Saturday, January 05, 2013
Well I was nervous about it. I was pretty sure I wouldn't drown, yet thought I might get to meet the cute life guard.
In the end I didn't drown, did have a few cramps, had to get out on my own, and never got to meet the lifeguard.
The goal was to swim 50 yards (from one end of the pool to the other and back) 113 times!!! You had 2 hours to do this in. You could stop and rest after the 50's. Well I was in the slow lane and I knew that is where I belonged. I did my best and I think in the end I did about half the distance everyone else did.
When I did the math on it all.... I still swam ALOT! I got in about 2 miles! That is the farthest I have ever swam at one time, and I haven't been 'practicing' to swim that distance. I swam about 2 miles. The swim for an Ironman is almost 2.5.
There is one guy in the pool that would start his swims almost half way down the pool.. It would irritated me some. Then I had to just get over it and let him do that and realized that he is just 'cheating himself'.
After all of that I came home and had a nice long nap! Two hours of swimming non stop was along time! I can't wait to try and do that again at some point.