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Postby GORDON » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:37 pm

Going to write an email later calling them all.retards, then look at my alternatives. Maybe I can get there at 6am, or something.

I need to.cardio hard for the next month to survive Arizona hiking in July.
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Postby GORDON » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:15 pm

I just realized my YMCA membership works at every Y in my Ohio. Currently just got done swimming laps at one that's a bit out of my way, but very much nicer.
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Postby TheCatt » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:23 pm

Nice! The ones here at least let you go anywhere in the area, unsure about the entire state though.
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Postby GORDON » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:30 pm

This new one is in a better part of town and has TOWEL SERVICE.

Sheesh.

I swam a mile, then went up to the fitness center... also bigger and newer.
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Postby TheCatt » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:24 am

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post Ugh. I could not for the life of me figure out how my 1/2 mile swim this morning had been so slow (1:58 pace/100)... Turns out I mis-entered 800 yards into Strava instead of 900 yards at 15:45. That puts me at 1:45 pace, which is much more what I would have expected.

Current goal: 30:00 mile. Next goal: 27:30 mile

Well, 1 year later I'm back in the pool. I never hit those goals. I tore something in my wrist in September rock-climbing, took me a long time to get back. Then I got fat + lazy.

Swam 5x100s this morning with a 50 cooldown. It was horrifically slow. With rest, 1:48 pace. Ugh. Also, I'm too fat for my swimsuit, so I had to wear a baggy one. So it's like wearing a dragsuit.
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Postby GORDON » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:08 pm

I very much want to transfer my workouts to 60/40 swim/lifting, instead of.the opposite I do now. I'm at my strength goals, more or.less, so.i want to switch to cardio and flexibility.

But the Y I still dicking with the summer pool.schedule, so no.
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Postby TheCatt » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:45 am

I did my 100s on the 1:41/1:42 today, but damn my arms... they kept burning part way through each lap.

Probably as I also quit eating carbs isn't helping, but damn.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:43 pm

I did 100 miles in 2017, and it really burned me out. Even with earbuds, laps for an hour are monotonous.

In 2018 I've been pretty slack. The indoor pool was closed through the summer, and lap swimming in the outside pool was competing for lane space with all the local high school swim teams which the Y didn't seem to think was a problem when they'd be 8 deep in a lane. So I wasn't swimming.

But I've been doing about 1 day a week, otherwise, just making sure I don't go backwards TOO much on my cardio. I started wearing my swim watch again recently, and I'm still doing a mile in about 37 minutes, without breathing hard. For me, that's decent. I'm swimming 45 minutes per session, total.

Today I decided to mix it up a little... I'm going to learn to breath on both sides. Before today, I was a right-side-only breather. I think I'll get 33% more efficient strokes if I alternate left/right, with a full set of non-breathe strokes in between. So for the first 10 minutes today, I was doing that, and it feels super awkward, and half the time I was getting a mouthful of water. Ugh. I just gotta build up the muscle memory over a couple weeks, then it'll be easy.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:19 pm

Second day breathing left and right. Doing better. I'm not in peak shape, but I'm approaching peak-shape-numbers.

I think last year when I was doing 100 miles in 2017, my least number of strokes per length was 12. With improving my breathing left-and-right, I did an avg of 11, this morning, and my form is still all sloppy. I bet I'm down to 10 pretty soon.... but I'm going to miss a few weeks in the pool over xmas break when the stupid swim teams are hogging all the lanes.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:39 pm

Just checked my 2017 records on the garmin site, and yes, my best average strokes in 2017 was 12/length. And today I did 11 without too much effort. Yay.
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