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by , October 24th, 2016 at 09:51 PM (27 Views)
Monday AM masters swim workout @ Nitro

w/u sets:
300 swim
300 kick
300 swim
300 pull
300 swim

main, 3 rounds:
2 x 100 kick @ 2:00
2 x 100 swim @ 1:50
50 stroke
50 easy

6 x 50, did as 3 @ :50, 3 @ :55

200 easy

TTL: 3500m

water felt almost chilly, but after my swimming adventures from the weekend, I found it very refreshing.
I really liked the long warm-up, was perfect for me.
shared a LCM lane with 1 other, a gal I hadn't seen for a while. was nice to swim and chat a bit.

I had a work meeting in the SW part of town. rather than drive home in Austin's rush hour traffic, I finally made it over to...
Barton Spring Pool!

calling it a pool is a bit of a stretch; it does have concrete sides, but most of the bottom is just rocks. there's quite a bit of plant life, and of course it is home to the Barton Springs Salamander.

I briefly chatted with the lifeguard before I got in. He said water temp was 73F (air was low 80s at 4:30pm). He also told me that from his stand to the dam was about 200m.

I did 5, "laps,", where to dam + back was 1 lap:
* did 3, then maybe 5 min break
* another 2

So TTL about 2000m

I'm glad I finally made it there, and it it has an interesting vibe. very relaxing. and there was a little traffic coming home after, but it just didn't seem so bad.

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  1. pwb's Avatar
    I remember going there in the summer time and not swimming much. We were always so fried from training that we really used the springs as a place to cool off. I really do need to get back there and do a proper swim!

    You had a huge weekend of swimming. Congrats.
  2. Karl_S's Avatar
    What a great opportunity to do a SLC 800 IM (SLC = "super long course").
  3. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    What a great opportunity to do a SLC 800 IM (SLC = "super long course").
    They should have had that event when Nationals was here in Austin a few years ago

    Let me know when you want to come do it, I'll time for you
  4. ourswimmer's Avatar
    I used to live right by there. If you go in the very early morning, the fish are out. I assume they're trout but what do I know? It's very peaceful, in contrast to the mob scene on a hot weekend afternoon.