View RSS Feed

The FAF AFAP Digest

Aug 16-17

Rate this Entry
Was in NoVa for the weekend and got in a couple swims:

Friday:

I dropped in at SpringHill Rec in the evening thinking the pool was open until 9 as usual. Nope, only until 8. I had 50-55 minutes to work out. I almost felt like screaching with massive swimming pool frustration! Instead, I just did some luxuriously deep shooters and pulled out my "bang for your buck" parachute.

600 various
8 x 25 DPK back shooters w/fins @ :40
50 EZ
8 x 25 DPK belly shooters w/fins @ :40
50 EZ
6 x 50 DPS free w/paddles @ :50
50 EZ
16 x 25 w/parachute, fins & paddles @ 1:00
-- did 4 of these kick with no paddles course
-- this is the most 25s w/chutes I've done and my back can feel it today
300 EZ

Total: 2150


Saturday: Swim w/Teen Fort (this may have been a mistake, lol. she didn't seem in the mood for working out and wanted tips on her long axis strokes)

Warm up:

600 various
8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
4 x 25 scull w/paddles
4 x 25 ??
4 x 50 torque drill w/paddles @ 1:30
100 caterpillar fly drill

Main Sets:

8 x 75 kick w/fins @ 1:15
-- 25 flutter + 25 dolphin + 25 flutter
-- sprint the dolphin kick 25
100 EZ

5-6 backstroke starts
-- argh, very rusty since I can't do a start in any pool that I currently have access to in Pitt
50 EZ

-- pause while I did bungee cord pulls for Teen Fort

8 x 25 burst dolphin kick + cruise @ 1:00
50 EZ

3 x (25 AFAP breast + 25 EZ) @ 1:30

Total: 2550

hottub, 20 min, trying to calm some of Teen Fort's pre-college jitters


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Not too much to write home about. But at least I was in the pool. This is actually the first time I've done two swim workouts in a row since mid-June.

Made the long trek back to Pitt today. So sick of traveling and more ahead. Sigh. Lil Fort was somewhat despondent with her vacations ending. She seemed to cheer up when we informed her that we live next door to Sara Shepard of Pretty Little Liars fame. Very appealing stuff to 12 year olds. Wait, she turned 13 today. Round 2 of life with a teenage daughter.

Submit "Aug 16-17" to Digg Submit "Aug 16-17" to del.icio.us Submit "Aug 16-17" to StumbleUpon Submit "Aug 16-17" to Google

Categories
Swim Workouts

Comments

  1. jaadams1's Avatar
    From the sounds of it, you need to make more trips to NoVa.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    From the sounds of it, you need to make more trips to NoVa.
    Well, I will be! Like, for every meet.
  3. 200free's Avatar
    The Sprint Classic is October 27, online entries are already open. And the zone meet (if I win the bid) will be April 4-6. Put them on your calendar and we'll see you then!
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 200free
    The Sprint Classic is October 27, online entries are already open. And the zone meet (if I win the bid) will be April 4-6. Put them on your calendar and we'll see you then!
    They are! I am hoping Reston hosts the Sprint & Relay meet in November too. And there is the Albatross meet in March. I can't miss that; I've gone every year I've been a master.