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Timex down!

Posted Jan 27 2010 12:00am
Ahhh!  I apologize for being completely incommunicado for the past two weeks.  I've had a lot of new responsibilities at work (or at least changes that come along with a new company owner), and I've been swamped.

But I have gotten a couple workouts in despite the busy-ness.  I already talked about running at the hotel during a business trip last week.  I hadn't gotten another workout in since then until last night.

I went to the gym to swim.  As I walked through the door to the pool, I realized that some kind of water arobics class was going on.  That meant that only one lane was open, and someone was already using it.  I was already wet from the pre-swim shower, and I hadn't brought any regular workout clothes with me.  For a moment, I thought I was going to have to dry off and go home with no workout.  Bummer!

But then the arobics class suddenly ended and the pool opened up.  Well, a lane opened up, while the lingering water arobic students stuck around to run up and down the pool in tennis shoes.  Huh.

Then as I stepped into the water, I tried to set the timer on my watch.  I wanted to swim for 20 minutes and see how far I got.  As I was pushing the set buttons, the watch started freaking out!  Seriously.  It started cycling through alien symbols with a flashing indiglo background and making a strange buzzing/grinding noise.  Then it went blank.  Great.

Oh, well.   I just had to use the clock on the wall instead.

So I ended up doing 750 yards in the 20 minutes then continued to complete 900 yards (a little more than the 0.5 mile race distance) in somewhere around 23 minutes.  I don't know how that compares to other tri swimmers, but I'm relatively content knowing that I'll finish the swim portion in under a half hour.

I really hope to get a run and a bike in before the end of the week even as I'm trying to get my house painted before our refi appraisal.  One can hope!
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