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Old 04-11-2013
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Default Swimming with Susan

I had the rare treat of company during my practice today. Susan Helmrich of Berkeley CA visits New Paltz regularly to look in on her parents -- who are neighbors of TI legend Paul Lurie, the ageless wonder. Tomorrow, Susan--and her daughter Aly, a Williams College swimmer who just made All-American in 100-200 Fly and 4x100 Medley Relay--and I will synch-swim with Paul. But today Susan joined me for this practice, and we were remarkably in synch on how we swam this set.

Thurs 12 Apr 2600y @ SUNY
6 x 100 FR on 1:45. Hold 13SPL and descend effortlessly.
Times 1:36-1:27. Pleased to improve 9 sec. by focusing only on feeling my stroke become better tuned -- no increase in effort.

Main Set/Task
Do this twice: 3 rounds of [3 x 100 on 1:45] 25 EZ BK between rounds.
1-3 @ 14SPL
4-6 @ 15SPL
7-9 @ 16SPL
Second time through this set should be better due to nervous system being better attuned to the task. Times were about 1.5 sec/100 better on 2nd round.
14 SPL Average of 1:22/100 = 1.14 tempo
15 SPL Average of 1:20+/100 = 1.03 tempo
16 SPL Average of 1:19+/100 = 0.95 tempo
Terry Laughlin
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