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  1. Saturday 5/30/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Hypoxic"

    6x100 @ :10 rest
    #1 - side kick
    #2 - 25 single arm FR/50 side kick/25 single arm FR
    #3 - FL kick on back H.A.S.

    4x400 @ :20 rest w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: FR kick H.A.S. w/ rolling** 25 UW + 12.5M UW off all walls
    even: FL kick w/ BD

    1:00 REST

    400 alternating 25 UW/25 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    200 FLOAT

    Total: 2800

    ** first 100, first 25 UW, second 100, second 25 UW, etc.
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  2. Friday 5/29/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC “just a quick dip to cool off”

    Air Temp: 82
    Pool Temp: 79

    400 various styles of FR/FL kick

    100 FAST FR kick FOR TIME w/ BD (1:36+)

    3x100 @ 2:30 “Rouse 100s” w/ fins

    200 FLOAT

    Total: 1000
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  3. Thursday 5/28/2020

    PM LCM Solo (last 4x300 w/ Trip) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 73
    Water Temp: 77
    *Started practice in a driving rain storm. Finished with blue skies.

    4x100 @ :10 rest FR side kick
    10x300 @ 5:00 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 3400
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  4. 5|28|20 LCM with garbage kickage

    100 fr ez wu
    2x:
    100 one arm fr, breathe bilaterally
    100 Ervin fr drill
    8 x 50 flutter kick on 0:30 rest

    was enough
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  5. Wednesday 5/27/2020

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 64
    Pool Temp: 76

    3x100 @ :10 rest I.M. kick on back H.A.S.
    3x100 @ :10 rest FR kick on side

    10x200 @ 3:20 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    300 FLOAT

    Total: 2900
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  6. 5|27|20 LCM

    100 fr ez wu
    4 x 50 fr fins on 1:00 (31-34)
    5 x 50 fr fins on 4:00 (31, 30, 29, 28, 28)
    50 kick

    Swimming portions were the easy part, the in-betweens got painful. My right side all the way down to my ankle felt much more than the left for some reason

    The news about such a great swimmer being struck by a craft quite upsetting. When I have swum OW (areas of active recreational traffic, outriggers to catamarans, kayaks, or bassboats, whatever) I’ve had a few close calls, even with the spot-buoy. Motorist just don’t look out for swimmers. I have always swam paranoid but now on I will be timid. I pray he recovers fully.

    Updated May 27th, 2020 at 05:13 PM by __steve__

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  7. Tuesday 5/26/2020

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC

    200 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    200 I.M. drill

    10x200 @ 3:00 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    8x25 @ :10 rest kick on back H.A.S.
    odd: BR
    even: FL

    Total: 2800
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  8. 5|25|20 LCM

    100 bk with fins wu
    1K bk fins ~16:30
    100 bk with fins ez
    4 x 100 drill + 4 pullups
    2 x 50 kick
    8 X 50 drill
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  9. Sunday 5/24/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC “Recovery”

    Air Temp: 82
    Pool Temp: 76

    2x w/ fins + SNKL
    300 @ 4:45 FR kick H.A.S.
    300 @ 4:15 150 FR kick H.A.S./150 swim
    300 @ 3:45 swim
    1:15 REST

    8x50 @ 1:00 “Progressive Freestyle” w/ SNKL
    3x100 @ 1:30 SMOOTH
    2x50 @ :10 rest w/ buoy + SNKL
    #1 - progressive scull
    #2 - 25 pull/25 fast catch scull (aka “doggy paddle“)

    Total: 2600

    Updated May 27th, 2020 at 03:32 PM by Calvin S

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  10. 5|22 & 5|23 LCM

    5|22
    500 bk with fins 8:20
    50 ez fins
    50 head-up fly-kick fr fins
    50 ez
    50 head-up fly-kick fr fins
    50 free kick
    50 ez kick


    5|23
    100ez
    4 x 50 fr fast fins on 3-5:00 (0:29’s)
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  11. Saturday 5/23/2020

    PM LCM Solo (w/ Srdan as "Chief Split-Getter" and Trip + Marvin spectating) "Acid Trippin'" or "Six on Five"

    Air Temp: 87
    Pool Temp: 75
    (Really cannot get much better conditions than that)

    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 @ 5:00
    100 DIVE FAST
    100 EZ

    2x200 @ :10 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 3100

    Results:
    4/13/18 (SCY) - 57.0, 58.0, 57.8, 58.5, 58.7, 58.2 (Endurance brief)
    5/26/18 (LCM) - 1:04, 1:04, 1:04+, 1:06, 1:06, 1:07 (Endurance brief)
    6/23/18 (LCM) - 1:00, 1:00, 1:01-, 1:03-, 1:03, 1:03- (B70 Neuro Comp full body)
    11/3/18 (SCY) - 55.91, 56.17, 55.88, 56.62, 57.36, 57.11 (Nike brief)
    1/26/19 (SCY) - 55.87 (26.63/29.24), 55.44 (26.79/28.65), 55.43 (26.89/28.54), 56.49 (27.31/29.18), 57.24 (no splits), 56.81 (27.71/29.10) (Finis brief)
    3/2/19 (SCY) - 53.05 (25.55/27.50), 53:29 (25.97/27.32), 53.78 (26.39/27.39), 54.15 (26.40/27.75), 55:29 (27.00/28.29), 54.28 (26.21/28.07) (B70 Neuro Comp full body)
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 1:04.60* (31.00/33.60), 1:03.62 (30.80/32.82), 1:05.71 (31.65/34.06), 1:06.08 (32.33/33.75), 1:07.56 (32.48/35.08), 1:07.51 (32.60/34.91) (Finis Brief, *forgot to remove drag suit on #1)
    2/2/20 (SCY) - 53.5, 55.6, 56.2, 56.8, 56.1, 56.9 (Nike Brief)
    5/23/20 (LCM) - 1:02.78 (29.92/32.86), 1:04.50 (31.08/33.42), 1:04.75 (30.90/33.85), 1:05.78 (31.68/34.10), 1:06.56 (32.16/34.40), 1:07.07 (32.10/34.97) (Nike Brief)

    SHOUT OUT: Srdan, for sticking around to time me. I really hit the wall after #4. This set is so much tougher when done LCM! I didn't feel like I died too much, but I will definitely be feeling this set tomorrow!
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  12. Thursday 5/21/2020

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "Recovery"

    Air Temp: 81
    Pool Temp: 73++

    500 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull

    10x200 @ 3:00 SMOOTH

    Total: 2500

    Nothing special today. Trip was being weird on the last couple 200s, but other than that, very nondescript practice today.

    Updated May 22nd, 2020 at 10:08 AM by Calvin S

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  13. 5|21|20 LCM

    <20 minutes due to weather. Yesterday no swim also due weather.

    50 fr 0:43 rest 3:00
    50 fr 0:35 rest 4:00
    50 fr fins 0:29 rest 4:00
    400 bk with fins
    50 fr fins breathe 2x
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  14. Wednesday 5/20/2020

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 55*
    Pool Temp: 70
    * So much cooler because I swam at 6:00 am.

    2x300 @ :20 rest w/ SNKL
    #1 - 75 FR/25 H.A.S. kick
    #2 - 75 FR/25 scull

    4x200 @ 2:40 (2:37, 2:38, 2:38, 2:38)
    1:20 REST
    3x200 @ 2:40 (2:36, 2:38, 2:37)
    1:20 REST
    2x200 @ 2:40 (2:34, 2:35)
    1:20 REST
    200 @ 2:40 (2:27) <-- N.S. 1:14/1:13

    9x100 @ 1:40 SMOOTH FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3500

    Updated May 20th, 2020 at 05:56 PM by Calvin S

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  15. 5|19|20 LCM

    First swim since last blog entry


    3 x 50fr/50bk/100 fr on 6:00
    2 x 50fr/150bk (fins) on 5:00
    1 x 50fr/50bk (fins)
    4 x 50 flutter kick on 2:00


    My right ankle needs to break back in to swimming

    Updated May 19th, 2020 at 06:47 PM by __steve__

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  16. Tuesday 05192020

    by , May 19th, 2020 at 03:02 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    Since the lockdown and closures were in place, I managed to swim in a local lake. Initially it was twice a week, then I increased that to 3, and maybe 4 a few times. The drive to the lake was about 30-40 minutes, there is a fee for park entry, and tolls for part of the drive there. So not free, but not crazy expensive either. But it really helped keep my sanity.
    When I first started, the water temp was in the low 60s. One day a friend told me he recorded 64F.
    We swam at Emma Long Park in Austin. There is a mostly enclosed swimming area, a beach entry between 2 docks and a rope with red buoys at the deep side. There is also a, "boat free zone," marked with buoys in the lake proper. When I first started I just swam in the enclosed area. But one day there were 5 of us, and really not enough room. One person was going out in the lake, and everyone went. There is a course in that zone, marked with buoys, that goes about 1/2 mile. After that I mostly just swam out in the lake proper, usually 3 to 3.5 miles.

    My local pools re-opened this week! Some new rules, lap swimming only, 1 person per lane, and you can only stay for an hour.
    Yesterday (Monday) was the first day. I asked a lifeguard before I got in if I had to get out in an hour or if that was only if someone was waiting. She said the latter, so I figured I'd do 90 min or so. After 70 minutes, another lifeguard poked me with a rescue tube and told me that the first lifeguard was incorrect and I needed to get out. They let me do 100 easy, and it gave me 4300 yards.


    Tuesday AM solo swim @ Sendero (SCY)
    1500 w/u (some stroke)

    100 kick w/fins and board
    4 x 125 w/fins, 25 drill/25 free/25 stroke/25 free/25 drill
    100 kick w/fins and board
    25 free w/fins
    25 fly w/fins
    100 easy

    9 x 100 @ 1:35 (a few @ 1:30)

    50 done 25 breast/25 free
    50 done 25 free/25 breast
    50 easy free
    50 fast breast

    200 w/d

    TTL: 3700 yards (about 61 min)
    water temp about 78F


    Tuesday AM solo swim @ Creekside (SCM)
    900 free (w/u and build)
    800 pull w/Agility paddles + buoy
    700 swim
    600 pull w/Catalyst paddles + buoy

    200 w/d

    TTL: 3200m (about 50 minutes)
    water temp about 80F


    I didn't say a word to the lifeguards at Sendero, but when I checked in the one guard told me there was an hour limit.
    When I checked in at Creekside, one of the guards asked, "didn't I see you at Sendero earlier?" I said yea, but this is a way to get in a longer swim

    after mostly longer all-free open water swims, with no intervals, I thought I'd struggle with 100s @ 1:35. after a few I saw I was coming in at 1:20ish, so did a few on 1:30.

    I wasn't sure I'd do a, 'double', but had a set of 800-700-600-500 planned. only I goofed and did more on my first round, so just kept it up.
    I've done workouts between 50m and 25 yards (and v/v) when switching pools around, but I don't think I've ever done 25 yards to 25m so close together. and truthfully I can't remember the last time I swam in a 25m pool, probably this one last year. but it really didn't take much to adjust.

    as I left Creekside, one of the guards asked me, "are you going back to Sendero?" I said, "that's a good idea. maybe I'll try that on a weekend "

    I understand that they have the hour rule in place to discourage people from just floating around and to keep people from congregating together. and probably 95%+ of the people who use these pools don't even swim an hour. I talked to the aquatics office yesterday, just to verify, and they pretty much said, "that's the rule." The gal I spoke with actually said that I could go from one pool to the other and be fine, or go back later in the day (I'm not sure if I can go from S to C then back to S though).
    I was the only swimmer in the pool when I left Sendero (so it was then empty, 8 lanes), and there were 2 others with me at Creekside (it is 6 lanes). they left before I did but one guy was getting in as I left there.

    I won't do this every day, but figure maybe 1-2 times a week I'll get in a little extra. and SCM mixes things up a bit too.
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  17. Tuesday 5/19/2020

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC “Threshold”

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    8x50 @ 1:00 “Progressive Freestyle” w/ SNKL
    8x25 @ :30 V.S.
    200 EZ

    100 @ 1:05
    100 @ 1:20
    2x100 @ 1:05
    100 @ 1:30
    3x100 @ 1:05
    100 @ 1:40
    3x100 @ 1:05
    100 @ 1:30
    2x100 @ 1:05
    100 @ 1:20
    100 @ 1:05

    300 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3500
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  18. Monday 5/18/2020

    PM LCM w/ Trip + Marvin @ LRRC "Break on through, to the other side"

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 73++

    Trip said it was the one year anniversary of (a) me dropping a nearly lifetime best 400M FR after being basically out of the water for 10 days on a Disney Cruise, and (b) him going over 5:00 in the 400M FR twice in one month (he said that had never happened before). Ergo, we did THIS:

    4x300 w/ fins + SNKL
    1 @ 4:45 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 @ 4:25 100 swim/200 kick H.A.S.
    1 @ 4:05 200 swim/100 kick H.A.S.
    1 @ 3:45 swim

    100 SMOOTH
    4x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 SMOOTH

    4x400 @ 6:00 MUST HOLD UNDER 5:00 (4:56, 4:58, 4:59+, 4:59-**)
    ** BONUS 1:00 after #3

    100 EZ

    Total: 3200
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  19. Sunday 5/17/2020

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 72

    2x
    4x w/ SNKL
    75 FR swim
    50 FR kick H.A.S.
    25 scull
    :15 REST
    4x100 @ 2:15 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins

    6x300 @ 4:30
    3 - tight D1-3 but HOLD UNDER 3:50 (3:48, 3:47+, 3:47-)
    3 - D1-3 to FAST (4:11, 3:57+, 3:42)

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

    Total: 4500
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  20. Friday 5/15/2020

    PM LCM Solo (last 4 100s w/ Trip) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 77
    Pool Temp: 70

    8x w/ SNKL
    75 FR swim
    50 FR kick H.A.S.
    25 scull
    :15 REST

    2x
    3x100 @ 2:15 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    3x100 @ 1:40 light D1-3 (1:20+, 1:19, 1:17+)
    100 EZ

    Total: 3000
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