Happy Thanksgiving, 11-25-21

A quick note to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We're eating with friends and family. It will be a fairly simple dinner as the desserts were made yesterday. May you have many blessings today and always.

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Hour swim workout, SCAQ Wednesday, 11-24-21

My plan was to swim alone today, but I had my swim times mixed up. I thought I'd signed up for noon when, in fact, I'd signed up for 9 a.m. (I was baking these lovely cookies at 9 a.m.) Luckily, SCAQ has a Wednesday noon workout at this pool. I signed up on the spot...

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Hour swim workout, SCAQ Tuesday, 11-23-21

It's been a long time since I've swam one of Rada's workouts. I have to admit to missing them and her as a coach. I also got to swim with some friends (Rachel, April, and Michael). It's always a good day when that happens. All but the 75s were slower intervals than I...

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50-minute swim workout, Monday long course IM day, 11-22-21

Long course is not nearly as much fun to swim on my own. Perhaps it's because I'm not used to the distance, but, also, I like the variety of short course. With long course, all of the workouts are denominations of 50, of course. Also, this was the first day without a...

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1 hour swim workout, SCAQ Sunday, 11-21-21

Coach Bill always gives workouts that pushes us just a bit further than we think we can go. Thankfully, someone else led, and I was able to draft. LOL It's odd, but I can easily swim 3 x 100s on the 1:30 in short course yards, but 3 x 100s on a 1:35 in long course...

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55-minute swim workout, Saturday mix, 11-20-21

One more workout with this pull buoy (tomorrow--long course. It should be fun.), and I'll be reintroducing kicking again. Never did I ever think I'd say I'd miss kicking. LOL I have. We'll see how it goes, though, when kicking is once again a reality. It was really a...

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Flawed or evil characters, Round Robin, November 20, 2021

Flawed or evil characters, Round Robin, November 20, 2021Flawed or evil characters inhabit a number of my books. Although I don’t depend on such characters to move the plot forward for every story, they are required for some of them. It all depends on the story, what...

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55-minute swim workout, Friday sprint-ish day, 11-19-21

So, there isn't really sprinting with a pull buoy for me (kind of like fly), but I try. However, you can make this a sprint workout if you are able to do it the way it was intended. Alas, I wasn't, but I tried. LOL Adjust as needed. 55-minute swim workout, Friday...

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55-minute swim workout, Thursday pull, 11-18-21

I thought I'd posted this, but I apparently hadn't. I think this is pretty self-explanatory. And, no, I didn't get faster by round, in case you were wondering. LOL Adjust as needed. 55-minute swim workout, Thursday pull500 warmup (~7:15 min) Warmup set (550 yds, 8:45...

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55-minute swim workout, Wednesday distance pull, 11-17-21

I've done this set before, but not with a pull buoy. The first three distances in the pyramid set are still part of the warmup set, which is why the intervals are slightly slower. As my toe is improving, I'll probably start kicking come Sunday or Monday. For the next...

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