Friday, February 18, 2011

Just keep swimmin'.....


I love Nemo...and my kids do, too! Now, if I could only swim like a fish...

Last night, I left work at 5 pm on the dot. I wanted to make it to the Kiddo's gymnastics class (because I rarely ever get to go) and the Hubby wanted to leave gymnastics class so he could get in one final run before the Austin 1/2 marathon this weekend. But, that also meant that my swim was going to be late. No biggie.

I made it to the pool a little after 8 pm and was surprised to see a few folks in the pool...I usually have the place to myself when I get there earlier. I had "splashers" on both sides of me. Splashers is the name I've given to the folks who are there to get in some exercise, but swim like I did 2 years ago - you know, freestyling with the head above water, making all kinds of splashes with both the arms and legs. Yes, that was me just 2 short years ago...I'd like to think I've made some progress. I figured if nothing else, this will get me used to having people splashing around me at a tri. :-) I started with 100 warm-up, then did some ladders - 100, 30 sec rest, 200 30 sec rest, etc. - I didn't swim as long as I did Monday - only 45 minutes and 1,700. As I was finishing my workout, a few high school kids came in.

Definitely swim team.

It's humbling to get lapped over and over by a bunch of 14 year olds. Just when you think you're making progress.... :0)

6 comments:

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

I found your blog this AM as I was googling race reports for IMFL. Need all the insider info I can get my head wrapped around. I hear ya on the swimming. I just "really" started swimming last year around this time and coming from a strong running/cycling background and not being able to barely do a lap swimming without feeling out of shape was so humbling. I've made a lot of progress, just like you and it feels great...until the high school swimmers get in the lane next to you. Great blog!!! Glad I found you.

Tricia said...

I've been reading your old ZOOMA reports. Very helpful, thanks :)

TX Runner Mom said...

@KC - glad you found me!
@Tricia - please excuse all the griping and cursing about those hills...overall, I had a great time!

Jill said...

I love it when I pace an autistic boy on the track team at school and we're on the track running and yeah like I'm getting lapped on just a measly mile.

You're doing great with the swimming...just keep swimming just keep swimming. :)

Happy weekend!

Jenn said...

Nice work with the swimming:) I would get SMOKED by some 14 year old swim team members!! This should maybe be motivation for me to work on my swimming but no.....I just stay clear of the pool these days!

Great job:)

Meg said...

I wish I could swim with you, I need BIG TIME help! How was your half marathon?