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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:05-10:50am

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I've got a new slogan to put on a shirt:
"My old warmup is now my entire workout".

Not sure if that's a good thing, but that's the road I'm on now. I'm getting a good amount of swimming in, fairly high on the intensity/effort on short rest, with a good mix of fly as well, but I just don't have the time or energy to put forth what I was doing in the years past. The life of a masters swimmer...always changing, just deal with it the best you can.


500 Free, build the last 200 to a sprint

8 x 125 Free Pull @ 1:40 (started holding 1:25s, descended down to 1:20 on the final one)

Kick Set w/ short fins:
200 SDK on back @ 3:00
150 SDK on back @ 2:30
100 SDK on back @ 1:30
50 SDK on back @ :30 (went :34) ugh!

100 EZ

16 x 25 @ :30 Odds Fly, Evens Free EZ

100 EZ and out

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2600 Yards


Yesterday morning I went in for a swim, thinking I could work out a pinched nerve in my neck/back/shoulderblade area, but I was wrong. It was unbearable to rotate my head to the right side, which is my normal breathing side. I felt like I was drowning if I tried to breathe to the left as well, so I called it quits after a measley 1200 Yards.

After the night of work, it felt better, at least a little, so I decided I'd try out the AB Ripper X DVD from the P90X series. I know I'm in decent shape from my work and my swimming, but that workout is tough!! I could barely get through half of the 15 minute ab workout before having to turn it off, and of those 8 minutes, I may have only actually done 1/2 of the reps that they fitness gurus were doing. I spent more time laying on my back in recovery mode than anything else! I'll keep going for it though on a nightly basis. Maybe I'll be able to do the whole 15 minutes one day.

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Comments

  1. pwb's Avatar
    The life of a masters swimmer...always changing, just deal with it the best you can.
    So true, especially since you've got 40, 50, or more years in the sport!
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    So true, especially since you've got 40, 50, or more years in the sport!
    I sure hope so!
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    So true, especially since you've got 40, 50, or more years in the sport!
    Agree. I could never have trained like you used to (USA & meets) when my kids were young. In 10 years, you'll have much much more free time. In the meantime, just stay in decent shape. That's the ticket to a more serious comeback.

    I haven't touched a weight or tried P90X in so long I'm sure I couldn't do it either.
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I haven't touched a weight or tried P90X in so long I'm sure I couldn't do it either.
    I did the Ab Ripper again last night, and as soon as I laid down on the ground, I could feel the muscle "pain" from the night before. I still made it through the video okay...with my extra rest breaks of course.