>Well…it sure felt that way.
First, a little back-story. I’ve spent the better part of the last five months traveling almost weekly. As a result, I haven’t been in the pool much. Take for instance the last time I swam. That was…oh…about a MONTH ago.
Tonight, I made it back into the pool. If you’ve ever taken a break from swimming, you’ll appreciate this next comment…it felt like I was swimming uphill the entire time! It took longer than normal to swim each 50. It seemed to take forever for me to get back into a breathing pattern. I had to even think about lane “manners” again.
After my workout, I was walking back to my car, and a friend asked me, “Do you swim for a certain number of laps, or for a certain time?” My response? “Tonight, I swam so I wouldn’t drown!”
Total done: 2150m.
A few early-in-the-week updates:
- I did register for the 26.2 with Donna. Money’s in, training plan is finalized, motivation is high. Again, if you’re looking for a super marathon in mid-February, I can’t recommend this race too much.
- Over the weekend, I jumped on board the wagon, and ordered myself a pair of Saucony Kinvara shoes. I cannot wait to get these. I’ve been 100% pleased with my Fastwitch and Tangents, so I’m expecting that the Kinvara’s won’t disappoint. This will be a bit of a departure for me, though, as the Kinvaras are a minimalist shoe. Once I get them and do a few runs, I’ll post a comprehensive review.
- It was a great football weekend for TriMadness! The Gators beat Georgia in OT at the “World’s Largest Outdoor Coctail Party”. The Jaguars whipped up on the Cowboys (of course, that’s not saying much this year). My alma-mater (Appalachian State) is 8-0 and is #1 in the FCS rankings! Things will get interesting on 11/20, when App State ventures into the Swamp to play Florida. Not sure how I’ll react – perhaps wear both Gators & Mountaineer gear, and cheer for everyone? IDK.
Thanks for reading!