Weight I have lost

Monday, April 6, 2009

I will be a triathlete!

No, I'm not going for 70.3 (yet).

But my confidence got a huge boost on Saturday. I got up and went to the pool. It opened at 9. I of course got there at 845. I was sitting on a bleacher because the swim team was in the pool, when the swim coach goes, "What are you waiting for? Get in the pool!" So I did, with my new goggles.

It was so weird to open my eyes under water and be able to see (contacts).

So my goal was 200m (8 laps). At 100m another woman got in the lane. We just split the lane in half. Which was ok, because I swim on the rope, so I got that side. Man I like to hit that thing. At 300m (notice I passed my goal), another woman asked if she could join us. Luckily I read about pool lane etiquette, because I wouldn't have known how to swim with 3 in the lane.

Both women were faster than me, and passed me a few times, but they made me swim harder. And longer. I went for 800m. Well at 750m I swallowed a lot of water and then at 775m I swallowed some more, so I decided I was done.

But it was fun. And being able to swim that far...well now I just have to learn to ride the damn bike!

Season pass for the pool is $90. I think I'm going to get one.

Time: 32:40 (swim)
Mileage: 800m (4:06 min/100m)
Calories: 348
Max HR 169
Avg HR 149
In Zone 18:35


Mel said...

Congrats on the swimming. I always love it when I go farther than I planned. Can't wait to follow your progress. Keep it up!

paige said...

WTG on the swimming Al!

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Hey there,
nice job on the laps! It always helps me to have someone else in the pool with me. Sometimes our high school pool is wide open, other times it's super crowded. Awesome job!

Missy said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah for swimming! Always good to go more than your goal and still feel decent in the end. It's such a great change up from 'all the other stuff.'

Congrats and get that pool pass!