Halloween Memories, Round Robin, October 23, 2021

Halloween MemoriesThis 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 spooky....

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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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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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