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Lane 1 - San Diego News posts "Olympian Krayzelburg pumps up summer Maccabi Games. lympian Lenny Krayzelburg's life has been characterized by challenges. Though retired from competitive swimming, he cannot stay away from the pool, currently running a swim school in Los Angeles and appearing across the nation at swim camps and clinics year-round."
Lane 2 - IGLA 2013 posts "Blue Seventy Demonstration at Madison Beach. Wetsuit demonstration by Tyler of Blue Seventy at Madison Beach. Blue Seventy is a sponsor of the 2013 IGLA Championships Open Water Swim. Registration is still open for the open water swim (Aug 18,2013) at www.igla2013.com."
Lane 3 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Emily Seebohm savours silver at world swimming championships. In a repeat of the result in London last year, Seebohm finished second behind the 18-year-old in the latest duel between the world's premier female backstrokers. It was Australia's fifth medal, and fourth silver, after three days of racing in Spain. The 21-year-old took three months off after the Olympics and said knowing she wasn't in peak condition coming into the world championships allowed her to race free of pressure and enjoy the experience."
Lane 4 - Speedo posts "Speedo at BCN2013 with Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte. Go behind the scenes with Speedo at the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships. Watch out for Team Speedo appearances from Speedo USA Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian!"
Lane 5 - USA Today posts "America’s next Olympic hero is a high school junior. She’s dominating swimming’s world championships. But the most dominant swimmer in the country may be a 16-year-old distance swimmer from the Washington, D.C., suburbs. On Sunday, Katie Ledecky won the first of her three events at this week’s world championships with a convincing victory in the 400-meter freestyle. Two days later, the rising high school junior took a second gold, winning the 1,500-meter freestyle and shattering the world record by more than six seconds."
Lane 6 - Global Post has " Le Clos misses Phelps' influence. Olympic champion Chad le Clos has admitted he will be missing the presence of swim legend Michael Phelps when he goes into Wednesday's 200m butterfly final at the world championships." FINA posts "BCN2013: Chad Le Clos (RSA) Winner of Mens 200m Butterfly."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Backstroke - Working on the Catch. Building on last week's backstroke thumb-out, pinky-in drill, here's a way to work the backstroke catch into the progression."
Lane 8 - USC Trojans posts "New Dive Tower To Be Named After Trojan Great Dr. Sammy Lee. USC Athletics will celebrate Lee's 93rd birthday Thursday with ceremony honoring key piece of new Uytengsu Aquatics Center."
8 x 150s alternating kick (no board), pull (ankles crossed), swim
10 x 50s drill, alternate stroke/free
6 x 100s choice build 1-3, 4-6
Your focus here on the 150s is the process of building up to the swim. You have to THINK (damnitall) about the kick, THINK about your pull with your ankles crossed (it’s hard!) and then feel how it feels to focus on the pull and the kick once the two are combined on the swim. This set will take a while because of the kick but it has a really good outcome IF you do it right. J
I actually found the 10 x 50s to be the most useful of the whole workout. For some reason the drill was my thing. a little thinking goes a long way apparently!
My name is Joe Denton, I am a 41 year old swimmer in Seattle
Washington. I've been swimming competitively since I was 11 (with an 8
year break in the middle somewhere) and find the pleasure to be worth
the sacrifice. I swim with a few local master's teams in the Seattle
area and also on my own due to scheduling conflicts. Because of that, I
end up writing a lot of my own workouts which is something I've
recently discovered I really enjoy. I end up reading a lot about the
training techniques that are being developed and in my free time watch
training videos on YouTube and other sites. My workouts tend to focus on
stroke as I am primarily and IM'er, but I also do a fair amount of
distance free training as I swim a few open water distance events as
well (but those workouts tend to be in the spring/summer).
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Another day and another swim going for four in a row. This week is a rare week in that I pulled back not only to my normal teaching schedule I gave up a shift of just working on the fitness floor at work. I needed a break after the last few weeks. Therefore I have some extra time to go swimming. Yeah!
After a good nights sleep I was able to wake up at 6am and get ready to swim. The pool opens at 7 so I had time to wake up before swimming. Which I really didn't need to do since the water was around 86F. At that temp my body was ready to go back to sleep. Oy!
Warm Up 450 Mixed. I swam a 200 then pulled a 200 w/o paddles. Then swam another 50. 3x100's Kick on 2 minutes (I think) 1 1:48.4 100 --:-- 2 1:41.3 100 --:-- 3 1:46.3 100 --:-- Total warm up 750 Yards
4x50's 2x200's 3x50's 2x150's 2x50's 2x100's 50 Base intervals were 55 for the 50's and 1:40 for the rest (3:20, 2:30 and 1:40) The second distance part was faster then the first (200, 150 and 100.) I did backstroke for all the distance parts and for the 4 and 3 x 50's. I did free for the 2x50's and last 50. The water was hot and my body was not working. 1 :41.9 50 1:23 2 :43.3 50 1:27 3 :42.6 50 1:25 4 :43.9 50 1:28 5 2:49.2 200 1:25 6 2:48.1 200 1:24 1 :40.5 50 1:20 2 :43.4 50 1:27 3 :42.4 50 1:25 4 2:04.7 150 1:23 5 1:57.7 150 1:18 1 :39.7 50 1:19 2 1:20.9 100 1:21 3 1:14.9 100 1:15 4 :43.7 50 1:28 Had some user issues with my Garmin Swim Watch. Hit the lane line and it seemed to stop or not. Ugh! (1400/2150) My backstroke technique was horrible. I really was feeling how bad it was. I'm blaming the lack of swimming and hot water. I really couldn't get my rotation and my hand entry right. It was like I was starting my entry and pull about 2/3's of the what it should have been. Also I just didn't get to deep. When I tried to rotate and longer stroke and entry it seemed my body would then hit the lane line or move over to the other side of the lane. It was a messy swim. At least I descended!
I'm way off my goal pace for 2013 but at least I'm swimming. Looking at what's good for me is that I did swim more yardage in July then any other month this year so far.
My Progress for Go The Distance 2013 Month Total Distance Jan 6.96 miles (=12,250 yards, =11,201 meters) Feb 6.25 miles (=11,000 yards, =10,058 meters) Mar 2.50 miles (=4,400 yards, =4,023 meters) Apr 7.02 miles (=12,350 yards, =11,293 meters) May 7.10 miles (=12,500 yards, =11,430 meters) Jun 12.10 miles (=21,300 yards, =19,477 meters) Jul 13.44 miles (=23,650 yards, =21,626 meters) Total 55.37 miles (=97,450 yards, =89,108 meters)
But down from last year which was - Jul 17.97 miles (=31,625 yards, =28,918 meters)
Lap by lap I'm slowly coming back. Not enough to be competing and doing any descent times but I'm feeling a bit better. Just gotta keep it up.
Lane 1 - Sky News posts "Magnussen helped Coutts bounce back. In a further sign of a revival of team spirit within Australian swimming, Alicia Coutts has revealed James Magnussen played a key role in helping her recover from world championships relay heartbreak. 'I was just in the warm-down pool swimming down and he just said, You did a great job tonight, you should be proud of yourself and don't dwell on it and let it get to you for your finals tomorrow night',' Coutts said. 'It was really nice of him to say that to me."
Lane 2 - Expresso Sport posts "FINA World Championships. The weekend is upon us and we take a look at our best medal hope for the FINA World Champs, Chad Le Clos! With the South Africa still yet to register a medal in the pools, all eyes will be on the team as they jump straight into the deep end!"
Lane 3 - Yahoo 7 News posts (w/video) "Former Olympic swim star Scott Miller granted bail. Former Olympic swimming star Scott Miller has been granted bail over alleged drugs charges. The 38-year-old was jailed after he was allegedly caught with a quantity of methamphetamine, two weeks ago."
Lane 4 - Cult of Mac posts "WaterFi Will Let You Swim Laps With Your iPod Or Nike+ Fuelband [Review]. A Californian company, WaterFi specializes in taking other company’s gadgets and waterproofing them with a dual-coated, patent-pending process. WaterFi’s promise is that their process will make any gadget utterly resistent to even the most through dunking, but how well
does it work in practice?"
Lane 5 - Fox Sports posts "Christian Sprenger attributes world championships success to online video research. CHRISTIAN Sprenger found his sweet spot via YouTube and now he has gone from supermarket shelf stacker to Australia's newest world swimming champion. Sprenger had eyed a potential retirement next year, but having found his "sweet spot" in the art form known as breaststroke, he is prepared to emulate his idol Kosuke Kitajima and swim into his 30s. Obsessive online video research on Kitajima's stroke and underwater streamline turned Sprenger from a 2011 semi-finalist to Olympic silver medallist last year, and now world champion."
Lane 6 - Orange posts "Britons struggle in Barcelona. Rob Pavoni was the only British swimmer to progress on a lacklustre morning at the World Championships in Barcelona. While Pavoni squeaked into the 200 metres butterfly semi-final, Dan Fogg, Ross Murdoch and Ellie Faulkner all failed to negotiate their heats."
Lane 7 - Texas Longhorns posts "Swimmers await FINA World Championships. First-time qualifier Karlee Bispo joins World Championship veterans Ricky Berens, Michael McBroom and Jimmy Feigen in Barcelona."
Lane 8 - Chicago Tribune posts "Triathlon races to all-time high in U.S. Triathlons, the three-prong running, biking and swimming races, are more popular than ever in the United States and fitness experts say anyone who trains properly can complete one. Runners hail the triathlon, which offers a whole body, cross training workout, as the new marathon."
Another day another swim. After teaching spin this morning I decided to head to the pool from the 12-12:50 lap swim. I was planning on just pulling a little bit since my legs were tired and sore from spinning.
Warm Up: 200 Swim
Warm Up Set: 10x50's Pulling No Paddles on 50 1 2:55.3 200 1:28 I started my Garmin Swim but something went wrong. 2 :40.6 50 1:21 I realized I was on my 3rd 50 by now and it was only reading 250 yards. Note: I was in one of my custom modes on the watch. 1 :39.4 50 1:18 I swam a few more 50's and nothing on the watch but one 50. I closed out of custom mode and went into a standard swim mode for the last 4x50's. 1 :39.7 50 1:19 2 :39.1 50 1:18 3 :40.4 50 1:21 4 :40.5 50 1:21 The warm water was getting to me. (500/700)
Not too bad. Had a bit too much rest but the water was super hot and the sun was right on top of me so needed cool off time. My legs were feeling a bit better so I was working the walls seeing how fast I could get off from the push off. (600/1300)
Now in my head I remembered I needed to swim at least 1,400 yards to match last months total for GTD. Needed something easy.
Month Total Distance Jan 6.96 miles (=12,250 yards, =11,201 meters) Feb 6.25 miles (=11,000 yards, =10,058 meters) Mar 2.50 miles (=4,400 yards, =4,023 meters) Apr 7.02 miles (=12,350 yards, =11,293 meters) May 7.10 miles (=12,500 yards, =11,430 meters) Jun 12.10 miles (=21,300 yards, =19,477 meters) Jul 12.22 miles (=21,500 yards, =19,660 meters) Total 54.15 miles (=95,300 yards, =87,142 meters)
Yeah! It's not much but I feel like I'm back on track. In fact I'm going to swim tomorrow morning to push it a bit more!