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  1. 08.30.13 - Friday workout

    by , August 30th, 2013 at 03:49 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Chris. Did ok today. Felt tired near the end. Did some fly pull w/ paddles today. Not sure if this the smartest thing in the world but I didn't have any problems.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    2 x 100 kick w/ fins - 1:45 (all free)
    2 x 100 kick w/ fins - 1:45 (50 fly/50 free)
    2 x 100 kick w/ fins - 1:45 (50 bk/50 free)
    2 x 100 kick w/ fins - 1:45 (all back)

    4 x 50 stroke - :50, descend
    :40 rest
    6 x 100 - 1:15
    50 Easy

    10 x 100 pull - 1:20, every third one back
    50 Easy

    2 Rounds of:
    * 2 x 100 Kick - 1:45 (br first round, fins second round)
    * 100 Pull - 1:20
    * 100 pull - 1:20, 1st 25 fly
    * 100 pull - 1:20, 1st 25 bk
    * 100 pull - 1:20, 1st 25 br
    * 100 Pull - 1:20
    * 2 x 100 kick - 1:40, fins

    100 Cool down

    (5200 Total)
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  2. Week 48 - Friday

    by , August 30th, 2013 at 08:35 AM (After a long rest)
    It's been a rough couple of weeks work wise and I have been looking forward to the long weekend. I woke this morning feeling tired. I was in a pretty negative spot mentally before practice but to my surprise felt pretty good in warmup. By the main set I was on fire and had an awesome workout and felt strong throughout. It goes to show sometimes it's all in my head and I just need to swim.

    Warmup
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 45
    10x50 on 50 swum 12.5 streamline kick, 12.5 swim, 12.5 streamline kick, 12.5 swim

    Main set
    10x200 descend 1-4 and #5 at #4 or better pace, and descend 6-9 with #10 at #9 pace on 2.40
    4x75 on 4mins AFAP with 200 active recovery between 75s

    Warm down
    100 easy

    Total 4400scy

    On the 200s I went 2.05, 2.01, 1.59, 1.57, 1.56, 2.07, 2.02, 1.59, 1.55, 1.55. These did not feel that quick and I had to recheck the time after the first one because I totally cruised a 2.05. After the long week I was not expecting this. After the 4th one I still felt good and new the second round was going to be scary good. An hour later I still can't believe how fast I just went on these 200s. Before the DAM spring meet I struggled with a couple of 200s holding 2.05. The coach was asking me to hold 42s on the 75s and I went 39, 40, 40, 40 which again were incredibly quick based on my previous times on these distances. I am so excited about the progress I have made the past few months.

    We were planning on sitting down and discussing the training program for worlds but this was delayed due to a number of the guys going to worlds not being at practice(not a good sign when they don't show for the practice we were going to discuss the program). My coach and I briefly discussed his desire for memnot to do doubles every day going forward. It's interesting being described as an old bottle of fine wine who needs a rest before serving! His point is probably sound which is I now have a good base and don't need to over do the training or get an injury by pushing to hard.
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  3. Wow, where did that come from

    by , August 30th, 2013 at 08:13 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I was lucky to have a cold pool and it was long course. As I walked up the steps to the CCAC my back locked up and I thought that today was going to be a really rough workout to get thru. But after my 500 free really pushing thru the pain by doing mega dolphin kicks off each wall, my back loosed up nicely.

    A Little pain at the right time can make you feel better in the long run.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    15x100@1:45 free w/paddles & bouy went 1:31, 1:32, 1:34, 1:34, 1:34, 1:43, 1:43, 1:34, 1:34, 1:34, 1:43, 1:43, 1:32, 1:31, 1:32 this was awesome for me doing long course
    500 free kick w/zoomers moderate pace
    3x100 free w/snorkle
    200 free EZ

    Total 3500 meters
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  4. Thursday 8/29/13

    Thursday 8/29

    PM only SCY

    2x
    200 swim
    4x25 @ :10 rest log-roll drill w/ snorkel
    200 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    4x25 @ :10 rest HP drill
    200 kick

    8x25 @ :10 rest 1-arm FR w/ strapless paddles (switch arms every 2)

    4x
    300 @ :10 rest FR 25 L/25 R/50 swim w/ snorkel
    4x125 @ :10 rest 50 side-glide/50 BK kick in S-line/25 FL kick on back in S-line

    Total: 5000

    Mind-numbingly boring, but great for FR technique!

    Updated August 29th, 2013 at 11:03 PM by Calvin S

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  5. Aug 27-29

    by , August 29th, 2013 at 06:49 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Aug 27:

    spin, 60 min (couldn't swim bc of iritis)
    power wheel roll outs, 2 x 15

    Another frustrating day bc Lil Fort's school messed up her schedule and didn't realize she was a GT candidate. Despite having her records and me emailing the school telling them she has been in a GT center since third grade. Not impressed with the school system so far.


    Aug 28: Sewickley Masters PM Practice

    Warm up:

    600 various
    8 x (25 shooter + 25 EZ) w/fins
    100 scull w/agility paddles

    Main Sets:

    10 x (25 drill + 25 swim) @ 1:00
    4 x 50 kick @ 1:10
    4 x 50, 12.5 SDK each length
    masters minute
    8 x 100 done as: 25 (2/3 UW), open turn + 50 fast + 5 seconds rest + 25 (12.5 UW), used fins
    masters minute
    8 x (25 sprint + open turn + 25, 12.5 UW)
    masters minute
    1 x 50 AFAP kick (did flutter kick w/board & fins, went 25-26ish)
    150 EZ

    Total: 3400


    August 29:

    Started the day getting collosally lost trying to get home from the North Hills with a bridge closure and dysfunctional GPS (Sadly, I am lacking a sense of direction gener). That was really fun. Didn't have enough time to swim before Lil Fort's first cross country race of the season with her middle school team. She ran a very desulutory race. She's gloomy too. Went for a workout after, but didn't feel like doing much. Have definitely lost my mojo.

    Warm up:

    600 various
    8 x 50
    odds = caterpillar fly
    evens = front scull
    8 x 50 DPS free w/paddles
    4 x 25 shooter
    8 x (25 shooter + 25 EZ), crashed on the bottom of course
    50 EZ

    Main set:

    8 x burst + cruise
    50 EZ
    8 x (25 @ 100 pace + 25 EZ)
    50 EZ
    9 x 50 fly/back/breast w/paddles
    50 EZ
    4 x 50 torque drill w/paddles
    100 EZ

    Total: 3750


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Can August be over?
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  6. 08.29.13 - Mid-Week workouts

    by , August 29th, 2013 at 05:02 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam today w/ Dave, Dave and Roger. I've been feeling better since Monday but yardage is starting to pile up on my shoulders.

    Tuesday Workout

    600 Warm up

    3 x 25 - :30 Bk/Fr/Bk
    3 x 25 - :30 K/Fr/K
    3 x 25 - :25 Fl/Fr/Fl
    3 x 25 - :25 Br/Fr/Br
    3 x 50 - :45 Convert Free->Fly
    3 x 50 - :45 Convert Free->Bk
    3 x 50 - :45 Convert Free->Br
    5 x 50 - :45 Convert Free->Kick->Free
    50 Easy

    7 x 75 - 1:20 Convert Fly->Kick->Fly
    7 x 75 - 1:15 Convert Bk->Br->Bk
    50 Easy

    Odds: 9 x 100 Up/Down Kick - 1:30 (:05)
    Evens: 9 x 100 Up/Down IM - 1:30 (:05)
    50 Easy

    8 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    8 x 50 Kick w/ fins - 1:00

    100 Cool down

    (5400 Total)

    Wednesday Workout

    600 Warm up

    10 x 50 Fly - 1:00 (:45 -> :37)

    3 Rounds of:
    * 4 x 75 Free - 1:00 (middle round pull)
    * 50 Free - :35
    100 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 200 IM - 3:30
    * 200 Pull - 3:00
    * 200 Stroke - 3:30 (IM Order by round)
    50 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 3 x 100 - 1:15
    * 1:00 Rest

    4 x 25 No Breath - :40
    4 x 25 Kick w/ fins - :35
    4 x 25 IM Order - :30

    100 Cool down

    (5400 total)

    Thursday Workout

    600 Warm up

    6 x 200 IM Continuous, add 50 kick if :15s ahead of 3:00 pace
    50 Easy

    6 x 25 IM Order - :30
    4 x 100 - 1:45, convert free -> 25 free/75 kick
    1:00 Rest
    4 x 100 - 1:45, convert 75 free/25 kick -> 100 kick
    50 Easy

    4 x 50 IM Order - :45
    4 x 50 Kick/Free - 1:00
    4 x 50 IM Order/Free - :45
    4 x 50 Kick - 1:00
    4 x 50 IM Order - :45
    50 Easy

    Odds: 5 x 100 Free - 1:30 (Went 1:16->1:10)
    Evens: 5 x 100 IM - 1:30 (Went 1:24 -> 1:16)

    600 Cool down

    (5500 Total)
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  7. A Good day today worked on my backstroke

    by , August 29th, 2013 at 07:42 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    No crowds on tuesday and thursday makes me enjoy those days better. Had a great workout today even though it started off a little rough. Boy can I descend a set.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 as 50free/50back w/paddles went 1:36, 1:35, 1:34, 1:32, 1:29
    250 back kick w/zoomers
    1x50@1:00 back in 52
    1x100@2:00 back in 1:47
    1x200@4:00 back in 3:27
    1x100@2:00 back in 1:40
    1x50@1:00 back in 48
    250 back kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick went 1:36, 1:34, 1:33, 1:30, 1:28
    300 free EZ
    200 free kick w/zoomers EZ

    Total 3500 yards
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  8. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:15-7:00pm

    by , August 29th, 2013 at 12:45 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I swam at the Y while my daughter was at her soccer practice. She's now getting old enough that her practice times are quite lengthy, so I have to find things to do in the meantime. Swimming fills that void nicely.

    Warmup:

    500 Free
    500 SDK on back w/ short fins
    (1000/1000)

    10 x 100 Free Pull
    3 @ 1:30
    4 @ 1:25
    3 @ 1:20
    (1000/2000)
    I held these around 1:15ish. Just stretch out aerobic swimming.

    10 x 50 Fly (25 EZ Drill, 25 Swim) @ 1:00
    (500/2500)

    400 Free EZ until they had to clear the pool

    ---------------------------------
    2900 Yards in 45 minutes.

    This was actually sort of exhausting. A combo of not swimming a lot lately, plus working my new job which is much more labor-intensive than my former job. The pay is supposed to be good though.

    At least I got in some swimming so as to not let Tom get too far ahead of me in swimming mileage...not that I really care.

    I only swam 11 times in the month of August for a grand total of 17.91 miles. I bet even PWB beat that! 5 of those 11 swim days were in competitive events, 2 OW swims, and one 3-day weekend swim meet.

    I have a feeling I'll be able to swim in the mornings with my masters team starting in a couple weeks. I'll be working swing shift (2:30pm-11:00pm), and can hopefully get to bed so I can get up around 5:00am or so. We swim from 5-7am 3 days a week. I can probably handle that, plus it's easier to swim in a team setting, even if I'm doing my own thing in Lane 6. I have a feeling this year's going to be a lot more of just relaxation swimming vs. focus on competition, though I'll still get me game-face on a few times I'm sure.
  9. Wednesday 8/28/13

    Wednesday 8/28

    PM only SCY

    600 (150 pull/50 scull) w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel (picking up right where I left off last night!)
    300 (50 side-glide/25 FL kick on back/25 FL kick under H2O no breath) w/ fins
    100 FR swim breathe every 7

    20x25 @ :10 rest
    8 - log-roll drill w/ snorkel
    2 - log-roll drill NO snorkel
    10 - human paddle drill (breathe every 3)

    3x
    4x50 @ :10 rest side-glide
    2x200 @ :10 rest 25 scull/25 human paddle/50 swim w/ snorkel
    5x100 @ :15 rest breathe every 5

    50 FR FAST from blocks (for shits and giggles - 23.90 --> felt like garbage, no fast twitch at the moment)
    150 EZ

    Total: 5000

    Updated August 28th, 2013 at 09:55 PM by Calvin S

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  10. Week 48 - Wednesday

    by , August 28th, 2013 at 08:50 AM (After a long rest)
    I had a late night with work last night not getting home until 10pm. I was supposed to got to California today but had to postpone due to a last minute meeting called by our new CEO. Anyhow, a stressful night led to a rest less sleep which led to a pretty tiring practice. I was not on my game today and I choose a bad day to be off. This was not as long as Monday's workout but these long 1hr 15min workouts kick my butt.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 45
    10x100 kick odds free kick with board, evens back kick in streamline on 1.50

    Main set
    20x100 on 1.10 Odd's free, even's back
    6x50 catchup on 45
    5x100 IM on 1.25

    warm down
    200 easy

    Total 5000scy

    One of our swimmers had fins on and the coach asked him to push me on the kick set. I went 1.23-1.25 on free kick and 1.27-1.30 on the back. I don't know why my back was any slower on this since I ausually pretty consistent with back kick. The main set hurt really bad and I was very tired. I made the first 10 but my back fell off on the second half and had to drop to a 1.15 send off. I was holding 1.03-1.05s on the free. The IMs were fun and I worked on my fly making sure no keyhole with my hands just a straight pull. I think the key hole thing is the route cause of my years of discomfort doing fly and it feels much stronger and generally just better with a straight pull.
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  11. time to roll myself out like dough

    by , August 28th, 2013 at 07:31 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My hips are hurting some today, particularly the right one. I guess I'll go roll on the foam roller.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers every 3rd lap fast

    8x25@:45 fly scull w/snorkle & zoomers
    8x25@:45 fly torque drill w/paddles

    6x100@1:30 free w/paddles & bouy descend went 1:25, 1:24, 1:23, 1:22, 1:21, 1:19

    8x25@:45 1 arm fly w/zoomers odds right arm evens left arm
    8x25@:45 fly work on straight arm recovery and not having my hands stay out at shoulder width

    4x100@1:45 free w/snorkle maintain 6 beat kick
    200 free kick w/zoomers

    Total 3000 yards
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  12. Tuesday 8/27/13

    Tuesday 8/27

    PM only SCY + Dryland

    Dryland:

    2x
    7 burpees
    20 lunges (10 each leg)
    5 diamond push-ups
    15 air squats
    400M run

    PM swim:

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    200 FR kick w/ board
    100 scull

    6x25 @ :10 rest scull w/ snorkel
    8x25 @ :10 rest side-glide drill w/ snorkel
    100 EZ

    3x (no intervals, just switch equipment and go...keep moving)
    600 (150 pull/50 scull) w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    300 (50 side-glide/25 FL kick on back/25 FL kick under H2O no breath) w/ fins
    100 FR swim breathing every 7

    Total: 4450
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  13. Aug 22-26

    by , August 27th, 2013 at 12:08 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Aug 22:

    drylands:
    RC/scap
    goblet squats, 3 x 15
    hammers, 3 x 30
    power wheel roll outs, 3 x 15
    long arm crunches, 3 x 50
    bicycles, 3 x 50

    spin, 60 min

    Aug 23: fly to CA with Teen Fort

    Aug 24: short swim in college pool (2000) with Teen Fort. Chatted with her coach.

    Aug 25: fly back to PA, what a long trip

    Aug 26: spin, 60 min


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Not much swimming at all to report. It's been a long hard summer, and my training has taken a real hit. I'm a bit in a daze at the moment from all the traveling and massive life changes, and feeling unmotivated. Missing Teen Fort too. I also seem to have come back from CA with a case of dry ey run amok, possibly iritis. I didn't dare go in the pool yesterday with it and today is likely out too. Fortunately, I had some steroid drops on hand from the last time I was afflicted with this. It's a gray day here and it matches my mood.

    Updated August 27th, 2013 at 12:24 PM by The Fortress

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  14. was supposed to be an easy day but...

    by , August 27th, 2013 at 07:36 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Like happens so many times when you get into it you just got to give it your all.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers

    8x25@:45 free burst and cruise
    8x100@1:40 free w/snorkle, paddles & bouy I managed to descend these went 1:30, 1:27, 1:25, 1:24, 1:23, 1:21, 1:21, 1:19

    300 breast kick
    200 breast pull w/zoomers

    200 free
    100 1 arm fly
    200 free EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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  15. Workout 08/26/13: OW

    by , August 26th, 2013 at 10:53 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I had a busy weekend at work and a quick day today. We interviewed for a second exchange student this afternoon. The boy from South Korea is coming on Sunday, and we might be hosting a girl from Germany as well. There are students with no homes to stay in, and with some extra room we are happy to help.

    I headed east this evening, despite the overcast sky and threat of thunderstorms, to meet up with GregJS for a swim at Lake Raponda. Here is the southern edge that greeted us as we drove to the beach to unload:


    No one else was adventurous enough to join us, which was too bad since the poor forecast kept all the boats off the 68 degree water. It was kinda strange swimming under total cloud cover, a little darker to the south with slight light trying to break through to the north. The water in this secluded spot is clear and not very deep, offering a great look at the rocks and other fauna below. Greg and I did a large loop totaling just under 1.4 miles in a little less than an hour. I even got to sample one of Greg's lemon-ginger scones before heading home!

    I am still ahead of GTD and two miles from 200, so even with the pool closed until next Tuesday, I should be on track to reach my goal of 300 miles for the year. We have one more group swim planned for Saturday morning, and I'm going to try to get in a swim or two myself on my own before then.

    Updated August 26th, 2013 at 11:41 PM by rxleakem

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  16. Monday 8/26/13

    Monday 8/26

    PM only SCY

    800 (200 swim/200 kick w/ board)

    6x25 @ 1:30 scull w/ snorkel (really slow interval to focus on technique)
    100 EZ

    10x200 @ 2:30 AE **
    - cruised the first 9 and worked #10 (2:11, followed by 6 straight 2:10s, 2:07, 2:11, 1:58)

    250 EZ

    Total: 3300

    ** Most of today's practice was stationary body position drills, but the 10x200 was punishment for a few weeks ago when Kyle scheduled water polo for practice and only 12 of the 40 kids in the group showed up. He said we would be punished on day #1 as soon as practice started back up. To be quite honest, I did not find it to be punishing at all, but then again I did not take 3-5 weeks off!

    I also ran with my college girls during their practice, clocking a 21:43 5K (about 6:59-7:00 mile pace).
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  17. Week 48 - Monday

    by , August 26th, 2013 at 08:31 AM (After a long rest)
    I woke early again this morning, but unlike prior mornings I was sore and stiff. Yesterday and Saturday I worked on a work project and pretty much sat in a chair in front of my computer all weekend. It was not much fun but needed to be done. Today's practice was really long and tiring and I suspect I will be sore most of the week based on how I currently feel.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on 45
    10x50 free on 40 getting my heart rate up

    Main set
    10x300 pull with paddles on 3.30
    100 easy
    4x(2x50 back on 55, 100 free on 1.05)

    Warm down
    100 easy

    Total 5200scy

    I held 31s on the transition 50s. I went 3.05s for the first 7 of the 300s, then had a 3.06 and 3.07 but finished with a 3.04. I did not feel that quick but was very pleased with these. On the last set the 50's back were active recovery and the 100s were fast. I went 1.01s on the first 3 100s and the last 100 I went 58. I was like jello when I got out.

    Updated August 26th, 2013 at 07:19 PM by StewartACarroll

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  18. Temperature Inconsistancy

    by , August 26th, 2013 at 07:33 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Well the CCAC is on the hot side now at 81.5 compared to the 77.8 last week. At least it wasn't the 85 the Y has.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers
    5x50@1:10 free rt arm only w/paddle held 1:01's I can tell I don't get as deep a pull on this arm
    5x50@1:05 free lt arm only w/paddle held :56's
    250 kick w/zoomers
    5x50@1:00 free paddle on rt hand 4 kicks on the paddle had pull
    5x50@1:00 free paddle on lt hand 4 kicks on the paddle had pull
    250 kick w/zoomers
    5x100@1:45 free w/snorkle

    Total 3000 yards
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  19. Weekend to Portland, Gil Young/NW Zone LCM Meet Report

    by , August 25th, 2013 at 10:15 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Thursday, I started off my trip to Oregon, leaving around 4:00pm, with plans to go to my sister's house in Beaverton. Well, I stopped at a rest area about an hour and a half into the 5+ hour trip, and my little blue '83 Toyota pickup didn't want to restart. I was a bit upset at this point, and stuck in the middle of nowhere for a while. I had basic tools with me, and after working through everything, determined that my battery was dead...very dead. It was the original battery that we put in the truck when my father and I built the thing 6 years ago, so I guess I got my money's worth out of the battery. Well, I did the old "pop the clutch" trick to get the truck started, luckily the rest area had a downhill exit ramp back to the freeway, so it was easy. That was actually my first time doing that for a vehicle, and was happy it worked. I ended up turning the truck around at the next possible "No U-turn" turnaround (reserved for State Patrol) and headed back home for the evening. A little ticked that I wasn't in Oregon tonight, but glad I wasn't stranded. And I got to sleep in my own bed one more night.


    Friday morning, I got up, did a little work on my truck, and then ended up leaving town a little before 9:00am. This time I was in my wife's '99 Nissan Sentra, a more reliable and also better MPG car as well. I had to be to the Mt. Hood Pool by 3:00pm for checkin/4:00pm meet start time. It was a 5 hour trip, and I got there with plenty of time. Got to watch the lifeguards changing out the lanelines from SCY to LCM...they were loving life.


    All of my seed times for this meet were my season best times in the particular events, except the 50 Fly, which was my time from the 2012 season.

    Friday night:

    1500 Free - (19:52.77 seed time) - went 19:04.64
    1:09.53
    1:15.18
    1:16.38
    1:17.34 (4:58.53) - 400
    1:17.43
    1:16.96
    1:17.41
    1:17.85 (5:09.65) (10:08.08) - 800
    1:17.68
    1:16.90
    1:16.70
    1:17.35 (5:08.63) - 1200
    1:17.21
    1:16.94
    1:13.78

    This turned out to be what I think is my best event of the weekend. I swam it basically solo, lapping everyone in my heat at least once. I wasn't hurting a bit during the swim, and had no idea how fast I was truly going till it was over. My only battle, was with That Guy operating my lap counter. He kept flashing the number 43 repeatedly at me, occasionally giving the correct lap count number. It turns out he was giving the correct number every 3rd 100, which he said was "more than enough".
    I had a goal of making a time fast enough to earn the #1 spot in my age group in the USMS rankings, as this year was a "slow year" for my group in a few events. I ended up doing that, by over 25 seconds. We'll just have to see if there's any other late submissions into the database. For now, I'm #1.

    Saturday afternoon:

    800 Free - (seeded 10:04.80) - went 10:07.15

    Splits were basically the same as the first 800 of my 1500, only 1 second faster overall. The only thing good I did in this race was beat Kirk Nelson to the 50. I did Fly on the first 50 as well, after that Kirk smoked me. That Guy again counted for me, and I had no clue what he was doing...I think I'll have to fire him from this job in the future.

    100 Free - (seeded 1:02.67) - went 1:02.61
    29.50 / 33.11

    Felt good at the 50, legs died after the breakout of the 2nd length, arms got shorter about 15 meters later. It hurt. Still, a season best time.

    200 IM - (seeded 2:37.97) - went 2:36.81
    31.08
    42.51
    47.90
    35.32
    I did not want to swim this race after the 100 Free. I went to the blocks at the last minute, stepped up with no care at all, and dove off. I guess that was the trick, because I actually did good. Another season best. I had no one to race though, as I was in the 2nd to last heat middle lane.

    Saturday night night: Can't go to the Portland area without getting burgers from Burgerville!! Only 5 of the original cheeseburgers (love the special sauce) and a large blackberry milkshake. Topped it off later with a 1 liter of cherry coke from the store. My grandparents thought I was nuts eating all of that.

    Sunday morning:

    I was still at my grandparent's house at the time warmups began. I wasn't going to do a real warmup today, plus it was a bit chilly out, so I just stayed dry and warm...arriving on deck around 8:40am.

    50 Fly - (seeded 29.45) - went 29.66

    Not too shabby for my warmup. The guy next to me, a true sprinter, was about a bodylength behind me after the dive and breakout. In a matter of 3-4 strokes, he flew right past me though...how!?!?!??! After that he didn't accelerate any more though, but I had no chance to catch him.
    I did cooldown/warmup a 100 or so after this, in preparation for my 200 Free a few heats later.

    200 Free - (seeded 2:18.47) - went 2:18.35
    31.48
    35.38
    35.96
    35.53

    Another season best time. At least my splits were consistent, though it just felt slow overall. I was glad the 3 day meet was done though. Masters meets just shouldn't be spread out over this many days IMO.

    Sunday going home, I stopped in The Dalles for another round at Burgerville. Same order as the previous night. This is the last chance to eat at Burgerville going eastbound until you circle the globe, so you might as well stop.
  20. 08.24.13 - Saturday workout, catching up

    by , August 25th, 2013 at 09:22 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave and Bob Saturday at the Huntsville NAT. Sam headed back to school Friday. We will probably get a couple high school swimmers looking for doubles next week. It has been a decent week. I'm getting used to 5k/day again. Backstroke is improving but still weak. Some of my breaststroke changes are starting to pay off as well. I'm getting my hips forward and hands out faster which is helping me set up a longer glide.

    Friday (SCY)

    600 Warm up

    100 IM/200 IM/300 IM/400 IM, open turns at the end of each IM. If :10 seconds ahead of the 100 pace, substituted free for stroke.
    50 Easy

    7 rounds of:
    * 100 Pull hard - 1:20
    * 50 Kick easy - 1:10
    50 Easy

    1000 Something - can't remember now
    50 easy

    5 x 200 - 3:00 Convert free to fly

    12 x 50 - 1:00 kick w/ fins

    100 Cool down

    (5500 Total)

    Saturday workout (SCY)

    600 Warm up

    3 x 200 - 3:00, stroke down/free back
    3 x 200 - 3:00, descend (2:30, 2:25, 2:22)

    4 x 100 Kick w/ fins
    3 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    1 x 100 Free - 1:30
    3 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    3 x 100 Free - 1:30
    3 x 50 IM Order - 1:00
    5 x 100 Free - 1:30

    3 Rounds of:
    * 100 IM - 1:45
    * 100 Stroke - 1:45 (IM Order by round)
    * 200 Free - 3:00

    200 Cool down

    (4950 Total)
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