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July 19th workout and check-in

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by , July 20th, 2011 at 03:46 PM (1053 Views)
Aquasol
Warm
2x100FR, 100BK,200IM drill 2x100K (700)
Main
10x100 P on 1:30 (1:14-1:18)(1000/1700)
6x75 BK right/left/swim on 1:45 (1:10)(450/2150)
6x75 BR P/P/Swim on 1:45 (1:30)(450/2600)
10x25 FR no breath (took one breath in the middle) on :45 (avg :15) (250/2850)
3x50 D/S Fly #1. 3-kick/ #2.Stanford drill, 3. One arm drill on 1:00 (150/3000)
100cool
3100

I've been at Aquasol except for April & May when I got my Open water scuba cert. I'm improving in all strokes a little at a time. My biggest handicap is of course the late in life start with competitive swim training. I am motivating co-workers, friends and family as they see the physical results from my 3-4 workouts a week and the diet that ensued to support it. So I'm frequently asked what do I eat and why.
I see the results of my swimming lifestyle especially on once a year doctors visits, my BP is 110/70 @ 67 BPM. and all my chemistry including cholesterol is normal.
Coach is heading to Redding, CA. today for Junior Olympics with the youngsters, which leaves me coach-less through the weekend...I'll browse through the blogs and copy someones workout.

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  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Got to read that you are still training. I feel handicapped by not having 4 years of college swimming(1 year kind of equals 0 years in my mind) and a good 6 year hiatus.
  2. EricOrca's Avatar
    Tom, although you missed the college swim + 6 years, you got the age group years of development which stayed with you.Everyone I've met that has returned to swimming (being former age groupers) after years of neglect, still has "it". Seems there is a lot to be said for early year development, even if kids don't become world class athletes, they take with them that little extra that stays with them for life.