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  1. Meet Results

    by , October 14th, 2012 at 06:23 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Rowdy Gaines Classic - my first SCM meet -- perhaps ever. We swam in the diving well, which was the perfect temperature. Unfortunately, the "warm up" pool was like 75 degrees & I avoided it. That cost me dearly, I'm afraid. Tried to "warm up" in the shower before the 200 after my disastrous 400, and it did help, marginally. Not sure I enjoyed this venue so much.

    100 IM 1:25 (3 sec faster than I guessed)
    100 Breast 1:40? what happened?
    400 Free 5:18 (12 sec faster than I guessed)
    200 Free 2:27 (8 sec faster than I guessed)

    Most of those "guessed times" were sort of conversion times that I rounded up from last year, so technically I guess that means I've improved? Felt horrible in the water. Went to Universal Studios Saturday afternoon until about 8pm (6 hours) & was so bushed didn't even bother to swim on Sunday. Ah well. Next time.
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  2. Sat 10/13/12

    Another small crowd this morning. Swam descent but didn't have much energy and felt sloppy through thr following.

    500 mix up

    6 x 50 kick @ 1:30
    - We were suppose to hold fastest 50 free time + 15.
    After two my lack of kicking really showed up.

    8 x 100 on coaches whistle as a group all build.
    1&2 focus only on the catch
    3&4 focus only on no breath from 5yrds in
    5&6 focus only on no breath within flags
    7&8 3 fast strokes off wall before breathing

    50 EZ

    6 x 100 breast r/10 done as
    Kick, arms only, pull w dolphin kick, swim by 25

    100 fr r/10
    100 50fly/50 bk r/10
    100 fr r/10
    100 50bk/50 br r/10
    100 fr r/10
    100 50br/50 fr r/10
    100 fr r/10
    200 IM sprint

    50 EZ

    8 x 50 @ ?
    -5 were 10 sec max speed
    -3 were 15 sec max speed
    Try to increase distance on each rep

    200 w/d plus hot tub

    3700 scy

    I like workouts that switch things up with kicking, stroke work, ect. Just felt low in the water. I guess I need to get something done around the house between watching MSU/Iowa and the big one down here SC/LSU.
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  3. Sat 10/13/12

    Another small crowd this morning. Swam descent but didn't have much energy and felt sloppy through thr following.

    500 mix up

    6 x 50 kick @ 1:30
    - We were suppose to hold fastest 50 free time + 15.
    After two my lack of kicking really showed up.

    8 x 100 on coaches whistle as a group all build.
    1&2 focus only on the catch
    3&4 focus only on no breath from 5yrds in
    5&6 focus only on no breath within flags
    7&8 3 fast strokes off wall before breathing

    50 EZ

    6 x 100 breast r/10 done as
    Kick, arms only, pull w dolphin kick, swim by 25

    100 fr r/10
    100 50fly/50 bk r/10
    100 fr r/10
    100 50bk/50 br r/10
    100 fr r/10
    100 50br/50 fr r/10
    100 fr r/10
    200 IM sprint

    50 EZ

    8 x 50 @ ?
    -5 were 10 sec max speed
    -3 were 15 sec max speed
    Try to increase distance on each rep

    200 w/d plus hot tub

    3700 scy

    I like workouts that switch things up with kicking, stroke work, ect. Just felt low in the water. I guess I need to get something done around the house between watching MSU/Iowa and the big one down here SC/LSU.
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  4. 10.13.12 - Saturday workout

    by , October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam at HSA w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Mary, Bob and Bob. Some others filtered in as time went on. Pretty tired today. No speed. Guess I was burn out from yesterday.

    SCY

    Warm up
    200 Free/300 Breast, drill down/swim back/200 Free
    400 IM Drill

    100 Free
    2 x 200 Kick w/ fins
    3 x 300 Pull (Had trouble making 3:30 which is usually pretty easy for me w/ paddles)

    400 IM Order down/Free back
    4 x 100 Free - 1:45 (made 1:08-1:10)
    400 Free down/IM Order back
    4 x 100 Free - 1:30 (descended - 1:20, 1:15, 1:08, 1:05)

    300 Free - Smooth
    200 Fly - Hard (more of a survive than hard)
    100 Free - fast
    300 Free - Smooth
    200 Back - Hard (I pulled)
    100 Free - fast

    I got out here to go coach soccer. Everyone else stayed for one more round of the above doing breaststroke for the 200.

    200 Cool down

    (5500 Total)
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  5. Sat, Oct 13 - At the Nat

    Swam at Huntsville Natatorium with Dave B, Dave M, Peter, and some of the Hsv group. Swam pretty hard and felt pretty good.

    200 Kick
    3x300 Free w/paddles
    400 Free (5:30)
    4x100 Freeeon 1:45 (held at 1:15)
    400 Free (5:20)
    4x100 Free on 1:30 (1:15-1:16)
    3x300/200/100 - 1st set went 4:15,2:40, 1:14, 2nd set went 4:15, 2:40, 1:17, 3rd set went 2:45, 200 Back wPaddles - 3:00, Free 1:14
    2x100 Back w/paddles on 1:40
    5x50 Free on 1:00
    5x50 Back on 1:00
    200 Kick

    5400 yards
    105 minutes
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  6. October 13 2012 Sat Morning

    got into the pool at 0530. Not many in the pool. Had a lane all to myself. Not until the end of my workout did someone swim in the lane next to me. She was fast and effortless during her warm up. helped me keep pace which is what i needed to finish out the swim.

    I feel pretty good after last night's run. my wind is coming back and i felt strong int he water.

    w/u
    300 s
    300 k

    8 x 200 s / 100 k

    c/d

    100 s

    3100
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  7. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

    by , October 13th, 2012 at 01:27 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:

    400 Free DPS

    400 Kick w/ board "social kick"

    400 Free Pull

    this part here took about 25 minutes...the coach was doing other things with new swimmer tryouts and talking with parents and such. After he noticed (minutes later) we finished each 400 he'd give us the next one. It was a really low key workout, which was nice.


    16 x 25 V-Sit Sculling @ 1:30 (went :38-:42s)

    "Main Set"...kinda (John said we needed a little aerobic work to be called a workout)




    12 x 75 @ 1:15 Desc.
    • 3 Fly (desc. down to :52)
    • 3 Back (to :55)
    • 3 Breast (to :59)
    • 3 Free (to :43)
    • Jared was leading the breast and free portion of this set, and as he was ready to leave on the final free sendoff, I said to him "if you're not under :45 it doesn't count!" Well, it worked...he went :44, and I was :43 coming up behind him.
    15 x 50 @ 1:00
    • 5 worst stroke (did back)
    • 5 best stroke (did fly) :33/:32s
    • 5 free (last one :29)
    100 EZ

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    3500ish yards


    Played a game of capture the flag (or pullbuoy) with the team for the final 15 minutes. It was good times. I was able to get to the flag once...but they had some weird rules in it for getting caught too. Apparently, if their finger happens to graze your toe just a little bit, you're supposedly "caught" and have to stop to get taken to the side. So you have to make a clean break for the flag.

    For my game of choice, I much prefer old fashioned SHARKS 'N MINNOWS...battledome style. As long as no one dies, anything goes.


    This was a nice recovery/taper workout for me. I was pretty beat up early this week, and took yesterday off. Tonight being light, and tomorrow I won't swim either since I have to work some OT ($$$$$$). I'll then have a masters meet in Spokane on Sunday morning which should be fun. 100, 200, 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 Free. SHould be a piece of cake.

    Updated October 13th, 2012 at 09:11 AM by jaadams1

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  8. Friday 10122012 AM Swim

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 10:30 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    went up to Mesa-Kino for the AM masters swim workout
    we were in the main pool (SCY)
    Paul & Laura coached.

    I was the very first one in the water
    ended up sharing a lane with a guy who did Laura's set, until he moved over.

    got in 700 w/u, and did quite a variety with some back + breast

    the whole main set, mostly nonstop (maybe a min extra after some of the fast efforts):

    10 x 50 @ :50, descend 1-5/6-10
    10 x 25 power kick @ :40
    400 for time (5:03, ok...)
    8 x 50 @ :45, descend 1-4/5-8
    8 x 25 power kick @ :40
    600, done as 300 dps, 300 fast
    6 x 50 @ :40, desc 1-3/4-6
    6 x 25 power kick @ :40
    200 fast for time (2:23, again just ok)
    4 x 50 @ :35 (just swam a 200)
    4 x 25 power kick @ :40 (and got caught up)
    100 fast for time (1:08, just ok)

    300 w/d

    TTL: 4400 yards

    I wasn't the first there, but was the first in the water. everyone was standing around chatting, then Paul had some stretch cords that they were using, on deck. I wanted to see if it made a difference if I got in a long warm-up, and it didn't really.

    the last round (4 x 50 to the 100 fast) was supposed to be w/fins + paddles. but my right calf and foot were on the verge of cramping, so I decided against using fins. and I also thought, "well so much for taking it easy before Sunday." I doubt I did much damage, and I'll have tomorrow to mostly recover, hopefully. some people did a 50 from the blocks while I warmed down, but I definitely decided against that.




    so my bike seems to puzzle everyone. I got a call late in the day from the shop that they had it all ready, but to bring my shoes and take it for a test ride. I just wore a whole kit (bike outfit), and was glad I did. about a mile in, I noticed the clicking sound back--

    test spin from/back to Global 3.95 mi 00:13:03 18.2mph pace

    Testing out my bike. Unfortunately, pedals still making the clicking noise. They're going to check the cups that hold the bearings, then if that doesn't work order new bearings. Either way, I'll have it back late tomorrow for Sunday's tour. I'm learning more and more about my bike with this. At least the guys at the shop are all really nice.
    http://app.strava.com/activities/24843192

    thankfully the bike has a good warranty, so if it needs the bearings I won't have to pay. and either way, I'll pick up the bike tomorrow so I have it for Sunday (I joked with the mechanic, "I'm definitely not riding the Tour with my Tricross." (my other bike, which weighs twice as much) )
    and again either way, I'll take the bike out for at least a 30 min spin to stretch my legs and adjust to whatever they do to it.
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  9. Friday 10/12/12

    Friday 10/12

    PM only SCY

    "Friday Fly Day"

    500 swim 4/6/2 turns
    10x100 FR
    1 @ 1:45 3R/3 Full/3L/3 Full strokes
    1 @ 1:20 D1-5 w/ FAST turns

    8x150 @ 2:10 100 pull w/ kickboard between legs/50 FAST FR kick w/ board

    1x (was supposed to be 2x but I had a recruiting dinner to get to so I only had time for one round)
    8x25 @ :40 FAST FL kick under H2O
    4x75 @ 1:15 25 drill/50 DPS FL
    6x25 @ :35 FAST FL kick under H2O
    8x75
    1 @ :55 aerobic FR
    1 @ 1:10 FAST FL (held :46 - :47)

    150 EZ

    Total: 4100
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  10. maybe im crazy.

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 08:54 PM (Colleen Conway's blog)
    But I want to go 52 in the 100 fly. My best time in highschool as a junior was a 1.00.14. Obviously I dont think that is the best I can do. I wasn't training right, actually I was training a lot of distance, wasnt eating properly and didn't have all the advantages of being an adult. So we'll see how close we are next weekend at my next meet on October 20th. I'm hoping I go a .58 next weekend but I do understand that may be a bit ambitious.... Today in practice I did repetitive 25s on 14 in practice and then three 13s, which until today I thought was impossible. I think throughtout my practice I did like 12 25's, besides the pulling 200s in between. I am still sore from yesterdays 10x 75s sprint, 11x 50s fly and 12x 25s fly with 3 25s off the block. My next goal is to maintain .13s fly and hit 12!!!!!!! I can do it!
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  11. Friday, Oct 12 - Almost Back to Where I Was

    Had a big group today with a couple high school/college kids. Swam with Ray, Megan, Danny, Roger, Peter, Dave M, Dave B, and Meredith. Felt a lot better today and held my strength pretty good throughout.

    4x50 on :50
    4x50 Sprint w/ :17 seconds rest
    100 Back
    4x200 on 3:00 (2:35 - 2:38)
    50 Back
    4x100 on 1:30 (1:15's)
    50 Back
    4x50 on :50 (:35-:37)
    1650 (I broke it down to 200's - cause I was catching the swimmer in front - took about a 5 sec rest each 200 - paced about a 1:30)
    4x25
    10x100 Back w/paddles on 1:40
    100 Kick
    50 Fly
    4x100 Free w/paddles on 1:40

    5300 yards
    100 minutes
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  12. 3500 more; feeling better

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 06:27 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    I got in today feeling a lot better. I hadn't done the steam room or sauna in months, but the last couple of days I've spent some time in there before and after swims to try and warm up, maybe sweat out some of the yuckies. I opted for a long warm-up today... here's the whole workout:

    --1000 warm-up [Alternated 100s between drill (w/ fins) and pull].
    --100 breast
    --1K on 20:00 [this was 1000 free (17:40) and 100 breast (2:00)].
    --1K on 20:00 [another 1000 free (18:00) + 100 breast; on the freestyle I did the 3rd, 6th and 9th 100s at a little bit faster pace (1:40 instead of 1:45-1:50) and incorporated flip-turns, some of which were better than others]
    100 back-kick holding streamline (2:20)

    I also mixed in sprint 25s (four of them) after each 1K and at the end of the work out; these were in :18-19

    3500 in ?? [probably 65-70 minutes]

    I'm still not real happy with the flip-turns b/c every once in a while I have a real stinker (at one point today I missed the wall altogether... whiff!), and I'm not convinced that I'm gaining much if any time on the ones I do stick pretty well. Open turns maybe slower, but at least they're consistent. I'll keep at it, and may even work on the dolphin kick (my goal on turns is usually to keep my legs as streamlined as possible so as not to create any drag... the idea that they might actually be a source of propulsion is a little foreign still at this stage!).

    Scotty wants to get in a 6 x 500 on 10:00 workout tomorrow. It will be a good opportunity to maybe time trail myself on the 500. I think we're going to have to get that in a little earlier than we have been swimming on Saturdays this fall... tomorrow is family day at the Y: water zumba in the lap pool at noon and then family open swim after than!
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  13. Friday, Oct. 12

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 04:27 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    6 x 50 fly drills @ :20 RI
    10 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    10 x 25 burst dolphin kick + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    10 x (25 AFAP from dive or block, rolling on :59 + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
    2 fly (12 high)
    4 back (12 high)*
    2 breast (16s)
    2 free (12 flatish)

    * Experimented with a different start in back. Lately, I've been flat backing a lot of my starts. Not enough back arch or toe flick or something. Today, I tried leaning back further ala Coughlin or Noriko. This causes me to go deeper, but I had a cleaner entry for 3/4 starts. Though I think this might work better with a throwing your arms straight back kind of start. Mine go to the side (see blog avatar). Also, with a deeper start, I need to be more careful about kicking up to the surface on time to not blast past 15 m. Not really sure which way is actually faster ...

    100 EZ

    2 x (broken AFAP 100 w/fins + 200 EZ)
    -- break :10 @ 50 & 75
    -- fly, :49
    -- breast, :56
    -- wanted to do another but was engaged in a long convo by a lifeguard

    Kick ultra:
    30 x 25 burst + cruise dolphin kick on back w/fins @ :30, cruised #16

    100 EZ

    -- wanted to do some parachute work, but had to get home to Lil Fort.

    Total: 4100


    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I wasn't at all tired from yesterday's AFAP efforts, so went for my 4th HIT workout of the week. The ultra kick set seemed to take forever. Not sure if I'll do a recovery swim this weekend or go to Mason Sunday am with Teen Fort.

    My elbow doesn't feel too badly from yesterday's jab. The doc said it would hurt 2-3 days and then feel much better. It kept me up some last night, but even now feels better than before. No healing, but less pain.

    Strength study:
    http://www.swimmingscience.net/2012/...-strength.html

    Increased pool depth recommendation:
    http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...-Racing-Starts

    Interesting article on breaststroke technique:
    http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...Technique-Talk
    -- I definitely use the wide elbow approach.
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  14. Workout 10/12/12:

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 01:49 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)


    200 fr /200 bk /200 im drill wu
    5 x 100 kick on 2:00
    3 x 200 fr pull with buoy dps on 3:00
    4 x 50 fr strong on :50 (held :31)
    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/2100 yds/40 min)
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    Busy lane today, likely due to the blustery, cool day. Not really motivated and I forgot my snorkel. Oh well.
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  15. An Unintentional Taper 10/12/12

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 09:50 AM (Workout Swimmer)
    I actually got to swim at lunch yesterday - Surprise! And the water was wonderful! It was just what I needed. I've had a ruff week. Swam at 5:30am Mon & Tues, played tennis Mon & Tues night (getting home ~9:30pm) - so my sleep was impaired - I was so exhausted after tennis on Tuesday, I just couldn't get up Wed morning. But that night, did I get to rest? No. I had to go out & watch terrible community theater (because one of my daughters was the Stage Manager & head techie) gag. Then yesterday, I did get to sleep in, but got to watch my four most rambunctious grandchildren while my other kids went to same horrid show (from 6-11pm) - and they got back just as the debate was ending (and since son-in-law is an attorney) -- stayed until 11pm. Got up amazingly well this morning - and the water was: wait for it. 88F

    Why? Geez. We had to get out and cool off three times before the coach threw in the towel & told us to get out. So, after exhausting myself Mon & Tues, I had Wed off, Thurs I only swam 2150, and today 2950. Might as well shave my legs while I'm at it.

    Here's today:

    400 back/free
    3 x 200 P
    5 x 100 IM on 1:40
    8 x 100 on 1:30, (70, 80, 90%)
    9 x 50 K on 1:00
    200 cool down
    Total: 2950

    Leaving for Orlando as soon as I can after work - 90% packed - just gotta grab my toothbrush & other toiletries & we're good to go. Four hours on the road, though.
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  16. 10.12.12 - Friday workout

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 09:26 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Had a bunch of people today. Swam in a lane w/ Roger and Danny. Dave, Dave and Meredith were on our right. Ray, Dave and Meredith's sister (?) were on our left. Definitely one of my best practices in a long time. I was really sore from all the pull yesterday but it didn't seem to slow me down much. Wore my Yingfa jammer instead of a drag suit.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    Challenge set
    6 x 50 Free - :50
    2:00 Rest
    4 x 50 Free - Broken 200 w/ :17 seconds rest in between 50s. Made 1:59. Forgot my splits but I was at :31 on the first so I got faster somewhere.
    100 Easy

    4 x 200 - 3:00 convert free to kick (Made 2:53 on last kick)
    50 Easy
    4 x 100 IM - 1:30 (Held 1:20s)
    50 Easy
    4 x 50 Kick - 1:00

    1650 Timed (19:47) Open turns every 300
    This was a really good swim for practice. I split it very even (3:37, 7:15, 10:52, 14:28, 18:02, 19:47). Pretty much 1:12.5 pace until then end where I dropped it to a 1:10 pace. Really did not think a sub-20 was going to happen today. I knew I was on the pace but kept thinking I would run out of gas.
    50 Easy

    12 x 25 - :40
    Odds fly
    Evens underwater

    6 x 100 Pull - 1:20 Descend (1:15, 1:15, 1:10, 1:08, 1:05, 1:03)

    200 Cool down

    (5400 Total)
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  17. Back in the water

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 03:08 AM (Alex's swim journal)
    So, my aches on Monday were the start of a nasty bug. Never ran a fever but have felt pretty weak since Monday.

    I got back in the water today after missing 3 days. I only did 1850, but I did mix in 3-4 hard 100s... I hit one in 1:23, which is a lot faster than I've been doing in a long while.

    Illness sometimes has bonus effect of suppressing appetite... two pounds lighter on the scale today.
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  18. Thursday, 10-11-12

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 12:50 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY

    Warm up (1150)
    200 swim - 200 kick/swim - 200 drill/swim - 200 scull/pull by 50's
    4 x 50/1:00 build + desc
    - did free went 40->35
    8 x 12.5/30 AFAP
    - 1-4 free, 5-6 back, 7-8 fly
    50 easy

    Set #1 (500)
    4 x 100/1:45-1:40-1:35-1:30
    - went 1:22-1:21-1:19-1:18
    100 smooth

    Set #2: Broken 100's
    10 x 100's/3:00 - NS # 1 - 5 listed below:
    #1 = 75 - 10sr - 25 - 1:22 -10 = 1:12
    100 easy
    #2 = 50 - 10sr - 50 - 1:20 - 10 = 1:10
    100 easy
    #3 = 50 - 10sr - 25 - 5sr - 25 - 1:24 - 15 = 1:09
    100 easy
    #4 = 25 - 10sr - 25 - 5sr - 25 -5sr - 25 - 1:28 - 20 = 1:08
    100 easy
    #5 = 100 AFAP off blocks - 1:09
    100 easy

    Warm down:
    4 x 75/20sr (25 kick - 25 drill - 25 swim)
    - did these IM order

    Total: 2950 yards
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  19. getting back into swimming....

    by , October 12th, 2012 at 12:16 AM (Colleen Conway's blog)
    Here goes my first entry. My husband, and our little one have just moved to our first home in a new place. Luckily I have found a really awesome USMS club and place to swim in nj. There are great people to swim with, all different abilities and some good swimmers. The fact that they have a child watch is the main reason I can even do this because someone is there to watch my little one, such an amazing opportunity.

    I always felt like I have had unfinished business in swimming since I quit in college and senior year of highschool I really wasnt in it, even though I was a captain, just felt like there was so much pressure about getting into college, life, it wasnt fun. So now just feels like the right time, after having had my daughter last summer, getting back in and giving myself a year or so to see how I do will be fun.

    It helps that my husband was a swimmer, a flyer too, so I have actually taken his advice about my stroke, straightening my arms and not bending them. In the past, one of my old coaches said I swam like Tom Malchow with bent arms but it was ok bc it worked for him. So when my husband pointed out my bent arms I got defensive, but then I decided to take his advice, because he was a better flyer. I've been back swimming now for two months. At first the change felt weird now it feels amazing. Now I nag him to find out what I'm doing wrong.

    My 25's in the pool (doing 5-8 in a row) have gone from in two months from a 17 to a 15, from a push to touching the wall and looking up at the clock quickly. My three 25s off the blocks tonight were 13 but my dives felt horrible. Husband said I never kicked when I dove in haha. Just dove in and glided until I started swimming. I am also able to do 10 x 50s fly swim on .55 comfortably. My next goal is to do 100s fly in practice and for the 25s pushoffs hit 14 at least once or twice. (longterm goal 12!!) Off to sleeeeeeeeeeeep. Tomorrow I plan to attempt some 5x 100s fly in my practice.
  20. Thursday 101112 workouts

    by , October 11th, 2012 at 11:53 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    went out for a little spin on my bike this morning:

    Home to Ahwatukee, shortcut back 41.6 mi 02:12 19.0mph pace

    There was a little drizzle as I left home this morning, and I thought about turning back. It got heavy about a mile later, but then stopped, so I kept going. Did my usual route over to Ahwatukee, and did a hill loop counter-clockwise. Just as I started climbing, the rain picked up again, but it wasn't bad, and actually felt good. Decided to try a different way back, just Chandler Blvd the whole way to Chandler Mall. Wasn't bad, and certainly saved some time.
    http://app.strava.com/rides/24656433

    it certainly was an interesting ride, had some of everything, from dark to clouds to rain, to some sun (was about to pull out my sunglasses for a while). at least the wind wasn't too horrible.
    doing a mini-taper for Tour de Scottsdale.
    When I think back to my last cycling event, back in April, I really wasn't nearly as serious as I am now.
    this will be the first of 3 different cycling events this fall.


    at least this rain is a part of a front that is coming through and finally pushing out the last of the summer heat. highs over the next few days will be below normal. and the weather should be all cleared up for Sunday


    after work I went over to the Chandler 24 Hour Fitness for a solo swim:

    500 w/u, done as--
    4 rounds of 100 free/25 breast

    10 x 50 kick w/fins + board--
    * odds free
    * evens fly

    2 x 250 pull, w/paddles + buoy

    100 easy

    500 free for time (6:55, yuck)

    100 easy

    4 x 50 breast, w/large paddles upside-down

    100 breast for time (1:34 :/ )

    200 w/d

    TTL: 2700 yards

    thought I was having a good set, heck I even felt pretty decent on that 500, but that time sure doesn't reflect it. I think I built into it a little too slow.

    when I finished the 100 breast I knew I was slow. coming in to finish, I was tempted to just do another 100 and make it a 200. after a fast 100 (or heck any distance), I shouldn't be even considering doing more.
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