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    What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    Just wondering what folks are working on in their training or to prepare for meets this upcoming SCY season. I'm always interested in what people are doing and why.

    For me, in an ideal world, I intend to work on:

    improving my SDKs off turns
    improving my free and breast technique
    doing more strength and core work
    increasing DPS
    doing more race pace work throughout the season
    swimming a 100 fly in SCY and SCM for the first time
    taking some time off my 100 IM; I've been stuck in a rut
    doing a fast 100 back this year; didn't get around to it last year

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    Although my next meet is actually SCM, I'll play along.

    Keeping my shoulders attached is first and foremost.

    Continuing to decrease rest intervals and increase total yardage.

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    Not be afraid and back down from pain.

    Race the big guys and really fast swimmers b/c it's fun to beat them; Even if beating 'em is in warm up, it's a start.

    Have a GREAT attitude when sets that I don't like are assigned.

    Continue to not allow the boys to draft off me even if it entails sprinting the first 200 of 600 repeats. Thank goodness I'm a sprinter!

    Hold 1:05s for 100 frees uncomfortably and then comfortably.

    Don't swim SLOPPY, particularly when tired!

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    Quote Originally Posted by (S)he-Man View Post
    Hold 1:05s for 100 frees uncomfortably and then comfortably.
    w00t!

    My main goal for the next few months is to keep my nose to the grindstone. I have a habit of getting lazy from the end of the summer till the end of the year. My SCY shave meet just seems so far away that skipping practice doesn't seem like a big deal. I know deep down, though, that putting in the work early in the season will pay dividends at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    w00t!

    My main goal for the next few months is to keep my nose to the grindstone. I have a habit of getting lazy from the end of the summer till the end of the year. My SCY shave meet just seems so far away that skipping practice doesn't seem like a big deal. I know deep down, though, that putting in the work early in the season will pay dividends at the end.
    I better clarify my 1:05 goals. I can hold 1:02s to 1:04s on a 1:10 interval, so I've got a long way to go. But, I'm looking at my guns now and they look HUGE. I think I've got a shot on that alone.

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    i am working on alot more distance freestyle. i beat a couple of my times from nationals in federal way in practice already. i have already made alot of improvements this summer. also i want to try some im's so i am working on my non free strokes. a couple of months ago my fly was horrible but now i can do a decent 50 fly. i used to try a back event at each meet and it is getting better.

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    yours pretty much looks like mine
    are you my evil twin?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress View Post
    Just wondering what folks are working on in their training or to prepare for meets this upcoming SCY season. I'm always interested in what people are doing and why.

    For me, in an ideal world, I intend to work on:

    improving my SDKs off turns
    improving my free and breast technique
    doing more strength and core work
    increasing DPS
    doing more race pace work throughout the season
    swimming a 100 fly in SCY and SCM for the first time
    taking some time off my 100 IM; I've been stuck in a rut
    doing a fast 100 back this year; didn't get around to it last year

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    ... getting back in shape after 20+ years out of the water. Living in Oregon, and I am focused on LC Nat'ls in Portland next year, but I hope to be representin' by May, in time for Austin...
    This bush league psyche-out stuff. Laughable, man - ha ha!

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    Just swimmin--- no goals at the momment. Getting ready for my winter in Mexico. Bought 2 new speedo swim trunks one an Endura the other just plain old speedo. One size smaller than last years trunks.
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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    the season goal is sub-1:00 100 free...

    so:
    continue to train during team's off-time (mid Sept to mid Nov)
    min 4 practices/week vs. 3 last season
    2x/week core/strength work
    3 SDK's off every wall
    more FAST swimming at practice - target 1:05 push start 100 (current best is 1:08)
    more FAST kicking at practice... hmm, well ok, START doing fast kicking at practice!
    swim as many meets as possible, swim 100 free at every meet

    I've got this weird IM fascination going on right now too, so probably some IM's... it'll help break up the freestyle

    oh, and do my dang PT knee exercises so I can swim the 50 breast in Austin!

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    I want to break 5:00 in the 500 free. It's a long shot, but I'd settle for beating my best time of 5:23 from 1986.

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    Get Strong.
    Get Ripped.
    Develop a Beautiful Freestyle.
    Kick hard in and out of walls.
    Flip Fast.
    Swim with Power.
    Swim with 12 strokes or less every lap.

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    To continue my absolute dominance of evil-goodsmith!

    Oh....and to be at the finish line for one of Geek's triathalons!

    And if Sam and I can pull it off take down a couple of SCM relay WR's at ASU in November!
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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    I am actually trying to focus on my sprints (50 Free , 50 Fly, and 100 IM) this season, while maintaining my distance base. I really like swimming everything.

    I will probably do the same thing I did during long course season this year, I attempted to swim every event at least once in a meet. The only one I missed was the 800 free because the one meet I was going to swim they only took the top 32 and I did not make the cut.

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    58 in the 100 free. Under 2:20 in the 200 free.

    Swim the 100 breast and the 100 IM for the first time.

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    yours pretty much looks like mine
    are you my evil twin?
    Probably right, give or take a foot ...

    Forgot to add that I'd like to keep drinking more wine than Tall Paul.

    I have to work on finding a new secret nemesis too because mine hasn't swum a meet in a year.

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    Two concrete goals:

    - to do reliable flip turns,
    - to swim something besides freestyle legally at a meet,

    and generally get stronger (and faster).

    Been thinking about this Fort, thanks for asking.
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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    1)don't hurt anything
    2)work on DPs
    3)do more lactate tolerance sets(but I really hate them)
    4)work on my breakout
    5)work on my pull to kick transition on the pullout.
    6)swim some fly(but see # 1)
    7) swim some IMs(but see #1)
    My focus is on SCM now.I recommend everyone(except Jim Clemmons) find a SCM Meet and taper for it.SCM tends to be less competitive than even LCM so it's a better chance to Top Ten.
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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    ahem, fort - SCM season comes first :-)since I'll be out of the pool for a while, i'll be focusing on rebuilding my endurance & fitness, losing my injury weight and rebuilding leg strength.
    Why do we always run out of rum?

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    Re: What's everyone working on this SCY season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard's Peg View Post
    ahem, fort - SCM season comes first :-)since I'll be out of the pool for a while, i'll be focusing on rebuilding my endurance & fitness, losing my injury weight and rebuilding leg strength.
    ahem, I love SCM. But the season ends December 31, whilst SCY ends after we all party in Austin.

    and ahem, I won't be swimming any more SCM, , unless your meet is not just once in a "Blue Moon." Unless I can scamper off to NJ, quite unlikely really, I'll be waiting to beat you in the 50 fly at the Albatross meet in April 2008.

    I might engage in some overkicking too in SCY.

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