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  1. September 18, 2008

    by , September 18th, 2008 at 11:52 PM (Mike's Rocky Mountain Blog)
    Getting caught up with the recent changes. I'll post my last couple of workouts over the weekend...
  2. sunset at an un-named lake

    9-18 08
    my first gunks am practice yesterday.
    johnny the new coach on deck

    main set
    5x 100 fr on 1:40
    5x 100 fr on 1:35
    5x 100 fr on 1:25
    5x 100 fr on 1:15
    held 1:10's

    every day shorter, so these last few trips to the lake are that more precious.

    last year we got in on oct 8 and the water was about 70 degrees.

    last night it was about 72....same as the new paltz pool! and terry and i did the 2.5 mile round trip. feels good to get in a double!
  3. Ande's Swimming Blog

    by , September 17th, 2008 at 03:25 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Ande's Swimming Blog

    I swim for Longhorn Masters coached by Whitney Hedgepeth at the Texas Swim Center in Austin Texas.
    Swim: fly, back, free, and IM.
    50's & 100's,
    200's, 400's & 500's Sometimes,

    Events and Times

    Ask Ande

    Swim Faster Faster

    1980 & 81
    Coached by Paul Bergen in Austin, TX, high school JR & SR year

    1981 - 86
    Coached by Eddie Reese at the University of Texas at Austin
    swam 50 & 100 free, 100 fly, 100 back & 200 IM

    On March 23rd, 2005,
    I started posting details about my workouts and meets at
    my last post was September 19th, 2008
    Then it was closed

    Updated December 9th, 2008 at 11:58 AM by matysekj

  4. Fat Man in the Water 9/16 part 2

    by , September 16th, 2008 at 11:18 PM (Fat Man back in the Pool)
    Well I pulled an Ande today arriving at the pool late. We have switched pools for the short course season and locations are somewhat flexible.

    I have not been with this current group long, and went to the wrong pool. Got there 5 minutes early, waited, called, and finally decided to drive through the subdivision and found the correct pool.

    Noticed a Scout meeting going on in the community center and stepped in to let the leaders know about the cancellation of an event next weekend. The camp was damaged during the storm and I have somewhere between 150 to 200 participants and staff to notify. Thank goodness that the leaders have been willing to make calls to the youth in their areas.

    Got in at the end of a drill set.

    12 x 50 drill/free

    4 x 4x 25 (1-3 drill, 4 fly)

    8 x 50 SKD down, free back

    4 x 100 (25 rotating fly 75 free)

    2 x 25 SKD Sprint

    100 warm down

    Now icing & waiting for the anti-inflamatory to kick in.
  5. Take 2 on first day back

    swim club looks like its gonna be pretty fun. We actually had a very good turnout and they were like disappointed! I was like WTF this is a bigger "team" than my college team!

    We only swam for about an hour:


    3x3x100: @1:25 with 2:00 inbetween each set of 3

    6x25 breast pull-outs

    4x25 long and ez

    very nice.

    I'm gonna be sore tomorrow after all that...sheesh
  6. Fat Man Back In The Water

    by , September 16th, 2008 at 05:03 PM (Fat Man back in the Pool)
    It has been a little over a week since I have been in the water. Last Saturday (9/6) then it was off to West Virginia and no pools. Spent my free time communicating the cancellation of a Scouting event. Got back to Houston in time to batten down the hatches. Fortunately for us we were on the clean side of the eye. We lost power for <24 hours, and only had minimal damage. Other friends had tornadoes to deal with and are still without power.

    Today was the first day back in the office and tonight will be the first workout.
  7. Getting Back in!

    So...I've taken a 6.5month hiatus due to health issues and an overall aversion to the system (aka coach)...but now I am in Baltimore, MD in graduate school and wanted to get back into it.

    I'm hoping to go to the GMU Sprint Classic at the end of October as my first meet back into it...that doesn't give me too much time...but I also will not expect to do great things there...and personally I don't think it takes to much training to do a 50free or 50fly.

    So today was my second day at the gym. I went Saturday as well and ran, biked and lifted.

    September 16th 2008:
    830am: ran 2miles on treadmill broken up with .25fast walking @1.5incline for a total of 3miles.

    9:15am: lifted using cybermax weight systems: chest press, tricep press, arm curl, lat pull downs and a few others.

    9:45am: Swim: 25scy Loyola pool. Swam alone.

    3x200 kick @4:30 #1,3 with board #2 w/o
    200 DPS
    16x50 #1-8 w/ paddles #9-16 swim w/o
    200 DPS @.45
    16x50 kick Odds=free @1:00, Evens to 8=25 breast, 25free @1:10 Evens 10-16= under water dolphin kick
    200 DPS
    4x100 IM, #s 3-4 reverse im @ 2:00 (held 1:18)
    200 warm down

    for a total of 4,400 yards on my first day back.

    Then when I got out and into the hottub a woman approached me and asked me if I was gonna be doing the club team which I said yes. Turns out, that starts 7-9 I have another pool workout. Tomorrow is gonna be tough!