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  1. Here I come, ready or not!

    by , October 20th, 2012 at 08:37 PM (Colleen Conway's blog)
    So I didnt swim this whole week except for 1,000 one day, because of recent events and not being at my home. But I figured I should still do the swim meet this weekend for fun and see how it goes.

    I didnt swim too well or well at all haha but it is a starting point!! And it was fun :-) Which is what counts I guess.

    Monday is when the work starts again! Goodluck to everyone with their week of training.
  2. if last weekend was great this one is even better!

    by , October 20th, 2012 at 07:37 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    My swims today went great! I started with the 200 back in 2:49. My 500 free was significantly faster than a month ago, with a 6:28. I felt good today. Hope tomorre goes well too. Have the 200 free and 50 free tomorrow.

    Total 3000 yards with warmups and warm downs.
  3. 10.20.12 - Saturday workout

    by , October 20th, 2012 at 10:48 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam at the Huntsville NAT w/ Dave, Dave, Bob, Bob, Mary and Tucker.


    600 Warm up

    200 Kick
    200 Free
    200 Pull
    200 Kick

    4 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    4 x 100 IM - 1:45
    4 x 200 IM Down/Free back

    10 x 25 Kick - :30

    4 x 200 Free - 3:00
    4 x 100 Down Free/Back IM Order - 1:40
    4 x 50 Free - :50

    4 Times through:
    * 25 Pull - :30 No breath
    * 100 Pull - 1:30

    200 Cool down

    (5150 Total)
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  4. One frustration after another

    by , October 20th, 2012 at 09:09 AM (Chowmi's Blog)
    Moving on from the omniconsuming grade rumination post, I now have a new pet peeve/quest. This is the 2nd time in a row when Golden Coral never replaced the sweet potatoes during our visit. What a bummer. It was a scraped out pan with marshmallow remnants on the sides. I never even got a bite. The carrot mash next to it was and always is virtually untouched. If they put a heap of marshmallows on it, that would be a completely acceptable substitute.

    Thurs' IM day

    300 warm up

    8 x 50 rotate IM

    Main set early, just for me, thanks coach!
    Two times through:

    3 x 75's on 1:30
    rotate IM order
    50 fly/25 back
    50 back/25 breast
    50 breast/25 free

    100 IM FAST

    25 easy

    1:16, 1:15

    This ties my best in-practice 100 IM at 1:15. And even nicer, I could goof off the entire rest of workout....

    6 x 150 pull
    ===>no. I did 2 x 50 with short fins to every 150.

    6x 50 on 1:00 stroke
    not sure what this set was suppose to be. I wasn't listening, and when I finally decided what I wanted to do, everyone was kicking, pulling, stroking, freestyling, or getting out. There wasn't a unified theme at all. Like the UN of do-what-you-want. Maybe getting out was most popular. Well, I tried to do 2 x fast back, 2 easy, 2 fast back, but I was pretty pooped out and went 38-39's.

    IMS:The key is the breast. That's my worst stroke, and so I tried to work every turn and sprint the breast, where arguably the most time is lost.

    Why do I swim with short fins (TYR Burners) so slow? I don't go any faster than without, and in fact, I have to work harder to go the same speed. My lungs are about ready to burst, and I can't use my arms that much except in an all-out sprint. Does that mean that I have weak core and simply need to condition myself up to it? I could not do those straight 150's and had to take a mini break within each one. I was getting a little better by #4 and going 32-33, so maybe it's just getting use to the subtle change in timing as well.

    Next up: I am not motivated to swim in meets at all right now. My next meet is going to be the DAMM meet and I don't know what I want to swim. The good thing is entries aren't due until that Wed before.
  5. Friday 10/19/12

    Friday 10/19

    AM and PM SCY

    AM swim:

    500 swim 4/6/2 turns
    500 pull w/ buoy + strapless paddles + snorkel
    100 side kick

    10x50 @ 1:00 kick w/ board 25 cruise/25 FAST

    8x200 @ 2:30 add-on FAST FR (#1- 175 cruise/25 FAST, #2- 150 cruise/50 FAST, etc.)
    **Held 2:12-2:15 on the first 5, then 2:09, 2:06, 2:02 on the last 3.

    200 EZ

    Total: 3400

    PM swim:

    "Friday Fly Day"

    500 swim
    300 50 kick on back/50 drill FL
    500 pull w/ buoy + strapless paddles + snorkel
    300 50 drill/50 swim FL

    16x75 FL
    2 @ 1:20 kick 1 build/1 FAST
    1 @ 1:15 drill
    1 @ 1:10 D1-4

    20x50 @ 1:10
    4 @ 1:10 FAST FL kicking 5 lines under H2O off turn
    1 @ 1:10 EZ FR

    4x150 @ 1:45 w/ fins + paddles D1-4
    8x25 @ :25 w/ fins 4 under H2O kick/4 fast FL swim

    200 EZ

    Total: 4800

    Updated October 21st, 2012 at 03:08 PM by Calvin S

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