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  1. Saturday 2/8/2020

    PM SCY @ UALR "Valentine Invitational"

    300 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    200 kick 25 FR/25 BR
    2x100 @ 1:45 k/sw/dr/bld
    #1 - FR
    #2 - BR

    2x50 @ :50 FR
    #1 - BUF
    #2 - @ 200 PACE

    25 DIVE FAST BR (13.9)
    275 EZ

    200 FR - 1:51.60 (26.05/28.15/28.70/28.70) - I tried a new strategy for this race. I tried to be strong and fast on the opening 50, but without the legs and dialing back the turnover. At the 50 turn, I came off the wall and pounded the legs for the middle 100. Then I just tried to bring it home. The race was great and I am happy with the time and the splitting, but wish I had more opening speed (a theme to be repeated today). Lifetime best is only 1:49.9, so this wasn't far off.

    600 EZ (100 swim/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    300 swim
    2x50 @ :10 rest BR kick w/ BD
    2x25 @ :15 rest BR pull w/ paddles
    2x25 @ :15 rest BR swim w/ fingertip SP
    4x25 @ :15 rest V.S. BR

    100 BR - 1:01.95 (29.21/32.74) - So this was my first 100 yard breaststroke in almost 6 years. As I expected, especially with the lack of top speed BR I have been doing in practice, my walls were awful. Pullouts felt great, but I mistimed all four walls. I also had bad opening speed again, definitely a bigger deal for a race as short as this. I was definitely happy to be 1:01. It gives me a glimmer of hope that with work, I could maybe dip back under 1:00 again. This race was EASILY a 1:00 swim if I had nailed all four walls.

    100 EZ

    Total: 2700

    SHOUT OUT: Trip, Doug, and Dr. J on some great swims. What this drop taper tells me is that I definitely have some speed potential with rest. I had only just felt like I was hitting my peak training speed again before I backed off. Definitely excited about what I can do with a full taper. However this may be my only chance to taper, much less race, short course yards this season. My main focus will be the LCM summer season!
  2. Friday 2/7/2020

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Drop-taper Day #4"

    300 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD

    2x50 @ 1:00 BUF

    2x50 @ 1:00 rest 25 DIVE FAST/25 EZ

    100 EZ

    Total: 800
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  3. Thursday 2/6/2020

    PM SCY Solo (w/ Trip as "Head Timer" and Doug as "Head Cheerleader") @ LRRC "Broken Swims/Drop-taper Day #3"

    300 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    3x100 @ 1:45 k/sw/dr/bld
    #1/#3 - BR
    #2 - FR

    8x25 @ :35 swim w/ finger tip strapless paddles
    odd: FR
    even: BR

    2x50 @ :30 rest
    #1 - DIVE w/ FAST BO/EZ
    #2 - DIVE FAST 25/25 EZ

    100 BR "Broken" (50 - :10 - 25 - :05 - 25)
    29.52/15.48/15.67 - 1:00.67

    200 FLOAT

    Total: 1200

    Felt a little rushed on the broken swim, but I will take a 1:00. Did the practice in my old full-body B70 Neuro Comp tech suit. I wanted to "feel" fast without the shave!
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  4. Equipment Quick Change

    I had a short amount of time this morning so I did a quick 2k trying to incorporate some aerobic swimming (for time's sake). The fun part about this main set is that you have to swim just a little faster on the swim parts to make the interval and have time to switch equipment. Happy Wednesday!

    W/U (300):

    300 choice swim

    Main (1500):

    3x200

    1 - pull @ 2:50
    2 - swim @ 2:40
    3 - swim w/ fins @ 2:30

    3x150

    2:10/2:00/1:50 - pull/swim/swim w/ fins

    3x100

    1:30/1:20/1:10 - pull/sw/fins

    3x50

    :50/:40/:30 - pull/sw/fins

    200 warm down

    Total: 2000
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  5. Tuesday 2/4/2020

    PM SCY Solo (w/ Trip as "Head Timer") @ LRRC "200 Pace work/Drop-taper Day #2"

    2x150 @ :10 rest 100 FR/50 BK
    200 N.S. pull w/ paddles + SNKL (1:07/1:04)
    100 BR kick w/ BD

    4x50 FR
    1 @ 1:00 build (28.5)
    3 @ :50 @ 200 PACE to the feet (27.8, 27.6, 27.8)

    200 FLOAT

    Total: 1000

    SHOUT OUT: Trip, for showing up on deck at precisely the moment I needed a timer!

    I felt really good today. Went with my "competition" suit (not my tech suit, just a tight Nike brief) for practice. Same suit I wore for the "Six on Five" two days ago. Plan to take tomorrow off, then go full body suit for a broken 100 BR on Thursday, then float Friday and then it's off to the races on Saturday (200 FR and 100 BR)!
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  6. Monday 2/3/2020

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Recovery/Drop-taper Day #1"

    5x100 w/ SNKL
    1 @ 2:00 FR kick H.A.S.
    1 @ 1:50 75 FR kick H.A.S./25 swim
    1 @ 1:40 50 FR kick H.A.S./50 swim
    1 @ 1:30 25 FR kick H.A.S./75 swim
    1 @ 1:20 swim

    3x100 @ 2:00 "hullabaloo"
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    2x150 @ 2:30 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 1500
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  7. Sunday 2/2/2020

    PM SCY w/ Trip, Srdan, and Michael @ LRRC "Six on Five"

    600 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x100 @ 1:45 k/sw/dr/bld
    4x50 @ :35 PINK
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    6x @ 5:00
    100 DIVE FAST
    150 EZ

    Total: 3000

    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)


    Trip's Results:
    11/3/18 (SCY) - 1:00.78, 1:00.06, 1:00.00, 1:00.11, 1:00.38, 1:00.18 (Endurance jammer)
    1/26/19 (SCY) - 1:00.59 (29.53/31.06), 1:00.41 (29.30/31.11), 1:00.28 (29.40/30.88), 1:00.34 (29.14/31.20), 59.97 (28.90/31.07), 1:00.82 (29.40/31.42) (Endurance jammer)
    3/2/19 (SCY) - 1:00.73 (29.42/31.31), 1:00.87 (29.62/31.25), 1:00.67 (29.34/31.33), 1:00.87 (29.38/31.49), 1:00.25 (29.08/31.17), 1:01.03 (29.46/31.57) (Endurance jammer)
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 1:08.94 (33.62/35.32), 1:09.92 (34.11/35.81), 1:09.62 (33.93/35.69), 1:10.04 (34.22/35.82), 1:10.19 (34.21/35.98), 1:09.32 (34.03/35.29) (Endurance Jammer)
    2/2/20 (SCY) - 1:01.0, 1:00.6, 1:00.5, 1:00.8, 1:00.6, 1:00.2 (Endurance Jammer)

    Srdin's Results:
    2/2/20 (SCY) - 52.2, 55.6, 57.4, 59.6, 57.8, 57.6 (some random brief)

    SHOUT OUT: Trip, because he asked nicely for one. He also threw down on this set. As did Srdin. He was a wicked fast 52.2 on the first 100. Made me look like I was standing still. This set sucks. I mean, it tells you a lot about whether you can hold on, and mentally its a grind, but the aftermath is horrible. I get bad "lactate headaches" as I call them. Going to need a hardcore recovery day tomorrow!

    Updated February 17th, 2020 at 02:26 PM by Calvin S

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  8. Saturday 2/1/2020

    PM SCY @ UALR "How's about a race?"

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x75 @ :10 rest k/dr/bld
    4x50 @ :40 PINK
    4x25 @ :30 V.S.

    50 FR - 23.24 - Too deep on my dive, and had to breathe once at flags on the first 25 and once a few strokes off the wall on the second 25. Other than that, not bad I suppose coming off some heavy training. I did throw on my tech suit for this race!

    250 EZ

    Total: 1300
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  9. Friday 1/31/2020

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Recovery/Friday Fly Day"

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    6x100 @ 1:45 k/sw/dr/bld
    odd: FL
    even: FR

    10x100 @ 1:30 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    4x50 mid-pool 25 FAST/25 EZ
    odd: FL
    even: FR

    100 EZ

    Total: 2300
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  10. Thursday 1/30/2020

    PM SCY Solo (w/ Trip + Srdan on 4x300/4x100) @ LRRC "Droppin' the hammer on Thor's day"

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    2x150 @ 2:10
    #1 - breathe 2/4/6 by 50
    #2 - breathe 4/6/8 by 50

    4x100 @ 1:07 (1:06-, 1:06+, 1:06, 1:06)
    1:07 REST
    3x100 @ 1:07 (1:04+, 1:05-, 1:05)
    1:07 REST
    2x100 @ 1:07 (1:03+, 1:04-)
    1:07 REST
    100 @ 1:07 (1:01)

    2x
    3x100 @ 2:00 "hullabaloo"
    8x25 @ :30 BR w/ FL kick w/ fins + strapless fingertip paddles (focus on loading hips and forearm catch)

    4x300 @ 4:00 N.S. pull w/ SP
    200 @ 6:00 EZ
    4x100 @ 2:00 BEST AVG (:58+, :58-, :58, :59)

    200 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 6000

    Updated February 17th, 2020 at 02:26 PM by Calvin S

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Tuesday 1/28/2020

    PM SCY w/ Trip @ LRRC "Something a little different"

    6x300
    2 @ 3:55
    2 @ 3:45
    2 @ 3:35

    8x100 @ 1:30 FR kick w/ fins + BD

    300 @ 4:00 WHITE
    325 @ 4:00 PINK
    350 @ 4:00 RED
    3:00 REST
    400 @ 5:00 PINK
    425 @ 5:00 RED
    450 @ 5:00 BLUE

    150 EZ

    Total: 5000
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  14. Monday 1/27/2020

    PM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Kickin' it"

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x100 @ 1:30 k/dr/UW/12.5 FAST/12.5 EZ w/ fins
    2x200 @ 2:40 D1-2 pull w/ SP

    2x
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle"
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim

    3x100 @ 1:45 FR kick w/ BD
    200 @ 3:45 BK pull w/ SP
    3x100 @ 1:40 FR kick w/ BD
    200 @ 3:45 BK pull w/ SP

    8x25 @ :24 FL swim w/ 8 kicks off wall and 8 strokes max "in memoriam"

    300 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3500
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  15. 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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  16. Saturday 1/25/2020

    AM SCY w/ the Lady Trojans @ UALR "Distance Workout"

    4x200 @ 2:40 swim w/ fins + paddles + SNKL
    4x100 @ 1:20 D1-4

    3x
    6x25 @ :40 "Ervin"

    50 EZ

    2x400 @ 5:15 PINK
    6x100 @ 1:20 D1-3, 4-6 to Mile Pace
    :30 REST
    3x300 @ 3:50 PINK pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    4x100 @ 1:20
    #1/3 - SMOOTH
    #2/4 - @ MP
    1:10 REST
    4x200 @ 2:40 PINK
    3x100 @ 1:20 @ MP (1:03.9, 1:03.9, 1:03.6)

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 5600

    Water was quite warm, which made going fast rather difficult.

    Updated January 25th, 2020 at 01:42 PM by Calvin S

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  17. 1|24|20 13m

    by , January 24th, 2020 at 08:58 PM (Blog)
    10 x 13m fr on 0:20
    10 x 13m fr on 0:30
    20 x 13m on 0:30 o:br/e:fr
    30 x 13m fr on 0:30

    Just 910m swum slower than 50 race pace, but faster than 100

    Updated January 25th, 2020 at 10:42 AM by __steve__

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  18. Friday 1/24/2020

    PM SCY Solo (and 12x100 w/ Trip) @ LRRC "Quantity with a dash of quality"

    400 swim every 4th 25 head up scull
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    300 RIMO k/dr/sw
    2x150 @ 1:55 N.S. pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 (25 swim/25 head-up scull)
    4x50 @ :35 PINK
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim

    4x100 @ 1:08 (1:05+, 1:06, 1:06+, 1:06+)
    1:08 REST
    3x100 @ 1:08 (1:05, 1:06, 1:06)
    1:08 REST
    2x100 @ 1:08 (1:05, 1:06)
    1:08 REST
    100 @ 1:08 (1:03)

    5x200 @ :10 rest 50 FL/50 FR kick w/ fins + BD

    12x100 @ 1:30 I.M. focus on perfect transitions

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 5300
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  19. 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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  20. Thursday 1/23/2020

    PM SCY Solo (and 3x300 w/ Trip) @ LRRC

    500 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    4x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    2x
    6x50
    3 @ :35 MAKE
    3 @ :40 AE
    :30 REST
    4x75
    2 @ :50 MAKE
    2 @ :55 AE
    :45 REST
    3x100 @ 1:08 RED
    1:06 REST
    2x150 @ 1:40 BLUE
    3:40 REST

    2x300 @ 4:00 SMOOTH pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    1:00 REST
    300 @ 4:00 UP TEMPO, "Zane Grothe Style**," give Trip someone to race (3:23+)

    200 EZ

    Total: 5000

    ** I read once that Zane Grothe will do some of his crazy distance sets with NO KICKOUTS OFF ALL WALLS. I think the point being to really focus on the stroke, and increasing the number of strokes to work on each length of the pool. I agreed to level the playing field a little bit for Trip (who's walls leave something to be desired) by not kicking out of any walls.
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