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23 lengths for 10 Minutes. Is that good?

Posted Mar 01 2009 12:00am

Our Sunday masters. I knew it was coming soon. It’s been about that length of time since our last timed swim, so I wasn’t surprised when coach gave us our warm up, main set and then said we would take the last 25 to 30 minutes for 2 sets of 10 minute timed swims.

Basically half swam, and half counted, then the second group swam. I swam second. And after completing our 3 sets of 4 x 100 moderate, and 4 x 25 with breakouts, I needed a P- break, and a little rest.

So my result was 23 lengths. 575m in 10 metres. I wasn’t particularly tickled, but given the night sleep I had, and a 1500m main set, plus the fact that its early March, 5 months away from when I will be race fit. I guess I have to put it in perspective.

The Organic Food Hypocrisy.

Catchy headline eh? I hope I spelled it right. A couple of weeks ago, I went to pick up some produce at our local supermarket. The only tomatoes available were organic, at twice the cost of usual. When I reached the checkout, the cashier gave me the scripted line “Did you find everything you were looking for?” Of course I couldn’t resist and answered honestly, to which she replied “Organic foods are better for you anyway, that’s all I eat”

So On the way home from my workout, I stopped into the same supermarket, and guess who was sat outside on the front stoop sucking back a cigarette.

To tell you the truth, I am still not sure where I stand on organic food. I am not sure what’s healthier. Fruit and veggies, chemically sprayed to keep them fresh, or half spoiled organic produced. But one thing I am sure of, the chemicals in tobacco smoke are definitely worse for you. Ah Well, maybe the tobacco was grown organically.

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