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November Swim Challenge
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Post your workouts.

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5 mi run 45:20
575 yd swim

4 x 100 on 1:30
150 on 2:00
25 kick c/d

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4300m (25M pool)

400 swim - 400 kick - 400 pull - 400 drills

20 x 100 Pull + Paddles very relax focus on technique pace 1'22-1'25 leaving 1'45

8 x 25 Fast fins on 1'00 pace 13-14sec

4 x 25 Fast fins breathing once pace 13 sec - 25 easy leaving on 1'30

300 easy
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Re: November Swim Challenge [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Back up in the high desert for about 10 days, what a difference a real pool with lane lines make!! Of course I was sucking air at the altitude, but that never goes away;

15x100s@1;40(1;23/23/22/22/22/21/21/21/21/20/20/20/19/19/18)
5x100 flutter kick@2;05(1;52/50/47/46/43)
500p@6;30(6;05)
100 dolphin/100 buoy(2;04/1;24)
2700SCY
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Re: November Swim Challenge [monty] [ In reply to ]
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monty wrote:
Back up in the high desert for about 10 days, what a difference a real pool with lane lines make!! Of course I was sucking air at the altitude, but that never goes away;

15x100s@1;40(1;23/23/22/22/22/21/21/21/21/20/20/20/19/19/18)
5x100 flutter kick@2;05(1;52/50/47/46/43)
500p@6;30(6;05)
100 dolphin/100 buoy(2;04/1;24)
2700SCY

Someday I'm going to do THAT set! But, not today....

Warmup:
200ez
2x50
2x100 drills

Ms;
20x100 usrpt @1:43 failed at #9, 14, 19

Cd;
200ez.

Its been a while.... And it showed.
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Re: November Swim Challenge [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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6.5 mi easy (1:00:32), 575 yd swim as 550 swim + 25 kick

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Re: November Swim Challenge [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Couple of good swim days to end the week. Lots of focus on backstroke form, and Thursday was a couple k of drills / swims working on rotation. We ended with a rolling set of IM 75s as fly-fly-fly, fly-fly-bk, fly-bk-bk, etc until all the freestyle was done.

Sprint Fridays, and at the end we did some band work. Off the blocks and 25 with the resistance growing. Then 10s rest before sprinting back. Never done that before - you really have to windmill those arms on the way back!! We ended with 6x50 (push) on 90s. Swam a 28 free at the end, which is only about 1.5s slower than my meet time from 2 weeks ago. Feeling pretty good about that!!
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Last dark swim, at least until near the end of the year. I put strobes on the buoy so we could find it on our return trip. Water was calm and clear and 64°, but I shed the wetsuit and was a little cool but comfy. 2400 some yards.

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5.1 mi run (.75 @ 8:41, 1.35 @ 8:34, 2 @ 8:27), 1125 yd swim

10 x 100 on 1:30
125 c/d odd lengths kick, even lengths swim

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Re: November Swim Challenge [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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A great adventure swim out of Tablerock Beach. Swam south in clear, 66° water along several reefs and amongst a lot of lobster traps. No wetsuit. Felt fine until about 20 minutes afterwards, when the dreaded Drop hit me. But, it’s not bad... a bit of an adrenaline rush! 3100 yards.

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Re: November Swim Challenge [HalfSpeed] [ In reply to ]
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I love reading about your swims! It always sounds so cool!

Me? Just another pool swim.

100 WU
5X400 @ 7:45 (7:19,15,10,07,12)
2x100 CD

Trying to go longer on Saturdays. Planning to add another 400 each week. Hoping to build up to 10x400 by January.
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MTL wrote:
4300m (25M pool)

400 swim - 400 kick - 400 pull - 400 drills

20 x 100 Pull + Paddles very relax focus on technique pace 1'22-1'25 leaving 1'45

8 x 25 Fast fins on 1'00 pace 13-14sec

4 x 25 Fast fins breathing once pace 13 sec - 25 easy leaving on 1'30

300 easy

Not that anyone around here would be slave to a log, but I just checked my mileage after today's work and I am at 998 km for the year. Ideally I would be at 1000 km by Oct 31 to hit the 100 km per month pace, but hey, I came out from under a bus, and lost a lot of of time in rehab and have been piling things on in the last 6 weeks.

Today's workout was like this:

  • 500m warmup free style
  • 750m easy as 100IM+50free five times
  • 500m fins kick on back 25m, dolphin kick on side 25 times 10
  • 2x200m IM easy plus 200m free
  • 2x(400IM legs only + 100 free easy)
  • 1x400IM + 100 free
  • 2x(200IM+50fly hard + 150 free easy)
  • 1x200 fly + 300 free
  • 200m fins kick on back 25m, dolphin kick on side 25 times 4

I will pile on another solid long day of IM focus and then on Monday I go in for a nerve root block injection into my lumbar spine to see if that can put things over the hump to walk smoothly again and maybe start some jogging again without leg spasms. I will have no swimming Monday to Wed, so after that, I'll be around 7 days behind pace to hit 1200 km for the year. It looks like I will have 52 days of swimming left in the year to swim the final 200km or so, which means I will need to swim 4km pretty well every time to the pool and average 28 km week to hit the target for the year. Damn, that's going to be really tough!!!! I'll need to keep up the pressure for the remainder of the year and not slack off. The good news, is that this will be a great push before a lot of the swim meets really get going in Jan to May, so timing for a big push is pretty good.

Dev
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Re: November Swim Challenge [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
I love reading about your swims! It always sounds so cool!
Thanks! I do have fun. Totally enjoy the ocean, especially since my local pool has been closed for months and will be another couple months. But, I certainly don’t miss it. I find the pool to be so much drudgery anyways and that’s why I don’t drive to another pool. Yeah, it’s not exactly optimal training. I’m beyond trying to be the best I can for the next race. It’s all got to be fun, or I’m not doing it.

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Re: November Swim Challenge [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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dev, my fingers are crossed that the nerve block works for you.

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Re: November Swim Challenge [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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four for four of November days!
5k race (23:08, very pleased, 3rd FOV), another 8 miles after to get my long run in - some on the course, some on the treadmill watching NYC. Then 625 yd swim as 4 x [50 breast + 100 free] and a 25 kick c/d.

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dev, my fingers are crossed that the nerve block works for you.

Thanks! Let's see. If it works it will help my breast stroke as well as my land legs and I should get more force out of my bad leg in free and back. Tomorrow morning is 6K swim and then over to the hospital for the nerve root block...fingers crossed that everything goes OK but mainly that it can put me over a hump....if not, will look into the disc laser spine surgery in Tampa in the spring and fork out $20K....hopefully my key stocks in the market can pick up a bit after the recent trough!
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Re: November Swim Challenge [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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4 mi walk
1225 yd swim
11.2 mi bike

100 + 150 + 100 + 200 + 100 on a 1:30 base w/u
3 x [50 kick + 100 fast] 1:13, 1:12, 1:13
75 c/d kick, free, kick

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Last edited by: Dr. Tigerchik: Nov 5, 18 10:57
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No morning swim yesterday as I supported the GF for her half-marathon race. She won overall women and 14 OA, 1:32:12. This course was reasonably flat but had a lot of turns, including 5 180 deg turns. That afternoon we decided to hit the beach as the weather was a perfect summer day. The water, calm and clear, but about 64 deg. I opted for no wetsuit and took my GoPro out to the reefs. Had nothing spectacular to shoot, though. With just goofing around we did about 1400 yards.
The Pod doesn't swim Monday mornings, so I did a slow 4 mile run, instead. I might pool swim or bike ride at lunch today... depends on if the fog lifts and what I feel like doing.

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wow that's awesome! Congrats to the GF.

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Good swim tonight. Kinda liking this alternating morning / evening swim schedule.

Warmup:

325 straight
25 ez

Ms:
30x50 usrpt @46 no failures

Cd:
100ez

Got faster as the set wore on. I was working on reaching today. Finished the last 5 reps as 44,44,44,44,43.

Eta: swimming almost every day is causing my eyes to burn for several hours afterwards. This is the first time in the 2 years I've been swimming I've had this problem.

Any remedies?
Last edited by: Tom_hampton: Nov 5, 18 19:50
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Re: November Swim Challenge [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Hmmm....two swims 12 hours apart. This was a little lower on the intensity scale. :-) Still kinda smoked from last night.

WU: 3x100 L-paddle/R-fin, R-paddle/L-fin, swim

MS:

3x200 (:30) moderate (1:46 pace)
12x25 (:10) kick w/fins alt fast/easy
3x200 (:30) moderate (1:46 pace)

CD: none.
Ran out of time. That's ok though....the stroke was starting to come-apart at the seems in the last 200, anyway.

I've started to notice that my left kick downbeat (with right arm entry) is weak and less coordinated than my right-kick. I breath left...I wonder if that's related?
Last edited by: Tom_hampton: Nov 6, 18 6:32
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Re: November Swim Challenge [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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6.8 mi run with 2 x 1.66 mi @ 8:48, 8:41 pace. A little tired after giving blood Sunday PM
725yd swim as 650 swim, 75 kick c/d

6/6 for Nov swim days!

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After a few days off and back from a long weekend in NY watching the NYC Marathon (cheering) back in the Pool.

Pool 25m - 5200m

Warm-up
800m - (100m - 200m drill - fingertips - 200 drill - stop & go - 200 drill - catch-up - 100m swim)

Main set
5 x 200m on 3'00 Pull + Paddles 1-3-5 fast - pace 2'35-36
rest 1 min
5 x 150m on 2'15 Pull + Paddles 1-3-5 fast - pace 1'55-157
rest 1 min
5 x 100m on 1'30 Pull + Paddles 1-3-5 fast - pace 1'16-17
rest 1 min
5 x 50m on 1'00 Pull + Paddles all fast - pace 34-35
200m easy

Second Set
5 x 100m kick fins on 1'45 pace 1'25-28
rest 1 min
4 x 100m swim fins on 1'30 pace 1'12
rest 1 min
3 x 100 kick fins on 1'45 pace 1'25-28
rest 1 min
2 x 100m swim on 1'25 pace 1'13
rest 1 min
1 x 100m kick fins all-out pace 1'16

Cool-down
200m easy
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Fridays (last week) main set at HAAVAAD... where wicked smahht people swim:

3 x 100 on 3min
4 x 50 on 2
4 x 25 (recovery was walking back to the starting blocks.. so about 2 min)

Managed 56-56-57 on the 100s (from a push)
Managed 25-26-26-26 on the 50s (also from a push)
the 25s.. no idea really and i was cramping from the morning ride ha...

All scy

There was about 2500 warm up stuff prior

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Dr. Tigerchik wrote:

6/6 for Nov swim days!

Nice! I'm 4/6 so far.
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