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  1. 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


    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.
  2. 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
    Swim Workouts , Planning