Friday, April 26, 2013

Laying down some smack!

Imagine how unsatisfying a world record holder would feel if his record was never even attempted to be broken.  Would the glory of Ram Barkai's ice mile even capture anyone's attention outside of South Africa, or Capt. Webb's channel crossing fame even last a generation if nobody ever duplicated the feat?  There are lots of big deals out there that simply go unnoticed.

There is a virtual open water race that has gone unchallenged far too long!!!  Today I'm going to give glory to the record holder by attempting to beat his time.  The two main attributes of those who have a shot at this record are three fold:

  1. Speed in the water.
  2. Mental determination
  3. Guts
I keep hearing from lots of "men" out there how gross certain water is.  And I've been guilty of this myself as well.  Suck it up people!  Don't give in to your girly ways of thinking.  This doesn't mean to throw reason out the window, instead I encourage you to think rationally.  Bountiful lake water has been proven to be quite safe.  Throw your irrational fears out the window.  Bountiful Lake is not the cleanest water in the world, but it certainly is swimmable.

The current record of this virtual open water race is held by Josh Green which was set nearly two year back!  Sure there are many guys in Utah who possess attribute number 1 above.  But that alone won't break the record.  I call upon you fast swimmers in Utah, to make your mark.  Don't be satisfied with only fast swims in chlorinated water, or crystal clear open water.  Man up!

This morning I slept in, and it felt great!  I got to the pool at 6:45 and did the following which Andy put up on the white board the day before since he is out for the weekend:

300 swim
200 - 4 x 50's stroke/free
200 kick
300 pull
300 - 4 x 75's build
200 fast (got 2:23)
4 x 100's build on 1:30
200 fast (got 2:20)
300 pull
300 - 4 x 75's kick (dolphin, flutter, dolphin by 25)
300 - 4 x 75's stroke/free/stroke by 25
100 easy
500 pull 
300 swim
200 - 4 x 50's stroke/free
200 kick
300 pull
400 - 100 easy, 100 sprint (1:07), 100 easy, 100 fast (1:10)

5,000 yards total in 90 minutes
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