Monday, October 6, 2008

ande's swimming blog

Monday Oct 6th, 2008
we got an email about our new practice schedule

it's at the end*

I thought strength speed training had begun,
but today's workout was a bit too far and hard*

right shoulder still hurts a little fortunately it doesn't hurt to swim freestyle
it feels like the kind of pain that's going to go away

Lifted Weights yesterday
wasn't able to do LAT PRESS
tried 40 lbs and it hurt (just holding the weight to start, didn't do a rep)
tried 20 lbs and it hurt

think my 2008 SCM meet will be Longbeach
Sat Dec 6th & Sunday Dec 7th
http://www.spma.net/html.php?bdy=meetforms/2008/2008_lbg_scm_info.htm
8 weeks and 5 days away or
61 days away

tyler mentioned a meet in boston there's also one in Florida


SWIMMING
6:30 - 8:00
Whitney coached
UT Swim Center SCY main pool
swam with marcio tyler ned stephen max todd larry nate guest robert killeen and
Mike a friend of roberts
Mike swam for SMU finished up in 2002
IMer went 1:47 & 3:50
says he weighs 50 lbs more now

300 warm up

10 x 100 fr on 1:20
75% hold the same pace intended to hold 1:05's
but I held 1:02's & 3's
worked on smooth swimming, hard push offs and long streamlines
felt really good and easy

assigned 6 x 50 fl on 50 4 fast strokes
did 6 x 50 6 SDKs off each wall

8 x 100 fr on 1:20
supposed to drop 2 seconds off the pace
held 1:00's & 1's

assigned 6 x 50 bk on 50 4 fast strokes
did 6 x 50 6 SDKs off each wall

6 x 100 fr on 1:20
supposed to drop 2 seconds off the pace
held 1:00

assigned 6 x 50 br on 50 4 fast strokes
did 6 x 50 6 SDKs off each wall

4 x 100 fr on 1:20
supposed to drop 2 seconds off the pace
held 59's

assigned 6 x 50 fr on 50 4 fast strokes
did: thought we were done, did a few 25's

2 x 100 fr on 1:20
supposed to drop 2 seconds off the pace
held 58's 100 easy

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To All Longhorn Aquatics Masters Swimmers,

*Changes are coming!
Starting Monday, October 13, 2008 our practice times will be changing to accommodate the college teams. Remember it is their pool time. I know some of you will be unhappy but I think we are making the best of a bad situation. It could also be a blessing in disguise. We are currently extremely crowded in the morning practices and maybe this will help alleviate some of that.

The times will be:(noon, evening and weekend times should not be affected)

Monday: 5:30-6:30 am & 7:30-8:30 am
Tuesday: 6:30-8:00 am
Wednesday: 7:30-9:00 am
Thursday: 6:30-8:00 am
Friday 5:30-6:30 am & 7:30-8:30 am

Tuesdays and Thursdays will be freestyle emphasis days.
Mondays and Wednesdays will be IM days.
Fridays will remain FAST Fridays.

On Monday and Friday the warm-up will be shortened and we will still get in a decent amount of yardage.

Also, I will no longer hold cell phones or pagers. You will need to bring a waterproof bag or Ziploc baggies and put it down by your lane. I have 3 young children at home that could need me and I choose to put my phone aside during the practice time.

Trying to watch 40+ swimmers and listen for rings or feel for vibrating is not what I am there to do

.I ask AGAIN that you all try to be on time.

It is very distracting and disrupting to others when you show up late and mess up the lane dynamics. I hope we can all work together to make this change a positive one. I will be at all morning workouts to make sure things flow well.

Thanks for you patience,

Whitney

1 comment:

Michael said...

Ok Ande, I have just read 4 years worth of your practice posts. Is the AGAIN in all caps for your benefit?