Saturday, March 24, 2007

Open Up

In totally unrelated to swimming news, here's a photo of my kids up on the pedestrian overpass in Saratoga overlooking Hwy 85 yesterday. There aren't any of these in MP and I didn't know before yesterday that crossing one of these would be as fun for them as shaking Mickey Mouse's hand at Disneyland. We waved from the overpass and drivers waved or honked back. "They know me now!" my son screamed, empowered and clearly feeling Godlike, which was partly true since just by our presence and interaction with the high speed drivers we were likely were skyrocketing the percentage chance of a fatal accident by the second. To my 4 year old, it seemed as if the cars were emerging from a highway of anonymity and their unsuspecting passengers were being crowned with the glory of knowing us as soon as they passed under our feet. Ah, to be four. Anyway, there's a little weekend activity suggestion for you.

And here's another one.

I hope you're all ready to take advantage of the free swimming tomorrow (Sunday) at the pool during the Menlo Swim and Sport Open House. I know Tim was looking for "swim models" and I'm going to show up just to see who on the team is allowing themselves to be demonstrated with. I was up for volunteering to show how some swimmers who can execute long distances of freestyle perfectly well nearly drown when swimming breaststroke, but that wasn't one of the categories he was looking for.

In other news, I'm thinking of some sort of contest or challenge I'm going to throw out to you people. I don't know what yet, but keep checking back because it's coming this week. I expect 100% participation and there will be grand rewards and recognition for all.

Today's Workout:
*200 free followed by 100 IM with half of each length done as kick only
Repeat three times
4x200 free done (for Lane 2) on the 2:40, 2:40, 3:00 and then under 2:30 (so obviously the emphasis is on the fourth 200)
*100, 200, 300, 400 IM kick only, with fins.
fly kick is underwater
back kick is one leg kick
breast is done with breast pull and dolphin kick
free kick fast
Take fins off.
*4x100 IM done (for Lane 2) on the 1:40, 1:40, 2:00 and then under 1:30

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