Aloha Friday! That's every Friday here in Hawaii. But especially Aloha now on days where I feel like I've had an acceptable amount of sleep (almost 7 hours, interrupted twice for feedings) and got a good workout in before 8 AM. Now I get to hang out with my beautiful daughter for the rest of the day. Life is good.
I met my friends Bob and Nalani at the pool this morning. That's my swimming partner Bob, not to be confused with my running stroller, BOB. ;) Anyway, we had a great workout today. Main set:
4 x 300's @ 5:15 (long course meters)
#1. 250 moderate, 50 fast
#2. 200 moderate, 100 fast
#3. 150 moderate, 150 fast
#4. 100 moderate, 200 fast
Then we did a 600 straight swim where every 3rd 50 was blow-out fast. The 100's in between were very easy. Bob and I did this swim together last week and it was much easier today. But faster. Progress.
I went hard, even though I'm going to do a very Looong swim on Sunday. It's the 27th Possibly Annual Hawaiian Christmas Loong Distance Invitational Roughwater H2O Swim. That's the official name of the event. It's just a small one, because let's be honest, how many people really want to do a 7K ocean swim race in December? Nalani asked me this morning if I was looking forward to it. I hadn't really thought of that, but my answer was yes, I think I am. After being pregnant for what seemed like forever, it's good to finally be able to go out and challenge myself. I don't have doubts that I'll be able to finish it. It'll be interesting to see just how tired I am at the end though? All my swims have only been 3K except once last week I went over 5K. So the last half hour should be interesting. But the weather report is calling for variable winds on Sunday, which typically means really nice ocean swimming conditions. So that's cool.
Each swimmer in this event has to have their own paddler escort as there won't really be any buoys except for one at the beginning and then one at the turn around. Scott's going to paddle for me. And my friend Andrea will be watching Moana down at the beach while we're in the water. Thanks, Andrea! I think it'll be awesome to have Moana down there at the finish waiting for me even though she won't have a clue what's going on. I'm going to have to get one of those little onsies for her that says something about See Mommy Swim... Go Mommy Go! Maybe in time for the next event...
P.S. Ellen, I wish you were here for this!!!