Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A breaststroke workout

I am currently using for all my workouts. The algorithms in their computer generated workouts peg me as a beginner (100 free repeats between 2:25 - 2:40 with 20 seconds rest). The next level is slow. Geeez. I do have a Li f way to go but I am enjoying the journey.

I used to be a breaststroker so I had the program kick out a cool workout for me today. I love this program and will never run out of workouts.
Personalized swimming workout for Tim

Duration 45-60 mins
Distance 1300yd
Pool length 25yd
Issued Aug 22 2015

Warm up

• 4 x 50yd Freestyle Swim (even pace), rest 0:15 / 50yd [Easy]
  Freestyle swim at a steady pace.

Build up

• 8 x 25yd 50/50 Freestyle + Breaststroke, rest 0:10 / 25yd [Aerobic]
  Swim alternate lengths of Freestyle and Breaststroke. If you prefer, you can split longer distances by units instead of pool lengths e.g. Swim 100 Freestyle followed by 100 Breaststroke.

Core (repeat 2 times)

• 2 x 100yd Breaststroke Swim, rest 0:20 / 100yd [Aerobic]
• 4 x 50yd Breaststroke (25yd Easy, 25yd Effort), rest 0:15 / 50yd [Aerobic]
  Breaststroke swim at a slow, relaxed pace for 25yd, followed by a Freestyle swim at a fast pace for 25yd. Recover during the easy part of the swim.

Warm down

• 2 x 50yd Freestyle Easy, rest 0:15 / 50yd [Easy]
  Freestyle swim at a slow, relaxed pace.

Intensity key

Easy: 50-60% of your maximum heart rate

Aerobic: 60-70% of your maximum heart rate

Endurance: 70-80% of your maximum heart rate

Sprint: 80-90% of your maximum heart rate

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Where's my yum yum

Can't get in the door without bribing the cat with a treat. She gas been waiting for Uber but they won't pick her up because she has no credit card. We do take cash.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eden apartments clothing optional

I saw this article on Ybor City Stogie from 2008 about an apartment building near Westchase going clothing optional. I am very much aware of the nudist resorts and naturalist palces in the Tampa Bay area, and Pasco county. I don't believe I have heard of this place. Perhaps it never got off the ground. What is interesting is the article on Stogie is still one of his highest rated pages. With a photo like this, I wonder why!/>

Saturday, August 08, 2015

My freestyle time has dropped by 36%

Before I began USRPT training, my 100 freestyle was 3:20. Now, it is 204.98 since May. Cool. I am showing great progress and want to get down to national Master qualifying time by next year. All of this with fast tempo intervals, and no slow boring laps. If you want to swim fast...swim fast.

Unlike the business I'm in where I could never improve by such a massive percentage, in swimming you can. It is measured with a stopwatch. I like that.

Me climbing the stadium steps overlooking the Bobby Hicks pool. I felt like Rocky.

A great view of the pool below.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Great blood work

The doctor could not believe how good my blood lan was. Last July, euro g Shark Week, he sent me to the ER because of a BP of 215/118. Today, 147/77 and ALL my blood counts were normal. He called it "miraculous" and Congratulated me on starting the swimming cardio routine.

I told him I had joined the USMS and was planning on being in a meet in July. I could not be happier with my progress. Now, I don't have to see him for six months. I hope to blow his mind again.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The C25K running app

I started a program (C25K) that will get me ready for a 5K in 8 weeks. How cool is that! All you do is load the app and do the work three days a week. On eight weeks, you should be ready. That is what I'm for.
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Long term fitness goals

Concentration curls
The easiest thing in the world is too give up. To do something for the 1,000 time, you must do it for the first time. Each day will ad on to what has preceded it. Success is building today onto what you have already achieved. When I was young I was always told that winners never quit. They were right - LOSERS Do.

I just listened to a radio show where Mike Alstot said with the Bucs under Tony Dungy it was all about Honor - Commitment - Integrity. Success cannot be built without it.
Use weight you can handle
This movement is great for swimming which I do for my cardio

Friday, May 15, 2015

A 1500 meter freestyle set

In an attempt to save my life, I started a conditioning program five weeks ago. I am swimming three days a week, and lifting weights twice. When I started, I could barely finish one lap.

I am following a conditioning program designed by Michael Phelps coach. I trains three energy systems - endurance/lactate threshold/speed. I can't believe how fit I am getting. I feel wonderful when the workouts are over and I look forward to them.

This photo is me after finishing 1500 meters in a long course pool on endurance day. That is 30 laps. This has got to be having a positive effect on my cardio. Wow!

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Swimming Workouts

I have started a swimming workout program that is three days s week. Today is the end of my third week. When I started, I could not even finish one lap in a short course yards pool. Now, I am doing a mile in a long course meters pool. How cool is that?
Few lap swimmers have access to Long course. I live in Florida, may ad well take advantage of that. I am feeling much better and my muscles are getting fit. I wish I had started this year's ago.

This was my first day

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A day at the races

Tom and I went to Tampa Bay Downs to get in our annual trip before the Kentucky Derby. I was interested in the system Tom has used in the past to cash big tickets. All was set and I was ready to race.

We met at the main entrance. Paid the two bucks to get in. Then, paid for the program. I got the Daily Racing Form because back in the day, it had all the handicapping information. I should have just stuck with the program.

I used to love the track but a lot has changed. The program now has detailed info crunched from computer software. They have pace, speed, class info, that basically steers the general public onto the best horses. Years ago, a horse player could get an edge by burning the midnight oil. It was worth it because there would be real value in his picks. Now, they are all chalk. I found that disappointing.

The track handicapper would come on the jumbo screen and basically underscores the computer picks. I did cash some tickets but they were low pay. Frankly, I have been out of the loop for many years. There must be a way to get an edge on the game in the modern information age. More study is needed before I come back.

Tom wanted to sit in the sun. December will be better.

Not the largest crowd in the world. I here the national simulcast handle is hugh.

Tom looking for his winning ticket. His system, with some modifications, has promise.

The jumbotron is the only way to watch the races.
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SWIMMING: Friday speed workout

Three weeks into working out and feeling good
I really don't know how it happened but three weeks ago I started swimming as exercise. On the south side of Tampa, there is the Bobby Hicks Pool which has essentially been closed for years. I often felt it could be used like the North Shore pool in St Petersburg. You could have swim teams, masters teams, and tri guy looking for a workout. I have no design for that. I am in poor health.
I am at a place where I could live another decade or be dead from stroke or heart attack in two years. I want to live, and feel good. Swimming makes me feel good. Swimmng has giant cardo benefit and tones the body. You can also get a tan when you do it. After three weeks of doing this, i feel fantastic. I can never go back.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Chet Yorton and natural bodybuilding

Chet Yorton began lifting weights after he was badly injured in a car accident as a teenager. He only had two dumbbells to work with, and no information on how to do it. He essentially invented the push/pull split.

He eventually defeated Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Mr. Universe contest in London. Just shows that things can lead in other directions if you just do what you love.

You can see this was when JFK was president. Great results were obtained without drugs or Smoothie King.
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