These photos are from a week ago. I was just too lazy to write about it last week.
Elhanan and I “helped” Justin drink some of the grape juice he’s making in to wine before heading over to Owl Tor. Hopefully when this stuff is finished it will taste better than it does now. 6 oz of it just about ruined my day.
Good thing Justin felt strong, cuz I didn’t. He took some time off recently, usually a recipe for disaster at the Tor, and returned briefly to crank out his best day on Power of Eating before re-injuring himself.
I’m glad I have a photo that shows how Better Than Life makes me feel after getting lowered off. Obviously, it doesn’t make me want to start running a marathon right this instant.
Long course never felt so good. I think I’m getting used to this 50m pool thing. And I’m sure that’s a good thing because that’s a man-sized chunk of water. Short course is going to feel like the kiddy pool. 200m intervals were on the agenda today, the longest distance I have yet incorporated in to sets in long course. da numbers:
400m easy free
2 x 200m free @ 5:00
coming in around 3:20
I focused here on maintaining a fast pace, with long rests between.
I love San Diego. However, I hate traveling. I’m a creature of habit and I guard my routine ferociously. Leaving town for the weekend is a disruption I can barely tolerate. But it had to be done; a wedding had to be attended and the Grandparents had to be visited.
Elhanan and I swam with the fishes at La Jolla Cove Saturday. It was alright, kinda cold for my liking. Actually, it was way frickin’ cold and reminded me again that this, arguably California’s best dive spot, is still no Hawaii.
Then we went to Solid Rock Gym. This was more rad than the Cove. Getting on gym routes felt good. Although, I need to be cranking these down more quickly and at higher levels. It’s about time I start dispatching 5.12’s first and second go, not projecting them.
Next stop was Glendale for dinner with the G-units. Their property is rad, got tons of good photos here.
Long course is still a new thing for me. I think I’ll spend this week, again, getting used to the distance; maybe focusing not so much on time as just getting the routine done. Also, the Eye of the Tiger did not seem to be with me today. This may represent a lull in my psyche for swimming. It’ll pass. Now does not feel like the time to push things. da numbers:
I swam at Los Banos for my fourth time yesterday morning, and fourth day in a row. Bridget wasn’t there. Thank God. I must have been spent from Wednesday’s asskick-athon with Ms. Fish because Thursday morning sucked. Accordingly, things were done at a non-blistering pace.
Swam with Bridget at Los Banos this morning. And she made it hurt. I don’t think she understands why I suck so bad. I was struggling. STRUGGLING. Panting like a dog. Not that that’s unusual. It was just especially bad this morning. Long course is killing me. Gotta be good though.
6 x 100m free @ 2:00
coming in ~1:35
4 x 25m fly
That’s right, 25m fly. In a 50m pool. It was good though.