Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Storm clouds

Lena looked tired Monday morning when I picked her up. She did notice the beautiful sunrise, the result of a tropical front moving in. Red skies at night sailor delight. Red skies in the morning, sailor take warning. I took the warning.

Bad weather has forced the cancellation of all workouts this week. The Weather Channel app says tomorrow may be go. It needs to be. I have not had a good workout since Saturday. Perhaps, I needed the rest. Great. Lets get going.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

I joined the USMS and TBAM

I joined the United States Masters Swimming Association and designated Tampa Bay Aquatic as my team. I went to their workout this morning and met the president Scott and the head coach.

They are a championship team, and have won many local meets. As my conditioning improves, I will eventually swim in a meet. I will proudly represent them one day.

They have organized socials and fun events. I look forward to making new friends.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

The Long Course pool at Bobby Hicks

After my sprint workout today, I went up to the deck and got a photo of the pool facilities. I don't know if this type of panorama has been done of this pool. If not, this was a decent image showing the full 50 meter pool in Tampa. I even use it as my blog bbanner.posted from Bloggeroid

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Today's workout

I showed good speed on the main set and need to do another 500 test set because the intervals are getting easier. Bobby Hicks Pool will be SCY in the afternoons starting next week. Cool.

Warmup Set (300y)
2 x 125 (25 easy, 75 moderate, 25 easy) @ 4:35
50 non-free

Main Set (1200y)
3 x [100 @ 3:55, 25 @ 1:10, 150 @ 5:55, 25 @ 1:10, 100 @ 3:55]

Warmdown Set (100y)
4 x 25 @ 1:05

Workout generated by Tri Faster's Swim Planner app.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Swam long course today

They are using the spray pumps to cool the pool by circulating air. It rained last night, so the temp of the water was down Maggie the lifeguard said I should join the USMS organization. I need to so I can swim in the meet in July.

Warmup Set (300m)
200 easy-mod @ 8:05
100 non-free

Main Set (900m)
4 x [50 @ 2:15, 50 @ 2:10, 50 @ 2:05, 50 @ 2:00]
100 kick

Warmdown Set (400m)
2 x 200 (50 easy, 100 build, 50 hard) @ 8:00

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TIMEX IRONMAN sports watch

This device will be put to good use. I can record my intervals based on fixed rest or time. Interval training is the best way to train but you must have a pace clock. At the pool, the clock is not always on or you can't see it from the far end. The watch allows me to save 100 workouts to record improvement. I still can't believe I'm doing this and getting results.
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Long Term 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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Today's workout

Warmup Set (300m)
12 x 25 build @ 1:10

Main Set (1100m)
11 x [50 @ 0:10 rest, 2 x 25 @ 0:05 rest]

Main set 2 (200y)
4 x 50 breast @ 2:15

Warmdown Set (200m)
200 easy-mod @ 8:05

Total 1800
The training program is going well. My aerobic ability is skyrocketed.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

A 1500 meter long course 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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