picture from lukesbeard.com, found via forgotten-hopes.com

I guess the upside to me doing more solo pool swims in the dark during the winter is that you guys get a lot more random water based art from the internet :) Anyways, I’m getting excited for my New Year’s Day swim! I’ve got 4 days left to get ready and I can’t wait to get this show on the road. After a week of major rainfall all over the state we seem to slowing down with the waterworks. The forecast calls for a little rain on Wednesday but then we’re dry until the weekend. Naturally it’s supposed to rain on the day of my swim, but that shouldn’t be a big problem for me. It’s not the rain I’m worried about, it’s the runoff and if it starts that morning I’ll be out and dried off before there’s any potential problems.

Tonight I went out to Kennedy to get in a shorter swim, but I wanted it to be a solid effort. I put in 2500m and tried to really work the whole thing. I tried to be aggressive on all my 100′s and maintain a faster than usual pace for anything longer than that.

500 swim
300 kick w/ fins
4 x 50 IM order medium fast

100 swim
100 kick
200 swim
100 kick
300 swim
100 kick
200 swim
100 kick
100 swim all out fast w/ fins
100 kick

100 easy

2500m total

I’ve got a swim with Niel planned out for tomorrow that I’m pretty stoked about. We’re venturing back into the ocean after a prolonged absence due to all the rain. I think it should be reasonably clean out there by now, plus I just really need to get in. A big part of this 10k is cold water tolerance and it’s hard to maintain that in warm health club swimming pools!

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