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Eight 125's with a Side of Disco Fries

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Today was techno day! Fast beats = fast swimming, so I arranged the music in a pyramid, starting and ending with slower beats, and peaking in the middle of the workout with some crazy fast stuff.

From the time the first song started and people got the gist of the mix, they commented that it was like being in a nightclub, which is appropriate because at 6am there's probably somebody somewhere just finishing up the night. There were a couple of cries from swimmer-clubber imitators for more RedBull.

This was an A+ workout mix for everyone except the one guy who hates everything, and Coach. Techno must be used sparingly with caution around him. He's more of an Opera guy. The Dancing Banana goes to "Born Slippy" from the Trainspotting soundtrack, which sounded fast and great.

Test Four, Sweet Exorcist, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Take My Breath Away (Techno Remix), Berlin, Top Gun Soundtrack
Deeper Underground (Godzilla), Jamiroquai, The All Time Greatest Movie Songs CD2
9th Symphony (Ode To Joy) Remix, Beethoven,
One More Time, Daft Punk, Discovery
Cysex, Pornotanz, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Digital Love, Daft Punk, Discovery
LSD Is A Bomb, Radioactive Goldfish, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Right Here, Right Now, Fatboy Slim, You've Come a Long Way Baby
Water From A Vine Leaf, William Orbit, Northern Exposure (Disc 1)
Poing, Rotterdam Termination Source, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
50,000 Watts Of Power, Servants of Power, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Walking On The Moon (Tecno Cover), The Police, Regatta De Blanc
Born Slippy (Trainspotting), Underworld, The All Time Greatest Movie Songs CD2
Basket Case, Eon A, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
James Brown Is Still Alive, Holy Noise, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Playing With Knives, Bizarre Inc., Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Obumbratta, Apotheosis, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Metaforce, Art of Noise, Essential Selection V.1 (CD1)
Adrenalin, N-Joi, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno
Dominator, Human Resource, Aural Ecstasy: The Best Of Techno

And the workout was:

3x200 S, K, P
4x150 IM
4x100 kick, right, left, swim, IM order
50 EZ
8x125, sprint last :25 on 2:00
150 EZ backstroke
350 pull
200 under/over
150 EZ backstroke

3500 total

Good workout for me. The 8 125's hurt muchly in a good way, and we added the last part ourselves when we ran out of workout.

I can't do too much here on these blogs to give swim or workout advice because I'm still learning so much. But I can give you advice on how to use a cell phone camera for more than just cute pictures of your pets and kids! Our coach writes the workouts on a dry-erase board, and sometimes they get a little complex (today was not that case.) Also, I'm bad at addition but I want to keep my FLOG honest. So after practice, I photograph the dry-erase board with my camera phone, and transpose it to the site during my lunch break, and lately, write a little blog about it, too.



You just have to be careful to transpose before falling out of a sailboat in the Hudson with your cell phone in your pocket, as I did this weekend.
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