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Wed., Jan 9

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Swim/SCY/Solo:

Warm up:

600 various
14 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
50 EZ
5 x (25 front scull + 25 torque drill w/agility paddles) @ :15 RI

Main sets:

8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
75 EZ

5 x (25 AFAP backstroke from blocks + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
-- went 12s, rolling on 59
-- 5 kicks to get going and 10 kicks to gradually angle up

75 EZ

10 x 25 AFAP dolphin kick w/board & fins @ 1:00
-- held 11 high-12 flat
150 EZ

8 x 50 DPS free w/agility paddles @ 1:00
100 EZ

Total: 3000


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It appears that no amount of protein/sleep/foam rolling will replace the need for a recovery week. I'm still dragging so didn't do too much today. I think perhaps it was inadvisable to do drylands and a bungee cordz workout in the same day. I'll hit the gym tomorrow and then may be just resting until the meet. I may take the whole weekend off.

QBrain made my day today. I am heading to Barbados for spring break and had been worried that I'd be out of the pool the entire time -- not ideal with nationals a month away. He sent me a link with a lovely pool that even Patrick would be jealous of that is not far from our resort: http://users.sunbeach.net/bfit/comp2004.htm. I can't find any info on whether and when it's open to the public yet. I did send an email.

And my split request that had seemed to go missing has been found! So my official 50 back time this year will be .3 faster.

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  1. jaadams1's Avatar
    I tried that foam rolling thing a couple times, but it's done for...it seems like more of a workout than working out itself! And more painful as well!
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams
    I tried that foam rolling thing a couple times, but it's done for...it seems like more of a workout than working out itself! And more painful as well!
    Yeah, if you're sore, the foam roller can be kind of ouchy. Nothing really replaces the need for recovery though. I tend to do more foam rolling on my recovery weeks when I have more time. Much less painful than the 200 fly!
  3. jaegermeister's Avatar
    I can empathize. I am all about rest and recovery these days, though I've not done nearly as much intensity to earn it.
  4. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yeah, if you're sore, the foam roller can be kind of ouchy.
    There's different kinds of foam rollers also. Some are almost squishy, like a big pool noodle, and I don't think they do very much.
    I rolled Monday night after not rolling for a week+, and my legs could definitely feel it. Especially working my IT bands on my sides.
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yeah, if you're sore, the foam roller can be kind of ouchy. Nothing really replaces the need for recovery though. I tend to do more foam rolling on my recovery weeks when I have more time. Much less painful than the 200 fly!
    I had a nice recovery workout tonight, as compared to what we normally do. It was nice the way coach John gave us a night off for pretty much no reason. I'm just wondering what tomorrow night will be like!
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaegermeister
    I can empathize. I am all about rest and recovery these days, though I've not done nearly as much intensity to earn it.
    Did I read on the forum that you had a small heart attack? I hope all is well and that you'll be able to get back to your active lifestyle. Hope the boys are all doing well!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    There's different kinds of foam rollers also. Some are almost squishy, like a big pool noodle, and I don't think they do very much.
    I rolled Monday night after not rolling for a week+, and my legs could definitely feel it. Especially working my IT bands on my sides.
    Yeah, the IT band work can really hurt!

    I have a hard power system one myself. One might as well not even bother with the squishy ones.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams
    I had a nice recovery workout tonight, as compared to what we normally do. It was nice the way coach John gave us a night off for pretty much no reason. I'm just wondering what tomorrow night will be like!
    Even hard core USS teams have recovery workouts of a sort, right? I mean the yardage may be almost the same, but the intensity is eliminated. With HIT, if you don't do recovery, you'll quickly become overtrained and stop being able to throw down fast times in the pool.
  9. qbrain's Avatar
    I think the pool price might be in Barbados dollars.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    I think the pool price might be in Barbados dollars.
    Ah, could be. I'm just glad it's open to the public! 7:30-2:30 should give me plenty of time to get in few workouts while on vaca.