Sonja mentioned last night at track that she was swimming Wednesday Masters and did anyone want to join??? Me, me, pick me!!!! So, I joined here this morning for 5:30am practice. Coach Paul was everything PIC promised - it was a great workout. I managed to get in the correct lane on the first try and was joined by Jenna - yeah! What I didn't realize at the time was that Wednesday's are stroke days. Uh oh! I really don't do stroke efforts. At all. But it was stroke day and we did lots of it. I figured out pretty quickly that Jenna swam in college and was a SPEEDY backstroker! We swam for 1.5 hours, mixing up harder efforts with nice recoveries and I felt strong and good the entire time. We ended the workout with 3x100y on 1:30 with the goal of keeping the same time on all 3. I knocked out a 1:10, 1:10 and ended with a 1:09.....Yee Haw! My arms were SHAKING from all the stroke but am so fired up about the workout. Now I just have to figure out how to get to HR every couple of weeks for a Masters swim....thanks Son for letting me tag along:)
And a DNC update.....haven't seen Clooney or anyone else famous for that matter. My car was searched several times going into the parking garage, the 16th Street Mall looked like New York City, and I even saw a protester get arrested. I can't wait for this to be over.