Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Fly Day

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Sunrises are spectacular next to the pool at this time of year.   Here's Judge Beach looking over Tampa Bay yesterday, January 18, 2017.  

After yesterday's 5700 scy workout that included 7 x 400's, today I had to leave workout early.  So I decided to take advantage of the longer intervals and concentrated on Butterfly this morning.  I've signed up for a swim meet next month, so I am preparing for 200 fly, 400 IM, 100 fly, and some sprints. 

4 x 300 warm up on 4:25

8 x 100 on 2:00  alternating easy free & fly on the 100's.  Fly: 1:20, 1:21, 1:18, 1:17

8 x 25 fly on :30

3 X {8 x 25 fly on :40
       {4 x 75 on 1:30  50 fly, 25 free

100 swim down

3800 scy

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Speedwork Throwback Thursday

Coast Guard Blue Dolphins - 1976

Today's training included longer intervals and some sprint training. 

2 x 250 warmup on 3:30

5 x 200 kick on 3:30

20 x 25 fly on :30


3 x   (4x50 on :50
         (4x75 on 1:20
         (2x100 on 2:00  fastest: 1:07, 1:08
         (1x100 easy recovery on 2:00


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday with Paddles

Coast Guard Blue Dolphins - 1977






40 years ago, swimmers we beginning to use more equipment during training.  When I first joined a swim team in 1973, I remember that some people didn't even use goggles.  Nowadays, there are many options for eye wear, hand paddles, drag suits, fins, kick boards, pulley and stretchband resistance systems etc. 

I am feeling about 90% strength and fitness, after having shoulder surgery 11 months ago.  Weight lifting has helped recovery, and so has training 6 days per week.  Lately, I have been able to swim a decent 50 butterfly and can hold OK intervals when doing freestyle sets with hand paddles.

8 x 125 warmup  on 1:50
12 x 75 kick on 1:25
12 x 75 drill on 1:12
6 x 400 pull on 5:40 (held ave of 4:56 ~ 1:14 per 100)
200 swim down
TOTAL 5300 scy