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Strength Training and Dryland Workouts

  1. Friday, Jan. 25

    by , January 25th, 2013 at 05:41 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC ex, 10 min
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 15
    good mornings, 80 x 3 x 8
    extreme angle iso squat, 5:00 -- finally got to 5:00, so can add weight next time
    med ball slams, 3 x 10
    standing long jumps, 10
    seated row negatives, 80 x 3 x 8
    wrist curls, 60 x 4 x 10
    2x through:
    overhead squats, 50 x 10
    squat jumps w/bar, 50 x 8
    knee tuck jumps, 10


    ART, 30 min


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    No time for core work or a recovery swim bc I had to race off to ART.
    Egads! We got a slightly dusting of snow and, in a panic, school was closed early and the prelims of HS district champs were cancelled. Truly ridiculous, though I'm not unhappy that we just have timed finals tomorrow night. Teen Fort is swimming the medley relay and 100 fly and 100 evil.
  2. Tuesday, Jan. 22

    by , January 22nd, 2013 at 05:29 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC/scapular ex, 15 min
    leg abdutors, 120 x 3 x 8
    free power punch, 30 x 1 x 30, 35 x 1 x 30, 40 x 1 x 30
    -- got this exercise from: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...tion/33146.asp
    -- not sure yet, but I kinda liked it.
    seated narrow grip row negatives, 70 x 3 x 10
    good mornings, warm ups, 75 x 3 x 8
    explosive glute isolator, 40 x 3 x 12, 10, 8 each leg
    wrist curls, 50 x 3 x 10
    resisted track start jumps w/belt, 50 x 1 x 10
    standing power wheel roll outs, 2 x 8
    captains chair leg raises, 2 x 25
    altitude drops (from 4 foot box) + squat jump, 2 x 5
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    extreme angle isometric squat, 4:00


    Recovery Swim (Or should I say Recovery Kick?)

    600 various
    5 x 50 caterpillar fly drill w/MF @ 1:10
    50 EZ
    18 x 25 DPK shooters w/MF @ :40
    -- 6 back, 6 belly, 6 right side
    100 EZ
    4 x (4 x 25 shooters @ :10 RI + 100 EZ)
    -- kick to 15 m each length
    -- 2 with fins, 2 w/o
    -- the ones w/fins, I did a shooter on the 4th 25
    50 EZ

    Total: 2100


    Back to Gym:

    I took Lil Fort to the gym to run on the treadmill today bc it is so cold outside. I did 45 minutes of a few more RC ex and stretching. Definitely more than I would have done at home


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    Interesting NYT article on the "Secret to Success": http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/op...cess.html?_r=0. Could definitely apply to some masters swimmers.
  3. Thursday, Jan. 10

    by , January 10th, 2013 at 03:49 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC/stability exercises, 20 min
    leg abductor, 120 x 3 x 8
    overhead squats w/bar, 45 x 2 x 10
    power wheel roll outs, 2 x 15
    standing power wheel roll outs, 2 x 8
    cable twist w/yoga ball, 50 x 3 x 8 each side
    extreme angle iso squat, 4:00
    flutter kick on bosu, 2 x 100
    long arm crunches, 2 x 50

    20 minutes foam rolling & stretching


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    Took it kind of easy today -- mostly core work and skipped the plyos. I found my ankle weights the other day, so need to start using those on my flutter kicks on the bosu. And, for the first time ever, I saw someone else at the gym doing an extreme angle iso squat. It was a trainer who says he does it for explosive strength. :-) I haven't done them for a bit, so it will take my shins awhile to get used to them again.

    There are some good musing about training and practices by Paul Yetter on this blog: http://createperformance.blogspot.com/. Some of his sets I thought Patrick might like. I saw one I might adapt for the HIT forum.

    Why recovery days should be easy: neural fatigue
    http://www.swimmingscience.net/2012/...-swimming.html

    Updated January 10th, 2013 at 03:59 PM by The Fortress

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  4. Workout 01/06/13:

    by , January 6th, 2013 at 07:09 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Got in for a swim after church this morning:

    200 FR/200 Bk warmup

    Go three times through:
    - 100 kick, 100 w/ agility paddles, 100 w/ paddles and buoy, 100 hard
    - All on :10 seconds rest, with a Masters Minute between rounds
    - Did FR/FR/Bk by round (used snorkel on the FR, went 1:07 on the BK)

    200 stroke loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/1800 yds/30 min)
    --------------------------------
    Had a full day and not a lot of time to swim, so this is what I did. Can't let the Flog get to far away this early on!

    After the swim I went to one of the nursing homes in town and led the Sunday service, which I am blessed to do the first Sunday of every month. Good turn out, despite some flu-ish bugs floating through the nursing home.

    When I got home, I packed my son up in the car and went to basketball with the guys. We played 4x4, three teams, over two hours. Our team lost all of the games, but I scored a few buckets and sweated up a storm. Next up, I need to buy some basketball shoes ...

    Updated January 6th, 2013 at 07:38 PM by rxleakem

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  5. Sunday, Jan. 6

    by , January 6th, 2013 at 06:30 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC exercises, 15 min
    extreme angle iso squat, 3:00
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 15
    wrist curls, 50 x 2 x 12, 55 x 2 x 12
    rear felt fly, 70 x 3 x 12
    cable twist w/yoga ball, 60 x 2 x 8 each side
    jumps w/25 lb plate overhead, 10
    resisted track start jumps, 55 x 1 x 10
    twisting med ball slams, 2 x 10
    back extensions w/25 lb plate, 2 x 15
    flutter kicks on bosu, 2 x 10
    altitude drops, 3 x 5

    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various
    8 x 25 shooters/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    6 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    75 EZ

    w/bungee cords:
    4 x 40 @ 1:45 swim w/small paddles until taut + 15-25 strokes, zip back
    4 x 40 @ 1:45 from a backstroke start, kick until taut + 10 kicks
    4 x 40 @ 1:45
    -- 2 swim, 2 kick until taut + hold for :30
    125 EZ

    Total: 1680


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    I wasn't feeling all that rested after Friday's recovery workout and a day off. This usually means I'm due for a recovery week, but I really want to hold off until next week.

    I finally got my Swimmer magazine. I loved the reference to my training as BFS -- Beyond Four Strokes. That would be a good blog title. And it was certainly what I did today in the pool.

    Sadly, Fort Son left today to return to college. Dartmouth changed its calendar and he had an extremely long break. I got used to having him home. Oh well, fewer demands for food. Lil Fort went on an 11 mile trail run today with Mr. Fort. Like him, she seems to have iron ankles. Fort Son and I decidedly don't (hence our ankle sprain histories).

    So glad Downton Abbey is back tonight!
  6. Workout 01/05/13:

    by , January 5th, 2013 at 09:34 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I finally had a chance to get into the water today. Since the turnout was not to much, I was able to swim a bit with the team:

    150 fr
    3 x 50 Fr on :55
    4 x 50 kick on 1:15
    (break to talk with new swimmers)
    200 Fr, 100 Fr with snorkel

    5 x ? on 2:00 (pick a distance)
    - did 150s with snorkel
    - 1 smooth, 2 build, 3-5 descend

    4 times through:
    - Vertical kick x 30seconds, then 50 Fast

    4 x 50 Active Recovery on 1:15
    --------------------------------
    (Masters/Rec/1950 yds/60 min)

    Work has been busy, as our remodel continues and we actually move the pharmacy on Monday night. I was happy to sneak in a swim today with the group.

    This afternoon, I went snowshoeing with a friend who had never used them before. It was supposed to new a short trek, but turned into over 4.5 miles! Ready for some

    Updated January 5th, 2013 at 09:55 PM by rxleakem

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  7. Week 13 - weights and a swim

    by , January 3rd, 2013 at 09:29 PM (After a long rest)
    So today was my first Dry land/weight workout. I now know why I was a swimmer and not a weight lifter. There is something nice about not noticing sweat on my body when I swim. Also the pain from weights is a different sort of hurt and I don't like it. I will continue doing it though since I know it's good for me. Based on how I feel now I suspect I am going to be stiff as a board at early practice.

    Weight machines
    Stretch for 10 mins
    10 x (10x bench press, military press, lat pull downs, bicep curls, lower back curls)
    30 mins

    Swimming
    400 free
    8x50 catchup
    15x100 pull on 1.30 focus on long strokes
    100 easy
    Total 2400
  8. Wed., Jan. 2

    by , January 2nd, 2013 at 04:46 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC ex, 15 min
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 15
    good mornings, 80 x 3 x 8
    cable twist w/yoga ball, 45 x 2 x 15 each side
    wrist curls, 50 x 3 x 12
    tricep press, 50 x 4 x 8
    resisted track start jumps, 50 x 2 x 10
    overhead squats, 45 x 3 x 10
    TRX squat jumps, 10
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    power wheel roll outs, 2 x 15
    power wheel pike ups, 12

    Swim/SCM:

    1100 EZ


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    Just another day at the gym. I'm going to press through next week and then have a recovery week leading up to the Jan. 20 MD series meet. I can't decide what to swim. Here's the order of events:

    Events
    Warm-ups start at 3:15 PM
    Meet Session starts at 4:00 PM
    # Gender Event
    1 Mixed 400 Y IM
    2 Mixed 50 Y Back
    3 Mixed 200 Y Fly
    4 Mixed 100 Y Free
    5 Mixed 200 Y Breast
    6 Mixed 50 Y Fly
    7 Mixed 200 Y IM
    8 Mixed 100 Y Back
    9 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
    10 Mixed 50 Y Breast
    11 Mixed 200 Y Free
    12 Mixed 100 Y Fly
    13 Mixed 100 Y IM
    14 Mixed 200 Y Back
    15 Mixed 100 Y Breast
    16 Mixed 50 Y Free
    17 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
    18 Mixed 500 Y Free

    Pondering 100 free/50 breast/50 free OR 100 free/50 breast/100 IM OR 200 fly (100 split)/100 back/100 breast OR just 100 free/100 IM. I doubt there will be much rest.
  9. Thurs-Sat, Dec. 27-31

    by , December 30th, 2012 at 10:19 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Thursday:

    Zippo. We were traveling up to Pittsburgh and didn't leave in time for me to hit the Rivers Club for a workout. House renovations are coming along ... why are they always more expensive than you think?

    Friday:

    Made it to the Sewickley Y for a swim with Jimby's team.

    300 choice
    10 x 50 @ 1:15, SDK to 15 meters and build the rest
    8 x 50 kick @ 1:15, mix up strokes
    50 EZ
    8 x (75 @ 1:15 smooth + 25 fast @ :45)
    -- I did evens swim, odds kick, the 25s at approx 100 pace
    50 EZ
    1 x through, each 100 faster even with breaks
    -- I did 100 IMs with fins, think I was a :51 on last one
    100 @ 2:00
    100 @ 2:00, break :5 @ 50
    100 @ 2:00, break :5 @ 50 & 75
    100 @ 2:00, break :5 @ 25, 50, 75
    6 x 50 free w/paddles @ 1:00 smooth

    Total: 2800

    Jimby and I had a lovely dinner afterward. We checked out Water Rat's new manse (even though he was off skiing). Very fancy!


    Saturday:

    I squeezed in a dryland session at the River Club.

    RC exercises, 10 min
    cable crunches, 110 x 3 x 15 each side
    wide grip lat pulldowns, 75 x 4 x 8
    leg press (on strange machine), 19 x 4 x 8
    abdcutor, 120 x 3 x 15
    wrist curls, 50 x 4 x 8
    overhead squats w/bar, 10
    long arm crunches, 2 x 50
    plank with flutter kicks on yoga ball, 25 (not so easy)
    box jumps, 3 x 10
    med ball slams, 2 x 10


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    I had a great week of training last week. This week, not so much, too busy with life. Need to get to the pool later today.
  10. Wed., Dec. 26

    by , December 26th, 2012 at 05:31 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC ex, 15 min
    captains chair leg raises, 2 x 25
    long arm crunches, 2 x 50
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    standing broad jumps, 2 x 10
    altitude drops, 2 x 10
    squat jumps w/45 lb bar, 10
    med ball slams, 2 x 10


    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    16 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ

    Main Sets:

    Did a variation of one of my Holiday 25 sets from the HIT forum, http://forums.usms.org/forumdisplay....lie-Livingston
    2 x through
    4 x 25 torque drill w/paddles @:45
    4 x 25 burst + cruise @1:00
    4 x 25 swim @ 100 pace @ :45
    4 x 25 EZ @ :45
    4 x 25 AFAP kick @ 1:00
    8 x 25 EZ @ :45

    10 x 50 DPS w/agility paddles & fins @:50
    odds = back
    evens = free

    Total: 3150


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    I decided to split my drylands between today and tomorrow, so just did some core & plyos today. I hadn't done a drylands + sprint double in a while and my calves were cramping some of the second round of the speed set. I'm heading up to Pittsburgh tomorrow to check on the house renovations. Hope to see Jimby and Water Rat at the Sewickley practice on Friday.

    This new blog format is going to take some time getting used to. Can someone tell me where the blog control function is now?

    Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday! I know I did.

    Updated December 26th, 2012 at 05:46 PM by The Fortress

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  11. Fri & Sat, Dec. 21-22

    by , December 22nd, 2012 at 05:27 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Saturday: Recovery Swim

    600 various
    8 x 25 back shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 belly shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 right side shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ
    5 x 50 caterpillar fly drill @ 1:10
    50 EZ
    5 x 100 DPS free w/agility paddles @ 1:45
    50 EZ
    5 x 100 DPS free w/agility paddles @ 1:45
    100 EZ

    Total: 2800


    Saturday: Drylands

    RC exercises, 15 min
    rear delt fly, 70 x 3 x 12
    wrist curls, 45 x 2 x 12, 50 x 1 x 12
    leg abductor, 110 x 4 x 8
    good mornings, 80 x 3 x 8
    cable twist w/yoga ball, 45 x 1 x 15 each side, 50 x 1 x 15 each side
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 20
    standing broad jumps, 10
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    altitude drops, 10
    captains chair leg raises, 3 x 20

    stretching/foam roller, 20 min


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    Was too bushed after the Thursday night practice at Mason to do much on Friday. But got in a nice recovery swim. And I am going to attend yet another one tomorrow! Then I won't be able to make another one until the New Years practice. Not sure if I should go to that one or not. When I went a couple years ago, my shoulder was sore for 6 weeks. But it would be festive, and I could modify to add more kicking. Or skip bits.

    Meanwhile, while everyone is doing 100 x 100 or 50 x 100 or some such similar short rest calorie burning sets, I plan on assigning lots of 25s to my HIT folk.

    I am so ready for xmas. Gifts all purchased and wrapped, special xmas dinner food purchased and lots of goodies made.
  12. Wed., Dec. 19

    by , December 19th, 2012 at 07:52 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC exercises, 15 min
    cable crunch, trying to target obliques, 85 x 1 x 25 each side, 95 x 2 x 15 each side
    tricep press, 40 x 3 x 12
    good mornings, 75 x 3 x 8
    wrist curls, 40 x 3 x 15
    resisted track start jumps, 40 x 1 x 10, 45 x 1 x 10
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 15
    total ab machine, 110 x 3 x 15
    standing broad jumps, 10
    altitude drops, 10
    seated twist w/45 lb bar, 3 x 15
    long arm crunches, 2 x 50

    Bike, 30 min

    Foam roller/stretching, 20 min


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    Had a good session at the gym today. Started back with the explosive work. One of the best things that I've added to my regimen are those resisted track start jumps. I swear I've been getting off the blocks faster this past year.

    I'm going to brave another Mason practice tomorrow night. Hoping it won't leave me too plastered. The last one was a tough workout coming off taper. I'll make sure not to run or get chased by a moose first tomorrow.
  13. Sat & Sun, Dec. 15-16

    by , December 16th, 2012 at 11:48 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Sat Drylands:

    RC exercises, 15 min
    leg abductors, 100 x 1 x 8, 110 x 2 x 8
    good mornings, 65 x 3 x 8
    explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 12
    super pullover, 70 x 3 x 20
    captains chair leg raises, 3 x 20
    cable twist w/yoga ball, 40 x 1 x 15 each side
    altitude drops, 10
    long arm crunches, 2 x 50
    flutter kicks on bosu, 2 x 100


    Sun Swim/SCY @ Mason:

    Warm up:

    1500 of various swim/kick/drill/pull
    I did 1300 since I'm a pokey warm upper

    Main Sets:

    3 x 150 moderate kick @ 3:00
    2 x 25 AFAP kick @ :45
    -- I did the first 150 moderate and cruised the other two.
    -- went 14s on the six 25 backstroke kicks from a push
    100 EZ

    9 x 150 @ 2:40
    2 IM (drop a stroke) + one choice
    -- tried to swim smooth on the IMs, just cruised the choice by doing flutter kick w/board & fins
    50 EZ

    3 x 75 @ 2:00
    25 drill
    25 AFAP, rest :5
    25 scull
    -- got calf cramps on the 25s; knew I would after the aerobic set
    175 EZ

    Total: 3800


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    Got up and went to the Mason practice with Teen Fort this am. 9 x 150? Ouch. My body is not remotely accustomed to that. Jeff Roddin is insane if he thinks I'll ever do 200 IM! Never! I only made it through the set by completely cruising every third one. Now I'm ready for a nap. But, no, I must write my HIT workouts and attend to holiday matters.

    Updated December 16th, 2012 at 08:37 PM by The Fortress

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  14. Wed., Dec. 12

    by , December 12th, 2012 at 08:06 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    RC ex
    leg press, 190 x 3 x 25
    super pullover, 50 x 1 x 25, 60 x 2 x 25
    total ab machine, 80 x 3 x 20
    good mornings, 55 x 3 x 15
    russian twists w/plate on incline bench, 3 x 25
    captains chair leg raises, 3 x 15
    long arm crunches, 3 x 50


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    PRP on my elbow yesterday hurt like a mofo. Kept me awake off and on most of the night too. The next time I go in, prolly after the Jan. 20 meet, I will have a slightly different, newer procedure. Next time, they'll draw the blood the day before, break down the platelets, and use only the "good" bits when they re-inject the platelets the following day. Injecting the platelets immediately means some of them will be useless. Hopefully, I'll be able to swim tomorrow. I was thinking of going to the Mason practice with Teen Fort.

    Couldn't get much else done today because I was being jolly and gifty.
  15. Nov 24 2012: some days a sippy cup is too complicated

    this is one of those days where i shouldn't be trusted with anything more complicated than a sippy cup.

    got up around 0450 and lifted weights for about an hour. the session felt good and was a nice endurance high rep type of workout. around 6 i decided to go straight to the pool to take advantage of the training effect. by this time my upper body was all warmed up and ready. usually it takes me a good 30 min to feel this primed when i swim even with a long gradual warmup.

    i get in the water and have a lane all to myself. using the fast lane (first time since I was sick a month ago) the water felt refreshing. And as i was doing my warmup i kept getting distracted by the little things like how my nose piece was digging into my nose.... Funny how one day it digs in and the next it decides to not inflict any pain.

    so here is the workout

    w/u

    300s
    100 k
    200 sw

    main set

    4 x this little super set

    2x200
    2x75

    400 kick (100/200/100)

    C/D
    100

    It wasn't a bad swim had a good lane buddy who was kicking my butt with ease. She had a Kona ironman swim cap on and she def was an open water swimmer with a wide sweeping stroke.

    So verily, i finished and climbed out of the pool feeling really spent. didnt realize how bad it was until i was having trouble cracking an egg without getting most of the shell into the bowl. now i just need enough coffee and the day should be good.
  16. Tuesday, Nov. 13

    by , November 13th, 2012 at 06:58 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands, 45 min

    rehab ex, 15 min
    explosive leg press, 150 x 3 x 10
    back extensions w/plate, 25 x 2 x 15
    flutter kicks on bosu, 2 x 100
    yoga ball twist on cable machine, 30 x 1 x 15 each side
    captains chair leg raises, 3 x 20


    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    10 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    50 EZ

    Main sets:

    10 x 25burst + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    4 x 20 in & outs with race pace turn @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    1 x 50 AFAP breast w/fins, 28 low
    150 EZ

    1 x 50 free w/fins @ 100 pace, 24 low
    150 EZ

    1 x broken 100 fly w/fins @ 100 pace
    -- break 15 @ 25
    -- went 49
    200 EZ

    2 x (25 AFAP free w/fins + 75 EZ)
    -- 10 highs

    10 x 25 shooter w/fins @ :40
    100 EZ

    Total: 2680


    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


    Didn't have time for too long a swim today as the high school teams are now kicking us out of the pool by 3:00. I will probably do a real recovery workout tomorrow and then just cruise with a few bursts until the meet on Sunday.

    I guess that may be my last dryland until NE Champs. Maybe a wee bit of core work next week. I am not really looking forward to a long taper. Not that I ever am.

    I see with my 6 long course TTs this summer, I finally made it to 100 TTs. One season I would still really like to do all the 50s and 100s for 9 events. Maybe this SCM season.
  17. Tuesday, Nov. 6

    by , November 6th, 2012 at 03:57 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    rehab ex, 10-15 min
    leg abductors, 120 x 3 x 12
    good mornings, warm ups, 85 x 1 x 8, 90 x 1 x 8, 95 x 2 x 8
    russian twists w/25 lb plate, 2 x 35
    rear delt flys, 60 x 3 x 20
    wrist curls, 30 x 3 x 20
    resisted track start jumps, 60 x 1 x 20
    altitude drops, 2 x 10*
    TRX squat jumps, 2 x 10
    standing power wheel roll outs, 10

    * An elderly man very helpfully warned me that I would slip a disc doing these.


    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    400 various
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :30
    50 EZ
    4 x 50 caterpillar fly drill (only breath once per length) @ 1:15
    3 x (100 dolphin kick on back + 50) w/fins
    100 = each 25 under until flags + :5 break at each 25
    50 = EZ
    4 x 50 single arm fly @ 1:15
    100 EZ

    Total: 1600


    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Gym + swim on Election Day. I cut my recovery swim short as I wanted to make it to the polls by 2:30 before it got too crowded. I tried at 11:00 am and the lines were very long.

    An article written by Jim in Mens Health about the possible dangers of fish oil:
    http://news.menshealth.com/fish-oil-...ts/2012/11/06/
  18. Kickboard Only, Friday, Nov. 2

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 04:31 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    rehab ex, 15 min
    explosive leg press, 190 x 4 x 10
    wrist curls, 45 x 3 x 20
    total ab machine, 120 x 3 x 20
    super pullovers, 70 x 2 x 30
    standing long jumps, 10
    standing plate jumps, 10
    resisted track start jumps on cable machine + 5 fast strides, 60 x 1 x 10
    med ball slams, 10 (used an 8 lb ball, may need to use 6 lb)
    altitude drops, 10


    Kick/SCY/Solo:

    The ear infection workout, all with fins & kick board:

    400 EZ kick
    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ :45
    50 EZ
    8 x 25 drag race from mid-pool @ :45
    50 EZ
    2 x (25 kickboard scull + 25 EZ) @ 2:00
    1 x 100 fast flutter kick, :57
    200 EZ
    2 x (25 kickboard scull + 25 EZ) @ 2:00
    1 x 100 fast dolphin kick, :58
    200 EZ
    2 x (25 kickboard scull + 25 EZ) @ 2:00
    kick ultra:
    20 x 15 m burst + cruise @ :30
    100 EZ

    Total: 2400 kick


    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Found out I also had strep throat yesterday am, so had to lay low. (Jimby did ask me if it was really necessary to take antibiotics for this. lol!) Really didn't feel well anyway. Between Hurricane Sandy and the strep/ear infection, this has been a poor training week. The timing does not thrill me coming off a recovery week. I will not be resting for the Nov. 18 meet. I did book my flight for Boston. I'll probably rest 2 weeks for that meet, and not do a full taper.

    The good news is the elbow surgeon says I don't need surgery on the elbow! He recommends PRP. He told me he had a larger avulsion tear than me in the same place and, after consulting 4 surgeons, opted for PRP (with my PRP doc). He did warn me that the injections will make it hard to do much with the elbow for 7-10 days. This is longer than the shoulder recovery time. I think I'll schedule an appt for after NE Champs.

    I can't say I really enjoyed the kick board workout. Kick boards are my least favorite toy and kicking that much bugs my shoulder. Even with ear plugs, I still feel like I got water in my ear. I'm not supposed to be back in the water until Sunday, but I think I'll skip another kick board workout tomorrow and cross train. Maybe bikram.
  19. 10/29/12: NSR

    by , October 29th, 2012 at 05:37 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Sandy has closed the pool today and tomorrow at the least, so no swimming for me for a bit.

    I was able to help at the registration booth yesterday for the cyclocross race in Bennington. Remember that my brother (the biker and former swimmer) swam at our meet in April, so I (the never was biker) helped out at his event. Last year it snowed, so it was canceled. This year it was beautiful for a race - they had a total of twelve divisions (including the costume one lap race I did) and lots of people out to ride.

    You can see that the my wave (I'm the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown) had a varied group - Lance came with his lawyer (and special feed), Jesus was following the young Men In Black fellow (both well ahead of Buddy the Elf and some dude in a tutu), and other little ones that had already taken off:



    I might have taken a wrong turn, but I was busy have fun and not falling over ...



    More photos from the event here.

    Great time. I am thinking of doing the Cat 4/citizen men ride next year, but we shall see. I'd have to remove my bar ends for that to happen.
  20. Wed., Oct. 17

    by , October 17th, 2012 at 05:06 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Drylands:

    rehab ex, 15 minutes
    explosive leg press, 190 x 4 x 10
    super pullovers, 80 x 3 x 20
    lower back machine, 130 x 3 x 12
    wrist curls on cable machine, 35 x 3 x 25
    knee tuck jumps, 10
    standing plate jumps, 10
    long arm crunches, 100
    power wheel pike ups, 2 x 10


    Recovery swim:

    600 various
    20 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    -- 4 each belly, back, left side, right side, twirling
    50 EZ
    10 x 50 @ 1:00
    odds = smooth free
    evens = smooth backstroke
    50 EZ

    Total: 1700


    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I had Cheryl add 50 back (28.00) to my Sprint Classic entries, just in case I don't want to swim the 100 breast right after 50 free.

    Now to think about entries for the SCM meet on Nov. 18. Here's the meet info:
    https://www.clubassistant.com/club/m...1481&smid=4182. And meet info for NE Champs: http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?M...20121207greatS. Between the 2 meets, I would like to try and squeeze in 50 free, 100 free, 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 back, 100 fly, and 100 IM. I'll likely rest on my 50 fly and 100 back times from the Albatross meet. Not sure how best to juggle the orders of events. I'd like to get in a fast 100 IM at the November meet. If I swam it then instead of in Boston, I'd probably have to skip 100 fly. That event takes a lot out of me in meters.

    Updated October 17th, 2012 at 07:38 PM by The Fortress

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