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    Monday April, 18 2005

    since I missed this morning
    I decided to show up for my first noon work out ever.
    The girl working at the front desk did a double take and said
    "You never come at noon."

    Laney was coaching. We swam in the diving well.
    My lane was missing a rope on the left side but I didn't have to share it.

    400 free
    300 (50 k 50 fr)
    200
    100

    6 x 100 on 1:15 held 1:05 - 7
    2 x 25 on 30
    5 x 100 on 1:15 held 1:05 - 7
    4 x 25 on 30
    4 x 100 on 1:15 held 1:04 - 5
    6 x 25 on 30
    3 x 100 on 1:15 held 1:03 - 4
    8 x 25 on 30
    2 x 100 on 1:15 held 1:03
    10 x 25 on 30
    1 x 100 on 1:15 went 55
    (I did this whole set with Patrick who made the intervals)
    (we were supposed to go fast/moderate on the 25's but since I've been sick, I took it easy)

    150 easy

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    Tue April 19, 2005

    swam in diving well
    alegra was coaching

    250 easy

    10 x 50
    odds easy on 50
    evens fast on 35 held 28's

    250 easy

    8 x 50
    odds easy
    evens fast breastroke held 34's
    add up time

    250 easy

    6 x 50
    odds 25 underwater 25 easy
    evens 25 fast 25 easy

    200 easy

    4 x 50 all fast 10 sec rest after each 50
    add up time, breast 2:20

    200 easy

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    I'm feeling way better.
    My throat is no longer sore but I'm still coughing a little
    I arrived at 7:00

    Todays work out was

    3 x 200 fr on 3:00 with underwater turns
    go under at the flags went 2:11 on my last one

    8 x 150 on 2:10
    1. 50 fast 100 mod
    2. 100 fast 50 mod
    3. 150 fast
    4. 100 IM 50 easy
    went 1:29 on #3 and 1:25 on #7

    800 free
    only take one breath on each 4th length
    to keep count I did 8 100's on 1:10

    10 x 50 on :45 easy

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    Little bit late but If Ande was "talking to himself" then I could see ending the thread.. as It is Lots of people have learned read and got insight so this is like any other thread.. swim on Ande!

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    Ande, I was just wondering what pool your training sessions are referred to(SCY,SCM, LCM)?
    As for the thread, I think it is cool, I enjoy looking at the way you train and learn something out of it...
    'Citius, Altius, Fortius'

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    Thank you Peggy

    hi hooked, 99% of my work outs are SCY sometimes LCM and I'll indicate when they are.

    I need to start arriving on time which means I need to walk out my door at 5:45 am.

    arrived late again, so I missed warm up and the first 800 in the main set. We were training in the main pool SCY. Whitney was coaching.

    400 IM drill swim
    600 fr neg split 3:30, 3:25
    400 IM swim
    400 fr neg split 2:20, 2:15
    400 IM 25 fast 25 k
    200 fr hard went 1:57, kept it smooth,
    I need to start 6 beat kicking on fast 200's - 400's in practice.

    easy 200

    20 x 25 on :30
    1. fast
    2. 3 underwater breastroke pulls
    3. no breath
    4. fast
    5. easy

    easy 100

    weighed 211

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    I wasn't as late today. I left my home at 6:00 am. Ian was coaching, we were training in the diving well. SCY. for some reason the water level was down about 4 inches, which caused more waves than usual. The pool also seemed a little warmer than usual.


    8 x 75 kick no board descend 1 - 4
    round 1 breast went 1:00 on #4
    round 2 fly went :52 on #8
    just kept it smooth, wasn't really totally going for it

    (incase you don't know, descend means to swim faster times / exert more effort on each one)

    3 times through the following sets
    4 x 50 on 1:00 25 underwater 25 fast
    200 fr 80% (interval is let your lane regroup)
    4 x 25 fast on 30
    200 free 80%
    100 easy

    4 x 50
    200 easy

    I've got a busy weekend doing Boy Scout stuff
    so I won't get to train again till Monday.

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    Yesterday I went on a 5 mile hike at McKinney Roughs
    http://www.lcra.org/community/mckinney_roughs.html
    Carried a 40 pound pack to prepare for my camping trip to Philmont scout ranch in new mexico in july.
    Didn't swim.

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    Yesterday I lifted weights for the first time in a long while.
    Hope to make lifting a twice a week habit

    I didn't want to get out of bed this morning, I remember looking at the clock at 5:15 am, then again at 5:45, around 6:00 I got up.
    It was rainy and traffic was bad, so the drive to the pool took an extra 15 or 20 minutes.

    Whitney was coaching, we were swimming in the diving well. The main pool was set up long course and both UT men and women were training. got in the water around 7:10 am

    200 easy

    5 x 200 on 2:35
    7 lengths free 1 length back
    held 2:15

    300 easy

    5 x 200 on 2:40
    6 lengths free 2 lengths back
    held 2:12 - 2:15

    100 easy

    200 breast kick

    2 x 50 breastroke

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    My hamstrings are are sore, It could be from the hike, but it might be from weights or maybe both.
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    still sore from the hike or weights
    alegra was coaching
    SCY main pool

    200 easy

    16 x 75 swim 4 fl, 4 bk, 4 br 4 fr
    1 easy
    2 50 easy 25 fast
    3 25 fast 50 easy
    4 75 fast
    can drill on easy fly
    best times fl 46 bk 47 br 59 fr 45

    500 fr swim moderate went 5:40

    16 x 100 swim
    4 IM on 1:30
    4 FR on 1:20
    4 IM on 1:20
    4 FR on 1:10
    made the intervals

    200 easy

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    Patrick was coaching
    I left home earlier so I was less late today.
    Soon I may actually show up on time or even be early.

    Todays practice was

    24 x 25's
    4 kick on 45
    4 swim on 20

    10 x 50
    3 on 45
    3 on 40
    3 on 35
    1 easy

    600 free done 100 moderate 100 fast
    went 6:40

    1 minute rest

    600 IM 150 each stroke,
    coach said fins are OK but I never wear them, don't even have them, and I drilled the fly, one arm fly drill, which to me is easy and relaxing and probably my favorite drill
    though breastroke "ride the glide" drills are moving higher on my list

    1 minute rest

    600 pull breathe 3 5 7 by 200's

    2 minutes rest

    600 free FAST for TIME
    I didn't split it well, it felt like I did the first 300 much faster than the last 300, and i didn't see the split time.
    BUT I went 6:19!
    which is my best in practice 600 time in years

    2 minutes of gasping on the wall
    trying to catch my breath

    200 easy

    weighed 211

    I've decided to continue focusing on the 200 IM for the next 6 months, but because I have a long camping trip july 3 - 16, I haven't quite mapped out if I'm going to do any LCM meets this summer. I'd only have a week to train for zones, after being off for 2 weeks so I'm probably going to skip it.
    I may do a meet in June. I'll look at the meet schedule and figure it out. I'm also going to train for the 400 IM and 400 / 500 free.
    What's wrong with me? I used to be a sprinter 50 fr, fl & bk.
    My next big meet will probably be short course meters in October or November where I hope to improve the 2:15.0 200 SCM IM time I did October 2004.

    thanks for reading this

    Ande

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    Re: Goals

    I think you should make breaking the 2:00 barrier in the 200 IM for SCM your next big goal........I know that sound way out there....but after reading what Dennis Baker just did in the 200 fly (on 4-10 of this year at the age of 43)....I can believe almost anything now....apparently age doesn't really have to be a barrier for some of these 40+ swimmers out there....(including you as far as I can tell)....I had to make a double and triple take on that one when I first read it....1:50.69....what??.....You've got to be kidding me right??....Are you sure this isn't a typo or something??.. (like maybe that was his 200 free time and it was just misposted somehow???)....No! his 200 free time (swam on that same date as the 200 fly) was 1:43.6...Wow!!.....If you type in 19 - 99 for age range in the link for "current top times" on this website for the 200 fly....you will find that this 43 year old has the fastest reported 200 fly time for all agegroups so far this year by over 3 seconds....(by the way your time is 3rd overall in the 200 IM for all agegroups right now which is also very awesome!!....congrats on that.....Your also within 1 second of the fastest reported time thus far in that event).....my best ranking overall for all agegroups so far is about 132 or something like that....in the 100 fly....hopefully I will move up the list after nationals???.....I am actually just hoping for a faster time....if the ranking also improves than that will just be an added bonus.

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    Re: Re: Goals

    hello,

    I'm a positive guy but I just don't think me "breaking the 2:00 barrier in the 200 IM for SCM" is possible, given the amount of time I'm willing to dedicate to training. I just don't want it that bad. Swimming is a facet of my life but not the end all.

    My goal is to improve on my 2:15 200 IM time from last year.
    I hope to be in way better condition and to split the race much smarter. When I went 2:15.0 in the 200 IM on Oct 2004
    I split it 27.7, 34.2 40.4, 32.6
    so I'm hoping to be smarters on the fly, fast and relaxed on the back and seriously improve my breast and free splits, and hopefully the over all time.

    27.7 + 34.2 = 61.9
    40.4 + 32.6 = 73.0
    73.0 - 61.9 = 11.1

    when I went 1:59.9 recently I had less that a 5 second difference between my first and second 100. Next time around I hope to swim the 200 IM much smarter and split it much better.

    the cool thing is the 2:15.0 was the fastest time in the world in the 200 SCM IM for 40 - 44 men in 2004.

    Dennis is quite impressive, he must train very hard.

    Ande

    Originally posted by newmastersswimmer
    I think you should make breaking the 2:00 barrier in the 200 IM for SCM your next big goal........I know that sound way out there....but after reading what Dennis Baker just did in the 200 fly (on 4-10 of this year at the age of 43)....I can believe almost anything now....apparently age doesn't really have to be a barrier for some of these 40+ swimmers out there....(including you as far as I can tell)....I had to make a double and triple take on that one when I first read it....1:50.69....what??.....You've got to be kidding me right??....Are you sure this isn't a typo or something??.. (like maybe that was his 200 free time and it was just misposted somehow???)....No! his 200 free time (swam on that same date as the 200 fly) was 1:43.6...Wow!!.....If you type in 19 - 99 for age range in the link for "current top times" on this website for the 200 fly....you will find that this 43 year old has the fastest reported 200 fly time for all agegroups so far this year by over 3 seconds....(by the way your time is 3rd overall in the 200 IM for all agegroups right now which is also very awesome!!....congrats on that.....Your also within 1 second of the fastest reported time thus far in that event).....my best ranking overall for all agegroups so far is about 132 or something like that....in the 100 fly....hopefully I will move up the list after nationals???.....I am actually just hoping for a faster time....if the ranking also improves than that will just be an added bonus.

    Newmastersswimmer

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    I've been in San Antonio at a meeting. I did get to train this morning, Today I was only 5 minutes late for practice,
    which is a recent record.

    we were in the main pool Whitney coached.

    don't quite remember the warm up

    200 something

    400 something easy

    8 x 100 on 1:20 3 100's free 1 100 IM

    800 free swim 1 breath on every 4th length

    6 x 100 on 1:15 2 100's free 1 IM

    600 done 150 kick 50 swim
    she told folks to wear fins

    4 x 100 on 1:10 3 100's IM, 1 100 free
    This is the first time I've made 100 IM's on 1:10

    400 something

    easy 100 or so

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    I've been in San Antonio at a meeting. I did get to train this morning, Today I was only 5 minutes late for practice,
    which is a recent record.

    we were in the main pool Whitney coached.

    don't quite remember the warm up

    200 something

    400 something easy

    8 x 100 on 1:20 3 100's free 1 100 IM

    800 free swim 1 breath on every 4th length

    6 x 100 on 1:15 2 100's free 1 IM

    600 done 150 kick 50 swim
    she told folks to wear fins

    4 x 100 on 1:10 3 100's IM, 1 100 free
    This is the first time I've made 100 IM's on 1:10

    400 something

    easy 100 or so

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    patrick was coaching us in the diving well pool.
    Ut men and women were training LCM in the main pool

    300 fr then 4 x 25 swim, 3 times through, but I only did one

    500 kick breast with no board,
    arms out in front, did small sculls to breathe
    no underwater pull outs
    ave 1:28 / 100

    10 x 50 free on :50 build

    16 x 100 3 free on pace 1 easy then regroup
    set 1 on 1:20,
    set 2 on 1:15,
    set 3 on 1:10,
    set 4 on 1:05

    100 easy

    4 x 300 descend
    went 3:03 on # 4

    100 easy

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    I dropped by

    http://www.usms.org/comp/calendar.php

    to plan my summer meet schedule and the only meet that might work is falls 6/11/2005 - 6/12/2005, Masters of South Texas LCM Meet, San Antonio, TX LCM;
    Susan Ingraham, Aquatex101@aol.com
    Sanctioned by ST LMSC #4305-002
    here's the link to the meet info:
    http://www.aaaa-sa.org/PDF%20MI/2005...0Challenge.pdf


    So If I'm going to do any long course times I needs to be there.


    I'll just be getting back from a 2 week back packing trip late 7/16 and won't be able to make zones.
    7/16/2005- 7/17/2005 SC Zone LCM Champs - Woodlands, TX
    LCM; Tom Boak, 281-363-0672, tomboak@ev1.net;
    Sanctioned by GU LMSC

    Because of the 2 week training gap, I'll probably skip LC nats.
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    Re: Ande

    hello, I'm a positive guy but I just don't think me "breaking the 2:00 barrier in the 200 IM for SCM" is possible, given the amount of time I'm willing to dedicate to training. I just don't want it that bad. Swimming is a facet of my life but not the end all.

    My goal is to improve on my 2:15 200 IM time from last year

    I hope to be in way better condition and to split the race much smarter. When I went 2:15.0 in the 200 IM on Oct 2004 I split it 27.7, 34.2 40.4, 32.6
    so I'm hoping to be smarters on the fly, fast and relaxed on the back and seriously improve my breast and free splits, and hopefully the over all time.
    27.7 + 34.2 = 61.940.4 + 32.6 = 73.0 - 61.9 = 11.1

    when I went 1:59.9 recently I had less that a 5 second difference between my first and second 100. Next time around I hope to swim the 200 IM much smarter and split it much
    better


    the cool thing is the 2:15.0 was the fastest time in the world in the 200 SCM IM for 40 - 44 men in 2004.

    Dennis is quite impressive, he must train very hard.

    Ande

    originally posted by Ande


    Yaeh I guess 2:00 in SCM would be a little outrageous!....sounds like you can get below 2:10 though (maybe even by next season??)...since the difference in the firt 100 and second 100 is 6 seconds more in SCM than what you did at your zone meet in SCY.

    Congrats on having the fastest SCM 200 IM time in the world for 40+ for the year 2004!


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    Re: Re: Ande

    First of all thanks, I was happy to find out about the 2004 world rankings

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to swim the 200 IM in 2:00, or even 2:09, but I try to keep my goals Realistic.

    My goal is to swim the 200 SCM IM a little faster than 2:15.0.
    If I improve my conditioning and strength I may be able to still split, 27 on the fly and 34 on the back, but I've got to be more relaxed and save my legs so I can significantly improve my breast and free splits. I'd really like to split 37.99 or better on breastroke and be around 31 on free. So I probably need to swim a very easy 28 on the fly and not do a lot of breath holding, dolphin kicking, or hard swimming on backstroke, but be in the low 34 range and turn at the 100 ready for more instead of feeling spent and dreading the next minute fifteen seconds.

    We'll see, It gives me something to think about when I train.

    Ande

    Originally posted by Newmastersswimmer
    Yeah I guess 2:00 in SCM would be a little outrageous!.... sounds like you can get below 2:10 though (maybe even by next season??)... since the difference in the first 100 and second 100 is 6 seconds more in SCM than what you did at your zone meet in SCY. Congrats on having the fastest SCM 200 IM time in the world for 40+ for the year 2004!
    Newmastersswimmer

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    didn't swim on saturday or sunday
    spent much of sunday helping my son assemble a model theater for his school project, that he blew off till the last day.

    I arrived pretty late today, like around 7:00 am

    they were doing 15 x 300's
    done a whole bunch of different ways
    I got in around #5 so I did 6 - 15
    can't quite remember what they all were
    some I do remember were

    6 x 50 back on 45

    4 x 75 breast on 1:10

    3 x 100 IM on 1:30 wemt 1:08 on #3 just cruising it

    2 x 300 kick (everyone else wore fins but me)
    on the first 300 kick I did it no board, no fins, fly kick on my side. my time was 4:03 which is holding 1:21 pace per 100. I rested 7 seconds then the other lane leaders left on the :10
    I was pretty beat so i did the next 300 25 kick 25 free swim

    # 13 was 300, done 75 fr 25 back went 3:27
    # 14 was 300 done 25 fr 25 back went 3:19,
    wasn't working it too hard
    # 15 300 easy

    weighed 212 but I drank a half liter of water before practice

    thanks for reading this, take care.

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    didn't swim this morning
    had to get a physical for scout camp

    I'll swim tomorrow, also I leave for Dana Point, CA in Orange County to attend some meetings, Wed, Thu and Fri


    I stumbled upon this quote

    "There is a thought in your mind right now.
    The longer you hold on to it,
    the more you dwell upon it,
    the more life you give to that thought.
    Give it enough life, and it will become real.
    So make sure the thought is indeed a great one."
    + Ralph Marston

    Find something great to think about.

    Ande

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