Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Swimming with Brandon Slaugh

This morning I woke up and looked at my watch.  4:20!  That's the time I need to be out the door, so I hustled and got to the pool just in time to start with everyone else.  Here's what we did:

When I got in Brandon Slaugh, current record holder for the Gridley Straight was in the lane.  I asked him about swimming it again this year and defend his title.  He politely declined.  I guess his experience with the salt last year was pretty traumatic for him.

Anyway, I shared a lane with him and we did the following:

600 warmup
400 - 8 x 50's kick with fins on :55
1600 - 4 x 400's free (1st one no stop, 2nd one broken into 2x200's :20ri, 3rd - 4 x 100's :10ri, 4th - 8 x 50's :5ri)
900 - 3 x 300's free finger paddles same pattern as above
400 - 2 x 200's free finger paddles same pattern
800 - 4 x 200 IMs pull on 3:00
400 - 4 x 100 IMs pull on 1:30
600 cooldown

Then did my own thing:
1000 kick with fins
2000 pull
2000 finger paddles
300 grandpa swimming


10,400 yards total in 3:10

I just realized that time is quickly coming to pass and there I often ponder on the many cases of "Next time...".

For instance:
Next time I watch conference, I will have swam the English Channel.
or
Next time I go to the dentist, I will have swam the English Channel.
or
By the time this box of cereal's best by date is reached, I will have swam the English Channel

Pretty exciting to think about.
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