Training Table: Taking the volume to 11

These days, with the wonders of being 50-something, I don't normally swim more than 3 or 4 days in a row before taking a day out of the pool. Over the last 2-3 years, it's more often been a pattern of two days in the pool followed by a day (or two!) out of the pool. As part of slowly increasing my training volume, I had aimed for 14.5K SCM during last calendar week and then 15K SCM this calendar week. Due to some travel over these two weeks, I have had to be in the pool each of the last six days to reach those goals. Over that six-day period ending today, I accumulated 17.5K SCM, a weekly volume load that I haven't done since December of 2016! Going to 11, for sure. I was back at Barrie

Training Table: Not enough progress in 4 months

I jumped into the local LA Fitness 25 yard pool here in beautiful Barrie this morning to re-test my Base Pace: Standard Warmup (1,750 yards) 1 x 400: IM, kick-drill by 25s 4 x 100: on 1:30, freestyle swim, descend wearing a Finis snorkel In 2018, I was 1:12, 1:11, 1:08, 1:04 2019-08-01 was 1:17, 1:13, 1:11+, 1:09 2019-12-02 was 1:13+, 1:11+, 1:09+, 1:07 8 x 50: on 0:50, w/Finis Z2 Zoomer fins, dolphin kick Odd 25s on stomach, going 8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 underwater SDKs no breath fast, then easy into a flip turn Even 25s on back, going 8 underwater SDKs no breath fast, then easy the rest of the way 6 x 50: on 1:00, #1 and #6 are easy breastroke kick while wearing the snorkel; evens are strong

Race Report: (Not so) Fast & (definitely not) Furious

I'm about three weeks late posting anything about my first swim meet of the 2019-2020 short course metres season, but I want to chart my progress towards my end-of-season goal: beating my best Masters performance in the 200 metre butterfly. This means I need to go faster than 2:15.35, which I swam in December of 2011, when I was 44 years old. To that end, on November 10th, I headed out to Guelph, Ontario to compete in the Victoria Recreation Centre's Victor Davis Pool for the Guelph Marlins' Fast & Furious meet: As any swimmer or swimfan from the 1980s recalls, Victor Davis, a Guelph native, was one of the dominant breaststrokers of the decade, a multi-time World Champion, Olympic gold meda

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