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  1. a little taper for this Saturday

    by , August 14th, 2009 at 03:23 AM (Swim like an Orca, but faster !)
    I started both a week long taper and started building a shed for our animals this week.
    In a nutshell it was quite a workout, and my legs kept cramping up Monday and Tuesday during workouts. On Wednesday I got a deep cut on a finger, which kept me out of the water Wednesday and Thursday.
    Hopefully I can get a little workout later today to get loosened up for tomorrows meet.
    Its the first SCM meet for the Pacific LMSC.

    Just read this on the Pacific website;
    MAAC SCM MEET
    ALMOST FULL


    "The Modesto Area Aquatic Club's Short Course Meters meet is almost full. They are limited to 120 swimmers and so far 105 have registered. Registration will be open until 11:59 Thursday evening."


    Im signed up for
    100 IM
    50 FR
    50 BK
    50 Fly
    100 FR

    Updated August 16th, 2009 at 04:55 AM by EricOrca

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  2. Thursday @ FP

    by , August 13th, 2009 at 09:33 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    Today was a beautiful, sunny, end of the summer type of day! I headed up to FP after school for a LCM workout.

    *200 Freestyle Swim
    *2 X 100 Freestyle Drill (kick 10 and roll)
    *2 X 100 non-freestyle (I did fly/back then breast/free)
    *Super1,000--------50-100-50-150-50-200-50-150-50-100
    *4 X 200 Freestyle on 3:45 interval
    *3 X 100 (25 kick, 25 drill, 50 building) on 2:00
    *200 Swim cooldown
    2,900 LCM

    I have been taking it easy this week. I'm not really tired but it just seems like you should back off after a competition you have been gearing for. Next week I'm going to step it up a bit and do some distance stuff, Big Shoulders is less than a month away! I wish I could find some cold water to swim in. I'm afraid BS is going to be very nippy and this lukewarm pool water sure doesn't acclimate a person for below 70 degree water. I guess if it doesn't warm up soon I could morph on some more fat, that could serve as a nice cold water coat!
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  3. Couldn't stand being inactive

    by , August 13th, 2009 at 07:13 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    I was going to take a week off after Nationals but after 3 days I couldn't stand it. So today I went to the pool for a short swim. It was nice to just show up with out any plan in mind and just do whatever my swim buddy wanted to do.

    SCM with Carrie

    350 swim free
    200 kick w/board alternated flutter and whip kick
    300 pull w/p&b focus was on alternate breathing

    Did a broken 1650 (meters) as swim 11 laps, rest :10; 10 laps rest :10 and so forth to 1 lap.

    150 easy swim to cool down

    Total: 2650 meters

    Updated August 15th, 2009 at 05:54 PM by poolraat

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  4. Sports Nutrition Findings

    by , August 13th, 2009 at 06:32 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    No exercise to report. However, I did expend a tremendous amount of mental energy reading an article in the latest Rowing News magazine. It set forth highlights from the meeting of the ACSM last May. I'm sure many of you have seen them, but if you haven't, here are some that caught my eye:

    1. Many athletes believe they need protein to build muscle. Yet a study showed that taking recovery protein (from Endurox or whatever) had no performance or muscle building advantages. I guess this is distinguishable, however, from its possible muscle recovery properties. This could be some of the research Jazz was alluding to when he announced that protein may not help build strength and changed his diet to exclude most protein, or at least meat.

    2. Fruits, berries and black currants have antioxidant and anti-inflammantory properties. Real shocker there.

    3. Actual food is more health protective than supplements. Q and Jazz say this all the time!

    4. Almonds are awesome, particularly pre-exercise. Must be why Quicksilver munches them at his desk while sipping green tea ...

    5. Athletes who exercise in the heat should hyper-hydrate, but make sure their sport drink contains a substantial amount of sodium.

    6. Man athletic trainers use pickle juice to treat cramps. SwimmerGirlKT mentioned this on her blog awhile ago. Some report that 1-2 ounces can relieve cramping in seconds. The actual mechanism for this is illusive and indeterminate.

    7. Chocolate milk is a good recovery drink. Wow, who'd a thunk?

    8. Glutamine reportedly enhances recovery, yet a study comparing beverages with and without glutamine during and after exercise did not confirm this.

    9. During exercise, an energy bar, sport drink or gel are all pretty much equally effective.

    10. Exercise apparently improves learning based on studies done with younger children.

    11. And check this out:

    "Many youth swimmers spend hours training for relatively short competitive events. A six-week study with 9-12 year olds suggests high intensity/low volume training offers the same benefits as lower intensity/high volume training."

    So don't burn young kids out! Wonder how this applies going forward as the pre-teens age?

    Updated August 13th, 2009 at 06:58 PM by The Fortress

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  5. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -8/14/09 -SCY

    by , August 13th, 2009 at 05:08 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY

    WARM UP:
    1 X 100 1:45
    1 X 200 3:30
    1 X 300 5:15
    1 X 400 7:00
    1 X 300 4:30
    1 X 200 3:00
    1 X 100 FAST

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

    1 X 200 IM 3:30
    4 X 50 stroke 1:05
    Repeat the set 4 times.
    IM'ers: 1 round of each on 50's
    Break between rounds

    3 X 100 free 1:30
    4 X 50 free :45
    3 X 100 free 1:15 or 1:30
    6 X 50 free :40 or :45

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5200Y
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  6. Day 22

    Back again...foot got a little infected so took longer to heal...

    Yesterday on the way home stopped at the indoor pool here on base and swam a quick 10x50 mostly free...then the foot started bugging me again...so I went home...will try again tomorrow.
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  7. How does a swimmer get out of an Elephant?

    They swim around till their all pooped out!

    Working on technique and drills that my coach gave me. I am excited about improving all the strokes as I am considering the IM as a favorite of mine.
    I swam about 2200 this morning, a little of this, a little of that. I tried to focus on keeping my entire body in correct positioning, learning to push the water towards my toes with my forarms in backstroke and worked on keeping lower body higher in the water for breaststroke. This made the glide fun and feel a bit like the ungulating of the butterfly.

    Cramed for an enriched nitrox course for scuba and couldn't believe I got an 88%! Charts and tables aren't my thing, but I actually enjoyed it. So with some intrepidation I must say that instead of focusing on my swimming lately it has been diving in a quarry and preparing for this weekends deep wreck dives off the North Carolina coast...two tankers and two Civil war boats!
    Diving can benefit my swimming as I must learn to move effortlessly as to save oxygen. A sense of this could possibly help me to think about swimming more efficiently instead of like a wild animal trying to get out of an elephant...
    which is a bit of my nature

    Updated August 13th, 2009 at 01:51 PM by flippergirl

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  8. Mixing it up a bit

    by , August 13th, 2009 at 08:37 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am trying to mix it up a bit but one thing will remain the same every day will have 1000 kick w/fins. At Nat's my thighs seemed much thinner than they have in the past even if I have lost no weight!

    10x100 @ 1:45 Free every 3rd IM made the interval on IM

    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd sprint
    5x100 @ :10R alt fly/back kick w/fins by 100

    5x200 @ :10R #1 Fly w/fins, #2 Back w/paddles, #3 Breast 1/2kick/1/2pull, #4 Free pull w/paddles & bouy, #5 Free easy

    10x50 @ :55 Free 6 kicks on the paddle hand 1-5 paddle on rt hand, 6-10 paddle on the lt hand

    Total 3500 yards alittle easier today except of course on the fly
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  9. Back in the normal flow!

    by , August 12th, 2009 at 10:51 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    I had a good day today (2nd day) at school. Our class sizes are huge (32 in 4th and 5th grades) but the kids are off to a great start....I think it's going to be a banner year!
    I went to LA Fitness tonight after school. I swam a Bill White workout (modified to my whims and speed ). Here it is:

    1) 400 Free Warm-up Swim (rest 30 sec)

    2) 400 Pull with Finis Paddles (rest 20 sec)

    3) 400 assorted stroke drills switching every 100 (fist, 10 and roll, finger drag, 1 arm) rest 20 sec

    5) 4 X 200 Free on 3;30

    6) 200 Free Hard!
    rest 2 minutes

    7) 4 X 100 IM on 2:00

    8) 100 free hard!
    2700 scm

    It felt good to be back in the water mostly stretching things out.
    I ran into a graduated CHS swimmer just getting started back. I told her about NASTI'S and she seemed fairly interested.
    Speaking of NASTI'S I found out last night we were the 14th place team at Nationals.......Way to go Team NASTI!
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  10. Return to the pool

    by , August 12th, 2009 at 07:26 PM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    This morning had my first pool workout in almost two weeks! Right now, I'm just enjoying being in the water, rebuilding a base, and keeping the feel of the water.

    200 easy free to warm up

    1800 kick - first 800 without fins - did 200 breast kick, 400 dolphin kick, 200 back kick; next 800 was with fins - alternated 200 back dolphin with 200 free kick; last 200 was dolphin kick without fins

    Pyramid set
    50 free on 1:00
    100 free on 1:50
    150 free on 2:30
    200 free on 3:00
    150 free on 2:30
    100 free on 1:50
    50 free on 1:00

    4 x 25 - 3 rt/3 lt fly on :45

    100 easy


    Thoughts:
    1. My goal is to return to the shape I was 9 years ago. On this same set, I did a 300 as the longest swim and did a 3:18.

    2. Once I get closer to the big meets again, I'll go back to focusing on sprint training. Even if I am strong on the 50s, I still want to be able to pull off a decent 500.

    3. Working endurance now will hopefully help the back-half of my 100 free which to this point has been quite pathetic.

    Updated August 12th, 2009 at 10:16 PM by elise526

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  11. Nada + Pics, Wed., Aug. 12

    by , August 12th, 2009 at 03:46 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    This will be my third day in a row of no exercise! I didn't take a break after Zones in April and think that caused me more fatigue when I started up again. So I'm going to take a few days off. I am heading up to the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh this afternoon. I hope to get in a mellow swim or two at the Sewickley Y with my Pittsburgh buddies, Jimby and Bill White, while I'm in Pittsburgh over the weekend. (I have a family get together as well.)

    I've attached a couple pics of two forum dinners and some of the Academy Bullets doing our strong arm thing. ABM finished 4th overall in the club team rankings!

    Only 2 other thoughts about Nats:

    It was freezing in the natatorium. I wish I had brought my parka and Ugg boots (if they're good enough for Rob Butcher ...), but they didn't fit in the suitcase, which already weighed 49.9 pounds.

    I forgot to put my good luck nose clip on before my 50 back split on Thursday. I'm sure that made all the difference!
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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -8/13/09 -SCY

    by , August 12th, 2009 at 03:24 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY

    WARM UP:
    4 X 100 free 1:45
    4 X 50 kick 1:15
    4 X 100 50st/50fr 2:00
    4 X 50 kick 1:15

    3 X 100 free 1:30
    1 X 150 free negative split 2:30
    Repeat the set four times through

    2 X 100 free 1:30
    1 X 50 fast 1:30
    Repeat four times

    1 X 800 pull
    Descend by 200's

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5000Y
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  13. LCM Nationals

    by , August 12th, 2009 at 02:15 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    Well I'm home and finally have a bit of time to sit down and get this blog caught up.

    Nationals was a lot of fun and even though I got off to a rocky start it got better as the meet went on and I finished on Sunday with 2 personal best swims.

    Thursday - I woke up with some kind of neck issue. It hurt to turn or lift my head. Not sure what caused it but could have been a result of sleeping in an upright position during the flight to Indy.

    50 Fly, went 35.08 which was 2+ seconds slower than I swam last year in Portland. I was very disappointed but it was very likely a result of the neck problem I woke up with.

    Friday - I had a rough night as my neck and shoulder bothered me most of the night and I didn't sleep well. But in the early morning hours the neck pain began to subside and by morning was almost gone.

    100 back, went 1:23.28. about a half sec slower than my best but not a bad swim.

    100 free, went 1:11.19, a disaster. I died badly in the second 50 splitting about 4 sec slower than the first 50. And I didn't take it out that fast ether. This was about 3 seconds off my best.

    Saturday
    Relay day!! This was a blast and I swam really well. It really boosted my confidence after the way I swam the two previous days.

    Mens 200 free relay, went 2nd and split 28.72. I had never been under 30 before so I was ecstatic about my split.

    Mixed 800 free relay - since the 200 free was my 6th event and got axed, Coach Chris put together this one and I led off so I could get a 200 time. Went 2:41.21 which is a best time since I had never swam a LC 200 before. Again I died badly in the 2nd half of the swim.

    Mixed 200 medley relay - this came right after the 800 relay so I had about 10 minutes between swims. I swam the Fly leg and split 34.47. This swim was much better than the fly I swam Thursday.

    Mixed 200 free relay - swam anchor and split 30.06. I was a bit tired but this was still a good swim.

    Sunday
    Two races today, the 50 free and 50 back. I woke up feeling ready to take on the world. No soreness from the relays the day before.

    50 free - went 30.00, bettering my previous PB by 0.6 seconds. Didn't swim quite as well as yesterday's relay but still an exceptional swim.

    50 back - went 36.57, bettering my previous best by 0.57 seconds. Felt really great on this one.

    All in all, the meet was a good one. 2 PB's and had a lot of fun with old friends and made several new friends. Am looking forward to the next time we can all get together for more fast swimming and socializing.

    Updated August 12th, 2009 at 08:38 PM by poolraat

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  14. Wednesday Aug 12th, 2009

    by , August 12th, 2009 at 11:49 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wednesday Aug 12th, 2009


    TODAYS SWIM PRACTICE

    LCM
    6:00 - 7:30
    whitney Coached
    Garrison pool
    swam with tyler, Nate & Matt, beside Larry, Andrew & a guest from DC
    dove in on time

    Warm-up
    3 rounds of 150 fr, 50 k 50 best 50 worst

    Main Set

    3 x 400 desc
    done 50 fl, 50 fr 50 bk 50 fr 50 br 50 fr 50 fl 50 fr

    500

    3 x 300 desc
    done 50 fl, 25 fr 50 bk 25 fr 50 br 25 fr 50 fl 25 fr

    500

    3 x 200 IM desc

    100 easy


    NEXT MEET

    looking for a couple SCM Meets in Oct Nov or Dec, we'll see, want a fast pool & a big meet to provide more rest between events

    Considering:

    Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic
    Orlando, FL
    10/17 & 18

    Ron Johnson Invitational in
    Tempe, AZ
    11/21/2009 - 11/22/2009

    SPMA Short Course Meters Championships in
    Long Beach, CA
    Friday December 4 - Sunday 6, 2009
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  15. Getting back in the habit

    by , August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    It is time to get back to work so here is day 1 of short course season.

    10x100 @ 1:45 Free held 1:23-4

    5x100 @ 2:00 Fly kick w/fins various positions some on back, side, stomach, rotating
    4x100 @ 1:30 Free kick lost fin on #2 and 4 for some reason these fins have got to go I want my old ones back
    50 kick free no fins
    2x25 @ 1:00 Free kick SPRINT went :23 and :25 legs really itched after that one

    800 IM
    200 IM drill

    10x50 @ 1:15 one arm Free w/paddle 1-5 rt arm, 6-10 lt arm held 1:05 on the rt arm and :55 on the lt arm big difference in my arm strength and I am right handed so go figure.

    500 Free every 3rd lap back warm down

    Total 4000 yards
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  16. Made it home

    by , August 11th, 2009 at 10:00 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Actually got to get a workout in after spending most of the day on a plane or in an airport.

    300 Free EZ
    5x200 @ 3:00 Free w/paddles & bouy
    500 Free kick w/fins every 3rd 25 sprint
    5x100 kick alternate 100 fly/100 back

    that was it for today.

    Total 2300 yards
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  17. Tuesday It's Back to Reality

    by , August 11th, 2009 at 09:01 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    Today was the first day of school with students. I was woefully underprepared(and undermotivated) due to my 5 day adventure at long course nationals.
    I worked a bit after school and then drove up to Forest Park for swim practice. On the way there I felt so tired and sleepy that I ended up not swimming at all. I may go out for a run when the sun goes down. I think I'll probably swim tomorrow.

    Now back to the Nationals play-by-play report:

    Thursday-200 Freestyle-3:07-I lost my googles, stopped to fix them and then continued on. I was glad when this race was over!

    Friday-400 Freestyle-6:24-I enjoyed this swim. My converted time was about what I do a 500 Yd. free in so I was happy. This event was the 1st of the day. It was nice to be done early so I could mess around, eat, and watch/cheer for everyone. A Fun Day!

    Saturday-Relay Day!
    800 Free Relay-We are national champs in our ag. I swam with three 30 year olds and me(53).
    I was definitely the dead weight on the team but I swam as fast as I could, didn't false start, and somehow we overcame our 3rd place seed and took the race!!!! This was really fun! My split was 3:05. That probably converts to a pretty good 200 scy time for me.

    200 Mixed Medley Relay-I think we were last in this event. I did the Freestyle portion in 38.4 The converted time is a pr for me. I am not a sprinter at all so I was happy to get a decent (for me) swim.

    200 Mixed Free Relay-6th or 7th- I went 2nd with a 38.3 split. Fun Relay!

    400 Mixed Free Relay-10th-We were all tired and unmotivated for this one. I don't know what my split was. We were glad to be done for the day. Relay Day was a blast, but a very long day indeed!
    I had the pleasure of attending the Academy Bullets Team Dinner at Buca de Beppo! I met tons of fun people, had lots of laughs, and a never ending supply of wine kept our spirits soaring!

    Sunday-I didn't swim today, in fact it was my youngest daughter's 18th birthday. I stayed home and made a chocolate cake and birthday dinner. The peace and quiet was restful but I found myself wanting to be down at the meet.

    Monday-1500 Freestyle-24:30! This is my favorite race of the meet. I was in the same heat as Amanda "Chicken of the Sea" and Dick Sidner (a nasti team mate).
    I felt strong and in control the whole way. I think my splits were pretty even (I need to go back and look at that) I need to start going out a bit harder. I have never raced in a LCM pool so maybe I just didn't know what I was doing.
    Anyway, it was an enjoyable swim in a zen sort of way. I was really excited to have Paul W. and Donna H. up on the finish deck cheering for me and greeting me when I hopped out....it made me feel quite special!

    To summarize my 2009 nationals experience I'd say:
    *This was Mega FUN! A total swim geek adventure!
    *I'm happy with my 1500 and relay swims. It has motivated me to start working hard again and race some more.
    *I loved meeting all the forumites! It's so cool to know someone through their blog (or vlog in Jimby's case) and then finally meet them in person. I've always loved following this site, but now I can hardly turn my computer on fast enough just to see what's going on with everyone!
    I'm sorry it's over and I'm glad I went!
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  18. Reflections on Nats

    by , August 11th, 2009 at 08:17 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    I returned home to an intense onslaught of demands, frenzy and servicing. Yeesh! Can't I just lay on the couch and recover? So, before I rush off to the next kid pick up and feeding, here are my thoughts in random order.

    1. Meet Performance:

    Felt like I had a pretty good, but not perfect meet. Traveling is always tiring for me, and I had an rather trying first travel day with GPS failures and whatnot. And the first night, I had an engineer in my hotel room at midnight fixing my phone and alarm clock so I could get up in the am. You don't need little things like this to go wrong when you're trying to power down and get some sleep.

    Anyway, I was happy with all the swims except the 100 back. Though I felt like I brushed off that disappointment pretty quickly and moved on. My 50 back split on Thursday was OK.

    I'm not sure it was the best decision to start fighting the sleep issue with meds 2 weeks before Nats (but I did because of #6 below). The medication I was taking made me groggy in the morning. I gave it up after Friday on Dr. Allen Stark's (aka Mr. Breaststroke) sage advice, and felt better the last two days of the meet. Didn't sleep much, but then that is SOP for me at meets. It seems to be that way for many others as well. My doctor did confirm today that the sleep medication I was on can cause muscle tightness and cramping. He coulda told me! lol Anyway, I'm going to try something else for awhile because of these adverse side effects.

    I held up pretty well over 4 days, which surprised me. I'm usually just gassed after 2. That was probably due to swimming a minimal number of events each day and nothing too long. I got a 30 minute massage after Relay day which probably helped too.

    But overall, with PBs in my 50s, being very close to two WRs, and some great relays, I felt like I did pretty well. I'm cautiously hopeful that my 50 back will remain in the #1 position this time in USMS and FINA. We'll see ...

    In general, I have to say national meets are a bit too long for me. Except for being able to see friends (which is huge and amazing and pure fun!), I prefer the 1-2 day meet format. It's a huge burden on my family to be gone so long and it takes a toll on me too. But masters swimming isn't just about times or maximizing performance.



    2. Relay Day:

    Seems somewhat controversial. I had a really great time that day with my teammates. Got to swim with friends and there was a lot of camraderie and cheering. I got so hoarse my voice starting morphing into Ahelee's!

    I think having Relay Day stuck in the middle of the meet, as some have commented, took some bite out of the Sunday events though. It's hard to know how much. I guess I'd prefer to have it the last day of the meet. Then, those swimming with their teams can have at it and those without teams can leave early and save some dollars. (Having a meet where you arrive on Tues or Wed and leave on Monday is kinda pricey to say the least!) It doesn't really appeal to me to have 1-2 relays at the end of each day, as the wimpy sprinter in my finds that exhausting.


    3. Taper Execution:

    So glad I did RC work during taper this time! My gimpy shoulder held up fine during the meet and doesn't feel too poorly right now either. In fact, I'm not terribly sore -- just very tired.

    I did weights a bit longer than usual into taper this time as well. That didn't seem to hurt. And I wonder if the tapering of the weights and adding explosive weights helped some?

    I did feel like I overdid it on one day -- the Sunday before leaving for Nats on Wed. I did too many backstroke starts that day, leaving me tired for two days. I won't do this again right before a big meet.

    (My backstroke starts in general were a bit erratic as Chris' DQ and the 15 meter mark preyed on my mind some. My start is a huge edge or me, so I need to get the kicks down as well as I can. In all three backstroke starts I did, I had a body length lead on the field at the breakout. Lisa Dahl literally corralled me in the warm down pool and asked what I was doing for this.)


    4. Comparison to 50s in 2008:

    50 fly
    2008 = 31.1
    2009 = 29.7*

    1.4 second improvement

    50 back
    2008 = 33.4
    2009 = 31.9

    1.5 second improvement

    50 free
    2008 = 29.2
    2009 = 28.5

    .7 second improvement

    * = only swim done in a Jaked as opposed to a B70. At the Terappin Cup meet in June, on shorter rest and after a LZR blow out, I swam a B70 clad 30.7 in the 50 fly. But I was rather dim spirited for that.

    I guess since almost all of these times were done in B70s, Jim can't very credibly attribute the improvement to the suit.


    5. Jaked vs. B70

    My experience with the Jaked: meh. It seemed very similar to the B70 to me except less comfortable. This could be because my B70 is somewhat older and stretched out.

    I did swim an extremely fast 50 fly in the Jaked. I'm not sure how much of an edge that gave me over the B70. My other two swims in the Jaked were the 50/200 back and the 50 free. In both these swims, I was slower than the 50 back and 50 free I swam with my B70. I did get relatively poorer starts in the swims with my Jaked so that could explain some of the lack of differential. Some could likewise attributable to fatigue -- e.g., I was more tired for my 50 free on Sunday than for the two leadoff legs in the relays on Saturday. Still, the Jaked was no magic pill for me. I'll continue to use it of course. Not sure where yet!


    6. Extra Stress

    I've also been under some additional stress/anxiety because of a health issue with Mr. Fort. He recently had abnormal blood test results and an abnormal bone marrow reading on an MRI. His doctor suspects myelodysplasia. There is really nothing good to say about this rare illness. We are seeing an oncologist on Thursday and he will likely need a bone marrow biopsy. He has had odd blood readings in the past and the abnormal bone marrow reading could be from trauma from his prior hip injury, so we're hoping for the best. And this is a man who biked 70 miles 10 days after getting 20 stitches in the calf muscle ... Still, this news, to say the least, has been upsetting and unsettling. I didn't say anything about it before Nats, and thought about canceling. But Mr. Fort really urged me to go since I had trained so hard. I felt very fortunate to see and be surrounded by such good friends while I was there! I miss my Indy peeps already!

    7. Photos/Video:

    I uploaded 80 or so photos to FB. I'm at my limit for photos here on USMS so you will have to go to FB to see the shots of forumites and friends. I thought my 50 fly video was on my camera, but it is not. Both Paul Wolf and Jimby filmed my 50 back, so hopefully I will get a link soon. One of Jimby's friends, a professional photographer, also took some shots of my 50 back that looked fabulous. He said he would email them to me. I can't wait to see them!

    Updated August 11th, 2009 at 11:19 PM by The Fortress

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  19. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -8/12/09 -SCY

    by , August 11th, 2009 at 04:29 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    Welcome back! All you LC haters will be happy as we will be SC for some time.

    SCY

    WARM UP:
    6 X 50 free 1:00
    6 X 50 kick 1:00
    4 X 75 Fr/St/Fr 1:20
    3 X 100 free 1:40


    6 X 100 IM 1:50
    6 X 50 stroke (choice) 1:00
    4 X 100 IM 1:45
    4 X 50 free :45

    4 X 200 pull 3:00
    1 X 100 easy 2:00
    4 X 200 pull 2:40 or 2:50
    1 X 100 easy -
    Descend 200's 1-4

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4700Y
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    Swim Workouts
  20. Tuesday Aug 11th, 2009

    by , August 11th, 2009 at 01:16 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tuesday Aug 11th, 2009

    Lifted weights:


    TODAYS SWIM PRACTICE

    LCM
    6:00 - 7:30
    whitney Coached
    Garrison pool
    swam with tyler, todd, brandon, amy, doug, nate, ned, Kathrine, Mary, Paul, & Andrew
    dove in around 6:07

    Warm-up
    600 fr
    200 k

    Main Set

    4 x ?? on 3:00
    did 200's
    went around 2:35's

    100 easy

    4 x ?? on 2:45
    did 200's
    went around 2:32's

    100 easy

    4 x ?? on 2:30
    did 200, 150, 150, 200
    went 2:20 on #4

    100 easy

    4 x ?? on 2:15
    did 150's
    swam them smooth

    100 easy

    4 x ?? on 2:00
    did 100's
    swam them strong
    went 1:09 desc down to 1:02

    100 easy

    NEXT MEET

    looking for a couple SCM Meets in Oct Nov or Dec, we'll see, want a fast pool & a big meet to provide more rest between events

    Considering:

    Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic
    Orlando, FL
    10/17 & 18

    Ron Johnson Invitational in
    Tempe, AZ
    11/21/2009 - 11/22/2009

    SPMA Short Course Meters Championships in
    Long Beach, CA
    Friday December 4 - Sunday 6, 2009

    Updated August 11th, 2009 at 04:08 PM by ande

    Categories
    Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts