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  1. Wednesday 04042018

    by , April 4th, 2018 at 11:52 AM (aztimm's training blog)
    Monday AM solo swim @ Sendero Springs (25 yards)

    I decided to up my distance this week. I usually get in 3500-4000 yards, did 5000 on Monday and 5200 today. I'm still getting over an ankle sprain so pulled a bit of this:

    500 w/u swim
    500 pull w/buoy, 75 moderate/25 fast
    500 pull w/buoy + Agility paddles, 100 moderate/25 fast
    500 swim, 225 moderate/25 fast
    500 pull w/buoy, 100 moderate/25 fast
    2 x 500 pull w/buoy + Catalyst paddles, 100 moderate/25 fast
    500 swim, 100 moderate/25 fast
    500 pull w/buoy, 100 moderate/25 fast
    500 swim, 100 moderate/25 fast
    200 w/d

    (my watch got the last 500 and 200 mixed together)
    just enough time between 500s for a quick swig of water, and any equipment changes



    due to that ankle sprain, I didn't register for the Texas (or whatever USMS calls it) SCY zone meet this coming weekend. there's no way I can do block starts yet, and haven't done any breast...that always lags behind because of that whip kick.

    still mulling over some o/w swims for the year. there's some interesting ones out there, including one in NYC in Sep that I might do.
    I will probably swim the zone LCM meet in July; I reserved a hotel room at the same place I stayed last year. and I'll probably do the same events (1500, 400, 100 free, 100 breast, 50 back)
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  2. 4/4/18 Workout

    by , April 4th, 2018 at 09:58 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Taper day 3! Some pace work today. Water polo team again had a game or practice and didn't bother to put the lane lines or flags back in, so was a bit rushed.

    Wednesday, 4/4/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    5x50 :50 (31s)
    5x50 :55 (29s)
    5x50 1:00 (28s)
    5x50 1:05 (27s)
    50 EZ
    5x50 1:15 (25 mid down to 24 high)
    100 EZ

    12x25 k D1-4 (1-4 free :40, 5-8 breast :40, 9-12 fly on back :30)

    200 warm down

    2700
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  3. Workout 04/03/18: evening

    by , April 3rd, 2018 at 10:54 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Enjoyed a nice Easter weekend with the family and also delivered the nursing home service (as I do each first Sunday of the month) to more folks than usual. Meet entries have bumped up to 22 for our meet this Saturday. Taper workout tonight...

    200 swim/200 kick/200 pull/100 easy

    Go two times through:
    - 25 EZ, 25 Build, 50 DPS
    - 25 AFAP, 75 EZ
    - 75 EZ, 25 AFAP
    (one fr, one back)

    4 x 25 Burst and Cruise from mid-pool

    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/1600 yds/50 min)
    ========================

    Good swim with Greg, Sean, Carol and Jim. I hope to get in a quick swim Thursday or Friday. I have to wait to see if I will be able to swim or have to help with officiating based on refs that the swim team can wrangle up. I hope I can swim
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  4. 4/3/18 Workout

    by , April 3rd, 2018 at 08:55 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Taper day 2, some speed work today. Going to keep the yardage a tick over 2500 I think.

    Tuesday, 4/3/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    32x25 :40 IMOx8 fast
    13 low flys and backs, 15 low breasts, 12 low frees. Last round 12 mid fly, 12 low back, 14 high breast, 11 mid free

    200 easy

    2x(100 IM easy speed, 50 EZ) - Rd 1 1:00, Rd 2 :59

    5x100 k fins 1:30

    Start work

    200 warmdown

    2800
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  5. 4/2/18 Workout

    by , April 2nd, 2018 at 08:46 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Good Easter weekend. Lots of singing with choir but it was fun. Still got some of the songs stuck in my head. Parents were out of town visiting my sister and wife's family is Orthodox and doesn't celebrate until next week, so pretty low key. But I made a rather delicious cioppino for dinner. On to short taper for Ozark Champs!

    Monday, 4/2/2018 Pool Workout


    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    2x{14x50 1:00 IM switch o-k/dr, e-dr/b
    5x100 o-D1-3 from 90%, e-DPS}
    Rd 1 backstroke 1:45 (1:03, 1:01, :58 high) Rd 2 freestyle 1:30 (1:01, :59, :56 high)

    200 warmdown

    3200

    Backstroke felt like it's rounding into shape besides my last breakout on the fast 100 - should have taken one more dolphin kick. Freestyle was kind of meh but that's ok for now.
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  6. 3/31/18 Workout

    by , March 31st, 2018 at 03:49 PM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Busy Easter weekend singing two services each for Good Friday and Easter Sunday with a rehersal Saturday morning, plus the usual weekend stuff. Today was last tough workout before a week of rest going into Ozark Champs next weekend.

    Saturday, 3/31/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    2x{8x75 1:30 o-25k/50b, e-IM dr
    8x50 1:00 D1-3, 1-3, 1-2
    4x100 1:45 1-90% 2,3-smooth, 4-100%}

    Rd 1 - free (25 mid to low 50s, :59, :56 100s)
    Rd 2 - fl/bk/br fast 50s (27 low, 27 mid (cramp), 32 low), IM 100s (1:05, 1:01)

    200 warm down

    3800

    Felt like my body thought about recovering from the week but didn't quite get around to it! Not too bad regardless. Also the pool exhaust is getting bad, I had a cough for the first time since I've been back.

    Good news! There are 4 guys and 4 ladies between 25-35 years old from the SLAM team signed up for Nationals... that means we could have guys, girls and 2 mixed relays in May. So I'm trying to get contact info for the ones I don't know and see if they're interested.
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  7. Workout 03/31/18: morning

    by , March 31st, 2018 at 12:28 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Life has been busy as expected since the Harvard meet. Finally able to get into the water this week with the team, which is great considering that our own home mini meet happens next Saturday in southwestern Vermont.

    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull/200 choice

    Fort Speed Set:
    Swim: Fins optional, pick your own interval for max rest or don't bother to look at the clock in between hard efforts

    1 x 25 AFAP
    1 x 50 EZ
    1 x 50 AFAP
    2 x 50 EZ
    1 x 75 AFAP
    3 x 50 EZ
    1 x 100 @ 90%
    4 x 50 EZ (worked on turns)

    5 x 50 (odds fast from blocks, evens ez)

    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/1900 yds/75 min]
    ==========================

    I love using this speed set heading into a meet...thanks again Leslie! Only Greg, Sean and Rebecca in the water today.

    Preparations for the swim meet are coming along as well as expected at this point. The biggest concern I have is director is making sure that there are enough timers; because I run this swim meet as a benefit for the local age group swim team, whose season has already ended, we rely on them to run the meet while I do my best to get people here to swim in it. I don't get to really see the communication on their side so this aspect of being a director gives me the most anxiety. Right now we have 13 people who have signed up, but I'm still expecting more entries from Regional workout groups in the Adirondacks, New Hampshire, and the Berkshires. Hard to believe it's going to be our 7th annual meet this year!


    Happy Passover and Easter everyone
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  8. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/30/18

    by , March 29th, 2018 at 12:58 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    3 x 100 1:45
    4 x 50 1:05 stroke
    3 x 100 1:30
    8 x 25 :30 choice

    Kick set
    1 x 200 4:30 kick
    4 x 50 1:15 kick
    1 x 100 2:15 kick
    4 x 25 :45 kick fast

    IM set
    4 x 50 1:00 IM order
    2 x 200 3:30 IM
    4 x 25 :45 IM order
    2 x 100 1:45 IM

    Freestyle/pull
    1 x 300 4:30 long & strong
    2 x 150 2:15 neg split
    3 x 100 1:30 last 25 strong
    4 x 75 1:05 desc 1-4
    6 x 50 :45 be consistent
    12 x 25 :30 strong

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  9. 3/29/18 Workout

    by , March 29th, 2018 at 11:34 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Felt like first time swimming four days in a row in 7 years. Also lost a fight against fish frying oil yesterday and my right hand is a little gnarly. Plus the high school water polo team didn't put the lane lines and flags back in after their game last night. So... shorter workout today and excuses excuses!


    Thursday, 3/29/2018 Pool Workout


    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr


    4x100 1:40 50 controlled/50 build
    12x50 1:00 1-f/EZ; 2-EZ/f; 3-b; 4-fast
    6x75 1:20 1-50 smooth/25 fast; 2-25 smooth/50 fast; 3-fast
    4x100 1:30 50 controlled/50 build


    400 warmdown

    3000


    Made it to rest day!
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  10. 3|28|18 scm

    3|28:
    3 x 200IMK on 5:00
    • arms down on bk kick
    • 12.5m UWDK/12.5m UWalantis on fl kick
    • board/snorkel on br and fr kick


    dryland:
    400m run 1:23

    3|29 drylands:
    400m run 1:19.70 :-)

    Updated March 29th, 2018 at 02:58 PM by __steve__

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  11. sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/29/18

    by , March 28th, 2018 at 12:39 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    8 x 75 1:20
    8 x 50 1:00 choice

    Kick set
    6 x 75 1:40 last 25 fast

    Stroke set
    4x
    1 x 25 :40 perfect stroke
    1 x 50 1:10 build
    1 x 75 1:30 strong
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]

    Sprint set
    4x
    3 x 25 :45 desc 1-3
    1 x 25 :45 easy free
    1 x 50 1:15 fast
    [RD1/2 stroke, RD3/4 choice]

    Freestyle/pull
    2x
    1 x 200 3:00
    1 x 100 1:30
    1 x 50 1:00
    1 x 50 :50
    1 x 100 1:20
    1 x 200 2:40

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4250
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  12. 3/28/18 Workout

    by , March 28th, 2018 at 08:22 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Wednesday, 3/28/2018 Pool Workout

    Third swim day in a row. Took too long to get into the swing of things. Just have to make it through tomorrow and then I've got a rest day.

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    3x200 3:00 D1-3 (2:05 grrr)
    2x100 1:30 fast pace (1:02s double grrrr)
    4x150 2:10 fin k
    2x100 1:20 fast pace (1:00s)
    2x300 4:00 1-pull 2-fin k
    2x100 1:10 fast pace (1:00/1:01)

    150 EZ
    100 IM fast

    200 warm down

    3650

    100s got a little choppy there. I KNOW that easy speed stroke I used to have is still in me somewhere, I just have to find it. And keep remembering that I'm still only half a year into a comeback after 6 years off - it's a process.
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  13. to 3|27|18

    3|25
    Ran barefoot 400M
    Ran fast 700M
    Upperbody light, high reps
    20 min of continuous cyclic yoga

    3|26
    Ran 400M 1:24
    Lower body light, high reps
    10 min of continuous cyclic yoga

    3|27
    SCM
    5 x 200IMK on 5:00
    had to leave pool - grossed out over the floating film and how the water felt
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  14. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/28/18

    by , March 27th, 2018 at 03:51 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    5 x 100 1:45
    4 x 75 1:30 IM/stroke
    4 x 50 :50 desc 1-4

    Kick set
    1 x 400 8:30 Alt. 25mod/25fast

    Main set
    4x
    1 x 75 1:45 easy
    1 x 50 1:00 fast
    1 x 50 1:00 easy
    1 x 75 1:45 fast
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]

    Freestyle/pull set
    4x
    1 x 250 3:30 long & strong
    5 x 50 :50 desc 1-5

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4600
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  15. 3/27/18 Workout

    by , March 27th, 2018 at 08:42 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Tuesday, 3/27/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    100 1:40 smooth
    1x100 1:20
    100 1:40 smooth
    2x100 1:20
    100 1:40 smooth
    3x100 1:20
    100 1:40 smooth
    4x100 1:20
    100 EZ

    4x{3x50 :45 threshold, 100 1:45 EZ}

    8x50 k/dr IMO :60

    3700

    Swim was OK. Held 1:04ish in the 1:20 100s; 50s 30+ free, 30 pull, 29+ free, 30+ back per round. Short rest is still my nemesis right now. Having some issues with sleep, maybe will try some melatonin and see if that helps.
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  16. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/27/18

    by , March 26th, 2018 at 02:26 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 200 3:15
    6 x 25 :40 stroke
    3 x 100 1:30
    4 x 25 :30 strong

    Kick set
    1 x 200 4:30
    8 x 25 :40 fast

    Stroke set
    2x
    4 x 25 :40 IM order perfect stroke
    1 x 100 1:50 IM
    3 x 25 :40 IM order perfect stroke
    1 x 75 1:30 IM

    Freestyle/pull set
    2 x 150 2:15
    4 x 75 1:10
    2 x 150 2:10
    4 x 75 1:05
    2 x 150 2:05
    4 x 75 1:00

    Sprint set
    6x
    1 x 25 :45 easy
    1 x 50 1:15 sprint
    [RD1-3 stroke, RD4-6 choice]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  17. 3/26/18 Workout

    by , March 26th, 2018 at 09:31 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Monday, 3/26/2018 Pool Workout

    Start of couple weeks prep for Ozark Champs. Swam OK today, not perfect, just OK.

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    2{6x100 1:40 build first 50 to 70%/80%/90% second 50 x2
    4x75 1:15 - 1-controlled, 2-last 25 fast, 3-last 50 fast, 4 fast
    100 EZ}
    6x100 1:40 build first 50 to 80%/90%/100% second 50

    200 warm down

    3600
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  18. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/25/18

    by , March 25th, 2018 at 11:34 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    1 x 300 4:30
    3 x 100 1:45
    4 x 75 1:30 IM/stroke
    6 x 50 :50 desc 1-3/4-6

    Kick set
    2 x 100 2:15
    4 x 50 1:15
    8 x 25 :45 fast

    Freestyle/pull set
    4x
    1 x 200 3:00 long & strong
    1 x 100 1:30 neg split
    1 x 50 :45 fast

    Main set
    4 x 100 1:45 alt 1 easy/1 fast
    4 x 75 1:30 alt 1 easy/1 fast
    4 x 50 1:00 alt 1 easy/ 1 fast
    4 x 25 :45 alt 1 easy/ 1 fast
    [All swims choice]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4400
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  19. Workout 03/24/18: morning

    by , March 24th, 2018 at 06:04 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Full pool today for Masters, a good sign since we are two weeks out from our mini meet!

    2 x [150 swim/50 kick/100 pull] plus 100 easy
    4 x 25 burst and cruise

    1 x Noah's Ark [finished at 6:40, did an extra 100 easy]

    4 x
    - 50 pull on 1:00
    - 25 FAST into 25 easy
    - 100 choice [worked on back and breast]

    200 loosen and out, with some starts thrown in. [I did 100 w/d]
    [Masters/Rec/2300 yds/65 min]
    ===================

    Good swim with Greg, Libby, Kim, Sean, Dedrick, and Kevin. Entries have been slowly coming in for our meet, and it looks like (perhaps) the snow is done!
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  20. Weekend Workouts

    by , March 24th, 2018 at 04:42 PM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Friday, 3/23/2018 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - airbike, stretching, barbell warmup, thrusters and pullups

    Conditioning - CF Open 18.5
    AMRAP 7 3-6-9-12-...
    Thrusters 100#
    Chest to Bar Pullups
    10 thrusters in round of 18

    Not bad considering I really didn't want to do this workout. Done with the Open, now no weights for two weeks 'til after Ozark Champs.

    Saturday, 3/24/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    2x{300 smooth 4:30
    50 FAST 1:30
    2x150 smooth 3:00
    2x50 FAST 1:30
    3x100 smooth 1:50
    3x50 FAST 1:30}
    100 EZ between rounds

    Did a variety of strokes. First round was pretty good, second round ran out of giddy-up. Shoulders pretty taxed from yesterday.

    8x50 :60 warmdown

    3700
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