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Monday, June 10, 2013 5:15-7:00pm

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I got home from work, checked the team calendar on the computer to confirm that practice was at 6:30pm this week, and realized that I was a week off. Still at 5:00 this week. I'll be lucky to make it to the start of practice daily this week, but I'll do what I can. Work work work...I just can't wait for September when it's all over and I'm back to 40 hours a week or so.


Started a little late:

Warmup
got in a 200 Free (they did something like a 600 going 50 Free/50 V-Sit - glad I missed that stuff in LCM!!)
(200/200)

Kick Set:
8 x 150 SDK on back w/ long fins @ 2:30
Finally a respectable interval. I was able to actually come to the end and be able to talk with people before having to leave again.
(1200/1400)

3 x 300 Free Pull @ LIFO Desc. 1-3 & also 3 stroke breathing
(900/2300)

6 x 50 Fly Drill @ coach's sendoff
  • 4 - going 50 Right arm, then 50 Left arm
  • 2 going 1-2-1 drill (one stroke right, 2 regular, one left, 2 regular - only breathe on the regular)

8 x 50 Fly Max Rest @ 1:20 - not sure what I was holding, but I felt really good on these. Held a 2-up, 1-down breathing pattern. Led the group...Fly is about the only thing I'm good at in LCM!
(700/3000)

200 EZ
(200/3200)

8 x 150 (50 Stroke FAST, 50 Free EZ, 50 Free FAST)
- 3 Back, 3 Breast, 2 Free
(1200/4400)

4 x 50 Sprint Choice (did all Free) @ 1:30
(200/4600)

200 EZ and out

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4800 LCMeters


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Over the weekend I also signed up for the Sandpoint, Idaho Longbridge Swim - 1.76 miles straight across the lake, following the bridge. August 3 is the date. 1.2 miles across the water, and then .5 mile along the shoreline to the finish. www.longbridgeswim.com if anyone wants to sign up. This I believe is the largest OW swim in the northwest. Last year I believe we cleared 900 swimmers or so!!

I also bought a new wetsuit with an awesome coupon code for about 60% savings discount. $400 down to $180!!!! Can't beat that for sure, and it's way better than the cheapo "casual" wetsuit I used last year. That cheapo one just felt like it was dragging me down, and I almost wanted to strip it off and leave it in the lake during the swim. This year should be different.

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Comments

  1. pwb's Avatar
    Enjoy the Long Bridge. I guess I didn't remember they allowed wetsuits as, when I did it, it was a USMS National Championship event. I've still got to sneakily plan another summer vacation with my family around there so I can do it again!
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    It's always the first weekend in August...about the warmest time for that lake. They allow wetsuits since it's just a "fun swim" anyway. It was only restricted when USMS got involved that one year. Glad I wasn't in there. I'm a warm water type of guy. 70 is pushing it for me to go "naked".