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  1. Monday 7/6/2020

    AM LCM Solo (9x200 w/ LRAD) @ LRRC "Grindin'"

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 82*
    *Felt warm today.

    6x300 @ :10 rest w/ fins + SNKL
    #1 - FR kick H.A.S.
    #2 - 150 FR kick H.A.S./150 swim
    #3 - swim

    200 EZ kick w/ BD (to kick the fins out)

    16x50 @ 1:05 25 B&A drill/25 swim w/ 6-beat kick

    9x200
    1 @ 3:20 50 FR kick/100 swim/50 kick w/ BD
    1 @ 3:00 50 pull/100 swim/50 pull
    1 @ 2:40 (2:35, 2:33+, 2:28+)

    400 EZ FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 5000

    Felt sluggish today. The feel of the water temperature didn't do me any favors. I didn't feel refreshed after an easy Saturday and a day off Sunday.
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  2. Saturday 7/4/2020

    PM LCM w/ Marvin @ LRRC "Just coolin' off"

    Air Temp: 82
    Pool Temp: 84*
    *Yesterday afternoon Trip informed me that the pumps had gone out Thursday night, so my guess about why the water felt "soupy" on Friday morning was spot on. The pumps have since been fixed.

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull

    5x100 @ 2:00 FR k/sw/dr/swim w/ 1 breath max
    2x50 @ :00 FL 1 drill/1 swim
    5x100 @ 2:00 FR rolling 25 no breath on first 4, up-tempo on #5
    2x50 @ :00 FL 1 drill/1 swim

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 1700

    Wasn't even sure I was going to swim today, but work was hella busy and I needed to cool off so I stopped by the LRRC for a quick dip, without any concrete workout plan.
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  3. Friday 7/3/2020

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Threshold"

    Air Temp: 77
    Pool Temp: 82*
    *Water felt soupy again. There was a little cloudiness, so I wonder if pump is not working again?

    500 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    10x50 @ 1:00 FL kick w/ fins + BD
    500 swim every 4th 25 kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    6x50 @ 1:10 25 dog-paddle/25 swim
    5x100 @ 2:00 50 B&A drill/25 SMOOTH/:05 rest/25 FAST

    4x100 @ 1:15 (1:12, 1:14+, 1:15, 1:14+)
    1:15 REST
    3x100 @ 1:15 (1:13, 1:14+, 1:14+)
    1:15 REST
    2x100 @ 1:15 (1:13, 1:14)
    1:15 REST
    100 @ 1:15 (1:13)

    100 EZ

    Total: 3400

    Felt very sluggish today. Some of that was fatigue from the week, but I think a lot of it had to do with how warm things were this morning. It was so hot yesterday that the pool didn't cool off much last night, and the air temperature and humidity were already rising swiftly at 5:15 am! May take tomorrow completely off.
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  4. Thursday 7/2/2020

    PM LCM Solo (w/ LRAD for part of it) @ LRRC "Recovery"

    Air Temp: 94*
    Pool Temp: 83++
    * Heat Index of 109!

    2x
    300 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    3x100 @ 1:30 pull w/ SP + SNKL

    16x25 @ :40 scull w/ buoy
    #1 - head-down scull
    #2 - windshield wipers
    #3 - head-up BR
    #4 - bucket scull

    3x200 @ 3:10 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    :30 REST
    5x100 @ 1:35 pull

    Total: 3300
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  5. Wednesday 7/1/2020

    AM LCM Solo (w/ LRAD) @ LRRC "A little bit of lactate production."

    Air Temp: 77
    Pool Temp: 80

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    2x200 @ 3:10 pull w/ SNKL
    4x100 @ :10 rest FR kick w/ fins + BD
    4x150 @ 3:00 25 R-side kick/25 L-side kick/50 B&A drill/50 build
    8x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    8x @ 4:00*
    50 DIVE PURPLE (2 each stroke I.M.O.)
    50 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 3000

    Results:
    FL - :30.5, :31.1
    BK - :37.1, :36.1
    BR - :37.0, :36.2
    FR - :29.2, :29.3

    * I am not entirely sure about the interval. It was roughly 4:00, but I was floating between heats, going with the flyers for first two, then moving to the backstrokers' heat for the next two, breastrokers' heat for next two, and finally back with the flyers for my last two. It probably averaged out to about 4:00 between each swim.
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  6. Tuesday 6/30/2020

    AM LCM Solo (w/ LRAD) @ LRRC "Keeping it Rainbow Aerobic"

    Air Temp: 75
    Pool Temp: 79+

    500 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    5x100 @ 2:00 75 pull/25 scull w/ SNKL
    10x50 @ 1:00 FL kick w/ fins + BD
    20x25 @ :35 kick w/ fins
    odd: FL UW
    even: FR "surf kick"

    10x100 @ 1:50
    odd: 50 FR kick w/ BD/50 FR swim
    even: 50 FR swim/50 FR kick w/ BD

    4x50 @ 1:00 DPS
    3x100 @ 1:30 WHITE
    2x200 @ 3:10 PINK pull w/ SNKL
    400 @ 5:20 RED (4:59+)
    2x200 @ 3:10 PINK pull w/ SNKL
    3x100 @ 1:30 WHITE
    4x50 @ :50 D1-4 WHITE/PINK/RED/BLUE (:37-, :34+, :32+, :31-)

    100 EZ

    Total: 5300
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  7. Monday 6/29/2020

    AM LCM Solo (w/ LRAD) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 73
    Water Temp: 81

    500 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    400 FR kick w/ fins + BD
    300 pull every 3rd 25 scull w/ buoy + SNKL
    200 I.M. drill
    4x150 @ 2:45 6 kick roll/Popov Drill*/swim w/ 6 beat kick w/ SNKL
    *Popov Drill - 3 strokes/6 kicks

    2x
    8x25 @ :35 FAST
    :20 REST
    4x50 @ 1:00 @ 200 PACE/BLUE
    :30 REST
    2x100 @ 2:00 50 B&A drill/25 SMOOTH/25 FAST
    1:00 REST
    200 @ 4:30 MAX EFFORT/PURPLE
    RD1: :32-, :31+, :32-, :32, 2:16- (1:05+/1:10+)
    RD2: :32, :32, :32-, :32, 2:17- (1:06-/1:10+)

    8x50 @ :15 rest SMOOTH FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 4000

    Updated June 29th, 2020 at 06:36 PM by Calvin S

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  8. Saturday 6/27/2020

    PM LCM w/ Srdan + Dr. J @ LRRC "Going hard in the yard"

    Air Temp: 88
    Pool Temp: 82*
    * Chiller is now on!

    500 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    400 50 FR/50 FL kick w/ fins + BD
    4x75 @ 1:30 k/dr/bld Rolling I.M.
    4x50 @ :40 PINK
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    5x25 @ :45 SMOOTH FR w/ 6-beat kick w/ chute (full closed)
    4x50 @ 1:10 @ 200 PACE/BLUE (:32-, :31+, :31+, :31)
    5x25 @ :45 SMOOTH FR w/ 6-beat kick w/ chute (full closed)
    3x50 @ 1:00 @ 200 PACE/BLUE (:31+, :31, :31)
    50 @ 1:00 EZ **
    5x25 @ :45 SMOOTH FR w/ 6-beat kick w/ chute (full closed)
    2x50 @ :50 @ 200 PACE/BLUE (:31, :31-)
    5x25 @ :45 SMOOTH FR w/ 6-beat kick w/ chute (full closed)
    100 DIVE PURPLE (1:01.43)
    **Extra 50 was to get back to the other end where our parachutes were!

    12x50 @ 1:10 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3500

    Srdan lifted this set from Cody Miller's Vlog. We modified the set because it was written for yards. So we did 6 25s instead of 5 so we wouldn't be stuck in the middle of the pool, and modified the intervals on the 50s slightly. Very good set, Srdan was 1:03- on his 100, and Dr. J did a 50 and went 34.3. Great job all around!
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  9. Friday 6/26/2020

    AM LCM Solo (w/ LRAD) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 81

    300 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    2x150 @ 2:20 pull w/ SNKL
    6x50 @ 1:00 FL kick w/ fins + BD
    400 swim
    400 kick w/ fins + BD
    400 75 FR/25 scull pull w/ SNKL

    5x100 @ 1:15 RED
    :30 REST
    6x50 @ :55 FL drill (25 R/25 L)
    1:00 REST
    3x200 @ 2:35 RED
    :30 REST
    6x50 @ :55 BK swim
    1:00 REST
    2x300 @ 4:00 PINK
    :30 REST
    6x50 @ 1:05 BR drill (3k/1p)
    2:00 REST
    400 @ :00 BLUE (4:53-, 1:10+/1:14/1:14+/1:13-)

    200 FLOAT

    Total: 5600
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  10. Thursday 6/25/2020

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "Recovery"

    Air Temp: 88
    Water Temp: 84

    5x100 @ 2:00 75 swim/25 head-up scull
    500 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    16x50 @ 1:00 kick 25 FL UW/25 FR H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    10x150 @ 2:10 AE

    7x100 @ 1:45 FR kick H.A.S. first 12.5M UW w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 4000
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  11. 6|25|20 LCM recovery swim

    Warmup: ~75M
    Swim: 2000m of bk with surf fins 35:40
    Warmdown: 100 kick

    I will be extra slow now for my 50’s on 3:00 next workout, but doing this every so often I believe helps in long run



    400 m barefoot sprint on soft track 1:21+

    Will start to include drylands in the blog as my training becomes less fake. Training for SCM 6 months from now.

    Updated June 25th, 2020 at 08:20 PM by __steve__

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  12. 6|24|20 LCM

    Waited 30 minutes for a spot to swim. Spent the time doing drylands -push-ups, pullups, and #25 high rep DB shoulder presses

    6 x 50 as 20.3m 6-7UWDK +2-3 fr strokes / ez bk to wall
    5 x 20.3m 6-7UWDK +2-3 fr strokes on much rest
    • did 12’s and up

    2 x 50 flutter kick kinda fast


    Discovered my own little secret tip (dryland activity) that utilizes muscle control in order to maintain a tight neutral position used for primary UW’s as well as all other swimming to lesser extents. Balancing yourself upside down on one of those yoga shoulder platforms found on amazon. Regular handstands work too, but are a little too demanding to concentrate right

    Updated June 24th, 2020 at 09:31 PM by __steve__

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  13. Wednesday 6/24/2020

    AM LCM Solo (sort of w/ LRAD) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 79++

    500 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    400 BK every 4th 25 head-down scull pull w/ buoy
    300 kick w/ fins + BD
    5x100 @ 2:15 25 kick on BK in S-line/25 R arm/25 L arm/25 swim
    4x50 @ 1:00 V.S.
    100 EZ

    6x
    100 push BLUE (1:07, 1:07-, 1:06, 1:06, 1:06-, 1:02+**)
    100 SMOOTH FR kick w/ BD
    3:00 REST
    ** Dove #6

    300 EZ

    Total: 3500

    Srdan is going to think I am full of it, since I just griped to him yesterday that I was "100-ed out" after Saturday's set. The club team was basically doing their own version of 6x100 @ 6:00. I wasn't about to repeat the set, so I tried to "jazz" it up a little bit. The aim was to not give my legs a rest, but still let them get "flushed" of lactic acid with the 100 smooth kick. Meanwhile my arms had to just sit there and bake. It worked pretty well. Definitely plan to recover tomorrow

    Updated June 24th, 2020 at 05:39 PM by Calvin S

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  14. 6|23|20 LCM

    100 fr, push-ups, and various for warmup
    400 (24x17m), each length broke in 1/3 sections of bursts on the 0:40 (22 -29 rest), Br done off each wall, Fr from the two digs


    4 x 100 drills:

    • Ervin scull drill, snorkel
    • Head-up fly kick free, fins and snorkel
    • Super slowmotion free
    • One arm fr, breathe every 2 (0:50 R / 0:49 L)


    Just 900m swum, but niente immondizia
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  15. Tuesday 6/23/2020

    AM LCM Solo (w/ LRAD) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 80

    6x300 w/ fins + SNKL
    1 @ 4:45 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 @ 4:15 150 FR kick H.A.S./150 FR swim
    1 @ 3:45 FR swim

    6x50 @ :10 rest kick w/ BD
    2 - FR
    1 - BR

    6x100 @ 2:15 12.5 head-up doggie paddle/12.5 head-down doggie paddle/25 catch-up/50 swim w/ SNKL

    5x300
    2 @ 4:45 WHITE pull w/ SNKL (4:15+, 4:15-)
    :30 REST
    3 @ 4:30 D1-3 PINK/RED/BLUE (3:58++, 3:46-, 3:37-)

    14x50 @ 1:05 odd: FR, even: FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 4900

    Updated June 23rd, 2020 at 11:54 AM by Calvin S

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  16. 6|22|20 LCM

    100 bk surf fins warmup
    8 x 50 fr on 3:00 with surf fins
    (from 29 to 31)
    200 skull
    100 1 arm drill breathe each 2nd
    2 x 100 kick as 50 flutter fast / 50 frog ez

    Body had no spirit at all. O2 system felt tired, probably from too much wine on Saturday and Sunday

    5 hrs later, still tired from the swim

    Updated June 22nd, 2020 at 04:37 PM by __steve__

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  17. Monday 6/22/2020

    AM LCM Solo (w/ LRAD) @ LRRC "A Case of the Mondays"

    Air Temp: 70*
    Pool Temp: 81
    * Thunderstorms all night, but they let up in time for 5:00 AM practice. Light drizzle.

    500 swim ever 4th 25 head-up scull
    500 FR kick w/ fins + BD
    5x100 @ 1:45 breathe 4/6 by 50 pull w/ SP

    4x100 @ 1:50 (BR @ 2:00) k/sw/dr/sw by 25 I.M.O.
    1:00 REST
    8x50 @ :55 (BR @ 1:00) dr/fast by 25 I.M.O. (2 each stroke)
    1:00 REST
    16x25 @ :10 rest FAST I.M.O. (4 each stroke)

    4x100 @ 1:50 FR w/ 6-beat kick w/ SNKL
    :30 REST
    4x100 @ 1:15 RED (1:10+, 1:13+, 1:14-, 1:14-)
    1:00 REST
    6x50
    3 @ :35* RED
    3 @ :40 AE
    * I missed #3, and then had to sprint #4 to get back on cycle. Even I am mortal sometimes

    200 EZ FR kick w/ BD

    Total: 4000

    Man I felt stale today. I forgot to ice and rehab on Sunday, and so I came in today not feeling very sharp. The club team actually did the above set twice through, and maybe if I had selected the second intervals (1:20/:40/:45) I might have made it through the second round. But one round on the fast intervals left me gassed.
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  18. Saturday 6/20/2020

    PM LCM w/ Trip Strauss, Noel Strauss (no relation), Srdan, and Michael (w/ Marvin and Doug as the "Tsars of the Timing Device") "Super Suit Saturday" or "Unhitch the wagon and let the ponies run!"

    Air Temp: 74*
    Pool Temp: 82
    *Overcast and drizzling throughout set, which made conditions ideal for speed! Also they fixed the pump so no more swimming through molasses.

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    4x50 @ :40 PINK
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    6x @ 6:00 w/ B70 Neuro Comp full body suit
    100 DIVE FAST/PURPLE
    150 EZ

    Total: 3000

    Results:
    Calvin: 1:00.20, 1:00.58, 1:00.02, 1:02.05, 1:03.93, 1:03.02
    Trip: 1:06.90, 1:08.56, 1:09.20, 1:09.82, 1:09.83, 1:09.24
    Noel: 1:02.46, 1:02.75, 1:04.80, 1:07.70, 1:06.53, 1:06.58
    Srdan: 59.40, 1:06.78, 1:09.87, 1:07.78, 1:13.68, 1:06.44
    Michael: 1:14.22, 1:15.58, 1:17.10, 1:20.78, 1:22.49, 1:23.44

    For Trip:
    6/8/2019 - 1:08.94, 1:09.92, 1:09.62, 1:10.04, 1:10.19, 1:09.32

    SHOUT OUT: To everyone. We all kicked ass today on this set. Thanks Marvin and Doug for timing. We had some great racing!

    Updated June 21st, 2020 at 07:00 PM by Calvin S

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  19. 6|19|20 LCM aerobic

    Recovery swim, from dryland activity prior day:

    100 ez with surf fins
    2.5K bk with surf fins
    50 flutter kick fast
    50 frog kick ez
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  20. Friday 6/19/2020

    AM LCM Solo (mostly) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 70
    Pool Temp: 81*
    * Still feels like swimming through soup. Pump supposed to be fixed today.

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    4x50 @ :40 PINK
    4x25 @ :40 V.S. FR kick w/ BD

    2x
    3x100 @ 2:00
    RD1: FL kick w/ fins + BD
    RD2: FR SMOOTH
    6x50
    RD1 @ :50 FL kick w/ fins + BD
    RD2 @ 1:00
    odd: FR SMOOTH
    even: FL D1-3 (:35, :33, :32-)

    Total: 3200

    Didn't have anything planned out beyond warm-up today, so I jumped into the set that Frank Lawrence (CEO of the LRRC/LRAC) and his triathlete/ironman group was doing. I modified the strokes a little to fit my tastes.
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