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  • Thanks for the encouragement! The pool is definitely a good tool for me.
    Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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    • How's the foot now Ted, all healed up?

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      • Saturday, November 24, 2012

        Lifting:

        SLDL:

        warmup - 8 x 20lbs
        8 x 90lb
        8 x 90lb
        8 x 90lb

        DB Side Lat Raises

        8 x 25s
        8 x 25s
        8 x 25s

        Squats

        Warmup - 8 reps with just the bar
        8 x 90
        8 x 100
        8 x 105
        8 x 100
        8 x 90
        10 x 50

        1 - arm DB Row

        8 x 70s
        8 x 70s
        8 x 70s

        Seated DB Curls

        8 x 30s
        8 x 30s
        8 x 30s

        Start Trac Dip Machine

        10 x 100
        10 x 100
        10 x 100

        Spin Bike - 31:17 mins, 11.7 miles, 343 cals, avg rpm - 84, moderate resistance

        Swimming

        warmup - 2 laps w/ pull buoy
        5 laps slow
        12 sprint repeats, 25 yard sprint, 25 yard recovery
        5 laps slow
        2 laps cool down - breast stroke
        Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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        • I've recently worked my week day morning swims up to sets of 10 laps at a time and am now doing between 50 and 60 laps instead of 40.
          Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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          • Thursday, December 6, 2012

            I lifted for 2 hours on Saturday - full body lifting including squats and sldl

            I've worked my morning swim workouts to swimming 2 miles now, including the few warm up and cool down laps I swim. It takes me about an hour and 50 minutes to swim that long currently. I'm swimming my laps in sets of 15 at a time with about a 1 minute rest between sets. Sometimes I have to take a 5 - 10 second breather at the end of the random lap depending on how far into my swim I am. I cover the 1st 15 laps in 20 minutes and can hold that pace through 30 laps then start slowing down.
            Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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            • Saturday, December 29, 2012

              Weight is now floating between 211 and 212. I was trying to get to 210 by the end of the year, but it looks like I won't hit that til mid January. Not worried though, been making really good progress. Still swimming 2 miles 5 mornings a week and now I only have to take one rest break. I'm swimming 30 laps at a time and I'm getting the whole 2 miles completed in just under 100 minutes. For Christmas I got the leg extension attachment for my powertech bench. It is a very sturdy attachment and makes a really good home gym even better.
              Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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              • Monday, December 31, 2012 - Morning Full Body Lifting - Home Gym

                Drove to gym this morning for my swim and they are opening late due to holiday. I swear there wasn't sign on door Friday morning, because I looked for it. Oh well. Turned around, went back home and turned it into a lifting morning on my Power tech Bench. I love the fact that I added the leg attachment for Christmas.

                (total time: 70 minutes)

                Home Gym:

                Moderate warmup on spin bike - 10 minutes


                DB SLDL:

                3 x 8 x 45s


                Leg Extensions:

                3 x 12 x 100lbs


                Lying Leg Curls:

                3 x 8 x 50lbs


                12 x Bodyweight Lunges
                2 x 8 x 45s DB Squats


                1-arm DB Bent Row

                3 x 8 x 65s


                Bench Press

                warmup - 8 x bar
                8 x 135lb
                2 x 8 x 115lb


                Tricep Kickbacks

                2 x 10 x 10lb


                Seated DB Curls

                3 x 10 x 25s
                Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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                • Happy 2013 mate!

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                  • Thanks, I'm looking forward to this one being a good one.
                    Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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                    • I'm sure it will mate. Do you have any races planned? How is your foot now, still give you much trouble?

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                      • Foot is doing pretty well. I don't have a specific race date picked out, but there are a couple of open water events mid summer that I have my eye on. Currently, I'm doing all of my swim workouts in a pool, but there are many open water clinics in my area. I may try an indoor one later this winter then in May, go for a few open water training swims with a local group before I do my first open water swim. From what I've learned there is a significant difference between swimming laps and open water and I want to be prepared. Also, by then I should be getting some bike rides in and there is an aqua-bike event late summer that I may be prepared for.
                        Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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                        • Monday, January 7, 2013 - Morning Swim


                          PR on swimming distance this morning !!!

                          I added 5 laps to my recent 2 mile workouts taking me to 3750 yards. I've never swam that far before in one workout. Only a month or so ago, I bumped my mileage up to two miles each morning. Before that, I had only done 2 miles one time and it about killed me. My goal is to get my morning distance up to the Ironman distance of 2.5 miles. I'm going to add 5 additional laps every 2 weeks until I reach the distance. At that pace, I should be at 2.5 miles in 8 more weeks. Then, I'll hold steady at that distance for any time I'm not doing swim drills. The 2.5 will be my long, steady endurance swims.
                          Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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                          • Originally posted by teddy788 View Post
                            Foot is doing pretty well. I don't have a specific race date picked out, but there are a couple of open water events mid summer that I have my eye on. Currently, I'm doing all of my swim workouts in a pool, but there are many open water clinics in my area. I may try an indoor one later this winter then in May, go for a few open water training swims with a local group before I do my first open water swim. From what I've learned there is a significant difference between swimming laps and open water and I want to be prepared. Also, by then I should be getting some bike rides in and there is an aqua-bike event late summer that I may be prepared for.
                            Sounds like a few good options in there Teddy.

                            Congrats on the swimming PR as well, awesome!

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                            • Thanks. I need to work with a swim coach to try to get some help with my kick. It's the only way I'm going to get much faster. Other than that, my endurance has been going through the roof. Getting ready to head to the gym for some lifting in a short bit. I weighed in at 211 lb yesterday morning. I'm trying to get down to about 180 lb by mid september. I seem to be on track to do it. As long as I can keep feet healthy so I can stay active I should hit it this time.
                              Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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                              • Saturday, January 12, 2012 - Full Body Lifting

                                Hammer Strength Bench


                                10 x 90 lbs
                                3 x 8 x 140lbs (last set hard)
                                8 x 90 lbs


                                Assisted Wide Grip Pull Up Machine


                                8 x 70lb assist
                                2 x 8 x 80lb assist


                                Straight Arm Push Down


                                3 x 12 x 55lbs


                                SLDL


                                2 x 8 x 90lbs
                                6 x 90lbs
                                4 x 90lbs


                                Squat


                                warmup - 8 x bar
                                3 x 8 x 110lbs


                                Hammer Strength Behind Neck Press


                                10 x 100lbs
                                9 x 100lbs
                                8 x 100lbs


                                Step Ups


                                2 x 10 x 45lbs
                                8 x 45lbs


                                Seated Alternate DB Curls


                                3 x 8 x 35s
                                Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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