Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Yes, that is what I have named the One Hour Swim. Having done it just once in my entire swim career, I think it is appropriate to call it LHD instead of OHS. And I love distance. I would rather swim 4 miles in cold, choppy ocean water than swim an hour in a 25 yard pool. I'd rather bike an hour in 40 degree weather (okay, people, that is COLD for me) than do this. But I ran into Frank Wuest this week, and he asked me if I was doing it. Frank coordinates the LHD for New England Masters, and right now NEM is going for the top spot nationally. So when I told him no, I wasn't doing it, he simply told me a story about how he is having surgery in 2 weeks for a torn rotator cuff and that he is kicking for an hour. Shame hath no equal. So I'll do it, but I'll do it MY way. And E2 (who I really want to call Y tu?) is doing it with me as a workout. Stay tuned for a fun LHD workout. The moral of the story is that YOU TOO can do this!
6 x 50 drill/swim 1-3 stroke, 4-6 free
4 x 100 on 1:45
4 x 75 reverse IM :20r
3 x 400 on 6:00 (Hubbard and Joel did IM)
3 x 300 on 4:30 (first one fast, second negative split, third easy)
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The most noticeable difference in returning to Boston from Key West is not the 50 degree temperature differential or the three hour difference in the time I wake up. It's the footwear and outerwear. In Key West, everyone has on flip-flops, even babies wear them. And when people don't wear flip-flops, they go barefoot. Here in Boston, the hallmark of the winter culture is the puffy coat. Everyone has them. Long, short, thick, thin - doesn't matter. As evidence of this, five out of six people in line for coffee today had on a puffy coat. When the temperature dropped to 10 degrees today, out came my puffy coat. But it was flip-flop warm in the pool today, but much more painful than walking down Duval Street.
5 x 100 free
25 br/25 free
4 x 150 pull hypoxic (9,3,7) on 2:40
2 x 400 swim on 6;30
1 x 400 IM or 50stroke/50free
1 x 400 fast