I had a rather long boring swim this morning and was trying really hard to come up with something fun to blog about. I didn't have any epiphanies but here are some random thoughts anyway.
~I don't love it when I am in the middle of a 1500 straight cool down swim (Yes, my coach gives 1500 c/d swims sometimes) and the guy in the next lane waits for me to get to the wall then pushes off right next to me and sprints for a 50 like we're racing. Please.
~Sometimes, like today, cool down swims involve max effort sprints. I do wonder sometimes if my coach has a clear understanding of exactly what "cool down" means. Though maybe there's no need to cool down when you're just going to go get on your bike immediately after.
~It was raining this morning when it was time to go riding. I kinda had to grit my teeth to get this one done. But I haven't just skipped a workout yet this year and I plan to keep it that way. So I got wet.
~Back to thoughts about swimming... this morning the pool was pretty crowded. Seemed like lots of new people who don't normally swim there showed up. And new people don't really know the protocol, you know? So there's no lane lines, but everyone in the pool is swimming long course, and this old lady gets in at the deep end and started swimming across the pool short course. WTF? This is not Frogger. Nalani and I just watched as the lifeguards scrambled over to stop her. Seems like maybe if you were new to pool swimming maybe you'd take a second to watch what other people are doing? Unfortunately, apparently not everyone thinks like that.
~It's getting lighter earlier and earlier in the mornings. I love that. Reminds me of Honu training the last few years... like everyone starts ramping up and getting ready to race when the sun finally starts coming up before 7AM. Spring is definitely my favorite time of year and I feel like I can smell it right now.
~I like running twice a day. My afternoon runs are pretty significantly better than my morning runs. Interesting. That was sort of an epiphany I guess. So there you go.