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Friday, November 22, 2013 9:40-10:40am

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19.54 miles (= 34,383 yards, = 31,440 meters) to next milestone (500 miles milestone).

I'm getting really darn close to the 500 Miles for GTD, but it's going to come down to the end as to whether or not I make it. Reasonably, I should be able to, but in real life it may not. My mother in law is headed back to El Salvador tomorrow evening, and not returning till after the new year (Isn't this everyone's dream...that their MIL is going away for a while???) Since she lives at home with us, she is able to watch my 4 year old while I am out an about being a swimmer (and other errands) in the mornings. Now I won't have that luxary, so I'll only be able to swim a few days a week if I'm lucky. That makes the next 20 miles of the journey a little interesting. I could always cheat on GTD (everyone knows that no one does that, right?)

I did a little extra today, kind of motivated by an elderly lady who joined my lane at the 2000 yard point of my workout. By looking at how she was going down the pool, I figured flutter kick w/ a board was about all the waves from me she was going to be able to handle...and there wasn't another "open" lane without forcing others into circle swimming...and while that was an option, there wasn't two other people who would be good candidates for circling with me...even at a slow pace.


Warmup:

200 Free
100 Flutter Kick w/ board
150 Free
100 Flutter Kick w/ board
100 Free
100 Flutter Kick w/ board
50 Free
100 Flutter Kick w/ board
(900/900)

"Main" set:

100 Free Pull @ 1:20
75 Free Pull @ 1:00
50 Free Pull @ :40
25 Free Pull @ :20
25, 50, 75, 100, 100, 75, 50, 25, 25, 50, 75, 100
On the 100s I was 1:05s, 75s was :48s, 50s, was :32s, 25s - whatever
basically a downhill, uphill, downhill, uphill
(1000/1900)

100 EZ - it was during this that the elderly lady came to my lane and asked to swim. What do I do? tell her "NO, go away!" Of course not. I let her start swimming to assess her swimming ability, and decided at that point that I was going to be kicking with a board. During the kick set she was doing sidestroke which took 1:45 to cover 25 yards of the pool. When she did crawlstroke, it was more like 1:00 per 25.

2nd Main Set: Kicking Fun!

8 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00
6 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ :55
4 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ :50
2 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ :45 (:43/:48) - still that's a 1:31 100 Kick at the end of a 1000!
made them all except the 20th one at the end. I pretty much held them around :46/:47 throughout the first 18, then went for it to see if I could make it.
(1000/3000)

100 EZ and out

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3100 Yards

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Comments

  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Nice kick set; I am sure the old lady appreciated you not drowning her. Your such a nice guy!
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Nice kick set; I am sure the old lady appreciated you not drowning her. Your such a nice guy!
    Thanks! It's another one of my "go-to" kick sets that I've done in the past. I just haven't done this since I started swimming solo again, and wasn't too sure if I'd be able to make it.