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Spin, fly & f(l)ail

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by , February 4th, 2015 at 09:15 PM (83 Views)
Had my first great spin/cycle class at the JCC on Tuesday where I felt like I was able to push hard and generally stay in alignment with the direction of the class. I also figured out my seat/handlebar/saddle alignment and did much better on the 'out of the saddle' work. I was a shaky, jellow-y mess of legs walking back home, but it was a great workout.

I made it down to Mesa today to grab a noon-time swim with the team there. Paul Smith was coaching and it was 'flyover Wednesday' where the main set was a series of 3 rounds of 25 fast - 25 easy, 50 fast - 50 easy, 75 fast - 75 easy, 100 fast - 100 easy. All the fast was fly and the first round was swim, second round was supposed to be swim w/fins and third round was kick. I performed well on the first round and was happy to see 0:30, 0:46, 1:03 on the 50, 75 and 100. My calves cramped up majorly, though, as I tried to swim the second round with fins and so I dropped them for the 75 and 100, but my times were much poorer at 0:48 and 1:04+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++.

Managed to grab a good lunch and talk swimming with Paul, Laura and Erin Shields afterwards. Erin's the meet director who runs everything Mesa does and makes pure magic happen for the Grand Prix/Pro Swim Series. This threesome does so much for the sport (and Paul does a lot for water polo, as well), so it was a treat to "talk swim shop" with them. It also got me excited about the upcoming April event - http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDe...spx?TabId=2396. I really hope my work and life travel schedule permits me to be there as much as I have the last two years.

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  1. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    Totally off subject... Your JCC looks sooo nice and new!! at least I think it was your JCC you had a picture of..brown brick building?...nice!! good to hear youre having a nice time and awesome workout!! the Flyover Wednesday looks to be challenging.. sorry to hear about the leg cramp.. hope youre well soon!!
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Katia J Hoberman
    Totally off subject... Your JCC looks sooo nice and new!! at least I think it was your JCC you had a picture of..brown brick building?...nice!!
    Yes, the JCC is awesome - http://www.vosjcc.org/. I have lived here for 10 years and never really seriously considered the JCC as a "gym" until this year. I feel like I missed out on a decade of great and convenient workouts!
  3. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    That's awesome! I practically live at my JCChttp://ERJCC, wish it was as nice. It is home away from home there with the workout facility and indoor pool.