This year we were away from home, and visiting my parents in the CA desert. We stumbled across the most unbelievable pool (those who know me know how much I love outdoor pools) in Palm Desert. The first thing that struck us was the parking lot - each spot had it's own palm tree for shade.
|Nicest parking lot ever!|
|The 50m pool.|
|"Our" 25 yd pool.|
Here's the workout (they are all 75's):
11. Fly/back/free (25 of each - I put the fly here so we only had to do it twice)
10. Full gear (paddles, pull buoy and band)
9. Breathe every 5/7/5 (25 of each)
5. Breathe every 3/5/3
4. Full gear
You start with 12 and go all the way through to 1. Then you go back to 11 and go all the way through to 1. Then go back to 10 through 1.... you get the idea. Last year we did it ascending, but it was mentally easier to start at 12 and go down, instead of starting at 1 and go up. By the time you were starting at 6 through 1, the rest of the sets went by super quickly! You need two sets of paddles, pull buoy, band, and kickboard as your gear is often on the other end. Because you're always starting at a different end of the pool, you can't plan the workout to end off where your gear is.
The whole thing took us exactly 2 hours; Jason was doing them on my interval but he didn't have that long to wait each time as he doesn't get that far ahead in only 75 yards. Except kicking - I suck at kicking! It was a nice way to celebrate the holidays and finish off our time in the desert. We'll do it next year, so I'll post next year's version for anyone to try as well!