Thursday, March 31, 1994

31 Mar 1994

400 - swim

800 - 2 x 400's pull getting 4:45 on 6:00

300 - 6 Australian 50's on 1:00

1600 total

Tired again, don't know what's wrong.

Wednesday, March 30, 1994

30 Mar 1994

500 - warmup

1000 - 10 x 100's free under 1:05 on 1:45

200 - ez

I had a huge 7000 yd workout made but only did this because I lost energy, and my knee was acting up on me. Sad because of the weakness and angry because my knee is acting up again. I was happy about the 100's. I am swimming tomorrow morning at 6:00 am and then get picked up at 10:00 to go to the cabin. I am excited. Goodnight

Tuesday, March 29, 1994

29 Mar 1994

600 - swim

600 - 6 x 100's free on 1:45 all under 1:05

100 - ez

250 - 10 x 25's fly one breath on :45

250 - 10 x 25's no breath on 1:00

400 - 2 x 200's on 3:00 under 2:15

2200 total

I got a triathalon team going. The biker took first in the Beaver dick bike race last semester and the runner is on the cross country team. I got them from Tara at the pool. She is trying to do it all herself too. So this team here will take first no worries. I have set a goal time of 10:30 for 900 yards.

The 6 x 100's were good. I was nailing 1:01 on average. I should find out soon about the swim team. Tonight I may be going to the temple. So tonights workout will be smaller. Here it is:

29 March 1994

500 - swim

500 - 10 x 50's touch and pull on 1:00

250 - 10 x 25's stretch descending strokes every other 25 first one - 20

250 - 10 x 25's free w/no breath on :45

500 - 10 x 50's fly on 2:00 all under :34

400 - free warmdown

2900 total

5100 overall total

One of the guy swimmers is a new lifeguard and he worked today. It kind of made me mad because I see all these lifeguards who think they're bad because they're guards, when the patrons (such as myself) are in better shape than they are. I honestly am afraid that Zirker might not make me head guard next year. All I know is that I am going to get a 3.0 or higher to get out of fetchin probation and then get certified over the summer so he has no excuse. I won't work, unless I am head guard. Because it pays more, plus I don't want a weak sucker to be head guard.

I can't find a ride to the temple tonight. All the elders in this ward have priorities screwed up. I don't know anyone who wants to go out of their way to go to the temple. My only hope is that Bart comes home in the next few minutes and then we go. But I think he is getting his priorities screwed up like the rest of us.

Went to Craigo's to say good bye to Brandi. She is going back home because she is dropping out of school.

I paid $1.00 for one piece of pizza and was quite unsettled with that.

Monday, March 28, 1994

28 Mar 1994

900 - 900 free warmup

900 - 12 x 75's fly (lft, regular, rt)

500 - 200 on 3:00, 150 on 2:00, 100 on 2:00, 50 on 1:30

500 - 50 on 1:00, 100 on 1:30, 150 on 2:00, 200 on 2:30

100 - ez

500 - 200 on 3:00, 150 on 2:15, 100 on 1:30, 50 on :45

500 - 50 on :45, 100 on 1:30, 150 on 2:15, 200 on 3:00

100 - ez

500 - 10 x 50's fly on 2:00

100 - fast

200 - ez

4800 total

This was an excellent workout. I swam the whole thing and still had energy left over. Sioeli Kaumavae sent me a tape today and he is a good friend. I wrote Charmayne and Kaumavae a letter and sent it today.

Tara might be the biker for our triathalon. I'll find out tonight. We had an easter egg hunt at our sisters tonight for FHE. It was real fun and then we colored some boiled eggs and had a war with them. Great fun. Goodnight.

Saturday, March 26, 1994

26 Mar 1994

500 - warmup

500 - 10 x 50 suicides

250 - 10 x 25's fly one breath down on :45

100 - ez

250 - 10 x 25's fly no breath on :45

100 - ez

1000 - free

100 - superstroke

100 - free sprint w/dive

100 - ez

800 - 16 x 50's free on :45

200 - ez

4000 total

Friday, March 25, 1994

25 Mar 1994

500 - wu

1200 - 6 x 200's pull on 4:00

600 - 6 x 100's free on 2:00

100 - ez

500 - 10 x 50's alternate free and fly on 2:00

100 - ez

3000 total

I had hardly any energy and I wan't really in the mood. Sarah was here today and I have a hard time forgiving her. She doesn't even talk to me anymore. Oh well. Anndee didn't come and I had another boring weekend night. I went to bed at 9:30.

Thursday, March 24, 1994

24 Mar 1994

500 - warmup

250 - 10 x 25's fly only one breath down on 1:00

100 - ez

250 - 10 x 25's fly no breaths on 1:00

250 - 5 x 50's alternate free and fly on 1:00

100 - pull ez

100 - sprint (:59)

250 - warmdown

1800 total

Jadie let me borrow her knee wrap and it seemed to help quite a bit compared to yesterday's pain. But it still hurt in between sets. I am going to go buy one at the book store today.

I have no classes today because they are all cancelled so I am going to be trying to keep myself busy today. I am going to get this swim team thing turned in so that we can get busy with recruiting. I am also going to Inservice at 2:00.

I will then swim this evening at 5-7. That is my day. Pretty boring huh.


100 - free

50 - breast

50 - back

25 - fly

25 - sidestroke

250 total


200 - free warmup

200 - 2 x 100's fast on 2:00

1200 - 8 x 75's control on 1:30

8 x 50's build on 1:00

8 x 25's race on :30

200 - 2 x 100's fast

200 - ez

200 - 2 x 100's fast

2200 total

I met Anndee Shingleton from Castlerock, Colorado. She is up for the seekend with her friends mother to see her brother. She swam quick and I told her of next semesters swim team. By the way, I turned in the constitution and roster of officers at the ASRC office today. Brother Zirker says it is good what is happening. I wait for them to contact me to tell me if it is approved.

Anyhow I was talking to Anndee and she is coming her next fall and she has been swimming ever since she was 6. She swam pretty dang quick.

I found out that it is $8.00 to enter into the triathalon on April 9th. I called Don Leslie who is on the track team and he can't do the running because of a track meet down in Provo. So it looks like we won't take first afterall since all the runners are going to Provo. I guess I'll just do it with Sarah or maybe not, I don't know.

My knee didn't hurt one bit at the afternoon workout and I was really happy about that. I got in a terrible mood the last couple days because of it. But I am happy now because my ear no longer hurts ( I had a terrible ear ache) and my knee no longer is in pain. So I am thankful. It has been a pretty good day afterall.

Day's total - 4,250 Yes!

Wednesday, March 23, 1994

23 Mar 1994

400 - 400 free Warmup

900 - 12 x 75's 25 left, right, ripple

50 - ez

600 - 6 x 100's kick on 2:00

50 - ez

500 - 5 x 100's descending 1 - 5 on 3:00

800 - 16 x 50's IM fly, fly. Fly, back. Bk, bk.

50 - Breast

500 - 5 x 100's descending 1 - 5 on 3:00

150 - ez

4,000 total

I only did about 800 yards of this workout. My knee began acting up on me and I was in real pain. I was very angry. I called home immediately and told mom I am going to see the doctor. She said OK but I have to come home to see him. I agreed but I can't find a ride. Jadie has a wrap bandage I can use for a while. I borrowed it for tomorrow mornings workout.

Tuesday, March 22, 1994

22 Mar 1994

500 - free warmup

500 - 10 x 50's suicidal first 25 gutter lift, 2nd 25 - 10 push ups

300 - kick

500 - 5 x 100's shirt workout

100 - sprint

200 - warmdown

2100 total

Afternoon Workout

400 - 400 warm up (2 x 200 IMs)

800 - 16 x 50's IM

200 - 200 ez

1000 - 10 x 100's kick on 2:00

200 - 2 x 100's free

2600 total

4700 total

2nd workout was very unmotivating for me. I had no energy. Especially when Sarah came to swim. It is like I am still emotionally connected or something. I was fine until she came and then her presence took all my energy and thoughts. Very angry. Came home and went straight to bed rather than take my life. Retired at 7:30 pm.

Monday, March 21, 1994

21 Mar 1994 - Gettin' rude

800 - 500 swim, kick

800 - 16 x 50's fly 15 kick, 35 fly

400 - 4 x 100's pull on 2:00 descend 1-4

400 - 4 x 100's fast on 3:00

100 - 4 x 25's over unders

500 - 10 x 50's alternate fly and free on 1:30

100 - free sprint under :58

200 - warmdown

3300 total

I was tired and had very little energy but I finished the workout. I didn't swim Saturday because I went to Pocatello to see Grandma and Grandpa Richins. I prayed at their homecoming. Everyone there made fun of my haircut. All in good fun though. It was good to see them. I rode with Lusks. Brenda and I took top half of our class in the dance competition Saturday. Mom and Verda had a ball.

I saw Sarah today, and we passed a few words to each other but we are very distant now, and I feel bad because of my attitude to her now. She started it though. That is no excuse, but we aren't even friends anymore it seems. It is really sad how a relationship can be so close and so distant within one month. I wasn't the one who made the rash decision to end it, she did. She began to close her door so I slammed it for her.

Friday, March 18, 1994

18 Mar 1994

1000 - 500 warmup, 300 kick, 200 pull

500 - 10 x 50's lungbusters

Shirt workout

600 - 2 x 3 x 100's 2 shirts on first 100, 1 on 2nd and last 100 free all on 3:00.

500 - 10 x 50's fly lft arm, rt arm on 1:30

200 - kick

50 - fly sprint (under :29)

50 - ez

100 - fast (under 1:00)

200 - warmdown

3200 total

Thursday, March 17, 1994

17 Mar 1994

1000 500 swim, kick

500 10 x 50's suicidal (every 25- 10 tri-extensions, other 25 10 pushups)

750 10 x 75's kick on 2:15

50 ez

800 4 x 200's pull descend on 4:00

100 fast ( under 1:00)

300 ez

3500 total

This was a good workout. There was hardly anyone in the pool to motivate me, but I motivated myself. The suicides were very hard, but the kicking right after that made my arms get back into the stretch mode for the 200's.

The ROTC fags were taking the pool till 6:30 so this was a late night workout. I swam from 6:30 to 8:30. I wanted to go see the fugitive tonight with a date, but it starts at 9:00 and it would be too late.

I am doing the triathalon with Jeremy and his friend. It is April 9th. His friend is 2nd in the nation for biking (so Jeremy says) and I know I'll kick butt in the swim which is 800 yards. Jeremy is a pretty good runner, so we should do well.

I have the dance competition in a couple days. Mom and Cara are coming up to see it and take me down to Pocatello to see Grandma and Grandpa. There came in today and are home now.

Wednesday, March 16, 1994

16 Mar 1994

1000 - 500 free, 5 x 100's kick on 3:00

500 - 10 x 50's free on 1:00

300 - 3 x 100's free pull on 3:00

300 - 3 x 100's kick on 3:00

200 - 8 x 25's fly on :30

250 - 5 x 50's sprint on 2:00

500 - 500 ez

3050 total

Bryan didn't come so Jadie made this workout for me, cause I hate making them on the spot. The 25's fly were the hardest part. I took too much rest on the 50 sprints though. I got finished just as a swim class came in. It was a good workout and I didn't get tempted to quit early.

Tuesday, March 15, 1994

15 Mar 1994

6:00 am rise and shine sucker!

600 - swim

400 - 2 x 200's pull with ankles tied

100 - 50 fly tied ankles, 50 fly normal

100 - ez

100 - fast

100 - warm down

1400 total

Last night I called Sarah and she was sleeping (yeah right). I was angry and went in the kitchen and it was a craphole as normal and I was having a frustrating day as it was and yelled out "Do your own fetchin dish!" Went into my room and Shawn comes in to mock and I was pissed. I pushed him out of the doorway and said "get the hell out of here!" I tried to go to bed and then Murray comes in and picks up my phone and says "What's her number?" I said "forget it, just let me sleep" After a minute of persisting to call her to let her have it, he left and I listened to Nine Inch Nails again. I have got to do something about this. Maybe I should trade Jaron back that CD. It makes me keep that anger in and it isn't good.

But this morning I felt a little better and went swimming at 6:00. It was crowded and then about 5 minutes after I got in I was the only one in the pool. I didn't have much energy because I had no food in me except for a pancake I just ate, but I can't derive energy from something like that in minutes so I only did 1400. I planned on swimming a mile straight but after 600 got a sideache.

I might as well type up this afternoons workout.

400 - 200 IM, 200 free

750 - 10 x 75's kick 1st 25 fly, choice, fly

1000 - 4 x 100 IMs on 2:00, 2 x 100 IM's on 2:00, 200 IM

1200 - 12 x 100's descend 1 - 4

1st 100 - 2:00

2nd - 1:45

3rd - 1:30 last one on 1:00

50 - 2 underwater pulls

50 - ez

3450 total

Today was a good day. I wrote Sarah a little note today. It said, "Sarah -

Saturday comes quickly. I'll just dance with my cousin.

'Sides you would rather be with your friends. Right. Gords"

So that was the last straw and I was the one to take it. I have a problem looking back and wondering what she is thinking, but I am getting very close to forgeting her. I called Emily Adams tonight to ask her out to see the Fugitive but she wasn't home. I left a message.

Monday, March 14, 1994

14 Mar 1994

900 - 500 swim, 200 pull, 200 kick

600 - 3 x 200's descending on 4:00

400 - 4 x 100's descending on 2:00

500 - 10 x 50's alternate free and fly on 1:00 and 2:00

100 - ez

500 - 10 x 50's fly kick on 1:15

200 - 2 x 100's fast (under 1:00)

300 - ez

3500 total

I nearly gave up on the 100's but persisted thankfully. Sarah was lifeguarding and I tried not to show any attention to her. After she left she came back and swam for a bit with Kelly. Who also made me angry as she was telling me her reason for not playing cards yesterday was because she didn't know why I called her. To play cards you stupid wench! Not everything a guy asks has fetchin double meanings.

Sarah told me "Don't make yourself a stranger." Look who's talking. I said sorry and kept on swimming. I did the last 2 100's on :55.

Sarah asked me just before I got out if she could still do the dance competition this weekend with me. I said I don't know if we can get it down by then. I think she knows I'm pissed and that is good. I don't want to be rude but I don't want her to think she has me this time.

She asked me to call her tonight. I bet it will be a lengthy discussion about what is wrong.

Saturday, March 12, 1994


800 - 500 swim, 300 kick

1000 - 10 x 100's free on 3:00 getting below 1:05

100 - ez

1900 total

I had a 3800 workout made up but only did this much because I was kind of tired from playing full court BB with the guys here. I played pretty good for an RM with not much playing time after the mission.

Also Sarah began working after the last 100 so I quit because I don't even want to swim in her presence anymore. She waved at me and I nodded and spit water in her direction when she wasn't looking. I got out when she wasn't looking either so I wouldn't have to return my kickboard and clock. Just left it all there for her to get herself.

I wanted to go to the dance so bad but couldn't think of anyone to go with so I watched Saturday night live in the lounge instead.

Friday, March 11, 1994

Gettin' Dogged

800 - 500 swim, 300 kick

1000 - 5 x 200's on 4:00 long stretchers

1500 - 60 x 25's fly on 1:00

3300 total

Today I swam at 3:00 because I was in the mood to do something physical. Sarah dogged me hard at 3:00. I asked her to the dance tonight but she said no because she was going with a bunch of friends. I guess I am not a friend. So I left and she told me to call her or come to swim while she was at work tomorrow.

Bull! It is over! I came home and ripped up her picture and all things that reminded me of her. I was extremely angry and started doing calisthenics to Nine Ince Nails but went swimming after 20 minutes of it.

I had planned on doing 100 x 25's fly but 1:00 is to much rest. Plus everyone was getting in my way so I felt content with 60 and left.

Shawn played racquetball with me since we were the only ones home this weekend. I was glad rather than stay at home and feel sad over Sarah's loss.

Thursday, March 10, 1994

Ricks College Intramural Swim Meet

Ricks Intramural meet -

50 free - I wanted a :23 and got :23.66. I came in 3rd by a hair.

100 IM - I wanted a 1:10 and got 1:03.82. I came in 4th.

50 fly - :26. I got a :26.26 I took first in this event.

100 free - I wanted :49 and got :50.9. I came in first in this event.

200 free - I wanted a 1:55 and got a 1:55.61. I also came in first in this event.

There were 9 events and I swam 5. Taking first in three of those.

Bryan came in first overall as he swam every event. I came in 3rd overall which aint too bad seeing that I didn't even swim 4 events.

I am pleased with these times as they are all break my personal records.

Jaron, Shawn and Chris and Ryon and Tammi all came to support me. I am grateful for that. It means alot.

I also went to inservice today too because Zirker wanted me to join in on it. I saw him today to ask him if we could take off the swim suits to expose our speedos. He said it was up to Rydalch. Bryan did it anyways and none of the guards did anything about it, so I took mine off for the 100 and 200 free.

Tuesday, March 8, 1994

8 Mar 1994

Today we swam probably 400 yards. We sprinted and did turns and talked about tomorrow and then went to the meeting where we found out that it is not going to be tomorrow but the next day.

I went shopping earlier and bought a trout. I ate it tonight and also some rice. I got plenty of carbohydrates. I am so psyched for Thursday. I swam a :52 100 free today w/o blocks.

Friday, March 4, 1994

4 Mar 1994

500 - free warmup

200 - 4 x 50's free race each other with shirts

100 - 4 x 25's race w/ shirts

flip turns

100 - free sprint (:53)

100 - ez

1000 total

We talked about shaving and I went home and shaved. I am now bald as heck. I like it though. I am stoked for getting a :50 100 free. I want it so bad, I am going crazy.

Thursday, March 3, 1994

3 Mar 1994 - Tapering

500 warmup

50's fast and starts etc.

Bryan and I are tapering for next week.

I did a :54 100 free.

Wednesday, March 2, 1994

2 Mar 1994

500 - warmup

1000 - 5 x 100's IM on 1:50, 5 x 100's free on 1:45 (all under 1:04)

500 - 5 x 100's kick on 2:30

500 - 20 x Australian 25's fast on 1:00

100 - sprint (beat Monday's 100 time)

200 - ez

2800 total