>> Monday, July 05, 2010
Andrea, the swim coach at my local Y, invited me to swim with a small group of her swimmers if I ever wanted too. I figured today (the 5th of July) Andrea would only have a small showing of her swimmers, so I could maybe squeeze in and do the workout with them.
I was ready to be owned...
...which was good, because I was murdered by the 3 girls that showed up.
I warmed up for a bit, and then we were off to do 10 x 100 on 1:50. Here were my times:
(skipped #6: near-death)
1:22.77 / 100 yard average
Yeah, they were pushing me so hard that I had over-done it and I had to take a breather in the middle. Andrea asked me if I was OK after 3 intervals, so I MUST have looked beat-up.
Then we did an easy 50 before starting 10 x 25 kick drills. The 2 fastest swimmers paired up, and Andrea put me with the “slow one,” who still kicked my butt in the previous 100s. The 2 pairs of us raced: the 2 fast girls started side-by-side, and then the other girl and I started side-by-side 10 seconds later. The “slow one” beat me on every 25. FML. The girls were GREAT sports and thanked me for sharing their workout. I think I was their comedic relief. ;) Thanks for the workout Andrea!!!
Oh, and here are 3 other things:
ONE: Yesterday, Pharmie and I took my parents to Dixie’s on Grand for breakfast, then to the Science Museum of St. Paul, then to a local bar, and finally, we took them to the 4th of July fireworks display in Downtown St. Paul. They’d never been to a “big city” fireworks show, and I think they were pretty impressed!
Watching the fireworks on the stairs next to the Sci Museum.
They were shot off just a few hundred feet in front of us.
THREE: New giveaway tomorrow!! And check to see if you’re the winner of the recent giveaway - I just drew the winners this morning, and they are listed in the post below.
Thanks everyone! Have a great week!