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Week 95 - Friday

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I had another late night and early morning last night and this morning. We watched TAGS finals last night and there were some truely amazing swims. 52. For a 14 year old on the 100 free(he is the same boy who won the 800 and then led off his 800 free relay in 1:54). Our team had some really good swims and is currently in 11th which is pretty awesome considering we are one of the newest programs at the meet.

This is morning I was tired and I am still feeling some slight discomfort at slower speeds in my left arm/shoulder. It's nothing bad but feels like a slight tear or abrasion. Luckily I don't feel it at moderate or fast pace. I am guessing I have better mechanics at faster speed. I swam with Nitro yet again today and on the sets with tempo I felt good. I would definitely say I don't have much easy speed but I am ok with that right now. I think my shorter events at worlds are going to be just fine and my self doubt as usual is around the longer events. Have I rested enough or too much. Can I hold the pace I want for my goal times. Etc.Water Rat you are not alone, but as usual with a taper the doubts will fade as the meet gets going. Fingers crossed I will hit my taper perfectly and if I don't I will do as good as I possibly can do and it will be what it will be. How about that for some taper zen.

Warm up
300 free with snorkel
200 kick
300 pull with just bouy

Main sets
1x50 kick fast on 1min
4x50 alternating back and free build on 1min
1x50 kick fast on 1min
2x100 free build with snorkel on 1:45
2x(300 pull no paddles pace, 200 pull no paddles moderate, 100 at 400 pace)

Warm down
400 easy

Total 3000LCM

I felt good on the kick today and did pretty easy 44-45s. The 100s in the transition set Steve and I went 1:09s. On the main set we were holding good solid pace on the 300s and 200s I don't know the times because I had a hard time spotting the clock. I would guess we were holding 1:10ish. On the first fast pace 100 we went 1:04 and the second was 1:05-1:06 with both Steve and I deliberately easing up on the second one. The 100s felt pretty strong and with another week of rest I should be hitting my stride for a good week of swimming in Canadia(as I have been calling it; no disrespect intended. It started as a Freudian slip but has sort of stuck).

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Updated November 20th, 2014 at 09:49 PM by StewartACarroll

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  1. pwb's Avatar
    52 for a 14 year old!?!? Holy #!@! That is smoking.

    As for Canadia, make sure you brush up on your Bob & Doug McKenzie. Canadians really love it when Americans try to do their best Bob & Doug impression ...
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    52 for a 14 year old!?!? Holy #!@! That is smoking.

    As for Canadia, make sure you brush up on your Bob & Doug McKenzie. Canadians really love it when Americans try to do their best Bob & Doug impression ...
    yeah he was one of several standout swims. One of the other boys was out in 58.1 on the first 100 of his 200 fly and ended up at 2:06 which is an awesome time but those splits. The elephant was officially on his back the last 25m. Fun meet though.

    My my daughter is the impersonator in the family so fingers crossed it's a little more acceptable from a child.
  3. MaryR's Avatar
    I'm there, too. I haven't had a chance to swim though since it's just me and my ten year old. He requires some supervision. I'm pretty tired right now so I can't imagine if I were also trying to get workouts in. I hope you're having fun!
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryR
    I'm there, too. I haven't had a chance to swim though since it's just me and my ten year old. He requires some supervision. I'm pretty tired right now so I can't imagine if I were also trying to get workouts in. I hope you're having fun!
    i understand the challenge of a 10 year old. My daughter is the same age and swimming at the meet. If it were not for my wife being so flexible and supportive I would never be able to do what I am doing. I have been getting up at 4.30am and driving 30 miles to swim with my friend at nitro. I find the workouts are a great stress reliever and also getting endorphins going always gives me more energy. Enjoy the rest of the meet and I hope your son does great.