Thursday, March 27, 2014

Band-aid Battlefield

I know I've said this before, but I LOVE Northwest Recreation Center. That entire facility is clean when I get there in the morning.  Especially the pool.  The bottom of the pool doesn't have sand, garbage, or band-aids floating around in it.

Some other pools I swim in are filled with band-aids along the bottom.  Swimming over them it's like a band-aid battlefield.  Sometimes there's plastic bottles at the bottom of the deep end or once I dug up an old combination lock.  But not at Northwest. This morning however I did see one band-aid floating along the bottom and I dove down and fetched it out.  Kind of felt obligated since its so immaculate there.

Little do people know about NWRC.  One of the Band-aid battlefields I sometimes visit just won City Weekly's Best Swimming facility in Salt Lake.  Maybe I'm just too sensitive to dirty, hot pools.

This morning I scripted this workout before leaving the house:

500 free warmup
800 - 400 kick with fins, 100IM, 100 Drill, 100 IM, 100 free
2400 - 12 x 200's :10ri (fast, easy, IM, kick, pull, back)
1500 - 3 x 5 x 100's free on 1:20, 1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:50 (since that last one is so slow, no extra rest between sets)
400 - 8 x 50's IM order on :50 - First 4 easy, second 4 fast
1000 pull focus on early hand pull and forearm involvement.
600 - 8 x 75's kick fins alt flutter/dolphin/font/back
100 easy warmdown

7,300 yards total in 2:00




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