Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday/EHTMNBN postscript

I do not think I will have time to exercise today - I'd love an easy evening swim, but I am trying to finish my novel to send out tomorrow, and have various other things to do (a lecture to write, a dissertation chapter to read and comment upon, etc. etc.) that must also be squeezed in somewhere. It is going to be a crazy marathon work day!

I got the disk from my freestyle clinic last week, and will ponder whether there is any way to snip out 8-10 seconds and post it here for feedback. No time for that now, though....

The TNYA One-Hour Swim results are up. Look how fast some of those folks can swim! The relays are amazing - the guys trade off by hundreds, I think, and manage to cover an amazing distance. I am one of the slowest swimmers, but I think I swam well and that it will be a long-term project getting quite a bit faster - I will just keep plugging away, there is no magic bullet...

Here is the page of my splits! I settled in very steadily in the 57-second range for my 50s - I can see that in the middle twenty minutes I was definitely going a little slower, but that I pretty much successfully picked up for the last twenty minutes and swam strong (fastest 50 was 54.99) for the last 10 minutes. Very good stuff - I really enjoyed that swim.

And on a thoroughly non-triaspirational note, the thing I am almost certainly going to do here and there today as I plow through this work is eat some of these! Courtesy of Brent, who I hope does not mind me describing him as a person with a deep-seated opposition to the Evil Holiday That May Not Be Named combined with a thorough comprehension of my notion that a super-deluxe ultra-fancy box of chocolates is something of the utmost delightfulness and yet not what one can purchase for oneself in good conscience!




(Bonus glimpse of cat!)

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Splits! Chocolates! Blackie!

Your swim was very evenly paced -- well done!

ShirleyPerly said...

Nice job on your swim! That timing sheet reminds me a lot of the one I got at my indoor marathon.

Enjoy the chocolates!!