Monday, January 12, 2009

Swimming again

Well, after a few month layoff, I was back in the pool today. I swam with the Stony Brook Seawolves Masters Swim club. For some reason, they start at 5:45a. I guess they are trying to keep their group a secret or something. My alarm went off at 4:30a this morning and thank goodness I packed my bag the night before because I cannot function at that ungodly hour.

Made it to the pool and introduced myself to the woman in charge. She explained how they setup the lanes and I quickly found what lane I belonged in..... the slow one!! I looked for the slowest lane doing the shortest workout. Turns out the shortest workout was 2,900 yds. I knew this would be a painful way to start the week. I hopped in and began the warmup. Not too bad, so far so good. Once the workout started, it was all downhill. Right for for swimming I don't have many speeds. My philosophy is to start slow and taper off until my conditioning comes back.

I wound up cutting the workout a little short due to fatigue (2,300 yds). I can almost feel my arms again. 

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