I did the unthinkable on Saturday. My swim group on Saturday always does 100+the year(16) in 50s the first practice of the year. (this year it was the 2nd Saturday)
I had pretty much decided that I was not going to do it but last weekend I talked to my lanemates and they talked me into it.
So the work-out was:
We quickly got into our lanes and figured out a plan. I was swimming with John, Tim, Kathryn, and Erica.
We took a before picture:
We practiced last week with a pace line. We led one 50 and then went to the back of the line. So we lead every 5th 50!!
I started us off. I did no warm up because I knew we were swimming 5800 yards. I didn’t really want to do any more than that!! I quickly thought there was no way I was going to be able to get through the entire work out. It was mentally tough from the beginning.
After about a 1000 I finally felt like I was warmed up. I got into a pretty good groove. We were all working together and pumping each other up.
Tim announced that we were half way done. I wasn’t looking at my watch because I didn’t want to know. But I thought half way I can probably pull this off!! Feeling good.
I was starting to feel tired and wanting to be done!! I checked my watch and it was 10:03. (we had 28 50s to go). It was getting tough. I was dreading every time I led and trying to draft as much as possible. I wasn’t quite sure what to do about nutrition but I had put some Nuun Plus in my bottle and hoped that would be good enough. The guys had brought some nutrition but there just wasn’t time to get anything down. Next year I will bring 2 bottles.
We all survived and really rocked it!! The 116 minutes went by super fast. It was actually really fun. I wouldn’t want to do it again for a real long time but definitely next year.
That is the longest I have EVER swam!! CRAZY!! My shoulders and back are pretty sore today but well worth it!
Other highlights of the weekend:
Who watches Last Comic Standing? John Heffron was in town this weekend. He was the winner of Season 2 and he is hysterical!!! Definitely worth going to the 10pm show even with a big swim the next morning.
This was one of our favorite bits. This is just an audio of it and its even funnier if you can see him “acting” it out. (I searched for a while and couldn’t find a clip)
This morning our triathlon store: Athlete’s Lounge put on a pancake run. We set off for a nice Sunday run. The sun was out and it wasn’t super cold. A pretty good group showed up.
We did 7.15 miles and pancakes afterwards. Super fun!!
How was your weekend? Do you watch Last Comic Standing??