Friday, February 10, 2006
First 3K swim!
Woo hoo! I finished my first-ever 3000m swim today! In the pool which is still mucky and murky, too. But it's done! It took me something over an hour and a half. 862 meters to go to finish that Ironman-distance swim - which I'm becoming increasingly sure that I could finish within the 2:20 allowed on the course!!
Plus, naturally, I need a LOT LOT LOT more training so that the 3862 meters in the water on Ironman day doesn't exhaust me for those other activities I have planned that day. Namely 112 miles on the bike and 26.2 miles on foot!
Today's swim included a 1000m time trial, which I completed in 31:21. Try as I might to work on my technique, I can't seem to sustain a pace much faster than about 1:30 per 50 m. At least not without a wetsuit and without doing flip turns. YET.
Perhaps that swim clinic on Sunday that Holly and I are attending will give me some jet propulsion, somehow. I can hope!
Now I'm STARVING!