55-minute swim workout, rainy IM Monday, 10-28-21

As I waited to swim, this was my view. Rain or shine, any day swimming is a good day. Other than it being IM day, I didn't really have a focus on what I intended on doing. Work the IM strokes, swim some IM intervals, try not to die at the end. Those were my goals. I...

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1-hour workout, SCAQ Sunday, 10-24-21

The happy fellow greeted me as I walked into the pool this morning. It's a great way to start a swim. The first 400 felt pretty good. The 300s were also still on target. The 200s went to pot. LOL According to my Apple Watch, I swam the last 1000 straight. This is not...

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Halloween Memories, Round Robin, October 23, 2021

Halloween Memories This month, we’re taking a slight departure from our usual Round Robin topic of writing and our writing process. It is the time of spooky, after all, although, perhaps, not all of these childhood Halloween memories you’ll wind through will be...

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55-minute swim workout, Friday sprint, 10-22-21

Go, go, go! That's what yesterday was about. I was pleased with my performance on the 75s and 50s in the main set. Yes, I had rest, but, when you sprint, you should be getting rest. The goal was to sprint that first one and maintain that speed through the rest. As the...

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

I wanted to combine stroke technique with speed endurance today. Yesterday was about distance. Today, I worked on speed, but not necessarily sprint. I wanted to maintain the 100s around 1:21-1:22 without sprinting. So hard, but working the speed more through technique...

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55-minute swim workout, mid distance Wednesday, 10-20-21

Just trying to catch up with my workouts. The main set is a variation on one of my other mid disance workouts. (100-300-200) It's just a build where you add 50 to each distance per round. It does make that final 200 sprint hard, but it's all just training and for fun....

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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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55-minute swim workout, breaststroke day, 10-18-21

A little late, but here's Monday's workout. My "favorite" day. (Yeah, no. LOL) However, it's good to do variety. 55-minute swim workout, breaststroke day500 warmup (~7:20 min) Warmup set (600 yds, 11:20 min) 4 x 50 on 1:00 25 breast drill/25 breast 100 free on 1:40...

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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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