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  1. Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:15pm - I'm going for it!

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 11:34 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Yep, I've decided that I'm going to join up with the local USAS team which starts their new season next week. The costs have all added up to where I'm just about breaking even with the:

    Masters Workouts + YMCA Membership = USAS Senior Group dues

    It'll be great to swim consistently with the same group of people, and have a coach to work with. Now I just have to fill out the paperwork and sign my life away. Oh yeah, can I ask anyone to sponsor me for the swim-a-thon later in the year?


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    My swim tonight was brief, but effective. Had soccer pictures for my daughters team, and then stopped by the pool for a quick dip.

    5 x 100 Free @ 1:30 w/up (1:10s)

    Main Set:

    10 x 100 @ 1:25
    • Odds IM (went 1:19/1:20 avg.)
    • Evens Free (went 1:13 avg.) swam these recovery
    10 x 50 SDK w/ long fins on back @ 1:00 (held :28-:29s)
    avg'd 6-7 SDK underwater each length.

    100 EZ and out

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    2100 Yards


    Hmmmmm....wonder what 2 hour workouts are going to be like?
  2. Thursday, Aug. 30

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 05:38 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various

    16 x 25 shooters
    8 w/fins, 8 w/o fins
    50 EZ

    6 x 25 no breath over kick free @ :45
    50 EZ

    Speed Sets:

    8 x 25 burst + cruise @ 1:00
    50 EZ

    1 x 100 AFAP IM w/fins, :56 mid
    300 EZ

    1 x 50 AFAP fly w/fins, :23 low
    200 EZ

    1 x 100 IM w/fins, 56 high
    300 EZ

    1 x 50 AFAP breast w/fins, :28
    200 EZ

    1 x 100 AFAP IM w/fins, :55 high-56 flat
    300 EZ

    50 EZ

    Total: 3450


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


    I wasn't bold enough to do Tim's 5 x 100 AFAP set. I goofed off too much in August for that. But I was still pleased to pound out 3 x 100 + 2 x 50 AFAP. Hopefully, starting to round into shape for the fall. Wish I didn't have this elbow issue. But c'est la vie. I'd prefer that to a shoulder injury any day.
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  3. Long time no blog!

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 04:26 PM (Chowmi's Blog)
    I have 12 extra minutes before school pickup, so here it is!

    Today:
    LCM, SMU on my own
    Baylor has been closed for 2 weeks due to annual maintainance.

    400 warm up
    4 x 100 kick
    8 x 50 pull

    4 x 50
    2 build
    2 as first and last 12.5 fast

    easy 50

    all out 50
    could be anywhere from 29 high to 33
    stupid clocks are not aligned and they aren't uniform (slow movement then a click up 3 seconds). if I had to guess, i'd round it to a 31.

    easy 100

    The End
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I am just going to ride out the off-schedule until Baylor pool opens again. I don't like swimming with a bunch of weirdos at SMU and there is always some lecher trying to talk to me and share my lane.

    Great news! Baylor is finally going to screw everyone else over and have 1 uniform fee - $55 per month. The spread of "group rates" really turned a lot of people off. Some were paying $40 while I have been paying $85 for 20 years. Anyway, now everyone has to pay $55 and I get the reduced rate!

    Other: I have been doing a mini-Insanity workout, which is 7 exercises for 30 seconds and you do it 3 times. I read it wrong the first time around and thoughtyou do 30 sec on 30 sec off with 30 sec between rounds. Boyw as that easy!Duh1 It was as little rest as possible, then 30 sec between rounds. I have modified to 30 sec on, 10 sec rest, 2 minutes between sets. I marvel at my modificationess.

    See you later!
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  4. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -08/31/20122

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 02:49 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 250 4:00 3:45
    3 X 100 1:40 1:30
    4 X 50 descend 1:00 :50
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 100 kick 2:15
    4 X 25 sprint kick :45
    1 X 50 swim 1:00
    4 X 25 sprint(swim) :30 #4 on 1:30
    Three rounds, all choice

    5 X 200 pull 3:00 2:40
    1 X 100 easy 2:20 -
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4950Y
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  5. Thursday, 8/30/12

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 12:55 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCM, Solo

    Warm up (1000)
    3 x 200 swim-kick-pull - all free
    4 x 75/2:00 kick - on back

    4 x 25/40 15m #1-3 fast, choice of stroke, #4 ez
    - fly-back-free

    Pull Set (800)
    Backstroke with paddles and bouy
    200 went 3:35 (10sr) - 100 went 1:43 (10sr) - 50 went :49 (10sr)

    Now with paddles and fins
    200 went 3:15 (10sr) -100 went 1:31 (10sr) - 50 went :44

    100 easy free

    Sprint Set
    4 x 50/3:00 FAST as possible

    - free: went 35-37 on all
    200 easy freestyle

    There was more but was out of time so stopped here

    Total: 2200 meters
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  6. Thursday August 30th - AM Swim

    Santa Clara Swim Club Masters - LCM
    Gary coaching

    Warm-up (1500)
    3 x 150 free @ ??
    1 x 100 IM @ 1:50
    3 x 100 free @ 1:40
    1 x 100 IM @ 1:45
    3 x 50 choice @ 1:00
    4 x 100 kick @ 2:10, descend

    Set I (1200 set / 2700 total)
    3 x
    * 4 x 50 @ 1:00 free, odd focus on technique, even fast (:36 .. :38)
    * 4 x 50 @ 1:10 choice, odd focus on technique, even fast - went back (:42 .. :44), breast (:44 .. :47), back (:43 .. :47) by round

    Set II (1500 set / 4200 total)
    3 x 200 pull @ 3:10
    3 x 150 pull @ 2:25
    3 x 100 pull @ 1:40
    3 x 50 pull @ :50

    ** 4200 meters **

    My legs held up much better today, I didn't get any cramps until the end of the pulling set and they weren't severe. My shoulder muscles and triceps hit the wall at about the same time, so the end of the last set was not exactly fast.

    Updated August 31st, 2012 at 11:22 AM by eric.carlson

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  7. 08.30.12 - Thursday workout

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 10:46 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam /w Roger, Dave, Dave, Danny and Glenda. Another challenge day. We did 8 x 100 IM on 1:25. It was hard but easier than last week. Instead of 1:20s, I kept it to 1:20-1:22. Made 1:18 on the last one. With my backstroke fixes I'm able to relax the second leg and still maintain a good pace. Felt good and I'm pretty confident I can make 10 of these.

    SCY

    600 Warm up

    Challenge set
    6 x 50 - :50 (IM Order/free)
    1:30 Rest
    8 x 100 IM - 1:25
    100 Easy

    From here, we modified Glenda's workout:

    4 x 125 - 1:45 Descend (1:35, 1:33, 1:27, 1:24)
    1:00 Break
    4 x 100 IM Kick - 2:00 Descend (last one was 1:38)
    100 Easy

    6 x 50 - 1:00 (Fr, IM Order, FR; Odds 2nd 25 hard)
    6 x 50 - :55 (Fr, IM Order, FR; Evens 2nd 25 hard)
    6 x 50 - :50 (Fr, IM Order, FR)
    Roger got to the wall before the last 2 50s and called out "2 breaths per 25 on the remaining 50s". I completely mismanaged my first breath wasting it half-way through the 1st 25. Needed another a few strokes later which left me about 4 strokes to the wall + a flip turn + a glide before I got another breath. Barely made halfway through the last 25 before I burned my last breath and the wall seemed like miles away. I made it but I was hurting badly. The last 50 wasn't nearly as bad. I stretched my first breath a lot further which put me in a better position at the wall.

    8 x 25 - :40 (Odds no breath, evens sprint)
    DPS no breath free was really good. Got down to 12 strokes. I'm usually about 15-16.

    5:00 Easy fly - made 350 yards

    100 Cool down

    (4350 Total)
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  8. aerobic/speed hybrid or just call it KICK!!!!

    by , August 30th, 2012 at 08:34 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    This was alot of kicking fo me and it gave me an idea of how much I have improved over this year.

    500 free
    4x25@:45 scull w/snorkle
    8x50@1:00 IM order
    100 EZ

    5x100@2:00 kick w/zoomers went 1:47,1:47,1:44,1:41,1:39
    50 EZ
    8x50@1:00 w/zoomers odds under/over, evens over/under
    50 EZ
    200 AFAP kick for time w/zoomers 3:07
    200 EZ
    8x25@:45 shoorters w/fins
    100 AFAP kick no fins for time 1:58!
    200 EZ

    Total 3000 yards
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