Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Last swim before Bear Lake....again.

20 x 50 on the :60
Most of my 50's I hit :40.  # 18 I got :38 and #19 I got :35 then last one was easy

That's it!

1000 SCY

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


First day of school today!  I was a bit distracted while swimming today...for some reason.

500 WU
1000 snorkel
500 swim easy  The last 50 I did 25 underwater the whole way then easy back to finish

2000 SCY

Monday, August 25, 2014


Went to the outdoor pool nearby.  Cloudy day so the air temp was in the mid 60's.  Felt nice.

2000 WU - Took a feed at lap 25.  Kept it under 5 seconds then went back to swimming.
1500 snorkel.  Harder pulls.  Found a good faster pace and held it.
2nd feed
1000 holding a strong pace.  Could feel my arms getting a bit tired but held on
500 1-4 desc. 5 easy, 6-9 desc 10 easy   4 and 9 were sprint.

100% positive my feed setup does not upset my stomach.  Good to know this.

5000 SCY

Friday, August 22, 2014

22Aug14 - GSL

Met with Josh and Lisa this morning at GSL.  I have not been there for several months so I was eager to go.
It was just the three of us and we decided to do a Gridley Straight.  It has been a LONG time since I've done one of those.  Felt good and decided to start fast and stay at a fast pace.  I focused on quick turnover more than perfect technique.  Surprisingly, I was able to stay about 20 yards behind Lisa.  She normally drops me fast.  Josh was CRUISING and was too far ahead to even bother trying to keep up with.  After about 3/4 of the first mile, I tired out and started to drop back slowly.  Finished the first mile to see those 2 like this...
Josh "napping"

Lisa "napping"
I saw Josh holding his camera at one point so I decided to look good.  If you dive deep on the recovery part of a butterfly stroke, the GLS really pushes you back up.  He got an amazing shot of my stroke.  You can tell by how far out of the water my chest is, how much extra lift the GSL gives you.
Now if I could only look this good for a mile straight!
Swam back then we were able to stop by a buoy that marked a sunken ship that belonged to Brigham Young.  Water was not clear so we could only feel.  Josh did a few dives down and his legs looked really silly.
Ended up with about 2 miles today.  Flies were plenty at the marina but out in the open, the lake was as beautiful as I remember when I think of her.
Another shot I took.  Sunrise swims are magical.  Who in their right mind would choose a pool in the afternoon over THIS???
Dammit, I am handsome!

2.1 miles OW


Easy day today.
1000 EASY.  Did a practice feed by having the lifeguard throw the bottle to me after 5 laps.  Drank it fast and did the rest of my set.

After work I went back to test out my goggles.  I have 2 pairs of reflector goggles and 2 clear.  Did one lap each to make sure there were no leaks.  I put new straps on all of them.  1 lap with each pair.

1200 total SCY

Monday, August 18, 2014


Work starts again today.  I received ZERO sympathy from my wife this morning as I left.  Summer is over.  Back to work.
Arrived at KEARNS around 0650.  Only took out my snorkel.

500 easy
1000 with snorkel
10 x 50 on the :55

At NO point did I push myself or make my arms or body tired.  I was there to feel the water.
I'll do around 1500 on Wed then that is it.

2000 SCY

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Woke up nice and early to head to JN lake.  As I was about to get onto the interstate, I saw a BEAUTIFUL streak of lightning touchdown and light up the whole sky.  Well...guess I'm going to the pool!
Didn't have my pool gear but made it anyway.
500 WU
Ladders by 50 up to 9, repeat then back down.

Didn't really push it that much.  I did pick it up a couple of sets but nothing that killed me.

5k SCY