Bad AM, Good PM, Tuesday, June 9
by, June 9th, 2009 at 06:12 PM (1473 Views)
Not the world's greatest morning ... Verizon Man was visiting the house for the second time in the last week to attempt to regain phone service. (I've barely had any service -- a problem with a 1921 house with an arcane wiring system.) Why do service providers only give you 4 hour windows? Once that was done, I headed out to bring Mini Fort the lunch she forgot. (Probably should have let her starve, but I was a softy as she had swim practice right after school.) As I was headed out from her middle school, I was rear ended by Crazy Lady. Crazy Lady didn't seem to understand the need to hand over her insurance information. Seriously, almost had to call the cops. Then I spent a large portion of the day getting repair estimates, fielding calls from Crazy Lady who suggested she "assist" me by taking my car to be fixed herself, and talking to the insurance company. What a hassle, but such is life sometimes.
The afternoon was much better:
700 variety warm up
10 x 25 back shooters, no fins
4 x 200 back @ 3:30
Didn't kill them, just trying to keep an even pace. If anyone has any suggestions for swimming a 200 back LC, happy to hear them. (Unfortunately, I'm in a heat with 2 of Mini-Fort's friends. Her team is not swimming this meet, and in any event, she absolutely cannot swim backstroke so little chance of her being in this event with me.)
8 x 50 flutter kick w/board @ 1:00
16 x 25
odds fast, 2 of each stroke
Wanted to swim about 500 more than that, but had to rush off to a post workout massage. It had been awhile! Had tight glutes, hammies and IT band. I'm using this as an excuse not to stretch this evening ...
Replacement monofin purchased.
I ordered this monofin from swimoutlet: http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/2183.htm. Thought I'd try this one, as I've been using the Finis Shooter for so long.
Breakfast: Oatmeal w/medium apple, blueberries
Lunch: Salad w/romaine, pomegranate seeds, crunchy sprouts, avocado, tomato, green onion, currants, chicken; peach
Snack: balance bar, banana, nectarine
Dinner: shrimp, green beans, salad, small scoop of Ben & Jerrys.