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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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LCM@FGCU Aquatic Center
Air temp 78, Water temp 78
Storm clouds, 80% chance of thunderstorms, humidity at 96%

Warm Up
Dryland bands
200 FR as 2(50RA,50LA)
400 FR as CU
200 FR as DPS, SPL-26-28
200 FR w/agility paddles-tube-buoy
4x50 FR on 1:15 *33s

*Set 1*
4(6x100 FR on 2:15, 2:00 rest) Strong desc 1-5: Smooth-Fast
*1:20, 1:18, 1:15, 1:12, 1:11
*1:22, 1:17, 1:14, 1:12, 1:10
*1:19, 1:16, 1:13, 1:09, 1:08
*1:18, 1:15, 1:12, 1:09, 1:07
---200 BK
---400 FR w/snorkel-agility paddles-fins

*Set 2*
5(6x50 FR on :50, 2:00 rest) w/agility paddles-fins
*31-31-30-30-31-30
*32-31-30-30-30-29
*31-30-29-30-31-29
*31-30-30-30-30-30
*31-31-30-30-29-29
---100BK
6x50 FR on 1:15
*33-32-31-31-31-30

Warm Down
1200 FR w/agility paddles-buoy-tube
Dryland bands

Comments
This workout included two quality high intensity sets (for me anyway) with the added motivation of swimming next to Jose, my new friend and training partner (when our schedules agree). Using all my "tricks" with super streamline off the walls, longer strokes in the first 25 meters building the next 25, I was able to make him work harder to get past me. On the 100s he consistently pulled ahead 1-2 seconds down the stretch for the last two fast 100s of each round. Early 40s of age, Jose has a good stroke, is getting back in shape, and he can outpower me at the end of a swim. I enjoyed the challenge, his strong work ethic, and great sense of humor, so that even as I am gasping for air and just hanging in there, it was still a good experience.

All in all, we both worked harder than swimming solo, which was the case for both of us most of this year. If we can work out together several times each week, no doubt we will both benefit. Even coach Chuck, who was on deck, was pleased with the results today.

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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Two great sets in there. Its amazing the difference a training partner makes. Even if they are not doing exactly the same workout, just having someone there makes a world of difference. I am trying to arm twist for next year myself. One of our spinters is aging up and he was a national masters champ so would be a great training partner. I hope it works out with Jose. Nice workout Frank.
  2. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Two great sets in there. It's amazing the difference a training partner makes. Even if they are not doing exactly the same workout, just having someone there makes a world of difference. I am trying to arm twist for next year myself. One of our centers is aging up and he was a national masters champ so would be a great training partner. I hope it works out with Jose. Nice workout Frank.
    Thanks, I would like to do both, some workouts with training partners, and some solo. Call me selfish, I guess. In your case I hope that you can have a training partner too, as needed for the extra push on certain kinds of workouts and sets.