Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday swim

I had to take advantage of the holiday weekend pool quietness - and in fact I am delighted to learn that the gym is open on Monday, I have an evening work/dinner obligation but I might get in a late lunchtime swim if I finish my page quota in time...

This evening I had the lane entirely to myself for ten minutes, and after that was sharing only with a fully competent and quite fast breaststroker! It was excellent.

Unfortunately I ran out of time just at the end, so I missed the last 200 of the ladder, but it was otherwise quite lovely.

Warmup: 200 free, 200 back, 100 fly drill, 100 breast, 8 x 50 drill-swim (2 of each stroke in IM order)

Then most of Wendy's IM ladder (20 seconds rest when it made sense with regard to lanemate's position, less if not): 200 IM, 150 IM no free, 100 IM, 50 back, 50 back, 100 IM, 150 IM no free - then I was out of time so I just did 50 free and hopped out of the pool.


1850 yards total


Danielle in Iowa said...

So I'm not sure why this is, but in Iowa, MLK day is pretty much not a holiday. There isn't class, but my roommate (who works at a county hospital in PR) has work and there isn't even a question of if the gym will be open!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a lovely swim! It is such a pleasure to share a lane in those circumstances.

alisha said...

Interesting. I agree with you totally. Furthermore I have another point to add. I think its essential that children today have a friendly and good swim instructor to guide them along. So that they will take to the hobby with delight, rather than find it a useless skill. But then again, most kids always love swimming afterall.