Tuesday, April 8, 2008

So can I make today my time trial, please?

What a great swim this am!! At first I was disappointed to see 2 people in the fast lane, but then I soon realized they were motoring along. The other guy was swimming just a bit quicker than me. The other girl swims about the same speed but stops periodically.

So I put my game face on and joined in. The other guy was slowly gaining on me, but finished his workout before he caught up. I made some minor changes to my stroke, but mainly I was determined not to get passed. The first 100 m was 97 seconds without trying. At the 500 m mark in just over 9 minutes, I realized I had a really good thing going, and dug deep to keep it up. I think I faded a bit in laps 12-15 or so, but picked it up again for a strong finish. Oddly enough, I did not channel the shark.

1000 m in 18:38 for a new personal best since I started all this! I felt fast and strong. If I hadn't done a bit of a sprint in the last 50 m, I could have kept going for a little while anyway. Maybe not to a 28 min 1500, but who knows? This on the very next swim after a 19 minute K just about popped my lungs and I felt slow.

Bring on spin class!

On second thought, let's not. I felt blah getting on the bike, and felt pain throughout. Back in 2 spots, butt in all the spots, legs all over, arms, ect. Yuck. To be honest, I essentially dogged it the entire workout. I was on the bike for 1.6 hrs, but I don't know if I'm going to count it toward the weekly total.

4 comments:

  1. holy shite keith, that's friggin awesome!!! great job! you are going to rock the swim at chinook!!! hopefully you did this with swim trunks on of course. :P

    must have been something in the water this morning as i had a great swim too!

    yay for both of us!!!

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  2. yeah i bet he swam naked!!! that's why he went so fast!! Sometimes the best workout comes on the tails of the worst one (or in your case the none one).....

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  3. The shark wore his birthday suit today!! LOL!

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  4. Freakin' awesome swim man. 18! I'd be happy with a 20. Forget channeling the shark man, you are the torpedo! (insert the obvious naked swim joke here)

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