Monday, March 19, 2007

A Mile of Butterfly

No, this is not what we did this morning (thank G-d). But I have to give kudos where kudos are due, to Frances and Peter (and if there was someone else someone please enlighten me) for doing a mile of butterfly at the Rinconada meet on Saturday. Rebecca Pinto likes to call this meet the Rinky Dink Meet but, as I'm sure she would agree, there's nothing dinky about 1650 yards of butterfly.

Frances and Peter both completed the event in less than 30 minutes. That's about 4 days and 23.5 hours less than swimming a mile of fly would take me. I'm in awe.

Here's what we did this morning:

*300 free followed by 2x25 kick
*300 free followed by 2x50 quick free
All free, all broken in half for 2-5 seconds to check time and try to match split on second half. (Interval for Lane 2, on 1:30 base):
*3x100 on the 1:35, 1:25, 1:20, trying to match pace for all three
*3x100 on the 1:35, 1:25, 1:20, trying to match pace for all three
*4x25 fast free with decreasing rest (15 sec, 10, 5)


Matt said...

Big kudos! 1650 of Fly is more man than I will ever be.

Jessica said...

Hi Sarah!

Sorry if this is off topic, but I wanted to comment in a spot where it would most likely be seen and read. I'm a member of Yelp and today I discovered that Team Sheeper has an entry on their site. Nobody had submitted a review yet, so I posted a (glowing, of course!) review of the team. If you'd like to spread the word via your blog, the site is

And so I don't completely hijack this thread: a MILE of butterfly? Wow. I'm in awe. That's just fantastic!

Barbara said...

Yes, there was another brave and crazy 1650 butterfly entrant--Virginia! Also under 30 minutes. I saw her swim other events too. Oh my, I did a measly 100 and am still sore. How do you butterfliers feel?

RdV Knights! said...

You forgot a really important person: Virginia! She had a great day at the meet. What's with the snub? I thought the Mellows had a rep for taking care of one another!

sarah said...

Whoa there partner, no snub intended. I simply had no idea Virginia did the 1650. WAY TO GO VIRGINIA!!!!!!!

Nori said...

RDVKnights is my dad. I have a blog, too, and I was poking fun of myself on it for wanting someone to leave a comment about me doing the 1650 fly, too, because I couldn't do it myself without exposing myself as the big dorky ham that I am. This is just my Dad's sense of humor. I've known him all my life, and even I don't always know when he is joking. Sorry, Sarah, I knew you didn't mean to snub me.

- Virginia

sarah said...

ah ha! no problem whatsoever! i just didn't want anyone to think there were favorites here. i bow down to any and all who do a 1650 of fly. way to go!