Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wetsuit swimming

Wasn't cold this morning, but wanted to swim with the wetsuit to get used to it more:

1000 - 1000 Warm up (Time the first 825 yards (750 M): 11:03)
1000 - 5 x 200's (100 One-arm fly, 100 Free/ 100 Back, 100 Breast) on 4:00
1000 - 1000 Free with looking forward outside the water every 3-4th stroke(Time the first 825 yards again (12:15)
500 - 5 x 100's free fast (1:10 - 1:15) on 2:00
100 - Grandpa swimming

3600 Yards total

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Timed 750s

Slept in 30 minutes past the alarm. Cathi and I made our way to the pool though and didn't go as far as I wanted, but did some timed 750 M's:

2000 - 2 x 1000's freestyle (Time the first 825 yards of each 1000: 12:14, 11:32)
400 - 400 IM
100 - 50 Breast EZ, 50 Free Fast

2500 yards total

Then rode to work.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Utah Summer Games Results

Cathi swam the following:

200 Meter Backstroke: 3:47 (2nd place in her division (Female 30-34)
1500 Meter Freestyle: 29:48 (2nd place in her Female 30-34 division)

Here's what I did:

200 Meter Freestyle: 2:32 (1st place in my Male 35-39 Division)
1500 Meter Freestyle: 23:29 (1st place in my Male 35-39 Division) This 1500 time is the new USG record for the 35-39 division. Nobody had attempted this event in my age group in the past 4 years of the USG doing 50 M Long course records.

I was disappointed with the 200 Free, but very happy with the 1500. I was hoping for 2:15 in the 200, and 24:00 in the 1500. I took first in both events for my category. In the 1500 I took first in my heat. The second place finisher came in over 3 minutes after I did. I was in lane 1 right next to the big timing display and could see each of my 100 split times. I tried to keep them at 1:35/100 M There were a couple at 1:37, and a couple well under 1:35 so my average was just under 1:34/100 meters.

So I'm already coming home with two gold medals. Hoping to come home with at least one more medal after table tennis....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Baseline test for tomorrow's Race

Tomorrow is the Utah Summer Games Swimming Events. I'm doing the 1500 M freestyle and the 200 M freestyle. I wanted to do it today at Layton to set a baseline goal to beat. Since Layton isn't in Meters, but yards, I did the equivalent:

1650 yards (1500 M): 24:13 My goal for tomorrow is under 24 minutes.
200 yards: 2:20 My goal for tomorrow is 2:15

1800 yards total

Decided against doing any more laps since I need to conserve some energy. Although I hoped on the bike and went 25 miles.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

First time swimming at Surf n' Swim with bubble off w/o wetsuit

Yesterday was HOT in the afternoon, so Cathi and I decided to not be wimps and try swimming without wetsuits this morning. Good call. It was just a little cold getting in, but I've been colder when the bubble was up, so it was good.

Here's what I did:

1000 - 1000 warm up. The first 150 was tough. I could tell that the wetsuit sure makes swimming easier. But by the time I got to 200 I was in the grove.
100 - 100 Breast EZ
1200 - 3 x 4 x100's free ladder (75 slow, 25 fast, 50 sl/50 fast, 25s/75f, 100 f, 75f/25s...) These I borrowed from Rachel's workout yesterday.
200 - 100 Breast, 100 Free recovery
1000 - 5 x 200 IM's on 3:30
100 fast (1:09)

3600 yards total

Slept in a little today. Got there at 6:25 and swam 1:10. Crowded today. Every lane had 2-3 people in it. When the swim team starts at 7 am it really crowds things up.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Slept in

Slept in an hour extra so we got to the pool late. Good thing is that lap swim goes till noon, plus we were able to get in when the first round of 5:30 early birds started getting out. Swam the following:

1000 - 1000 warm up
1800 - 6 x (200 IM on 4:30, 100 Free on 1:30)
200 - 2 x 100's on 1:30 (got 1:15 on both)

3000 yards total

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Early 2 mile swim

1800 - Timed Mile (24:38) At 1300 I think I forward counted once so I might have been off by 50 yards, but even if you tack on 40 seconds, that's a good time! I won't count this as a new record cause I was wearing the wetsuit and that seems to make you faster.

200 - 100 Breast, 100 Free EZ
1000 - 5 X (100 Free fast @ 1:12, 100 One Arm Fly/Breast/Back/Free Recovery) on 2:00
600 - 100 Breast, 100 one arm fly, 300 Free, 100 Grandpa swimming with Cathi

3600 Yards total

Those wetsuits really rock. They seem to make you faster and protect from the shock of getting in the cold water at 5:30am. Then I got on the bike and rode 25 miles to work.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

First time swimming with Wetsuit

Well both Cathi's and my wetsuit came yesterday. We tried them out this morning to see how they feel. Which is a good thing cause it was cold! It was cloudy all night and looked like it was going to rain.

Here is what I swam:

1000 Free
300 - 3 x 100's breast, one arm fly, free
700 - 7 x 100's free fast on 2:00 (1:13, 1:14 on all of them)
1000 - 5 x 200's free strong on 3:30
100 EZ
100 Grandpa swimming with Cathi

3200 Total

Here is a picture of the wetsuit with my head very obviously transposed on the body. I almost look this good. I just forgot to take a picture this morning and wanted to post the wetsuit on this blog. In fact this morning I hit an all time low on my weight - 198.6. I was 207 on Sunday. I've really kick started my new diet:

Breakfast and brunch snack:
  • 1 lb strawberries

  • 2 oranges

  • 2-3 bananas

Lunch and after lunch snack:
  • Green salad and 2 tbsp light ranch

  • 1 string cheese cut up over the salad

  • 1 small low cal polish sausage (210 calories)

  • 1 slice of bread with 2 tbsp honey on it

  • 1 can of fresca

Dinner and late evening snack:
  • Whatever delicious healthy thing Cathi cooks up! But not a ton, just one plate. No desert obviously!

  • 2-3 servings of fruit

I also bike/play racquetball/Elliptical/lift weights or swim for at least 2 hours a day combined. So all that exercise and fruit should get me down to my goal of 190 very soon! Only 8 more pounds to go. Cathi started a weight loss group just for the month of June so hopefully that will motivate me to finish this thing!