Lane 1 - BBC posts "Michael Jamieson: Swimmer 'leaning towards' retirement. Olympic 2012 silver medallist Michael Jamieson admits he is "leaning towards" retirement from swimming, but will decide his future in the coming weeks. The 27-year-old was contemplating life outside the sport while working for the media at the Olympic Games in Rio."
Lane 2 - AdNews posts "Optus taps Ian Thorpe for humorous chat show. Working with Sydney-based content agency We Are Social, Optus has rolled out a series of short form videos featuring Australian swimmer and Olympian Ian Thorpe interviewing a host of sporting stars."
Lane 3 - Georgia247Sports posts "Ex-UGA swimmer shows tremendous class after Olympic games. Three-time olympian Allison Schmitt returns home from the 2016 Rio games with a gold medal and silver medal, giving her eight medals total (four gold, two silver, two bronze). With the United States dominant performance in the Olympics becoming overshadowed by controversy, Schmitt provided some much-needed class on Sunday."
Lane 4 - BuzzFeed posts "How Katie Ledecky Stacks Up Against Male Swimmers. The swimming phenomenon was the standout performer in Rio, and probably isn’t yet at the peak of her powers."
Lane 5 - Greatest posts "Missy Franklin's Disappointing Olympics Is Actually the Most Relatable Story From Rio. On paper, Franklin tanked. She missed the finals in both of her individual events (finishing last and second-to-last in her semifinal heats). She isn't coming home empty-handed—the 4-by-200 meter freestyle relay team she was a part of went on to win gold. Still, this was nowhere near the Olympics Franklin dreamed of."
Lane 6 - The Charlotte Observer posts "Charlotte swimmers welcomed back from Rio Olympics. The Rio Olympics were David Marsh’s fourth as a swim coach, and his first time as head coach of the U.S. women swimmers. But for Marsh, who lives in Davidson, Brazil was extra special. Eight U.S. medals came out of SwimMac’s Team Elite, the team that trained in Charlotte and included athletes like Anthony Ervin, Katie Meili and Kathleen Baker, all of whom were greeted by family, friends and fans Sunday at a dinner in Cornelius."
Lane 7 - BuzzFeed posts "A Regular Guy Tried To Race An Olympic Swimmer."
Lane 8 - Derby Telegraph posts "Rebecca Adlington to give children swimming lessons after returning from Rio Olympics/ Inspired to jump into the pool after watching the Rio Olympics? The good news is, an Olympic champion is planning to pass on her tips to kids in the swimming pool. After the success of Team GB in the Olympics, including City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty's gold and silver medals, former champion Rebecca Adlington will be in Burton passing on helpful swimming tips to youngsters."
Ugh! I had set the alarm to get an early start at the pool but snooze won over. I did get up and printed an old workout to swim:
should be able to make to Laurel tomorrow, but just in case......
3x100 kick with fins on 2:10
Bob and Joel
4x100 - on 1:40 for Joel, 1:50 for Bob, 2:00 for Jim and Cyndy - descend
rest as long as you like
1x400 for Bob and Joel - good pace
1x300 for Jim - good pace
rest as long as you like
4x100 on 1:40 for Bob, 1:30 for Joel, 1:50 for Jim and Cyndy both with fins - descending from # 3 above
Cyndy goes to work whenever she has to.
For the rest of you....
Joel and Bob - some 50s pull with paddles, etc.
Jim some breast 50s
But once at the pool I did my own thing using the workout as an outline.
200 Pull w/no Paddles (200/400)
200 Pull w/ Paddles (200/600)
4x100's Kick on 2:10 (400/1000)
IM Set One:
4x100's IM on 2 minutes (400/1400)
1:29.8 / 1:27.9 / 1:25.7 / 1:21.6
4x100's Kick on 2:15 The kick set was to cool down as the water was hot and it's hot outside. (400/1800)
IM Set Two:
4x100's IM on 2 minutes (400/2200)
1:28.3 / 1:26.3 / 1:26.5 / 1:21.8
4x100's Kick on 2:15 (400/2600)
What was I thinking? Broken 200 butterfly on a 45 seconds base. I did the 25 felt okay, the 50 meh, the 75 started to fall apart, made it for another 75 then finished with a 25. At least I finished it. (200/2800)
0:17.5 / 0:36 /0:55.4 / 0:56.9 / 0:18.5
Just slowly getting back to the swim of things. Glad I pushed myself to do this workout. I hurt but feel accomplished. Just gotta keep at it. So hard to be motivated on your own. No swim team, no coach, no one holding you accountable.
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