Ok so this totally made my day… my buddy Gords from Utah, who happened to have been the one to have talked me into the Great Salt Lake Marathon Swim, sent me a video of him and some friends taking a little dip outside… in winter… in Utah… yikes! 41 degrees dude, that’ll let you know you’re alive! Best part is Gords rocked a Rob Aquatics suit for the swim, yes!

To see the video go check out his blog: Gords Swim Log.¬†On top of recently adding polar plunges to his repertoire the dude puts in some beastly yardage on a regular basis. Also in the video is Josh who writes Utah Open Water, go check that one out too… who knew there was so much Open Water action in Utah?

My day was decidedly less exciting. I swam for the first time in a week today and I felt pretty rough. I’ve been having a hard time getting in the pool recently, but the upside is I’ve been working on a pretty serious swim based project while out of the water that I think will be pretty cool. It’s not ready for prime time, but soon…

When I got in the pool today it was mainly just me and Mike doing the workout as prescribed, but Tyler joined us shortly after. I was really hoping someone slow would show up to make how haggard I was feeling a little less obvious. Never happened…

8 x 100 @ 1:45
8 x 50 kick @ 1:00

This set all with Fins:
75 swim @ 1:15
50 fly drill @ 1:00
1 25 fly @ :30
75 swim @ 1:15
50 fly drill @ 1:00
3 25 fly @ :30
75 swim @ 1:15
50 fly drill @ 1:00
5 25 fly @ :30
75 swim @ 1:15
50 fly drill @ 1:00
7 25 fly @ :30

100 cool down (the other guys pulled 900 but I had to get to work)

2200 yards total

That fly set we did today wasn’t too bad – I made it through just fine, but I like the format. I think that might get repurposed¬†into some of my other workouts. After that there were 900 yards of pulling to be done but I had to hit the road if I was going to get back to work on time.

I’m hoping to get my swimming back on track this weekend… how many times have I said that this year so far? Really though, this is the one! (I hope)

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