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  1. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 5/4/18

    by , May 3rd, 2018 at 02:05 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    2 x 150 2:45 [2:30]
    3 x 100 2:00 [1:45] 50st/50fr
    1 x 300 7:15 [6:30] kick
    3 x 50 1:15 [1:05] IM order
    3 x 50 1:00 [:50] desc 1-3

    Stroke set
    3x
    1 x 100 2:15 [2:00] 50drill/50perfect stroke [stroke]
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:15] easy free
    1 x 100 2:15 [2:00] strong [stroke or IM]

    [Fly drill: 3 strokes right arm, 3 left, 3 both]
    [Back drill: right arm only x 25, left arm x 25]
    [Brst drill: 2 kicks, 1 pull breathe on pull only]

    1 x 50 easy free

    Freestyle set
    2x
    1 x 400 6:30 [6:00] pull
    6 x 50 :55 [:50] desc 1-3/4-6 no gear

    Sprint set
    3x
    1 x 50 1:00
    1 x 50 :55
    1 x 50 :50
    1 x 50 :45
    [Goal: swim all 50s at the effort it takes to make the one on :45]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4200
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  2. First LCM Practice in 2 years, Wed, May 20

    by , May 3rd, 2018 at 09:56 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Monday and Tuesday I was on the treadmill for many miles. I went to Pitt last night and it was long course. Long course! At my check up last week, my doctor mentioned that I should try wearing compression sleeves during practice to help with venous return/arm fatigue. I wore some last night and I think they might have helped. So I invested in a pair of swimmer compression sleeves by A3 to try. Anyway, I did much better in this practice than I would have expected.


    Swim/LCM @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    400 various
    8 x 50 kick, no fins @ 1:10
    -- holy cow, this felt long and never ending ...
    8 x 50 @ 1:10
    odds = fly drill
    evens = breast drill

    Main sets:

    8 x 100 @ 2:00
    odds = 25 fast fly + 50 choice + 25 fast fly
    evens = 25 fast breast + 50 choice + 25 fast breast
    -- I did either free or back kick on the choice, although I did a three of them with a full 50 fly on the first 50
    100 EZ (I took a masters minute)

    10 rounds w/fins:
    1 x 50 fast @ 1:10
    odds = fly (100 pace) even = breast (around 95%)
    1 x 100 EZ @ 2:20 (I did all 50s here, just turned around in the pool midway to allow time for a masters minute)

    Total: 3000 m


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    I made it through quite a few 50 flys with fins, despite that requiring a ton of actual swimming with my arms. My 50 breasts were surprisingly fast for me too, clocking in at 32-33. I was pretty bushed later and slept like a baby.
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  3. 5/3/18 Workout

    by , May 3rd, 2018 at 09:03 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Thursday, 5/3/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    8x50 IMO 1:00 k/dr, dr/b

    3x{4x50 1:00 D1-4, 1x50 EZ} IM transitions
    50 EZ

    2x{3x50 :50 200 pace - 2 to feet, 1 to hands, 100 EZ}
    1- fr (26.3, 26.7, 26.2) 2-bk (28.5, 29.2, 28.6)

    8x25 o-breakouts off blocks, e-EZ

    200 warmdown

    2800

    Legs need more rest. Pace work was good (faster than I expected) but kick was running out of gas by the last 50 of each. Fastest 50s of IM transitions were meh, not a lot of pop, but I am finally figuring out that crossover turn I think.

    Workouts are coming out for the CF competition this weekend... looks like they are not too bad so I should have no problem recovering by Nats Friday.
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