Monday, August 31, 2009
This morning I swam at Finley.
500 swim, choice
500 kick on back w/fins
10x100 free on 1:45, last 3 on 2 minutes at1:13-5
6x50 boindi fly drill, last 2 easy full stroke, slow
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I did swim and I wanted to do my stroke, butterfly.
500 kick on back w/fins
500 butterfly drills
5x25 fly/25 swim back
Saturday, August 29, 2009
3x100 kick, 2:15
3x100 kick/swim 2 min
6x Morales IM on 1:30
25 fly/vertical kick, note, these butterfly laps are the first butterfly since before surgery
50 breast/vertical kick
75 back/vertical kick
12x50 on 60 I used this for warm down
Friday, August 28, 2009
I am continuing with my own little staycation. The bay area is fantastic, why even leave the area? I went to Berkeley today. I checked out Aquatic Park DG, nice little walk along the marina shoreline. The course can be seen from I80. There are many other pedestrians, picnicers, strollers, children, etc, so not only is the marina in play, it is very important to be aware of the other people along the way. No DG tomorrow.
I swam at Finley this morning.
10x(250 free/50 breast)
last 250 was 10x25, various interval
While doing sprints met Bill Cannady, a former swim coach, swimmer and San Rafael resident. He swam at SRHS, knows lots of swimmers from Joe D. to Marie McSweeny and Don Scwartz. He graduated San Rafael 1966 and is early 60's, and lives in Palm Springs.
Warm down 250
Thursday, August 27, 2009
10x(200 free/50 back)
10x25, various speeds with various intervals. Last 4 were controlled no breathers at 14 seconds.
The key to these laps are a controlled, slowed stroke rate, with emphasis on the smooth, clean and efficient entry, catch and hand placement through the pull.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
10x100 free on 1:45 descending from 1:32 to 1:15
250 swim down ez, with some butterfly arm movements
Monday, August 24, 2009
We had another successful masters swimming season. The team membership grew to over 100 members, as listed in the Pacific Masters newsletter. There is now a noontime masters workout, new for this season. We had almost 20 swimmers at the national championships, and we were outstanding. Masters swimming in Santa Rosa is constantly gaining participants, as seen in the growth of the Santa Rosa Masters, SRM.
The summer party hosted by the Canales was a blast. Warren and Rich Swain were grillmasters and the salads, sides and desserts were of the highest quality, made with love, care and the best ingredients. Laura made the dish of the party, a wonderful banana cake with the best caramel/butterscotch frosting in the world. Recipe please.
The pool was the perfect temperature,, and all the children swam. The putting green was in service as well. Aqua volleyball was dominated by the Beals, of course.
It was a very nice day.
It was a simulated workout.
1500 swim, no right shoulder pain, the left pec is a bit sore due to 23 holes of disc golf yesterday.
5x100 free on 2 minutes, 1:45
10x50, 4 biondi butterfly, slow straight arms, 6x25 medium, 25 swim back on 1=1:30
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I warmed up with 300 free
Workout consisted of
5x100 kick on 2:15
4x100 kick/swim on 2:00
3x100 on 1:30
16x25 on 40 sec, reverse IM order, descending
I did easy Biondi drill for butterfly laps and brought both arms through recovery motion for the first time.
the rest of the workout was
5x50 with rest off blocks
I swam down about 300 more yards.
2200 yards with kicks, but not too much to complain about. Perhaps I may have turned the corner, I need to stay easy.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I went in to p/t yesterday morning very cranky and sore. I had taken the preceding day off from swimming and I did not do any p/t either. I swam in the morning at Finley, and just about every stroke hurt. I swam 2000 and kicked 500, but there was no quality, except for the end, I did 2x50, 38 and 35. I was real sore, I did not take any NSAID either, and then I used the arm bike for 30 minutes. I went for a long, hot walk at the Stafford Lake disc golf course. I played the first three and the final 4 but it was too hot and I could not find the 4th tee. I was pooped, and I got a bit dehydrated. Whoops.
I recovered well enough and I stuck to the plan of backing down on the intensity of the swimming this morning. I only swam 1200 yards. I felt comfortable for about 1000 yards before the shoulder started barking. I went to p/t again this morning and felt better than yesterday. I am having some severe range of motion problems. There is still quite a bit of tightness and pain and there is now crepitus, or popping sensations. There seem to be looseness. I am concerned. I have been unable to do any butterfly.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I did not keep accurate count this morning , I swam about 2000 yards, and I did a 500 but it was a 7:45. I guess I am tired from 7 days in a row, plus I was at the Y this morning to do shoulder rehab including a 7 minute warm up on the rowing machine.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday Finley 1000
1500 free, purposeful swimming, slow cruise
500 free 7:22
1000 free purposeful
250 back ez
250 breast ez
500 free 7:25
250 kick with fins on back
250 breast kick
100 swim ez
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I also went to the physical therapy session after I swam and felt pretty good. Later in the morning I went to ATT Park and saw most of the game from behind the right field fence, the game was a sellout and there were about 200 fans behind the fence. The security cleared us out after the top of the 4th, but then reopened the gate shortly thereafter for the rest of the game. It is always fun back there. Fans seem to be more boisterous and enthusiastic and the view of the field is great, and we can yell at the opposing teams right fielder mercilessly.
2000 yards, ez last 500 slow cruise@8:00
250 ez breast kick
2000 yards ez last 500 ez cruise@8:00
2x100 breast ez
50 breast ez
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Is it possible that masters swimming heard about my reasons for allowing compression assisted swim suits for older swimmers so they may feel less pain and be significantly more stable in the lumbar region, thus limiting back issues and so on and so forth? Allowing masters swimmers to use compression assisted swim suits for these health issues would reinforce my thought that these suits can be considered prosthetic devices, therefore having no place in competitive venues, excepting Masters swimming.
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500 kick on back w/fins
That was it. I could not start swimming again because the left shoulder was bothering me too much.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I did manage to swim 2000 yards freestyle this morning.
I kicked about 500 yards on my back with the fins
I drilled TI style for 100 yards for a total of
I just noticed that I did not log last Friday's workout. I felt good.
12x50 free on 60
I am apprehensive about going back to full duty on Friday. Am I properly healed enough?
I think I will call the doctor.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
1250 swim ez
30x25 on 30 sec, 2 1 minute rests after 10 and 20, last six very sore shoulder area at impingement region.
1500 swim ez-near cruise
5x50 cruise on 60, 40-36 sec
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Swim at Ridgway at noon.
500 kick on back with fins, dolphin
Monday, August 3, 2009
500 ez choice
500 kick w/fins on back
10x50 free 1 min/1:30 from 45 to 38 not to straining
I then went to p/t and worked good, I was a bit sorer that previous sessions.