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  1. 4/22/19 "Workout"

    by , April 23rd, 2019 at 08:40 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Monday, 4/22/2019

    First day back to work after hospital. Made it through the day, plus a grocery store run, plus a pretty brisk dog walk and felt better than I had since I'd been discharged. So I did...

    2x 3 rounds (10 pushups, 10 air squats)

    And I felt very weak. This is going to be a process getting my strength and weight back up!

    Some very light barbell lifts Tuesday night, and then I will take my scrawny body back to the pool Wednesday morning. I think I will do 20x50 mixed up, and if I feel OK after that a little bit of fin kick. One step at a time.
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  2. Monday 04222019

    by , April 22nd, 2019 at 06:09 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    Monday AM solo swim @ Sendero Springs (SCY)

    thought the pool water temp was chilly...asked the guards after. it was 75F

    1050 w/u various (I didn't mean to do that much, lost track)

    100 kick w/board + fins
    4 x 125 (25 drill/25 free/25 stroke/25 free/25 drill), w/fins
    100 kick w/board + fins
    250 easy swim w/fins
    100 kick w/board + fins

    100 easy swim

    two rounds of:
    * 25 easy free @ :30
    * 25 fast free @ :30
    * 25 easy free @ :30
    * 25 fast breast @ :30

    2 x 100 swim w/Agility paddles

    200 w/d

    TTL: 2900 yards

    wow, this is probably the shortest swim workout I've done in ages, that wasn't just a stretch-out at the gym (some of those are just 4-500).

    my 25s fast were actually fast. if my Apple Watch is to believed...I did the 2nd 25 breast in :13.

    I generally hate tapering. I get irritable and antsy. But this time is different--I've been sleeping more, and I don't seem to mind it. I feel like my body needed a break. After I did a few weeks of crazy distances (plus lifting, treadmill, etc), maybe it was good to pull back.

    I fly to AZ early tomorrow. there's a fun swim at Saguaro that I'm planning to get to.

    Wednesday is my game day. 7:30am briefing at Saguaro, and they expect everyone to be done in 5 hours. when I did Swim to the Moon I had no idea how long a 10k would take (I predicted 4+ hours), and I was shocked when I finished in about 3. planning for the worst, but hoping for the best this week.
    After Wednesday, well I'm hoping its all just gravy. I could always use the excuse before (and after) the 1000, "I just swam 10 miles yesterday"
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  3. Monday 4/22/19

    ​AM SCY Solo @ LRRC
    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC (pool temp: 65-ish, air temp: 82)

    AM Swim:

    2x300 @ 3:55
    2x300 @ 3:45
    2x300 @ 3:35

    2x
    3x100 FR kick w/ BD
    RD1 @ 1:50
    RD2 @ 1:45
    200 @ 3:30 2nd/4th 50 2 BREATHS MAX! pull w/ paddles

    200 EZ

    Total: 3000

    PM Swim:

    600 swim w/ fins + SNKL
    200 kick H.A.S. 25 FR/25 FL w/ fins + SNKL

    10x200 @ 3:00
    4 - pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    3 - swim 12.5M UW kick off every wall
    3 - swim D1-3 (2:43, 2:36, 2:27)

    200 EZ

    Total: 3000

    SHOUT OUT: Trip, for caving to peer pressure and swimming in the LCM pool today. He braved the cold, and it was worth it. First two people in the LCM pool for this year!!

    Updated April 22nd, 2019 at 09:07 PM by Calvin S

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  4. Another Update!

    by , April 22nd, 2019 at 09:30 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    So... after much gnashing of teeth and laying in a fetal position early last week, I went to the emergency room. Turns out I had pancreatitis as a reaction to one of my UC meds. I got four days in the hospital with an IV drip, a day and a half which was NPO, a day and a half clear liquid diet and now onto low fat. But I'm out, and I feel a little bit more like myself. I'm down at least 20 pounds and it's not in great places - I've lost most of the mass on my shoulders and arms and my pants don't fit. So it's going to be a process to get back.

    Plan is to start getting back in the water with a few 1000s or so this week, and also do some really, really light weightlifting the other days to start building my strength and energy back up. Eat as much as I can tolerate, not too fast but the dietician told me to not be shy about eating because of the weight loss.

    I did get some good news over the week. The club team my Masters team is attached to had their yearly awards ceremony, and apparently they gave me a mentorship award for how I was with the kids at and leading up to Sectionals this winter. That was really good to hear, and I hope I can get back to the point where I can be a good example again. Something to work toward. Also had some other good news recently but not allowed to share that just yet :P
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  5. Saturday 04202019

    by , April 20th, 2019 at 07:48 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    Saturday PM solo swim @ Sendero Springs (SCY)

    1000 w/u various

    100 kick w/board + fins
    4 x 125 (25 drill/25 free/25 stroke/25 free/25 drill) w/fins
    100 kick w/board + fins
    400 free w/fins
    100 kick w/board + fins
    100 easy

    3 rounds of 25s @ :30, done as:
    * half easy/half fast
    * half fast/half easy
    * all easy
    * all fast

    50 easy after rounds 1 and 2

    2 x 100 swim w/Agility paddles

    200 w/d

    TTL: 3100 yards, 52 minutes
    Backstroke: 150 yards
    Breaststroke: 275 yards
    Kick: 300 yards
    Freestyle: 2375 yards

    it was a beautiful day, sunny skies, temp 80-82. was expecting the pool to be busy, but just a few others there. one woman doing some adult lessons and one other guy for a bit.

    I'm a much better morning swimmer, never feel as smooth or as fast when I work out later in the day.

    planning to be off tomorrow from swimming, and one more taper pool workout on Monday, similar to what I did today.
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  6. Saturday 4/20/19

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    4x continuous w/ SNKL
    75 swim
    50 S-line kick
    25 scull

    8x75 @ 1:20 "Claire Lockridge Set" pull w/ SP

    50 EZ
    50 FAST FR kick w/ BD (:34)

    4x25 @ :45 SMOOTHFL kick w/ BD + chute (half open)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 STRONG FR kick w/ BD + chute (closed)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 SMOOTH BK kick in S-line w/ chute (half open)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 STRONG FR kick w/ BD + chute (closed)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 SMOOTH BR kick w/ BD + chute (half open)
    1:00 REST
    4x25 @ :45 STRONG FR kick w/ BD + chute (closed)

    50 EZ
    50 FAST FR kick w/ BD (33.88)
    100 EZ

    Total: 2100

    SHOUT OUT: My lovely wife, who showed up on the deck as I was finishing my kick set and was able to watch time my last 50 fast kick.

    I wanted to see exactly how fast I could actually kick a 50 FR with a kickboard. My goal by the end of this summer (after I get a chance to test myself), is to be able to kick a LCM 50 FR with a board under 35 seconds. From there, I would love to see if I could get my SCY 50 FR kick time down close to (or under) 30 seconds!
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  7. Friday 4/19/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip @ LRRC

    500 swim (150 sw/100 kick w/ BD)

    3x100 @ 1:20
    2x100 @ 1:15
    100 @ 1:10
    :30 REST
    100 @ 1:20
    3x100 @ 1:15
    2x100 @ 1:10
    :30 REST
    2x100 @ 1:20
    100 @ 1:15
    3x100 @ 1:10

    4x100 @ 1:30 kick every 4th 25 UW w/ fins

    Total: 2700
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  8. Friday 04192019

    by , April 19th, 2019 at 12:26 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    Friday AM solo swim @ Sendero Springs (SCY)

    1050 w/u

    100 kick w/board + fins
    4 x 125 done as 25 drill/25 free/25 stroke/25 free/25 drill w/fins
    25 easy free w/fins
    25 fast breast w/fins (fly kick), :13

    100 kick w/board + fins
    500 swim w/fins
    100 kick w/board + fins

    100 easy

    3 rounds of 4 x 25 @ :30, done as:
    * easy/fast
    * fast/easy
    * all easy
    * all fast
    did an easy 50 free after rounds 1 and 2
    rounds 1 & 3 free, round 2 breast

    100 easy

    200 swim w/Agility paddles

    100 w/d

    TTL: 3300 yards


    that may not seem like a taper workout to many...but it is much less than I've been doing. 2 Fridays ago I swam 7200. last Friday 5000. I started cutting some weights and treadmill stuff on Tuesday, and cut more yesterday (no weights yesterday).
    I actually felt kind of speedy on the 25s. my free times were about 14/15, and breast 17.
    I might do a swim over the weekend, about 3000, and probably Monday morning.
    there's a casual swim on Tuesday morning at Saguaro Lake that I should just make (I arrive around 9am and I'll head straight out to the lake). I like getting a feel for the water ahead of time. I'm thinking maybe 30 min tops.

    they posted heat sheets (for 200s and less) for nationals and I'm not very happy with my 200 breast. I'm in lane 9, with the fastest guy seeded 30 seconds faster. the guy in lane 1 is seeded 30 seconds slower. just doesn't seem to make any sense. while it is kind of nice to swim with just guys in my age group, I'd far rather swim with people about my speed so I get an actual race (I don't really care if they are 20 years older, I know I'm slow). my first thought was to just no show, but if I'm feeling ok, maybe I'll give it a shot.
    I'll do online check-in for the 1000 and 500. at least those are seeded by speed (the 1000 has M/W together, and I've accepted that I'll probably be in a mixed heat, maybe even the only guy in the heat). hopefully no end lanes for those.... I really won't know until the morning of if I'm feeling up to the 1000, after swimming Saguaro (9 miles or so) the day before.
    a friend who's also swimming in the meet is staying with me. I figure I'll drop him off for the 1650, then head to Eldorado pool and do a warm-up swim, take it from there and see how I feel. (he's swimming the 1650, 1000, 500 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly , then flying home Friday night). I'm sure he'll egg me into swimming my events.
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  9. Video from YMCA Masters Nationals

    For some reason my phone doesn't believe I have "new videos" to upload to my computer. However I was able to extract the video from our men's 200 medley relay.



    John Janszen (37) - 26.45
    Adrian Gil (29) - 26.50
    Calvin Schildknecht (34) - 24.67
    Alphonse Harris (29) - 22.83

    Final time: 1:40.45
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  10. Wednesday 4/17/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip @ LRRC

    400 swim (100 FR/100 BK)
    4x100 @ 1:45 I.M.O. k/sw/dr/bld

    300 swim (75 FR/75 BK)
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins

    200 swim (50 FR/50 BK)
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD

    100 swim (25 FR/25 BK)
    100 "Progressive Scull" w/ buoy + SNKL

    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    10x200 @ 2:35 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL

    100 EZ

    Total: 4500
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  11. Tuesday 4/16/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip (when he finally showed up) @ LRRC

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    3x100 @ 1:20 D1-3 swim w/ SP

    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    200 SMOOTH FR kick w/ BD
    4x25 @ :30 V.S.

    10x50 @ :50 RED ​FR
    100 EZ
    8x50 @ :50 RED I.M.O. in pairs

    300 EZ

    Total: 4000
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  12. Update

    by , April 16th, 2019 at 09:11 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Back to work today. Most of my main issues from the past weeks (last was probably one of the worst weeks of my life) are resolving with some better drugs and rest as I worked from home. At the moment my only real pressing issue is what I think is some side effects from the antibiotic I was prescribed. Once those are cleared, I hope to get back to some exercise and get back in the pool. Between not doing nearly anything active for 2+ weeks and losing at least 10 pounds over that time I will definitely be starting from scratch, maybe the stratch-est I have since I got back in the gym 6 months after college.
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  13. Workout 04/15/19: evening

    by , April 15th, 2019 at 11:29 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I'm still swimming just not blogging. Sorry. My wife and I did take a trip to Ireland, rented a car and air bnb'd our way through south Ireland in a clockwise manner over 6 days. I made contact with the Limerick Masters through facebook and was able to make their Monday night lcm practice. We did...
    6 x 100 (50 back into 50 free) on :10sr
    3 x 200 on 3:20 (lead lane)
    4 x 150 on 2:20 (50 b stroke 100 free)
    4 x 100 on 2:00 im
    2 x 50 fast (went 31 on the 2nd)
    w/d

    Here's a limerick for you..
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  14. Monday 4/15/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip @ LRRC "When you don't taper enough, it's pretty easy to just start up again!"

    400 swim (100 FR/100 BK)
    400 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    300 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD

    10x200 @ 3:00
    4 - SMOOTH I.M.O. (2:19+, 2:45, 2:46, 2:21)
    1 - STRONG I.M. (2:22)
    4 - kick w/ fins + BD
    odd: FR
    even: FL
    1 - SMOOTH FR (2:19)

    100 EZ

    Total: 3200
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  15. Sunday 4/14/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 4

    After a savage 36 holes of putt putt golf last night that we dubbed “The Masters at Masters,” I finally managed to close out the meet with a season best.

    200 Mixed FR Relay - leadoff - 23.50

    200 I.M. - 2:05.57 (26.16/33.75/36.01/29.65) - finally a season best at least!

    Total: 2000

    Not the greatest meet performance wise, but definitely the most fun Masters meet I have ever been to. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati managed to finish second overall, so that was awesome as well.

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:58 AM by Calvin S

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  16. Sunday 04142019

    by , April 14th, 2019 at 05:32 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    after weeks of putting it off due to weather, I finally was able to get down to Barton Springs for some, "open water," training this morning

    splashed around 7:10am

    air temp was about 45F.
    Water temp about 68F.

    there were a bunch of triathletes splashing around the same time, most in wetsuits. I asked how many loops they'd be doing...when they said 4 (about a mile) I said, "it really isn't worth the effort of putting on and taking off a wetsuit for that." one told me the wetsuit makes him 6 minutes faster.

    anyway, I snagged a place on deck for my water and Gatorade bottles, fins, and I put out Agility paddles too. figured better to have too much stuff out and not need it.

    the water really felt so nice. with the cooler air temp, the water didn't feel as bad as it does in summer (it is from natural springs, so the water temp is about the same all the time).

    did 5 loops, took a break for feeds. on the last loop I started passing a bunch of those triathletes.
    then I did another 5 loops, stopped again for feeds. the triathletes were all gone.
    I put on the fins and did another 5 loops. stopped for feeds again.
    just did 2 more laps, then got out.

    total: 17 loops, about 4.25 miles (each loop is about .25 mile)


    saw an amazing sunrise as I was getting in the water:
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  17. Saturday 4/13/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 3

    500 FR - 5:06.17 - bad swim, but at this point I hbw stopped expecting much in the way of great times from this meet. Just enjoying the weekend.

    200 FR Relay - leadoff - 23.26

    200 FL - 2:06.69 - here I just made sure to win the race and stayed long and smooth so I wouldn’t be tired for the medley relay later.

    200 Medley Relay - FL - 24.67 - faster than I was yesterday by .10, so that was a great takeaway.

    Total: 3300

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:57 AM by Calvin S

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  18. 4|12|19 LCM 17th swim

    17 th swim this year, let alone past 2 years

    40 x 50 on 1:30 slowmotion free drill
    there is a point where swimming slower takes more effort, at about 0:55 pace. Some of these were as slow as 1:15. Concentrated on technique and position in water, which was quite the task while keeping balance.
    Will see how well this drill works the stroke in Aruba next week - unfortunately it’s JUST a week, but I’ll take whatever I can get. Hoping on joining the local Masters practice 5am 17th and 19th

    Updated April 13th, 2019 at 02:18 AM by __steve__

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  19. Friday 4/12/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 2

    Today was relay day!

    200 Mixed Medley Relay - FL - 24.77

    400 FR Relay - leadoff - 51.22
    - I’m a little baffled how I went slower here than I did back in December under heavy training. Wonder if I will ever figure out the 100 FR?

    Total: 2000

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:56 AM by Calvin S

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  20. Thursday 4/11/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center “YMCA Masters Nationals” Day 1

    600 swim 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 kick (50 FR/25 BR) w/ BD
    4x50 @ 1:00 “Progressive Freestyle” w/
    SNKL
    4x25 V.S.
    200 EZ

    200 swim
    100 pace (59.1)
    200 EZ

    1650 Freestyle - 17:48.67 - not going to bother typing out splits. Not a great swim. With so small a sample size it’s hard to say if I didn’t taper enough or tapered too much for the mile. I remind myself that I am not “actually” a miler. This was a fun experiment, but I think I’ll stick more to the 400/500 and 800/1000.

    600 (100 sw/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    Total: 4150

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:56 AM by Calvin S

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