60-minute swim workout, SCAQ Sunday, 8-1-21

El Segundo is open after being closed for Junior Olympic Water Polo. While I like swimming at my local pool, El Segundo gives us 60 minutes and it’s earlier in the day by an hour. Weekends are family time, so earlier doesn’t interfere as much with that. I was a little...

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50-minute swim workout, Friday sprint, 7-30-21

Well, I felt the double workout from yesterday today. It gave me a new appreciation for the Olympic swimmers, all of them, but especially Katie Ledecky. The commentators estimated she’d swim 30 miles by the end of her Olympic journey this week. (Eep!) I realize this...

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50-minute swim workout, round 2, 7-29-21

Second round. Surprisingly easy. Surprisingly not as hard as I expected. I'm sure I'll be ready to crash. Actually, I'm already feeling it. There could be a nap in my future. Or not. I'll never get to bed tonight if I do that. Anyway, it was a good set. Different, not...

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50-minute swim workout, mid distance Wednesday, 7-28-21

Although I had a time slot for yesterday, I decided to stay home and nap. I think I’ve been a little burnt out and just needed a day to recoup. So, I was back at it today and it was a good swim. Remember all that talk about flexibility and finding my zen? Yeah, well,...

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50-minute swim workout, a cluster, 7-26-21

Today . . . ah, today. Let’s just say I swam. That I managed to get 2900 yards is a miracle of its own. What went wrong? I shared with 2 people. One was really, really slow; the other was slow, but, every time the man caught up with the really slow person, he’d turn...

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50-minute swim workout, sprint Friday, 7-23-21

Today was sprint day. Every subset of the main one is meant to be pushed. My goal was to sprint hard and maintain the same speed of the first 100/75/50 through to the last one. It gets a little harder the further into the workout you get. The easy 50s were to give me...

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50-minute swim workout, stroke technique day, 7-22-21

Today was a littler more challenging than the others. One person in my lane was slightly slower; the other person was a lot slower. When you have three swimmers with three disparate speeds, it makes things a bit hard on all three swimmers. The slowest swimmer had the...

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50-minute swim workout, mid-distance Wednesday, 7-21-21

Met another young woman today. Once again, she didn’t think she could swim as fast as we did. She thought her intervals were going to be 1:45. Oh, no, she was much stronger than she thought. I love it when that happens. And, although the young man swimming with us was...

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50-minute swim workout, Tuesday “fun” day, 7-20-21

While today was short on yardage, it was big on fun. I swam with two young women who’re around my speed (well, one is significantly faster, but needs to work her cardiovascular endurance. If she did that, she’d dust me more than she already does.) But it was fun...

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