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  1. Saturday 12/8/18

    PM SCY @ UALR "Trey Heye Memorial Invitational Day 2" or "The Meat Grinder"

    600 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x100 @ :20 rest k/sw/dr/bld I.M.O.
    4x75 @ 1:10 D1-4
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    4x25 @ :35 rest V.S.
    2x50 (25 DIVE/25 EZ)
    100 EZ

    100 FR - 51.09 (24.70/26.39) - Spun my wheels and didn't nail my turns like I wanted to. Would have liked to have been under 51. But really can't complain.

    400 EZ (100 swim/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    100 BK - 1:02.47 (30.65/31.79) - My throwaway event. I never race backstroke so I figured, "why not?" Second 50 was much better than the first 50.

    600 EZ (100 swim/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    100 FL - 55.98 (26.30/29.68) - Best race of the afternoon. Was really happy with this time given all the racing I had already done prior. Locked up a little bit on the last 4-5 strokes, but really felt in control for the rest of the race.

    400 EZ (100 swim/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    200 I.M. - 2:06.81 (26.74/33.73/36.76/29.58) - By this point I was starting to run on fumes. Wasn't sure what to expect from this race. Happy with the time and effort for right now, but it definitely exposed the fact that I have not done any serious I.M. training!

    600 EZ (100 swim/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    50 FR - 23.53 (11.20/12.33) - Had to breathe twice to get through it. Doug actually recorded the race (unbeknownst to me at the time). When I can figure out how to get it off my phone I will post it. It was a whole lot of flailing propped up with a whole lot of kicking.

    200 EZ

    Total: 4550

    Really wanted to push my body to the limit with this meet. High race volume and short turnaround. Today's session from the start of warm-up to the end of the meet was only 3 hours.
  2. Friday 12/7/18

    PM SCY @ UALR "Trey Heye Memorial Invitational Day 1"

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    3x50 @ :50 D1-3
    150 EZ

    200 FR - 1:55.30 (26.42/29.42/29.64/29.82) - I was a little hurried with my stroke and had trouble settling into the race. This has always been a problem for me, and the 200 doesn't provide a lot of time to "settle in." Probably why this is my least favorite freestyle distance to race.

    600 EZ (100 FR/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    500 FR - 5:11.98
    28.46/31.07 (59.53)
    31.58/31.70 (1:03.28)
    31.65/31.86 (1:03.51)
    31.74/31.99 (1:03.73)
    31.28/30.65 (1:01.93)


    This race was 25 minutes after my 200. I was stuck in third gear until the last 75 yards. Did not feel like I died though. I felt good throughout the race. The age groupers on either side of me shot off to fast starts. This was nice because it forced me to just swim my own race, and by the 200, I had reeled them in and passed them. By the 300, I was several body-lengths ahead of the field.

    600 EZ (100 FR/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    Total: 3500

    SHOUT OUT: Trip, who did the same double as me. He got one extra heat of the 200 to rest since he was the heat before me. He was a VERY respectable 2:02/5:37 (the latter was a new Arkansas Masters record). Doug also simultaneously swam an amazing 50 FR and a terrible 200 FR. He was going for a 50 split (23.60). I am not sure he would want me to post his overall 200 FR time here, and honestly it took so long for him to finish I lost interest in the race and stopped paying attention
  3. Workout 12/06/18: noon

    by , December 6th, 2018 at 11:40 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Easy 15 minute swim today to keep stretched out for Saturday's meet. I'm working all day tomorrow so I took a longer lunch today to get wet...

    600 warm-up
    300 kick drill by 50
    100 loosen

    No sprints today.
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  4. Thursday 12/6/18

    PM SCY w/ Trip (2x50 only) @ LRRC

    2x
    300 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    200 I.M. drill
    4x125
    RD1 @ 2:00 kick 1st/5th 25 UW w/ fins
    RD2 @ 1:35 swim D1-4 (1:26, 1:21, 1:18, 1:16)

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

    2x50 @ :50 @ 200 PACE (or faster) (:25, :25+)

    5x100 @ 1:30 kick 50 FR/50 FL w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3000
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  5. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 12/7/18

    by , December 6th, 2018 at 12:01 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 150 2:30
    3 x 100 1:45
    8 x 25 :45 stroke
    6 x 50 :50 desc 1-3/4-6

    Kick set
    2x
    4 x 50 1:15
    1:00 [vertical kick]

    Sprint set
    2x
    1 x 50 1:15 easy
    2 x 50 :45 fast
    3 x 50 1:00 fast
    4 x 50 1:15 fast
    [All swims choice]

    Freestyle set
    3 x 200 3:00 long & strong
    3 x 200 2:50 desc 1-3
    3 x 200 2:40 neg split

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  6. 12/6/18 Workout

    by , December 6th, 2018 at 09:38 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Thursday, 12/6/2018 Pool Workout

    3x{100 fr 1:30, 100 IM 1:40, 100 bk dr 1:50, 100 k 2:00}

    3x{300 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 st-fr DPS 4:30
    200 50 st/25 fr d50s 3:30
    3x50 p 6/4/2 breaths x 50 :50
    8x25 o-fr 3 breaths, e-st fast :30}

    200 warmdown

    3950y

    The cold is still sticking around, consequently I haven't slept that well the past few days and am having some trouble breathing right. Performance is about what you'd expect given that. 25s were good, 50s were OK, everything else was pretty bad.
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  7. Wednesday 12/5/18

    PM SCY w/ Trip (3x50 only) @ LRRC

    6x300
    2 @ 3:55
    2 @ 3:45
    2 @ 3:35

    6x100 @ 2:00
    odd: BR "Hullabaloo" **
    even: BK k/sw/dr/bld

    3x50 @ :50 @ 200 PACE (:26+, :26+, :26)

    150 25 BK/25 FR
    300 kick 25 FR/25 FL w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3000

    ** Hullabaloo is:
    25 BR kick w/ BD + buoy (to focus on narrow kick)
    25 3 kicks/1 pull
    25 2 kicks/1 pull
    25 BR kick w/ BD (carrying buoy back on board)
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  8. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 12/6/18

    by , December 5th, 2018 at 12:14 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    6 x 100 1:45
    6 x 50 1:05 stroke
    8 x 25 :30 strong

    Main set
    4 x 25 :45 strong
    1 x 100 2:15 kick
    4 x 50 1:00 build
    1 x 100 2:15 kick
    4 x 100 2:00 neg split
    1 x 100 2:15 kick
    4 x 50 1:00 build
    1 x 100 2:15 kick
    4 x 25 :45 strong
    [All swims choice]

    Freestyle set
    8 x 50 :50 pace NO GEAR
    1 x 400 5:40 PULL
    6 x 50 :50 pace NO GEAR
    1 x 300 4:20 PULL
    4 x 50 :50 strong NO GEAR
    1 x 200 best effort PULL

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  9. 12/4-5/18 Workout

    by , December 5th, 2018 at 10:45 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Tuesday, 12/4/2018 CrossFit Workout

    Did my first day of coaching Tuesday morning, it was more assistant coaching because the head coach is easing me into it. Getting used to the multitasking between two or three groups of intervals is going to be the tough part but it'll be fun. CF in the evening after work. Stuffy and a little sore from a cold so probably not my optimum effort.

    Warmup - rowing drills, 2x(10 KB swing, 5 tempo RR, 5 tempo pushups, 10 air squats)

    Strength - Deadlift (dead stop between reps) - 135/5, 225/5, 275/5, 315/5, 335/5, 355/5

    Conditioning - "Christine"
    3 rounds
    500m row
    12 bodyweight DL (190#)
    21 box jumps 24"
    9:58


    Wednesday, 12/5/2018, CrossFit Workout


    Warmup - plyos, banded stretching, barbell warmup

    Strength - A) Tempo strict pullups - 5x5 fast concentric, 3 sec hold, 5 sec eccentric
    B) Tempo overhead squats (same tempo) - 95/5, 135/5, 155/5, 175/5, 185/5

    Conditioning - EMOM 9
    1 - 45 sec ring plank
    2 - 12 reverse lunges 50# DBs
    3 - 6/arm 1-arm push press 50# DB
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  10. Tuesday 12/4/18

    PM SCY w/ Trip (5x50 and 4x50 only) @ LRRC

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

    12x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    2x
    3x100 @ 1:15 AE kick w/ fins + BD
    4x25 @ :45 FAST FL kick UW w/ fins
    1:15 REST

    100 EZ

    5x50 @ :50 @ 200 PACE (:27-, :27-, :27, :27, :27+)
    150 EZ
    4x50 @ :50 @ 200 PACE (:27, :27, :27, :27)

    5x100 @ 1:30 kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: 50 FR/50 FL
    even: 50 FL/50 FR

    Total: 4600
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  11. Workout 12/04/18: evening

    by , December 4th, 2018 at 10:22 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    300 swim/100 kick/200 pull

    2 x
    - 25 ez, 25 build, 50 DPS
    - 25 Fast into 75 ez
    - 75 ez, :10sr, 25 fast

    5 deep water bobs
    4 x 25 burst and cruise on 1:00
    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/1500 yds/45 min]
    ====================
    Taper workout #5. Good swim with Matt, Greg, Noah, Carol, and Jim. All set for swimming at New Englands this Saturday, 50 free and fly plus a 200 back kicker. We are trying to find a fourth swimmer to have a 400 MR. My speed is not where I would like it to be and my endurance for the 200 back isn't superb, but I am looking forward to a fun day of racing.
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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 12/5/18

    by , December 4th, 2018 at 03:41 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    3 x 100 1:45
    8 x 25 :45 choice
    3 x 100 2:15 kick
    8 x 25 :45 choice
    3 x 100 1:30

    Main set
    10 x 75 1:30
    10 x 50 1:05
    10 x 25 :30
    [Alt 1 easy/2 fast with #10 easy]
    [All swims choice]

    Freestyle set
    3 x 200 3:00 long & strong
    3 x 200 2:45 neg split
    1 x 200 best effort

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4400
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  13. Monday 12/3/18

    PM SCY w/ Trip (6x50 only) @ LRRC

    2x
    300 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    2x150 @ 2:00 D1-2 pull w/ SNKL

    4x100 @ 1:10 (1:04, 1:04, 1:04, 1:05)
    1:10 REST
    3x100 @ 1:10 (1:01+, 1:02, 1:02+)
    1:10 REST
    2x100 @ 1:10 (1:00, 1:01-)
    1:10 REST
    100 @ 1:10 (:58+)

    **1:50 REST** (Trip wanted to get started on this, his second round of 6x50, ASAP)

    6x50 @ :50 FAST (:28+, :29-, :29-, :29, :29-, :28)
    100 EZ

    10x50 @ 1:00 kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: 25 FR/25 FL
    even: 25 FL/25 FR

    Total: 3700
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  14. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 12/4/18

    by , December 3rd, 2018 at 03:12 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 200 3:15
    8 x 25 :45 stroke
    4 x 100 1:30
    8 x 25 :30 strong

    Kick set
    1 x 100 2:15
    8 x 25 :45 fast
    1 x 100 2:15

    Stroke set
    6 x 75 1:30 stroke or IM
    [#1/3/5 perfect stroke, #2/4/6 strong]

    Sprint set
    1 x 50 1:00 easy
    6 x 25 :20 sprint
    1 x 50 1:00 easy
    8 x 25 :25 sprint
    1 x 50 1:00 easy
    10 x 25 :30 sprint
    [All swims choice]

    Freestyle set
    5x
    1 x 225 3:25 long & strong
    1 x 75 1:05 strong

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  15. Some Workouts

    by , December 3rd, 2018 at 09:53 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    So, I was going to go to the gym Friday evening but my wife forgot to bring my clothes with her... so no workout Friday, took the dogs on ~4 mile walk Saturday.

    Sunday, 12/2/2018 Garage Lifting

    Warmup - plyos, stretching, barbell warmup

    Hang Snatch - 95/2, 115/2, 135/2, 155/2, 165/1, 175/1, 185/1, 195/1, 205/f,b,1
    //Blargh.

    Back Squat - 135/3, 185/3, 225/3, 255/3, 275/3, 260/5, 245/7, 230/10
    //Felt better than last week. Maybe up it by 5 pounds next week.

    3 sets -
    20 RKBS 53#
    20 Russian twists 20#

    Monday, 12/3/2018 Pool Workout
    Not as sore as I was last Monday after the squats, so that's improvement! But sinuses started getting stuffy Sunday afternoon plus some aches... ugh, winter colds.

    400 fr
    300 p br3/4/5 x 50
    200 k/dr
    100 build to 90% (n= 1:02.3)

    2x{4x100 1:30 n+2
    3x100 1:35 n
    2x100 1:40 n-2
    1x100 FAST}
    //Did round 1 free, round 2 k/fins. Probably went a little too fast on my set-the-pace 100. Had a hard time holding what I was supposed to. But, I felt like I kept a good 6-beat kick throughout which is an improvement at least. Still working on DPS in the 6-beat though.

    6x50 dr/sw 1:00 EZ

    4x{50 TPS :55
    50 heads-up :55
    50 build :55}
    //Just some free drill work.

    200 warmdown

    4100
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  16. Workout 12/02/18: afternoon

    by , December 2nd, 2018 at 08:02 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Another quick swim this afternoon after work and leading the nursing home service at one of the local facilities (I do this the first Sunday of every month)...

    200 free/200 back/200 im drill

    3 x
    - 50 DPS, :10 sr
    - 25 fast into 25 easy
    - 100 kick

    4 x 50 burst and cruise
    4 x 50 as 25 fast into 25 easy
    150 loosen and out
    [Solo/Rec/1750 yds/37 min]
    =================
    Taper workout #3... I try to get 6 taper workouts in over 2 weeks, but this time around I will only get in 5. Feeling strong in the water.
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  17. Saturday 12/1/18

    PM SCY w/Trip @ LRRC

    8x150 @ :15 rest 75 kick H.A.S./75 swim w/ fins + SNKL
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    5x100 @ 1:30 D1-3, HOLD 4/5 (1:03, 1:01, :59-, :58+, :59)
    100 EZ

    10x50 @ 1:00 kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL
    Odd: 25 FR/25 FL
    Even: 25 FL/25 FR

    Total: 2700
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