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07/08/13 - Monday workout

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Swam w/ Dave, Dave and Sam. Pretty wild weekend. The short of it is that we have 4 Latvian orphans living with us now. We kind of became a foster home after a badly devised "pre-adoption" didn't pan out very well. Cute kids but masters of the "I don't understand English" game in order to get away with stuff. The more I learn Russian, the more I find out they know more English than they are letting on. After 2 days, I'm pretty attached to them. It is going to be hard to let them go at the end of the month. But for now, they are in a much better situation. There are three more brothers/sisters still in Latvia. If anyone wants and instant family, I know where to find one!


600 Warm up

1 x 100 - 1:30, 1st 25 fly
3 x 100 - 1:20
2 x 100 - 1:30, 1st 25/1st 50 fly
3 x 100 - 1:20
3 x 100 - 1:30, 1st 25/1st 50/1st 75 fly
3 x 100 - 1:20
4 x 100 - 1:30, 1st 25/1st 50/1st 75/100 fly
3 x 100 - 1:20
50 Easy
Normally we end this on the 100 fly. I think Dave modified it to squeeze out 5000 yards for the total workout. I finished the 100 fly on about 1:25 and pushed off for the 1st of the last 3 100s feeling pretty rotten. But I was able to recover in there somewhere and finish the last 100 on 1:10.

4 x 75 - 1:20 Fly/bk/br
10 x 75 - 1:15, 1st 25 hard kick
Quick break for putting on fins
10 x 100 Up/down kick w/ fins - 1:30 (:05)
Only had 15 minutes left before the swim team was coming in so I threw fins on and dropped the interval from 1:40 (:10) to 1:30 (:05) and added fins.

100 Cool down

(5000 Total)

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  1. rxleakem's Avatar
    We haven't done much fostering lately at my home, mainly respite. We'll pick up an exchange student from South Korea in late August for the upcoming school year. Good luck with your little ones.
  2. pmccoy's Avatar
    Thanks! And I hope all goes well with your exchange student. We are supposed to have one coming from China but the government has been very slow in getting the student visa paperwork done. Maybe mid-schoolyear.