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  1. Tuesday 11/21/12

    Tuesday 11/21

    PM only SCY

    1600 assorted kicking and drilling

    Total: 1600

    Was a busy day and had time to hop in and paddle around before coaching, but didn't really record what I did. It was all on the fly.
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  2. Wednesday, Nov 21

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

    Had a pretty good group at the pool today. Shared a lane with Keith and swam with the two Dave's, Peter, Roger, Danny, Andrei, Meredith and Megan.

    Swam a 1650 for the first time in a long time. So today was more of a distance work day. Was tired so I didn't do any of the hard sets at the end of practice with Peter.

    100 Free
    100 Back
    12x100 on 1:30 (kept at 1:18 to 1:20)
    200 Back
    1650 Free -23:14
    16x50 on 1:00 - 6 -Fly/Free, 6 - Back, 4 Free
    100 Free
    200 Kick
    5x100 BAck w/paddles on 1:40
    3x100 Free w/paddles on 1:30
    4x25 Fly
    50 Free

    5300 yards
    108 minutes
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  3. Wed., Nov. 21

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 05:31 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    16 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
    -- 8 back, 8 belly
    50 EZ

    Main sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise, fast hands drills @ 1:00
    50 EZ

    5 x 20 free in & outs w/race pace turn @ 1:00
    100 EZ

    6 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
    -- 3 free from a dive (12s), 3 back from starting blocks (13 low) trying to arch more. On one effort, I arched so much I though I would hit the bottom. Have to find some middle ground between too much arch and flat backing the start.

    3 x through w/paddles & fins
    100 smooth free @ 1:45
    100 EZ kick w/board @ 1:45*
    5 x 25 @ 100 pace, :10 break @ each 25
    75 EZ

    * I had intended to make the third 25 fast on these, but my legs were shot. Had some calf cramping issues today.

    10 x 25 w/paddles & parachute @ :45-1:00
    50 EZ

    Total: 3600


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

    Another fairly empty pool! So glad I could swim rather than shop for food and cook.

    The results from the Sprint & Relay Festival are up:
    http://www.warrentonmasters.org/even...tival-results/

    I see my 50 back split was only .03 off my WR ... if only I had taken another stroke at the finish.

    I checked my 100 breast splits. I had thought I was fried the last half length bc of the extra meterage. But I took it out in 39.0 (after going 38.2 in the open 50), so this was perhaps a bit too speedy. It felt fairly smooth and well under AFAP pace at the time. I was also trying to pull wider as Teen Fort said my pull was too narrow in the 50.
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  4. Wednesday, 11/21/12

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 04:28 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY

    Warmup (800)
    300 swim back & free
    300 4-4-4 scull / swim
    4 x 50/1:00 25 strong/25 sprint - arm started to hurt on first one of these so I kicked the next 3

    Main Set (2000)
    1 x 400/30 sr kick w/ fins - wemt 6:20
    4 x 100/20 sr kick w/fins - ave 1:30

    1 x 400/20 sr kick w/ fins - wemt 6:10
    4 x 100/15 sr kick w/fins - ave 1:27

    1 x 400/30 sr swim free w/ fins - wemt 5:42

    Warm Down
    1 x 100 easy back w/fins

    Total: 2900 yards

    Next workout will be

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
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  5. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -11/23/20122

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 04:26 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 200 3:00
    4 X 100 1:40
    1 X 300 4:30
    4 X 100 1:30

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    4 X (3 X 100
    Rounds 1/3: IM or stroke on 2:00
    Rounds 2/4: Free on 1:30
    100's: #1 moderate #2 build #3 fast
    Short break between rounds

    3 X 50 1:10
    1 X 100 kick 2:30
    Four rounds.
    50's: #1 moderate #2 build #3 fast

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4000Y
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  6. An easy day and monofin play

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 01:08 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Did my leg weight workout one day early this week since I was not sure I could get it in today. Alittle sore today.

    500 free
    500 free kick w/zoomers every 3rd 25 fast

    8x25@1:00 shooters w/monofin
    8x25@:45 fly w/monofin
    4x50@1:00 streamline fly kick w/monofin

    5x100@1:30 free smooth w/paddles & bouy

    400 EZ

    total 2500 yards
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  7. Wed Nov 21, 2012

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 12:26 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Nov 21, 2012

    10 days till SCM meet

    Wedge starting blocks are installed on the north end in the UT Swim Center, not yet on the south.

    Mon: Lifted didn't blog, plan to lift again today
    Tue: Swam didn't blog, took it easy, did some sprints


    Whitney coached
    6:00 - 7:30 dove around 6:10
    SCY UT Swim Center diving well & main pool, both bulkheads are down and pool set up with 2 25 yard racing courses
    Swam with Mike, Jeff, Jim & Tyler
    beside Larry, Gull, Sloan, Keith, Chris, David, Dick


    Warm up
    went around 400

    Main Set

    assigned
    100 fast on 2:00 100 easy
    2 x 1 fast on 2:00 100 easy
    3 then 1 easy, 4 then 1 easy, 5 then 1 easy

    Did:
    25's & 50's on the fast
    mostly 25's

    then they did it again with 50's instead of 100's


    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
    UT Austin, TX
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  8. An early celebration

    Thanksgiving came early today as Rondi, John, and I celebrated the season with the traditional turducken set. The water was a mite cooler than on Monday, when I had deemed it too hot for a workout and just done some easy drills and practiced my backwards swimming. (How hot is too hot? If I stick my tongue out while Iím swimming and thereís no discernible difference between the temp of the pool water and the inside of my mouth, thatís too hot). But I was also better prepared, having brought both a lycra cap and my new creation, a cap into which I had cut ventilation holes, stegosaurus style:


    O Holey Cap!

    The latter worked well, and kept me from overheating during the following:

    1000 lcm warmup (400s, 200k, 200p, 200d/s)

    4 x 350 Turduckens, done as follows
    100 FL / 50 BK / 50 BR / 50 BK / 100 FL
    100 BK / 50 BR / 50 FR / 50 BR / 100 BK
    100 BR / 50 FR / 50 FL / 50 FR / 100 BR
    100 FR / 50 FL / 50 BK / 50 FL / 100 FR

    After the turduckens, we all played around with backwards swimmingómy backwards backstroke is getting better, giving me hope that I can get my backwards 50IM time under 2:30--then I did the following short finishing set

    2 x 200, odds FR w/ paddles, evens swim
    100 warmdown

    That was it! Iíll see if I feel like another help of turduckens tomorrow (or maybe Iíll dream up the swimming equivalent of the veggiducken . . .) And the new hat style is definitely a keeper for those warm Riverbank mornings!
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  9. 11.21.12 - Wednesday workout

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 09:08 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Dave, Keith, Roger, Aundrey, Meredith, Meredith's sister and Danny. Felt pretty good today. Fly was strong and I had a pretty decent 1650.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    3 rounds of:
    * 100 Fly - 1:30 (made 1:20-1:25)
    * 25 Kick/75 Free - 1:30
    * 50 Kick/50 Free - 1:30
    * 75 Kick/25 Free - 1:30
    50 Easy

    1650 Timed - Open turns every 400 (4:55, 4:53, 4:52, 4:51, :34 - 20:05)
    100 Easy

    16 x 50 - 1:00 (4 x [2 Easy fly, 2 hard pull])
    100 Easy

    12 x 50 Kick - 1:00
    * 1-6 SDK w/ fins down, easy back
    * 7-12 Kick w/ board

    200 Cool down

    (5300 total)
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  10. Tues, Nov. 20, 2012 7:30-9:00pm

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 01:02 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    The first half hour of practice from 7-7:30 was taken up by the awards from last weekend's meet over in eastern Washington. As a team we ended up in 3rd place. 1st and 2nd place teams had well over 100 swimmers each, and we only had 31 swimmers, but beat out another team with many more swimmers than us. Quality before quantity, right?

    We had a visiting swimmer who is in town for the holidays from the Sacremento, CA area. He's 17 and pretty quick. Said he was around a 4:55/5:00 500, a good breaststroker, and was a good IMer as well. Pretty much a duplicate of Jared who I normally chase in practice on a daily basis, so now I'm chasing two guys for a couple days.

    7:30--
    We got right to it with the workout, and basically skipped any type of true warmup...

    Our "warmup"/intro set:

    3 x 200 Free Desc. 1-3 @ LIFO + :15
    I went 2:20, 2:15, 2:11 hell of a way to warmup.
    3 x 200 IM Desc. 1-3 @ LIFO + :15
    went 2:40ish to maybe 2:35
    (1200/1200)

    Kick Set:
    8 x 150 SDK on back w/ short fins @ 2:15
    (1200/2400)

    Main Set:

    3 Rounds of 3 x 100 Free "get lots of rest" w/ 1:00 between rounds
    • Round 1 @ 1:20 (went 1:03/1:04/1:04)
    • Round 2 @ 1:15 (went 1:02/1:04/1:04)
    • Round 3 @ 1:10 (went 1:02/1:03/1:00) I tried to chase down the 'new guy' at the end
    200 EZ
    (1100/3500)

    Main Set #2:
    3 x 200 IM @ 4:30 Desc. 1-3 starting @ 85% effort
    went 2:31, 2:25, 2:21 <--pretty sure 2:21 is my best effort in practice
    (600/4100)

    500 EZ cooldown...did Free Pull

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    4600 Yards

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    494.20 miles swum (=869,793 yards, =795,338 meters).
    View my monthly progress | my milestones/awards | Go The Distance 2012 results.
    Most recent milestone achievement: 400 miles on 10/02.
    5.80 miles (= 10,207 yards, = 9,334 meters) to next milestone (500 miles milestone).

    Looks like I'll potentially hit the mark for the Nike suit after Friday and Saturday's practices.
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    Now I have two days off from the water, and wondering about Friday night's practice. Coach John is out of town this weekend, but his assistant will be running the practice. This could be good, or it could be really bad.
    She may really try to kill us, which I'm actually looking forward to. But sharks 'n minnows and relays is a very close 2nd.

    Updated November 21st, 2012 at 01:26 AM by jaadams1

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