Thursday, March 17, 2011

Swim Safety Device

Swim Safety Device (SSD)
It seems like Josh Green and I have an ESP thing going.  Often we're thinking the same thing and it's kind of freaky.  Last week Josh brought a Swim Safety Device(SSD) to the Bountiful Lake swim last Thursday.  I was a little bugged cause I bought two of them a few days earlier and and I got one for him as a gift.  So I figured instead I'd give one away as an incentive to anyone who is registered for the GSL swim before April 15th.  

I took it out of the very cheesy cover (which is basically a ziplog bag) and tried it out, but didn't swim with it.  Seems pretty good.  This thing would have come in handy last year when we were at GSL and it was so windy that it blew our stuff all over the beach and half our stuff was gone when we got back.

Today's swim was tough!  My shoulders were achy, but not in pain.  The muscles in my upper back and neck are stiff.  I could use a massage.  Anyhow I stuck with today's plan and got in exactly what I wanted:

1000 yards free
600 - 6 x 100's odd one arm fly, even free drill straight no rest
1000 - 5 x 200's kick with fins no rest
1200 - 4 x 300's free on 4:30
The fast lady got in the next lane over.  I was trying to keep her from gaining on me, and I was only successful at getting about a foot per 50 gain on her.  
1200 - 3 x 400's free on 6:00
1000 - 2 x 500's tempo trainer on 15:00
600 - 1 x 600 breast/back/free alternate by 100 no rest
600 - 1 x 600 breast/back/free alternate by 100 no rest
1000 - 2 x 500's pull free on 14:00
1200 - 3 x 400's free on 6:00
1200 - 4 x 300's free on 4:30
1000 - 5 x 200's pull on 2:55
600 - 6 x 100's odd one arm fly, even free drill straight no rest
1000 free easy

12,400 yards total

I stopped at BL on the way home from work yesterday and the temp read 47.8° so it's a little cooler than last week.  Swimming the half mile this afternoon.  It'll be good to go fast on this rather than hold back to stay together.
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