Friday, March 13, 2015

Swimming Updates

Hi, I have returned to update my blog.  I will try to stay attuned and complete with keeping record of workouts and trends in swimming. 
I am entered in the Rinconada Masters Spring Meet tomorrow.  I have limited the events I am training for this season.  That is 50/100 butterfly and 50/100 freestyle.  Entered 50 and 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle. 

I will embellish open water swimming soon after short course season and attempt a cross country double in September.  I am entered in the Big Shoulders 5K Saturday September 12 and then get to San Diego and swim the LJRWS(La Jolla Rough Water Swim) on Sunday.  It is too early to book flights, but I do have accommodations booked. 

OWS tentative schedule

Early June  Berryessa
Mid June  Del Valle
Mid July  Newport Pier to Pier
August  Santa Cruise Pier
Late August  Corona del Mar
September 12  Big Shoulders
September 13  La Jolla



Friday, August 1, 2014

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday

Tuesday I swam with Sara, my training partner for the long course season.  Excellent choice, we know each other well.  I think she was one of the first swimmers I got to know over the years in Santa Rosa. 

 Tuesday

400 Swimming

100  butterfly kick/drill
100 fly

200 swimming

1000 other swimming, I forget what it was, but it was meaningful

100 fly for time 1:33

1900 meters

Wednesday

500+ swimming

2x200 free
build/ no time

2x100 1 arm fly

3x100 fly/free

250 swim

250 speed play

1800 yards

Thursday

longer than normal swimming
25  minutes,
1500 yards
needed to swim some yardage, even if just that
5x50 free/fly
ez to the end

1700 yards

Friday

500 swimming

2x100 1 arm fly
2x100 fly, little breathers at wall

250 swimming

6x50fly/free

150 swimming

1600 yards







Monday, July 28, 2014

Saturday I Do What Is Prescribed By The Coach

I checked, I am good with this, but I didn't get any feedback yet.  Don't expect any, because I am my own coach, and I give feedback right here. 
I sent Coach Chad an email describing exactly what I did, times etc.
Coach Dan Greaves observed, and gave me my time for 50 fly.

Saturday

Meet warm up,
400 meter swimming
8x50 drill/swim IM order  fly/not breast
4x100 buuild on 2:30
400 meter swim

rrest

50 fly
block start
34.00

250 swimming

rest

100 backstroke
1:32
200 swim down

2200 meters

Sunday

Rest/no swim day

Monday

400 meters swimming

8x50 drill/swim
no breaststroke

2x100 backstroke, build
2x100 freestyle, build  1:30,  1:24

200 swimming

600 speed play
including no breathers, sprint to finish, backstroke starting, butterfly turns,

2000meters


Friday, July 25, 2014

Day 4 Taper?

What is tapering? We think we know, and I am sure I have hit my taper once or twice, maybe Indy 2004 and ? Not recently.  2014 PMS SC, no I was using USRPT.  USMS SC 2014, I had stopped USRPT and started TT, traditional training 1 month.  USMS LC 2013, Mission Viejo, I swam the pier to pier on Sunday and my first event was Thursday, so not really, how about 2013 USMS Indy? I need to check, maybe, and I did have some good swims.

1000 swim
8x50
 Drill/swim
  IM order
  Butterfly, no breaststroke.
2x100
  Fly/free
2x100
  Free/fly
6x50
  Free/fly

200 swim

2300 yards

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Taper Day #3

Training partner too.
On my own
400swim
8x50 drill/swim IM order
4x100 free build on 2 minutes
200 ez free

With Sara
10x100 free
3rd one hard, 1:24,1:21,1:22
Ez and build other 2
200 ez

2600 meters

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Taper Day 2

Trying to keep up with myself.
I did not feel peppy this morning.
1cup coffee before swim, perhaps not enough...

Swim 20 minutes
 Mixed free/back

8x50
Drill/swim
IM order

5x100 free
Descend
60+seconds rest
1:18,1:15,1:12,1:10,1:10

3 minutes ez swim

10x25 back
USRPT style
<20 p="">3 minutes ez

Thursday, May 8, 2014

And I Am Back In The Water

 USMS Nationals in Santa Clara last weekend.  Okay, I had some anxiety concerns still.  I started slow, but improved on Saturday after speaking with the Santa Rosa Masters coach, about my anxious moments.  1:00.85 100 Yard Freestyle.  I really think this is possible because I swam in lane 2 next to a friend in lane 1.  I swam 50 Yard Backstroke under 34 seconds(33.98).  I averaged the weekend on Sunday, although my 200 Yard Freestyle was acceptable, as it was 3 seconds faster than 1 month earlier.  50 Yard Butterfly was high 29.67. 

I was back in the water today.  I think my back needs to swim.  Yes it does..