Monday, March 11, 2013

One Hundred One Hundreds ... and then some

Yesterday, I swam 100 x 100s on the 1:45 with these fine gentlemen. It was the first time I'd tried this particular set and it was fun since is was a group event. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much on my own. Even though I tried to keep track of the numbers by switching up each 1000 with pulls or kicks with fins, I still had to ask Kris what number we were on. I swear he was purposefully underestimating just to haze me. He's a Channel Swimmer who has swum every Manhattan Marathon Swim since the dawn of time. He looks amazing for someone older than most redwood trees.

After that set, I swam another 2000 ladder (25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200 and same thing back down) and some easy IMs just to warm down and get in a few more yards.

I met Erik Bahr and Michaella Kumke for crepes and coffee at Cultiva. It was so nice to enjoy their company over a perfectly prepared latte and a decadent crepe filled with bananas and topped with real maple syrup. The snow was howling outside, but we were cozy inside.

I did a few things at home, took a nap and then it was time for afternoon Masters Swimteam practice at the Y again. The weather was horrible, but there wasn't any email or facebook posting about it being cancelled, so I just went. I did most of the workout, but my armpits were chafed raw and I was ready to call it a day. I need to remember to bring the bag balm. (Swimming is so sexy).

After practice, we plowed through the snow to Yia Yia's for our LMAO social. I enjoyed having some time with the other swimmers and meeting their families. 

Pretty much a perfect day: swimming, hanging out with friends, eating, napping, swimming, eating and hanging out with friends. 

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