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  1. Tuesday 4/9/19

    PM SCY w/ Trip (sort of) @ LRRC

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    2x150 @ 2:00 pull
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    3x100 @ 1:40 @ MILE PACE "find the easy speed" (1:00-, 1:00, 1:00)
    200 EZ

    Total: 1500
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  2. Monday 04092019

    by , April 9th, 2019 at 05:00 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    had my first, "double," for the year yesterday
    (not quite a real workout for the second, hence the quotes)

    Monday AM solo swim @ Sendero (SCY)

    1200 w/u various

    100 kick w/board + fins

    4 rounds w/fins (25 drill/25 free/25 stroke/25 free/25 drill)

    100 kick w/board + fins

    600 swim w/fins

    100 kick w/board + fins

    100 easy (no equip)

    3 x 300 @ 4:30 stretch out, just make the interval

    100 easy

    all of these on 1:00:
    50, 25 breast/25 free
    50, 25 free/25 breast
    50 easy
    50 fast breast (40)
    50 easy free
    50 fast breast (40)

    300 w/d

    TTL: 4300

    I had a work meeting last night in downtown Austin, so I left home a little earlier and brought my swim bag....

    Monday PM solo swim @ Deep Eddy
    (pool is 33.3 yards long)

    very long, continuous w/u: 1253 yards
    swim w/fins: 395 yards
    w/d: 131 yards (4 lengths)

    TTL: 1781 yards (I think that's about a mile?), 28 min.

    this was the first day the pool was open after having been closed for 2 weeks for annual maintenance, and really looked GREAT! nice clean water, freshly painted floors, walls, it kind of smelled new...but this is the oldest pool in Texas.
    it was pretty busy. I had to wait maybe 2 minutes to jump into a lane to split (there were some circle swimming lanes, but when I asked about speeds, I didn't get a good response). as soon as I got out 2 people were vying for my spot.

    the water here comes from springs and is replaced every other day (there's a lap pool and play pool, one is replaced every night). the temp is usually around 70-72F, but it felt warmer to me.
    but the air temp was about 90F, so it really did feel good. and probably why so many people were there.
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  3. Technique/No Equipment Day - 4/9/19

    My husband is traveling for work this week and does have pool access, but couldn't bring any equipment and the pool doesn't even have so much as a spare kick board - so I wrote this with him in mind.

    I've been trying to focus a lot of technique and head position (I tend to look forward when I swim, old habit), so below is some drill work and turn work to help. Because I'm keeping my head down and more in line though, my stroke count is a little lower and therefore my timing into turns has been off, hence the 3 turn 50's. Any drill work or suggestions to help this is welcome!

    If any of these drill names don't make sense, feel free to comment. I'm not sure I remember the actual names after all these years!

    W/U (1300):

    400 swim
    400 IMO - 25k/50d/25s

    10x50 @ 1:00 - 3 turn 50's + 6 dolphin kicks off each wall

    Main 1 (800):

    8x100 @ 2:00 building block drills + swim (I did these on approx 2 min. Some drills took longer than others)

    1 - 50 skull/50 head lead & switch (arms at side)
    2 - 50 head lead & switch/50 - 3 stroke 6 kick switch
    3 - 50 - 3 stroke 6 kick switch/50 catch-up
    4 - 50 catch-up/50 swim w/ fists
    5 - 50 fists/50 swim perfect stroke
    6 - 100 build, focus on perfect stroke
    7 - ALL OUT (:58 from push)
    8 - easy

    Main 2 (600):

    1st rnd free, 2nd round fly kick on back

    4x50 kick @ 1:00 - 25easy/25fast; 25f/25e; 50f; 50 easy

    1 minute vertical kick hand above water - last 10 seconds in streamline (1st rnd fr/2nd round dolphin kick)

    4x25 kick @ :30 - 1/2 easy 1/2 fast; 1/2f 1/2e; 25f; 25e

    30 seconds vertical kick hands above water - last 5 seconds in streamline

    W/D (300):

    6x50 @ 1:00
    odd - bk/br 2k1p
    even - long glide br/fr

    Total: 3000
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  4. Update

    by , April 9th, 2019 at 08:47 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Well, the week off is going to stretch into longer. Have some issues somewhat related to my UC that I can't swim, or workout, or really do much of anything active until it heals.

    So, I'm still here, just mothballed for the moment.