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  1. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout 09/28/2016

    by , September 27th, 2016 at 12:45 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:00 3:00
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    4 X 75 1:15 1:05
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 x 200 kick 4:30
    10 X 25 sprint kick :45
    1 x 50 swim

    1 x 100 IM 1:50
    2 X 50 1:05
    4 x 25 sprint :40 #4 on 1:00
    Four rounds.
    Round of each stroke IM order

    9 X 200 pull 3:00
    1-8: negative split
    #9 is warm down

    Swim Workouts
  2. Mon Sept 26

    by , September 27th, 2016 at 09:18 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)

    Did 30 minutes of drylands and core work


    off, wasn't feeling well

    Monday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Sewy

    Warm up:

    600 various
    100 scull
    8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    8 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ) @ 3:00-3:30
    100 EZ

    3 rounds:
    8 x 25, 2 x IM order @ 100 pace @ :45
    1 x 50 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 2750


    I've been a bit under the weather the last couple days. So have Mr. Fort and Lil Fort. Shoulder still a bit twingey, but better. I could really use a massage and that might help it. Haven't had one in many months. Massage Envy was annoying the hell out of me, but it did have the virtue of convenience.
  3. Week 208 - Tuesday

    by , September 27th, 2016 at 08:55 AM (After a long rest)
    I had another terrible nights sleep. I seem to go to sleep pretty quickly but then wake up and can't go back to sleep. Last night I decided to read which helped but I caused a two hour break in my sleep and when my alarm went off I was tired. Despite the sleep challenge I actually felt much stronger in the gym and pool than I have in a while.

    5 mins of general stretching
    15 mins on stationary bike
    elbow PT exercises
    5x(5 X abs for :45 seconds, with :15 second transition) 1 minute between rounds.

    The pool was setup scy

    400 swim with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50
    10x50 free with snorkel at 1000 pace on 1min
    10x50 free with snorkel at 1000 pace on :50
    12x25 with fins underwater no breathers on :40
    200 easy

    I planned on doing 20x50s on :50 but one of the other masters swimmers wanted to join me and he can't wanted to do them on a minute. This was too easy a send off so after 10 I dropped to :50. I held :29s throughout. In reality I should be looking at doing these on a :45 send off.

    Yesterday was a big day at work. For over a year I have struggled with the direction I believed the company was going to go next year and I have been trying to prove that the plan I laid out last year was the right course. We had a huge sales month in August and Q3 in general which really helped provide ammunition for my meeting. Yesterday I got commitment from our board for increased investment in the business and it's looking like we are now moving into phase 2 of my business plan and will be scaling up around the recent successes. This will mean a lot of work next year but I am pretty excited. I thought after this meeting I would sleep like a baby but alas that was not the case. I could not tell you what is on my mind but whatever it is it's keeping me awake!
    Swim Workouts
  4. Week 208 - Monday

    by , September 26th, 2016 at 09:37 PM (After a long rest)
    I slept great last night but had a restless night of sleep.

    The pool was setup scy this morning.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50

    Main sets
    600 swim breathing every 5 on 7mins
    500 kick on 8mins
    400 swim breathing every 5 on 4:40
    300 kick on 5mins
    200 swim breathing every 5 on 2:20
    100 kick
    12x25 with fins underwater on :35
    4x75 free with fins on 2min as 25 smooth, 25 afap, 25 afap with no more than 1 breath

    Warm down
    200 easy

    I held 1:03/1:04 pace on the 600, 400 and 200 free and descended the kick as the distance got shorter, starting out at 1:28/1:29 per 100 kick and ended up at 1:25 on the last 100. On the fast 75s with fins I was :37,:35,:36,:36. They hurt REALLY bad!
    Swim Workouts