Saturday, March 10, 2007

Aloha


We had a mini luau last night and this morning I spent an enjoyably hard set working off the meat stix my step-dad, Byron-the-Hawaiian, fired up. Breathing was difficult during the swim but it was worth it. This luau business started off as a request from my 4.5 year old but quickly became more significant than a an opportunity for me to eat Kalua Pig.

A year ago last night Byron-the-Hawaiian went into the hospital with some unexplained malaise that had forced an extremely active guy nearly permanently into a BarcaLounger wrapped up in a blanket. After ten days in the hospital this malaise was recognized as Stage IV Large Cell B Lymphoma. The C word. And now, a year later, Byron is back on the barbee in perfect health. We are so lucky.

So here's to health and hard sets:

*600 free with 6 lengths of stroke done at any time
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*100 easy free
*100 IM
*3x200 free descending (on 1:25 base for Lane 2)
*50 fast free
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*100 easy free
*200 IM
*3x150 free descending (on 1:25 base for Lane 2)
*50 fast free
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*100 easy free
*300 IM
*3x100 free descending (on 1:25 base for Lane 2)
*50 fast free
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*4x75 free descending (on 1:25 base for Lane 2)

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