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  1. Counting Strokes

    by , July 6th, 2017 at 05:27 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    Trying to get back into shape after hiatus. Been back in the pool for two months now, building distance, nothing too strenuous, trying not to pay attention to the clock. Today was a "boring" pair of long sets, but the focus on counting strokes per length really helped distract me. Without exaggerating the glide I was still able to keep the count to 15 strokes or less each length (SCY)... Some of the 100s even totaled 57-58 strokes at the end. Last week I was losing form at the end and bringing the hundreds i'm at 63 strokes.

    Here's what I did:
    10 x 200 on 3:30 (alt. free and pull)
    1:00 rest
    20 x 100 on 1:45 (free, nos. 5, 10, 15, 20 we're pull)
    Total: 4000 SCY/1:11.00
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  2. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 7/7/17

    by , July 6th, 2017 at 03:57 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    1 x 300 5:30 [5:00]
    2 x 150 3:15 [2:45] IM
    3 x 100 1:45 [1:30]
    6 x 50 1:00 [1:00] desc 1-3/4-6

    Kick set
    3 x 100 2:30 [2:15] last 25 fast
    4 x 50 1:20 [1:15] desc
    1 x 100 easy swim

    Main set
    4x
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:10]
    1 x 50 1:05 [1:00]
    1 x 50 :55 [:50]
    1 x 50 1:30 [1:30] easy free
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 free]

    Freestyle/pull set
    16 x 50 1:00 [1:00] pace
    1 x 400 best effort

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4000
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  3. Budapest week 9 - Wednesday

    by , July 6th, 2017 at 01:02 AM (After a long rest)
    Yesterday I traveled with 30 15-18 year olds to Grand Junction for a 10 day training camp. To keep the costs down for the kids we flew to Denver and drove over the Rockies to Grand Junction. The flight and drive were uneventful and despite not being a big fan of driving a passenger van I had an absolute blast. The scenery across Colorado through Breckinridge, Vale and Aspen was spectacular. The kids were terrific and we laughed and joked the whole way.

    Today was was my first altitude practice and I deliberately just stretched everything out and did not push too hard.

    Pool setup LCM
    Warm up
    400 Free with snorkel
    6x50 catch-up on 1min

    main sets
    16x50 free with paddles on 1min
    5x100 kick on 2mins
    6x100 IM on 1:40
    10x50 odds back, evens free on 1min

    warm down
    200 free
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