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  1. Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    by , July 30th, 2013 at 10:30 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    LCM@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp 78 Water temp 78
    Sunny, humidity at 69%

    Warm Up
    200 FR

    *Set 1*
    1x400 BR as 4(50K/50S) w/snorkel
    2x100 BR, HR Rest, 100 as 2(25K/bk, 25-Strong)
    4x50 BR on 1:20, desc 1-4 *47-45

    *Set 2*
    1x400 BK as 4(50K/50S)
    2x100 BR, HR Rest, 100 as 2(25DA, 25-Strong)
    4x50 BR on 1:00, desc 1-4 *40-36

    *Set 3*
    1x400 FLY as 4(25K/25DR/50S) w/snorkel
    2x100 Fly, HR Rest, 100 as 2(25K/bk, 25-Strong)
    4x50 FLY on 1:20, desc 1-4 *36-34

    *Set 4*
    1000 FR as 5(4x50, desc 50s 1-4 to FAST)
    /agility paddles-tube-buoy-snorkel

    *Set 5*
    1000 FR as 10(50K Steady/50CU Strong) w/fins-snorkel

    Warm Down
    200 FR
    6x50 FR SPL-26 w/10 bobs btwn

    The 4x50s of BR, BK & Fly were descended at about 70-85% effort, as I am still progressing towards swimming them fast to 95% with a controlled stroke.
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  2. Workout 07/30/13: evening

    by , July 30th, 2013 at 10:14 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Had a great day today - gave a talk about the shingles shot to a senior group in the town just south of home, then took the family for ice cream en route to visiting my "91 and three-quarters" year old Nana. She is a hoot, and although her eyesight and hearing are failing, she is as sharp as a tack and shared some great stories of us kids growing up and my Gramps, who passed away in 2005. All the while she knows about everything going on with my family now. It's kinda odd, as my fraternal grandmother passed away when I was five, and we always just called Nana Peg growing up. Now, since my "blood" grandparents as well as parents have all passed on for many years, I really only have Nana left, so being able to get to know her in a somewhat different way has been really awesome.

    I saw the workout from this week's Kiefer website and decided a speedy workout would be great for Masters tonight:

    200 Fr, 200 IM (drill/swim by 25), 200 (kick/drill by 25), 4 x 25 build

    - 8 x 100 Fr on :10sr (used snorkel) (:02,:03,:04,:03
    - 8 x 50 kick on :10sr (:40->:45)
    - 8 x 50 Fr pull on :10sr (held :31)
    - 8 x 25 on :10sr (not sure - pace clock on other side of pool)
    (All were done as: odds = AFAP (times noted), evens = EZ, to have max rest, so the time for the fast is considerably faster than the EZ)

    200 loosen and out (I squeaked in an extra 200 over the course of the workout)
    (Masters/Rec/2800 yds/60 min)

    Great workout, and I especially liked the perception of getting more rest as the workout went along due to smaller distances of max effort. GregJS joined in the fun and did a great job, especially hammering out the pulls and 25s - I told him that he would likely feel sore in the morning!

    So my wife started her job tonight as a resident assistant at a local independent living facility, something she likes to do - waiting for her to get back and see how the first day went - I've got the hot tub ready. Back to work for the next two days, so I'll be dry - keep the water moving, everyone!
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  3. 07/30/13 - Tuesday workout

    by , July 30th, 2013 at 06:46 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave and Dave. Lots of IM today. We adjusted the intervals so we could get a little rest. Still was tough.

    600 Warm up

    8 x 50 Pull - :50 2 easy/2 hard
    4 x 100 IM - 1:30
    4 x 75 Kick - 1:25 (br/bk/br)
    2 x 200 IM - 2:55
    4 x 75 Kick - 1:20 (fly/fr/br)
    1 x 400 IM - 5:40 (made 5:35)
    Rest & adjust intervals

    4 x 75 kick w/ fins - 1:20
    2 x 200 IM - 3:00
    4 x 75 kick w/ fins - 1:20
    4 x 100 IM - 1:30 (made 1:22-1:23 -> good because I wouldn't have made any on the original 1:20 interval)
    4 x 75 kick w/ fins - 1:20
    3:00 Rest
    400 IM Timed (5:25)
    100 Easy

    10 x 50 - :50 evens hard stroke, odds easy pull
    200 Cool down

    (5700 Total)
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  4. Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout: 07/31/2013

    by , July 30th, 2013 at 02:17 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    4 X 50 1:00
    3 X 100 1:50
    4 X 50 kick 1:20 #4 on 1:40
    Two rounds

    9 X 100 2:15
    #3-6-9: 50 sprint/50 easy--choice

    3 X 100 IM 2:00
    4 X 50-1 of each- 1:15
    Three rounds

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy

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  5. 7|30|13 another typical scm__steve__blog

    500 very easy free with fins and paddles

    some fast streamline push-off/breakouts

    21 starts from the block

    I might seem to practice starts too much, but I've done less than 1000 of them in my life.

    Still experimenting on what feels the best. Thus far the torpedo-like, straight in to the water (20 - 30) method I favor.
  6. I am soooo ready for this trip to start

    by , July 30th, 2013 at 07:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Turns out a few of the kids on GCAT will probably be on my flight to LA this Saturday. I just can't wait to start swimcation! Yes I know I will probably not be at my best with all the playing I will be doing before and during the meet but I don't go cross country very often.

    Hey Championship Committee "I need a reason to go to Hawaii!!!"

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    800 IM w/zoomers as 50rt arm/50lt arm/50 kick/50 swim for each stroke on breast 100 pull/50kick/50swim

    200 free EZ
    4x50 from block free odds 15m sprint evens 25m sprint
    300 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 meters
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