After a couple months of screaming children, inflatable octopus slides, and crowded lanes the pool down in Santa Maria has reverted to it’s non-summer state of quiet spaciousness. Parking is easier, the locker rooms are less disheveled, and I’m pretty sure the urine content of the pool has dropped by at least 35%. To top off that little bit of good news, it was an absolutely perfect day. Nice and warm with the sun shining… no complaints from me today!
We had 4 of us swimming and most of us were in post race recovery mode. 2 of us had made the trip down to Long Beach for the Naples Island Swim and were still feeling that a little bit and 1 chick did a 50k(!) run over the weekend and was super beat up feeling. We ended up putting together a pretty mellow workout so everyone could get some yardage in a stretch out and feel better kind of way.
5 minutes of weekend race recapping
10 x 50 free @ 1:00
Repeat x 5
25 @ :30
50 @ 1:00
75 @ 1:30
100 @ 2:00
2000 yards total
The intervals were nice and big on purpose so the whole group could stay together and you could make it as hard as you wanted by dialing up the effort on the swims. I aimed for like 70% today. I’m surprisingly sore from this weekend’s swim even though it wasn’t that long. I guess I pushed it pretty good on Sunday.
I set a whole bunch of other swimmerly things in motion today as well. I planned out a big swim weekend in SoCal. Ocean swim with some friends on Saturday morning, a trip to watch the finals of Pan Pacs on Saturday, and a race in the ocean on Sunday up in Port Hueneme. I’m looking forward to all that aquatic excitement!