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    Workout Help: Returned to pool after 30 years

    I once was a competitive Sprint swimmer. I was a mid 21 and mid 47 in the 50 and 100 free. I have literally not swam a lap in 30 years. I知 a 49 yr old male who has returned to the pool 2 months ago. I知 up to about 2200 yards/hr workout. I want to eventually compete again in the summer of 2019. I would love some workouts that meet me where I知 at and keep me engaged. Most workouts I致e viewed on this site are a little too much for me at this point. Would anyone be willing to help me?? Thanks

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    Re: Workout Help: Returned to pool after 30 years

    I came back last year from a 6-year break in kind of the same situation. If you want, you can check my workout blog on here, the first few months are mid-2k, low-3k yard, hour long practices. You can ignore the dryland/CrossFit stuff though :P

    Here's the link to the first page:
    http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?6252...h-Jello/page14

    Now that I look at it, I kind of escalated to 3k/hr pretty quickly.
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    400 IMer/200 backstroker in another life, now sprinter/breaststroker... Yeah, I don't know how that happened either!

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    Re: Workout Help: Returned to pool after 30 years

    No. Use my blog. It's better.

    But seriously, it depends upon what events you are training for. 50/100 FR? I would highly recommend you check out the archived HIT (High -Intensity Training) Workout thread in the Workout Forums. In 2012, Fortress (aka "Fort") was writing the workouts and had quite a following. She was (still is?) a top notch sprinter for her age group. I dug up the link where the workouts start:

    http://forums.usms.org/forumdisplay....eVasseur/page9

    You can PM me if you have a question.

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    Re: Workout Help: Returned to pool after 30 years

    Thanks so much for the reply!! I will definitely use some of this.

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    Re: Workout Help: Returned to pool after 30 years

    Calvin,
    These are great workouts. Fort has some great workouts. I'm still trying to get into swim shape but some of this is doable. I just need to learn some of her terminology. Thank you for the great suggestion!!!

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    Re: Workout Help: Returned to pool after 30 years

    Quote Originally Posted by fritzaj View Post
    Calvin,
    These are great workouts. Fort has some great workouts. I'm still trying to get into swim shape but some of this is doable. I just need to learn some of her terminology. Thank you for the great suggestion!!!
    Somewhere buried in there might be a legend/key to all her abbreviations/acronyms/etc. As I was typing this I went on a search and found it:

    http://forums.usms.org/showthread.ph...nsity-Training!

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