Friday, May 16, 2008

Swimming Straight

I couldn't make 4 swims this week, especially considering 2 of them were supposed to be 4,500 meters. So, today, I combined 2 workouts. The one hour non-stop swim and one of the 4,500 meter swims. I hope it will work, or go with the FLOW of my training as Coach G stresses.
I dropped off Redfish off in childcare at the Y and I had exactly 2 hours before I had to pick him up. I spent the first 10 minutes chatting with Patty and Lil' Sis Jessica...then a good solid 1:45 minute swim straight. I stopped a few times to adjust my goggles. Tried to imagine doing that while I floated on my back in the Bay. Hopefully, I won't need to on race it wasn't so easy.
Swam by myself for about 30 minutes. Then shared a lane with Lona. She left, then Lynn was next. Swam alone again until Wendy joined me. I have no idea who these people are. I just like to introduce myself to the person I'm swimming with. Seems to make things go better. Then I swam by myself again. Anyway, it was a LONG swim. Afterwords, I had about 3.5 minutes left for a shower, before I had to pick Redfish up again. I think I'm gonna be fine on race day. And looks like the open water swim is rescheduled for next Friday, so hopefully, i'll work out my wetsuit issues then.
Oh, one more thing. I guess this shouldn't be a footnote, but it's own post. But, oh well. more later. I've decided to do Ironman Florida in 2009. And, I'm going to do it for a cause....more on that later. In the meantime, can I just tell you that Chlorine is not a cologne, but I feel like it's my new scent. Should I layer something over it?


Trihardist said...

What?! Chlorine is totally its own cologne! Wear it to the grocery store proudly! "That's right, mother of three with the cart full of Little Debbie snacks and Healthy Choice lunches, I smell like chlorine! It's because I'm a triathlete! And you can be one too!"

TriGirl 40 (okay - 41) said...

So amazed by all the inspiring and impressive swimming you are doing! Can't wait to brave the 4.4 with you!

Sarah said...

Can't wait to hear your plans!! I'm going to be volunteering this year - do you think you'll come down and register or are you going to register online? This is so exciting, I'm jumping up and down for you. And yes, group blog!