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  1. Workout 01/31/17: evening

    by , January 31st, 2017 at 10:40 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull
    4 x 25 burst and cruise

    3 x 100 on 2:00 even pace (did back, 1:15)
    6 x 50 on 1:00 pull
    300 (build each 100)
    4 x 75 on 1:50 (kick-swim-pull)
    2 x 150 on 3:00 (descend)

    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2300 yds/55 min]
    ------------------------------------
    Good workout tonight with Matt, Carol, Tim, Greg, and Jim.
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  2. Woodlands Miss & Hit

    by , January 31st, 2017 at 08:09 PM (Of Swimming Bondage)
    In my little more than 22 years of business travel, I have not once had to go to Houston, except maybe to fly through it. This week changed that and did so in a heart-breaking way. My client has an office in The Woodlands, which means I was mere minutes away from one of Texas's best pools, the Conroe Independent School District natatorium ...



    ... but took my PT's advice and stayed away, opting instead for the Fairfield Inn's even more functional improvised PT table:



    I can only hope that my client relationship continues long enough to bring me back here when I am healthy enough to swim!
  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 2/1/17

    by , January 31st, 2017 at 03:50 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    1 x 300 5:15 4:30
    4 x 50 stroke 1:15 1:00
    2 x 150 2:30 2:15
    4 x 50 stroke 1:15 1:00
    3 x 100 descend 1:45 1:30
    4 x 50 kick 1:15 1:15

    IM/Stroke set
    2x
    1 x 50 free moderate 1:00 1:00
    2 x 50 stroke 1:15 1:15
    1 x 50 free moderate 1:00 1:00
    2 x 100 IM strong 2:15 2:00

    Free/pull set
    2 x 200 long & strong 3:30 3:00
    4 x 100 negative split 1:45 1:30
    8 x 50 establish strong pace 1:00 :50
    *rest 1:00
    1 x 400 best effort for time 6:30 6:00

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:15 1:00 easy

    Total: 4100m/y
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  4. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/31/17

    by , January 30th, 2017 at 04:47 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    3 x 125 2:15
    3 x 75 IM 1:30
    3 x 50 choice 1:00
    3 x 75 1:15
    3 x 125 1:50

    Kick set
    6 x 75 last 25 strong 2:00

    IM/Stroke set
    2x
    1 x 100 50 fly/50 back1:45
    1 x 100 50 back/ 50 breast 1:45
    1 x 100 50 breast/50 free 1:45
    1 x 200 IM strong 4:00

    Free/pull set
    4 x 100 build to 85% 1:30
    1 x 200 85% 3:30
    4 x 75 build to 85% 1:05
    1 x 150 85% 2:40
    4 x 50 build to 85% :50
    1 x 100 85% 2:00
    4 x 25 build to 85% :30
    1 x 50 85% 1:00

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00 easy

    Total: 4500
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  5. Workout 01/28/16: morning

    by , January 28th, 2017 at 07:37 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    2 x [150 swim, 50 kick, 100 pull]

    4 x 25 kick
    4 x 50 pull on 1:00
    4 x 75 (fast 3rd 25) on 1:40
    4 x 100 even pace on 2:00
    4 x 75 (kick-swim-pull) on 1:50
    4 x 50 descend on 1:00
    4 x 25 FAST on :30
    4 x 50 active recovery
    [Masters/Rec/2400 yds/60 min]
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  6. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/30/17

    by , January 28th, 2017 at 10:39 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    3 x 100 2:00 1:45
    4 x 50 stroke 1:30 1:15
    1 x 200 3:20 3:00
    4 x 50 choice 1:00 1:00
    3 x 100 1:45 1:30

    Kick set
    3 x 100 2:30 2:15
    4 x 50 up tempo 1:30 1:15

    IM/stroke set
    2x through
    2 x 50 fly 1:20 1:10
    1 x 50 free 1:00 1:00
    2 x 50 back 1:20 1:10
    1 x 50 free 1:00 1:00
    2 x 50 breast 1:20 1:10
    1 x 50 free 1:00 1:00

    Free/pull set
    1 x 200 long and strong 3:20 3:00
    4 x 50 descend 1:00 1:00
    1 x 200 moderate 3:20 3:00
    4 x 50 descend :55 :50
    1 x 200 moderate 3:20 3:00
    4 x 50 descend :50 :40

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:15 1:00

    Total: 4000 meters/yards

    Updated January 30th, 2017 at 04:48 PM by SharksMasters

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  7. Friday 01272016

    by , January 27th, 2017 at 10:25 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    Friday AM masters swim workout @ Sendero

    500 w/u

    300 done 50 drill/kick/swim

    300, build by 100

    4 rounds:
    * 100
    * 3 x 50
    * 100, done 25 moderate/50 fast/25 moderate
    done as rounds 1 & 3 free, 2 & 4 non-free (did back/breast)
    intervals:
    * free--100s @ 1:30, 50s @ :50
    * stroke--100s @ 2:00, 50s @ 1:00

    100 easy

    4 rounds:
    * 50, focus on form @ :50
    * 50 @ 200 pace @ :50
    * 50 breath control (supposed to be 1 breath down, 2 back), @ :50
    * 100 recovery

    100 w/d

    TTL: 3700 yards

    we had 5 swimmers, the fast guy and I did the set together. I told him after workout how if he wasn't there that I'd slack off...then he said the same.

    air temp was a bit brisk, mid-30s, but water was nice and warm.

    I did a crazy trip over the MLK weekend (a few days in Bangkok). somehow I managed to avoid illness after. I didn't workout at all the first day back, and the second just walked the dogs.
    I think today was my 8th day in a row in the pool. if the weather is nice I really don't mind going over to Sendero for a solo swim. It is so close I feel guilty not taking advantage of it, plus I have an annual pass.

    unfortunately, the USMS meet in Houston in a couple weeks won't work out for me. but there will be a couple of people from my group there. I'll be doing a roadtrip back to Texas after picking up a new car.
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  8. Hotel PT improvisation

    by , January 27th, 2017 at 01:57 PM (Of Swimming Bondage)
    After ignoring my doctor's and PT's orders to not swim last weekend (https://www.1001pools.com/single-pos...oint-Vancouver), I focused on being a good patient while traveling this week, with an improvised PT table in my Residence Inn room (the red chair being there to give me enough length).



    I've continued to run about 2 miles on the treadmill, two to three times per week. I still don't like running, but I've figured out that a Pandora station built around the Sex Pistols song, "I'm a lazy sod" creates the right mix of high-energy, angry music that motivates me to go harder.

    Updated January 27th, 2017 at 03:11 PM by pwb

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  9. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/27/17

    by , January 26th, 2017 at 03:18 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right
    Warm up
    1 x 200 3:30 3:15
    2 x 100 1:45 1:30
    4 x 50 1:00 1:00
    4 x 50 stroke 1:15 1:15
    2 x 100 1:45 1:30
    1 x 200 3:15 3:00

    Kick set
    1 x 200 4:40 4:30
    4 x 50 1:20 1:15

    IM/Stroke set
    3 x 100 25stroke/25free 2:00 1:45
    1 x 100 IM 2:00 1:45
    3 x 100 50stroke/50free 2:00 1:45
    1 x 200 IM 4:00 3:30

    Free/pull set
    1 x 100
    1 x (200 100)
    1 x (300 200 100)
    1 x (200 100)
    1 x 100
    Intervals: LCM 1:40/100, SCY 1:30/100

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:15 1:00

    Total: 4100 meters/yards
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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/26/17

    by , January 25th, 2017 at 03:00 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    60 x 100 1:30 birthday swim (6000 yards)

    -OR-

    Warm up
    4 x 100 1:40 1:30
    4 x 50 stroke 1:10 1:00
    4 x 25 choice :40 :30
    2x through
    RD1 intervals left, RD2 intervals right

    Kick set
    2 x 100 2:15
    4 x 50 last 25 strong 1:10

    IM/Stroke set
    10 x 25 strong and consistent RD1-3 on :40, RD4 on :30
    1 x 50 best effort 1:20
    4x through
    RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 breast, RD4 free

    Free/pull set
    1 x 500 long and strong 6:30
    2 x 250 last 50 strong 3:15
    5 x 100 descend 1-3, last two easy warm down 1:15

    Total: 4500 yards
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  11. Swim workout Tuesday

    400 W/u
    6 100's pull, long strong arms,bilateral breathing, tight turns,dolphin off wall
    4x25's dolphin
    4x25'single arm fly
    100 east free
    4x25's fly100 easy
    8x75's kick w/o board
    300 easy

    trying so hard to get my fly smooth! Incredibly tough.
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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/25/17

    by , January 24th, 2017 at 12:19 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right
    Warm up
    2 x 100 2:00 1:45
    2 x 100 1:45 1:30
    2 x 100 kick 2:30 2:15
    4 x 50 1:00 1:00
    4 x 50 stroke 1:15 1:00
    4 x 50 kick 1:20 1:15

    IM/Stroke set
    1 x 100 reverse IM 2:00 1:45
    1 x 50 fly 1:10 1:00
    1 x 50 back 1:10 1:00
    1 x 50 breast 1:10 1:00
    1 x 50 free 1:00 1:00
    1 x 100 IM 2:00 1:45
    *Break 30 seconds between rounds
    2x through

    Free/pull set
    2 x 300 5:00 4:30 long and strong
    4 x 150 2:30 2:15 descend
    6 x 100 1:30 1:20

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:15 1:00

    Total: 4000 meters/yards
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  13. Saturday swim

    what a great weekend! No rain!! And was able to put in some good swim time Saturday afternoon!!

    500 easy free
    8 75's kick w/o board, 4&8 max effort
    6 100 pull, tight turns,dolphin off wall
    12 50's swim drill all strokes,free,back,breast,fly
    6 50's free hard
    500 easy
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  14. Express Workout

    by , January 23rd, 2017 at 06:51 PM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    Got a bad, bad case of food poisoning last week, and so I have not been in the water in a week! I got in today at lunch and took it very easy.

    300: 100 swim, 100 kick flutter with fins, 100 free swim with paddles

    2 x 300 kick with fins on 5:00

    100 easy swim

    I know that this is ridiculously short, but I am still very weak. My goal in getting back in shape is to build up my core first. I always had a strong core and strong kick. I believe these both took a big load off my shoulders. Before I start doing too much with the arms, I want to make sure I have that great core strength again.
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  15. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/24/17

    by , January 23rd, 2017 at 02:23 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 200 3:15
    4 x 50 stroke 1:15
    4 x 100 1:30
    4 x 50 descend :50

    Kick set
    1 x 100 2:15
    6 x 25 sprint :40

    Freestyle sprint set
    2 x 50 moderate 1:00
    2 x 100 85-90% 2:30
    2 x 50 moderate 1:00
    4 x 50 85-90% 1:30
    2 x 50 moderate 1:00
    8 x 25 sprint :30
    1 x 50 easy

    IM/Stroke set
    2 x 50 free moderate 1:00
    2 x 100 IM/stroke 85-90% 2:30
    2 x 50 free moderate 1:00
    4 x 50 stroke choice 85-90% 1:45
    2 x 50 free moderate 1:00
    8 x 25 stroke choice sprint :35
    1 x 50 easy free

    Free/pull set
    3 x 100 1:30
    3 x 100 1:20
    3 x 100 1:15
    1 x 100 easy warm down

    Total: 4350 yards
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  16. Back to kicking again and again and again!

    by , January 23rd, 2017 at 01:34 PM (After a long rest)
    I have been back in the pool kicking for about 3 weeks now. At first I could not streamline but each day it has got better and better. My aerobic side is ok but I struggle getting my heart rate high enough by just kicking despite going as hard as I can. We did this little set last week:

    400 kick
    6x50 kick on 1min
    8x(100 kick on 1:40, 50 kick on 1min)
    10x50 streamline back kick with fins on :35
    16x25 kick on :30 alternating flutter and IMO no free
    10x50 with fins on :35
    200 easy float

    and this today

    400 kick
    6x50 kick on ::55
    5x100 kick on 1:45
    4x100 kick on 1:40
    3x100 kick on 1:35
    2x100 kick on 1:30
    1x100 kick on 1:25
    100 easy
    8x100 kick on 2mins best average
    100 easy
    8x25 underwater with fins on :30
    100 easy



    At first the kicking was fun since I had not swum in a while but now my legs are tired all the time and I get bored doing all the kicking. Tom has done a great job mixing up workouts to accommodate me but I so desperately want to swim. I have a doctors appointment on 9th Feb and I am hopeful that I will be able to gradually start swimming after that.


    At this point I have almost a complete range of motion and according to the physical therapist I am about 4 weeks ahead of schedule. The sight of the operation looks pretty gnarly but the scar is going to be pretty skinny by the looks of things.
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  17. From Machu Picchu to my local piscina

    by , January 22nd, 2017 at 02:22 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    I mentioned going to Perú in the first week of January. Here is where I spent Epiphany, El Día de los Reyes (January 6):



    The altitude at Machu Picchu (around 7k feet if I remember correctly, a little more than a mile above sea level) was a piece of cake after spending several days in Cuzco (two miles above sea level). Coming back to sea level, where we take breathing for granted sometimes, has also meant coming back to the busy-busy of the office... so I haven't been in to swim except on the weekends.

    Last week I got in a 3000-yarder on Saturday, and 3200 on MLK holiday. Yesterday I did 2K. Just have to keep getting in when I can, not pay attention to the slow times, and hopefully in a month or so as the busy season (for me at least) starts to wind down, be able to get into the pool more than a couple of times a week.
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  18. Ignoring doctor's orders for a special pool

    by , January 22nd, 2017 at 11:59 AM (Of Swimming Bondage)
    I violated doctor's orders yesterday. I couldn't stop myself. I admit that I was in a bit more pain after doing so, but it was SOOOO worth it!

    Canada's newest elite competition pool officially opens tomorrow, the new UBC Aquatic Centre (http://www.newpool.ubc.ca/) in Vancouver ...



    ... and the university team got in earlier last week, but they had some special "sneak peak test swims" this weekend. Thanks to my oldest daughter, I got onto the invitation list for yesterday morning's test swim.

    This facility is just awesome and a much-needed upgrade over their almost 40 year old former pool ...



    The centrepiece is the 8 lane, 50M x 25M pool which also has a bulkhead option to run 25M courses length-wise instead of width-wise. But, like the Saanich Commonwealth pool in Victoria, the UBC pool also features great community swimming amenties like a play pool that has a mini lazy river and water toy features for the kids, a massive ~30-40 person hot tub and another 8 lane, 25M training pool with 1M and 3M diving boards. The facility has an impressive array of windows, is gleaming white and incredibly bright (whereas the old pool was kind of dark and gloomy).

    The only slight bummer for me was that we were only allowed to swim in the 25M pool, play pool and hot tub. Over this weekend, they were using these test swim times as training times for the staff. During my swim time, they were practicing working with the bulkhead in the competition pool, as that was a feature that didn't exist in their old facility. As both my orthopedist and physical therapist have told me not to swim for 6 to 8 weeks (and I've been a good patient for 3 weeks), that was probably for the best for my shoulder. I did my self-imposed minimum 1,000 (for inclusion on my www.1001pools.com blog) of mostly kicking and drills. I probably did about 200 of it actual swimming freestyle ... and later in the day could feel the old twinges in my shoulder that I'm trying to get rid of. Had I swum long course, I suspect it would have been worse for me.

    And, finally, on the power of positive thinking side, not getting to swim in the competition pool just gives me another reason for a future trip to combine my three passions - family, pleasure travel** and swimming.

    ** I want to be quite emphatic that there is nothing about business travel that inspires passion in me!
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  19. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/23/17

    by , January 21st, 2017 at 02:09 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right
    Warm up
    3 x 100 2:00 1:45
    3 x 100 IM/stroke 2:00 1:45
    3 x 100 1:45 1:30
    6 x 50 choice 1:05 1:00

    Kick set
    1 x 150 3:45 3:30
    3 x 50 up tempo 1:15 1:05

    IM/Stroke set
    1 x 150 IM 3:30 3:00
    1 x 50 free moderate 1:00 1:00
    3 x 50 stroke (one of each) 1:10 1:05
    1 x 50 free moderate 1:00 1:00
    2x through

    Free/pull set
    1x (300-200-100) 1:45 base (5:15-3:30-1:45) 1:30 base
    2x (200-100) 1:40 base 1:20 base
    3x (100) 1:30 1:15

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:15 1:00

    Total: 4000 meters/yards
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  20. Strength & Swim

    Strength
    Deadlift 135#x6. 1st set. 145#x3. 2nd set
    single arm row 45#x10. 1st and 2nd set
    Bridge drag (sandbag) 20#x20. 1st and 2nd set
    kneeling rollout 10x. 1st and 2nd set
    assisted pull up x8. 1st set, 5 2nd set
    waiter carry30#x20 yrds 1st and 2nd set
    back Sqt 80#x6 1st and 2nd set
    overhead press 60#x4 1st and 2nd set

    Swim
    500 w/u
    8x75's kick w/o board,4 and 8 MAX efforts
    6x 100's pull, bilateral breathing,tight turns,power off wall
    12x50's drill/swim 25's work all strokes free,back,breast,fly
    6x50's free hard effort
    300 cool