Memory Full. Deleting History. That can't be good! About 2/3's into the main set I got the message on my watch "Memory Full. Deleting History." Now I haven't been really using the watch that much so how can it be full already. I was very afraid of what it was erasing but just continued to swim. Luckily it seems like older swims are gone and today's swim was a-ok! I got my 2,600 yard swim in. Yeah, I know the chart adds up to 2,650 but it was only a 2,600. I entered the wrong yardage for one of the drill/kick parts at the end. I took a 50 off to chit chat with other swimmers. That 100 on 56 secs was a 50 kick. I tried to edit it from the webpage but that didn't seem to take. Oh well. So the workout.
450 Warm Up. It was to be a 500 but my lane mate was cruising and was done a 50 before me so I held up. I swam and pulled the warm up without any paddles. I was stiff so I figured I needed to stretch out.
400 Swim on 6:00
4x50's on 50 Descending.
We took 10 seconds extra rest to square up the clock.
300 Swim on 4:30
3x50's on 50 Descending.
Squared up the clock so extra rest.
200 Swim on 3:00
2x50's on 50 2nd one faster
100 Swim on 1:30
Hmm...I seemed to have swam it right. I was beat and tired. The water was 89F! OY! Talk about a poached swimmer! Those times are pretty close to accurate. I'm learning how to glide into the wall and stop the watch with my other hand. Not perfect finishes but works with the watch. The Garmin Swim isn't perfect but I'm getting use to working with it. At least after I'm done swimming I can look at how I swam. Gotta admit I'd love some sort of ANT+ adapter device to plug into my iPhone and see on deck what I've done.
Now I finally just downloaded the manual that didn't come with my Garmin Swim. So I'm going to read more about it. Hey it's been three weeks so give me a break. Hopefully I can figure out the parts I don't like about the watch and make it a more enjoyable swim experience.
Now I've revised my 2012 Swimming Goal for the USMS Go The Distance. Way back my goal was tos wim 300 miles for the year but last month I was so far behind I rounded way way down to 200 miles. After a few weeks I've once again revised my goal but this time to 250 miles. It's a more resonable yet challenging goal. I'm on track and hopefully this will push me to swim even if it's garbage yardage. Speaking of goals I'm inching or yarding closer and closer to 150 miles by September! Only 20,797 yards to go before I sleep. Or something like that. It'll be tough as I only have two days off from work left this month with those days being the 14th and 28th. The work days in between are some mornings and some afternoon/evenings. So I'll be able to get some quick lap swims a few mornings. Just gotta force myself out of bed.