Thursday, May 04, 2006

What the......?????

??????

Maybe it was because the water wasn't about 92 degrees like it usually is.

Maybe it was because Eric was kicking ass in the lane next to me making 4200 yards look like a walk in the park.

Maybe it was because I had a MUCH better long run last night of 13 miles and I think Wednesday night long runs will work perfectly for me.

Or, maybe it was because we had a nice picnic in the park after my run last night and enjoyed the sunset over the lake.

I don't know WHAT it was but somethin' made me fast today.

My 100s that I was swimming leisurely to steady were, instead of being around 1:50, were around 1:41. ???????????????????

Then, after 3000 yards, I did 3 X 100 as hard as I could....and......

(are you ready for this?)

.......DID THEM ALL UNDER 1:30????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like, each one of them????? The fastest was 1:27????????????????

What the HECK????

This is a good thing, of course, but I am just shocked. I haven't done a 100 under 1:30 in a loooooonggg time. Let alone THREE at the end of a 34oo yard workout!!!

Competitive Sara wonders what she could do if she was on fresh arms and legs.......

(Competitive Sara needs to GO AWAY NOW)

Anyway, I am pretty pumped. Definitely a good start to my day!

16 comments:

Cliff said...

Sara..good stuff :)...

TryAthlete said...

You rock! Go TriSaraTops!

Chris said...

What an awesome feeling that must have been! Nice job! :)

Pixie said...

Great job, you are going to ROCK at IM. :) Keep it up!

E-Speed said...

glad the mid week long run worked out for you!

I had a good morning in the pool today too...must be something in the water ;)

Spence said...

ROCKIN' SWIM, DUDE!! That's so great!! I felt strong in the water today too. Must be something in the stars!!! 1:40s are amazing to hold over that distance...sweet!!! Keep up the good work!

Lana said...

Those are awesome times! If I ever vistit Cleveland will you be my swmim coach?!?!

BTW - I sorta "borrowed" your html code for your "2006 Race Season" table...hope you don't mind? If so just call me a theif and I swear I'll take it out ASAP!

DaisyDuc said...

And I thought I had a good swim workout this morning...not really even in the same league!

Glad to hear the training is going well!

nancytoby said...

Holy moly, like 45 seconds for up and back in our 25m pool? IN MY DREAMS. YOU GO, Competitive Sara!

Habeela said...

That's so great! I'm sure you'll do it again next week!

greyhound said...

Rock 'n roll, or in technical terms, stress, recovery and adaptation. This training thing really works. Awesome.

walchka said...

You've got mad skills in the water. What a great swim!

Eric said...

You were looking strong in the pool this morning. With your awesome flip turns, you make me look like a dork with my touch and go.

Batman said...

I love days like that. It makes the hard ones well worth it. Maybe it took a trip to the canyon to get you off of the plateau!?!

Papa Louie said...

You and elizabeth are swimming great! I need to learn from you two. Keep up the great workouts!

Rae said...

Awesome job on the swim!! You're a rocket ship!