In the film Six Degrees of Separation we are told that everyone on the planet is separated from each other by no more than six people. I was reflecting on this today while I watched coverasge of Senator Kennedy's funeral. During freshman week in college back in 1976, my roommate Daniel Smith and I decided that we should meet Caroline Kennedy. We would use the pretense that we were inviting classmates to a party that evening at our dorm. Anyway, it seemed like a good idea at the time. So we grabbed a shuttle bus to Radcliffe, located her dorm, and obtained her room number from a student working at the front desk. We knocked on her door, and it was opened by a casually dressed young woman wearing a pink shower cap. To her credit she was extremely polite, introducing herself and shaking our hands. She didn't attend the party, and our paths never crossed again. Nevertheless, I suppose that anyone who knows me (or Daniel) is separated from the late Senator by only two degrees.
Yesterday was pyramid Friday, a recovery day (100, 200, 300, 400, 400, 500, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100). Swam at Nitro this morning with Steve, David, Greg, Kirk, and Tom. Clint coached.
Warmup was a "snake" (575 yards)
5 x 100 kick @ 2:20
16 x 50s starting in the middle of the pool @ 1:00, 500 race pace, held :33 or better
10 x 50s stroke (back/fly) @ 1:00 starting in the middle of the pool
4 x 25 from a dive