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  1. Feeling good,getting rhythm again.. finally

    800 w/u

    400 kick set
    Free streamline
    Back streamline
    Breast
    Dolphin streamline

    rest 30 sec.

    400 kick set
    Free streamline
    Back streamline
    Breast
    Dolphin streamline

    2x 200 Pull

    200 Fly; odds kick even full stroke
    200 Backstroke; odds kick even full stroke
    200 Breaststroke; odds kick even full stroke
    200 Freestyle; odds kick even full stroke

    rest 2min

    200 Fly; odds kick even full stroke
    200 Backstroke; odds kick even full stroke
    200 Breaststroke; odds kick, even full stroke
    200 Freestyle; odds kick even full stroke

    rest 2min

    2x200 pull

    100 cool
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  2. Detour

    by , November 30th, 2017 at 05:50 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Last time I checked in, my comeback training was proceeding fairly encouragingly all things considered. I've since been detoured with a nasty lingering virus that causes nausea and vertigo. I blame it squarely on Jim T who had it first. (As revenge, I refused to read his article on age graded rankings. ) With the exception of a couple 1000 easies, I was knocked out of the pool for 10 days. At the outset of the detour, I went to a local Y meet on Nov. 19 and remembered why I don't like Y meets. First, I was dead tired from the preceding Friday practice. Then, the pool temp was like 86 degrees, the hottest pool I've swum in in years. I brought two old Speedo tech suits circa 2010. I guess they don't age well in closets. One ripped right away when I put in on. The other sprung two holes. Into the garbage ... My first event was 25 back. The blocks were so low that I couldn't pull up high enough to do my usual archy start. Then, the timer failed to get my time. That's a first. Coach Bill video'd and timed it at 13.25, which I think was a tad generous. Next up, I slipped on the blocks for the 50 breast and fell in the water with my hands about a half a foot apart. I couldn't really be bothered to try much after that auspicious beginning, so was close to a personal worst. I seem to recall that I fell off these same blocks 4 years ago in the 100 breast at this meet. I just don't really want to use blocks where you can't push off with your back foot. I was feeling really nauseous at that point, so left. As a result of this detour, I scratched the SCM meet I had planned on swimming in on Dec 2. I wanted a 50 back time, but oh well. Just the idea of a long drive makes me nauseous. I am a bit cross about it, but will instead go see Handel's Messiah on Saturday night with friends.

    I finally crawled back to Pitt last night and did a half hearted workout and left early.


    Swim/SCY @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    400 various
    8 x 50 of something or other
    8 x 50 IM order swim-kick. I did these all back kick with fins, UW 15 m @ 1:00

    Main sets:

    4 rounds:

    4 x 25 @ :30, odds fast (I tried to do them all 100 pace, but :30 is rough)
    1 x 50 fast @ 1:00 (I cruised this)
    4 x 25 @ :30 (tried 100 pace)
    1 x 50 fast (cruised it) @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ @ 2:00

    4 rounds (I only did 2 and did cruiser backstroke kick on everything but the 25s)
    1 x 100 @ 1:45
    1 x 75 @ 1:20
    1 x 50 @ 1:10
    1 x 25 fast (did these fly at 100 pace)
    1 x 50 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 3300


    Hopefully, I can get back on track pretty soon. Though I'll be out of the water for a week at the end of December with our xmas vacation in Costa Rica ... Maybe some spring meets are in my future.
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  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 12/1/17

    by , November 30th, 2017 at 01:39 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    1 x 300 5:00
    6 x 25 :40 stroke
    2 x 150 2:30
    6 x 25 :40 stroke
    4 x 75 1:05 desc 1-4

    Kick set
    4x
    :30 [vertical kick]
    1 x 100 2:15 build

    Stroke set
    4x
    3 x 25 :40 desc 1-3
    1 x 125 2:20 IM
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]

    Freestyle/pull set
    2x
    1 x 100 1:35 75mod/25strong
    2 x 100 1:30 50mod/50strong
    3 x 100 1:25 25mod/75strong
    4 x 100 1:20 strong

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4600
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  4. 11/30/17 Workout

    by , November 30th, 2017 at 09:13 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Three pool workouts in a row! First time in... forever.

    11/30/17 Pool Workout

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

    32x25 :35 8 ea stroke IMO best average (Masters Minute between strokes)

    5x100 k fins 1:30 (all under 1:02, last :59)

    6x75 p w/paddles 1:10

    200 warmdown

    2700
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