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Friday, Nov. 9

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Swim/SCY with Speedo:

Warm up:

15 min social hottub chat
600 various
8 x 25 shooters @ :40
2 x 50 fly drill

Main Sets:

8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
125 EZ social kick

1 x 50 AFAP from a push
-- Pete, back, 27 flat
-- me, breast w/fins, 27 mid
200 social kick

1 x 100 AFAP fly w/fins
-- Pete: sat and watched, solidifying his spot as a wimpier sprinter than moi
-- me, 53 mid, fast for me!, quads were burning after
150 social kick
225 EZ solo
-- Pete left

6 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ) w/fins @ 3:00
-- 3 free, 10 highs
-- 3 breast, 14s

8 x 25 backstroke w/parachute @ 1:00
4 x 25 breast w/parachute @ 1:00

200 EZ

Total: 3050


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With today's workout, I've logged 7 swims in 8 days, making up for the sickness absence. I was pretty pleased with the times today given that I've been working pretty hard all week and did a solid speed/power workout yesterday. I slept great all week, which helps. I'm taking the weekend off from swimming!

Jim and I have a gridge on this year in the SCY 100 fly, so I will be doing more 100 flys for time. Anyone else up for gridges? I know James always is.

I went to sign up for the Nov. 18 sprint/relay meet, but online sign up is down. I'm going to enter 100 fly/100 breast/100 free (50 split). I'm entering the last event in case we can't get any relays together.

For NE Champs, with 3 of the 100s out of the way, I'm going to focus on 50s and enter:
Sat: 100 IM, 50 free, 200 back (50 split), 50 fly
Sun: 100 free (cruisey), 50 back, 50 breast, 200 free (50 split)
I will likely scratch one event each day. I haven't swum the 100 free since April 2009, so I'd like to pop one in. I don't like it much because it's difficult to sustain my straight arm super fast turnover for a 100.

I think I'll also swim in the MD swim series meet in Annapolis on Jan. 20 and swim a couple off events. The pool is supposed to be fairly decent.

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  1. qbrain's Avatar
    I am already gridging the 400 free, not sure if you want to join that one?
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    I am already gridging the 400 free, not sure if you want to join that one?
    If I can use fins maybe.

    I am not a freestyler, and it's awful awful far. Maybe I'd just kick.
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Your 50 free vs. my 50 fly in SCY to motivate both of us sub-25? My best jammer 50 fly is 25.02 and, if you accept this gridge, I'd be doing the 50 fly after a grueling 500 at Nationals.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Your 50 free vs. my 50 fly in SCY to motivate both of us sub-25? My best jammer 50 fly is 25.02 and, if you accept this gridge, I'd be doing the 50 fly after a grueling 500 at Nationals.
    Excellent gridge! Accepted!
  5. rxleakem's Avatar
    I gridge you in the 50 back at BU. You have better starts that me, and this should provide motivation for me to work on mine should you accept.
  6. That Guy's Avatar
    100 fly gridge? Where do I sign?
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Excellent gridge! Accepted!
    Excellent. Now, you'll need to remind me!
  8. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    100 fly gridge? Where do I sign?
    You and I...tomorrow...1st 100 of the 200 SCM Fly.
  9. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    I am already gridging the 400 free,
    Are you? ...or is that just talk.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Excellent. Now, you'll need to remind me!
    I will! My fastest non tech 50 free is 25.3, so you have a .3 advantage. Any time before and including Nationals, right?
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    You and I...tomorrow...1st 100 of the 200 SCM Fly.
    Yes! Report back.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    I gridge you in the 50 back at BU. You have better starts that me, and this should provide motivation for me to work on mine should you accept.
    You're on, Mike! I may be taking two cracks at it.
  13. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I will! My fastest non tech 50 free is 25.3, so you have a .3 advantage. Any time before and including Nationals, right?
    This is going to be just like the 200 Fly vs. 225 MF kick gridge from last year...
    Excuse 1: "I did it without the camera rolling...I really did, ask Speedo!"
    Excuse 2: "The camera didn't start right or something...again ask Speedo!"
    Excuse 3: "!! My fin fell off..." (probably Speedo's doing!)



    Good luck on your 50 battle with Patrick! Don't let that young guy beat you.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    This is going to be just like the 200 Fly vs. 225 MF kick gridge from last year...
    Excuse 1: "I did it without the camera rolling...I really did, ask Speedo!"
    Excuse 2: "The camera didn't start right or something...again ask Speedo!"
    Excuse 3: "!! My fin fell off..." (probably Speedo's doing!)



    Good luck on your 50 battle with Patrick! Don't let that young guy beat you.
    Electronic timing doesn't lie!

    Excuse 1: He's younger.
    Excuse 2: He's a foot taller.
    Excuse 3: I'm not a freestyler.
    Excuse 4: I can't turn on bulkheads due to complete lack of practice.

  15. jim thornton's Avatar
    i too accept!

    leslies 100 scm fly vs

    geriatric All American decrepitude suffering Jamesuardo in the 100 scy fly!

    finless, it goes without saying, plus if you win, i get to swim again in a woman's suit!
  16. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Electronic timing doesn't lie!

    Excuse 1: He's younger.
    Excuse 2: He's a foot taller.
    Excuse 3: I'm not a freestyler.
    Excuse 4: I can't turn on bulkheads due to complete lack of practice.

    This sounds like Allen Stark and myself in the 200 SCM breast a few weeks ago...we both had our "excuses" ready.
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jim thornton
    i too accept!

    leslies 100 scm fly vs

    geriatric All American decrepitude suffering Jamesuardo in the 100 scy fly!

    finless, it goes without saying, plus if you win, i get to swim again in a woman's suit!
    Hmm ... I think this is likely too easy for you. We need to come up with a slight handicap to make it a fair gridge. I may have a tiny edge in the 50, but you have a big endurance edge for the 100 SCM fly which I don't train for at all. Let's just gridge in yards.
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    This sounds like Allen Stark and myself in the 200 SCM breast a few weeks ago...we both had our "excuses" ready.
    Patrick has a .3 edge going in, not insubstantial in a 50. Still, it's close enough to be fun and keep me motivated to do more freestyle in practice.
  19. jim thornton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Hmm ... I think this is likely too easy for you. We need to come up with a slight handicap to make it a fair gridge. I may have a tiny edge in the 50, but you have a big endurance edge for the 100 SCM fly which I don't train for at all. Let's just gridge in yards.
    Leslie, the original gridge, that was notarized and accepted, was this:

    Leslie: 100 SCM fly

    vs

    Jim: 100 SCY fly

    Go back to my earlier comment.

    Read it.

    Weep!
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Not a chance son! Not a chance.
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