300 50 free/25 stroke
MAIN SET = 2,400 yards
6 x 50 odds: free, evens: kick
300: 100 free / 100 IM / 100 free
150 IM (minus the free)
6 x 100 free 1:45 <-- This was HARD for me.
12 x 50 1:05 odds: free, evens: stroke (IM order by 50)
300 free: good flip turns, no breathing before flags
WARMDOWN = 0 yards
We played on the water slide :-).
Total workout = 2,700 yards in ~75 minutes.
I did about 2,500 yards.
2016 cumulative distance = 39, 075 yards (22.2 miles).
MAIN SET = 1,950 yards
3 x 100 free 1: 1st 50 fast, 2: middle 50 fast, 3: last 50 fast 1:45
6 x 75 odds: breathe every 3, evens: breathe every 5 1:45
9 x 25 odds: build free :30, evens: kick back :50
75 easy free
3 x 200 odds: free, evens IM 3:10 (?)
6 x 50 build free 1:00
WARMDOWN = 200 yards
200 free easy
Total workout = 2,550 yards in ~65 minutes.
I did 2,500 yards (I skipped a 50 in the 200s).
2016 cumulative distance = 36,575 yards (20.8 miles).
- Current Mood: happy
- Current Music:"Ophelia" by the Lumineers
Tonight's practice was dedicated to the memory of those killed at Pulse Nightclub.
WARMUP = 600 yards
150 each swim/kick/pull/build
DEDICATED SET = 2,450 yards
49 x 50 - one 50 for each person slain
1-10: odds swim free 1:15, evens kick free 1:45
11-20: IM Plus - IM order plus 50 choice, twice through, 1:25
21-30: free BUILD by 50, 5&10 all out, 1:15
31-40: 1/2 length underwater, finish free 1:45
41-49: fun 50s suggested by team members!
Total workout = 3,050 yards in ~85 minutes.
I did 3,000 yards (I skipped a 50 in the warmup).
2016 cumulative distance = 34,075 yards (19.4 miles).
I brought another dozen water hyacinths to the pond in order to increase shade, in an attempt to reduce the algae. I think the snails are beginning to have an impact but it's still a swamp. I also added a very small dose of a microbial anti-algae solution. Baby steps.
Also around the pond, two different sets of irises bloomed in the last week. The large (bearded?) irises bloomed about a week ago & the smaller, darker purple irises bloomed a couple of days ago. The flower beds around the pond look amazing, with mostly purple flowers.
Today I planted some more veggies in the raised bed: two more broccoli, two cauliflower, two Swiss chard, & two pak choi. I added some soil around their roots & weeded the whole box. Our raised bed is FULL of enormous earthworms; as in, more than one per trowel scoop.
- Current Location:beneath the Gildergreen
Last weekend (May 7th), HPG picked up the native plants I had pre-ordered from the Colorado Native Plant Society. She put them in the grow tent & they did great. We put them in the ground yesterday, in the planter box built along the western side of the house. Going left to right, I planted: Rocky Mountain Columbine, Small Erigeron, Monarda, Pearly Pussytoes, [some volunteer thingie with serrated dark green leaves], Golden Aster, [another volunteer, same as previous], Swampy Milkweed, [volunteer decorative grass], Desert 4 O'clock, & Western Yarrow.
Hopefully, the native plants won't require a lot of care or water. The western end of the house is only barely in range of the hose. Also, I think the plants I bought are a bunch of butterfly supporters.
Lawn notes: I hired a service to mow the lawn once a week. I think I'm paying $23/week, which totally seems worth it to me. Shadeaux has already learned to cower indoors on Wednesdays when the nasty loud machine comes around. The guy rakes all the clippings & puts them in my two compost bins. I have pretty much lost the war against the weeds in the lawn, so HPG bought some Roundup & did a bunch of "targeted strikes" on the dandelions & mallows. Shadeaux's dog door is locked closed & will be for at least 24 hours so she won't get another chance at being poisoned. Our dog walker will come get her for a couple of walks tomorrow during the work day.
Pond notes: I have now put 18 trapdoor snails in the pond for algae control. 12 of them only arrived yesterday, but so far they haven't made a dent in the underwater tropical jungle. Yesterday I also bought 4 tilapia fry - they are supposed to eat both algae & koi fry. One of them was instantly sucked into the pond's submersible pump & churned into chum, so that was money poorly spent. I can't see the other ones in the pond. Hopefully they haven't been chummed too.
- Current Location:Breezehome
- Current Mood: relaxed
- Current Music:Silicon Valley
I hired a local contractor to aerate the lawn on Saturday (despite the conditions, he showed up). $30 for both the front & back lawns. Now the whole yard looks like it's covered in small-dog poops.
I think my compost pile had just enough warm weather to start cooking at some point this month. It has noticeably decreased in size & no snow/sleet/hail/whatevs accumulated on its lid this weekend (though it was accumulating on similar surfaces, like roofs).
Lots of garden projects for next Saturday.
- Current Location:ER Denver clubhouse
- Current Mood:impatient for spring
- Current Music:Purple Rain for the 12th day in a row
For the second time in about two weeks, I was assailed with extremely horrible nausea, like food poisoning. I stopped for lunch on the way home around 1 PM & by 1:15 PM, I had to pull over & vomit violently all over the street in a lovely Denver neighborhood. After I had completely purged my stomach, I thought the worst was over, so I drove to a cell phone repair shop I had been heading to so I could make arrangements to have my phone repaired (New phone, broke the screen already. My life.). That took about 15 minutes, & as I was heading back to my truck, I got hit by another wave of nausea, much stronger. I was doubled over along the side of this shitty little strip mall near Mile High Stadium, retching uncontrollably, with tears & snot running down my face.
And this guy walks over to me from the nearby bus stop with two bottles of water. "Hey, are you OK?" I mumbled something. He cracked open one bottle of water & handed it to me, saying, "Little sips, remember to breathe." I sipped some water & promptly threw it back up. He patted my shoulder & said, "Let's wash your face off. I'll pour, you wash." He poured a very small stream of water onto my shaking hands & I feebly swiped at my face. "Wipe your nose, chica. There you go. Get your hair, there." After I was at least a little bit cleaner, he said, "Now - where are you going?"
I explained that my truck was parked right there & that I was going to try to drive home. He asked me if there was anyone there to take care of me & looked dubious when I said there wasn't ( hotpantsgalore & weedweasel went skiing at Vail today). But he walked me back to my truck & said, "I hope you feel better soon." I thanked him, semi-conherently, & drove home. It was close - I threw up again in my front yard & then slept (passed out?) in the backyard for some amount of time. I have since eaten a little bit of soup & even that's not feeling so great. I also managed to shower. Right now, I'm sucking on crushed ice & cuddling with Shadeaux. Dog cuddles are helping as much as anything else.
There are good people in the world. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
I'm a little concerned that I have had two MAJOR bouts of vomiting in two weeks. I have a couple of thoughts as to what might be causing it. My crew washed my truck today - inside & out - & the last time I got sick was the first day I had the truck, & I know they washed it before I got it. I wonder if something in their cleaning supplies is making me sick. Another possibility is the container of mixed nuts I bought & put in my office for snacking. I was munching on them this morning, & I think I've only broken into them one other day. But I'm not sure if that other day was the last time I got nauseated.
- Current Location:bed
- Current Mood:still feeling shaky
- Current Music:dog snores
WARMUP = 500 yards
300 swim free (I did 50 free / 25 drill)
100 kick free
100 pull free
FIRST SET = 300 yards
6 x 50 1:00
odds: breathe every third stroke
evens: 25 finger drag drill / 25 catch-up drill
SECOND SET = 2,200 yards
8 x 150 free 2:30 middle 50 fast
200 kick middle 100 fast(ish)
8 x 25 free BREAKOUT! :40
8 x 75 free 1:20 middle 25 fast
WARMDOWN = 200 yards
Total workout = 3,200 yards in ~85 minutes.
I did 3,150 yards (I skipped a 50 in the 75s).
2016 cumulative distance = 31,075 yards (17.7 miles).
- Current Location:snuggled with Puppeh
- Current Mood: pleased
- Current Music:American Sniper
I did a mixture of free, free drill, & back.
FIRST SET = 400 yards
8 x 50 free 25 kick/25 drill ~1:10
MAIN SET = 2,350 yards
All 50s are free:
12 x 50 every 4th 50 hard 1:00
150 kick (I did back/breast by 25)
9 x 50 every 3rd 50 hard 1:05
150 stroke (I did back/breast by 25)
8 x 50 every 2nd 50 hard 1:10
150 choice (I did free)
6 x 50 from the blocks, all out
WARMDOWN = 100 yards easy
Total workout = 3,250 yards in ~70 minutes.
I did 3,200 yards (I skipped a 50 somewhere).
2016 cumulative distance = 27,925 yards (15.9 miles).
- Current Location:sofa with Shadeaux
- Current Mood: happy
- Current Music:Fear the Walking Dead
300 swim free 25 drill / 50 swim
6 x 50 free 25 drill / 25 swim 1:00
2 x 100 kick IM
4 x 75 free build
MAIN SET = 1,400 yards
2 times through:
2 x 75 IM (minus free) 1:40?
4 x 50 stroke IM order 1:10? 1:!5?
2 x 100 IM 2:00
4 x 25 stroke IM order :40
WARMDOWN = about 175 yards
7 x 25 from center of pool, focus on turns,in order of turns in a 200 IM
Total workout = 2,675 yards in ~50 minutes (we had trouble getting the lane lines put in).
I did 2,625 yards.
2016 cumulative distance = 24,725 yards (14.0 miles).
- Current Location:Breezehome
- Current Mood:HUNGRY
- Current Music:Ori & the Spirit Forest