April 18, 2006

A Sad And Lonely Demise In The Lap Pool

Morning Workout
BIKE (on le trainer)
Heart Rate Zones: I did 3 minutes at Aerobic Conditioning (Zone 3), 3 minutes at Steady State Threshold (Zone 4) and 2 minutes at VO2 Max (Zone 5+), then took 2 minutes of recovery at Lactate Threshold (Zone 2) at which point I repeated the entire shebang again. And again. And again. Until I had done it four times. At which point there were a series of 15 second sprints at maximum power, all the while watching Al Pacino in Two For The Money, which wasn't nearly as crappy as I was expecting it to be considering Sir Pacino has really become a caricature of himself these days. And not in a good way (assuming there is a good way to be a caricature of yourself which, to be truthful, I'm not sure there is).

Evening Workout
3000 meters
Main Set: 3 x 600 meters,

Random Comments: The thing about the long aerobic swim workouts is that they're so gosh darn boring. I was actually sighing during the 600 meters sets today. If I could actually twiddle my thumbs and swim at the same time, I'da probably done that too. It's amazing I didn't yawn. Of course, I probably would've swallowed a bit too much water with a yawn. Maybe I would've even drowned. I can imagine the headline already: "Local Loser Bores Himself To Death In The Lap Pool". It'd really be a shame to go out that way. I mean, the embarrassment that would be beset upon Cat and my family. Oy, the shame. I tried singing to myself while I was swimming, but it's tough because I keep losing count of my laps. So what I tend to do in order to keep me awake is just watch all the other swimmers in the pool, with the hopes of picking up pointers from the fasties. Unfortunately there was this woman I was sharing my lane with that was going a bit slower than me. Every four laps or so I'd swim up behind her to pass her. And being how I was watching other swimmers in the pool in order to stop me from yawning, inevitably I'd look up to see the backside of this slow moving, fairly out-of-shape seal of a woman in front of me. I get shivers and a growling feeling in the pit of my stomach when I think about it. I won't go into the details, but suffice to say, there was a whole lotta jiggling going on. Well, at least I didn't yawn myself to the netherworld.


nancytoby said...

Was that YOU swimming behind me?? ;-)