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  1. Workout 09/14/13: morning

    by , September 14th, 2013 at 09:58 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Nice to sleep in a bit this morning, then head to Masters practice after a delightful raspberry smoothie. The guard was a few minutes late, so Greg, Kevin, and I took a quick sauna before practice. The dry-erase boards that I write workouts on were found, and I skipped the planned one for today when I saw the hybrid stop-watch workout from just before shut-down and thought it would be fun to do again. Note that Vanna White was not available, but we have a satisfactory replacement here in SoVT:



    So the sets are predetermined, but the number of reps is not. Since I don't have the time to make a full stop-watch plan out, we just used Greg's watch and the hundredth spot to determine that. I was able to sneak in an extra 50 kick before heading into the main set of 9 x 100 and 61 x 25's! I did 150s's, and announced some mercy for the crew IF we could all descend #4-6 of the 100's. I did them as 100 IM into 50 Free, and went 2:05, 2:00, 1:55, joining them in success and dropping the 25's to just 50. We had to move the last 8 to :30 in order to complete the set on time, and we got out just at noontime.
    (Masters/Rec/3700 yds/85 min)
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    A fun workout! I got home in time to help the girls with peeling apples (from our yard) in preparation for pies, which we devoured tonight. I also finished digging the potatoes up, and picked some grapes. Not a good year for grapes, but these seasons happen. After mowing the lawn I was able to join my neighbor for a motorcycle ride, capping a busy day.
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  2. HOORAY! Back to SCM and the Routine!

    by , September 14th, 2013 at 09:28 PM (Chowmi's Blog)
    Hooray school has started, our new assistant is working out great, and Baylor is open again and hopefully things will settle into the noon workout routine again.

    I've been quite tired but the good news is I don't feel like I am completely starting over again. Here are the highlight main sets from this week. Of course I am modifying most things, and it's all about the 4 x 50's!

    4 rounds, 1 each stroke:

    4 x 25's on :45
    fast
    37.5 fast
    12/5 fast
    pushoff + 4-6 strokes fast (which is actually at or past the 12/5)

    then a fast 50 from the block

    fly: 33
    back: 35 high
    breast: 40
    free: 29

    I made myself do this set. For each set, the actual workout was 2 x 100 IMs, then a 200 IM descend the 200 IMs (3 sets). I stayed and did the 4th set as the free.
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    8 x 50's on 1:10
    Odd: Fast no-breath on last 12.5
    Evens: Fast 1 breath on last 25
    I did these all free

    misc. bits then

    8 x 50's on 1:10 again
    Odd: First fast no breath 12.5
    Even: First 25 fast 1 breath
    I did odds stroke and evens all free

    This set I liked because there is no truth like the truth of speed play. It's one thing to plod along at 80%, but very different to get up and go go go, especially on the last bits.

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    I'm going to focus on the 4 x 50's and it makes it funner to train because I can mix up the strokes.

    I plan on swimming 3 USA meets in the Fall (Oct, Nov, Dec)
    our local DAMM SCM meet (11/16)
    and a very outside chance of a masters travel meet to Az for the Ron John, 11/23.

    But I just don't know for sure. I may not feel like it. But I would like to visit my sister!
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  3. Sept 12-14

    by , September 14th, 2013 at 08:30 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Thursday:

    Spent the day getting our border collie puppy! She's snuggly and adorable. And she even slept from 12-8 last night, was up once the night before. She seems to prefer the kitchen floor to her doggy bed in the pen.

    Friday:

    RC/scap, 15 min
    core, 15 min
    spin, 30 min

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt after masters practice

    600 various4 x 50 scull w/agility paddles
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    3 x
    5 x 50, descend to 200 pace + 50 EZ
    at this point, I knew I felt awful (tired and stressed) so reverted to recovery
    5 x
    50 scull + :10 + 100 DPS free w/paddles
    100 EZ

    Total: 2800


    Saturday:

    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:
    600 various
    4 x 50 caterpillar fly drill @ 1:10
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    100 EZ

    Main sets:

    Did a modified Tall Paul workout:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    4 x (25 free @ 100 pace + :5 rest + 75 DPS free
    100 EZ

    4 x 50 stroke, descend to 200 pace @ 1:10
    1 x 50 EZ
    100 kick fast, no fins (awful)
    150 EZ

    4 x 50 stroke, descend to 200 pace @ 1:10
    1 x 50 EZ
    100 kick fast, no fins (awful again)
    150 EZ

    4 x 50 free, 1-3 DPS, 4 = 100 pace @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ
    50 backstroke kick fast from push, 32
    100 EZ

    4 x 50 free, 1-3 DPS, 4 = 100 pace @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ
    50 backstroke kick fast from a push (32)
    50 EZ

    Total: 3650


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    It's been a busy few days. Lil Fort is cheerier at the moment because of her new puppy and her best friend visiting for the weekend. Mr. Fort (and best friend's dad) are in Erie for the Erie marathon, hoping to get their BQs. Mr. Fort was going along well for awhile, but his hamstring has been bothering him again. He may give up marathoning if this one is a bust. He keeps insisting that swimming is so injury free. He has no clue.
  4. Week 50 - Saturday

    by , September 14th, 2013 at 11:56 AM (After a long rest)
    Today was real pleasant surprise after yesterday's malaise. I woke up feeling better but not back to normal. I went to bed around 7.30pm last night so got about 10 1/2 hours of sleep. Today's workout was not our normal warmup and I felt great on the warmup and this feeling carried through the whole workout. I seemed to have good energy levels throughout the practice . After the swim workout three of us did some circuit weight training which was fun. My hope is to swim 6 times a week and lift 2-3 upto our taper meet in Dec/Jan and then adjust as needed.

    Warm up
    16x50 free on 45

    Main sets
    12x100 pull with paddles on 1.10
    100 easy
    6x100 kick on 2mins
    4x(2x50 free on 30, 50 back on 35, 50 on 1.30)

    Warm down
    400 easy

    Total 3800scy

    Without intentionally doing this I dropped from 35s on the first 4 to 30s on the last 4. The 100s main set I felt really good and opened with a 58 and held 56s for the next 8 and then went 55,55,54. This was by a long way the best set of 100s pull I have done. The 100s kick most people had fins, I swam without and tried using them as my target to stick with, and held 1.25s on the first 5 and then went 1.21 on the last one. The set of 50s was fun and I held 27s on the 50s on 30 free and then went 32-33 on the back. I felt great!

    After the warm down we did weights as follows:

    4x(10xbench press, 10xseated row hands inside, 10xseated row hands outside, 10xleg extensions, 10xlower back extension, 10xleg curls, 10xinclined bench, 10xmilitary press, 10xlat pull down with hands inside, 10xlat pull down with hands outside, 10xbicep curls, 10xseated high bicep curls) with each circuit going up one plate per machine and no rest between machines or between circuits.

    If only I felt like today all the time!

    Updated September 14th, 2013 at 01:42 PM by StewartACarroll

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