Monday, November 19, 2007

I sideswiped a geezer!

Swim today
500 m brisk warm up (9:25)
50 m kick
50 m backstroke
250 m 5 x 50 m 45-50 second, on 1:15 start.
50 m kick
50 m breastroke
250 m trying to minimize number of strokes per length, between 15-18.
50 m kick
50 m backstroke
250 m easy cool down (5 min)

1550 m total in a bit under 45 min overall, then did a few min pool pilates.

The pool was warm today, but I was determined. Grrrr. There was a young guy swimming in my lane when I started, or rather, I should say he was slowly waving his flukes looking for a beach. I passed him a couple times and he very graciously moved to the next lane. The geezers left me alone for a while, then one of them tried to swim down the lane I was swimming up. (The fast lane is a pair of lanes together, and they've arranged you swim up the middle, and back along the lane ropes.) I saw him coming, and aimed to graze him. I'm fairly sure my elbow was about an inch from his eyes, and I could have ripped off his very baggy shorts. I thought about it, but decided not to. Then basically my shoulder and ribs pushed him over and my forearm pushed one leg into the other and messed up his kick. Oddly enough, I didn't see him anymore, and I was really left alone. Gotta love it.

2 comments:

  1. Oh Keith...you make me giggle...and thanks for the comment on my blog. I appreciated that!! I am going to look that gal up and read her stuff.

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  2. side swipe hey - it always feels best the moments before the almost impact ...tee hee...when you are lining them up hey? HAHAHA!!!

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