Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wed swim

I had a lane to myself at FOMC today. Astonishing. At least it started out that way, then I got other people joining in. But they either kept up or got out of the way, which is nice. I wasn't trying to swim hard, or swim easy, just going at the pace that felt comfortable. As I was walking out to the car, into a beautiful sunny day, I realized I'd had a nice solid workout, and for a few steps, felt like going for a run. But that passed quickly.

2K 39:12.

The first 500 m was sluggish. When the others joined in I picked up the pace a bit. The first K was 19:20 or so, and 1.5K was 29:02. For a while I was on track for a sub 39 2K, but really slowed down in the last 500 m or so. I ended up thinking about my 1000 m time trial on Friday, and planning how to approach that, how much warm up to do, how fierce a lane Nazi to recruit to keep the riff raff out of my lane, wondering if I could get K or J here to swim in the next lane at a nice easy (for them) 18:30 pace, ect. So instead of channeling the shark, I got the frigging gerbil. That better not happen on Friday is all I can say!

3 comments:

  1. booo gerbil!!! Good time for a 2k swim - i love how the urge to run passed on the walk to the car - so very true how fleeting moments of absolute "drive" can pass so quickly

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  2. HEY!!! The gerbil works his wee butt off, so no dissin the gerbil!!

    He just has shorter, more stout body than the shark is all. Hmpff.

    And yes, excellent swim time. I only wish I could do that!

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  3. Channel the shark, but for heaven's sakes, don't channel the clock-stopping-and-other-electronic-device-stopping monster!! LOL!! Hahahaha! Awesome swim by the way -- glad to hear you are starting to experience an idiot-free lane!! LOL!!

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