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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    1 week in sounds about right for the taper blues. You have tones of time and you have been here before I am sure. You will have a great meet in two weeks.
  2. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Crazy timing. That was a hop then jump to the thousandths
    Thanks, Steve. That start has taken me years to perfect (but it depends more upon who is swimming in on the finish...I have Chris's breaststroke timing down perfectly!).
  3. __steve__'s Avatar
    Crazy timing. That was a hop then jump to the thousandths
  4. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    With a drag suit and the week of training you have had I would say that's a good swim. I recall a 7k swim this week along with a lot of high intensity sets so a really good 5 with that background. What is your next rest meet?
    Thanks, Stewart. Next rest meet is Region VIII Sectionals in Jenks, OK next month.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    With a drag suit and the week of training you have had I would say that's a good swim. I recall a 7k swim this week along with a lot of high intensity sets so a really good 5 with that background. What is your next rest meet?
  6. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    What's a ghost turn?
    Do a normal racing start and perform 2/3 (short axis/long axis) stroke cycles, do an open/flip turn as the stroke dictates and then swim the same stroke back to the wall. All done at top speed, FL and FR ideally done without breathing. We normally do them on ~1:30 interval. It all depends upon how many people are in a lane (since we go in heats, the first heat just starts over when the last heat finishes).
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    What's a ghost turn?
  8. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Awesome set of 50s.
    Thanks, Stewart!
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Awesome set of 50s.
  10. ekw's Avatar
    Also in their lingo, OMG. FML indeed!
  11. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Got it, thanks. Sounds like it's a tough interval.
    It was :P
  12. flystorms's Avatar
    Got it, thanks. Sounds like it's a tough interval.
  13. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    What is AE MAKE?
    AE is aerobic, and MAKE means that the sole goal for that distance/interval is to just make the interval. I was going 1:04s on the first interval for the 100s. Basically touch and go. Another way to think of it is "the slowest I can go and still make the send off"...but you cannot float on the swim so it becomes a VERY quick active recovery (emphases on the active!!).
  14. flystorms's Avatar
    What is AE MAKE?
  15. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Calvin, what are ghost turns?
    "Ghost Turns" - dive off block (preferably with someone starting you), and take 2/4 strokes fast (2 for FL/BR, 4 for FR/BK), do a turn (flip for BK/FR, open for BR/FL) and sprint back to wall. Basically you have to carry your momentum through the turn so that you aren't sprinting back from a dead stop. FR/FL should be done with 0 breaths.

    "Drag Race" - exactly what it sounds like. Go out to the 15M mark, and wait for two commands. First command: "head down," no breathing after this point! Second command: whistle/"GO," and sprint race into the wall. We normally do these all FR, and will occasionally add fins and/or paddles. First one to the wall gets the bragging rights!

    We also do something else called "Underwater Returns". Under H2O returns are where you push off the wall underwater and take 4-6 FR strokes underwater (or in our case, we use the horizontal lines on the bottom of the pool and go to a certain line), fast flipturn (underwater, spinning as fast as possible to avoid floating to the surface), and then fast FL kick on back or stomach back to the wall, all of this done with no breathing.
  16. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Calvin, what are ghost turns?
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Glad to have been of help!
  18. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I was in Vero a few years back (my grandmother lived there) and was going to try to swim at St. Edwards (http://www.steds.org/podium/default.aspx?t=122904&rc=0), but never got around to it. Maybe you've already checked that out and they are non-functional at this time of year?

    There's always the ocean for some nice cold water training
    I will look into SES. Thanks, pwb. I actually just googled "public pools in vero beach/sebastian" and only got a few hits (the ones I checked into). SES never came up (although I guess it isn't "public").
  19. pwb's Avatar
    I was in Vero a few years back (my grandmother lived there) and was going to try to swim at St. Edwards (http://www.steds.org/podium/default.aspx?t=122904&rc=0), but never got around to it. Maybe you've already checked that out and they are non-functional at this time of year?

    There's always the ocean for some nice cold water training
  20. Calvin S's Avatar
    Thanks Stewart! I need to go grab some ice now!