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  1. 1|24|20 13m

    by , January 24th, 2020 at 09:58 PM (Blog)
    10 x 13m fr on 0:20
    10 x 13m fr on 0:30
    20 x 13m on 0:30 o:br/e:fr
    30 x 13m fr on 0:30

    Just 910m swum, but at a pace faster than 100
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  2. Friday 1/24/2020

    PM SCY Solo (and 12x100 w/ Trip) @ LRRC "Quantity with a dash of quality"

    400 swim every 4th 25 head up scull
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    300 RIMO k/dr/sw
    2x150 @ 1:55 N.S. pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 (25 swim/25 head-up scull)
    4x50 @ :35 PINK
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim

    4x100 @ 1:08 (1:05+, 1:06, 1:06+, 1:06+)
    1:08 REST
    3x100 @ 1:08 (1:05, 1:06, 1:06)
    1:08 REST
    2x100 @ 1:08 (1:05, 1:06)
    1:08 REST
    100 @ 1:08 (1:03)

    5x200 @ :10 rest 50 FL/50 FR kick w/ fins + BD

    12x100 @ 1:30 I.M. focus on perfect transitions

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 5300
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  3. Easing back into the water...

    by , January 24th, 2020 at 06:08 PM (Middle Aged Distance)
    So this week was my first week back after about a month off. Ouch. Between the holidays, winter crud, a (ski related, I think) tailbone injury, and more winter crud - I pretty much took a month off give or take a few attempts in December/January to swim. I did two workouts this week, and they both hurt, but I'm back at it. A little hard to find motivation, but it feels good (at least mentally) to be back in. Here was a short aerobic workout from Wednesday just to get myself going again:

    24x100

    4 @ 1:30 swim
    4 @ 1:30 pull
    4 @ 1:25 swim
    4 @ 1:50 kick w/ fins
    4 @ 1:20 swim
    4 @ 1:50 stroke (I did 50bk/br)

    Total: 2400

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  4. Thursday 1/23/2020

    PM SCY Solo (and 3x300 w/ Trip) @ LRRC

    500 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    2x
    6x50
    3 @ :35 MAKE
    3 @ :40 AE
    :30 REST
    4x75
    2 @ :50 MAKE
    2 @ :55 AE
    :45 REST
    3x100 @ 1:08 RED
    1:06 REST
    2x150 @ 1:40 BLUE
    3:40 REST

    2x300 @ 4:00 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    1:00 REST
    300 @ 4:00 UP TEMPO, "Zane Grothe Style**," give Trip someone to race (3:23+)

    200 EZ

    Total: 5000

    ** I read once that Zane Grothe will do some of his crazy distance sets with NO KICKOUTS OFF ALL WALLS. I think the point being to really focus on the stroke, and increasing the number of strokes to work on each length of the pool. I agreed to level the playing field a little bit for Trip (who's walls leave something to be desired) by not kicking out of any walls.
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  5. 1|21|20 SCM and 1|23|21 LCM

    by , January 23rd, 2020 at 04:11 PM (Blog)

    1|21

    1000 25 ez fr 25 dr
    500 bk board fins
    300 uw board fins

    The drill I used was a Tony Ervin demonstration on youtube. All it is is freestyle with UW recovery, what makes it important is maintaining rotation, breathing, and stroke with the extra drag. Helps one maintain hold of water without slippage.


    1|23 LCM

    1K as 50 fr/ 50 bk with board fins
    15:41
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  6. Tuesday 1/21/2020

    PM SCY w/ Trip (and his tan) @ LRRC "I.M. and Threshold"

    2x400 @ :10 rest swim w/ fins + paddles + SNKL
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    6x50 @ :10 rest
    3 - BR kick w/ BD
    3 - drill 25 BK/25 BR

    100 @ 1:20 AE FRIM
    200 @ 2:40 AE FRIM
    300 @ 4:00 AE FRIM
    400 @ 5:20 AE FRIM
    400 @ 5:20 HOLD THRESHOLD PACE (4:32)
    300 @ 4:00 HOLD TP (3:24)
    200 @ 2:40 HOLD TP (2:16+)
    100 @ 1:20 THRESHOLD PACE (1:07)

    200 EZ

    Total: 3500

    Wasn't sure if Trip was going to be back from Mexico today so I had something else prepared but when he showed up I did his workout instead. I aimed to hold my threshold interval (1:08 for now), that is what I sort of used for my "pace" today. I also aimed to hold the same pace for every 100 of each distance, as opposed to going out hard and then backing off but still "averaging" my target pace.
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  7. Monday 1/20/2020

    PM SCY Solo (8x25/50 no breath w/ Doug Martin and Jim "Dr. J" Robbins) @ LRRC "Putting it back together"

    2x
    5x100 w/ SNKL
    1 @ 2:00 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 @ 1:50 75 FR kick H.A.S./25 swim
    1 @ 1:40 50 FR kick H.A.S./50 swim
    1 @ 1:30 25 FR kick H.A.S./75 swim
    1 @ 1:20 swim
    :40 REST

    10x50 @ 1:00 kick w/ BD
    odd: FR
    even: BR

    20x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    8x25 @ :40 UW kick w/ fins
    odd: FL on back
    even: FR
    50 FR swim no breath

    250 EZ

    Total: 3000

    Felt broken down all weekend from last week's training (especially the two days with the college team). Took the weekend off and spent today just putting my stroke back together again. Plan to swim TH/SAT with the college team.
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  8. 1|18|20 LCM

    by , January 19th, 2020 at 01:37 PM (Blog)
    14m section:
    2 x 280m fr with snorkel

    120m br

    10x 28m br on 1:00
    • 24 - 21’s


    50m section:
    1 x 100 with fins as 50fr/50 bk
    • 37.5m UW fr/ez bk

    3 x 100 on 3:00 as 50fst/50ez
    • flutter kick fast/fr ez
    • 51, 58, 1:05 for the 50 fr kicks
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  9. 1|17|20 LCM

    by , January 18th, 2020 at 11:30 AM (Blog)
    14m section:

    280m fr with snorkel 4:00
    • work the turns

    120m br 2:00
    • work the turns

    50m section:

    50 flutter kick fast
    • tried to go fast 💨

    1 x 100 with fins on 3:00
    • 50 fl / 50 bk

    6 x 100 with fins on 3:00 - 4:00
    • 50 fr (31 tops) / 50 bk

    6 x 50 fr on 0:70
    • held 0:30 rest on first several



    A lot of writing, but less then 1450m. Don’t really pay much attention to net distances or keep track of it anymore. Now I see why.
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  10. Friday 1/17/2020

    AM SCY w/ The Lady Trojans @ UALR "Middle Distance Group"

    300 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    3x100 @ 1:50 25 FR/25 BR kick w/ BD
    6x50 @ 1:00 25 dr/25 sw I.M.O. no FR

    4x
    1:00 V.K. @ 1:15
    done as:
    :30 hands out
    :20 elbows out
    :10 S-line
    50 @ 1:15 25 FAST kick on BK/25 UW FL kick

    3x
    6x25 @ :40 "Ervin" **
    6x25 @ :35 FR w/ Finis Tempo Trainer (set to .7)

    4x250 @ 4:00
    done as:
    150 @ 1:50 100 N.S./50 AE
    100 BEST AVG (58.8, 1:00.2, 1:00.1, 59.2)

    4x150 @ 2:30
    done as:
    100 @ 1:15 50 RED/50 AE
    50 FAST (29.0, 28.8, 28.3, 28.2)

    3x200 @ 3:00
    done as:
    125 @ 1:35 75 EZ/BLD/FAST/50 AE
    75 FAST (46.0, 44.4, 44.0)

    2x125 @ 2:30
    done as:
    75 @ 1:00 50 RED/25 AE
    50 FAST (28.3, 28.2)

    75 @ 1:15 25 FAST/25 AE/25 FAST
    175 EZ

    16x25 @ :35 w/ fins
    4 - 3 UW FAST FL kick/1 EZ
    4 - 3 FAST BR w/ FR kick/1 EZ

    Total: 5100

    ** Ervin is done as:
    #1 - 12.5 bucket scull/12.5 EZ
    #2 - 12.5 FAST FR kick in S-line on top of water/12.5 EZ
    #3 - 12.5 doggy paddle fast catch/12.5 EZ
    #4 - 12.5 UW FL kick/12.5 EZ
    #5 - FAST FR
    #6 - EZ

    No distance group today. It was all middle distance or sprint. The sprint workout was very similar to the middle distance one, just the distances started at 200 and dropped down to 50s (I think). Again for clarity I added spaces between each part of the main set, but the 250s, 150s, 200s, 125s, and 75s were done continuously, with no break between each set of distances.

    Updated January 17th, 2020 at 02:56 PM by Calvin S

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  11. Thursday 1/16/2020

    PM SCY w/ the Lady Trojans @ UALR

    400 FR swim
    200 FR kick w/ BD
    100 "Progressive Scull" w/ SNKL

    2x
    150 @ 2:45 FR kick
    4x25 @ :40 10M UW FL kick
    150 @ 2:45 FR kick
    3x25 @ :40 15M UW FL kick
    150 @ 2:45 FR kick
    2x25 @ :40 20M UW FL kick
    150 @ 2:45 FR kick
    25 @ :40 UW FL kick
    100 EZ
    RD1: FR kick w/ BD
    RD2: add fins for all + FR kick w/ SNKL H.A.S.

    3x
    300 @ 4:00 w/ SNKL
    RD1/RD2 w/ opp fin + opp paddle (switch at 150)
    RD3 w/ fins + paddles
    3x100 @ 1:30 D1-3
    RD1 w/ upside down paddles (1:11, 1:07, 1:04)
    RD2 w/ paddles (1:07, 1:03, :59)
    RD3 swim (1:04, 1:01, :58-)

    400 EZ

    Total: 5100

    Pretty sure today was recovery day for the girls. It was their first afternoon back from Puerto Rico. Plan to swim with them again tomorrow morning. Word on the street is I’ll be with the distance group again. We shall see.

    Updated January 16th, 2020 at 10:20 PM by Calvin S

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  12. 1|15|20 14m area - turns/breakouts

    by , January 16th, 2020 at 01:01 PM (Blog)
    14m wide area (measured 14.1 via gps). Had markings 5’ from wall - little short, but did the job. Great for turn and breakouts.

    30 x 28 fr on 1:00
    • breathe once
    • 15’s for some of the fast ones

    6 x 28 fr on 0:30
    • breathe 3 times

    8 x 28 br on 1:00
    • 24 - 21’s

    Updated January 16th, 2020 at 08:45 PM by __steve__

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  13. Tuesday 1/14/2020

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Trying to turn the speed dial up to 11"

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 FL kick w/ fins + BD
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    2x
    150 @ 1:45 MAKE
    150 @ 2:15 AE
    150 @ 2:45 FAST (1:32-, 1:30)

    100 EZ

    3x
    100 @ 1:10 MAKE
    100 @ 1:20 AE
    100 @ 1:30 AE
    100 @ 1:40 FAST (1:00-, :59, :59)

    100 EZ

    4x
    50 @ :35 MAKE
    50 @ :45 AE
    50 @ :55 AE {light D1-3 on these 50s}
    50 @ 1:05 AE
    50 @ 1:15 FAST (:28-, :27, :26+, :26-)

    5x100 @ 1:30 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 5000

    Had planned to do this set today. But during warm-up I did not feel great. First round of the 150s seemed so-so and I almost decided to audible into a drill practice. Glad I stuck with it though, as I felt great from 150s RD2 onward. Even managed to generate some real speed on the last couple fast 50s!
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  14. 1|14|20 LCM

    by , January 14th, 2020 at 05:33 PM (Blog)
    500 bk with fins 8:01
    5 x 100 with fins as 50fr/50dr on 3
    50 flutter kick in 0:50
    50 ez fr

    Left shoulder felt little loose and aching from weights yesterday, so I got out

    Legs and back still sore from 1.5 mi run 3 days ago



    1|13
    Weights/drylands all parts except calves

    Sore from saturday’s 1.5 mi run



    1|11
    Did annual AF fit test
    50 push-ups in 1 min
    50 crunches in 1 min
    1.5 mi in 12:12 (2017 did 10:32 with run training)
    score: 98

    Very painful running hard without any running over 12 months except occasional 50 second treadmill warmups. If my hips didn’t bother me I would actually train for it.

    I started out way too fast - one of the runners goes all out from the start. I had no sense of pace due to zero running outside of 50 sec treadmill warmups. I understood this person was going much faster than a normal 1.5 mi pace but I did not want to fall to far off, so I convinced myself I was going at a moderate pace. After about 1 minute this pace rabbit just suddenly starts walking! Reality hits me and I was borderline about to collapse as my body started to slow down. The remaining 11 minutes had to be one of my top 3 most painful runs.

    Updated January 21st, 2020 at 02:11 PM by __steve__

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  15. Monday 1/13/20

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull

    2x (RD1 REST/RD2 REST)
    400 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    RD1 @ 4:48 AE
    RD2 @ 4:32 MAKE
    4x100 FR swim
    RD1 @ 1:08 MAKE
    RD2 @ 1:12 A.R.

    :10/:20 REST

    300 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    RD1 @ 3:36 AE
    RD2 @ 3:24 MAKE
    4x75 FR swim
    RD1 @ :51 MAKE
    RD2 @ :54 A.R.

    :10/:20 REST

    200 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    RD1 @ 2:24 AE
    RD2 @ 2:16 MAKE
    4x50 FR swim
    RD1 @ :34 MAKE
    RD2 @ :36 A.R.

    2:40 REST (to reset clock to :00)

    10x100 @ 1:30 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 5000

    Sticking some extra spaces in this write-up so that the workout doesn't look like vomit on the page. the 400/4x100/300/4x75/200/4x50 was the whole set, done twice through. Also only took the extra rest after the 100s and 75s so that I could put my pulling equipment back on. 10 seconds is about the bare minimum time I need to switch gear.

    Updated January 13th, 2020 at 08:08 PM by Calvin S

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  16. Sunday 1/12/2020

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    2x200 @ :15 rest kick 50 FR/50 FL w/ fins + BD
    4x100 @ 1:20 AE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    4x100 @ 1:08 (1:06, 1:07-, 1:06+, 1:07-)
    1:08 REST
    3x100 @ 1:08 (1:05, 1:05+, 1:05+)
    1:08 REST
    2x100 @ 1:08 (1:04, 1:04)
    1:08 REST
    100 @ 1:08 (:58+)

    100 EZ

    Total: 3000
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  17. Thursday 1/9/2020

    PM SCY Solo (first 1/3), w/ Trip (middle 1/3), + Srdin (last 1/3) "Meat and Potatoes Practice"

    400 swim every 4th scull w/ SNKL
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick 25 FR/25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    8x125 @ 2:00 kick w/ fins
    odd: last 25 UW
    even: first 25 UW

    12x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    5x300 @ 4:00
    #1 - AE
    #2 - first 100 FAST (1:05)
    #3 - middle 100 FAST (1:05+)
    #4 - last 100 FAST (1:05+)
    #5 - FAST, trying to beat add up [3:16] from fast 100s (3:15-)

    100 EZ

    6x50 @ :55 HOLD UNDER :30
    2:00 REST
    6x50 @ :55 HOLD UNDER :30

    100 EZ

    Total: 5000
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  18. 1|8|20 LCM

    Easy pace distance free, 2100m in 38 min. Swam 2-beat out and 6-beat back. Used snorkel.

    1x100 fr moderate pace


    300 bk with fins


    Swimming very aerobically lately. Saving my legs up for approaching weekend’s annual fitness test - 1.5 mile run is part of it. Probably ran less than 10 cumulative miles over entire year in preparation for it.
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  19. Tuesday 1/7/2020

    AM SCY w/ University of Arkansas Little Rock Women's Swim Team @ UALR "Distance Lane!"

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x100 @ 1:30 add-on I.M. (add-on to back)
    6x25 @ :25 FR PINK

    w/ fins:
    3x100 @ 1:45 50 side kick/50 kick on back in S-line
    8x50 @ 1:00 25 UW FL kick/25 AE kick on back in S-line
    12x25 @ :30 swim 3 FAST/1 AE

    2x
    400 @ 4:45 N.S.
    4x100 @ 1:20 D1-4 to RED
    :55 REST
    2x200 @ 2:30 N.S.
    8x50 @ :50 D1-4, 5-8 to BLUE
    1:00 REST

    250 EZ

    Total: 5200

    Hopped in with the team I used to coach (only one class that I coached is still in school). The distance girls were doing the 100s/50s mile pace, but I don't really have any sort of mile pace work planned out in my head (I may not even swim it this year), so I opted to descend instead.
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  20. 1|6|20 LCM

    7 x 50m fr on 1:00 (42 -49)

    10 x 100m on 3:00 as 50fr/50bk
    • 50 fr’s (38 - 44)


    Shoulder doesn’t like aerobic swimming as such.
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