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Saturday, March 23, 2013

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by , March 23rd, 2013 at 08:48 PM (645 Views)
LCM@FGCU Aquatic Center
Air temp 76, Water temp 79
Sunny, humidity at 64%

Warm Up
Dryland band stretches 10 min
400 FR DPS
1200 FR as 6(100 CU, 100 DPS) w/snorkel-fins-agility paddles

*Set 1*
600 FLY as 4(50DK/bk, 50RA/LA, 50 Swim DPS)
400 BK as 2(50DA,150 Swim)
200 BR as 4(25K/bk, 25 Swim)

*Set 2*
3000 FR as 6(100 Steady/Smooth, 200 Strong, 200 at 800 M pace effort)
w/agility paddles-buoy-tube
---200 BK as 2(50DA, 50 DPS)

*Set 3*
2000 FR as 5(100 Steady/Smooth, 200 Strong, 100 at 400 M pace effort)

Warm Down
400 FR/BK EZ
Dryland band stretches 10 min

I swam solo this morning after the FGCU team finished but during the GCST (Gulf Coast Swim Team) session in lane 1. The workout was about 7K meters with no intervals; did 1K of FR drill with a snorkel-fins-paddles, which forces me to use my legs more, 1K of BK-BR-Fly; a great 3k FR pull with tube-buoy-paddles alternate breathing by 3, with viable pacing cycling by 100/200/200s as steady & smooth to near max effort; then a similar 2k FR swim no equipment. Pulling with equipment somehow gives me a mindset and a water-feel that leads to a more balanced FR stroke with better integrated kicking when swimming without equipment afterwards. Felt OK after swimming - not really sore or worn out. GCST Coach Gregg invited me to swim with GCST training swim in Miramar Lakes next Saturday at 10am. What luck!

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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    You are the distance and quality swimmer

  2. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    You are the distance and quality swimmer

    Thank you very much! Posting my workouts on the USMS blog, reading other blogs and participating in the forums has helped me to learn from the experiences of fellow masters swimmers, share in their successes, and be inspired by all the different ways masters swimmers define and achieve swimming goals.