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  1. 03.26.12 - Monday workout

    by , March 26th, 2012 at 09:54 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger and Dave x 2. Pool temp down to 84! Someone must have turned the boiler off over the weekend. It is back on full blast and should be back to 86 in no time.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    400 IM Kick
    100 Easy
    400 IM - 6:00 (5:35)
    100 Easy

    6 x 50 - :45
    8 Times through:
    * 100 - 1:10 (held 1:05s)
    * 50 Kick - 1:10
    * 2 x 50 Pull - :50
    100 Easy

    400 IM Kick (7:10)
    100 Easy
    500 Free - 6:00 (5:50)
    Roger and I started opposite ends and raced to the black line in the middle of the pool. I let him get way too far ahead. Made a small dent in his lead in the last 200 but it wasn't enough.

    100 Cool down

    (4800 total)
    Tags: 500, free, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  2. 03.21.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , March 21st, 2012 at 09:11 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave x 2. Pool temp 86.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    6 x 50 - :45
    50 Easy
    800 Timed Open Turns every 200
    2:18, 2:25, 2:22, 2:22 - 9:27
    Shooting for 1:10 pace. Ended up just under 1:11. Heat was definitely getting to me.
    50 Easy

    4 Times through
    * 250 Kick - 5:00
    * 6 x 50 - 1:00 Odds Stroke, Evens Pull, #5 Hard

    200 Cool down

    (4000 Total)
    Tags: 800, free, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  3. 03.07.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , March 7th, 2012 at 01:00 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave x 2. Pool temp 84-85. Wore my Speedo brief.

    Workout called for free on all the sets today. I felt IMey so I substituted a lot of stroke/IM. Not everywhere though... I'm not making 400 IMs on 5:15 yet.

    SCY

    500 Warm up

    400 IM - 6:00 (5:40 ish)
    400 - 5:45 (100 Free/100 Back/100 Br/100 Free)
    400 - 5:30 (200 Free/100 Br/100 Free)
    400 - 5:15 (4:55 ish)
    50 Easy

    16 x 75 - 1:10 (50 Stroke/25 Free)
    50 Easy

    400 free Timed (4:41) Felt pretty good overall. Had a couple rough patches (missed a wall) on the third 100.

    16 x 50 Pull - :50 2 Easy/2 Hard

    200 Cool down

    (4800 Total)

    Updated March 7th, 2012 at 01:27 PM by pmccoy

    Tags: 400, free, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  4. 02.27.12 - Monday workout

    by , February 27th, 2012 at 08:47 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger, Dave and Dave. Pool temp still at 86. Wore my Nike jammer.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    400 Free - 6:00 (5:00)
    5 Times through:
    * 50 Fly - :45
    * 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 50 Back - :50
    * 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 50 Br - :55
    Break

    400 Free - 5:40 (4:55)
    400 Free - 5:20 (4:55)
    400 Free - 5:00 (4:49)
    50 Easy
    Made the first 400 Free on 5:00 so I figured I'd take a run at making them all. Problem is I got a little cooked and didn't have much for...

    500 free timed (5:59)
    Just ran out of gas and everyone dropped me.

    200 cool down

    (4000 Total)
    Tags: 500, free, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  5. 02.06.12 - Pre-meet mightmare and some video (underwater)

    by , February 6th, 2012 at 11:12 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam with Roger, Dave, Dave and Dave this morning. Kent swam on his own in another lane. Kent did an untapered 17:05 or something like that in his 1650 last weekend! Pool temp up to about 84. Definitely warmer than it has been. Wore my Nike jammer w/o a drag suit.

    Had my first premeet nightmare. Dreamed I went out too fast in the 1650, paniced and started drowning. I always seem to have nigtmares about races I haven't raced in before. Last year it was the 200 fly.

    On a better note, it was my daughter's birthday last weekend. She wanted an underwater video camera for her birthday. Who am I to deny her something I could occasionally use to video my stroke underwater? Just to show how good of a dad I am, I volunteered to try it out this morning at practice. Video to follow later. I might have "accidentally" dropped the camera in the water before telling my teammates it was waterproof.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    4 x 50 - 1:00 Down accelerate, back easy (Fly, Br, Br, Fr)
    4 x 50 Kick - 1:10 Down accelerate, back easy (Br, Fly, Fr, Fr)
    Rest

    4 x 50 Pull - 1:00 Down hard no breath, back easy
    Rest

    4 x 50 - 1:00 Get up to speed for test event (28s & 29s)
    75 Easy + Rest

    Timed 500 From Dive broken at 50s: (5:13 total time in water)
    http://youtu.be/3R0p1AtJGZc
    Went out on :27 - probably a bit fast. Rest were 31s and 32s. Supposedly, I should be able to do a 5:13 at the meet. I'll believe that when I see it. Definitely think I can make 5:25 if things go well. Comments on my stroke are very welcome and appreciated. Not sure I'll change anything before the meet but it would be good to know what I can improve on.

    175 cool down

    (1950 Total)
    Tags: 500, broken, free, timed
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  6. My First European Swim Practice

    by , June 10th, 2009 at 08:15 AM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    I'm finally back on line after moving to Nuernberg and taking two weeks away from swimming.

    12:30 to 13:30 at Röthelheimbad mit Hannah-Stockbauer-Halle (in Erlangen, Germany) (LCM) on my own.

    Warmup:
    600 free - alternate 100 swim/50 drill

    Main Set:
    4x50 free - build on 1:00 (did :55s)
    6x100 free - descend by 2s on 2:00 (1:55, 1:55, 1:50, 1:50, 1:47, 1:48)
    4x50 free - build on 1:00 with big, six beat kick
    2x50 free all out on 2:00 (there wasn't much in the "all out" tank today)
    2x100 - 50 fl/50 bk
    2x100 - 50 bk/50 br

    2100 meters

    Got out without a warmdown because my calves cramped. I don't know what happened since I drank a liter and a half of water this morning. Wow, LC workouts are a bear. I never realized how much I was gaining (and resting) on turns! This stuff should do good things for my stroke.
    Tags: free, stroke
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  7. 5-27-09 EZ Aerobic Breast/Free

    by , May 28th, 2009 at 08:55 AM (TJ's Blog of Slow Swimming!)
    11:00 AM to Noon at the Downtown YMCA (SCM) coached by Jann.

    My last practice in the U.S.

    Warmup:
    400 free - every 4th dolphin breast
    4x25 2 kicks/pull breast drill on :40

    Main Set:
    3x175 free descend on 3:30 - 3:15, 3:00, 2:45
    4x50 fast breast on 1:10 - :50, :53, :53, :52

    3x150 free descend on 3:00 - 2:50, 2:40, 2:31
    4x50 fast breast on 1:10 - :52, :55, :55, :54

    3x125 free descend on 2:30 - 2:15, 2:05, 1:50
    4x50 fast breast on 1:10 - :54, :54, :54, :54

    Warmdown:
    100 im drill
    100 easy back

    2550 meters

    Notes:
    I am glad I could sneak away from my last day in the office to make my last practice with my team. Breast stroke workouts are difficult in that they hammer my legs. The intervals weren't as fast as I had hoped, but I felt like my stroke was decent. I liked the long descending free intervals as a change.
    Hopefully I will find a team to start practicing with soon so that I don't miss that much time in the pool.
    I'll talk to you all from the other side of the pond.
    Tags: aerobic, breast, free
    Categories
    Swim Workouts