Wednesday, April 9, 2014

9Apr14 - Life Day!

This is my 1 year anniversary for being officially declared cancer free!  YEAH ME!!!!
I took the day off work and wanted to celebrate by SWIMMING!  I talked with my swim buddy and hero Grace Van Der Byl about feeds and my workout etc.  I'm trying a new formula for feeds and this would be the ultimate test. 
Got to the pool at 0500 and went right to it. 10 sets with a "particular" theme.

F-750 swim then 750 snorkel
U-20 x 100 on the 1:45
C-Ladders by 50 up to 300 repeat back down
K-10 x 50 kick with fins

C-5 x 200 pull with Finis strapless paddles
A-20 x 50 on the :50
N-20 x 75 Swim/IM order NO FREE/swim
C-Ladders by 50 up to 300 repeat back down
E-9 (200 swim then 50 back/breast)

I was aiming at 15,000 but time ran out.  I had a lunch date with my daughter and that is more important than 20 laps in the pool will ever be!
Sue joined me for her own workout around the "N" section.  I was getting a bit bored and asked her to swim next to me.  Despite that we did zero sets together, it is still a huge mental boost to be swimming with a friend.
When I got out of the pool, she had left me a message.  This was BEAUTIFUL.  Thanks Sue!

Love Ya!....sorry lady, I'm taken!

14,000 SCY total....YEAH!!!

Met several people at the Saltair Marina at 1630.  Water temp online said it was 50.  It was probably a tiny bit warmer than that but only in some areas.  In others, it was colder!  Carl and a swimmer from QUAC made it past the marina opening then wanted to head back.  Both said it was too cold and they had enough.  I went with them and I stayed at the opening laying on my back relaxing while I watched them swim in and get I can swim!  Met up with the others and swam for a little bit.  It felt great.  I adjusted extremely fast and was actually warm while just wading watching the others go in.  Felt good to be in open water.  I could feel my 14k from this morning but I plugged along with a smile on my face.  50 degrees felt fine for me and I am not worried about San Francisco at all!
.6 miles OW
Forgot to mention that the CarboPro was FANTASTIC.  It's expensive like most formulas are but I felt great and knew it was working. 

1 comment:

  1. Lifeguard must have put that last part down. He loves you cause you finally got out. Curious about your new feeds. Next time I see you, please share.