Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rules

Swam at Nitro with Kirk, David, Tom, Jeanne, Jordan,and Jay. The pool was set up long course. Clint coached. The Masters group had four out of the ten lanes. A small craft advisory was in effect.

400 swim, 100 kick (no fins), 300 pull (breathing 3/5/7)
16 x 50 @ :55 drill, reverse IM order
6 x 200 IM @ 3:30, descend 1-3 and 4-6, went 2:58 and 2:57 on numbers 3 and 6
100 easy

I had to get out early for a Department of Cardiology meeting at the hospital where we learned that two cardiologists on staff who were being asked to take ER call like the rest of us felt that we were just jealous of their practice, which is primarily office-based with an emphasis on lucrative imaging studies.

Found out today that the Blue Seventy has been banned by FINA ostensibly because it traps air. I still have a Fastskin II full body suit which is in good shape, but I had hoped to swim more than four races wearing my Nero Comp. The Rocket, constructed of similar material, is still legal, at least until January, because of a fabric panel in the rear (which apparently allows air to escape!). It is reassuring to see that corporate America, as represented in this case by Speedo, is still capable of changing the rules for the right price.

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