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  1. Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:00-11:30am

    by , October 19th, 2013 at 03:58 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Well, at least I got in the pool to keep the chlorine smell fresh in my sweat.

    I just wasn't in the mood to swim too much today, but felt strong in the water, despite working all night long.

    10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (1:10-1:15)

    5 Rounds of:
    • 125 Free Pull @ 1:30
    • 75 Free Pull EZ @ 1:15


    2000 Yards and out
  2. Friday 10/18/13

    Friday 10/18

    AM only SCY

    AM swim:

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    200 kick w/ board
    100 I.M. drill

    5x100 @ 1:20 smooth D1-5 (1:09, 1:07, 1:03, 1:01, :58)
    8x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    2x
    4x75 @ :50 AE
    4x50 @ :45 200 PACE
    100 EZ

    300 swim every 3rd 25 scull
    6x50 @ 2:30 AFAP w/ fins + paddles

    300 EZ

    Total: 3900

    Tough practice this morning. Everything felt labored. The first 4x50 I did FL and went 29.8, 30.1, 30.1, 30.9 and the second round I did FR and went 28.0, 27.9, 27.9, 27.5. With the team out of town this weekend at a meet, I am hoping a day or two rest will do me some good. My whole body, especially my legs, are in need of some R and R.
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  3. Friday, Oct. 18

    by , October 19th, 2013 at 10:46 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    4 x 50 scull @ :10 RI
    4 x 50 DPS free @ :55
    3 x (4 x 25 shooters + 25 EZ) @ :45
    75 EZ

    Main Sets:

    5 x (25 fast flutter kick + 25 EZ)
    100 EZ

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    -- 4 SDK, 4 flutter
    100 EZ

    3 x (25 AFAP free w/fins + 75 EZ), 10s

    1 x 25 AFAP backstroke -- the touchpads were in, couldn't resist
    125 EZ

    1 x 50 fast free @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ @ 1:00
    1 x fast 50 free @ 1:00
    2 x 50 EZ @ 1:00
    1 x fast 50 free @ 1:00
    3 x 50 EZ @ 1:00]
    1 x fast 50 free @ 1:00
    4 x 50 EZ @ 1:00

    -- wanted to do another round, but they were having a meet at Pitt, so had to get out

    Total: 3300

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    Pretty tired after that effort and fast 50s are still hard. Just going to do a slow recovery swim tomorrow or Sunday. And I need a massage! My calves have really been cramping my last few workouts. I did hit the foam roller and did some stretching for 20 minutes later in the afternoon.

    Updated October 19th, 2013 at 06:26 PM by The Fortress

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  4. Week 55 - Saturday

    by , October 19th, 2013 at 10:33 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a good nights sleep last night and felt pretty good today. My wife's grandmother went home today so my wife was up earlier than me for a change(she was not terribly happy about getting up early). Turnout was light at the pool and the workout was very long, but pretty straight forward. Due to a high school meet I had to cut the workout a little short and it should have been a 5200scy swim but ended up at 4600scy, making Just under 32k for the week.

    Warmup
    4x400 with snorkel on 5mins

    Main set
    8x200 pull on 2.20 descend 1-4,5-8
    1000 with fins on 10mins working turns

    Warm down
    500 swum alternating 100s back and free

    Total 4600scy

    on the 200s I descended from 2.06 to 2mins on the first round and 2.07 to 1.58 on the second round. I was a little light headed on the second round for some reason. I was a little off time wise on the 1000 but worked the turns.

    Next week is likely to be a big yardage week also since we are in a long yardage cycle, but based on how I felt this week I hope we don't up the intensity or I may have some real challenges next week. At least I am in Dallas all week and get to sleep in my own bed.
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  5. Life in the stroke lane

    500 swim
    200 IM kick
    200 BK (L arm, R arm, 50 full)
    4 x 50 BR DPS r/10
    4 x 50 done as
    --5 fly strokes no breath
    --10 free strokes EZ

    400 IM
    150 cruise
    3 x 100 FR @ 1:20
    3 x 100 BK @ 1:30
    Masters minute
    400 IM faster than #1
    150 cruise
    3 x 100 BR @ 1:45
    3 x 100 IM @ 1:30
    Masters minute
    400 IM faster than #2
    200 w/d

    4200

    This was a fun one and I feel that I was able to hold it all together throughout. I guess I am like a lot of other people and have either been too busy to blog or my swimming has been hit or miss.

    I have a couple of meets coming up.
    NC SCM state meet in Charlotte Nov 9th. Entered Sat only (50 BR, 2Bk, 200 BR)

    SC SCM state meet in Columbia Dec 6-8th. Our team has never won this meet. I will be swimming 10 events for this one to try and get as many points as I can.

    Fri
    1500

    Sat
    50 BR
    100 BK
    200
    4IM

    Sun
    2IM
    100 BR
    200 BK
    50 BK
    400

    Should be a long week end
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