Thursday, February 19, 2009

Can I?

It's not raining outside. Playtime. Can I? Can I?


The smile remains the same.

Oof. I'm tired now.

Oh wait, you thought I was talking about the dogs, didn't you? No, this is all about my morning swim workout. After the sprint 25s to warm up and the IM kicks (happy f-ing no-fin-February), it was time for 100s. The lane picked an ambitious interval and I figured I'd just do my own thing as best I could and try to keep up. Can I? I'll never know till I try.

Back from the first 100 and I squint at the clock.

No way.

That can't be right.

Off for the next one.

Back again and...really? Again?

I've just done 2 100s 14 seconds off my best time. And I'm not sprinting all out on these sets.


Justine reminds me not to take it too seriously, that the rest will be slower.

Two more 100s, still 10+ seconds faster than usual. *grin* And the rest of them, still on the fast side for how hard I'm (not) working.

After the 100s, I realized I was still a ways off my yardage target for the day, so I pulled for 500 yards, switching off between doing lengths with only one arm and with both. One more workout - weight-lifting to work on building my swim muscles - and I was done for another day.

Oof. I'm tired now.


ShirleyPerly said...

Gosh, I'd love to have one of those surprisingly fast swim workouts after the sucky one I had this week. Lucky you!!

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Great job! You are coming along and doing so well at the swim! I wish you would send one of your doggies to our home so my kids could babysit for a week!

Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom" said...

How could you ever say NO to that face - those EYES!?

Great swim....sometimes the clock isn't so bad after all!

Andrea said...

Do you ever have a bad day? :)

EatRantRun said...

I told you not to take it too seriously not because you would slow down that day, but because another day you will/might be slower, and you don't want to take that too seriously either...otherwise you get a little depressed and that sucks. So, I rec. taking BOTH the faster and slower days lightly.

Jennifer Harrison said...

This IS great to hear Little Miss Molly!! Love it... Keep up the good work!!! ;)

Dances with Corgis said...

Great photos. I love how the hair just .... flows during play! Very exuberant pooch!