An early celebration
by, November 21st, 2012 at 01:13 PM (776 Views)
Thanksgiving came early today as Rondi, John, and I celebrated the season with the traditional turducken set. The water was a mite cooler than on Monday, when I had deemed it too hot for a workout and just done some easy drills and practiced my backwards swimming. (How hot is too hot? If I stick my tongue out while Iím swimming and thereís no discernible difference between the temp of the pool water and the inside of my mouth, thatís too hot). But I was also better prepared, having brought both a lycra cap and my new creation, a cap into which I had cut ventilation holes, stegosaurus style:
O Holey Cap!
The latter worked well, and kept me from overheating during the following:
1000 lcm warmup (400s, 200k, 200p, 200d/s)
4 x 350 Turduckens, done as follows
100 FL / 50 BK / 50 BR / 50 BK / 100 FL
100 BK / 50 BR / 50 FR / 50 BR / 100 BK
100 BR / 50 FR / 50 FL / 50 FR / 100 BR
100 FR / 50 FL / 50 BK / 50 FL / 100 FR
After the turduckens, we all played around with backwards swimmingómy backwards backstroke is getting better, giving me hope that I can get my backwards 50IM time under 2:30--then I did the following short finishing set
2 x 200, odds FR w/ paddles, evens swim
That was it! Iíll see if I feel like another help of turduckens tomorrow (or maybe Iíll dream up the swimming equivalent of the veggiducken . . .) And the new hat style is definitely a keeper for those warm Riverbank mornings!