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  1. 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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  2. Thursday 6/18/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Aerobic Capacity"

    Air Temp: 89
    Pool Temp: 84*
    *And the pump is broken so the water isn't circulating. Felt like swimming through sludge, and the water actually felt more like 86+.

    8x
    75 FR swim
    50 FR kick on side (25 R/25 L)
    25 head-up scull
    :10 rest

    5x100 @ 1:20 (1:14-, 1:14+, 1:15-, 1:15-, 1:15-)
    1:20 REST
    4x100 @ 1:20 (1:14-, 1:14, 1:14, 1:13+)
    1:20 REST
    3x100 @ 1:20 (1:12+, 1:13-, 1:13-)
    1:20 REST
    2x100 @ 1:20 (1:11, 1:12-)
    1:20 REST
    100 @ 1:20 (1:09)

    300 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3000
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  3. Wednesday 6/17/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Recovery and Maintenance"

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL

    8x150 @ 2:45
    2 - breathe 2-4-6 by 50 pull w/ SP
    2 - FL kick w/ fins + BD

    24x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    2x100 @ 1:00 rest 15M dive FAST/20 EZ/30 FAST w/ turn/20 EZ/15 FAST finish

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 3100
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  4. Tuesday 6/16/2020

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC (did part of LRAD's practice) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 70
    Pool Temp: 82

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

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

    MAX FOCUS ON HEAD POSITION!!
    8x25 @ :10 rest BK kick in S-line
    8x25 @ :10 rest BK overhead scull
    8x50 @ 1:10 BK kick H.A.S. emphasize shoulder/hip roll w/ fins
    10x50 @ 1:10
    odd: 25 R/25 L
    even: swim

    400 @ 6:20 SMOOTH
    8x50 @ :40
    PINK (:35, :36+, :37, :37-, :37, :37+, :37, :37+)
    1:00 REST
    400 @ 6:20 SMOOTH
    4x100 @ 1:15
    RED (1:10-, 1:12-, 1:13-, 1:13-)
    1:00 REST
    400 @ 6:20 SMOOTH
    200 @ :00
    MAX EFFORT/BLUE (2:19+ [1:08+/1:10+])

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 5600

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  5. 6|16|20. 25 minutes

    33 x 10-15 seconds nb fr / 35-40 rest
    midpool dig twice a length

    Updated June 16th, 2020 at 07:11 PM by __steve__

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  6. Monday 6/15/2020

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 70
    Pool Temp: 81+

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    4x150 @ 2:30 50 FR kick w/ BD/50 B&A drill/50 swim (middle 25 NO BREATH) w/ fins
    8x25 @ :40 V.S. FR kick w/ BD
    400 pull every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    8x25 @ :30 V.S. FR swim
    100 EZ

    4x100 @ 2:30 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins
    100 EZ

    2x
    2x200 @ 3:30 I.M.
    #1 - 25 drill/25 swim
    #2 - swim
    :30 REST
    200 @ 4:00 FAST I.M. (done as 2x100 I.M.)

    100 EZ

    Total: 4100
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  7. Sunday 6/14/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 91
    Pool Temp: 85+

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    4x75 @ 1:20 k/dr/UW w/ fins
    2x150 @ 2:15 breathe 2-4-6 by 50 pull w/ SP
    1:00 REST

    All FR kick w/ BD
    50 @ 1:15
    50 @ :55
    50 @ 1:15
    2x50 @ :55
    50 @ 1:15
    3x50 @ :55
    50 @ 1:15
    4x50 @ :55

    300 EZ

    8x100 @ 2:30 "Rouse 100s" w/ fins
    200 EZ

    Total: 4000

    Updated June 15th, 2020 at 09:43 AM by Calvin S

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  8. 6|13|20 LCM

    Escaped kitchen renovation for a quick swim.

    6 x 50 fr on 2:00 with surf fins (31’s)
    2 x 50 head-up fr with fly kick. surf fins and snorkel
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  9. Saturday 6/13/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Recovery-ish"

    Air Temp: 91
    Pool Temp: 84 (bleh!)

    5x400 @ :20 rest
    #1 - 75 swim/25 head up scull
    #2 - 50 FL/50 FR kick w/ fins + BD
    #3 - I.M. k/sw/dr/bld by 25
    #4 - 75 pull/25 scull w/ buoy + SNKL
    #5 - swim w/ strong back half/N.S. (1:13/1:17/1:13/1:12 - 4:55)

    20x50 @ 1:00 FR swim focus on DPS w/ fins + paddles + SNKL

    Total: 3000
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  10. Friday 6/12/2020

    PM LCM w/ Trip + Srdan (+ Marvin as "Chief Split-Getter") @ LRRC "BEST AVG...or 'JUST AVG'?"

    Air Temp: 89
    Pool Temp: 82

    500 swim 50 FR/50 BK dive every 100
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL
    4x25 @ :30 V.S.
    100 EZ

    10x100 @ 2:00 BLUE/BEST AVG

    5x100 @ 1:45 FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2600

    Results:
    Calvin: 1:09, 1:08, 1:07, 1:08, 1:08+, 1:09, 1:08+, 1:09, 1:10, 1:10-
    Trip: 1:13, 1:13+, 1:14, 1:13, 1:14, 1:14, 1:14-, 1:14, 1:13, 1:12
    Srdan: 1:12, 1:13-, 1:13, 1:15, 1:17, 1:15, 1:15, 1:16, 1:14, 1:10 (he pulled the last 5)

    Solid set by all. Last record I have of doing this set LCM was on 5/1/2019, and there I was: 1:09-, 1:08+, 1:09, 1:09+, 1:10-, 1:10, 1:10, 1:11-, 1:09+, 1:08+ so I was happier with this iteration of the set. I fell off towards the end, but the water temp and the heat started to get to me. Always blows my mind how much more difficult this set is LCM over SCY!

    Updated June 13th, 2020 at 12:36 PM by Calvin S

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  11. Thursday 6/11/2020

    AM LCM Solo (did part of LRAD practice again) @ LRRC “Bread and Butter Middle Distance Work”

    Air Temp: 63*
    Pool Temp: 78
    *5:00 am

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

    4x50 @ 1:10 D1-4 FR kick w/ BD

    4x100 @ 2:15 25 FL kick on BK/25 4R/4L/4 full strokes FL/25 dolphins dives/25 STRONG FL

    AE to STRONG AE, make all intervals
    100 @ 1:40
    200 @ 3:00
    300 @ 4:00
    200 @ 3:00
    100 @ 1:40
    200 @ 2:50
    300 @ 3:45
    200 @ 2:40
    100 @ 1:15

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 4200

    I had planned to do an easy recovery practice, but that 100/200/300 set was like right in my wheelhouse. Riddle me this, does the fact that I trained for 8 straight weeks when the club team couldn’t excuse the fact that I was one of only four swimmers who made this whole set? Or did it really look that bad that the 35.5 year old took most of them to the cleaners? Either way, felt great today

    Updated June 11th, 2020 at 04:36 PM by Calvin S

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  12. Wednesday 6/10/2020

    AM LCM Solo (but w/ LRAD - "Arkansas Dolphins" club team) @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 61*
    Pool Temp: 80
    *5:00 am

    800 alternating 75 FR/25 head-up scull/75 BK/25 bucket scull

    **At this point the club team got in and seeing as I didn't have a concrete workout plan for this morning, I just followed their lead.**

    8x150 @ 3:00 50 FR kick H.A.S./50 B&A drill - steady kick!!/50 swim w/ SNKL

    3x
    8x25 @ :15 rest w/ buoy
    odd: front scull "windshield wipers"
    even: BR pull
    4x50 @ 1:15 BR swim w/ good glide, strong kick, fast catch

    24x50 @ 1:00
    #1 - SMOOTH
    #2 - SMOOTH w/ 6 beat kick
    #3 - BLUE/SP1 (:31-, :31, :31+, :31-, :32-, :32, :32, :32-)

    100 FLOAT

    Total: 4500
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  13. Tuesday 6/9/2020

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "Threshold"

    Air Temp: 91*
    Pool Temp: 81+
    * Heat Index of 101

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

    4x200 @ 2:40 (2:33, 2:33, 2:32, 2:33-)
    1:20 REST
    3x200 @ 2:40 (2:32, 2:33, 2:32)
    1:20 REST
    2x200 @ 2:40 (2:31+, 2:31)
    1:20 REST
    200 @ 2:40 (2:26*)
    * N.S. 1:14/1:12

    300 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3500
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  14. 6|9|20 LCM

    no fins-no speed

    10 x 50 fr on <100 bpm (1:00- 4:00) high 30’s


    4x 50 br on 2:00


    6 x 15 seconds fr nb sprint/25 seconds rest, stop when time is up and go from the same point. Did 3 per 50

    Updated June 9th, 2020 at 07:58 PM by __steve__

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  15. Monday 6/8/2020

    PM LCM w/ Trip + Srdan @ LRRC "Short and some pace"

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 82
    *swam in a driving rain

    400 swim

    4x50 @ 1:00
    #1 - BUF
    #2-4 @ 200 PACE (:31-, :31+, :31)
    100 EZ

    6x100 @ 1:45
    odd: SMOOTH last 25 NO BREATH
    even: @ 400 PACE (1:08+, 1:07-, 1:07+)

    200 EZ kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 1500
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  16. 6|6|20 LCM

    Vino burning day. Unfortunately I’ve more to burn.

    2.4K bk with short fins (40:48)
    8 x 50 on 2:00 flutter kick, 50’s on the first, then like 1:10’s remainders.

    Had the lane to myself entire swim. Ankles getting kick back. Imagined how nice it would be to swim backstroke OW early sunrise in the 80�F tropical sea using a HUD equipped goggles for navigation

    Updated June 7th, 2020 at 08:16 PM by __steve__

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  17. Saturday 6/6/2020

    PM LCM w/ Srdan @ LRRC "Lactic Hold"

    Air Temp: 90
    Pool Temp: 85+ (YIKES!)

    300 (100 swim/50 kick)
    3x100 @ 1:30 D1-3
    4x50 @ :40
    100 EZ
    4x25 @ :30 V.S.

    2x
    6x25 @ 1:00 12.5 BLUE/12.5 EZ w/ chute (half closed)
    100 @ 2:00 DIVE PURPLE (1:03-, 1:02-)
    3x100 @ 1:30 "lactic hold" w/ 4/6/2 turns
    2:30 REST

    400 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2500

    SHOUT OUT: Doug and Dr. J for spectating and starting us from the blocks. Big shout out to Srdan. I had really low energy levels today, and the heat and warm water made it worse. He pushed me to push myself more than he probably realizes. Thanks man, I am sorry I didn't bring as much noise as I usually do. Also Srdan had the fastest 100 of the bunch. He made my 1:03- look like slow motion when he stopped the clock at 1:00.9. On round two I got the better of him though
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  18. Friday 6/5/2020

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 73
    Pool Temp: 79+

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

    3x
    300 @ 4:45/4:40/4:35 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    300 @ 4:15/4:10/4:05 150 FR kick H.A.S./150 swim w/ fins + SNKL
    300 @ 3:45/3:40/3:35 FR swim w/ fins
    100 FLOAT

    2x100 @ 1:20 SMOOTH
    600 EZ FR kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 5000
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  19. 6|3|20 LCM

    Speed workout

    100 bk fins
    200 drill fins
    100 1 arm fr drill

    On 4:00:
    50 fr fins 30
    50 fr fins 27
    *50 fr fins collision

    *hit another swimmer head-on @40m on my side of the lane. I will never assume anyone will swim in the predetermined area again. The combined impact about 3m/s. I seem fine and the other swimmer didn’t seem concerned.
    Just left the pool

    Updated June 4th, 2020 at 04:18 PM by __steve__

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  20. Tuesday 6/2/2020

    AM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    Air Temp: 63
    Pool Temp: 76+

    5x100 @ :10 rest FR side kick
    10x50 @ :10 rest FL kick on back H.A.S.

    3x
    2x300 @ :10 rest FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL
    300 @ :10 rest FL kick w/ fins + BD
    100 @ :20 rest EZ

    Total: 4000
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