55-minute swim workout, Tuesday fun, 10-19-21

Honestly, I had very little motivation today. When I woke up this morning, I wanted to roll over and go back to sleep . . . for the rest of the day. I didn't. The workout was paid for, even if it was cheap, and it's hard for me stay home when I know I can go. I just...

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60-minute swim workout, Sunday SCAQ long course, 10-17-21

This was a miserable workout today. My get up and go and got up and went before I even got in the pool. The first set of the main set was esssentially 1000 m straight swim. I had debated on even attending, but I'd already paid for it, so I hauled my butt out of bed...

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55-minute swim workout, Friday sprint, 10-15-21

This looks like a deceptively easy workout, but it's really about working that easy fast and then trying to maintain that easy fast. What is easy fast? It's a term used in the competition community to describe that loose, relaxed 50 of a 200 race (and probably other...

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55-minute swim workout, stroke technique, 10-14-21

Timing and catch are part of what separate the average swimmer with the superstars. Of course, there's talent and hard work, too, but talent means nothing without hard work. Talent, hard work, and the right mindset. Well, there are a lot things that go into making a...

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55-minute swim workout, mid distance Wednesday, 10-13-21

The goal for all of the main set swims is to maintain :05/hundred better than your regular hundred interval. In my case, that would be 1:25/hundred. Although you don't have to do this if you don't want, my goal was to descend within each round. So, the first 300 was...

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55-minute swim workout, Tuesday fun day, 10-12-21

After swimming fast and hard yesterday, I was sore and slower today. Why couldn't I be fast and faster? LOL As it's Tuesday, it's mean to be a more fun workout. Whether you consider eggbeater kicking and backward sit scull (it hurts after a while) fun or not, it mixes...

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1 hour swim workout, SCAQ Monday, 10-11-21

This morning, someone called from Culver City's Parks and Recs Department to let me know that the pool was closed today because they "only have one staff member coming in today." So, my backstroke workout was canceled (boo!), but I swam with SCAQ. (Yay!) Luckily, I...

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1 hour swim workout, SCAQ Sunday, 10-10-21

I finally got back in and swam with SCAQ this morning. We only had three in our lane today, although I think there were more signed up. I led. Somehow, I actually swam an extra 50, so the total is 3600 (or 2 miles). I managed to descend the 200s, but not the 300s....

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55-minute swim workout, Friday sprint, 10-8-21

Back on track for my theme day. The focus is really on the 100s in the main set. For set 1, you really shouldn't have more than 5 seconds rest for those 50s. This fatigues you so that when you turn around to sprint, it's not easy. The first round should feel pretty...

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55-minute swim workout, random swim workout, 10-7-21

Thursdays are usually stroke technique workout, but I wasn't feeling it. Instead, I went with random. Basically, whatever I felt like doing at that moment, besides getting out--because I did consider it. LOL That's how I ended up with the last 4 x 200 set. Yes, I...

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