BTL, day 4

Better Than Life felt better than usual Saturday. I’m mildly satisfied with redpoint burns by my fourth day of the season on this route. To tick her before moving on to Hard Boiled would be nice but I fear my window of opportunity at Mr. Lee’s may close if I do not start heading back there to begin work on this season’s real objective.
Me on the first half of Better Than Life:

da routes:

  1. Power of Eating (5.11d) – redpoint
  2. Auto Magic (5.12a) – redpoint
  3. Better Than Life (5.13c) – took and lowered off at the clip just before the hueco, interested only in warming up
  4. Better Than Life (5.13c) – 1 take at the last clip
  5. Better Than Life (5.13c) – 1 fall at the hueco
  6. Anchor Punch (5.12a) – redpoint
  7. When the Sea Doesn’t Want You (5.12a) – redpoint

Me on the bottom half of Better Than Life:


…and the top half:

re-projecting BTL

This happened a week and a half ago. I’ve been lazy.
da routes:

  1. Power of Eating (5.11d) – redpoint
  2. Auto Magic (5.12a) – redpoint
  3. Better Than Life (5.13c) – 3 takes
  4. Better Than Life (5.13c) – 2 takes
  5. Chips to Pro Skill variation (5.13a?) – 1 take at the last bolt
  6. White Cougar (5.12b) – 1 fall after the last bolt
  7. White Cougar (5.12b) – a bunch of falls after the last bolt

first water

I truly did not care this morning.
da numbers:

  • 400m easy free
    • First time w/ turns, making this my longest distance in long course. And it really wasn’t that bad.
  • 6 x 100m free @ 2:00
    • Maybe I was tired from the “warm-up”, most likely I just suck, but I could not keep my times near 1:30. For the first couple 100’s I was a little under 1:35, and it went downhill from there. The last 2 or 3 were about 1:42. Sad.
  • 200m pull w/ paddles
  • 400m fly kick

total distance 1600m
Not to self: glide longer. The closer my recovering arm is to touching my catching arm, the better freestyle feels. This means turning around my lead arm. Do not pause with arm at side or in the air. Recover faster, catch for longer.

first water

Most certainly did not feel good in the pool today. As such, I worked on everything but freestyle.
da numbers:

  • 400m easy free
  • 3 x 200m IM (of sorts, not really)
  • 200m pull w/ paddles
  • 400m fly kick

total distance: 1600m

fist water

Kinda feeling faster, but I don’t know.
da numbers:

  • 400m easy free
  • 6 x 100m free easy/hard @2:30
    • these were hard, easy first 50 then screaming hard back
    • coming in between 1:32 – 1:37
  • 2 x 100m pull w/ paddles
    • coming in just after 1:30 – that means I’m tired
  • 400m fly kick

total distance: 1600m