Swiming with the FISHes
by, May 5th, 2011 at 12:52 PM (768 Views)
Crazy crazy busy right now, but I have 5 minutes so here goes...
CONGRATS to everyone at Nationals! It was again inspiring to watch all those swims and broken records and people who are just out there doing it. At this time, I would like to state my intent to try to go to 2012, my last year to set some times in the 30-34 age group!
Last Sunday, I swam in the NYC Parks & Rec meet, and had 3 out of 4 personal bests. And one 1/100th off a PR...
200 free - 2:29.84 PR!
50 free - 32.27 PR!
50 fly - 44.26 (prev. PR is 44.25)
100 IM - 1:28.05 PR!
That 200 free was the most damn near perfect swim I've had to date. I was so happy during the whole meet, even that last 25 of the fly where I totally lost my form. What a well-run event in a great pool.
My parents & sister also came to watch, and side note, we had an awesome lunch of rice & beans at an Equadorian food truck in the park after the meet.
On Monday, Coach came back to work, and I returned to swimming with the FISH! It was great to be in a cold pool with other swimmers, although I forgot about how much one can get beat up in our really narrow lanes. On my first 25 of fly, I knocked my hand right into the laser-sharp lane lines and re-opened the cut on my hand that had had 6 weeks to heal. I wrote a previously-blogged workout for everyone.
This Saturday, I'm going to the Ballston Spa Spring Fling meet, with the claim to fame for giving awards to pentathlon swimmers. (Swim all the 50's, 100's or 200's.) I signed up for the 100's, which should be special considering how tired I am right now. (I hit the weights Tuesday and this morning). Also, I just checked out my competition - there's one other person in my age group, also doing all the 100's, and she's like 5 seconds faster than me on every race. So it looks like I'll be Miss 2nd place unless I pull something out of nowhere. This will be one of those "finishing was the real reward" kind of meets, I suppose.
Lunch break over, so happy swims, all!