Monday, September 20, 2010

Swimming in the rain, and FREE

Today was the first real "workout" swim. Not that I was given a plan or anything. Not that I wanted a plan.  I took over the fast lane and had a nice warm up. Today I could really feel the water. The first few laps felt really smooth and strong. I was working on catch, and trying to coordinate the body roll with the arm stroke. More work is needed. Once I felt warmed up I did 5 x 100 on 2 min. The first one was 100 seconds even, and it didn't even feel like I was working that hard. All the rest were 106 or 107 seconds and it seemed like I was working a lot harder for these. Funny how that goes. Cooled down with some pull, for a total of 30 minutes.

I went into the dive tank for some deep water running, but my legs weren't really too happy about that so I stopped fairly quick.

The high point of the swim was chatting to Mr. Elegant about his day at IMC. He's really pleased, and given his time he should be!

The rest of the day was running errands and continuing the great basement cleanup project. I'm not sure if I'm getting a cold, or it's all the dust I've been breathing. I continue to be amazed at the things I find. The most unexpected item was one of those plastic thingies cab drivers used to have to process credit card slips. Remember, the actual paper and carbon slips? That we used to use for ALL credit card transactions? I have no idea at all why we have one.

Wed looks to be sunny and warm! Who's willing to play hooky from work and go for a bike ride with me?

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  1. "Mr. Elegant"?

    Do all the characters in Kanadian Klue have different names?

    My guess: The murderer is Mr. Hoser, in the Beer Room, with a Curling Broom!

  2. Off topic, but did you receive your popener yet?

  3. will the snow i hear you guys got be melted by then??

    i went to pool this morning for a swim...first time in forever...unfortunately they were closed till october. sigh.


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