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LCM, Thursday, June 11

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Headed to Mason today to get in a short LCM practice. Though I like my regular practice pool just fine, it was a luxury to have 5 digital clocks instead of two (sometimes un-synchronized) pace clocks. Seems to make times and send offs more accurate.

Warm up:

700 variety swim, kick, drill

Aerobic set:

10 x 100 @ 2:00 w/fins
odds backstroke, staying "long"
evens backstroke kick

I noticed that the 5th set of double lights on the ceiling is the 25 meter mark.

100 EZ

Speed set:

2 x (50 AFAP w/fins from push + 150 EZ)

#1 50 fly, went 28
#2 50 back, went 29

I believe these are the fastest 50s I've ever done in a LC practice. Very happy to see these times. We'll see what I can crank out next weekend at the Terrapin Cup in these events. LC fly is hard. I had to take 4 breaths on the 50 instead of my usual 2 (maybe 3) in SCY.

100 C/D

Total: 2300

Planning on a short SCY workout tomorrow. Taking Saturday off and deeking kids and whatnot. Will swim in old Pro on Sunday.

I'm actually feeling more tired than I expected after that short practice. Perhaps there is no easy LC practice ...

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Food:

Breakfast: yogurt and "bare naked" granola, cantalope, raspberries
Snack on way to swimming: Forgot to bring portable food. Found a balance bar and some Luna energy chews in my swim bag
Lunch: usual salad with the works
Dinner: Salmon, salad w/works, 2 taquitos
Snack: crackers

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Updated June 12th, 2009 at 08:34 PM by The Fortress

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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Glad you got over my bad influence and back in the pool!
  2. aztimm's Avatar
    I saw your teaser on Facebook and was looking forward to seeing your set.

    GREAT times on those 50s!!!! I'd be happy to get those for SCY.

    I agree with you on the LCM 'tired' feeling. It takes me 2-3 weeks to really adjust to swimming LCM. I don't think I'm a great wall swimmer (poor turns, pushoffs, etc), but I must be half-decent. Doing 3k LCM feels more like doing a 3500+ SCY.

    On the other hand, since I do run, I find LCM better for my runner legs with same-day/shorter rest between workouts. My shoulders get much more of a workout, and I don't get nearly the cramps in my legs and feet that I do with SCY.

    Has your weight changed much since you've been bloggging your food intake? It would be interesting to see if simply putting it out there makes much of a difference.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwbrundage
    Glad you got over my bad influence and back in the pool!
    lol, well, your workouts are a good influence!
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    I agree with you on the LCM 'tired' feeling. It takes me 2-3 weeks to really adjust to swimming LCM. I don't think I'm a great wall swimmer (poor turns, pushoffs, etc), but I must be half-decent. Doing 3k LCM feels more like doing a 3500+ SCY.

    On the other hand, since I do run, I find LCM better for my runner legs with same-day/shorter rest between workouts. My shoulders get much more of a workout, and I don't get nearly the cramps in my legs and feet that I do with SCY.

    Has your weight changed much since you've been bloggging your food intake? It would be interesting to see if simply putting it out there makes much of a difference.
    LC bashes up my shoulders too. That's why I usually use fins. But it is ideal for runners with the fewer walls and some relative rest for the legs. I haven't had any major cramping issues in LC practice either.

    I don't have a scale in my house. But I doubt my weight has changed. I wasn't really eating that badly before; I've just eliminated a few things. I also recall Chris commenting somewhere that a healthier diet may cause you body to "stall out" for a couple weeks and then you start to lose weight.