Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I was at the pool today and while I was swimming I was thinking about my Blog entry for today. I couldn't get yesterday's subject out of my mind. I was in the pool with 12-14 other people, both men and women, most of whom were much older than I. I swim in a lane by myself because I swim so much faster than everyone else.
After my workout, a man in the lane next to me asked, "What's your hurry, son?" I guess he called me "son" because he was 20+years older than me. I responded "No hurry, that's just how fast I swim." He just shook his head and went back to his set.
When I came out of the lockerroom a young woman about 25 asked me what my secret was. I responded "My secret?" She said "Yes, how do you swim so fast?" I told her I practice swimming fast. She looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language. So I explained.
I practice swimming fast every day. At the end of my workout I swim sprints. I swim 25's "all out" as fast as I can with 10 seconds rest between each lap. Or I swim 50's as fast as possible, kicking as hard as I can for the last 10 minutes of my workout. I ended with her, "I practice swimming fast just like a sprinter in track practices running fast."
It isn't always about how far you swim, or how long you spend swimming. Sometimes it's just about HOW you swim. Practice swimming fast without sacrificing technique.
GET WET and JUICE to you all.