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  1. mcnair's Avatar
    Don't forget to take the vitamins and drink lots of water... helps fight off the cold and makes the weight maintenance a little easier too. You'll get that energy back.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Yes this was a killer. I must admit the times on the 75s were the least of my problems. We had no rest between sets and the 75's were on a minute except the breast(I don't recall the breast times). On the 75's they were pretty much touch and go again. As much as possible i was using these as a catch my breath before going again on the 250s.

    Throughout the day I have stiffened up and the drive from Austin back to Dallas did not help so i plan on going to my teams workout this evening just to get a stretch swim in.
  3. knelson's Avatar
    That main set looks like a killer! What were the 75s on? Any breaks between rounds?
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    When I get sore like that from pullling with paddles, I drop the paddles and pulling to alternate days or more as needed, and then bring it back when 85-90% recovered. Rest/recovery is even more important to the adult swimmers, in terms of consistency and health benefits of swimming.
    Great advice. I think I am living in the past in terms of what I am expecting to do and how my body reacts. I am trying to listen to my body but it's hard.

    When looking at other peoples blogs it looks like a lot of people are swimming most days. I don't know if these people are in my age group(40-44) or not. I am itching to increase the number and length of my workouts but thus far have resisted the temptation. I am currently doing 3 masters workouts and one public swim. My intent with the Saturday swim was to get in a do an easy 2500 workout.

    My coach is going to open up our pool to masters swimmers going to nationals to 5 mornings and two evenings in the new year. I am starting doing dry land next week and I am hoping to build my total yardage until march and then do some quality work and a taper for nationals. I would like to do 5 events at nationals plus relays. I have a long way to go and want to build the yardage rather than jump in and injure myself.
  5. fdtotten's Avatar
    When I get sore like that from pullling with paddles, I drop the paddles and pulling to alternate days or more as needed, and then bring it back when 85-90% recovered. Rest/recovery is even more important to the adult swimmers, in terms of consistency and health benefits of swimming.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    So far, you have made an outstanding start. Keep at it! I like the workout. At 18.8 BMI and 6'5", your body profile in the water is really long and thin. Just curious as to are you doing any dryland work to supplement your swimming.
    My plan is 3 phase; phase 1 is to get back to half way decent shape by Christamas and getting to my target 190lbs weight, primarily doing 3-4 mornings a week. Phase 2 is to go to 5 mornings, 2 weight sessions and 3 evenings, building my yardage until the end of March, with a couple meets. I am going to do the Jesse Coon meet in Bryan Texas in Jan, and the DAM meet in Dallas in Feb/March. Phase3 will be a training camp in March and then an April taper culminating with Nationals. I am not setting any time goals but ope to be competitive in the middle distance free events.

    After college I never thought I would want to compete again, let alone spend the hours of practice required to compete. So far I am really enjoying masters. I am training with a terrific group, great coach and fantastic facilities.

    Thanks for all the great comments.
  7. fdtotten's Avatar
    So far, you have made an outstanding start. Keep at it! I like the workout. At 18.8 BMI and 6'5", your body profile in the water is really long and thin. Just curious as to are you doing any dryland work to supplement your swimming.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    Welcome back! That's impressive weight loss in that short an amount of time.
    Thanks so much. I believe the loss is largely due to having fun again in the pool and wanting to work out again. Now the hard part starts;keeping it off. I am hoping to do a few meets and go to 5 mornings and a couple nights each week in Jan so fingers crossed I will continue the progress.
  9. ekw's Avatar
    Welcome back! That's impressive weight loss in that short an amount of time.
  10. rxleakem's Avatar
    back to the pool and thanks for sharing your story in the blogs. Enjoy the water!