Tuesday, March 25, 2008

An amusing morning swim

Yesterday was a rest day after a big workout weekend. Today the pool was quiet, so I settled in for a nice medium length swim, nice and easy and relaxed. I mainly worked on stroke mechanics, concentrating on moving smoothly through the water, becoming one with it, rather than powering through it. See below for lap times and further commentary.

2K 39:21
1:47, 1:58, 1:59, 2:00, 1:57 (500m 9:43)
Nice and easy start, relaxed and stretching. (The shark emerges from his torpor and thinks about breakfast.)
1:59, 1:59, 1:59, 2:00, 2:00 (1K 19:40) Finding a pace and settling in. (The shark checks out his favourite places.)
1:59, 1:59, 2:00, 1:55, 2:00 (1.5K 2:34)Enjoying an empty pool. (The shark cruises along in a hopeful way.)
1:58, 1:58, 1:59, 1:56, 1:55 (2K 39:21) Some idiot with lots of toys joins my lane, but is smart enough to swim on his side. Even with fins on, I swim faster than he does. (The shark senses his prey, and after a brief, all too brief chase, catches and gobbles the prey so neatly that not one drop of blood escapes. The shark hits the hot tub for a beer, eyes a CYT, but decides he doesn't need desert so early in the morning.) All is calm.


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