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  1. 10.31.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 05:29 PM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Danny. Yesterday, my son called me out to the front yard in the late afternoon because something cool was happening in the sky. Turns out he was right... there were rainbows everywhere. The sky was mostly clear but hazy enough to refract light all over the place. My cell phone camera unfortunately doesn't do justice to what this really looked like but here are some photos I caught:

    Rainbows, rainbows, rainbows and more rainbows.

    Never seen anything like it.

    This morning, I made up the workout. I'm always worried someone won't like it but I was the only one speaking up.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    4 Rounds of:
    * 100 Kick - 1:45
    * 100 stroke - 1:35
    * 100 IM - 1:30
    * 100 Free - 1:25
    200 Easy

    3 Rounds of:
    * 4 x 25 IM Order - :30 Turn at midway point in the pool
    4 x 25 - :45 Odds Fly, Back; Evens Fly no breath
    4 x 25 - :40 Odds Breast, Fly; Evens underwater br pullouts
    4 x 25 - :35 Odds Back, Breast; Evens free no breath
    50 Easy

    4 Rounds of:
    * 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 50 Back - :55
    * 50 Breast - :50
    * 50 Fly - :45
    * 50 Free - :40
    * Subtract :05s from each interval on the last round
    50 Easy

    1000 Pull - Open turns on each 200
    I took this easy at first and built speed. Started on a 1:15 pace and made 2:16 on the last 200.

    100 Cool down

    (5200 Total)
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  2. Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 04:37 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 59, pool at 79, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny blue skies with humidity at 43%

    *Warm Up*
    2x500 FR on 1min rest

    *Set 1*
    1x2000 FR broken as:
    2(10X50 on :45, 5x100 on 1:30) Did:
    1. 50s 1-5 @ :37-36, 6-10 @ :36-35, 100s 1:12 - 1:10
    2. 50s 1-5 @ :36-35, 6-10 @ :35-34, 100s 1:12 - 1:09


    *Set 2*
    2x200 BR kick w/Snorkel
    6x100 FR kick on 2:10, Did:
    • 1-3: 1:55-1:49, 4-6: 1:52 - 1:44


    *Set 3*
    1x1000 FR broken as:
    5(2x50 on :40, 1x100 on 1: 40) Did
    1. 34/1:08
    2. 34/1:07
    3. 34/1:07
    4. 33/1:07
    5. 33/1:06


    *Warm Down*
    100 EZ

    Comments:
    • While I felt I was making headway with basic swimming fitness, I knew in my heart I would have to break the ice with doing "real training", with interval based sets.
    • The result from my most recent straight 5000 yard swim was 1:03.10, so my aerobic base 100 pace at this point appears to be about 1:15-16.
    • Set 1 - I was disappointed in the truth of my times, but at least it is a starting point. It was more effort than I expected to do those times. Also - the warmup needs to be different including more pace/tempo swimming.
    • Set 2 - Did some BR kick for the IMs. For my freestyle, I feel that with a steady kick I have better balance and overall stroke, so might as well begin to condition the legs to be there all the way.
    • Set 3 - Made an effort to finish the workout with a more quality and encouraging swim. Doing the FR kick set earlier led me to hold on to it in my stroke more with this last set. It felt better overall, and I will be more prepared for my next workout.

    Updated October 31st, 2012 at 05:53 PM by fdtotten

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  3. Wed., Oct. 31

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 04:31 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

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

    Main Sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise, flutter kick w/board @ :45
    50 EZ

    8 x 25 burst dolphin kick + cruise @ 1:00
    100 EZ

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

    2 x 50 kick AFAP w/fins + 100 EZ @ 3:00
    -- break :10 @ 50
    -- went 23 highs

    10 x 25 fast breast @ 1:00 (13 high-14 lows)
    50 EZ @ 1:30
    10 x 25 fast dolphin kick w/board @ 1:00
    150 EZ

    Total: 2600


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

    We survived the hurricane pretty well. Only lost power for 6-7 hours and no trees or limbs down. Whew.

    I kind of staggered through this workout. I've still got that cold that's been bothering me for 2 weeks and the last couple days my left ear has been really painful. Went to my ENT today: ear infection and had a throat culture for a strep test. Need to stay out of the water for 3 days. Doc said I could use a board + ear plugs + cap. Fun! I'm glad I made it through the meet, at least.

    Happy Halloween everyone! I have carved scary jack o' lanterns, put up the rest of our decorations and purchased candy!

    Updated October 31st, 2012 at 06:47 PM by The Fortress

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  4. Wednesday, 10/31/12

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 04:20 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY - Recovery Day

    I modified one of Leslie's recovery workouts from last spring.

    Warmup (700)
    200 swim - 200 kick 200 pull - 100 scull

    Main Sets (1900)

    16 x 25 shooters w/monofin @ :45
    4 back, 4 belly, 2 left side, 2 right side, 4 360s
    50 EZ

    4 x (3 x 50) DPS
    #1 back/1:00; #2 breast/1:15; #3 free/1:00

    10 x 25 @ :45
    odds = easy speed fly - evens = EZ free
    50 EZ

    8 x 25 free/:45, 0-1 breath each
    50 EZ

    6 x 50 pull DPS, odds free, evens back

    Warmdown

    100 EZ

    Total: 2700 yards
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  5. Workout 10/31/12:

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 02:07 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    w/u: 200 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM Drill
    6 x 100 FR Pull on 1:20 with buoy and snorkel

    8 x 100 on 1:50 with snorkel
    - odds = flutter kick with board
    - evens = swim fly-fr-br-fr, then shuffle
    ---- strong on the stroke, DPS the Fr

    6 x 150 FR Pull on 2:00 with buoy and snorkel
    1 x 200 social kick (*works better with someone else)

    Spooky Strokey Set (SSS):
    2 x 100 IM on 1:30 (went 1:18, :22)
    1 x 200 IM on 3:15 (went 2:47)
    2 x 100 Bk on 1:30 (went 1:20, :18)
    1 x 200 Bk on 3:15 (went 2:27)
    Skipped the following:
    4 x 100 IM on 1:30
    1 x 400 IM on 6:30


    1 x 50 ez
    5 x 50 FR on 1:00 with snorkel (DPS, descend)
    - went :38, :34, :30, :29, :29

    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/4100 yds/75 min)
    --------------------------

    No too much to report post-Sandy here in Vermont. In our area there were sporadic power outages due to fallen trees (not my house), but we mostly had some wind and rain. Since we are still trying to rebuild the main bridge heading east of town from Irene last year, we were blessed to be spared from another pounding this year. My daughter was ok in Philly, but I have family in CT and NJ that are still without power and will likely remain that way for days. Sending prayers out to all affected by the storm.

    The Rec Center closed early Monday so I missed out on my swim, and everything in town (except your friend Price Chopper Pharmacy) was closed yesterday. I hopped in before lunch today and felt a bit creaky in the water. I thought of the SSS as I was swimming, and ran out of time before the 400 IM's (which is actually ok by me ).

    Plans for the rest of the day include helping to set up the "Journey Through the Bible" at my son's school and then help out during and after it. It is an alternative to trick-or-treating where kids can come (with or without costume) and see different skits from the Bible acted out by the students, then load up on candy after each "stop." Preston will probably be a guide again this year. When we get home we'll watch some Halloween classics: Charlie Brown, Garfield, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and this weekend we usually pop in the Nightmare Before Christmas. Stay safe tonight, everyone.
    Also, I am at post #299 in the forums, which should mean that I will get a treat shortly after my next post.
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  6. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -11/01/20122

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 01:41 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:00 3:00
    2 X 150 2:30 2:15
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    10 X 50 1:10
    Choice. Swims 3-6-9 are fast #10 is easy

    5 X 50
    Blocks: sprint 25 and great turn, swim in easy.
    1 X 50 easy

    5 X 100 kick 2:15
    1 X 100 swim

    4 X 250 free 4:00
    Swim or pull. Negative split each swim.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4500Y
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  7. Tuesday, 10/30/12

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 10:33 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY

    Warm up (950)
    400 mixer, swim-kick-drill-scull by 50s

    9 x 50 desc 3, 3/55, 3/50, 3/45
    - all free, went 38-39 on these

    Main Sets (1750)
    1 x 200/3:30 back, neg split, build to fast
    - went 2:58

    2 x 150/2:30, 50 easy free-50 strong stroke-50 easy free
    - went 2:22 - 2:17, did back for stroke

    6 x 50/1:15, 15 fast 20 easy 15 fast
    - went 2x fly-back-free

    1 x 400 kick, 30 sr, continuous moderate kick
    - did 200 with board & snorkel as 100 flutter/100 dolphin then did 200 on back same way

    100 easy swim

    8 x 50/1:30 choice FAST with fins
    - did fly on #1 & 4, went 32, 34
    - back on #2, 5, 7, went 33, 34, 33
    - free on #3, 6, 8, went 30, 31, 31
    50 easy

    Warm down
    200 moderate free with snorkel and paddles

    Total: 2900 yards
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  8. Wed Oct 31st, 2012 Spooky IM DAY

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 10:24 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Oct 31st, 2012

    30 days till SCM meet

    Doubled Yesterday:
    Did 9 x 100 IMs FAST on 3:00,
    skipped #9 to go faster on #10
    Dove em all
    held 61's & 2's,
    went 58 on #10


    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, south end,
    Pool set up: one bulkhead on north end
    6:30 - 8:00, dove in 6:37ish
    Swam with Paul, Keith, & David
    Beside Mike, Jason & Tyler
    Gull, Larry, & Sharon

    Warm up
    assigned ??
    went around 600

    Main Set

    100 IM strong

    1:00 rest

    200 IM drill RA / LA

    1:00 Rest

    200 IM strong went 2:19

    1:00 Rest

    300 IM K RA LA

    1:00 rest

    300 IM 25 fast 50 mod

    1:00 rest

    300 IM strong
    went 3:35ish

    1:00 rest

    400 IM KRLS

    1:00 rest

    assigned: 400 IM
    did: 4 rounds of 25 fast 25 easy 50 skip

    1:00 rest

    assigned: 400 IM
    did: 4 rounds of 50 strong 50 skip

    2:00 rest

    400 IM strong drilled the fly
    went 4:38

    50 easy

    assigned: 8 x 125 with fins
    did: 8 rounds of
    odds: 50 k 50 skip 25 fast FL
    evens:25 fast FR, 50 easy, 50 skip

    50 easy

    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd

    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7 (Tentative)
    UT Austin, TX

    Updated October 31st, 2012 at 10:29 AM by ande

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  9. Tues, Oct. 30, 2012 7:10-9:00pm

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 01:01 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    A little late to practice, but I had to get my son home from his swim lesson at the YMCA, and then back across town to the other pool for my "swim lesson".


    Warmup:
    800 (25 Front Scull/25 Back EZ/25 V-Sit Scull/25 Free)
    **I got in 300 of this warmup when the others finished
    500 Kick w/ board
    (800/800)

    16 x 50 Free Pull w/ paddles @ :50 (Desc. 1-4) Breathe every 3
    went :35s down to :30s
    (800/1600)

    16 x 25 SDK underwater no breathers w/ fins @ 1:00 (I led the group here, held :12s)
    (400/2000)

    6 x 100 SDK on back @ 2:00 (Desc. 1-3, 4-6)
    **first round of 3 went 1:07/1:08/1:08
    **second round of 3 went 1:20/1:15/1:05
    This was by far one of the fastest efforts I've been able to do on 100s kick
    (600/2600)


    Main Set: (supposed to be 2 rounds of the 5,4,3,2,1, but we ran short on time and John cut out a little on the second round)

    LAP TRAFFIC SUCKED (we had 5 per lane):
    500 Free @ 8:00 last 100 FAST w/ kick
    went 5:45
    400 Free @ 7:00 last 100 FAST w/ kick
    went 4:31
    300 Free @ 5:30 ALL FAST
    went 3:14
    200 Free @ 4:00 All EZ
    went 2:35ish
    100 Free @ 2:00 SPRINT
    went :59 (I haven't been under 1:00 at the end of these sets yet, so this was nice)

    400 Free @ 7:00 Build by 100s to Fast
    went 4:45 (a little tired)
    200 Free @ 4:00 Build by 50s, start @ 85%
    went 2:11, but felt decent
    100 Free @ 2:00 SPRINT!
    went :57!! (coach said so) <--that's how I felt inside my head, but I was grasping for anything to hold on to...
    (2200/4800)

    200 EZ

    ------------------------
    5000 Yards and no practice tomorrow so we can load up on candy.