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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

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    Woohooo!!! Getting closer to a top 10!!!! Got what are hopefully 2 top20s and top 50 in everything else.

    LCM (odds are pretty good it will hold up as LCM season is pretty much over)

    50 Free
    18 Wolf, Paul R42 26.52 GERM 20080823CZONEL

    100 Free
    19 Wolf, Paul R42 59.58 GERM 20080823CZONEL

    50 back
    22 Wolf, Paul R42 33.91 GERM 20080814LCNATSL

    100 back
    24 Wolf, Paul R42 1:14.35 GERM 20080814LCNATSL

    50 Breast
    32 Wolf, Paul R42 37.05 GERM 20080823CZONEL

    50 Fly
    27 Wolf, Paul R42 29.32 GERM 20080814LCNATSL
    WTG Hulk. Print this out and pin it in the back of your locker; next to the alarm clock; over the toilet; everywhere you will need to see it in order to motivate yourself and get out of the house!



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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Ha........bloody.........ha........

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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

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    Ha........bloody.........ha........
    Just trying to get you amped before you lie back down and sleep.



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    12 Sep 2008

    6pm Yoga

    Tonight was the longest 90 minutes I have experienced in the last year. The heat was just beating down on me and it was all I could do to not have a panic attack. Got thru it but whew. This was the roughest class yet.

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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Quote Originally Posted by pwolf66 View Post
    Woohooo!!! Getting closer to a top 10!!!! Got what are hopefully 2 top20s and top 50 in everything else.

    LCM (odds are pretty good it will hold up as LCM season is pretty much over)

    50 Free
    18 Wolf, Paul R42 26.52 GERM 20080823CZONEL

    100 Free
    19 Wolf, Paul R42 59.58 GERM 20080823CZONEL

    50 back
    22 Wolf, Paul R42 33.91 GERM 20080814LCNATSL

    100 back
    24 Wolf, Paul R42 1:14.35 GERM 20080814LCNATSL

    50 Breast
    32 Wolf, Paul R42 37.05 GERM 20080823CZONEL

    50 Fly
    27 Wolf, Paul R42 29.32 GERM 20080814LCNATSL
    Good job with your rankings. That is really good because your age group is probably the fastest male age group overall. 35-39 and 45-49 are right up there too.

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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Good Job Paul.

    That's a tough age group you're in so be proud of your accomplishment.

    Now if you could just get out of and make it to practice you might get the top 10.
    I have entered the snapdragon stage of my life (Part of me has snapped and the rest of me is draggin ).

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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Great job, Paul!

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    Thanks,

    Actually made it to the pool for practice today and I was feeling it.

    14 Sep 2008

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    300 swim, 100 drill, 50 moderate, 100 kick, 150 pull

    4x50 Fly on 1:00 - drill down, swim back - low back was bothering me on this. I have finally clued into the fact that I osciilate my shoulders too high and too low so that is contributing to the low back stress.
    3x200 Free on 3:30
    50 EZ
    3x100 IM on 1:45 - tried to do fly, couldn't, did back instead but on the second rep, back wasn't happy with breast either, did the last one back-back-back-free
    R 1:00
    3x100 Free on 1:40
    4x50 Choice on 1:00 - drill down, swim back - did backstroke
    4x75 Free descend on 1:30 - really tried to nail this set, 1:01, :58, :56, :50
    50 EZ

    Have to smooth out my fly or my back is just gonna kill me. Really worried about my 100y Fly in 2 weeks. If it is still a problem after Tuesday, I think I will have to try and change events.

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    Glad to hear you made it back to the pool, Paul. Are you still planning to swim the 100 fly at the upcoming meet?
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    Robin,

    I plan on swimming tomorrow and Tuesday evening so that will be my barometer on if I will swim the 1Fly on the 27th. Right now, I'm leaning towards not but will see how it goes.

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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Quote Originally Posted by pwolf66 View Post
    I plan on swimming tomorrow and Tuesday evening so that will be my barometer on if I will swim the 1Fly on the 27th. Right now, I'm leaning towards not but will see how it goes.
    If the prospect of the 100 fly is causing you mental angst, forget it. It's not worth dreading an event or dreading a meet. You can swim the 50s and the 100 free without much base. But the 100 fly would be sure death without any training, at least IMHO. There's plenty of meets to swim it at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress View Post
    If the prospect of the 100 fly is causing you mental angst, forget it. It's not worth dreading an event or dreading a meet. You can swim the 50s and the 100 free without much base. But the 100 fly would be sure death without any training, at least IMHO. There's plenty of meets to swim it at.
    I want to swim it but I also don't want to fight being on the edge of low back and leg cramps while doing it. And if I can't do repeats of 25 fly then I'm pretty sure 100 Fly is out. Yesterday morning was more of the same, short axis wasn't working. This is not fun.

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    100 fly can be a very pleasant event. I found that if you are doing the correct arm motion the legs will do what they are suppossed to do. Just think two kicks from the shoulders and be flexible.

    I think most of the people here do not enjoy swimming a 100 fly and think it is all to do with the legs. Think clean entry clean exit of you arms, don't let the legs clear the water make sure they stay in the water.
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    George,

    My issue is low back tightness that is causing muscle cramping in my low back and legs when I do short axis strokes and not being afraid of swimming the 100 Fly.

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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Quote Originally Posted by pwolf66 View Post
    George,

    My issue is low back tightness that is causing muscle cramping in my low back and legs when I do short axis strokes and not being afraid of swimming the 100 Fly.
    Paul, how is your BR feeling when you swim?



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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Quote Originally Posted by SwimStud View Post
    Paul, how is your BR feeling when you swim?
    Since it too is a short axis stroke, it sucks.

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    Re: Paul's swimming blog

    Quote Originally Posted by pwolf66 View Post
    Since it too is a short axis stroke, it sucks.
    I've seen your stroke so I understand...but I meant pain-wise!



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