After being deprived of my precious lane of choice for a while yesterday, I was very excited to see that I had the pool completely to myself tonight. I probably swam 1700 yards before anyone else ventured into the pool.

The main event of the evening was my pyramid of butterfly. I’m swimming the 100 fly this weekend and I need to make sure my fly tolerance is up to par. I really want to meet or beat my time at Santa Clarita (59.94). The set hurt way more than it should have. I’m glad I did it, but I didn’t necessarily feel that way while it was happening!

Warm Up
Repeat x 2
400 free
100 kick

400 yard Pyramid of Fly
25, 50, 75, 100, 75, 50, 25

100 free easy

400 yard Pyramid of Free
25, 50, 75, 100, 75, 50, 25

100 kick

200 cool down

2200 yards total

In other news… USMS VP of Local Operations, SPMA Registrar, and fellow former Wisconsinite Julie Heather is featured on the front page of the USMS website. You can read the article about all the good work she does for masters swimming here. USMS has been running a series of “Day in the Life of” interviews with various elected volunteers within masters swimming. They really give you some perspective on how much time and effort people put into making masters successful for all the rest of us to enjoy. Check out the Features page to read more.

If you’re into swimming and also “under-employed” or looking for a new job, you may want to check in with Swimming World Magazine. They’re currently looking for aquatically inclined folks to hire for advertising sales. Read more about what they’re looking for here.

4 Responses to “My Own Pool For the Evening”

  1. Ahelee says:

    Hey Good Luck this weekend up in NorCal Rob!

    In case I don’t talk to you…

    Was listening to some of the music listed on the “Inspiring Songs” USMS Forums thread. The newest hit, Ft Minor – Remember the Name, made me think of you – ha ha!

    10 percent luck, 20percent skill, 15 percent concentrated´╗┐ power of will, 5 percent pleasure, 50 percent pain – and 100 percent reason to remember the name!

  2. Rob D says:

    Ahelee – thanks! I’m looking forward to venturing north. Last time I swam a PMS meet it was in October for the Davis Pentathlon. I’m a lot faster now :)

  3. Ahelee says:

    Hey – I see the psyche sheets are online!

    How are you seeded?

  4. Rob D says:

    Thanks for letting me know!

    It looks like I’ll be competitive. I’m not in any danger of winning anything, but I should come out ok!