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  1. Wednesday, 2/2/11

    by , February 2nd, 2011 at 01:05 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY with Carrie

    All free today except for part of the kick sets and cool down.

    Warm - up (1050)
    300 swim
    4 x 75/10 sr smooth in between flags, strong in and out of wall from flags
    Kick 6 x 50/10sr with Fins consistent effort
    6 x 25/30 12.5 easy - 12.5 fast with good finish

    Main Set (1200)
    *Last 50 of each set is to be off the blocks
    1 x 100/1:30 Build > 2 x 50/1:30 FAST - 36,34
    1 x 100/1:30 Build > 2 x 50/1:20 FAST - 36,34
    1 x 100/1:30 Build > 2 x 50/1:10 FAST 37,35
    1 x 100/1:30 Build > 2 x 50/1:00 FAST 37,35
    1 x 100/1:35 Build > 2 x 50/50 FAST 37,36 from a push
    1 x 100/1:35 Build > 2 x 50/40 FAST 37,36 from a push
    - 100's - 1-4 1:20/1:30, 5-6 1:23-25/1:35
    - last 2 rounds 50 were from a push, not enough time to get out and on the blocks
    times may be 1 sec faster since I'm focusing on the finish before looking up.


    Kick Set: With Fins (500)
    10 x 50/10 - 20sr Consistent effort - moderate
    - 1-5 flutter w/board, 6-10 on back 8-10 sdk then flutter off each wall - times were 40-45


    Warm down
    150 easy back

    Total: 2900 yards
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  2. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 5:00am

    by , February 2nd, 2011 at 01:04 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    200 Free
    200 Kick w/ board
    200 Pull
    4 x 50 Breast (K/S) w/ breaststroke fins
    200 IM

    10 x 50 Back @ :55 w/ 3 SDK each wall (for me this is just trying to beat it into my brain so maybe I will remember to do it when I'm racing.)
    10 x 50 Back/Breast @ :55

    With Group of 4 in the lane:
    8 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00
    8 x 75 Pull @ 1:15
    8 x 100 Choice @ 1:40 (I did 50 Stroke/50 Free w/ Str. rotating thru IM order)

    100 EZ
    ----------------
    3900 Yards

    This is my first day of "EZ training" before the meet this weekend in Olympia.
    1650 Free, 200 Free, 100 Fly, 100 IM, 200 IM.
  3. Wed Feb 2nd, 2011

    by , February 2nd, 2011 at 12:36 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Feb 2nd, 2011

    Nice Interview with Eddie Reese


    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDaLdqQwPco&feature=related"]YouTube - Kosuke Kitajima 100m Breaststroke Under Water Camera[/nomedia]

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sjjv-vNExs"]YouTube - Kosuke Kitajima 200m Breaststroke Under Water Camera[/nomedia]

    note how :
    a. fast his insweep/thrust on his pull is
    b. he times his pull with his kick,
    he finishes his thrust, his upper body is streamlined then he fires back his kick
    c. he does streamlined pause after his kick while he RIDES THE GLIDE before he begins his next pull, the pause is longer in his 200 than in his 100

    Edited my

    Sun Jan 30th 2011 HR Postal Swim take 2
    Posted all my splits thanks to Tyler Blessing's cool Iphone app that counts laps and tracks splits

    for comparison here's my previous 1 hour swims:

    Sun Jan 23rd, 2011 Went Postal 5130


    Saturday Jan 30th 2010 hour swim (did it but didn't submit) 5270


    1 hour postal swim January 24th, 2009 5385



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    Whitney Coached
    UT Swim Center, main pool
    5:30 to 7:00 dove in around 5:45
    trained with Tyler & Marcio,
    beside Chris, Todd, Amy Brandon, Ned, & Mike Wore FS PRO Jammer

    WARM UP
    swam around 400


    Main SET:

    4 x 275 on 3:00
    made 1, missed 2, made 3 & 4

    4 x :30 sec V K with 15 sec breaks between each

    4 x 25 FL FAST on :40


    4 x 225 on 2:30
    made 3 skipped a 50 in 1

    4 x :30 sec V K with 15 sec breaks between each

    4 x 25 bk FAST on :40


    4 x 175 on 2:00

    4 x :30 sec V K with 15 sec breaks between each

    4 x 25 br FAST on :40


    4 x 125 on 1:30

    4 x :30 sec V K with 15 sec breaks between each

    4 x 25 fr FAST on :40

    200 easy

    25 SDK fast
    roll start
    whitney timed
    went 10.9

    50 easy


    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX


    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events

    Updated February 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 AM by ande

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  4. MATT Wednesday Workout

    by , February 2nd, 2011 at 09:27 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    SCY

    400 Warm up

    4 x 50 hard - 1:15
    First 50 of each day 1 meet event

    1 x 50 Easy

    4 x 50 hard - 1:15
    First 50 of each day 2 meet event

    150 Cool down

    (total 1000)

    Still gaining weight... but not as much as yesterday. In government terms, I think that counts as defecit reduction. Light day today. Body is ready to do more.

    Family(except me) all has a cold now. My neice who visited a couple days ago has the flu. Being a hypocondriac, I'm convinced I'll get something during the meet. I had a cold during the meet last year and it just wasn't fun.
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  5. Let the pro take a crack at me

    by , February 2nd, 2011 at 08:28 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Today I am going to let my Chiropracter take a crack at piecing me back together. Not a good day.

    1000 Free as 200 swim/pull/swim/kick/swim
    5x100@:05R Fly w/fins 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 skull drill/25 kick on back
    5x100@1:30 Free kick w/fins
    10x100 Free w/paddles & bouy 1-4@1:30, 5-7@1:25, 8-9@1:20, 10@1:15 made all but the last one
    100 easy free
    6x50 from dive strong breakout then easy free
    100 free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  6. Day 2 of the Ice Storm

    by , February 2nd, 2011 at 08:21 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    With the Travel Warning issued right now for Hamilton County, even the YMCA is closed. Thus, not even an open pool to swim in. As the weather starts to clear, I'm hoping I can get a swim in later if the Travel Warning is lifted and the Y can open. In the meantime, it was another morning on the bike - 21.5 miles. Not bad, but just not swim time. My FLOG is definitely not happy with me right now....
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  7. Doubles

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 11:12 PM (Trying to Train Smarter, Not Just Harder)
    Swam at Trousdale at 5:30am Even tho my "boss" says I can leave at 11:20 whether I have patients to be seen or not, we shall see what happens. I think I better swim this morning just to make sure I get a swim in today at all.

    5 x 300 SKIPS
    Adjusted "mother set"
    4 x thru
    5 x 100 -
    4 on 1:30, 1 on 1:20 (50 breast)
    3 on 1:30, 2 on 1:20 (50 breast)
    2 on 1:30, 3 on 1:20 (50 breast)
    1 on 1:30, 4 on 1:20 (50 breast)
    150 EZ

    I came back at lunch for a paltry 2200. I felt terrible - left my partner with two of my patients to see - of course DM also foisted one on her, so that added three to her load, and she had three to see of her own before I left. DM had four to see & gave one to her!! Plus, I actually didn't leave at 11:20, it was closer to 11:25 & I got there around 11:40, and really barely had time to swim 2200. Felt like I had to get out immediately to be back by 1:00, and I was about 3 minutes late (no big deal, no patients were in their rooms until 1:15 as usual, anyways. Worst thing was that M & DM worked all the way through til 1:00 (while I was swimming my lousy 2200), and hadn't had a break the entire time. Kinda like yesterday when we worked until 12:45, and were expected to start the afternoon patients at 1:00pm. Gotta get a new job, gotta get a new job. . .

    9 x 100, 2 on 1:30, 1 x 2:00 stroke (3 x thru)
    2 x 500 pyramid, first time IM, 2nd time free
    300 EZ

    Total for the day tho: 5850
    , if you can believe that!
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  8. LT Misery, Tuesday, Feb. 1

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 05:08 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    800 various
    5 x 50 breast @ 1:00
    50 EZ
    5 x 50, done as 15 burst dolphin kick + cruise
    50 EZ

    Lactate Tolerance Set:

    10 x 50 backstroke kick w/fins @ 1:00
    hold best average

    Went: 24 low, 25, 25.5., 25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 26.0, 26.5, 26.0, 25.5

    500 EZ

    Total: 2400

    10 minutes hottub

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

    Commentary:

    This lactate tolerance set is from Maglischio's Swimming Faster. I hadn't done this set in over a year (Oct. 2009). Last time I did it, I held 27.5s, but I did that after a drylands workout. Today, I was obviously much faster. I guess my kicking has improved in the last year, or been aided by the addition of the nose clip. The first one felt easy and I was surprised at the time. Then the lactic acid promptly hit on #2. Thought I was going to hurl after the last one. This set -- any lactate set really -- is extremely hard to do solo. This one is especially hard for me because it combines speed + a hypoxic element because I'm underwater so much. At least this one is only 10 minutes of hell. Didn't feel like doing anything else afterward.

    Saw an interesting article in the WSJ -- "A Workout Ate My Marriage" --
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...share_facebook.

    I have to confess that Mr. Fort and I seem to see much less of each other on weekends than we used to since he went back to marathon training and century bike rides and I became a more serious swimmer. But at least we're both exercising and competing now so there's not the resentment that arises when only one spouse is exercising. When my kids were young and up early, I did used to get slightly ticked when he was gone running every single morning.

    And for parents of teenagers considering college in the future, check out: http://www.collegeconfidential.com/. I read some of threads last fall, and they scared the crap out of me!

    I may go to bikram yoga tonight. Haven't decided yet. Will edit my blog if I do.
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  9. Ice Day Swim

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 04:08 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    What great fortune to discover the Monon Center was open for business this morning!! I packed up and drove over expecting to find a totally empty pool. You can imagine how shocked I was to discover 3-4 swimmer's per lane all moving along at whipstitch speed! Well come to find out it was the Westfield HS swim team doing their scheduled taper workout. This Thursday and Saturday is HS girl's sectionals with state being the following week. The team was very kind to move a lane over and give me a spot By the end of my 70 minute swim I noticed swimmer's from North Central HS, Zionsville HS, and Carmel HS. as well. In Indiana a sanctioned school team is not allowed to practice or have competition during weather-related school closings. Since school is likely to be closed at least another day the HS. swimmers are scrambling around trying to get some type of taper work in. I hope the Monon continues to be open tomorrow, I like watching the fast little cuda's race by me!!!!

    **1,000 warm-up swim
    **300 Pull/ 300 Kick/ 300 Drill (broken into 100's)/ 300 pull no paddles)
    **Super 1,000 Swim: 50/ 100/ 50/150/ 50/ 200/ 50/ 150/ 50/ 100/ 50 approx. :10 between each rep.
    **100 IM @ 2:00
    4 X 50 Dolfin Kick on back @ 1:00
    4 X 25 Butterfly @ :40
    100 IM

    3,600 scy

    Be safe out there folks!!!
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  10. Tuesday, 2/1/11

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 02:10 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY, Solo

    Warm up (1000)
    1 x 300 - 50 drill - 50 kick - 50 swim
    3 x 100/1:30 build up
    - 1-2 free, 3 back
    8 x 50 ds 4/ 4/55, 4/50
    - 1-4 back, 5-8 free

    Set #1 Kick
    12 x 100/10 sec rest:
    Back/Free:
    6 x 100 - Hands on thighs or streamline
    - 1, 3, 5 hands on thigh-went 2:10-2:10-2:05
    - 2, 4, 6, streamline went 1:58-1:58,1:55

    Dolphin/Free:
    6 x 100 - Hands at sides or Streamline, On front, side or back
    - #1 dolphin face down w/snorkel, hands at side 2:10
    - #2 dolphin w/board & snorkel 2:05
    - #3 flutter face down w/snorkel hands at side 2:05
    - #4 " w/board and snorkel 1:55
    - #5 dolphin on side switch each 25
    - #6 flutter on side "

    Set #2 Fly/Sprint free (600)
    12 x 50/1:00 25 fly/25 free
    - averaged 40 on these

    Cool down (300)
    4 x 75/1:20 smooth

    Total: 3100 yards
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  11. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -02/02/11

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 02:04 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 5:00 4:30
    1 X 200 3:20 3:00
    1 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Three times through. Round 1 intervals left, 2&3 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:15
    2 X 100 kick 2:00
    4 X 75 kick 1:30
    4 X 50 kick 1:00

    1 X 100 free 1:45
    1 X 100 IM 1:45
    1 X 100 stroke 2:00
    Four times through

    4 X 150 free 2:15
    4 X 100 free 1:25
    4 X 75 free 1:00
    4 X 50 free :40
    Descend each distance 1-4

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5600Y
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  12. Tue Feb 1st, 2011

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 01:07 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Feb 1st, 2011

    yesterday was Eric Shanteau's last practice at UT he's moving to LA to train with Salo. I dropped by UT's practice to shoot a few photos, will put some on FB soon

    Ian Crocker's training with Eddie again, getting back in shape, heard he recently went a 50 fl in 21.8 at a swim clinic. Last summer he did a 50 LCM fl in 24.0, didn't even warm up, just got up and did it in a jammer.


    Edited my Sun Jan 30th 2011 HR Postal Swim take 2
    Posted all my splits thanks to Tyler Blessing's cool Iphone app that counts laps and tracks splits, surprised I went a bit further in a jammer than I did in a full body B70 2 years ago. for grins I added up the last 33 50's in s spreadsheet
    to make a 1650, & it was 18:08


    for comparison here's

    Sun Jan 23rd, 2011 Went Postal 5130


    Saturday Jan 30th 2010 hour swim (did it but didn't submit) 5270


    1 hour postal swim January 24th, 2009 5385



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    Whitney Coached
    UT Swim Center, main pool
    6:30 to 8:00
    trained with Todd, Tyler, Marcio, Ned, Jim, Kelly & Richie
    Wore Yingfa jammer

    WARM UP
    swam around 400


    Main SET:

    4 x 100 on 1:20 desc done 75 fr 25 fl

    rest 1:40

    4 x 125 on 1:40 desc done 75 fr 50 bk

    rest 1:40

    4 x 150 on 2:00 desc done 75 fr 75 br

    rest 2:00

    4 x 175 on 2:20 desc done 75 fr 100 bk

    rest 2:00

    4 x 200 IM on 2:40 desc
    went 2:13 on #4

    rest 2:00


    assigned 3 rounds with fins of:
    200 k
    100 IM
    3 x 25 underwater
    25 fast
    DID: 2 rounds, didn't wear fins, cruised the kick in 2:40, skipped a 50 of the IM
    skipped the 3rd round

    rested around 10 min
    changed into Speedo FS Pro leg skin

    200 k fast from a dive
    todd got my splits off the clock
    went 2:12
    splits 1:04 1:08



    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX


    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events

    Updated February 1st, 2011 at 01:32 PM by ande

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  13. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 5:00am

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 11:17 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Warmup:
    300 Free
    200 Pull

    Main: Got this idea from one of "Tall Paul's workouts"
    1 x 100 Free @ 1:10
    1 x 50 Kick @ 1:30
    2 x 100 Free @ 1:10
    1 x 50 Kick @ 1:30
    3 x 100 Free @ 1:10
    1 x 50 Kick @ 1:30
    4 x 100 Free @ 1:15 (changed the interval here, was getting tired, and now 1:15 was too easy)
    1 x 50 Kick @ 1:30
    5 x 100 Free @ 1:15
    1 x 50 Kick @ 1:30

    150 EZ

    200 IM Drill

    4 x 100 Kick w/ board @ 2:00
    4 x 100 Pull @ 1:30

    24 x 25 @ :30 Free/Fly
    -------------
    4000 Yards
  14. Margaritas, anyone?

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 10:59 AM (Year Three: The Road Back)
    We have plenty of ice...with more on the way. Knowing how bad the roads were at 7:30 last night when I picked up my daughter from Color Guard practice (which blessedly ended an hour early), I still debated trying to get to the pool at 4:30 this morning. While I still think I made the smart move to bike downstairs (I did 20.5 miles), I am honestly a bit angry at myself for "chickening out". Of course, when I drove to work this morning (because we didn't close), I realized how bad the roads were and was more comfortable with my choice. For a moment...

    My next mad-at-myself-moment is that I decided not to bring my swim stuff to work with me - and hit the pool on my way home since I'm already out in this mess. Of course, about the time I'm supposed to get off work is when the next storm is expected to start. So...go straight home with an easier commute or swim for 75 minutes and let the ice build....

    This should be an easy choice - yet I just want to get to the pool. So much for starting of the February Fitness Challenge with a bang - or of hitting the swim every day of February part of the challenge. Guess I'll have to give up the ghost of the every day part and just focus on making up the yardage I can't swim today to hit the 100,000 yards in February mark. Of course, if I can't swim tomorrow too...

    On the brighter side, we still power right now - and we have a fireplace and plenty of wood (and matches) just in case the power does go out. Anyone else in this storm's path - just be safe! My kids are already planning on another cancellation for tomorrow morning. Time will tell.
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  15. MATT Tuesday Workout

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 09:48 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    SCY

    400 Warm up

    6 x 50 Free - :45

    5 x 400 Free - 5:00
    Taper: 20 x 50 Free - 1:15 (IM Order Kick easy/Kick hard/Swim easy/Swim hard)

    100 Easy

    7 x 200 IM - 2:45
    Taper: 28 x 25 Free - :40
    * 1-4 IM Order Hard
    * 5-8 IM Order Easy
    * 9-12 IM Kick Hard
    * 13-16 IM Kick Easy
    * 17-20 IM Order Hard
    * 21-24 IM Order Easy
    * 25-28 Fly Down/Free Back No Breath

    (Total 4200/2500 Taper)

    I'm gaining weight which is something I was afraid would happen. Chineese buffet isn't such a good idea when you start cutting back on the workouts. This was Roger's last hard workout. He and a high school swimmer swam the 4200 yard workout today. Rest of us tapered.
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  16. Putting the body back together

    by , February 1st, 2011 at 08:35 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    My right shoulder was hurting until I adjusted my stroke, but after warm up it was fine. The left elbow is still a problem but it too loosens up with use. The lower back is always a problem but movement helps that too.

    500 Free easy
    500 broken as 25fl,50bk,75br,100fr,25fl,50bk,75br,25fl,50bk,25fl @:10R
    500 Free kick w/fins
    5x100@1:45 Fly w/fins 25 rt arm/25 lt arm/25 underwater recovery/25 sprint
    5x100@1:45 Fly kick w/fins on back held 1:30's
    500 Back w/paddles as 50,100,200,100,50@:15R went :50, 1:35, 3:06, 1:30, :45 felt stronger by the end
    500 Free every 3rd lap Breast last 2 br I did butterfrog instead just to see if I could get the rythm

    Total 3500 yards
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  17. A question posed to my fellow distance swimmers

    I guess I could post this in the forums, but I'd like to start posting to this blog frequently, so I just thought I'd just jump-start that.

    I want to do the 6000 postal this year, but the actual swimming doesn't seem to be the hard part. How do you get someone to time for you for that long? What's a good bribe to get someone to sit around on deck for -- I don't even know how long in my case. Under two hours, I hope. Also, should I even try to get a second person to count for me? I think I can do without, and I don't mind popping my head up every once in awhile to ask the timer how much I have left. Even though I know everyone of those conversations will go something like this.
    "What lap am I on?"
    "Mumble."
    "What?"
    "Mumble mumble."
    "WHAT?"
    "MUMBLE MUMBLE!"
    "Never mind, I'll ask later!"

    Updated February 1st, 2011 at 02:36 PM by mwest42

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  18. Ice Storm

    by , January 31st, 2011 at 09:25 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    I'm sitting here blogging to the sound of frozen precipitation hitting the windows!!!! We are supposed to get a wallop of ice tonight and tomorrow!!!! So far no delay or cancellation from school. I guess I could strap my skates on and cruise in tomorrow!!!

    I took advantage of the threat of upcoming bad weather and got a swim in at a nearly deserted Monon Center. I didn't really feel great but totally enjoyed having a lane to myself.

    **200 Free/ 200 Pull/ 200 Kick/ 200 IM warm-up
    **Broken 1,700 straight through:
    1) 3 X 200 @ 3:30 interval
    2) 6 X 100 @ 1:45 interval
    3) 10 X 50 @ :50 interval

    **4 X 75 IMO (50 Stroke/25 next stroke) @ 1:30 interval
    **4 X 75 IM Roll @ 1:30 Interval
    **Freestyle cooldown 25/50/25/75/25/100

    3,400 scy

    If the weather prediction holds true I guessing I won't be swimming Tuesday or Wednesday. If that's the case I'll be in my basement trying out the new TRX system and using my stepper! Otherwise I'll be on the couch with a good book!!!

    Yikes!!!!!!!!!! Just recieved the call: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!!!! I'm breaking out the chard!
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  19. It's a Wrap for January, Jan. 31

    by , January 31st, 2011 at 08:28 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCM/Solo:

    Just did a Rich A. slow mo recovery swim with fins:

    700 various

    10 x 100 @ 1:45
    odds = backstroke
    evens = backstroke kick

    8 x 50 @ 1:00
    odds = breast
    evens = free

    100 dolphin dive

    Total: 2200 meters

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

    Commentary:

    I may have gone a wee bit crazy with drylands yesterday. Oddly, I thought it was a leg dominant workout, but my shoulders and back are much more sore (despite getting a mini massage from Mr. Fort). I guess med ball slamming and handstanding is a better upper body workout that what I've been doing in the gym? Anyhoo, I thought it best just to do a Rich A. slow mo type recovery workout to help flush lactic acid. We are expecting a wintery mix tonight. I just hope this doesn't foil my plans to HTFU and get in a sprint workout tomorrow.


    Monthly FLOG Totals:

    Swimming, 20x
    31.68 miles/55,764 yards
    17,525 yards kicking (31%)
    4,525 yard race pace(8%)*

    Weights, 8x
    Cycling, 1x
    Yoga, 10x

    Total workouts = 39

    * I define race pace to be between 90-100%, which would be my 50 or 100 pace. So these are all close to all out efforts.

    This was a very solid month of training for me. I swam 4-5 times per week, which is my max, of fairly low yardage. If I swim more than that, I am not mentally sharp enough for AFAP efforts and some burnout sets in. I did many doubles (12) and took 1 day off each week. That's definitely the most yoga I've done in a month. 8x isn't too bad for drylands since I intentionally took one week off.

    One more month of hard training, and then I plan to taper in March.


    Upcoming Spring Meets/Tentative Events:

    Warrenton Meet SCY, 3/6
    (cruising in late for some speed work off the blocks)
    100 breast (50 split)
    100 IM

    Albatross Meet SCM, 3/19
    50 back
    100 back
    200 back (if needed)
    50 fly

    Colonies Zones SCY, 4/16
    100 free (50 split)
    100 back
    50 fly
    2 chick relays

    Canadian Nats SCM, 5/20-22
    possibility, still waiting for meet info
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  20. Mon Jan 31st, 2010

    by , January 31st, 2011 at 04:49 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Jan 31st, 2011

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    Whitney Coached
    UT Swim Center, main pool
    Noon to 1:15 dove 12:05
    trained with Tyler, Amy, Brandon, James, Bob
    Beside Larry & Max
    Wore FS PRO jammer

    WARM UP
    swam around 500


    Main SET:

    20 x 75
    3 fr on 50, 1 k easy on 1:30

    1000 pull

    assigned 12 x 75 with fins
    3 fr on 45, 1 k easy on 1:30
    attempted it with out fins but couldn't make it

    50 easy


    Next meets are:

    Fri Apr 1 - Sun 3, 2011
    South Central Zone SCY Championships
    Josh Davis Natatorium, San Antonio, TX


    Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 1, 2011
    2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals
    Kino Aquatic Complex, Mesa, AZ
    Order of Events

    Updated February 1st, 2011 at 12:49 PM by ande

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