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  1. Friday, September 20, 2013 11:30-12:35pm

    by , September 20th, 2013 at 05:20 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Kind of a "late" swim for me. Usually I try to get to the Y sometime between 9 and 11, but at least it wasn't crowded. I had a lane to myself, besides the main set portion which at least I was sharing with another competent swimmer/tri-guy who does flipturns, and has swimming skillz.

    Long Warmup:

    600 Free
    500 Free Pull
    400 IM - went 5:20 on this, not sure why I checked it, but I did. Only the fly and free felt good
    300 SDK w/ short fins on back
    200 IM
    100 Free

    Main Set: Fun with "odd length swims"

    2 x 225 Free Pull @ 3:00 (went 2:40ish)
    2 x 175 Free Pull @ 2:15 (went 2:05s)
    2 x 125 Free Pull @ 1:30 (went 1:25s) I had to move it here
    2 x 75 Free Pull "cruise" @ 1:00
    4 x 25 Free Pull @ :20 (went :15/:16s)

    Kick Set w/ short fins:

    200 SDK on back @ 3:00
    150 SDK on back @ 2:30
    100 SDK on back @ 1:30
    50 SDK on back @ :30 (went :32) this is tough to do at the end of a practice vs. the beginning

    100 EZ and out

    4000 Yards
  2. getting back in the pool while expecting

    by , September 20th, 2013 at 02:16 PM (Colleen Conway's blog)
    So last week my husband and I got back in the pool after taking the summer off to spend time at the beach with our daughter, she is obsessed with the ocean and boogie boarding with her dad even though she is only 2 lol. I am currently 12 wks 5 days pregnant with our second one (exciting), and I also plan that to be our last if everything goes well, so staying in somewhat good shape is exciting because I know that its not all for nothing in the future. These past four practices I have to stop when I get tired and basically take it down a whole notch. I did not swim through the pregnancy with my first child, so not really sure how it will go. While I do get out of breath much easier than normal and have to make stops, yesterdays Masters practice didn't go too bad. I did a 400 free warmup (with like 2 stops) then 8x 50 (free drill/back drill) on 1.00 and then 3 x (200 free, 100 IM and 4x 25s fly sprint) ( I didn't do any of this set on any real interval just got enough rest.) Its great to be back in!!
  3. Friday SCM Workout

    by , September 20th, 2013 at 02:15 PM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    Downtown YMCA, SCM (shallow) With Lunch-Time Masters

    Warm Up
    300 free
    200 IM drill

    Main Set
    2 x Through
    2 x 100 back on 2:00 (laughable for me - it took me 2:15 to finish the first)
    3 x 50 fly (left down/right back) on 1:10 (~1:00)
    3 x 50 free on 1:10 (~0:50)

    50 easy

    2 x Through
    2 x 175 fast on 3:15 (~2:45)
    2 x 50 breast with 3s glide on 1:15 (~0:55 to 1:00)
    100 IM on 2:10 (~2:00)

    Cool Down
    100 easy

    I think our coach may have been sleep deprived when he wrote this workout (his wife had their first baby last night. Anyway, anyone who knows me, knows that backstroke is my achilles heel. I have a terrible kick and my backstroke definitely suffers for it. Oh well. It WILL get better.
  4. Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout: 09/23/2013

    by , September 20th, 2013 at 01:02 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 x 200 3:00 3:00
    5 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    2 X 100 kick 2:15
    2 X 75 kick 1:45
    6 X 50 kick 1:05

    15 X 50 1:00
    Every third fast ,choice.

    10 X 200 3:00
    1-5: descend 1-5
    6-10: negative split

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

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  5. another screwup at the CCAC pool

    by , September 20th, 2013 at 09:56 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    They set up the lanes so narrow today for long course, what is normally an 8 lane 50 meter pool was set up as a 12 lane 50 meter pool. Talk about collision city. Atleast with the wider lanes I can swim down the middle to pass someone.

    At least all I was doing was a warmup for tonights 500 Free in Brunswick. Kids meet for this old kid.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free w/snorkle, strapless paddles & bouy
    5x100 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick
    200 free kick w/zoomers
    100 back w/zoomers
    200 back kick w/zoomer
    500 free

    Total 3000 meters EZ
    Swim Workouts
  6. Week 51 - Friday

    by , September 20th, 2013 at 09:42 AM (After a long rest)
    We had power cuts throughout the night and a pretty big storm with heavy rain all night. My wife saw on her phone that power was out throughout our town so I decided to wait for the power to come back on before heading to the pool. The drive took 15 mins longer than usual and when I arrived the pool was already full except my lane which people had left open for me. Today's workout was long and a little boring but I was tired by the end.
    400 free with snorkel

    Main set
    80x50 swum as 2x(10x50 free on 35, 10x50 kick on 45, 10x50 drill on 50, 10x50 back on 40)

    I ran out of time after doing 68 of the 80.

    total 3800scy

    Updated September 20th, 2013 at 09:50 AM by StewartACarroll

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