Lava Flow for the Spring Snow

19 April 2022


Doing various versions of a flow yoga class - hot, warm or cold; fast or slow - has been a part of my training routine for over a decade. One of the things I really missed during the pandemic was the ability to go to in-person yoga classes. I tried doing the online versions, but I think part of what I really enjoyed about going out for yoga was the ambiance of the facility, the mood, the detachment that being somewhere else provided me mentally.


I just started back to in-person classes two weeks ago and it's been the perfect complement to my swimming that it used to be.


When we moved to Barrie at the start of 2019, I was delighted that my new hometown, had a great yoga studio at BLiSS Ann Green Yoga:

While my favorite room is the Loft (top windows in the picture on the left and looking out of those windows from inside in the center picture) for the view over Lake Simcoe on a sunny day (with the blinds up), their hot yoga room, Lava, is perfect for a morning class, all dimly lit and a mellow way to start your day. This morning, after a 2,250 yard workout (more below) over at LA Fitness, I did just that, with a warm "lava flow" class.


Bliss, indeed.


The pre-swim was straightforward, a quick warmup and some speed work to add a little volume this week:

  • 1 x 400: IM kick-drill

  • 3 x 100: on 1:20, descend free w/snorkel

  • 12 x 25: on 0:30, underwater dolphin kick with fins, done in sets of 4

  • #1 - moderate, 2 breaths

  • #2 - moderate, no breath

  • #3 - moderate, 1 breath

  • #4 - AFAP no breath

  • 1 x 50: easy scull

  • 4 x "100" on 1:40, 25 FAST stroke IM order, 75 easy

  • 1 x 50: on 1:40 scull easy

  • 4 x "75" on 1:20, 25 FAST stroke IM order, 50 easy

  • 1 x 50: on 1:40 scull easy

  • 4 x "50" on 1:00, 25 FAST stroke IM order, 25 easy

  • 4 x 50: active recovery on 0:40, 0:45, 0:50

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