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Lunch Bunch

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by , May 31st, 2013 at 08:41 AM (101 Views)
My team started a new practice time a few days ago. They call it Lunch Bunch and it is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:15-12:15. We now have 15 work-outs each week. Since my office is about two blocks from the pool, I decided to try it out. There were 4 of us there, including the coach. I swam with our coach.

Thursday May 30

500 (200 free/100 IM/200 free)
700 (alternate 100 kick/100 pull/100 swim for 12 minutes)
25 fly on 25
50 free on 1:00
25 fly/25 free on 50
50 free 1:00
25 fly /25 free/25 back on 1:15
50 free 1:00
25 fly/25 free/50 back on 1:40
50 free 1:00
25 fly/25 free/50 back/25 breast on 2:05
50 free 1:00
25 fly/25 free/50 back/50 breast on 2:30
50 free 1:00
25 fly/25 free/50 back/50 breast/25 free on 2:55
50 free 1:00
25 fly/25 free/50 back/50 breast/50 free on 3:20
50 free 1:00

2500 yards

I really enjoyed this set. As is clear from the pattern, it was supposed to be add up to a 200 IM. I didn't feel like doing the 50s fly so I just did fly/free for the first 50s.

I am not sure when I will swim again. I go in for my second cycle of chemotherapy today. I will get some of the medications in the infusion center and then come home with a home infusion pump for a 40 hour infusion of one of the medications. I feel like I am starting this cycle at a better place than the first cycle (when I was admitted semi-emergently to the hospital to start so I am a better mentally prepared for today).

Keep your fingers crossed!!

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  1. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    I will keep you in my thoughts. Glad you were able to get in a swim going into this. The lunchtime workout options sounds great--I'm still waiting for my team to add a mid-day workout!
    I'm glad you are blogging about your experiences--hope it helps to know that you have fellow swimmers from all over wishing you all the best and sending good wishes your way.
  2. Water Rat's Avatar
    I think it's amazing what you are going through and with such a great attitude. I'm so glad that swimming provides such satisfaction for you. And you can say *$#(@ to cancer in the process.
  3. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Wishing you all the best. It's real inspiring to read your blog. You have such a great attitude. Thanks so much for sharing your story and continue to keep us posted.