50-minute swim workout, mid-distance workout, 3-3-21

For my mid-distance swim workout today, I wanted to do a set of 500s to increase my distance endurance, but I didn't want to just swim 3 or 4 straight. It took me a bit after the warmup to figure out what exactly I wanted to do, so I wasted a few minutes and ended up...

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50-minute swim workout, flip turn emphasis, 3-2-21

I swam with SCAQ, a master's team, on Sunday. While I stayed even with the guy next to me most of the time, I lost him at every wall. My flip turns have never been that good. Matter of fact, my high school coach once asked me: Are you stopping for tea during your...

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50-minute swim workout, fly emphasis, 3-1-21

Mondays are stroke emphasis. I rotate them IM order through the month. So, the first Monday of the month is always butterfly emphasis. I am not a butterflyer, but I do like variety and, even if I'm not great at a stroke, it's "fun" to add it into my workouts. So, this...

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50-minute swim workout, lactic, 2-26-21

Fridays are usually sprint workouts, but I wanted to change it up. While distance was considerably less than what I generally swim, it was not an easy workout if you do it right. Honestly, I wasn't sure if I was going to swim the entire 50 minutes, but, when you do it...

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50-minute swim workout, no emphasis, 2-25-21

Usually, I'd work on stroke technique on Thursdays, but I decided to do something a little different. While I did focus on technique during the warmup set, I didn't do anything specific other than focus on my breath, stroke, and flip turns. How easy could I make it...

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50-minute swim workout, mid-distance day, 2-24-21

Today was a better swim day. Perhaps it's because the warmup set was more of a warmup set with the slower interval. It seems that I require a good 1100 yards to really get ready to crush my times. (Crush being relative, of course.) I had a really nice compliment from...

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50-minute swim workout, “fun” emphasis, 2-23-21

Today, I did something a little different for the 50-minute swim workout. I have to admit I'm a bit sad about my swimming lately. It's been a slog the past month or so. Whether it's the pseudo isolation of swimming a workout alone, or I'm burnt out, I don't really...

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50-minute swim workout, IM day, 2-22-21

Although I worked out yesterday, I swam with the team (yay!). Coach Bill Bean gave us a great set, but, alas, I don't remember the warmup set. Perhaps I'll post it if I can remember what we did exactly. LOL As you can see from the title, today is IM day. IM day occurs...

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50-minute swim workout, sprint emphasis, 2-19-21

Today was sprint emphasis. I had no sprint. I tried, but, honestly, I felt like I had someone holding on to my feet as I crawled through the water. Hopefully, this 50-minute swim workout will bring you more joy than it did me. Well, it was still a good day to be in...

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