While I’m still basking in the excitement of hitting my goal time in the 100 fly, I am faced with the reality that I have to keep working if I want it to happen again. After a lazy Sunday of just sleeping, watching tv and writing e-mails I had to get back to swimming today. I’m feeling pretty sore in my lower back and in the outer parts of my shoulders but not in a bad way. I hit the pool tonight and put in a pretty decent swim. I’m still doing a lot of butterfly. One of these days I want to be that crazy guy who signs up for the 500 and does it all fly like it’s nothing… that day isn’t anytime soon, but it’s on my list.

Warm Up
400 free
100 kick
400 free
100 kick

25 fly
50 fly
75 fly
100 fly
75 fly
50 fly
25 fly

100 free easy

4 x 50 (breast, back, breast, fly)

100 kick

200 cool down

2000 yards total

In other news… I bought a second neck to ankle type of swim suit. You can see me in it there on the left checking my shoulder straps. Instead of getting another nice fancy one like my Tracer Light (which I love so far), I got a cheap one in the name of science. I was on the USMS Forums and some people were talking about some of the cheaper off brands coming out of China like Ying Fa. Since there is no US distributor for these brands you have to get them on Ebay. One of the posters recommended a seller based in Illinois (most selling this stuff are in China) and I decided to pick up a suit for cheap and see what happens. I bought a suit that is equivalent in coverage to my Tracer Light for about $70 delivered. The suit I ended up with is branded with NSA on it which apparently stands for National Sports Association… which nation and which sports I don’t know, but hey who cares it was only $70. The suit showed up today and I’ve already tried it on. The construction is decent and the seams are stitched in the similar flat broad way my TYR suit is. The material itself isn’t as nice though. It feels like that same sort of stuff a regular workout suit is made of. It is however stripy like a Speedo fastskin type of suit but only in looks, not function. The suit also doesn’t compress your body like the higher end suits do, it really just feels like an overgrown workout suit. I’ll have to reserve my final judgment until I actually get a chance to race in it. I’m curious to see how it stacks up at less than 1/3 the price of the more popular speedsuits.

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