|Peninsula Community Center Pool|
What's the Triple Crown?
It's a fun event we do at PCC Masters, and I think it's something that many Master's teams do. It's a holiday event, with swims on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Actually, the Christmas swim is on an alternate day, ours was last Saturday. Each day has a longer distance at each of the three levels. To accommodate all our swimmers, we have 2 start times. I usually do the early one, 6am.
Here's my guess at the meters at each level:
Level/Day Thanksgiving Christmas New Years Day
Bronze 1,500 2,500 3,500
Silver 3,500 5,000 6,500
Gold 5,000 7,500 10,000
The gold levels equate to 3 miles, 4.6 miles, and 6.2 miles on New Year's Day. That's at least 3.5hrs for me.
I took this picture after our workout. You can see two people still in the hot tub. Notice all 6 lanes of the pool. I've been swimming lane 4 lately. Each lane is a progressively faster pace, lane 5 being the fastest, and lane 6 is available as needed. When you think about 64 swimmers in this pool at once, it's well, amazing.
|Typical Workout on the board|
Here's a typical workout. You can see we do all strokes. Anything from 25 meters, to 400 meter swims. All said, including 500 meter warm-up, 2,900 meters for those in the faster lanes. The number matrix shows times for each length. The numbers closest to the left are for the faster lanes. For example, top left in the 2nd set (#2) is 600 which means 6 minutes for 1x 400 meters. That's a 1:30 pace per 100 meters. Pretty rockin for me, and I am happy to say, I made it!
Double Jib Jab
Swimming has become an integral part of my life. It seems every day I swim is a good day. Every other day may be too, it's just those swim days seem particularly special. Here's a couple pictures on the 7 minute drive to the pool.