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  1. Wednesday 4/24/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "I.M." (pool temp: 69.4, air temp: 76)

    500 warm-up I.M.
    8x100 @ 1:45 kick w/ fins + BD
    odd: FL
    even: FR

    300 @ 4:30 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    3x100 @ 1:40
    #1 - 50 FL/50 BK drill
    #2 - 50 BR/50 FR drill
    #3 - FAST STRK I.M.O. by RD (1:12, 1:23, 1:25, 1:07)

    300 EZ

    Total: 4000
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  2. 4/24/19 Workout

    by , April 24th, 2019 at 08:17 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Wednesday, 4/24/2019 Pool Workout

    Here we go, back in the water.

    10x50 1:00 fr/k/RIMO
    10x50 :55 fr/p/RIMO

    5x100 1:40 k/fins

    150 warmdown


    Just have to keep repeating the "it's going to be a process" mantra to myself. Strokes are still... sort of there. Everything is going to come back as fast or slow as my strength and weight comes back.

    I definitely don't have any insulation on my body right now - I was freezing when I got out of the pool. And I was very hungry not far after - which is a very good sign that my appetite is back and my body wants to fuel itself.

    Glad I'm back in the water.
  3. 4/23/19 Workout

    by , April 23rd, 2019 at 08:22 PM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Tuesday, 4/23/2019 Comeback Weights

    Well... I made it to the barbell. One step at a time.

    Superset -
    Back Squat - 135/5,5,5,5,5
    Shoulder Press - 65/5,5,5,5,5

    Might be sore tomorrow...
  4. Tuesday 4/23/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC (pool temp: 67, air temp: 79)

    2x500 @ :10 rest swim w/ SP + fins + SNKL

    12x200 @ 3:00
    4 - D1-4 pull w/ paddles + SNKL (2:45, 2:41+, 2:36, 2:32)
    4 - SMOOTH kick w/ fins + BD
    4 - D1-4 swim (2:42, 2:36, 2:31+, 2:24)

    300 EZ

    Total: 3700
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  5. 4/22/19 "Workout"

    by , April 23rd, 2019 at 08:40 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Monday, 4/22/2019

    First day back to work after hospital. Made it through the day, plus a grocery store run, plus a pretty brisk dog walk and felt better than I had since I'd been discharged. So I did...

    2x 3 rounds (10 pushups, 10 air squats)

    And I felt very weak. This is going to be a process getting my strength and weight back up!

    Some very light barbell lifts Tuesday night, and then I will take my scrawny body back to the pool Wednesday morning. I think I will do 20x50 mixed up, and if I feel OK after that a little bit of fin kick. One step at a time.
  6. Monday 4/22/19

    ​AM SCY Solo @ LRRC
    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC (pool temp: 65-ish, air temp: 82)

    AM Swim:

    2x300 @ 3:55
    2x300 @ 3:45
    2x300 @ 3:35

    3x100 FR kick w/ BD
    RD1 @ 1:50
    RD2 @ 1:45
    200 @ 3:30 2nd/4th 50 2 BREATHS MAX! pull w/ paddles

    200 EZ

    Total: 3000

    PM Swim:

    600 swim w/ fins + SNKL
    200 kick H.A.S. 25 FR/25 FL w/ fins + SNKL

    10x200 @ 3:00
    4 - pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    3 - swim 12.5M UW kick off every wall
    3 - swim D1-3 (2:43, 2:36, 2:27)

    200 EZ

    Total: 3000

    SHOUT OUT: Trip, for caving to peer pressure and swimming in the LCM pool today. He braved the cold, and it was worth it. First two people in the LCM pool for this year!!

    Updated April 22nd, 2019 at 09:07 PM by Calvin S

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  7. Another Update!

    by , April 22nd, 2019 at 09:30 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    So... after much gnashing of teeth and laying in a fetal position early last week, I went to the emergency room. Turns out I had pancreatitis as a reaction to one of my UC meds. I got four days in the hospital with an IV drip, a day and a half which was NPO, a day and a half clear liquid diet and now onto low fat. But I'm out, and I feel a little bit more like myself. I'm down at least 20 pounds and it's not in great places - I've lost most of the mass on my shoulders and arms and my pants don't fit. So it's going to be a process to get back.

    Plan is to start getting back in the water with a few 1000s or so this week, and also do some really, really light weightlifting the other days to start building my strength and energy back up. Eat as much as I can tolerate, not too fast but the dietician told me to not be shy about eating because of the weight loss.

    I did get some good news over the week. The club team my Masters team is attached to had their yearly awards ceremony, and apparently they gave me a mentorship award for how I was with the kids at and leading up to Sectionals this winter. That was really good to hear, and I hope I can get back to the point where I can be a good example again. Something to work toward. Also had some other good news recently but not allowed to share that just yet :P
  8. Saturday 4/20/19

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    4x continuous w/ SNKL
    75 swim
    50 S-line kick
    25 scull

    8x75 @ 1:20 "Claire Lockridge Set" pull w/ SP

    50 EZ
    50 FAST FR kick w/ BD (:34)

    4x25 @ :45 SMOOTHFL kick w/ BD + chute (half open)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 STRONG FR kick w/ BD + chute (closed)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 SMOOTH BK kick in S-line w/ chute (half open)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 STRONG FR kick w/ BD + chute (closed)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 SMOOTH BR kick w/ BD + chute (half open)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 STRONG FR kick w/ BD + chute (closed)

    50 EZ
    50 FAST FR kick w/ BD (33.88)
    100 EZ

    Total: 2100

    SHOUT OUT: My lovely wife, who showed up on the deck as I was finishing my kick set and was able to watch time my last 50 fast kick.

    I wanted to see exactly how fast I could actually kick a 50 FR with a kickboard. My goal by the end of this summer (after I get a chance to test myself), is to be able to kick a LCM 50 FR with a board under 35 seconds. From there, I would love to see if I could get my SCY 50 FR kick time down close to (or under) 30 seconds!
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  9. Friday 4/19/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip @ LRRC

    500 swim (150 sw/100 kick w/ BD)

    3x100 @ 1:20
    2x100 @ 1:15
    100 @ 1:10
    :30 REST
    100 @ 1:20
    3x100 @ 1:15
    2x100 @ 1:10
    :30 REST
    2x100 @ 1:20
    100 @ 1:15
    3x100 @ 1:10

    4x100 @ 1:30 kick every 4th 25 UW w/ fins

    Total: 2700
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  10. Video from YMCA Masters Nationals

    For some reason my phone doesn't believe I have "new videos" to upload to my computer. However I was able to extract the video from our men's 200 medley relay.

    John Janszen (37) - 26.45
    Adrian Gil (29) - 26.50
    Calvin Schildknecht (34) - 24.67
    Alphonse Harris (29) - 22.83

    Final time: 1:40.45
  11. Wednesday 4/17/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip @ LRRC

    400 swim (100 FR/100 BK)
    4x100 @ 1:45 I.M.O. k/sw/dr/bld

    300 swim (75 FR/75 BK)
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins

    200 swim (50 FR/50 BK)
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD

    100 swim (25 FR/25 BK)
    100 "Progressive Scull" w/ buoy + SNKL

    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    10x200 @ 2:35 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL

    100 EZ

    Total: 4500
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  12. Tuesday 4/16/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip (when he finally showed up) @ LRRC

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    3x100 @ 1:20 D1-3 swim w/ SP

    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    200 SMOOTH FR kick w/ BD
    4x25 @ :30 V.S.

    10x50 @ :50 RED ​FR
    100 EZ
    8x50 @ :50 RED I.M.O. in pairs

    300 EZ

    Total: 4000
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  13. Update

    by , April 16th, 2019 at 09:11 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Back to work today. Most of my main issues from the past weeks (last was probably one of the worst weeks of my life) are resolving with some better drugs and rest as I worked from home. At the moment my only real pressing issue is what I think is some side effects from the antibiotic I was prescribed. Once those are cleared, I hope to get back to some exercise and get back in the pool. Between not doing nearly anything active for 2+ weeks and losing at least 10 pounds over that time I will definitely be starting from scratch, maybe the stratch-est I have since I got back in the gym 6 months after college.
  14. Workout 04/15/19: evening

    by , April 15th, 2019 at 11:29 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I'm still swimming just not blogging. Sorry. My wife and I did take a trip to Ireland, rented a car and air bnb'd our way through south Ireland in a clockwise manner over 6 days. I made contact with the Limerick Masters through facebook and was able to make their Monday night lcm practice. We did...
    6 x 100 (50 back into 50 free) on :10sr
    3 x 200 on 3:20 (lead lane)
    4 x 150 on 2:20 (50 b stroke 100 free)
    4 x 100 on 2:00 im
    2 x 50 fast (went 31 on the 2nd)

    Here's a limerick for you..
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  15. Monday 4/15/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip @ LRRC "When you don't taper enough, it's pretty easy to just start up again!"

    400 swim (100 FR/100 BK)
    400 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    300 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD

    10x200 @ 3:00
    4 - SMOOTH I.M.O. (2:19+, 2:45, 2:46, 2:21)
    1 - STRONG I.M. (2:22)
    4 - kick w/ fins + BD
    odd: FR
    even: FL
    1 - SMOOTH FR (2:19)

    100 EZ

    Total: 3200
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  16. Sunday 4/14/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 4

    After a savage 36 holes of putt putt golf last night that we dubbed “The Masters at Masters,” I finally managed to close out the meet with a season best.

    200 Mixed FR Relay - leadoff - 23.50

    200 I.M. - 2:05.57 (26.16/33.75/36.01/29.65) - finally a season best at least!

    Total: 2000

    Not the greatest meet performance wise, but definitely the most fun Masters meet I have ever been to. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati managed to finish second overall, so that was awesome as well.

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:58 AM by Calvin S

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  17. Saturday 4/13/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 3

    500 FR - 5:06.17 - bad swim, but at this point I hbw stopped expecting much in the way of great times from this meet. Just enjoying the weekend.

    200 FR Relay - leadoff - 23.26

    200 FL - 2:06.69 - here I just made sure to win the race and stayed long and smooth so I wouldn’t be tired for the medley relay later.

    200 Medley Relay - FL - 24.67 - faster than I was yesterday by .10, so that was a great takeaway.

    Total: 3300

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:57 AM by Calvin S

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  18. 4|12|19 LCM 17th swim

    17 th swim this year, let alone past 2 years

    40 x 50 on 1:30 slowmotion free drill
    there is a point where swimming slower takes more effort, at about 0:55 pace. Some of these were as slow as 1:15. Concentrated on technique and position in water, which was quite the task while keeping balance.
    Will see how well this drill works the stroke in Aruba next week - unfortunately it’s JUST a week, but I’ll take whatever I can get. Hoping on joining the local Masters practice 5am 17th and 19th

    Updated April 13th, 2019 at 02:18 AM by __steve__

  19. Friday 4/12/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 2

    Today was relay day!

    200 Mixed Medley Relay - FL - 24.77

    400 FR Relay - leadoff - 51.22
    - I’m a little baffled how I went slower here than I did back in December under heavy training. Wonder if I will ever figure out the 100 FR?

    Total: 2000

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:56 AM by Calvin S

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  20. Thursday 4/11/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 1

    600 swim 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 kick (50 FR/25 BR) w/ BD
    4x50 @ 1:00 “Progressive Freestyle” w/
    4x25 V.S.
    200 EZ

    200 swim
    100 pace (59.1)
    200 EZ

    1650 Freestyle - 17:48.67 - not going to bother typing out splits. Not a great swim. With so small a sample size it’s hard to say if I didn’t taper enough or tapered too much for the mile. I remind myself that I am not “actually” a miler. This was a fun experiment, but I think I’ll stick more to the 400/500 and 800/1000.

    600 (100 sw/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    Total: 4150

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:56 AM by Calvin S

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