Friday, January 04, 2013

20 X 100 (New Year's Swim)

Most of my triathlete/swimming friends like to do a 100 X 100 swim on New Year's Day.  Honestly, I've never really entertained the thought of doing that many 100 or that far of distance, but since swimming is the only form of exercise I can do right now without feeling like a cow, I thought I would do my own brand of New Year's Swim.  Dave and I decided to do 20 or 25 X 100 with a variety of 100s.  The thought was to do 5 X 100 swim, 5 X 100 swim with fins, 5 X 100 kick, 5 X 100 pull, 5 X 100 repeat.  But when we started this, I just wasn't feeling it.  So we mixed it up a little.  Instead we did 3 X 100 swim, 100 swim with fins, 100 kick, 100 pull, 100 swim.  The kicks felt absolutely awful on this pregnant body.  AWFUL!!!  I could not get comfortable on the kickboard.  I did two with the kickboard and then the third I did on my back, but still felt like crap.  I even walked half the pool with my flippers on.

After 1500 I was just beat.  I really didn't want to do anymore.  But, Dave was feeling it and he said, "Last 500 choice."  I grabbed my pull buoy, my toy of choice, and started my last set of 5 X 100.  When I got to the wall, Dave was still going.  I asked him if he lost count and he said no, he was just going to keep going.  Well, sure, I can do that.  So I did the next 400 straight swim with a pull buoy. 

20 X 100ish.  2000 yards.  BOOM!!!

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