25 June 2008

I broke 1 minute!!!

I know I'm a slow swimmer but I've been working on changing that. I think a large part of the process is not necessarily looking at the time. When I swim fast I got all out but I haven't been timing myself. I've felt like I've been getting faster but since I don't time I don't know. If I time every lap I get too caught up in the numbers and too bummed out by how slow I am. So I don't, I just swim and I've been doing really well.

Well this morning, for some unknown reason, I decided to time my 50 m. The first set I did; 55, 59, 1:04, 1:04. I was so excited I was ready to scream!!! That is the first time I have ever broke 1 minute swimming a 50. The next set of 4-50's I went a little slower; 1:08, 1:08, 1:09, 1:07. That first set I was sucking wind and could not catch my breath between sets. I decided to go just a little slower and not kill myself :) I just went back through my archives and found that I had been doing 50 m under 1:00 with fins!! Hello! Fins!!Holy Crap, I have made some huge improvements. I rock!!

So that's it. I have nothing more to say. I did my swim, I'm happy and I probably should get to work. Today I have to get my application to grad school done. It can all be done online, which is very cool. It's almost as easy as booking some las vegas hotels :)


Michelle said...

Yay! Congrats! You super fast dolphin swimmer you :)

Irene said...

Hooray! There is something about breaking through a time barrier! Congratulations!


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