Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 7:00-9:00pm
by, September 13th, 2012 at 01:08 AM (687 Views)
Wow...tired after tonight's swim with the team.
We got to the pool today and it was a very light showing for the group. In the fast lane, we had 1 (ME), the second lane had 4 in it, and the 3rd lane was completely MIA. ???
Part of this may be from the immense fire that is happening in the Wenatchee area, and has blanketed most of the town in thick smoke. All outdoor sporting team events/practices have been cancelled until further notice. Lucky for us, we swim indoors (because this is Washington). Still, I think a lot of parents have their kids staying at home vs. going out and exerting themselves in this stuff. I understand completely.
This picture was taken by one of the Wenatchee World (local paper) photographers a day or two ago. This is more toward the north end of town, and I live out of the shot to the left side of the photo. Well, the new fire that has begun showing itself is now coming over the hill directly west of my house a few hills back. I'm honestly not too worried, but it's in the back of my mind. My house does have insurance, and I could use an 'upgrade' from my ol' 1922 baby.
This is the picture of the fire above my house (note this shot was taken by another person from a better vantage point of the fire across town). I can't see the fire from here, but it's out there. If I travel to the nearby city park I can see it clearly in the hills.
Well, on to my swim:
500 Choice DPS
did 75 Free/25 Back
12 x 50 Kick w/ board (except back) IM Order 3x thru @ 1:10
10 x 100 Pull w/ paddles @ 2:00 (50 sculling out front/50 Pull breathing every 5) took 11 strokes per length
600 (25 V-sit scull/50 Streamline back kick) also did 5-6 SDKs on each length of kick
This was tough by the end of it.
5 rounds of:
- 200 IM cruise then :30 rest (went 2:40s)
- 100 Free build to sprint then 1:00 rest (went 1:02/1:02/1:04/1:04/1:01)
Assigned 6 x 200 Kick w/ fins (odds flutter or dolphin/evens all dolphin)
Well, I began to cramp in the first 100 of the first one, and removed my fins, then continued on doing the rest of them without fins. Didn't make the intervals, but I did get them done.
- #1/#2 @ 3:00
- #3/#4 @ 2:50
- #5/#6 @ 2:45
300 EZ and out
Well, I'm tired, and the coach suggested that I take one night off a week, at least for a little while until my body can fully build into these more intense, lengthier workouts. I agree with him, and have decided that tomorrow will be that day.