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    A Thanksgiving Practice to FEAST On!

    by Kerry O'Brien

    Featured in the November issue of STREAMLINES




    Warm Up
    Swim 300 – Kick 200 – Pull 200
    ***NOTE: If you are counting calories (yards), take smaller servings and save room for pie!

    Set I – Pick Your Veggie:
    Succotash (A Mixture of Strokes)
    Swim 10 x (25 – 25 – 50)
    • All on moderate intervals
    • 25s are different, non-free strokes
    • 50 is choice

    (1000 yards)

    OR:

    Yams
    Swim 8 x (75 – 50)
    • All free
    • 75s @ +5 interval
    • 50s at +10 interval
    • Descend last 3 50s

    (1000 yards)

    Set II – Choose Your Meat
    White
    Swim 10 x (25 – 50 – 75)
    • All moderate intervals
    • 25s are of one stroke
    • 50s are of a second stroke
    • 75s are of a third stroke
    • You may change strokes from round to round

    (1500 yards)

    OR:

    Dark
    Swim 6 x (100 – 100 – 50)
    • 1st 100@FPSO (Fastest possible send-off- fastest interval you can do)
    • 2nd 100@+10 interval
    • 50 is easy
    • 1st 3 rounds, descend 100s@FPSO
    • Last 3 rounds, descend 100s@+10 interval

    (1500 yards)

    Set III – The Stuffing
    8 x (25 kick – 50 drill/swim)
    • 25s are underwater dolphin kick on back/kick on back
    • 50s are choice

    (600 yards)

    Set IV – Pumpkin Pie
    Swim 24 x 25s
    • Alternate: 3 on fast interval; 2 at moderate/1 easy

    Pie with Whuppin’ Cream:
    • Same set of 24, but any 12 are butterfly or hypoxic free

    (600 yards)

    TOTAL CALORIES: 4200 Yards
    Last edited by Editor; November 1st, 2010 at 03:16 PM.
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    U.S. Masters Swimming

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    Re: A Thanksgiving Practice to FEAST On!

    yum yum! That looks like a delicious workout!

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    Re: A Thanksgiving Practice to FEAST On!

    Too cute!! Now, if only there was a pool open on Thanksgiving!! You'll have to make up a similar one for the other holidays!! (I can only imagine Mother's and Father's Day!! or Independence Day! oh! or Labor day?)

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    Re: A Thanksgiving Practice to FEAST On!

    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial View Post
    Now, if only there was a pool open on Thanksgiving!!
    I hear you. I always want to swim on Thanksgiving, but rarely find a place to do so.

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    Re: A Thanksgiving Practice to FEAST On!

    We are going to do an abridged version of this at my masters workout tomorrow...7 to 8:15 am, then home to cook and eat!

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