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If the daffodils are not complaining about this cold weather

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then I guess I shouldn't either.

I swam the morning workout with AG masters. It was a fun and calm workout, with cheerful lanemates. We were only 5 in a LC lane, which felt luxuriously spacious to me. (Funny how that would have seemed horribly crowded when I was down in Florida, where everyone routinely had their own lane.) Here’s what we did:

1000 LCM warmup

4 x 50 FR desc. @ 1:00

3 x thru (ST = FL on round 1, BK on 2nd round, BR on 3rd round)
250 FR
50 ST
2 x 100 IM
2 x 100 ST

10 x 80m @ 2:00 (start at flags, swim to flags at far end and flip turn w/o wall, sprint back to flags, then vertical kick w/ arms out of water until start of next 80) [this was fun but hard, especially with tired legs from the previous stroke set]

4 x 100 kick alt. 25 easy/25 fast @ 3:00

200 warmdown

I got some good FR stroke tips from Coach Marco. I worked on relaxing my hands and wrists more on my FR recovery. I also experimented with ending my pull a bit earlier—this seemed to not only make the recovery easier, but also make doing a 6-beat kick feel more natural.

In the late morning I did a rowing workout with my husband. He wanted me to look at his form and give him some pointers before the next rowing class, so I did. Here’s what we rowed:

4 minutes rowing drills

2 min. easy row / recovery

10 min. warmup row [descended this to about 2:15 pace for last minute]

2 min. easy row

5-minute piece [avg. 2:15 pace]

2 min. easy row

3 x (2-minute piece, 2-min easy row), desc. [2:12, 2:11, 2:08]

2 min. easy row

3 x (1-minute piece, 2-min easy row), desc. [2:04, 2:03, 1:58]

4 min. warmdown


I wasn’t sure how I would feel doing the rowing workout so soon after the swimming, but it was ok. My times were not as fast as last week when I went into the workout fresh, but I got in some good work and was pleased.

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