>> Thursday, June 10, 2010
Yeah. I’m gross. I’ve been swimming since November or December of 2005, and I’ve been wearing the same pair of goggles for that entire time. They’ve been working fine, so I figured I should leave well-enough alone.
But since this past winter, I’ve noticed a fungus / parasite / “goggle cancer” growing inside my lenses. Here’s what’s been growing around the seal:
Being Liberty Tri is this weekend, I figured it was time to try out some new goggles. So I got out the goggles that Pro Triathlete
I headed to the pool with his goggles, and went for a little swim to make sure they’d work. I’m not lying or exaggerating when I say that even though I did NOT have my contacts in, I could see BETTER than when I wear my contacts just because the lenses weren’t beat up from 4 years of training and racing!! REALLY! It was SOOO clear!
I was also turning out some REALLY FAST 100 splits! I figured that might be due to clearly seeing the clumps of hair, band-aids, and things that look like someone was trying to paint with a turd at the bottom of the pool - maybe being able to clearly see all that crap was pushing me to get in and out of the pool as quickly as possible! But then I realized it was because I had shaved my body a few days before. I think that really made a difference, because I felt like I was swimming around 1:40 pace, when really I turned in a swim with a 1:33.6 / 100 average. I’ve never done something like that before!!