This is not a picture of the pool at my gym - not even close really. However, this picture is an accurate representation of the amount of swimmers usually at the pool. Yes, I am the only person who ever uses it. When I hand the girl at the front desk my swip card she always asks me if I am going to "my pool?" She thinks she if funny and is pretty correct. Aside from the crazy old dude that does the water running thing and calls me, "Young Buck" I am usually the only person there.
So today when another guy got in the lane next to me and started swimming laps I was kinda shocked! I mean what the hell was this dude doing in my pool? Then after another lap or so I noticed he was trying to race me. Now I am a slow swimmer, but as a type-A competitive asshole I could not pretend this was not happening. So the next lap when he was hanging at the wall waiting for me I did my turn and hammered it. It was Go Time! He knew what was going on but he couldn't keep up. I beat him by 3 or 4 lengths and turned and hammered it back. I slowed after that and continued my workout and noticed the other guy was already done. He did maybe 200 meters and called it a day? It was at this point I realized my victory was rather hollow because this guy was not a swimmer AND maybe he wasn't waiting for me to race but rather hanging at the wall because he was winded. Whatever, I smoked him!
Tomorrow is supposed to be my off day but since work and travel got in the way on Tuesday and I missed a 30 minute run I am going to make it up in the morning.