I own the lane, out of my way.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
If I am ever to get another tattoo I want "I own the lane, get out of my way" all over me for when I swim at lap swims. Before I ramble on about lap swims here was my morning. I got up a bit after 6am. Got my swim stuff together. Got on my bike. Headed to 7/11 to break buy a bananna, water and get $5.00 cash to pay for the lap swim using my ATM with cash back. Get back on my bike and ride the 2 miles to the Weho Pool. I was running late and got to the pool at 7:15. As I ride up I notice lots of cars and people. Hmm...that is odd for a Saturday morning. Well the pool was hosting some age group swim meet. So no lap swim. I pull out my iPhone and look at the Culver City Plunge lap swim times. Great it's from 7-9. I'll ride to the pool and get there about 7:45ish. So i head back down Robertson and take side streets to Venice to Overland to the pool. Get to the pool, lock up my bike, pay my $3.00 and change. As i walk on deck i see that it is long course. No biggie. But also they have an age group team in 3 lanes and more lanes are taken up by scuba diving leaving 3 lanes for the lap swim. I find the fast lane and get in.
The lane had about 6 people in it. Not bad for lap swimming in a long course pool. The bad news was that everyone but one other person should have not been in the fast lane. I realized that when i was swimming but also when I was kicking and was passing people who were swimming. Umm...normally when we are doing a kick set at workout the medium lanes are kicking my ass in kicking. i suck at kicking. So if i'm kicking and passing you when you are swimming you are not a fast swimmer and should move down. I did get in about 2,000 long course yards in. It was just very frustrating after 40 minutes I got out. I couldn't deal with it. I'd give someone a 25 yard head stop and I'd catch up to them. I tired to do some butterfly but that was worse. Eventually i got sick of saying fuck and just got out. But at least I got some water time in. Tomorrow i won't be swimming at all so I needed to swim today.
With the biking back and forth i got in about 9 so overall a good workout with the quick swim.