Today was thankfully a short sprint kind of day. I took Monday off to recover a bit from the 5 1/2 miles of racing I did this past weekend. I definitely needed to swim but a huge freestyle set was not on my list of things to do. Luckily Mike was feeling like fast 25′s to get ready for our 100 fly showdown on Thursday.

After a few of us spent entirely too long on deck avoiding getting in we got going with our stock warm up. Then a little IM action and finally a bunch of all out 25′s with fins on. I did the first round fly and the last two freestyle

200 swim
200 kick
200 pull

8 x 50 IM Switching @ :55

Repeat x 3
8 x 25 fast with fins @ :30
200 kick

2200 yards total

The 25′s hurt in that sneaky way that only 25′s can. We were all huffing and puffing pretty good out there. Luckily they’re easy to recover from.

smoked at the end of round 1 of our fast 25's

I found a dollar on the bottom of the pool! (it was actually mine so it's good I found it)

My next big race is the Chesapeake Bay Swim on the other side of the country. It’s a pretty popular swim and I’ve heard it’s fairly challenging. There’s a guy out there who has done the race the last 13 years in a row who has compiled a how to guide for the swim. You can check it out over on, if you’re in the race I highly recommend it!

I also heard some pretty bad news today… a swimmer that had a stroke during the 1500m at Mission Viejo over the weekend has passed away. My friend Jinxi reflected on things over at her blog and it’s worth checking out.

2 Responses to “Savoring the Short Stuff”

  1. Jinxi says:

    Love your fly photo. And finding a dollar at the bottom of the pool is a rare occasion (even when it’s your own)… so I think it’s rad you captured it!!

    Thank you so much for the link to the blog about Bonnie. I sure appreciate it. =)
    Such a loss to the SPMA and USMS family…but what an inspiration she was to so many.

    I know you are going to rock the Chesapeake Bay Swim! I can’t wait to hear all about it. Your awesome OW tour is so exciting!!

    Oh, before I forget… good luck at the Fly Showdown tomorrow! =)

  2. Rob D says:

    It was pretty funny to swim up to a dollar floating a foot above the bottom of the pool :)

    Thanks for the well wishes on my fly showdown and the Bay Swim! I appreciate all the cheerleading!