I had an unreasonably gorgeous day for a swim in Santa Maria today, it was one of those where no one wanted to get in the pool because we just wanted to lay out on the deck and soak up the sun. After about 15 minutes of talking and avoiding doing work we all got in and did a modified version of a workout from a few months back.

400 reverse IM, kick/drill/kick/swim

2 x 200 kick @ 4:00
2 x 200 free IM @ 3:30

2 x 150 kick @ 3:00
2 x 150 IM (no fly) @ 2:30

2 x 100 kick @ 2:00
2 x 100 IM @ 1:45

2200 yards

So… we didn’t get to far today, but we had fun so I guess that counts for something :) Today was probably my last workout before I head north for the Rinconada Masters meet on Saturday. Online entry closed today, but it looks like deck entry will be available. I’m swimming the 50/100/200 free and the 50 fly. I’m really curious to see how the 2 novice events go… I’ve never seen that before in a meet. The other thing that is way beyond me is the concept of a 1650 YARD FLY! Holy crap! Who does that? For those of you capable of such a feat, I salute you!

Since I’ve never been to this pool I had to do my pool recon via Google Maps. It looks like we have 14 lanes and it’s at least deep on one end judging by the diving boards.


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I’m excited about having some deep water for my 100 free. I swam a really good time for me at the Fullerton meet last month and I feel like I could have swam it faster if it weren’t for the part where I had to totally change my dive to compensate for the 4 foot deepness of the pool! This meet will also hopefully be redemption for my 200 free. I swam a best time at Rose Bowl in the rain, but I gassed out hard in the process. Like embarrassingly hard, admittedly it was after swimming a 500 and a 1000 free… but still… it was pretty weak. I’d like to see what I can do here when I’m not totally exhausted! Anybody else planning on being there?

3 Responses to “Getting Ready for Rinconada!”

  1. Erik says:

    Rain, rain, go away. See you tomorrow, travel safe. 14 lanes for the 1650 fly!

  2. Rob D says:

    Thanks Erik, I’m really hoping it stays dry too! I’ll see you on deck. You won’t however see me in the 1650 fly! :o

  3. Jinxi says:

    Holy macaroni! A 1,650 Fly? Eeek!!!
    That will be something else to watch!

    Once, when I was a little kid, I watched Mary T. Meagher swim a 1,500 meter Freestyle all Butterfly at the Long Beach Belmont Pool. And she smoked everyone. It was the most amazing thing.

    GREAT luck, Rob! I know you will rock it and I have a feeling that your 200 Free will be even faster than at the Rose Bowl! Keep us posted. =)