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2-25-09 Free/Back and Bad News

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by , February 25th, 2009 at 01:17 PM (804 Views)
Our coach is having some health problems and as of today is no longer going to be our coach. Best case scenario is that somebody fills in on a temporary basis, she gets better, and comes back as our coach. That's what I'm hoping for. I hope that her health problems are resolved quickly. On a selfish note, I am sad to see her go. She is definitely responsible for keeping me motivated several times and for getting me to where I am now. We'll miss you P!

11:00 AM to Noon (SCM)

300 free
100 scull on back

8x50 - 25 6 kick and roll on back/25 back

4 times through
3x50 free on :55 - I held :45s for the first 3, then dropped to :48s
2x50 - fr/bk on 1:00 - I held :52s for these and managed to drop the number of strokes from flags to wall from 6 to 5. My stroke is slowly improving.

2x125 free on 2:15 - 90-100%
I went 2:05 for both. 2:15 seemed slow to me, but these were challenging after the 20 x 50s
2x125 free on 2:20 - 80-90%
1x125 easy free warmdown

2450 yards

Notes: The news was like a punch in the gut. She has been coaching our Masters' group since well before I started almost two years ago. I hope that our group doesn't fall apart. But I'm optimistic that the YMCA will be able to find somebody to temporarily replace her and she will come back.

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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Sorry about your coach! Hope she gets better soon.
  2. Iwannafly's Avatar
    Thanks Fort. I hope so too!
  3. gigi's Avatar
    I hope your coach is well soon - this sounds very distressing. I'll keep a good thought for both of you.