Saturday, September 10, 2011

1650 Yards

As I got up this morning, I realized that there was nothing that I had to do. I have had to put air in my front tire of couple of times recently and, for once, I followed my first mind and headed to Dobbs where they took care of a nail that had embedded itself in my tire.

After Dobbs, I ate lunch and headed to the pool where I've been working on getting 10 laps in before I start slacking. As soon as I got 10 in, I spotted a very tan man sitting in the bleachers. I nodded. It was chatty Kathleen's husband who is quite the bicyclist. I should really say that he is an ultra cyclist since he's done a century or two.

At some point Kathleen and I, inevitably, talk across the lane dividers. After she left, I decided to see if I could get in a mile. I started to feel punch-drunk around lap 26 but I thought if I could make it to lap 28, I could gut it out. I checked with the lifeguard about the closing time and I finished with seven minutes to spare -- or 15 minutes before closure.

When I climbed out of the pool, I felt heavy, drained and knew that I was done for the day. Good thing that I didn't have anything that I absolutely had to do. Oh yeah, my appetite was also insatiable. Can't say that I have the same appetite for swimming a mile since this marks only my second time getting it done and I'm not sure how people swim a mile on the regular. Probably through training, hunh?


  1. i swim intercals most of the time and do a whole mile at a time maybe once a week. doing a series of 150s helps me with my mile

  2. How do you keep track of the laps? The few times I tried swimming lengths (many moons ago) I could never remember the count.

    And I finally watched Ping Pong Playa. It was hilarious. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. i love that heavy drained feeling after an all out workout. followed by a good nap, that would constitute an awesome day for me :)

  4. @midlife_swimmer,

    Thanks for letting me know your strategy. Maybe I'll be able to work my way up to a mile per week. You gotta have goals, right?


    When I'm not losing tally or lap counters, I keep track of laps that way. Of course, it's really funny when you have a lap counter and still manage to lose track of a lap or two.

    Glad you enjoyed Ping Pong Playa...


    I'm glad that you've felt that heavy feeling too because I wondered if it was natural. ;)

    I'll have to put a post-swimming nap on the agenda next time...