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Alex's swim journal

It's a journey: musings on art, literature, life... and occasional notes on training.

  1. From Machu Picchu to my local piscina

    by , January 22nd, 2017 at 01:22 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    I mentioned going to Per in the first week of January. Here is where I spent Epiphany, El Da de los Reyes (January 6):

    The altitude at Machu Picchu (around 7k feet if I remember correctly, a little more than a mile above sea level) was a piece of cake after spending several days in Cuzco (two miles above sea level). Coming back to sea level, where we take breathing for granted sometimes, has also meant coming back to the busy-busy of the office... so I haven't been in to swim except on the weekends.

    Last week I got in a 3000-yarder on Saturday, and 3200 on MLK holiday. Yesterday I did 2K. Just have to keep getting in when I can, not pay attention to the slow times, and hopefully in a month or so as the busy season (for me at least) starts to wind down, be able to get into the pool more than a couple of times a week.
  2. Wuh?

    by , January 2nd, 2017 at 03:57 PM (Alex's swim journal)
    It's been more than a year since I've posted... wuh? Guess things have been crazy busy. Tomorrow I'm headed to Per for the rest of the week and through the weekend... Maybe a swim at altitude in Cuzco.

    Swimming has been very sporadic, so I'm way out of shape. Today I got in and did:


    10 x 200 free on 4:00 (alt. fr/pull w/buoy)