Saturday, February 28, 2004

28 Feb 2004

500 Warm Up

600 - 2 x (150 Free, 100 Free, 50 Free)

100 - 100 IM

100 - 100 IM Kick

200 - 4 x 50's easy

300 - Cooldown

1800 Total

Cathi and I swam at the Bubble and did alot of flirting more than serious swimming. It was fun! Lots of snow came today too.

Friday, February 27, 2004

27 Feb 2004

50 Warm Up

900 - 3 sets of (150 Free on 3:30, 100 Free on 2:30, 50 Free on 1:30)

50 Kick

200 Cooldown

1200 Total

Wimpy workout, but I was 10 minutes late today. I hit snooze once. Lifted Biceps yesterday. I have a competition with Cathi on who can lose the most weight this next week.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

26 Feb 2004

400 Warm Up

400 - 8 x 50's I.M. order on 1:30

400 - 8 x 50's kick fl, br, fr, br X 2 on 1:30

400 - 4 x 100's pull on 2:00

200 Cooldown

Today I was on time cause I got up at 5:15. Yesterday the alarm wasn't set right so I didn't swim. Weird thing was, Elayna did the same thing. Felt really good today. I was feeling tight, but in a good way. Not so flabby.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

24 Feb 2004

350 Warm up

500 - 10 x 50's alternate between touch & pull, ruffle on 1:30

50 yards of barrel roll. Each stroke alternate between free and back. So you roll like a barrel. Warning: You get dizzy.

300 - 6 x 50's kick on 1:30

450 - 3 x (75's free on 2:00, 50's free on 1:30, 25's free on 1:00) Last 25 NO BREATH!

150 Cool down

1800 Total

I need to start setting my alarm clock 5 minutes earlier each morning. I'm getting here a little too late.

Monday, February 23, 2004

23 Feb 2004

400 - 200 Free, 200 kick warm up

500 - 10 x 50's free on 1:30

700 - 28 x 25's (7 x 100 I'Ms on :45)

150 Cooldown

1800 Total

I had the best dream. I dreamt that a million aliens landed on earth close to a cabin where Carl and I were vacationing. We had all sorts of firearms upon which we used to defend ourselves against these beasts. They were a cross between Kangaroos and Giant Toads and some were a cross between Rhinocerous and Tyranasarous Rex's. They were huge and we were having a bloodbath. It reminded me of a Sci-Fi movie. I woke up at 5:30 in the middle of a battle. I wanted to go back to sleep, but ended up getting up for the beloved swim this morning. The pool was hotter than normal today!

Friday, February 20, 2004

20 Feb 2004

400 IM Warmup

400 - 8 x 50's descending breating, 7 down 8 back, 6 down 7 back..... 0 down 1 back on 1:30

400 - 8 x 50's kick on 1:15

400 - 4 x 100's free on 3:00

200 cooldown

Elayna said she didn't have much energy, and neither did I, but I still wanted to get in at least 1 mile. Need to stretch out my chest since lifting bench and flys yesterday for lunch. Today's lunch break will be spent at a meeting discussing quality so I won't be able to lift even if I wanted to. Lows are having a party tonight for Bill's Jr's Birthday. Fun to have a date with Cathi for free every once in a while.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

19 Feb 2004

500 Warmup - 200 Free, 150 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly

1200 - 16 x 75's free - first 75: 25 left, 25 right, 25 ruffle. Second 75 normal free all on 2:15

200 - 4 x 50's free sprint only 4 breaths on 1:45

200 - 4 x 50's IM Kick on 1:30

200 - 8 x 25's Sprint on 1:15

150 Cooldown

2500 Total

I was late again about 10 minutes. I am digressing in my ability to get up at 5:25. I need to to seriously be more disciplined in going to bed at 9:30 instead of 10:30. Today was a good workout and it wasn't too tough.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

18 Feb 2004

250 warm up

400 - 4 x 100's descending on 2:30 (1:30, 1:25, 1:20, 1:15)

300 - 6 x 50's kick any style on 1:30

250 - 5 x 25's alternate between touch & pull, ruffle stoke on 1:30

250 - 5 x 25's free sprints on 1:30 keep all of them under 35 seconds

350 Cool down

1800 Total

Tomorrow we are going for 2500 yards.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

17 Feb 2004

Yesterday was President's day so we took the kids to the Bubble to swim. They had alot of fun. Talk about Deja Vu with Isaac in the pool. It reminded me of the days with Austin at Deseret Gym when he was just a little thing. We had alot of fun and Lucy totally enjoyed it. Afterwards we went to McDonald's for dinner. The kids had fun in the playland and I was losing my temper because it was crowded as Hell and the place was a total mess. I talked Cathi into letting me take Austin to Lord of the Rings - Return of the King. Austin and I had a good time and he enjoyed the movie. This morning was very difficult to drive to SLC for a workout but I did it. Here it is:

500 - 200 Free, 150 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly Warmup

400 - 8 x 50's free on 1:30

200 - 8 x 25's kick on 1:00

300 - 2 x 75's, 50's, 25's free

100 Cooldown

1500 Total

Today was a lazy day - but it wasn't difficult out of breath workout. Hopefully I can get to bed at a good time tonight.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

14 Feb 2004

500 - 200 Free, 150 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly Warm up

1200 - 8 x 75's free fast, 8 x 75's left only, right only, ruffle stroke all on 2:00

400 - 8 x 50's free fast on 1:30

200 - 8 x 25's sprint free only one breath on 1:00

200 - cooldown

2500 Total

The lifeguard didn't show up yesterday so I just went to work really early. I was going to take today off, but since yesterday was a no show, I took Cathi to the Bubble and swam there instead. She swam 1600 yards. I had alot of fun swimming with her and also felt great to be able to swim this workout in about 1:05. I think I will come swimming with Cathi every other Saturday. We went to IHOP for breakfast beforehand so it was good to work off that omelet! I'm not as out of breath anymore in between sets. I think my body is already getting used to this. Yeah!

Thursday, February 12, 2004

12 Feb 2004

200 Warm up Free

250 - 12 x 25's fingerplay - 1st 25 whole hand, 2nd 25 = 4 fingers...6th 25 = fists, 7th 25 = fists, 8th = 1 finger...12th 25 - whole hand free on :45

500 - 12 x 50's alternate between free and kick on the 50's. Do these on 1:30

500 - 2 x (100 Free, 75 free, 50 free, 25 free) with hand paddles on first set. 15-30 seconds rest on each rounding to nearest half minute.

200 - 200 IM cool down

1800 Total

I set the alarm 5 minutes early (5:25) and that was the perfect setting. That allowed me not to rush and make it here on time. I noticed the showers at Northwest are awesome. They are very warm and have good pressure. I came up with this workout spontaneously. I was expecting Elayna to have her turn, but she didn't have one. I'll bring one from now on and we can modify it as necessary. Tomorrow is going to be only about 1000 yard workout though to give Elayna a little break. Both of us have gone from no swimming whatsoever to a mile a day. She admitted its getting tempting to stay in bed. I bought a year pass to Northwest so that isn't an option for me. I hope she keeps going. I know I feel tons better during the day, especially with a little Orange Juice to keep my mind active. Otherwise I get fatigued at work.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

11 Feb 2004

350 - 100 Free warmup, 75 Back, 50 Breast, 25 Fly

450 - 6 x 75's free ez on 2:00, 6 x 50's medium on 1:30, 6 x 25's sprint (2 breaths) on 1:00

250 - 5 x 50's kick on 2:00 (free, fly, breast, back, free)

250 - 5 x 50's free descending breathing on 1:30

200 - 100 free, 100 breast cooldown

1450 Total

Elayna had to leave after the 2nd set cause she had to go early to work. I was a little late to the pool this morning - 6:07. Today's workout was quite simple. I wasn't breathing out of control like I was yesterday after the 100 sprint. I think I'm starting to get used to this! I'm actually feeling thinner, not much but I feel I'm getting in shape. I lifted chest today at Northwest during Lunch. Bala has been a real slacker lately in the Ping Pong. So I haven't played for over a week. Oh well, too many sports and I won't be able to get good at any of them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

10 Feb 2004

300 - Warm Up

200 - IM

500 - 20 x 25's All on :45 Free, Free/ Free, Back/ Free, Breast/ Free, Fly/ Free/Free two times

300 - 3 x 100's descending on 4:00 (1:30, 1:20, 1:10)

200 - Warm Down


Elayna came up with this workout today. It was much easier than yesterday. I like having shorter distance swims. My body isn't used to swimming more than 50 yards at a time. My favorite set was the 20x25's. The pool at Northwest is probably 90 degrees. Its very warm for a lap pool. We got a hose with cold water going into it and that sure makes a difference. I swam my guts out to get that 1:10 - 100 free. I sure am slow compared to the good old days. But hopefully I'll get faster and stronger. I didn't lift today - figured I'd let my body recover from yesterday.

Monday, February 9, 2004

9 Feb 2004

250 - 5 x 50's Free Long strokes, bilateral breathing on 1:30

500 - 10 x 50's kicking fly, free, breast on 1:30 for first 5, 2:00 for last 5:00

400 - 4 x 100's alternate paddles and buoys, and none on 2:30

200 - 8 x 25's IM on 1:00

100 Freestyle spring and get time - Met goal of 1:10

350 warmdown

1800 total

Swimming with Elayna was fun. She was able to do this whole workout with me. I would have given up 1/2 way through the 4 x 100's if she wasn't with me. So I'm glad we are a team. This is a personal best as far as how far we have swam in a workout, since the Deseret Gym was destroyed. I feel like my lungs are already so much healthier. My arms are Jell-O though. I had to get up at 5:25 to get there in time. I was there early so tomorrow I will be getting up at 5:35 instead. Elayna will be coming up with the workout for tomorrow. I hope she doesn't get burned out with this. I'd like to get back into it. It also means I get home at a better time too because I go straight to work after this workout at Northwest. I'm at work at 7:30 which means I can play ping pong at lunch or lift for an hour and still get out of work by 4:30 so Cathi can run at 5.

Lots of fun!