60-minute swim workout with SCAQ, 5-16-21

As ever, Coach Bill gives us challenging sets. Rather than kick those last 100s, I swam backstroke as I knew I’d be riding 20 miles after the workout with my husband. I was right. We rode down to El Porto, had some lunch, and came home. Bill was trying to get me into...

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50-minute swim workout, stroke technique, 5-13-21

I posted this a day late due to having editing deadlines. It was a good workout, and different. As you can see, I alternated backstroke technique and freestyle technique. The drills I used in the warmup set are the same ones I used in the main set, except I did the...

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50-minute swim workout, mid distance, 5-12-21

When I need to just chill and swim, this main set is one of my favorites. It’s all about pacing and relaxing into the stroke and just swimming, which was exactly what I needed to do today. Other than making the intervals, there was no pressure to push hard or sprint....

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50-minute swim workout, fun emphasis, 5-11-21

Tuesdays are the "fun" workout day. They're the days I do some wild and fun sets. Usually, I limit it to the warmup set, but, today, I extended it through the workout. And it was fun. Then putting the sprint at the end put it over the top. Today was also the first day...

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50-minute workout, backstroke day, 5-10-21

My favorite stroke day of the month. When we compete again, I'll be swimming backstroke. I'm looking forward to it. I did swim Sunday with SCAQ. Coach Bill Bean gave us a tough set, but I waited too long to upload it and forgot the rest of the workout. Ah, well, I was...

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50-minute swim workout, SCAQ, 5-7-21

I’ve started working out with SCAQ on Fridays as well at my local pool. The upside: a coach and my buddies. The downside: I don’t get in as many yards as I do when I’m alone. That being said, it is nice to add variety to my swim workouts. My lane was supposed to be...

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50-minute swim workout, stroke technique, 5-6-21

A beautiful day for a swim. I worked on stroke technique today, more than I usually do on these days. I just felt I need more work. 50-minute swim workout, stroke technique 550 warmup (~8:00 min) Warmup set 2x (650 yds, 12:20 min) 7 x 50 on 1:00 1st 3 50s—25...

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50-minute swim workout, mid-distance, 5-5-21

There wasn't a lot of time to rest between sets today. Although it only adds up to 46:50 (warm down took about 3 min), we were let in about a minute and a half late, making the workout closer to 48 minutes than 50, and we have to be out at 50 minutes on the dot. Come...

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50-minute swim workout, fun emphasis, 5-4-21

Fun emphasis day. Really, I play around for the 600 of the swim workout and then get into a more standard set, but this "fun" set helps break it up, and I have fun doing these sometimes silly sets. The main set is primarily a 1:30/100 base, except for the 125 and the...

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50-minute swim workout, butterfly emphasis, 5-3-21

The first Monday of the month means butterfly. Sadly, I was tired and I could feel it. Yesterday, I swam 2 miles and then went out and cycled 22 miles. Apparently, while it might be good training, I felt it in the pool today. No speed, dying caterpillar butterfly, and...

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