11-05-09 got one out of two workouts in
by, November 5th, 2009 at 10:18 PM (1090 Views)
Folsom Aquatic Center
2x100FR, 2x100 BK
(Did a segment of Chris's workout from the 28th of Oct. I swam this as a recovery swim)
300FR on 4:15 ...on 5:00
200IM on 3:30
100BK on 2:00
300IM on 5:00 (done as s/d/d or d/d/s)
200BK on 3:20
100FR on 1:25
(added about 10-15 seconds to change goggles to vanquisher plus for backstroke, between each set...outdoor pool, bright sun.)
Very very sore and had a hard time with making the intervals...
Since it was intended to be a recovery w/o, I didn't sweat it.
Folsom is a warmer pool @ 80 degrees (warmer than my home pool; Union Mine) by about 2 degrees and its 7 ft deep end to end. The bottom markers are not equidistant so the far end you have to take an extra stroke before the turn, otherwise you will turn and No Wall! They have lockers, benches and hot individual showers!
Ever since Union Mine got its boiler replaced, they have been keeping the temp at around 77-78, the thermometer says 80, but it lies! If you don't keep moving, you will get cold. One of the master swimmers started a petition to turn up the heat a degree or two, a lot of people have signed, so hopefully the powers that be will warm it up a bit.
I wanted to make this evenings AQUM workout, but I decided to feed the horses, goats, dog and cats, then take out the trash, which requires driving up a gravel road. By the time I hit the road, it was too late Kind of senseless to arrive late to practice, then have to rush out so I'm not late for work.
Job search is not so good, my current boss asked if I could relocate to Dallas. Dallas Aquatic Masters has 6 pools to choose from, pretty cool...However, my wife has an excellent job, I have a Junior in High school and I'm a native Californian; I could never give up my Pacific ocean, Sierra Nevada mountains, American River and cold local pool!