So I didn't drown! That is a good thing! I actually haven't been in a long course pool in over a year so I was a bit nervous swimming an 800 at a meet in a long course pool.
I came in second out of three. But at least I wasn't third! I had sandbagged my time entering 13:13.00. I entered the meet while my hip was bothering me so much that walking was a problem. I didn't know if I'd be even swimming this weekend. Never mind fast. I've never swam the 800 LCM so I had no time to gauge myself. I knew I wanted to do under 12 minutes. I did some quick math in my head after warm up and decided that would be my goal. My first and last 100 were on about a 1:14. But I did negative split the 800. Would I have liked to have gone much faster, yes! But I'm happy with my times.
I'm not swimming tomorrow but will be back on Sunday. I'll be swimming the 200 back and 200 fly. Oy! So I have a day in between to rest up. I figure this is meet one out of three for me this long course season. I'm going to mix it up and see how I'm swimming. One meet has the 1500 but no 800 and the other has nothing longer then a 200. So this was my one and only chance for the 800. So it's just a warm up to bigger things!
Now time to eat for the first time in over 12 hours!