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  1. Monday, February 18, 2013

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 06:03 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@Fort Myers Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 61, pool at 79, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny blue skies with humidity at 65%

    Warm up
    200 FR DPS ABPT
    200 FR as 50 K/wScull,50 Swim
    200 FR w/snorkel
    200 FR as k/wScull, 25 STRONG, w/snorkel,agility paddles

    *Set 1*
    10x100 FR on 1:15 w/snorkel,agility paddles
    *1:06 to 1:05

    200 BR Kick
    200 BK as 50DA/50 DPS Swim
    200 FR as DPS

    *Set 2*
    2(5x200 FR on 2:30, 1:00 rest)
    *2:20, 2:18, 2:17, 2:16, 2:16 w/snorkel
    *2:15, 2:15, 2:14, 2:13, 2:12 w/agility paddles

    200 BK DPS
    200 FLY as 25DR/25Swim

    *Set 5*
    10x25 FR Fast on :40 w/flip time
    *13 to 12

    Warm down
    400 BK/FR by 50 DPS ABPT

    Due to kids off school, cold weather, and other circumstances arrived pool later today with limited time. Did a basic workout, then rushed off to back to work.
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  2. 02/18/13

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 04:13 PM (Workout Swimmer)
    Went to Auburn for a meet this past weekend - Saturday was ok - I swam about what I expected to. Went to Red Lobster for a nice dinner & then back to hotel - where I promptly realized I had come down with a GI bug. Tried to swim the 500 on Sunday - felt sorta ok - but added 20 seconds to my time - so I'm guessing I wasn't feeling so great. Have been nauseous ever since Saturday night with mild fever. So I'll chalk this one up to "oh well". Didn't swim today - didn't go to work either. It was 27 this morning, and I had a fever & felt nauseous; I felt entitled to sleep in. Poor choice. I've been bored silly all day long. Perhaps skipping the pool was wise, but skipping work - geez, the day has just been dragging. Was able to keep down some cheese and crackers this afternoon, so I'm presuming my hale & hearty self is on the mend, and I'll be back to normal tomorrow. Weights at 5:30, then to Meyers for a quick 2000. ATAC goes to Sr Champs this weekend, so I have to practice on my own on Saturday, so I think I'll wait until lunch time & get in some "rays".
  3. Entered local SCY meet!

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 03:18 PM (Chowmi's Blog)
    I entered our 1 day SCY meet:

    50 back
    100 free (50 free split)
    200 back
    50 free
    200 free (50 free split)

    I'll do the 50 back and see how it goes. I might just do the 200 back for fun and call it a day. If I feel pretty good, then i'll do any combo of the 3 x 50 free opportunities. You have to enter upfront so might as well pick 5 for one price entry! Yours truly may need to take a little nap in between so better to enter that last 200 free, too!

    I am happy to report that the 2 x 50 frees a week have been doable and a good choice for me. I can hardly commit to anything and have very poor consistency, but I can just about always make myself do 2 x 50's a week! I can do the 1/1 consistently now, and today I went a 28 solid on my count. If I had to pick a number, i'd say 28.3

    I have decided that I only want to do ONE "conditioning" set per week. Last week it was an IM'y type of set with 200's and 150's. I was so impatient to finish that the joke was on me and I ended up blasting my way to first in the lane. Sometimes it's harder to swim it moderate than to just go over the hump and go blast-o.
  4. Still sick, Monday, Feb. 18

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 02:15 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    8 days and no progress. Still sick, must be some flu variant (though I did have a shot). I did get in 1500 on Saturday. Doesn't seem really worth it. Unfortunately, this is probably going to effect my next meet. I had planned on a good mid-season taper at the SCM Albatross meet, which is one of my fave meets of the year. At this point, I think I can only do a recovery week prior, particularly since I'm on vacation March 23-30 and likely won't swim as much as usual.

    I am now an expert on antique lighting from the 1920s and have caught up on all my DVR'd shows. I am staggering off to take Lil Fort to her indoor soccer game.
  5. Week 20 - Monday am

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 02:00 PM (After a long rest)
    I felt a little congested at the start of practice today. Tree pollen has been bad in Dallas the past week and I guess is a sign that Spring is really close(at least here).
    I felt better as the workout went on.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 45
    6x100 on 1.20 holding 1.05 pace

    Main Set
    3x(3x300 pull on 4 mins descend, 200 IM on 3min)

    Warm down
    300 easy

    Total 4700

    My descending 300s felt good and went 3.15, 3.05, 3.00, 3.15, 3.10, 3.03, 3.15, 3.05, 3.03.
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  6. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -02/19/2013

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 11:55 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 4:30 4:30
    4 X 50 1:00 :45
    Three rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2&3 right.

    1 x 200 kick 4:15
    2 X 100 kick 2:15
    6 X 50 kick 1:00
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 150 free 2:15
    1 X 150-fly,back,breast by 50- 2:45
    Six rounds. Each round faster.

    1 X 100 cruise 2:00
    1 X 75 build 1:15
    1 X 50 fast 1:15
    Four rounds, all choice.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

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  7. 02.18.13 - Back to work in the pool

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 11:17 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Dave. With my back hurting still, I was anxious to get a long workout behind me. Swimming helps a lot and the more the better. Plus, why waste my taper on rest?


    600 warm up

    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    3 x 100 - 1:20
    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    50 fly/50 free - 1:30
    3 x 100 - 1:20
    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    50 fly/50 free - 1:30
    75 fly/25 free - 1:30
    3 x 100 - 1:20
    25 fly/75 free - 1:30
    50 fly/50 free - 1:30
    75 fly/25 free - 1:30
    100 fly - 1:30 (made 1:19 <- that's the taper working!)
    50 easy

    4 x 75 fly/bk/br - 1:20
    10 x 75 25k hard/50 easy - 1:15

    5 x 100 kick - 1:50

    6 x 150 Pull - 2:15 (50bk/50fr/50bk)

    200 Cool down

    (5200 Total)
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  8. Another warm water swim at the Y

    by , February 18th, 2013 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Managed to get 2500 yards in in 55 minutes. Due to how far I have to drive I am limited to how long I can swim when I am at the Y on a workday. My normal cold pool is closed for the holiday. I wish Robin was still running the CCAC pool. He always catered to the swimmers and kept the place open on holidays, atleast for the teams.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    10x100@1:40 w/paddles & bouy was stiff today #1-5 held 1:30 then went 1:28, 1:25, 1:25, 1:26, 1:25
    500 free w/snorkle

    Total 2500 yards
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  9. 02.17.13 - Auburn meet day 2: managing pain

    by , February 17th, 2013 at 09:24 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    At 1:00 AM this morning, I decided my meet was done. I couldn't sleep because I could only minimize pain. It just hurt no matter what position I was in. It was about time for more ibuprofen so I took it and tried my best to get comfortable. I did sleep because sometime around 4:30 Dave sneaked out of the room to head to Starbucks. I had planned to catch him on the way out so I could ride along and apply some heat to my back from the heated seats in his car. Woke up at 6:00 AM about the time he was getting back in. Everything was painful. Getting out of bed, putting clothes on, going to be bathroom... it all hurt.

    About 7:00 Roger came to the room and we discussed the situation. I've gone to practice Monday mornings before after hurting my back playing soccer. However, that didn't involve swimming @ meet speeds and diving into the pool. And I've never tried swimming with this much pain before. We decided it would be taken one step at a time. First, I'd see if I could get into a racing suit. Then, I'd test things out. Light swimming, followed by some easy flip turns and then hard swimming. I planned to start the 500 from the wall for fear I'd hurt my back worse. They had a physical therapist and a massage table available. I was going to give that a try. Finally, I'd take my next dose of Ibuprofen at 9:00 AM about 40 minutes before the 500 start. If it wasn't meant to happen, I'd just scratch races until I felt I was ready. Roger led a prayer for my healing. At this point, I felt like I needed a miracle just to get into my suit.

    We got to the pool at about 8:30. The heated seats in Dave's car did feel great but getting out of his car didn't. We got our stuff settled in and I went to the locker room for my first test: the swim suit. I got it on surprisingly easily even though I was very ginger about my movements. I jumped into the pool and it felt amazing. All the weight was off my back and the pain just washed away. Took a few strokes and everything was working. Did some easy laps w/ flip turns and absolutely no pain. Did some breaststroke and no pain. Did some strokes of fly and... ok that hurt a little. But I only had 50 fly left and that was at the end of the day. After 1000 yards or so, I got the courage up to go off the blocks once they opened up a lane. I was unable to start like I normally do but I could reach down and grab the block in something that resembled a track start. I pushed off, hit the water perfect and had a smooth entry with no pain. Great! I was already doing things I hadn't planned on doing. I got out of the pool and the pain was back... but not as bad as it was earlier. Took my ibuprofen and headed over to Roger's Christian devotional. Got more prayers from my back. After that, I headed over to the physical therapist. That was 10 minutes I was not wanting to end. Back still hurt but at least I was more relaxed. Back in the pool for some speed tests. I was a bit slower than I wanted to be. Did a couple 50s @ 500 pace and a 100 @ 500 pace. The 100 was a 1:08-1:09. I was looking for 1:07. Did some more easy stuff and got ready to race.

    500 Free
    Seed time: 5:37.54
    Meet time: 5:39.09
    Splits: 1:06.52, 1:08.78, 1:08.65, 1:08.79, 1:06.35

    Start was good even with my awkward stance. It didn't take long for the swimmers around me to start pulling away. I wanted to go with them badly but at this point finishing was a victory in itself. For the first time today, my arms hurt worse than my back. It was a good feeling. I got out of the pool and suddenly felt 100% better. Did a couple hundred cool down and got ready for 200 Br.

    200 Br
    Seed time: 2:34.13
    Meet time: 2:34.24
    Splits: 35.59, 39.62, 39.45, 39.58

    This start was much better and I was flexible enough to do a normal track start. I might have chased a faster swimmer in the lane next to me a bit too much on the first 50 but held a consistent pace throughout. I really didn't think about it too much. I was still hoping to just finish. Holding my time from last year was a bonus as far as I was concerned. No cool down or warm up for 200 back.

    At this point, I had 200 back and 200 IM left. I knew I could finish the day since the backstroke start would have little risk of injury. I could gut out the 200 IM if something went wrong and I hurt my back again on that dive. It was all downhill and I was determined to finish this meet.

    200 Back
    Seed time: 3:00
    Meet time: 2:41.39
    Splits: 40.44, 40.52, 41.01, 39.42

    Turned out that ekw was in my heat, two lanes over. My plans to cruise this event were suddenly cut short. This was the swimming equivalent to challenging people to drag races in a stock ford pinto but I was going to try. I didn't do too bad but Ellen beat me anyway. Next year! Even worse, I lost by a second to the person closest to me in the high point trophy race. And he and I both were in the 200 IM. I didn't know the exact point difference but I knew it would be really close if I didn't win the 200 IM. He was seeded 5 seconds ahead of me and one heat after mine. I decide that if I was going to lose, I'd make sure he had to do a lot better than his seed time to beat me. Obviously, I was feeling better much better as my priorities had changed from managing pain to racing for points.

    200 IM
    Seed time: 2:35
    Meet time: 2:22.58!
    Splits: 31.06, 40.87, 38.48, 32.17

    Great finish for the weekend! It was fast enough by about 12 seconds for high point. I thought I had a 2:25 in me but didn't think 2:22 was possible. Took an easy 200 IM cool down.

    So, I finished the brute squad meet. 1650, 200 fly, 200 free, 400 IM, 500 free, 200 br, 200 bk, 200 IM. It was fun despite my challenges. The one thing I missed was swimming more breaststroke events. It felt weird to watch waves of 50 and 100 br heats to pass by without me getting ready to join one. Not sure if I'll do this again but I enjoyed every race. I had the strength to compete in them and recovered sufficiently to get ready for the next.

    As usual, the meet was well run. AMS always puts on a top-notch even in a really fast pool. Great to meet all the forumites that were at the meet. Seeing all of you and your achievements despite your own struggles was awesome. Thanks to my teammates that encouraged and prayed for me throughout the weekend. I couldn't find a better team. Look forward to next year!

    Updated February 17th, 2013 at 09:32 PM by pmccoy

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  10. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 Kirkland Meet Results

    by , February 17th, 2013 at 08:27 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I took off this morning around 5:15am for my trip over the mountains to the west side of the state again. I checked the pass report and viewed the Dept. of Transportations webcams for the mountain passes, and everything looked okay and good to go, so I didn't bother much in my vehicle selection. I took my normal '83 Toyota pickup (100% 2007 rebuild by me) that I drive on a daily basis, figuring it would be no problem. Well, I got to the base of the mountain pass, and the pass report sign was flashing so I tuned in on the radio to find that my pass was Traction Tires Required.
    Great!! "Too late" to turn back and get my wife's car, that would put me over 1 1/2 hours off my schedule and would've made for issues, so I just forged on with plans to take it easy if needed. Well, the snow got heavier and heavier, not really a lot on the roadway yet, but I knew the west side of the slope would get thicker...this is also the downhill side for the direction I was traveling.
    Well, I was going slow and easy, and on the downhill had a left turn coming ahead. My foot barely touched the brake pedal, and WHHHHEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I was skiing! In my truck!! Fortunately swimmers are the only ones up this early on a Sunday morning (and quite a few insane skiers), so I had the whole highway to manuever my truck around to get it under control. No problems, other than raising my heartrate to the EN3 level really quickly!!
    I'm sure I left those tracks in the snow of a spinning, sliding vehicle that we've all seen before and wondered how it ended up.
    Good news is that I made it down okay, swam the meet, and the return trip home at 1:00 in the afternoon was without incident. No snow at all on the roadway in fact!


    Started off with a nice stretched out 1000ish worth of Freestyle, with a few lengths of Fly drill mixed in near the end. One pace 50 Free, which I did a :30. Zero diving, just a little stretch out in the hot showers.
    I hadn't done much fly at all this past week, let alone the past month since I began having shoulder soreness a while back. But I never really did a lot of fly in practice to begin with, so I figured I'd be okay.

    200 Fly - 2:07.50 - New LMSC Record 35-39
    27.75 / 32.09 (59.84)
    32.98 / 34.68 <--- UGH!! at the 175, and That Guy was coming, but thankfully it was SCY, not SCM
    I looked back at my swim results database, and this is actually my 4th fastest 200 Fly for me, with my fastest being a 2:06.30. I was on track to better that today, till somebody was throwing pianos in the pool. I got hit with a small one, but a few other big ones hit too!

    200 IM - 2:11.14
    27.57 / 34.76 / 39.37 / 29.44
    My fastest time in over 2 years. I know I can improve on this race all around. I was really only happy with the final split.

    7 heats of 50 Fly rest, then...

    50 Fly - 26.23
    Right on par with where I've been when I swim this event...the one 50 I don't mind swimming. I almost kissed the wall on the turn taking a short stroke and almost regretted it.

    Afterward, I did a 300+ straight swim at a quick pace during the 10 minute break. I was probably going around 1:10-12 per 100 during it. My body needed to get a little jump start to it for the last couple events, rather than just having some EZ swimming in the 14 yard long cooldown area.

    100 Fly - 57.77
    27.03 / 30.74
    I would've like to go faster, but you can't have everything all the time. At least my kick respond to my brain's command on the final 25, so I could drive through the waves of the leader next to me who went a :53

    200 Free - 1:55.81
    26.75 / 30.03
    30.12 / 28.91
    I was happy with this race, and it was the fastest 200 Free I'd done in years too! I need to be able to bring down the middle two 50s into the :28 range as well, but that will come later in the season. My kicking training is what brought me home on this race.
  11. 7500 SCY... torture fest

    by , February 17th, 2013 at 01:42 AM (Alex's swim journal)
    I am so incredibly tired from this workout that I almost couldn't blog. I texted this workout to Scotty a couple of days ago and he wrote back "You're nuts." Sounded great around Thursday; this morning as I was getting ready... well, not so much so. It's like seeing a mountain in the far distance and saying, "yeah, that would be cool to climb." The closer you get to it, the larger it looms before you. I decided just to focus on getting through the warm-up, then the first set, etc.

    Here's how it went:

    8 x 50 on 1:00

    Main sets:
    5 x 200 free on 3:30 (3:05-3:08)
    400 IM on 8:00 (7:24)
    5 x 200 on 4:00/3:30*
    400 IM on 8:00 (7:40?)
    5 x 200 on 4:30/3:30**
    400 IM on 8:00 (7:30)
    5 x 200 on 3:30/4:00***
    400 IM on 8:00 (7:4?)
    5 x 200 free on 3:30 (3:18-3:24)
    2 x 50 fly on :10 rest
    2 x 50 back on :10 rest
    2 x 50 breast on 1:05
    2 x 50 free on :05 rest

    2 x 50 free EZ

    *Swam back, free, back, free, back--backs in 3:45-3:48; frees, 3:10s
    **Swam breast, free, breast, free, breast--breast in the 3:50-4:00 range; frees in 3:17
    ***Swam free, back, free, back, free--backs were around 3:50, the frees at 3:17-3:21

    I knew I wasn't going to make it through the last 400 IM, so I swam it as a broken 400 IM, or 8 x 50 in 400 IM order, however you want to look at it.

    What can I say? It was slow, but I was happy just to have survived it... the goal of the day was to build endurance in all strokes. I did 4 and 1/4 miles; 500 yards of fly, 1100 yards of breast, 1500 yards of back, 4400 free.
  12. Workout 02/16/13:

    by , February 16th, 2013 at 07:46 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM drill w/u

    "Build a 200 IM:" 5 x 200 on 2:50
    - 1-4: 50 stroke fast IMO into 150 DPS Fr
    - 50 EZ
    - #5: Fast 200 IM (went 2:30)

    150 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/1800 yds/30 min)

    I coached the team this morning and was able to get back this evening for a quick swim. That fast IM is a good time first me, which is encouraging. Watching some British comedies tonight with food from the chippy in our town.
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  13. 2|16|13

    by , February 16th, 2013 at 04:12 PM (Blog)

    500 flutter kick, fins/snorkel


    various: 0 arm free breathing, skulling, etc
    • 500

    50 x 15 turn drill @ ~0:20
    • ~15 with 1 second hold with feet planted
    • ~5 rotate CCW (CW is normal)
    • ~20 no rotation - coast to wall on back
    • the rest were done typical
    • 750

    mostly free stuff
    • 800

    SET I
    6 x 25 @ 0:45 fly, closed fists, fins, breathe every two
    • 150

    SET II (remove fins)
    250 flutter kick, snorkel
    • 5:55

    9 x 15 turn drill
    • 135

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  14. 02.16.13 - Auburn meet blog

    by , February 16th, 2013 at 01:22 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Events for today:

    1650 free
    200 fly
    200 free
    400 I'm

    Warmed up for the 1650:

    500 build
    4 rounds of:
    * 25 no breath - :40
    * 50 free @ 1650 pace - 1:00
    3 x 100 free @ 1650 pace - 2:00

    (1100 total)

    Couple forumites are here: ekw, Elaine, swimosaur... probably a couple more.
  15. In warm water at the Y still fast though

    by , February 16th, 2013 at 12:16 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Swam at the Y this morning. The little old lady hunched over and could barely stand up was there. She fell in the pool and after about 200 yards her swimming and flip turns started looking more normal.

    Yes that is me on a bad back day.

    500 free Ez
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    200 fly scull drill w/zoomers & snorkel
    200 1 arm fly alt rt/lt w/zoomers
    200 dolphin kick on back w/zoomers
    8x25 torque drill w/paddles & bouy
    200 fly for time went 3:27
    500 free pull w/paddles, bouy & snorkel
    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate pace
    200 EZ

    Total 3200 total

    Updated February 16th, 2013 at 04:23 PM by Donna

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  16. Week 19 - Saturday distance swimmers sprint workout

    by , February 16th, 2013 at 11:49 AM (After a long rest)
    As I blogged yesterday the pool is hosting a small college division swim champs this weekend and as such many of the normal training sessions have been canceled. I was asked yesterday if I wanted to join the high school swimmers at there morning practice. I was the oldest by at least 25 years which really brought home how old I am and how young the kids I swam with are. There were a couple of really quick middle distance boys swimming and it was fun training with them and I was proud I held my own.

    Warm up
    500 swim with snorkel
    400 Reverse IM swum drill, swim by 50
    300 kick
    200 swum as 4x50 free 25 easy, 25 fast
    100 swum as 4x25 fast 12.5

    Main set
    5x(100 with flippers on 1.10 90% effort, 75 with flippers on 55 90%, 50 with flippers on 35 90%, 25 with flippers on 20 90%, 250 pull on 3mins)

    Second set
    400 IM drill/swim by 25, 10 seconds rest
    300 IM fast in and out of the flags
    200 IM fast with 10 seconds rest
    100 IM fast broken at 25 with 10 seconds rest

    Warm down
    500 free with snorkel

    Total 5500

    The main set was hard but once I got going in set 2 I felt pretty good. I held 54s on the 100s. I was holding 2.40 on the 250s.
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  17. 2/16/13

    Not feeling very creative so I decided to borrow one of the workouts from the Stroke and IM workout forums. I used most of it and made a few minor changes. Thanks Laurie!

    200 free drill/free swim by 25
    100 kick
    100 pull
    200 IM drill/swim by 25
    4 x 50 IMO build R/15

    700 alternate 100 free/100 back R/30
    4 x 150 alt. 25 stroke kick/50 free R/20
    500 alt. 100IM/100 stroke R/20
    4 x 100 stroke R/15 (odds bk, evens br)
    4 x 75 (25 stroke/50 free) R/10
    100 EZ
    masters minute or two
    4 x 25 IMO sprint @ 45

    200 w/d


    I swam about 4500 on Wed but other than that I have not been in the pool at all this week for various reasons. It felt good to be back and this one went by quickly. Didn't push any of the main set and just focused on form and turns.
  18. Sat. Feb 16th - It's Here!!!

    Swam 1250 yards yesterday. Got down to Auburn at a decent time last night and got a fairly good rest. Just biding time now until 10:00 check-in and the 1650 around 11:15 - 11:30. Just a mental game right now - got to trust my training and just swim! Thanks for the support and comments!!!
  19. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 4:00-5:45pm

    by , February 15th, 2013 at 10:39 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    This workout was basically "The Calm Before The 200 Fly Storm" which is coming up in Kirkland on Sunday morning. Besides my 200 Fly at Mesa Nationals, I believe this is going to be the fastest, most competitive 200 Fly heat I've ever done in a masters meet setting:

    Event 4 Mixed 200 Yard Butterfly

    Heat 2 of 2:

    1 Lautman, Scott M60 Blue Wave Aquatics 2:17.17
    2 Yung, Cejih M27 Lake Washington 2:06.00
    3 Chapman, Chris M25 Lake Washington 1:56.52
    4 Adams, James M35 Hydropower Masters 2:05.35
    5 Guy, That M39 Gold's Eastside 2:07.30
    6 Rogers, Randy M54 Bainbridge Aquatics 2:26.51

    It should be a very good race across the pool, and I hopefully don't get "dropped" from the pack.

    The profiles:
    Scott recently set the Masters WR in the 200 SCM Fly for 60-64s.
    Cejih and I duke it out for the first 100 of the 400 IM (after the first 100 he leaves me in the dust), so I can just imagine.
    Chris is a top of the line sprinter, who recently did a :49 100 SCY Fly, and a 1:53ish (??) 200 SCY Fly in a USA-S meet.
    James is a wanna-be swimmer.
    That Guy is an insane wanna-be swimmer.
    Randy is probably very excited to be in our heat.



    1000 Free 50 breathe @ 3/50 breathe @ 5 - James did breathe only to the right side.

    10 x 100 SDK w/ short fins @ 2:00 MAX REST (ranged from 1:10-1:17)

    400 Free Pull (50 EZ/50 Fast) @ :30 rest
    300 Free Pull EZ @ :30 rest
    200 Free Pull FAST @ :30 rest (went 2:03)
    100 Free Pull EZ

    John split us up at this point, and made most of the kids do a lactate 100s set off the blocks...something like 5 x 100 @ 5:00 or so. Glad I wasn't doing that.
    He had the two "masters folks" (me and a Jen, 39F) and another girl do:

    4 x 300 Choice EZ @ 4:30
    I did all freestyle and just stretched them out holding ~3:45s.

    The younger girl got out, and then Jen and I did 3 x 200 Free Bucket Pulls @ 1:00 rest.
    I hadn't really done buckets in any length more than a 25 or 50 at a time. You can't really do flip turns while pulling a bucket, so I felt like a YMCA lap swimmer on the turns but with paddles and bucket I was going ~3:20s for my 200s. I wasn't trying to rip my shoulders off, but was giving a good amount of force.

    200 EZ

    5000 Yards

    No practice for us tomorrow, as John is heading to Ellensburg to join the rest of the coaches for the Jr. Champs meet that is going on. We have 60 or so kids in the meet, and this is a prelim/final meet for all the swimmers who don't have the "A" qualifying times in our LSC. Our A Champs is coming up in 2 weeks when the rest of the team will go to that one. I have to miss it (darn).
  20. Workout 02/15/13:

    by , February 15th, 2013 at 10:21 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    w/u: 200 Fr/200 BK/200 IM drill

    10 x 100 with snorkel, done as:
    - odds = flutter kick with board on 1:50
    - evens= fr on 1:20 (descended 1:14 -> 1:06)

    1 x 50 EZ
    1 x Noah's Ark with pull buoy and agility paddles

    6 x 75 on 1:15
    - 50 DPS fr into 25 Fast stroke IMO

    5 x 50 Bk on :50
    - 1-4 = Quarter's Strong
    - 5 = Fast! (went 32 low)

    200 with snorkel, dolphin dives in deep, as loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/3050 yds/60 min)

    After a dentist appointment in the morning I was able to get in a good swim at lunch time. As is often the case, Friday can be an extreme as far as adult swim goes - today there was only two others in the lane the whole time I was there = bonus. After the swim, I helped out at my son's school with their school spirit carnival (before February break), then watched his final basketball game of the season. His team won in a nail-biter! Tonight Lena and I went to a dinner at a nearby church to benefit their youth group's trip to summer camp - good food, some dancing, and a photo booth!
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