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Monday 1/27/14

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A little different type of w/o this evening. Quite a bit of drill stuff mixed in with some fast swims.

500 mix up
Kick w/fins still warming up
6 x through
--50 mod w/board @ 60
--2 x 25 SDK on back AFAP @ 30
100 swim

300 fast BUT every third 25 is 3/4 catch up
r/60
8 x 50 @ 50 fast breathe 1/5
300 fast BUT every third 25 is finger drag
r/60
8 x 25 sprint @ 30

6 x 75 drill r/10
--fly/bk/br by 25

4 x 75 with paddles r/10 done as
--25 mod/25 scull/25 fast
--went odds back/evens breast

3 x through (fl/bk/br by round)
--4 x 25 drill r/10
--75 build r/5
--25 sprint r/15
--repeat

100 w/d
3850

Not too bad. My back and breast feel pretty good considering my lack of pool time. Fly and free are a different story.

The big news here at the beach is the ice and snow that is apparently coming tomorrow. It was 56 out when I left practice tonight at 8:00. Our schools have already been canceled for tomorrow. I understand that much of the nation has been pounded with snow and and extremely cold temps. SC just isn't set up to handle that nasty stuff. We are expecting about .5" of ice and possibly 3" of snow. Wonder where I can buy a couple of sleds down here. I grew up in MI, and think it is kind of funny to see the city shut down for a small amount of old man winter.

I'm more accustomed to flip flops and board shorts.

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  1. ekw's Avatar
    There is much freaking out down here in Mobile. The public schools are closed today and tomorrow and several universities have done the same. The one I work for has only closed for today so far. I've got what may be tonsillitis so I am perfectly happy to stay home! It's funny to see the freakout about this but at the same time like you said we are just not prepared for this sort of thing. I'm glad not to have to drive if we do get ice accumulation - especially since we have a lot of bridges in the area.
  2. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Regarding sleds, there was an amusing article in our paper a few weeks back on the variety of objects people were using to slide down hills after a snowstorm. The clothes basket looks promising!

    http://nyti.ms/K75Ls0
  3. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    There is much freaking out down here in Mobile. The public schools are closed today and tomorrow and several universities have done the same. The one I work for has only closed for today so far. I've got what may be tonsillitis so I am perfectly happy to stay home! It's funny to see the freakout about this but at the same time like you said we are just not prepared for this sort of thing. I'm glad not to have to drive if we do get ice accumulation - especially since we have a lot of bridges in the area.
    I don't even know if the city has any salt down here. Stay home and get well. Watch the chaos from your couch.
  4. ekw's Avatar
    People used to steal trays from the dining hall to take to Forest Park for sledding whenever it snowed in college. I bet a kickboard would work...
  5. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swimsuit addict
    Regarding sleds, there was an amusing article in our paper a few weeks back on the variety of objects people were using to slide down hills after a snowstorm. The clothes basket looks promising!

    http://nyti.ms/K75Ls0

    Love the link! I really liked the "dangerous" catagory. We'll figure something out.
  6. __steve__'s Avatar
    Yeah, I lived in Ogden Utah for ten years. I remember driving up brief 10% grades in my 2 WD pickup on the way to class through the avenues. If I didn't have enough momentum, I wouldn't make it to the top and would slide several hundred yards back down, backwards. I never shoveled the snow either, I guess I was lazy. I would just go back and forth until I was free. The snow there is powdery though and just blows right off the car once your moving.

    Around here however, structurally things are not designed to handle ice build-up, we will have power problems, especially near oaks where power lines run through branches.
  7. knelson's Avatar
    We've had a warm and dry winter here in the west this year. I'm sure we'll get our comeuppance sometime!
  8. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    i work in the construction field and have been out measuring jobs most of the day. Almost ALL of the vehicles and people I see out and about are POW's (people outside working). Even on the ocean where the wind is always brutal. I little ironic isnt it?

    You are correct Steve. The loss of power is what I am worried about. At least during hurricane season the weather is warm/hot.

    Kirk, I am sure you are gonna get your fair share of winter eventually as well.

    This is South Carolina people. WTH?
    Updated January 28th, 2014 at 01:38 PM by joel schmaltz (Multi tasking)