March 25, 2008

Yesterday I missed Masters swim so my smartass coach sent me a set to do after work that ended with the sentence “That’s what you get for skipping Masters”.  I then received an additional consquence for smacktalking and not inviting her over for coffee and was assigned 2 x 25 fly no breath.  Clearly she underestimates me.  And has no sense of distance since I live about a 2 day drive away from her and she would have been late for coffee anyway.

So…while I was mulling over the set she had given me, I was also thinking about the SuperFly Challenge over on Danielle’s site and about the smacktalking I had been doing this weekend with Jen.  (Are you sensing a theme?)

GB worked late last night and the pool was open unusually late, so I packed up a picnic dinner of bars and gels in my swim bag and went to the pool at 6pm.  I settled into an empty lane, arranging my bars etc. on the block and got down to business.  The set went by pretty quickly and although I wasn’t swimming especially fast, I felt good.  Instead of doing the 25 fly no breath I was instructed to do, I incorporated it into a 100IM just to be a showoff.  This was the first time I have done 25 fly without breathing and I was surprised to realize that it is actually easier than 25 free with no breath.  Maybe because you actually take less strokes in fly, I don’t know.

I was so excited to complete the set because my big plan was to break out the 400 fly at the end.  And I did.  And it was far less painful than you might think.  I was disappointed to note that the pool was empty and the lifeguard was reading her book, so no-one witnessed this feat except me and the muscles in my lower back.

So now I have another notch in my swimming belt, which truthfully, is not where I need notches right now.  Tonight I run on the track.  Now THAT is where I need notches.


5 Responses to “SuperFly”

  1. Beth Says:

    400 FLY?!?! Oh my!! Next time YOUR challenge is 400 fly NO BREATHE! (that’s not even remotely possible is it? 🙂

    Good luck at the track tonight!

  2. Danielle Says:

    Way to go! All that wood stacking must get you in good fly shape… Get me a few belt notches at the track while you are at it!

  3. marit c-l Says:

    Uh. Ouch.

    Dude – can I borrow your lower back muscles? Mine were left somewhere along PCH 101.

    You are crazy.

    But amazing.

    The two usually go together, I find…

  4. your darling coach Says:

    I’m impressed. But not as impressed if you had done your 800’s on the track no breath. That’s something to cluck about. Way to go. 400 fly and still shoulders in tact. Has Danielle decided on a prize yet for the challenge?

  5. Did Elizabeth just call herself “darling?” Hmmm. Hmmm. Ok….regroup Jen. OK, I AM impressed with 400 fly. Damn girl. That is great..but let’s get back to the smacktalking now! I like Elizabeth’s idea of 800m on the track no breath. Ha. Just kidding..that would suck. I am still going to kick your ass.
    hugs and kissed, Jen H.

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