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Sun. Sept 30, 2012 1:00-1:45pm NO MORE YMCA LAP SWIMS

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I just completed my last YMCA lap swim session, as my membership is done as of today. I'm sure I'll be back to it one day again, but for now, I'll be 100% swimming only with the age group team.

I got the idea for my swim today from [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21404"]Chris's post on the HVT Workouts [/ame]listing, though modified as he suggested for swimming vs. kicking

Warmup/Main Set All-in-one

7 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (1:15s)
no extra rest
6 x 100 Free @ 1:25 (1:10s)
rest < :30 to nearest 60/30 on paceclock
5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (1:08s)
rest < :30
4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:15 (1:08s)
rest < :30
3 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:10 (1:06s)
rest < :30
2 x 100 Free @ 1:05 (1st one 1:04+, didn't make 2nd one)
rest < :30
1 x 100 Free @ 1:00 (went 1:01)

200 EZ

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3000 Yards

Ending this month I had my largest yardage output ever, and I swam only once a day, no doubles. Prior to the summer months, I was averaging about 45 miles a month. Here's my last few months showing my summer training into when I joined the swim team:

Jun- 32.46 miles (=57,137 yards, =52,246 meters)
Jul - 29.96 miles (=52,724 yards, =48,211 meters)
Aug - 23.03 miles (=40,532 yards, =37,063 meters)
Sep - 64.36 miles (=113,280 yards, =103,583 meters)

I swam almost triple what I'd done in August, and wasn't really too beaten up by it. I know I'm tired, but I'm still expecting good things to come in my next couple meets anyway.

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