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  1. Saturday 8/4/18

    AM SCY Solo @ LRRC "Lactic Hold" or "You know there is a lap swimming pool down there?"

    400 (75 fr/25 scull) w/ SNKL
    300 pull w/ paddles + SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    6x50 @ :45 D1-3, 4-6
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim
    100 EZ

    4x25 @ :15-20 rest 12.5 BURST/12.5 FLOAT w/ chute (which broke again so I tied my mesh bag to the chute and put my fins in my bag for added weight)
    1:00 REST
    100 @ 2:00 PUSH FAST (:53, :53+, :54, :54)
    4x100 @ 1:10 lactic hold w/ 4/6/2 turns
    2:00 REST

    20x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    Total: 5000

    So I had some issues with the water aerobics people towards the end of my practice. The back story here is that I got in the water at 7:25 AM. Water aerobics class begins at 9:00. I was swimming in lane three of an eight lane pool, but there is only one lane line strung up (the one between lanes two and three). I was on the last 6-8 50s of my warm down at 8:55 when the aerobics people got in and started "walking" the width of the pool. Now seeing me in there, I would have thought these people could have the sense to stop at the black line in lane 3 and turn around, as opposed to going all the way to the lane rope. I had wedged my self as far against the rope as possible to maximize their room, but really, how can 11 adults need 75% of the pool? There was an old man lap swimming in lane two and swim lessons going on in lane one so I didn't think it fair to them (they had been there for 30-45 minutes already) to make them move for me. This one lady kept intentionally stepping in front of me when I swam by so as to generate a scene. She kept trying to yell at me about the fact there was a class going on, blah blah blah. When I got out of the water, she says to me, "You know there is a lap swimming pool down there?" (gesturing to the LCM pool). As if to say "hey I think you are confused, your kind is supposed to be over there!" I said, "yeah I know," and walked off, which this woman continuing to lecture me louder and louder as I got farther and farther away.

    I really don't think there is any one particular group of pool users that act any more entitled than a water aerobics class. They absolutely refuse to find a way to coexist with anyone using the pool at the same time as them. Anyways, had a fantastic practice. Rant off.

    Updated August 4th, 2018 at 02:25 PM by Calvin S

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