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  1. Monday 8/19/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    2x
    400 @ :30 rest
    RD1: 100 FR/100 BK
    RD2: I.M. 50 dr/50 sw
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    5x200 @ 3:00 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL

    100 EZ

    Total: 2700
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  2. Friday 8/16/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Short Axis of Evil"

    1000 SKIPS

    2x
    4x100 @ 2:30 from DIVE
    RD1:
    #1 - 15M FL NO BREATH/35 EZ/50 FL drill
    #2 - 30M FL NO BREATH/20 EZ/50 FL drill
    #3 - 50 FL NO BREATH as far as possible, after that sprint FL/50 FL drill
    #4 - EZ
    RD2:
    #1 - 2 pullouts/FAST BR to 20M mark/30 EZ/50 BR drill
    #2 - 4 pullouts/FAST BR to 30M mark/20 EZ/50 BR drill
    #3 - 50 BR FAST w/ 6x pullouts/50 BR drill
    #4 - EZ

    Total: 1800
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  3. Thursday 8/15/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "How out of shape are you?"

    20x50 @ :50 FR w/ fins + paddles + SNKL

    4x100 @ 1:20 (1:16, 1:17+, 1:17, 1:17)
    1:20 REST
    3x100 @ 1:20 (1:15+, 1:16+, 1:16)
    1:20 REST
    2x100 @ 1:20 (1:14, 1:14+)
    1:20 REST
    100 @ 1:20 (1:10)

    200 EZ FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2200
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  4. Wednesday 8/14/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "I.M."

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    2x150 k/dr/sw w/ fins
    RD1 @ 2:30 BK
    RD2 @ 2:20 FL
    6x50 kick w/ BD
    RD1 @ :55 FR
    RD2 @ 1:05 BR

    100 SMOOTH

    Total: 2100
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  5. Tuesday 8/13/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "A thunderstorm ate my practice"

    1000 SKIPS

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

    Total: 1400
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  6. Monday 8/12/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    300 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL

    2x
    3x100 @ 2:00 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    3x100 @ :10 rest D1-3 (1:19, 1:17, 1:14)

    200 EZ

    Total: 2200
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  7. Friday 8/9/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    4x w/ SNKL
    75 swim
    50 kick H.A.S.
    25 scull

    6x50 BR
    1 @ 1:20 kick w/ BD
    1 @ 1:10 drill
    1 @ 1;00 swim w/ 2x pullouts

    100 EZ

    Total: 1000
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  8. Friday 8/2/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    4x w/ SNKL
    75 swim
    50 FR kick H.A.S.
    25 scull

    5x100 @ 2:00 D1-5 (1:17, 1:13, 1:12, 1:10-, 1:07++)

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

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 1600
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  9. Thursday 8/1/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    5x200 @ :10 rest w/ fins + SNKL (12.5M UW kick off all walls)
    #1 - FR kick H.A.S.
    #2 - 150 kick H.A.S./50 swim
    #3 - 100 kick H.A.S./100 swim
    #4 - 50 kick H.A.S./150 swim
    #5 - swim

    4x50 @ 1:05 SMOOTH FR kick w/ BD

    6x100 @ 2:00 D1-3, 4-6 (1:14, 1:13, 1:11, 1:14, 1:12-, 1:10-)

    4x50 @ 1:20 SMOOTH BR kick w/ BD

    Total: 2000
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  10. Wednesday 7/31/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC
    CORE7 post swim

    5x100 @ :20 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    400 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    6x50 @ 2:00 SPRINT FR kick w/ BD (:41-, :41-, :43-, :45+, :47-, :45+)

    4x100 @ 1:45 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 1500

    Wow, I crashed and burned on those six fifties. Not sure why I felt so awful after #2.

    CORE7

    - table top shoulder tap (RD1/RD2), high plank to low plank (RD3)
    - plank rotations (RD1/RD2), low plank bird-dog (RD3)
    - half knee wood chop w/ 10# db
    - butterfly sit-ups
    - single leg v-up (RD1/RD2), table top crunch (:30) to table top hold (:30) (RD3)
    - half burpee (RD1/RD2), full burpee (RD3)
    - low plank knee tucks w/ gliders (RD1/RD2), low plank human saw w/ gliders (RD3)
  11. Tuesday 7/30/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    4x150 @ :25 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    8x50 @ 1:15 D1-4, 5-8 BR kick w/ BD (1:05, 1:02, :57, :53+, 1:02, 1:00, :56+, :51+)

    3x200 @ 3:00 D1-3 7 FL kicks off all walls BK kick w/ fins (2:39+, 2:35, 2:29+)

    Total: 1600
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  12. Sunday 07282019

    by , July 28th, 2019 at 05:18 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    Wow, it has been a while since I've posted here!!!

    I've been swimming. Generally:
    * M-W-F 3500 to 4200 at the nearby Sendero Springs pool (they kick us out at 7am, for another few weeks)
    * Tues/Thurs about 1000 after I'm done with everything else at the gym
    * Sundays: my long swims at Barton Springs

    I swam about 5-1/2 miles last week; I wasn't sure if I'd do a repeat of that or start to taper down (I'm swimming a 10k in 3 weeks).

    Arrived and splashed around 7:15am today. It seemed pretty busy when I started, and got crazy busy from about 7:45 to 8:30am (free entry until 8am, and lots of people seem to arrive just before then). So busy that I was thinking of bailing early. Around that point it got pretty cloudy; I thought it might rain (maybe it did sprinkle a bit). Then the crowds really thinned out. So I stuck with it, but didn't stop much, trying to take advantage of swimming, in case I'd get kicked out.
    I did 15 loops before I took any breaks/feeds. That's a tie for me; I did that once last year, but then stopped. Today I stopped, did feeds, and added fins for 3 loops.
    On the back half of my 18th loop I caught a guy who was about my speed (I was wearing fins), and I stuck with him a bit. I stopped, did feeds, took off the fins, and added paddles...and he waited for me. Did 2 loops with Agility paddles, and held with him rather easily. Then I stopped, more feeds, and went toyless for a last loop. I kept up with him, but it was a struggle (not sure if I was quite close enough to get any draft). The last 100m we pretty much sprinted into the shallow area. Then I took off my cap and goggles and told him I was done. He said, "already?" I said, "where were you at 7am???" (he then had a different tone, as I was a bit spent by the time I caught him).
    So it was another 5-1/2 miles today, and the last mile at near race conditions.
    I feel much more prepared for Swim to the Moon this year than I was last year. Well last year it was my longest swim ever. This year, I've already swum 2 x 10k's, plus an 8+ mile attempt at Saguaro.

    Here's a picture of Barton Springs when I arrived:


    And here when I finished:


    Air temp was around 78F when I started, 89F when I finished.
    Water temp was a brisk 71F when I started (about the same when I finished). It always takes my breath away when I first get in. I do a little breaststroke, then ease my way into freestyle. But each time I go I feel more and more comfortable with it. Heck, I remember when I was training there last year and let out some choice words when I entered. None of that today.
    Tags: open water
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  13. Friday 7/26/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    6x100 @ :20 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    2x
    2x200 @ 3:30 FR kick w/ fins + SNKL
    3x100 @ 2:00 “Rouse 100s” w/ fins

    200 EZ kick/dolphin dives

    Total: 2200
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  14. Wednesday 7/24/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC
    CORE7 post swim

    12x50 @ :15 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    8x100 @ 2:00 BEST AVG FR kick w/ BD (1:44-, 1:42-, 1:42+, 1:44+, 1:46, 1:52, 1:48, 1:43)

    100 EZ kick/dolphin dives

    Total: 1500

    Not too bad on the FR kick. Man, LCM FR kick with a board is just the pits. It's soooo good for leg strength, but it just sucks soooo much. I went on 2:00 to keep pace with Trip who was swimming them on the same interval. Numbers five through seven probably would have been a lot faster and closer to the other six times if I had more rest!

    CORE7:
    - statue of liberty sit ups (no weight)
    - single leg v-ups
    - full body crunch
    - crunch (:30) to sit-up (:30) (RD1), sit-up (:30) to crunch (:30) (RD2), crunch to sit-up alternating (RD3) w/ 6# mb
    - sit-up with arms raised above head
    - streamline hold (RD1/RD2), leg hold 6 inches off ground w/ 6# mb between legs (RD3)
    - flutter kicks (RD1), leg hold 6 inches off ground w/ 6# mb between legs (RD2/RD3)
  15. Tuesday 7/23/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip (sort of) @ LRRC

    4x150 @ :25 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    6x50 @ 1:20 FL kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    2x
    300 @ 4:30 D1-2 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL (4:05+, 3:51)
    3x100 @ 1:40 D1-3 FR kick on BK in S-line w/ fins (1:17, 1:12+, 1:05+, 1:18, 1:09+, 1:03+)

    200 EZ kick

    Total: 2300

    Trip is tapering for Nationals so I did his 300/3x100 set with him. While he swam, I paced him with my kick set!
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  16. Monday 7/22/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    5x100 @ :20 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    16x50 @ 1:15 V.S. kick w/ BD
    FAST = FR
    SMOOTH = BR
    :40-, :40+, :42, :42- on the 4 fast 50s

    8x50 @ 1:10 FL kick w/ SNKL
    #1 - 12.5 UW/37.5 H.A.S.
    #2 - 25 UW/25 H.A.S.
    #3 - 37.5 UW/12.5 H.A.S.
    #4 - 50 H.A.S.

    100 EZ

    Total: 1800
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  17. Saturday 7/20/19

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    5x200 @ :30 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    6x100 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins
    2 @ 2:30
    2 @ 2:15
    2 @ 2:00

    100 EZ

    Total: 1700
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  18. Thursday 7/18/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    500 FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    3x
    4x50 kick w/ SNKL

    RD1/RD3: BR H.A.S.
    RD2: FR on side (switch sides at 25)

    Total: 1100
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  19. Wednesday 7/17/9

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    6x100 @ :20 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    3x
    4x50 @ 1:10 FL kick H.A.S. + first 15M UW in S-line w/ SNKL

    6x50 @ 1:30 FR kick H.A.S. + body roll w/ SNKL

    Total: 1500
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  20. Tuesday 7/16/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    5x100 @ :20 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    12x50 kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    odd @ 1:10 FL
    even @ 1:20 BR

    Total: 1100
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
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