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Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!

Friday, September 6, 2013 9:00-10:15am

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I'm starting to enjoy these early morning swims. I get there at the beginning of the late morning/lunch swim (9:00-1:00pm), and can always get a lane to myself. It's so vacant that everyone is that way though, and at times there are open lanes. The water walkers in the open area of Lane 1 & 2 actually outnumber us at times.

This also marks another day in history. I'm back up to 3 practices in a single week!! I haven't been this waterlogged since the end of July!


400 Free
200 SDK w/ short fins on back
400 Free Pull

10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (went ~ :53s)

10 x 150 @ 2:20 (25 Fly Drill, 25 Fly Swim up-tempo, 100 Free EZ) - went ~ 1:55-2:00
not extremely grueling, but enough to make my body question what my mind was thinking.

4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:30
4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:25
4 x 100 Free Swim @ 1:20
just EZ swimming all of these around 1:15s/100


4300 Yards - not sure what happened today, but I made it well over 3K.

It's nice to just get out and swim, without trying to pressure myself with making extreme intervals, or having a bunch of upcoming meets to worry about. I still have that internal drive keeping me going, though not sure what I'm aiming for now.

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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    How is the new job going? I am glad you are having fun in the pool.
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    How is the new job going? I am glad you are having fun in the pool.
    I do like where I'm at now. The over $4 per hour difference that I'm making now vs. the former job is a definite plus. The work is harder, I have to stay more on top of things, but to a point it's more relaxed as well. When the shift is done, you just finish, go home, and the next shift of maintenance comes in and takes over like nothing. So if you don't get something completed, you just inform the next guy, and he takes over. I will be getting a lot of overtime, and I've been told that soon I won't be liking my schedule. Sounds like I'll be working A LOT and at times when I'd love to have the day off but won't have the opportunity. It's nice to be at the bottom of the barrel in a union organization. But, the pay is great, and financially we should be a lot more stable than before...wondering if we'd even get the bills covered month to month.

    ....and I have time to relax in the pool in the mornings.