Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm not a good person

I'm too damn competitive, or proud.  One of those two or a combination of them.  Today near the start of my workout some guy got in the lane next to me and started sprinting out sets of 100 yards on like 3 minutes.  He was going fast, but he was passing me like I was Grandpa swimming.  Granted I was just swimming through and flipturning and not resting, but it was bugging me, so I picked it up.  Especially when he'd start 5 yards behind me.  He was in the lane next to me, but I wouldn't let him pass me up.  That's only a fast hundred, then I can pull back to my normal pace while he rests for two minutes and then pick it back up again.  I kind of felt like a jerk after he got out after doing maybe 1000 yards.  Hope that was his planned distance and didn't leave feeling demoralized.  Thought to myself this saying that Cathi and I sometimes admit to each other when we've done something wrong: "I'm not a good person."

Today's workout was wonderful:

2000 free
2000 pull
1000 kick
1000 free
1000 - 900 free, 100 IM
1000 - 800 free, 200 IM
1000 - 700 pull, 300 back
1000 - 3 x 200 free fast on 3:00 (banked :20), 2 x 200 IM's no rest
500 - 5 x 100's descending :30 ri (1:25, 1:19, 1:14, 1:08, 1:04)
Took an extra minute before the last set.  The 4th set on the last 50 my right calf was completely useless as it was totally cramped up.  Kept on swimming though and was happy to get a 1:08 on it. Then on the last 100 my left calf cramped up on the last 25.  Awesome sprinting set!  Love to get some decent speed at the end of a long workout!
100 free/back

10,600 yards total in 2:53

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