Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday's swimming workout 1/31

200 yd warm-up
4x 50 yd flutter kick (20s rest between each)
4x 75 yd with 20s rest between sets. every other 75 is freestyle, the others are any stroke you choose

6 x 100 yd of freestyle with first 2 on 2:00 interval (1:50 for advanced students), next 2 on 2:15 (2:00 for advanced students) and the final two on 2:30 (2:10 for advanced students?)

6 x 50yd on 1:30, 1:15 and 1:00 intervals, same pattern as above.

2 x 100 cooldown.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thursday's Swimming Work-out

Sorry I forgot to post this earlier. I'm going to do this the best I can to my memory.

200 warm-up

100 kick (on your back, no kick board, in streamline position (or with hands to the sides if you sink in streamline)).

4 X 100yd using pull buoy and doing the arm movements for Back Stroke. 30 seconds rest between each set.

4 x 50yd of Free style with 20 seconds rest between each set.

2 x 100yd backstroke arms (with pull buoy). (30s rest between sets)

2 x 50 yd free style (20s rest between sets)

4 x 50 yds of back stroke with 30 seconds rest.

the back stroke has kind of weird arm movements. Your hands don't push straight down in the water like in free style, they kind of go to the side a bit. Here is a link with a demonstration.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday's swimming workout

So I decided I'm going to document things I do in my swimming class this semester so I can have new ideas of how to schedule my own workouts. I'm posting them here on my blog for anyone else to use. Just as an FYI. My class in Thursdays and Tuesdays.

The workout:

200 yd warm-up.

200 yd kicking warm up.

4 x100yd on an interval of 2:30/3:00 (or 1:45/2:00 for advanced students)

4 x50yd on an interval of 1:30/2:00 (I didn't catch the times for advanced students)

6 x25 yards on an interval of :40

So just so you know the format of the times is minutes:seconds.

An interval is you do the distance required in the time slot and use the remaining amount of time in the slot to recover for the next distance swim in the set. The two times on each are an either or. If you can't do the faster one, do the slower one.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I'm infuriated....

Just recently Congress passed a bill allowing for the indefinite detention of US citizens suspected of terrorism. This is a violation of our constitutional rights and could be used in the future to put down political opposition to any people in the government in the future. What depressed me even more was that our president signed it into law, despite his reservations.

I felt like I needed to post some links to the congressmen associated with the passing of this bill, so everyone can know which of our congressmen are enemies of the people.

House voting record

Senate voting record

I'm putting this up for use in the upcoming 2012 election. That way we can all vote for people that will protect our rights and vote out the ones who don't care.