I sure slept last night!
Yesterday Mom, Dad, & I went to their bank to look after power of attorney issues. Mom also wanted to go to Costco, where I chanced upon a couple of great Christmas gifts. The highlight was a fabulous book for a family interested in the natural world: Bird Songs by Les Beletsky. It features the songs of 250 North American birds with stunning (often full page) illustrations of the male and female. The recorded calls are from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. As I had my personal expert at hand, I made sure Dad enjoyed listening to some calls, and he was as jazzed about it as I was! And Mom was very pleased I found something to make the side trip worthwhile for me as well.
After we had lunch Mom and Dad dropped me off. I spent a few minutes with The Boarder, and scooted up to the drug store to pick up some prescriptions. It was a fabulous day for a walk! Sunny and extraordinarily mild for mid-November. I confess, I was more than a little sad that I didn't get to do more yard clean-up in the balmy weather we had yesterday.
Then it was off to practice. We began with seven people in lane five. And I was pulling the train. On the complex set, between the 75's it was last person touches first goes, between sets last person touches first goes. I substituted free for back. Once we started the hundreds, lane mates started dropping like flies. My goal for these was to pace properly. By the last touch the three of us remaining unanimously decided, "We Rock!!", and high fived all 'round. Mileage: 2,950 metres.
♦ 800 free
♦ 3 x (5 x 75; 25 stroke, 50 free; 1st set fly, 2nd back, 3rd breast)
♦ 25 free easy
♦ 10 x 100 free on 1:50 (I repeated 1:38 - 1:40)
Then it was a half hour of coaching skils and drills. No wonder I slept last night!