I woke up this morning at 4 AM; ready to meet two friends at the pool for a bit of swimming. Susan is triathlete woman; she wins her age group at many of the tri's here in MN and her strongest event..swimming. I, on the other hand, am all about running. I did a good amount of biking this summer, but my swimming could not even be close to good as I loaf about the beach or swim in my pool at home, never even swimming a full lap; mainly floating about upon a mattress. Kristen had completed a few triathlons and her swimming doesn't suck.
In the pool at 5, ah, it wasn't freezing as I was anticipating. It was about 85F; good for me. I swam two lengths of freestyle and was then holding onto the side of the pool gasping for air. OH MY GOSH, where have my lungs gone? Hello! It was tough. A few minutes of gab session and we are off again for two lengths. They are completing two lengths at a time for my sake, as it is quite apparent that I can not go any further at a time.
Wow. I definately have something to reach for. You know, 3 lengths of the pool. Gah! Tomorrow morning, I'll be hitting it again.
While I was swimming I was thinking about my tempo run tonight. Now that I don't suck at !