Okay, so I was the "surprise a triathlete" guest on the podcast this week--Curly Su guessed right. :) Kinda strange to hear it now--hope my Cleveland accent doesn't drive people out there nuts. Of course, I don't think I have an accent at all, but when I spent the summer of '02 in D.C. for the James Madison Fellowship thingy, there was basically one social studies teacher from every state--and I got sooooooooooo made fun of for my accent. I mean, seriously...I had a Texan telling me I had an accent! Come on, now! Texas!!! Anyway, if I sound like the Aflac duck then hey, I guess that's just me. :)
So I got back to the pool this morning--yay! Funny thing is, I had these really wierd dreams last night. The Y pool lap swim was from 7-9, but I kept having these dreams that I got up at 7 to get there around 7:30 (to miss the initial rush) and stuff kept getting in my way. First there was a bunch of goats crossing the street.
I'm wondering the significance of goats....seriously...did I accidentally smoke crack last night or something?
Then I got there and the water was shut off and they had to refill the pool......????
So in my dream I started my 3000 yard swim at 8:52 and I only got to do a few laps.
So I did get up at 7:15ish, without an alarm no less! No goats in my way as I headed to the pool.
I had a workout in my bag that I planned on doing the day I got really sick...so it's been on hold for over 2 weeks. Hmmmm. I wasn't sure if I'd feel my fins today so I thought I'd give it a go and see...
400 yd Warm Up
8X75 kick, swim, drill--these were actually really fun. I read on someone's blog this week (I can't remember who's or I'd give them some props here...maybe TarHeelTri?) that instead of using a kickboard you should kick on your back streamlining your arms, since that gives you a better sense of feeling the streamline while you kick. It totally worked!!!
6X200 Negative Split, 20 seconds rest between: Not sure about this one....thought I'd just see how they went and if I didn't NS them, I wouldn't beat myself up too bad. They went like this:
Woo hoo!!!! That was a nice boost to the ol' confidence. I've lost a little bit from my 2 week hiatus, but not too much--and I kicked it strong at the end!
Then 6X100 on :15 rest. Did those a bit slower as I was feeling a little tired.
Total: 3000 yards
So I am pretty pumped. Took a shower at the Y, came home, made some blueberry waffles and scrambled eggs, put a pot on for Matt's tea and brewed my yummy Cravings coffee...and Matt woke up just as the teapot whistled.
It's a good day. :)