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  1. Long Recovery Warm-up + Main Kick Set

    I decided to go for a main kick set today, but started with a long recovery warm-up swim for my arms. I did mostly freestyle for the 1000 mix, but feel free to mix it based on how you feel in the water. Today, I think I could have just kept going and going nice and easy for a continuous swim, but forced myself to stop and do something else.

    W/U (1000):

    1000 mix - choice

    Main - Kick Set Ladder (1600):

    25/50/75/100/125/150/175/200/175/150/125/100/75/50/25 - fast/easy combo

    *For the ladder up (25 -> 200) - freestyle kick w/ fins
    *For the ladder down (175 -> 25) - easy breaststroke kick, fast free no fins

    Intervals:
    25 -> 100 & 100 -> 25 - 10 seconds rest
    125 -> 200 ->125 - 20 seconds rest

    25 f
    25 f / 25 e
    50 f / 25 e
    50 f / 50 e
    75 f / 50 e
    75 f / 75 e
    100 f / 75 e
    100 f / 100 e
    100 e / 75 f
    75 e / 75 f
    75 e / 50 f
    50 e / 50 f
    50 e / 25 f
    25 e / 25 f
    25 e

    400 easy swim warm down

    Total: 3000
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  2. Wednesday Long Aerobic

    Today was the first day I felt good in the water in a long time (yay)! I felt tired, but none of my aches and pains that have been getting me down lately got in the way. I actually really liked this set, it gave me a chance to get my heart rate up and do some varying speeds. The goal for the 50's was to start out on a strong interval and then descend so the second one in each round is faster, but has an extra :05 rest (also gave me time to get buoy & paddles on). Enjoy!

    W/U (800):

    4x125 @ 1:45 - 5th 25 stroke RIMO

    4x75 @ 1:15 pull - roaming 25's strong pace (~80%)

    1 - 25 strong / 50 smooth
    2 - 25 smooth / 25 strong / 25 smooth
    3 - 50 smooth / 25 strong
    4 - 75 strong

    Main (2200):

    4X [
    *50's - desc 1-2 during each round

    1x200 swim @ 2:50
    1x50 swim @ :40
    1x100 swim @ 1:20
    1x50 swim @ :45
    1x150 pull w/ pads + buoy neg split @ 2:25

    1-300 easy warm down

    Total: 31-3300
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  3. Monday Aerobic Motivation

    Today was kind of a "where am I at?" test in terms of my aerobic base after taking about 4 weeks off. It's not pretty, but it was a start and went better than I thought. I'll be using longer aerobic sets as the main set for the next couple weeks to try and build my endurance back up. All said and done, this took about an hour today. Happy swimming!

    W/U (700):

    300 sw fr/bk/br x 25
    100 long glide br
    4x75 @ 1:30 dr/sw/bu

    Main (1200):

    12x100 @ 1:25 swim - try to keep under 1:15

    100 easy

    Sprint (200):

    8x25 @ :30 - fast/easy, easy/fast, fast, easy x 2
    *I did all free but you can do first round fr and 2nd rd stroke

    Stroke/Drill (700):

    4X [ IMO by round
    25 pull w/ pads + buoy
    50 swim stroke
    50 kick stroke ]

    4x50 @ 1:00 w/ fins + pads
    swim free - 6 dolphins off each wall + 3 strokes before a breath. No breath in/out flags.

    100 easy

    Total: 3000
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  4. Easing back into the water...

    So this week was my first week back after about a month off. Ouch. Between the holidays, winter crud, a (ski related, I think) tailbone injury, and more winter crud - I pretty much took a month off give or take a few attempts in December/January to swim. I did two workouts this week, and they both hurt, but I'm back at it. A little hard to find motivation, but it feels good (at least mentally) to be back in. Here was a short aerobic workout from Wednesday just to get myself going again:

    24x100

    4 @ 1:30 swim
    4 @ 1:30 pull
    4 @ 1:25 swim
    4 @ 1:50 kick w/ fins
    4 @ 1:20 swim
    4 @ 1:50 stroke (I did 50bk/br)

    Total: 2400

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