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  1. Budapest week 9 - Thursday

    by , July 6th, 2017 at 11:43 PM (After a long rest)
    I didn't not feel that great this morning despite sleeping great and feeling good before I swam. I misread Tom's workout which was in scy while I am training LCM and the 200s after the warmup set I did on very short intervals and paid the price as the workout went on. I was whooped and at the end struggled to hold a 1:20 base pace today.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catch-up on 1min

    main sets
    6x200 odds back on 2:45, evens IM on 3min
    12x50 kick on 1min
    4x(2x50 free on :40, 2x100 free on 1:20, 300 free on 4mins)

    warm down
    200 easy

    after the kids workout today we went on a really cool hike to devils kitchen which was just stunning. The weather was awesome and our kids really enjoyed the hike. Thus far the kids training camp has gone great and I am having a lot of fun.
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  2. Counting Strokes

    by , July 6th, 2017 at 04:27 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    Trying to get back into shape after hiatus. Been back in the pool for two months now, building distance, nothing too strenuous, trying not to pay attention to the clock. Today was a "boring" pair of long sets, but the focus on counting strokes per length really helped distract me. Without exaggerating the glide I was still able to keep the count to 15 strokes or less each length (SCY)... Some of the 100s even totaled 57-58 strokes at the end. Last week I was losing form at the end and bringing the hundreds i'm at 63 strokes.

    Here's what I did:
    10 x 200 on 3:30 (alt. free and pull)
    1:00 rest
    20 x 100 on 1:45 (free, nos. 5, 10, 15, 20 we're pull)
    Total: 4000 SCY/1:11.00
  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 7/7/17

    by , July 6th, 2017 at 02:57 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    1 x 300 5:30 [5:00]
    2 x 150 3:15 [2:45] IM
    3 x 100 1:45 [1:30]
    6 x 50 1:00 [1:00] desc 1-3/4-6

    Kick set
    3 x 100 2:30 [2:15] last 25 fast
    4 x 50 1:20 [1:15] desc
    1 x 100 easy swim

    Main set
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:10]
    1 x 50 1:05 [1:00]
    1 x 50 :55 [:50]
    1 x 50 1:30 [1:30] easy free
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 free]

    Freestyle/pull set
    16 x 50 1:00 [1:00] pace
    1 x 400 best effort

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4000
  4. Budapest week 9 - Wednesday

    by , July 6th, 2017 at 12:02 AM (After a long rest)
    Yesterday I traveled with 30 15-18 year olds to Grand Junction for a 10 day training camp. To keep the costs down for the kids we flew to Denver and drove over the Rockies to Grand Junction. The flight and drive were uneventful and despite not being a big fan of driving a passenger van I had an absolute blast. The scenery across Colorado through Breckinridge, Vale and Aspen was spectacular. The kids were terrific and we laughed and joked the whole way.

    Today was was my first altitude practice and I deliberately just stretched everything out and did not push too hard.

    Pool setup LCM
    Warm up
    400 Free with snorkel
    6x50 catch-up on 1min

    main sets
    16x50 free with paddles on 1min
    5x100 kick on 2mins
    6x100 IM on 1:40
    10x50 odds back, evens free on 1min

    warm down
    200 free
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