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Was in NoVa for the weekend and got in a couple swims:
I dropped in at SpringHill Rec in the evening thinking the pool was open until 9 as usual. Nope, only until 8. I had 50-55 minutes to work out. I almost felt like screaching with massive swimming pool frustration! Instead, I just did some luxuriously deep shooters and pulled out my "bang for your buck" parachute.
8 x 25 DPK back shooters w/fins @ :40
8 x 25 DPK belly shooters w/fins @ :40
6 x 50 DPS free w/paddles @ :50
16 x 25 w/parachute, fins & paddles @ 1:00
-- did 4 of these kick with no paddles course
-- this is the most 25s w/chutes I've done and my back can feel it today
Saturday: Swim w/Teen Fort (this may have been a mistake, lol. she didn't seem in the mood for working out and wanted tips on her long axis strokes)
8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
4 x 25 scull w/paddles
4 x 25 ??
4 x 50 torque drill w/paddles @ 1:30
100 caterpillar fly drill
8 x 75 kick w/fins @ 1:15
-- 25 flutter + 25 dolphin + 25 flutter
-- sprint the dolphin kick 25
5-6 backstroke starts
-- argh, very rusty since I can't do a start in any pool that I currently have access to in Pitt
-- pause while I did bungee cord pulls for Teen Fort
8 x 25 burst dolphin kick + cruise @ 1:00
3 x (25 AFAP breast + 25 EZ) @ 1:30
hottub, 20 min, trying to calm some of Teen Fort's pre-college jitters
Not too much to write home about. But at least I was in the pool. This is actually the first time I've done two swim workouts in a row since mid-June.
Made the long trek back to Pitt today. So sick of traveling and more ahead. Sigh. Lil Fort was somewhat despondent with her vacations ending. She seemed to cheer up when we informed her that we live next door to Sara Shepard of Pretty Little Liars fame. Very appealing stuff to 12 year olds. Wait, she turned 13 today. Round 2 of life with a teenage daughter.