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  1. Sunday 4/14/19

    AM SCY @ Rosen Aquatic Center YMCA Masters Nationals Day 4

    After a savage 36 holes of putt putt golf last night that we dubbed The Masters at Masters, I finally managed to close out the meet with a season best.

    200 Mixed FR Relay - leadoff - 23.50

    200 I.M. - 2:05.57 (26.16/33.75/36.01/29.65) - finally a season best at least!

    Total: 2000

    Not the greatest meet performance wise, but definitely the most fun Masters meet I have ever been to. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati managed to finish second overall, so that was awesome as well.

    Updated April 15th, 2019 at 11:58 AM by Calvin S

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  2. Sunday 04142019

    by , April 14th, 2019 at 05:32 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    after weeks of putting it off due to weather, I finally was able to get down to Barton Springs for some, "open water," training this morning

    splashed around 7:10am

    air temp was about 45F.
    Water temp about 68F.

    there were a bunch of triathletes splashing around the same time, most in wetsuits. I asked how many loops they'd be doing...when they said 4 (about a mile) I said, "it really isn't worth the effort of putting on and taking off a wetsuit for that." one told me the wetsuit makes him 6 minutes faster.

    anyway, I snagged a place on deck for my water and Gatorade bottles, fins, and I put out Agility paddles too. figured better to have too much stuff out and not need it.

    the water really felt so nice. with the cooler air temp, the water didn't feel as bad as it does in summer (it is from natural springs, so the water temp is about the same all the time).

    did 5 loops, took a break for feeds. on the last loop I started passing a bunch of those triathletes.
    then I did another 5 loops, stopped again for feeds. the triathletes were all gone.
    I put on the fins and did another 5 loops. stopped for feeds again.
    just did 2 more laps, then got out.

    total: 17 loops, about 4.25 miles (each loop is about .25 mile)

    saw an amazing sunrise as I was getting in the water:
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  3. Recovery Day - 4/12/18

    This is from Friday, I just didn't get a chance to post because I was busy all weekend being a swim taxi for my daughter. The cold/allergies really got me this week and still fighting some shoulder pain, so I did a stroke based set and then a kick set rather than a bunch of freestyle. Back to the grind tomorrow!

    W/U (1000):

    300 swim
    300 kick w/ fins
    200 IM drill
    200 stroke - bk/LG br by 100

    Main (1000):
    Stroke - I did 1st rd bk, 2nd rd br

    1x225 - 75 k/d/s - build
    1x150 - 50 k/d/s - build
    1x75 - 25 k/d/s - build
    2x25 FAST stroke

    Kick w/ Fins (900):
    I did fl kick on my back

    1x25 - FAST
    1x50 - 25f/25e
    1x75 - 50f/25e
    1x100 - 50f/50e
    1x125 - 75f/50e
    1x150 - 75f/75e
    1x175 - 100f/75e
    1x200 - 100f/100e

    100 easy

    Total: 3000
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