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  1. ourswimmer's Avatar
    No actual ice in the cold tub, but it was punishingly cold. I couldn't stand to be in it. One of my teammates used it after several of his events, though, and thought it was helpful. He has gone a few times for that super-cold cryotherapy, too.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Kicking long course is miserable. Sometimes a 50 seems so interminable that I have to look over my shoulder at the lane rope to verify that I am indeed actually moving. Kudos for hanging in there.
    I like to kick, but I have to confess that I pulled on the lane line a time or two -- and I never do that!
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Ah long course season - think our pool will be flipped for tomorrow too. First practice always seems like an OW swim. But IMO the transition back to short course is weirder yet, seems like you are in video game with someone dropping walls in front of you.

    Glad the compression sleeve seems to help - I've used one for calf pulls when running and it did seem to help recovery. keep it up, Leslie.

    And 32-33 br is crazy good lcm even with fins.
    Yeah, long course and short course are so different ...

    I'll see how I like the A3 sleeves that I ordered ...
  4. Karl_S's Avatar
    LCM...

    8 x 50 kick, no fins @ 1:10
    -- holy cow, this felt long and never ending ...
    Kicking long course is miserable. Sometimes a 50 seems so interminable that I have to look over my shoulder at the lane rope to verify that I am indeed actually moving. Kudos for hanging in there.
  5. Sojerz's Avatar
    Ah long course season - think our pool will be flipped for tomorrow too. First practice always seems like an OW swim. But IMO the transition back to short course is weirder yet, seems like you are in video game with someone dropping walls in front of you.

    Glad the compression sleeve seems to help - I've used one for calf pulls when running and it did seem to help recovery. keep it up, Leslie.

    And 32-33 br is crazy good lcm even with fins.
  6. shera's Avatar
    Thanks! I will give the shooters a try!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shera
    Hello, These look like really good workouts. If you have a moment, I'd appreciate if you could answer a couple of questions. Can you tell me what are "shooters" (in the context of swimming not happy hour, lol). And the 100 scull - are you doing any kind of kick, for example some light dolphin kicking to add a bit of rhythm to the sculling, or is it pure sculling without kick? Thanks!
    Hi Shera.

    A "shooter" is a 25 all underwater streamline dolphin kicking.

    When I scull, I use small paddles and do not kick at all. You're trying to get a feel for the catch.
  8. shera's Avatar
    Hello, These look like really good workouts. If you have a moment, I'd appreciate if you could answer a couple of questions. Can you tell me what are "shooters" (in the context of swimming not happy hour, lol). And the 100 scull - are you doing any kind of kick, for example some light dolphin kicking to add a bit of rhythm to the sculling, or is it pure sculling without kick? Thanks!
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Wait, what?
    I'm on-board with aerobic exercise stimulating the growth of more capillaries and eventually veins, but I thought the problem was at your shoulder/rib cage junction. What the heck is with the treadmill?? Shouldn't you be using one of those hand-crank stationary "bikes"? Or maybe a X-C ski machine with integrated arms?
    I think once you get your aerobic system going, it's systemic. And I really pump my arms on the treadmill.

    But maybe I should hop on the rowing machine from time to time ...
  10. Karl_S's Avatar
    One reason I've been on the treadmill so much.
    Wait, what?
    I'm on-board with aerobic exercise stimulating the growth of more capillaries and eventually veins, but I thought the problem was at your shoulder/rib cage junction. What the heck is with the treadmill?? Shouldn't you be using one of those hand-crank stationary "bikes"? Or maybe a X-C ski machine with integrated arms?
  11. JPEnge's Avatar
    Not bad for "out of shape!"
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    hours of aerobic exercise will help you develop collateral veins?
    That's the theory. One reason I've been on the treadmill so much.
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    hours of aerobic exercise will help you develop collateral veins?
  14. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    This looks brutal. Of course I can't make 100s on the 1:15, but even if I adjust that interval so it is doable, if I understand the "spirit" of the thing correctly, it looks simply awful. Good work!
    Karl,

    Yeah lactic hold sucks. Necessary evil I learned to tolerate a few years ago. Its like "active recovery" on steroids. During round 2 I was thinking "You are self-coaching here. You could have chosen any set you wanted and you chose to do this?"
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    <br>If I think the yard work counts for "drylands" I record it under "other" in the flog.<br>I don't count simple stuff, but if I move a lot of stones/pavers, dig out stumps, cut up a lot of tree limbs or other arduous stuff, I track it because it definitely impacts my practices for the next couple of days.
    Hauling bags of mulch is definitely weigh lifting! And digging tree stumps is serious stuff.
  16. Karl_S's Avatar
    3x
    4x25 @ :15 rest 15M BURST w/ chute
    1:00 REST
    100 @ 2:00 push FAST (:57, :57, :57)
    3x100 @ 1:15 lactic hold
    2:00 REST
    This looks brutal. Of course I can't make 100s on the 1:15, but even if I adjust that interval so it is doable, if I understand the "spirit" of the thing correctly, it looks simply awful. Good work!
  17. Karl_S's Avatar
    <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">I should create a flog entry for gardening</span>
    <br>If I think the yard work counts for "drylands" I record it under "other" in the flog.<br>I don't count simple stuff, but if I move a lot of stones/pavers, dig out stumps, cut up a lot of tree limbs or other arduous stuff, I track it because it definitely impacts my practices for the next couple of days.
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver
    I forgot what the acronym AFAP stands for - but I have an idea. :23+ with fins is pretty ridiculous - even if you may think otherwise. Nicely done.

    And yes - garden work is somehow deceivingly hard. A few hours is all it takes. They should have a Garmin setting for it.
    Thanks. AFAP = as fast as possible

    I should create a flog entry for gardening, I do so much of it. I find the manual labor kind of peaceful and cathartic though.
  19. quicksilver's Avatar
    I forgot what the acronym AFAP stands for - but I have an idea. :23+ with fins is pretty ridiculous - even if you may think otherwise. Nicely done.

    And yes - garden work is somehow deceivingly hard. A few hours is all it takes. They should have a Garmin setting for it.
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny100
    Awesome times Fort. I am struggling with my 50 Backstroke. Any day I can get below 40 secs is good for me. I must keep working on the breakout phase and quit doing small S turns down the lane. It just is what it is.
    Thanks Kenny. I guess our bodies ability just changes over time, sometimes involuntarily. Breakouts can be hard. Practice from the blocks!
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