This coming Sunday will be my 3rd meet in as many weeks. I really like doing all this racing but I wish a few of these meets were a little closer to home! In about a 30 day spread I’ll have swam in Las Vegas (462 miles away), Irvine (234 miles away), San Diego (309 miles away) and Fullerton (215 miles away)… round trip that’s about 2440 miles or 3927 kilometers if you’re metrically inclined. The next meet that is anywhere near me is really close but really poorly timed. There’s a LCM meet in San Luis Obispo (17 miles away) during the SPMA SCY Regional Championships… I have no idea why they keep having meets that don’t match the season, it must be because of their age group swimmers.

My original place to stay this weekend fell through (my friend Robin provides me LA based shelter on a regular basis as long as she doesn’t have something more exciting to do than hang out at a swim meet) so I made some hotel reservations in Orange County for this weekend. I decided to stay in Irvine again at the same hotel I stayed at for the UC Irvine meet earlier this month. It’s about 20 miles from where the meet is in Fullerton, but when I’ve already driven 200+ miles 20 isn’t all that far. Plus I liked the hotel, they have a hot tub, the parking situation is easy, it’s easy to find, and it’s close to the South Coast Plaza if I get bored.

Anyways… tonight I put in 2300 yards at the pool. I did a set of 5 100′ alternating fly and free that was pretty hard but I’m glad I did it. I tried working on keeping my head down when I swim freestyle, but that’s going to take some time for me to get the hang of.

Warm Up
400 free
100 kick
200 free
100 kick

100 fly
100 free
100 fly
100 free
100 fly

100 kick

5 x 100 IM
100 kick

300 cool down

2300 yards total

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