Friday, February 18, 2011
So ... I went for my swim today! On my way out I heard another swimmer asking how many laps in a mile. She gave him a different answer then the lifeguard I asked several weeks ago. On my way out, I thought that I would just get the right answer (assuming the answer I had was correct). To my dismay my answer was wrong! That 2 weeks I though I was closing in on 2 miles. Guess what, I was closing on on 1 mile! That's right, the lifeguard I asked told me 35 laps (one length of the pool) was a lap, when in fact 70 laps (one length) is a mile. I'm consistently swimming 60 laps so my goal is back to 1 mile in an hour. Drats!!! Just to make sure, I verified the length of the pool (25 yards) and came home, got on the internet (through a Sparks Search of course) and did the math my self. Yup, gonna have to step up my game!
On a positive note, I signed up for the Sparks virtual 5K today. It will be my first in more than 30 years. Start training using the sparks training guide tomorrow. More about that later.