I swim on a small team (Madison Titans) with 4 regulars and a couple others that can't make the morning workout. On Saturdays and occasional weekdays, I drop by HSA in Huntsville for a swim in the big pool.
Swam w/ Dave, Dave, Bob and a couple others at HSA. Had a surreal swim experience today. We were about 3500 yards into the workout doing 11 100s on 1:20. I had just started descending my pace for the last 5. Suddenly, a ring goes off like from a phone in an old black and white movie. It literally sounds like it is coming from the center of my head. I look around for a phone and then realize I'm still in a swimming pool. The ring stops so I assume that I just heard something the wrong way or maybe the current song being played on the sound system has a phone ring it in. I got a grip back on my sanity and kept pushing forward. A few seconds later, it rings again... and again. It is clearly a telephone and it is coming from inside my head. Now I'm starting to think I'm still asleep and dreaming that I'm at swim practice. But for a dream, things seemed awfully real. And usually when I dream about swimming the people swimming with me typically aren't my teammates. So, then I theorize that maybe I'm swimming too hard and I'm having some sort of hallucination. Suddenly, the rings just quit. After the interval, Dave said he heard the same thing. He had stopped temporarily because he though something was going wrong. We look up to see the coach ending a conversation on her cell phone. Apparently, another coach had called her a few minutes prior to make sure she opened the pool up for the masters. Her ring tone was set to and old phone sound and somehow the acoustics of the Nat were projecting the sound straight into our heads. Bizarre but at least I know I'm not going crazy.
900 Warm up (6 x 100 Swim/50 kick)
12 x 100 Pull - 1:15 (Made 1:08-1:10, 1:05 on last 2)
11 x 100 IM - 1:30 (1:22-1:25)
11 x 100 Free - 1:20
* 1-6 Hold pace (1:15s)
* 7-11 Descend (1:13, 1:12, 1:10, 1:10, 1:10)
Couldn't seem to descend past 1:10s.
4 x 200 Kick w/ fins - 3:00
8 x 25 IM Order - :30
400 IM Easy cool down