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Downtown 4K

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by , March 31st, 2012 at 06:48 PM (116 Views)
While I wish I could've done my afternoon workout between prelims and finals here ...



... I was, instead, at the downtown Montreal YMCA...



... where I was able to share a surprisingly cool-watered lane with a lady who clearly did not understand that the word rapide means fast! I did workout #3 from the HVT thread and surprised myself by swimming rapide (for me):

  • Warmup sets:
    • 1 x 400: 100 free, 300 IM k/d/d
    • 4 x 100: on 1:40, descend from 1:15 to 1:07
    • 2 x 4 x 50: 3 on 0:45 @ fast pace (32/33), 1 easy on 1:00
    • 8 x 25: on 0:30, odds easy, evens fast IM order
    • 1 x 100: free easy

  • Main set: straight through
    • 6 x 125: on 2:05, hold RACE pace + 0:04 per 100 after flipping at the end ... made 1:25 target
    • 6 x 100: on 2:00, odds dolphin/flutter kick descend, evens easy back/breast swim
    • 6 x 75: on 1:20, hold RACE pace + 0:02 per 100 after flipping at the end ... made 0:50 target
    • 6 x 50: on 1:00, odds dolphin/flutter kick descend, evens easy back/breast swim
    • 6 x 25: on 0:35, hold RACE pace after flipping at the end ... made 0:16 target
    • 5 x 50: active recovery on 0:40, 0:45, 0:50, 0:55


TOTAL: 4,000 SCM

Commentary:

  • It's kind of not surprising that I swam as well as I did ... nothing really felt like I had to push too hard ... because I had Weds/Thurs off and yesterday's was a cruise workout ... but I'm still quite happy.
  • I'm going back for finals tonight at the Trials and excited to watch the women's 800 free.
  • It was a gorgeous day in Montreal. I wish that the outdoor pools at Parc Jean Drapeau had been open, the pools where I believe we'll swim 2014 Masters Worlds.

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  1. Celestial's Avatar
    Hey could you please tell us how you post your pics in the middle of the blog, and not as attachments? Sure makes your blog more fun to read!
  2. slknight's Avatar
    How exciting! I actually went to a meet there years ago - 1982 or so. But we didn't swim in the main pool; we swam in the warmup/training pool. I think it was parallel to the main pool through a glass wall or something. Is it still like that? My memory is fuzzy. It was a long time ago and I was young.
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial
    Hey could you please tell us how you post your pics in the middle of the blog, and not as attachments? Sure makes your blog more fun to read!
    Thanks. I'm sure there are simpler ways to do this, but someone told me this awhile ago:
    1) On the forums, click on User CP
    2) Scroll down in the User Control Panel and click on Pictures and Albums
    3) Add an album
    4) You'll then find a link to Upload a Picture; do that
    5) Once the picture uploads, it will have two links, a Picture URL and a BB Code. I have no idea what BB stands for, but, if you copy that text and just insert it into your blog post, the picture will appear like magic.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by slknight
    How exciting! I actually went to a meet there years ago - 1982 or so. But we didn't swim in the main pool; we swam in the warmup/training pool. I think it was parallel to the main pool through a glass wall or something. Is it still like that? My memory is fuzzy. It was a long time ago and I was young.
    Yes, the training pool is behind a wall underneath the main seating gallery off the main pool deck. The weird thing is that that training pool looks longer than 25 SCM, but is definitely not 50 LCM. I haven't asked anyone, but it seems a weird length.
  5. Celestial's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Thanks. I'm sure there are simpler ways to do this, but someone told me this awhile ago:
    1) On the forums, click on User CP
    2) Scroll down in the User Control Panel and click on Pictures and Albums
    3) Add an album
    4) You'll then find a link to Upload a Picture; do that
    5) Once the picture uploads, it will have two links, a Picture URL and a BB Code. I have no idea what BB stands for, but, if you copy that text and just insert it into your blog post, the picture will appear like magic.
    OK, I will try that! Thanks!
  6. eric.carlson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I have no idea what BB stands for, but, if you copy that text and just insert it into your blog post, the picture will appear like magic.
    "BB Code" is short for "Bulletin Board Code", a lightweight markup language that the blog server converts to HTML or XHTML. It lets you to enter *:

    [IMG ]http://www.usms.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=287&pictureid=2062[/IMG]

    and the server generates:

    <img src="http://forums.usms.org/picture.php?albumid=287&pictureid=2062" border="0" alt="">

    which the user's browser converts to:



    There isn't much of a difference between BB Code and X/HTML for an image, but BB Code is much less verbose for some markup.

    * Ignore the space between "IMG" and "]", it is there to prevent the server software from actually treating it as a BB Code.