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  1. Tuesday 10/15/13

    Tuesday 10/15

    PM only SCY

    400 swim
    4x75 @ 1:20 kick/drill/under H2O FL kick w/ fins
    3x100 @ 1:15 D1-3

    6x under H2O returns
    8x25 @ 1:30 AFAP w/ fins (did 4 FR 9.9-10.1, and 4 FL 10.6-11.2)
    100 EZ

    3x100 @ 1:10 pull w/ buoy + paddles (A.R.)
    300 @ 3:45 I.M.
    2x200 @ 2:20 pull w/ buoy + paddles (A.R.)
    2x200 @ 2:30 I.M.
    300 @ 3:30 pull w/ buoy + paddles (A.R.)
    3x100 @ 1:15 I.M.

    100 EZ

    4x50 @ 1:30 AFAP kick w/ board
    100 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 5000

    Really broken down now since Friday AM practice. I have not been able to find sufficient time to recover. Despite that, I went 39.9/41.1/40.0/39.6 on RD1 of the 50s kick doing BR, and 36.1/34.9/35.9/36.2 on RD2 doing FR. On the main set, the problem for me was switching gear. I am a FAST gear changer, but when totally fatigued, I need ~7 seconds to get paddles and a buoy on (and by "on" I mean equipped in such a way that I won't lose them halfway through the distance). I basically had to play catch-up on every active recovery distance, which meant it really wasn't active recovery at all. This included throwing down a 3:09 on the last 300 pull just to get myself back on track. I made EVERY interval, I just had to do most of the set at peak aerobic/anaerobic levels to complete the set. Needless to say, my legs are screaming at me again.
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  2. Tuesday, Oct. 15

    by , October 15th, 2013 at 04:34 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    600 various
    4 x 50 scull
    100 fly drill
    4 x 50 DPS free w/paddles
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
    50 EZ

    Main sets:

    4 x through:
    50 @ 100 pace @ 1:00
    50 EZ @ 1:30
    -- wanted to do more of these but was dead and had no speed

    100 EZ

    2 x through
    3 x 100 back kick w/fins @ 1:30 (hold :59-1:01)
    50 EZ
    3 x 100 back kick w/fins @ 1:30 (hold :50-1:01)
    150 EZ

    5 x 50 DPS backstroke @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    Total: 3150


    Today was a fail. I woke up super congested and lethargic -- just when I thought I was getting better (though still hacking some). It might be allergies, feels like it. I am slightly worried it might be the puppy. Since fixing my thyroid problem, I haven't had any issues being around dogs. But we got the puppy before I was re-tested. Or maybe it's just the ragweed and crap. Frustrating! I want my usual energy back.
    Swim Workouts
  3. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:35-9:30am

    by , October 15th, 2013 at 01:52 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I got to the pool early, knowing I was only going to have 1 lane available for lap swim til 9:00. Swam alongside the "old peoples" water aerobics class. Worst part was the guy nearby my lane with his shorts halfway down in backside.


    500 Free
    15 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ ~1:00 (depending on where the other 2 were in my lane)
    I just did 50s flutter kick till 9:00 when the other lanes were going to open up. Then I got a lane to myself to do this set from pmccoy's blog yesterday:

    75 "IM" (as 75 Fly) @ 2:00
    100 Free @ 2:00
    150 "IM" (as 75 Fly/75 Back) @ 3:00
    200 Free @ 3:00
    225 "IM" (as 75 Fly/75 Back/75 Breast) @ 4:00
    300 Free @ 4:00
    300 IM @ 5:00
    400 Free @ 5:00

    8 x 50 Free Pull @ :40

    100 EZ and out

    3500 Yards
  4. Week 55 - Tuesday

    by , October 15th, 2013 at 01:13 PM (After a long rest)
    I woke up feeling pretty good this morning. Todays workout was tough and we have definately ramped up the yardage this week.

    Warm up
    2x1000 with snorkel on 12 mins

    Main set
    16x50 free on 35
    5x500 on 5.30
    100 easy

    Warm down
    8x100 alternating free drill and back drill on 1.30

    Total 6200scy

    I felt pretty horendous after the warmup and never really hit my stride today. I was sore and stiffened up on the 500's. I held 32s on the 50's and then held 5.25s on the 500's except the last one where I went 5.30. I was beat after the main set and the last 800 was swum some what aimlessly. I was too tired to focus on drill and really did more like active recovery.
    Swim Workouts
  5. Tue Oct 15th, 2013 SCY

    by , October 15th, 2013 at 11:39 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Oct 15th, 2013 SCY

    Been Swimming 5 or 6x per week, lifting 3 or 4, Lifted yesterday
    Entered the woodlands SCM meet and might enter the 2013 SPMA SCM Champs
    the pool is at 5600 Harbor Street Commerce, CA 90040 the pics of the facilities look pretty nice

    Whitney Coached,
    6:30 to 8:00 dove in around 6:33
    swam with Tyler, Jim, Ned and Mike
    Beside Todd, Alley, and Nate

    Warm up
    went around 700

    Main Set

    5 x 100 FR on 1:10 make it
    rest 1:00
    200 IM fast, went 2:20
    50 easy

    4 x 100 FR on 1:08 make it
    rest 1:00
    200 IM fast, went 2:20
    50 easy

    3 x 100 FR on 1:06 make it
    rest 1:00
    200 IM fast, went 2:18
    50 easy

    2 x 100 FR on 1:04 make it
    rest 1:00
    200 IM fast, went 2:15
    50 easy

    40 x 25 on :20, done 5 stroke IM order, 5 FR with 1 breath, no breaks,

    assigned 500 done 100 FR mod 25 FAST no breath
    did: 4 x (50 fr mod 50 skip, 25 fast no breath

    easy 100

    25 BR fast from a dive 13.7
    25 easy

    25 BR fast from a dive, 13.8

    Next Meets:
    considering one, 2 or a few SCM meets in Nov & Dec

    Sat Nov 9 - 10, 2013
    WMST 2013 November Classic
    Shenandoah, TX 77385


    Might do another one in late Nov / early Dec, haven't decided yet.
    Swim Workouts
  6. Still recovering from the weekend or not....

    by , October 15th, 2013 at 07:42 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am still hurting but since I had my own lane today I wanted to use my monofin. How can you recover doing butterfly? I don't know, just pushed myself on a few.

    This coming weekend I will be swimming on Saturday at a kids meet, doing 200 back, 200 fly and 500 free.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers really needed a big lifeguard tube for a pillow but oh well

    next 1000 yards of swims were all with monofin
    200 fly scull drill
    200 alt rt arm/lt arm
    8x25@:45 fly fast held 18's
    200 fly kick w/board
    4x50@1:00 fly fast held 37's

    500 free kick w/zoomers
    500 free

    Total 3000 yards
    Swim Workouts
  7. How can I learn and teach the Masters lingo?

    by , October 15th, 2013 at 12:00 AM (Questions from Coaches)
    Q: I recently registered my fitness swim program as a new club with USMS. Since adding my program's information in the Places to Swim page, I've had quite a few new members join. The problem is, I'm not a coach, and my original members don't understand the vocabulary and etiquette that Masters swimmers seem to possess. Is there a resource I can give them to bring them up to speed?

    A: Congratulations on joining USMS! Although Masters swimmers seem to have a language all their own, it's not too complicated to learn once you integrate it into your daily practices. Jim Harper wrote a Masters 101 series of eight articles in 2012 that explains our language and proper etiquette. Please refer your swimmers to these articles or print copies and hand them out or post them at the pool. Either way, take some time to review the information as a group. USMS values education and this is a fun way for all your participants to learn something new.
    Tags: education