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Saturday, February 23, 2013

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by , February 23rd, 2013 at 08:29 PM (3041 Views)
SCY@Catalina Isle Community HOA Pool (1 Length/12.5 yards)
Air temp of 74, pool at 78, 100% water clarity.
Sunny sky with humidity at 75%

Warm Up
250 FR Kick, build 100-100-50
250 FR Kick w/EVF Scull, build 100-100-50

*Set 1*
2(250 FR-K/bd, 250 FR/snorkel)
Build 250 by 100-100-50

*Set 2*
2(250 BR-K, 250 BR)
Build 250 by 100-100-50

*Set 3*
2(250 DK/bd, 300 FLY DR/S as 8(12.5/RA, 12.5/LA, 12.5/FAST)

*Set 4*
4(4x12.5 AFAP on :30 RI, 1:00 Rest)
a round each of FR, BR, FLY, FR

Warm Down

Moderate recovery session, there is some arm and shoulder tenderness remaining from quality workout yesterday. Later my daughter, the little movie director, showed up with camcorder to do a video session and did the rest of the workout with me. I took video of her swimming freestyle (also her shallow water handstands), and then we went home to make breakfast for everyone.

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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    It sounds like a great day. Special times with your "little director" and I bet you will both have some great memories out of something so simple. That's awesome.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Really 12.5 yards per length? I get dizzy in lifetime's 16.7 yard pool; I can't imagine shorter.
  3. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Really 12.5 yards per length? I get dizzy in lifetime's 16.7 yard pool; I can't imagine shorter.
    Yes, you are quite right, it certainly is a small pool with limited training value. However it allows me to conveniently get wet on weekends with minimal impact to our family life.

    Except for summer, the water is always under 80, and is well maintained. I can do a lot of kicking and underwater swimming. When swimming at base pace or doing drills, I do open turns. If doing AFAP 25s, I will do one length underwater as relevant to the stroke and return one length swimming directly from the wall. When doing 12.5 swims, no underwater swimming, right into the stroke.

    When we first moved in, I snobbishly avoided that little pool, then upon missing too many swim days due to weather, work and family activities, I had to make the best of it, and now actually enjoy being there early mornings all to myself or with my daughter.