Saturday, June 15, 2013

Becky's homecoming

This morning I got to NWRC and did Andy's workout:

1000 - 400 free, 4 x 100's free, 4 x 50's alt free/kick
1,200 - 4 x 300's pull - free, build, free, neg split on 4:00
800 - 4 x 200's - free, free/drill/free/drill by 50 repeat x 2
400 - 4 x 100's free pull strong
200 - 4 x 50's sprint on 1:00
200 easy

3,800 yards total in 1:10

Afterwards I went to the art sore and got some foam core and applied the map that I plotted based on her spot GPS.  I took the kids to the Sail-fest where Ron gave Oliver, Sam, Isaac, Jonas and myself out on his sailboat.  It was a blast.  Ron had me at the helm for most of the time.  It was pretty cool.  So many terms that I didn't have a clue about, but I was learning.  Pretty cool that you travel on water using wind power.  Wish we could do that on the road!

Becky is interviewed by Fox13 while Lindsay films for her
documentary which she is hoping to be completed later
at the end of this summer. 
When I got back Cathi was already there from arriving after running her marathon.  I transferred the tired kids to her and stayed to watch Becky arrive.  But by the time I had got to my car, and finished getting
everything ready, she was already at the boat ramp.  Fox 13 showed up and gave her an interview.  It will be on the news on Sunday, June 16th.  She gave a great interview and I was loving that she was wearing the "Got Salt" shirt that I gave her last night out on Antelope Island.

What I don't get is that nobody has never kayaked even one full length, and she did a double.  That's like Capt Webb, turning around at France and swimming back.  After he did his single EC crossing, it took 86 years for the first double crossing to be completed.    So the concept of doubling up on a world record at the same time is completely over the top!
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