Thursday, April 09, 2009
Two Milestones in One, Baby!
Random milestone: This is my 100th post. Not so much of an accomplishment, but worth mentioning.
Now this... this is an accomplishment:
I swam a swimmer's mile today! Woohoo! 33 laps (66 lengths) brought me to the swimmer's mile of 1650 yards. Go, me!
Yeah, it took me 45 minutes. I did take a few short breaks. I did the breaststroke for my warm-up and cool down (5 laps), did some skating drills with fins, and used some backstroke recovery for some otherwise rest-free laps. But the bulk, undoubtedly, was the crawl.
Not bad for someone who could, not so long ago, barely crawl 25 yards without dying. (And couldn't do more than 50 yards breaststroke.) Worse yet, according to the instructor I once trained with, my crawl looked like I was being electrocuted. So I can call this a significant accomplishment. Next up: swimming 1650 yards, pure crawl, without any rest.
For now, though, I'm going to bed for some deep sleep.