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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Wed, Dec. 12, 2012 7:00-9:00pm

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Warmup:

600 (25 Front Scull, 25 V-Sit Scull, 25 Free, 25 V-Sit Scull) I'm way sick of sculling already...I'd love to do just a straight swim set for warmup one day.
(600/600)

12 x 75 SDK w/ fins @ 1:10 (went :55s)
(900/1500)

4 x 200 Free Pull @ 3:30 Desc. 1-4
went 2:25/2:20/2:15/~1:35(150 yards cause it was gonna get bad with lap traffic) the entire group ended up only doing a 150 on the final one.
(750/2250)

16 x 50 IM Order (4 of each stroke) @ 1:15
Drill/EZ/Build/FAST by 50s
Finished up the Free w/ a :27

100 EZ
(900/3150)

Main Set:
6 Rounds of
  • 200 Free (w/ last 50 FAST) @ 3:30 (Desc. 1-3, 4-6)
  • 2 x 25 Free SPRINT w/ overkicking @ 1:00
On the 200s I went 2:15/2:10/2:07, then 2:15/2:11/2:08

200 EZ
(1700/4850)

10 x 25 Tombstone Flutter Kick @ 1:00 - pure fun for sure but not too bad
(250/5100)

400 EZ and out

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5500 Yards


John was telling me to watch my left hand entry/catch as its gliding outward as I breathe to the right, rather than anchoring in the water and beginning my pull. Possible cause for some shoulder pain at times. Attempted to work on this, but I have to think hard while swimming to do it. I guess I've been "wrong" for so long that it's tough to change.

It was nice to take off yesterday from practice. My daughter had a Christmas concert at school last night. She's in a select choir group, and they shared the night with a strings group, which was mostly violins. They all did very good, and it sounded great. All 4th and 5th graders in these groups.
After that I took out my kids for some frozen yogurt fun. Went to the Blue Spoon, where you get to fill your cup, add whatever toppings you want (and they have everything), and then stick dad with the bill. At 55 cents an ounce, this got pricey really quick...over $20 for the 4 of us!! But it was fun.

No more swim team practice with the group for the remainder of the week, but I'm gonna pay to play in the YMCA lap swims a couple times later in the week/weekend. I've got a few sets in mind, and they don't involved kicking or sculling.

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Comments

  1. qbrain's Avatar
    You can do 30x100 on 1:10 sculling and kicking if you want.
  2. ekw's Avatar
    After that I took out my kids for some frozen yogurt fun. Went to the Blue Spoon, where you get to fill your cup, add whatever toppings you want (and they have everything), and then stick dad with the bill. At 55 cents an ounce, this got pricey really quick...over $20 for the 4 of us!! But it was fun.
    I have a bone to pick with those places. When I was a kid, you only got two toppings on a sundae and you had to pick very carefully. This clearly taught important life skills like objective decision-making and dealing with consequences. Kids today are spoiled! Leave the new places for adults who have already learned these lessons!
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    You can do 30x100 on 1:10 sculling and kicking if you want.
    Yeah, my sculling will look like freestyle arms though.
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    I have a bone to pick with those places. When I was a kid, you only got two toppings on a sundae and you had to pick very carefully. This clearly taught important life skills like objective decision-making and dealing with consequences. Kids today are spoiled! Leave the new places for adults who have already learned these lessons!
    You have a point...and bring the prices back down to stuff we can afford, like back when we were kids and the candy bars were less than 40 cents, and they were bigger too!
  5. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    You have a point...and bring the prices back down to stuff we can afford, like back when we were kids and the candy bars were less than 40 cents, and they were bigger too!
    And pull up your pants!
  6. knelson's Avatar
    John was telling me to watch my left hand entry/catch as its gliding outward as I breathe to the right, rather than anchoring in the water and beginning my pull. Possible cause for some shoulder pain at times. Attempted to work on this, but I have to think hard while swimming to do it. I guess I've been "wrong" for so long that it's tough to change.
    I do the exact same thing and I agree it is tough to change!
  7. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    I do the exact same thing and I agree it is tough to change!
    Yes it is! When I actually thought about it I could do it right, but as I started getting tired and "flailing" I'd revert back to my old ways.