Monday, January 14, 2008

Short Course Yards!!!

The best day of training this week....we got to swim yards today in the pool!!
I'm the only one in the group who prefers to swim yards, everyone else prefers to swim Long Course I was in heaven today when we went over to the University of Arizona to swim.

We started off the morning with a 90 min run in Sabino Canyon. We took the roadway all the way to the end, which meant that we ended up crossing the stream that flows through the canyon about 5-6 times. The first time we all took our shoes off, but then we said screw it and decided to just run across. From there we went up a 1 mile trail full of switchbacks up the side of the canyon to the top. We hopped on the Telephone Trail, and ran the last 3.7 miles back down and towards the start. The view from the trail cut into the side of the canyon was amazing!! I wish that I had my camera along with me. Total run was 16.5km, with some good hill running in there.

We then headed over to the university and swam 5000 yards. The Arizona campus is amazing. 20 lane outdoor pool, large tennis facility, the massive football stadium, the school has got it all.

600 swim, 600 pull, 6 x 100 on 1:25
400 swim, 400 pull, 4 x 100 on 1:25
300 swim, 300 pull, 3 x 100 on 1:25
200 swim, 200 pull, 2 x 100 on 1:25
100 swim, 100 pull, 1 x 100 on 1L25
200 easy

We all went out for some mexican food for dinner, where we were able to watch the end of the Giants/Cowboys game. Should be some good football games next week!!

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