ahhh Pacific water

I got home late Sunday night and my luggage got here sometime Monday afternoon… whoops. Oh well, at least I got it right? Anyways first order of business at lunchtime on Monday was to go to the beach and say hello. I ran down to Pismo and waded out into the water… it burned at first but eventually it mellowed out to that nice crisp cold I’ve missed :) We’ll see how much I like it tomorrow when I have to get my whole body wet! Hopefully I acclimate fast like I did last week. Beyond getting my feet wet that was pretty much all the swimming I was going to get done Monday… I was in bed by like 8pm!

Today I was back to training with a pool swim in Santa Maria. There were 4 of us swimming today plus some random dude in swim trunks that hopped in my lane midway through and went about his own business. We only swam about 2400 yards and honestly I’m cool with that for today. I just wanted to make sure everything still worked and I hadn’t caused any harm to anything. So far the shoulders seem to be ok and it’s just a spot in my back between my shoulder blades that’s mad at me. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to crack or stretch or pop that spot all day but so far no luck. Hopefully I can just sleep it off.

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12 x 50 @ 1:00 w/ fins variable speed by 50 (easy/fast, fast/easy, all easy, all fast)

2400 yards total

I had fun with the fast stuff with fins on today. Just going a speed other that “10k survival” was good for me, especially seeing as I signed up for some LCM races this weekend down south! I’m just hoping I can put up some semi-respectable times given my lack of actual preparation for pool racing.

I do want to give a quick shout out to David Barra who had a really impressive Catalina crossing that I followed all day on Facebook. The ocean decided to be creative with currents and David had to really fight for every last meter at the end of that swim. After 15+ hours of fighting the ocean he won! I’m really stoked for him and very inspired, I love to watch people do big things in open water… I hope to be one of them one of these days!

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