 before sprinter ADD kicked in.

    8 x 100 back w/fins @ 1:35
    -- Cruised 1:07-08s. Felt super smooth and glidey today.

    8 x 100 backstroke kick w/fins @ 1:30
    -- Cruised 1:06s

    50 EZ

    8 x 50 breast @ 1:00
    -- work on technique and streamlining

    50 EZ

    Speed Set:

    24 x 25 w/fins @ :30
    2 easy, 1 fast
    -- did all the fast ones fly, went 11s

    200 EZ

    Total: 4000

    Hottub, 20 minutes



    I made it out of bed on time to get to my Sunday masters practice. Our beloved coach Cheryl is vacationing in Florida. So her hubby Peter (GMU coach) gave us the workout. I walked in and read it and told him he missed the memo that Sunday was stroke and sprint day. Instead, we had a long pace freestyle set, , which delighted the triathletes and open water swimmers. I mulled over what to do with said set during warm up, but ended up doing most of it figuring it was good for my 100 back and I wouldn't do it OMO. It actually felt fairly effortless (at the time, tired now).

    Heard in the hottub that the GMU pool will be closed June & possibly all of July so that the failing air handler system can be replaced. There are no masters practice in August under the new policy. So that about kills LC season for me. Too bad, as I can typically train with my team during the week much more in the summer. This development has caused me to revise my thinking about attending Auburn Nats. I'll be gone 2 weeks in June on vacation and won't have a LC pool to practice in before or after. Doesn't seem to make sense to travel for days to a national meet with no LC practice ... I may just stay and do our local Zones meet, which is typically at the end of August instead.

    Week totals:

    5x swim, 2x yoga, 2x drylands
    Forgot to take a rest day this week.

    Getting a damn cold ...

    Updated February 6th, 2011 at 10:26 PM by The Fortress

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  18. Ice...Then Snow...Then Clear?

    by , February 6th, 2011 at 07:03 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    This has definitely been the weirdest of the weird week of weather we have been having. With still about 1.5" of ice on my driveway (which is flat, so I'm planning on letting the sun melt it), we woke up Saturday morning to light flurries. Not thinking much of it initially (since it looked so pretty), my older daughter and I got ready to head to her orchestra competition. The roads were a bit nasty on the way, but we arrived in plenty of time for her first performance - her first solo competition on the viola ever. And, she got a GOLD rating.

    Then, while waiting for her ensemble members to arrive, a friend of Sam's came over and asked if she still played the viola or had switched to the violin. When Sam said she played the viola, her friend asked if she would mind sitting in with a group from another junior high whose viola player was no where to be found. When Sam asked when they were scheduled to perform, the answer was "in about five minutes." So, my wonderful - and compassionate - daughter, agreed to sight-read the music for the group. And, they earned a GOLD rating.

    Talk about karma, because the violinst for my daughter's ensemble showed up about 5 minutes before THEY were scheduled to perform. WOW! is all I can say. They were oustanding and "The Lord of the Dance" brought tears to my eyes! Even the ensemble's judge told them that they were the best ensemble that he'd heard all morning. And, another GOLD rating!!!

    If I thought the roads going to the competition were bad, the roads on the way home were horrendous. The 30 minute trip ended up taking us over an hour. On the way home, I even commented to my daughter that I guess I wouldn't be going to the pool. We saw numerous accidents and slide-offs in the 20 mile trek.

    Of course, a few hours later (after shoveling 4 inches of new snow off the 1.5 inches of ice on my driveway), I was itching to go to the pool. So, I ventured out. The heavy snow had turned to simple flurries and I must give kudos to the Town of Fishers road crew. When I went to the pool.... the main roads were clear!

    I'm glad I went because it was a fabulous workout. Here's what I did:

    400 Warm-Up
    4 sets:
    1 x 25 Kick on :30
    1 x 100 Drill Cycle on 2:00
    4 sets:
    1 x 25 Free on :30
    1 x 50 Free on 1:00
    1 x 75 Free on 1:20
    1 x 100 Free on 1:40
    1 x 200 on 4:00 (did as kick, pull, kick, pull)
    1 x 100 Free on 1:400
    1 x 75 Free on 1:20
    1 x 50 Free on 1:00
    1 x 25 Free on :30
    400 Cool-Down
    Total Yards - 4400

    Such a fun day. I love hearing my daughter play - and play amazingly well. I love good workouts.
  19. Boy, Have I been Slacking!

    by , February 6th, 2011 at 06:51 AM (Adventures in Swimming)
    On posting to this here blog.
    I've been swim a bunch :-)

    I'm manage at least 5 swims a week the last 3 weeks.
    Been using the FLOG on my USMS and I'm up to
    44 Miles this year. That will explain why
    I'm swimming better than I have in years!
    A few time I've been stuck in the FAST lane
    and I've been able to get some rest providing the intervals aren't to fast.
    Like they were doing 100's on 1:10 the other day.
    That means a continuous swim for me if I'm working it.

    I've added more workouts to my Favorites

    It's easier than putting them all here.
    Some are in Excel some are Doc's.
    If you don't have Word or Excel you can download OpenOffice
    for free and it will read anything Microsoft Office will.

    I'm going to my 1st meet in over 2 years next weekend. It's at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).
    This is the same place I did my 1st swim meet after my 23 year hiatus to swimming. That was in 2002. Can't Wait!!!!!

    I think I'll go swim right now. Pool opens in 10 min.

    Updated February 6th, 2011 at 08:57 AM by Bo Martin (I can't spell)

  20. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 Olympia Meet Results

    by , February 5th, 2011 at 10:04 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Had a good couple of swims today. Here they are:

    Oh yeah, I wore the Yingfa brand jammer that I just got in the mail last week, and loved it. Got a size L, and it was pretty good on size. I usually wear a size 30 for other suits.

    1650: splits by 100

    100 - 58.4
    200 - 1:04.2
    300 - 1:05.2
    400 - 1:06.0
    500 - 1:06.5 (5:20.6)
    600 - 1:06.5
    700 - 1:07.2
    800 - 1:07.4
    900 - 1:06.8
    1000 - 1:07.6 (5:35.8) (10:56.4)
    1100 - 1:06.9
    1200 - 1:07.3
    1300 - 1:08.0 ugh feeling it here...ready to get out...
    1400 - 1:07.1
    1500 - 1:06.4 (5:37.2)
    1600 - 1:04.7
    1650 - 30.3
    Total Time: 18:07.57

    I beat my age group LMSC record by 6 seconds!!! So much better than missing it by 3 tenths... I'd been looking at that time for the past 2 years but never thought I would actually have an attempt to beat it.
    Beforehand I told my split taker (who was a former teammate of mine in agegroup) that I wanted to hit 5:20, 5:35, 5:35 by 500s and come home fast... I pretty much nailed that.
    My triceps, lats, and pecs were just killing my about 5 minutes afterward, and never really got the feeling loosened up throughout the remainder of the meet/cooldowns, but I had an amazing swim! I also came about 2 minutes, 15 secs. from my lifetime college best time! WOOHOO!!!!!

    200 Free:
    26.1 / 29.4 / 30.1 / 30.1 = 1:56.16

    100 IM:
    12.2 / 16.0 / 18.1 / 13.9 = 1:00.41 <-- A masters best! I actually won the event due to my breaststroke if you can believe that!

    50 Free leadoff mixed 200 free relay:
    24.96 I was getting pretty pooped by this point.

    100 Fly:
    12.7 / 15.1 / 15.2 / 15.8 = 59.22
    Same thing least I broke a minute

    200 IM:
    12.8 / 16.1 = 28.9
    18.7 / 18.5 = 37.2
    19.5 / 20.8 = 40.1
    18.3 / 16.0 = 34.3 <--only sped this up the last 25 so I wouldn't get beat
    Total: 2:21.12

    The 200 IM was just a nice easy cooldown swim for me. I was originally entered with a 2:10, and the next fastest seeded time that showed up was a 2:23. I just swam it easy to stretch out, but I didn't let the 2nd place guy beat me at the end

    *** On a side note... I was just asked by our current Top Ten recorder person if I would be interested in the job since she's been doing it for so long. I said what the heck...ok. As of March I guess the job is mine. I'll find out how much work will be involved soon.

    Updated February 6th, 2011 at 12:41 AM by jaadams1

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