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Friday, May 31

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Swim/LCM/Solo:

Warm up:

600 various
2 x 50 single arm fly
2 x 50 scull w/agility paddles
6 x 50 DPS free w/agility paddles
50 EZ

Main sets:

8 x 30 burst + cruise
-- did the first two off the blocks and promptly got yelled at by lifeguard, and so ended my block work
100 EZ

1 x 50 DPS fly
150 EZ

5 x (50 AFAP w/fins + 200 EZ)
1 = fly, 27 flat
2 = fly, 27 flat
3 = backstroke @ 90-95%, trying to work on deeper catch, 29 high
4 = dolphin kick w/board, 28 high
5 = breast, 31

6 x 50 DPS backstroke w/agility paddles @ 1:15
50 EZ

Total: 3300


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Made it to Mason today amidst life chaos. Was feeling a bit end-of-the-week tired, but laid down some fast 50s. My fly feels better than last summer. I swam 26 out of 31 days in May and got in 8 long course workouts in the less than 3 weeks since nationals. Only 3 weeks until Zones!

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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    WTH, the lifeguards obviously have no idea
  2. Karl_S's Avatar
    It is pretty annoying to get told you can't use the starting blocks in a pool that was designed for racing by a lifeguard who wasn't even born back in the day when we were doing racing starts into 3' of water. I don't recall ever having a bottom strike, although one time we showed up for a meet and the start end was so shallow that we all got scared and basically refused to do real starts. The coach was a little miffed, but nobody wanted to lose teeth.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Yeah, I went off the blocks a bunch of times last week with no comment. It looked like a supervisor nudged the guard to yell at me. Annoying. Definitely not shallow either. I feel like failure to do block work is one of the key things missing from my workouts. I'm a sprinter who never practices starts.
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    It is pretty annoying to get told you can't use the starting blocks in a pool that was designed for racing by a lifeguard who wasn't even born back in the day when we were doing racing starts into 3' of water. I don't recall ever having a bottom strike, although one time we showed up for a meet and the start end was so shallow that we all got scared and basically refused to do real starts. The coach was a little miffed, but nobody wanted to lose teeth.
    Years ago, our outdoor 50 meter pool here in Wenatchee used to be 2.5 feet at the turn end for lanes 1-4. Lane 5 was kind of a transition toward the 4 feet that was from Lane 6-10. We as 15 & over boys used to do the 50 Free from that end and we had mini starting blocks that were no more than 6" of a raise off the deck. I do recall a little knee banging dolphin/flutter kicks in the dive streamline, but we were all fine. It's more about who's trained and not trained to use the equipment than making a blanket ruling for everyone, but I understand what they're doing. They want to protect that jack@ss who watches you dive into the pool and try to copy you...then breaks his frickin' neck!

    Now all 10 lanes are approx. 4 feet deep at that end. Still a bit shallow, but doable for the turns. All 50s are no diving from the deep end which is over 6 feet.