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Go Fish! March Swim Challenge
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Like the past two months, the goal is 4 swims a week. Water running doesn't count.


I ran 8.5 miles this morning then swam 1800 yds:

5 x 100 on 1:30 w/u
50 kick
3 x [200 fast on 3:00 + 2 x 100 on 1:30] held 2:26s on the 200s
50 kick c/d

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tigerchik wrote:
Like the past two months, the goal is 4 swims a week. Water running doesn't count.

What???? putting restrictions on it now? I really should water run because of my 'just below the knee' pain. And, it's terrible yardage for the time spent. But, whatever...
I ocean swam this AM. Water is warming up - a balmy 59-60F! I got in just a hair under 3000 yards in 38 minutes.
It looks like the Santa Ana winds (expecting 40-50 mph gusts) are going to kick in tonight and through much of tomorrow, so I don't think I'll hit the ocean and brave white cap swimming until that calms down.

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Ok, I am spending March focusing on my pull as I think my lower body is finally behaving like a proper swimmer. I'll focus on the "bench press arms" that Anna S suggested in the Feb thread! I am also on track to finish the 100/100 with 100 very slow to moderately slow shuffle-jogs with a few moments of running brilliance thrown in.
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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Count me in again! Watching the yards total up on the board is motivating.

My goal this month is to swim 5x week and finish the month averaging a mile/day.

This morning - Masters swim - after a long 1500 wu including lots of kicking & drills, we tackled 20x75 on 1:30 (the fast kids did 20x100). It was broken into 5 sets of 4x75 - first cruise, second pull, third build, last two sets descend to race the 4th. I could barely get out of the pool after that one!
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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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4 weeks until Oceanside, last little push

1:30 on the mountain bike this morning

1800 scy at lunch
24x50, 10s RI, form focus, hold :43s
4x50 kick
4x100 descending, ending w/ 1:24
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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [Multisportsdad] [ In reply to ]
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Lunch swim today - 1700 SCM as 30 x 50 on 1:01 racing the clock to the top!
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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I swiped and adapted the main set from a recently revived favorite sets thread, which used a bigger sendoff and started at 200s not 100s:
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About 2500 yards w/o warm-up/down
About 70 minutes

300 w/u swim kick
Main set (about 1500yds): 100s/75s/50s/25s on:

2:00
1:55
1:50
1:45
etc...
:20
:15

Swim the 100's on descending sendoff until you can't make them, then swim 75's on the descending sendoff until you can't make them, etc, with no extra rest in between the new distance. Every 5 or 6 or 7 sendoffs or so, the clock 'catches up' to you, so you drop the yardage 25yds. You could start the clock on any sendoff, I suppose, or drop the sendoffs by :10 or :03....
2x (3x (50 drill 50 swim))
4x75 build on 2:00 (I wanted to do 8 of these but had to get to work and also run tonight...)
200 warm-down

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tigerchik wrote:
Like the past two months, the goal is 4 swims a week. Water running doesn't count.


I ran 8.5 miles this morning then swam 1800 yds:

5 x 100 on 1:30 w/u
50 kick
3 x [200 fast on 3:00 + 2 x 100 on 1:30] held 2:26s on the 200s
50 kick c/d

It's up and available for joining now! Have at it!

-Eric
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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in for March. I fell off the wagon towards the end of March a bit, got another cortisone shot in my back which put me out of commission a few days, but it's feeling good now. Even ran a mile on the treadmill yesterday with no pain, needless to say my 100/100 attempt has been completely derailed.

3/1, 2400 SCY


w/u
400
m/s
4 x (200 + 4x50)
- 200's smooth with buoy & paddles
- 50's descending
w/d
200 back/free x 25

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks, Eric!

11 mi run 1:33:28, 600 yd swim to cool down.

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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4000 SCM with a main set of 8 x (100 IM, 2x50 kick, 2 x 100 T pace)
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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [Zenmaster28] [ In reply to ]
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3300 SCM - main set 7 x 300 T pace. 3:44-3:46 for most of them, pretty happy with that.
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2000 scy this morning, bit wigged out to find the inside of my goggles suddenly covered in black mold, not fun. Stunk too.


w/u
800 build x 200
m/s
16 x 25 build x 3 strokes
w/d
800 easy cruise

Will hit the treadmill this afternoon, shooting for 10 minutes if my back holds out pain free

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [Zenmaster28] [ In reply to ]
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The wind did not rear its ugly head like forecasted, still, I did not venture to the ocean. Instead, the GF, ran at 5:00 AM. I dressed for warm Santa Ana wind conditions, she was a bit smarter, but not by much. It was 37 degrees in the small valley we ran through, making my fingers sting.We got in 5.3 miles in 49 minutes.

Ten minutes later, we hit the pool...
Just 2250 yards, as my hands were now burning in the 83 degree water.
5x100@1:30
5x50@1:00 pull scull/br
5x50@1:00 pull br/fr
10x50 kick all strokes
50s ez
8x25@:40 fly/fr
50ez
8x25@:30 alt bk-br/fr
250kwf all strokes

Later, around 11:30, I jumped in the 25 yard pool at work:
2000 yards in 35 minutes
1000 12:58
10x100 alt choice & fr ~1:13~1:07 & 1:21 br twice

This morning had me back into the ocean - a barely comfortable 59 degrees. The three of us decided to just meander about Shaw's Cove and I swam through the Portage 4 times (it's a 20 yard narrow crack in the rock with surges that push or pull you... both directions. Doable only at low tide and low surf.) 2698 yards in 30 minutes.

Chilling the rest of the day as I have my 30k trail race tomorrow morning.

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [HalfSpeed] [ In reply to ]
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Have a good race!

7.5 mi run 1:04:13, 3000 yd swim

all on a 1:30 base unless otherwise noted
500 w/u
50 kick
5 x 100
50 kick
4 x 150
50 kick
3 x 200
50 kick
2 x 100 fast on 2:00
50 kick
300 swim + 50 kick c/d

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Yesterday ...

300 swim
3x100 swim /fins @ 1:30 /1:06
4x50 kick / fins @ 60
4x100 @ 1:40 alt IM/Free (1:12/1:05)
100 easy
12x75 @ 1:30 400 IM Pace (3 each stroke IM order)
100 easy
2x200 pull/paddles @2:40 / 1:08/100 pace
100 IM fast 1:07
3100m

Today

200 swim
4x50 kick @ 60
6x100 swim/fins @ 1:30 /1:04
6x100 pull/paddles @ 1:25 /1:08
8 x 25 free / fins @ 25
50 easy
8 x 25 free / fins @ 25
50 easy
4x25 breaststroke stroke count
100 easy
2300m

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Just a time-trial day followed by a run:

1100 yds

400 w/u kick/swim
500 scy -- not near as fast as i had hoped, but the best time of this season
200 w/d

about 15 minutes

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [apmoss] [ In reply to ]
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8.5 mi run
2000 yd swim

500 w/u
50 kick
12 x 100 on 1:30
250 odd 50s kick c/d

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Re: Go Fish! March Swim Challenge [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Needed some iron in my diet today

4250 scy, straight set, 1:06:26

Followed up with 60 minutes on the trainer
12 x :30 all out sprints

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My 30k trail race was bloody hard! I guess it wasn't as hard as last weekend's 21k race - not as much steep stuff. Still, plenty of skree traversing, rock scrambles and 5 creek crossings with one about knee deep. The first 8 and a half miles was downhill, but still had 500 feet of climbing. The return included a couple of loops to extend it to 10 miles and nearly 3000 feet of climbing. My left foot found every rock and I stumbled many times and tripped a few and got a bit bloody. Nevertheless, I finished in just over 4 hours, exhausted and elated (that it was over!) I came in first in my age group. Drank a couple of beers and shoved my legs into a pair of Normatec boots for an hour session.
I joined my open water swim pod for a dip at Shaw's Cove, this morning. It was windy and choppy so the GF and I decided to go short - 1200 yards or so. The water was comfy and refreshing at 57 degrees. Then, we had breakfast with the pod and then went home and jumped into the hot tub. The rest of the day was chill (actually fell asleep) in front of the TV watching swimming and indoor nationals track.

Back to the pool tomorrow.

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Congrats on the AG win!

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Pool swim this AM and it felt great, although I lost count on my 1000...

1100s 14:05
10x50k all strokes
10x50@1:00 br hard down/fr ez back
5x200 kwf all strokes
400 s/k cool

3500 sc yardages in 1:02

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12 mi run, 1100 yd swim for me

yesterday just 12 mi bike

500 + 50 kick
5 x 100 on 1:30 + 50 kick

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Shorter swim today, my right shoulder hurts a bit aftwr Saturday's swim

2000 scy
w/u
200 alt breath
25, 50, 75 fist
75, 50, 25 fist
m/s
3 x (4x25, alt breath side)
6 x 50 w/ buoy & band
200 moderate
500 race pace
w/d
200 back/breast x 25


60 min on the trainer
5 x 6:00 intervals

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My main set during today's swim was ending with 1000m, where I did 50m fly-50m free continuous swim (so basically 10x100m no rest, half fly hard half free recovery). That was a tough 1K! My core is going to be sore tomorrow! Worked on my catch for both strokes.
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