06 October

Masters Swimming Begins

Five in the morning and the alarm is going off, why I ask? Hit the snooze button and role back over. Then I remember that today I start masters swimming.

I arrived at the Kirksville Aquatic center thinking it would be just me and maybe one or two other knuckleheads who are crazy enough to be up this early swimming, only to find a bunch of people standing outside waiting to be let in. Turns out there are at least 7 KCOM students who will be doing the masters swimming along with a few non-KCOM (or ATSU) individuals.

For the first workout, which Jason said most of us would find to be easy, we started with a 400 swim, 300 kick, and 100 IM. After struggling through the 300 kick and getting lapped multiple times by people who actually generate forward motion from kicking, I was able to show my lack of swimming ability when it come to anything besides freestyle. Following this initial warm up set, Justin did some changing around on who was in what lane according to our swimming abilities.

Our next set was 20 50's on a minute. One 50 on a minute doesn't seem tough, but by the 10th I was suffering. I was able to make it through all of them, but without everyone else there and Justin on the side watching, there is no way I would have made it through all 20 of them. Finally, Justin had us do 12 25's in IM order. So once again I had the opportunity to demonstrate my missing swimming skills. This was all Justin had planned for us, but I stayed and kicked an extra 150 yds with Billy (an ATSU student I was sharing a lane with), she told me she needed to work on her kick and since we were about the same pace on the kick, that meant I needed the work as well :)
posted at 16:22:38 on 10/06/04 by Tony Rigdon - Category: Training

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Adam Mutz wrote:

What is IM order? Medaly? Lemme know. Trivit and I are planning on a 40 miler on sunday afternoon if you are interested. Dont know the time yet. Lemme know if you can make it.
10/07/04 07:47:44

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