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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Swimming in jello

I swear every workout I do in Georgia is harder.  The running kills me because of the undulations.  The biking, besides being hilly, is just difficult to execute (I'm used to biking out of my house, no questions asked).  And today, I find the aquatic center.

I swear I was swimming in jello.

Or maybe uphill... I wouldn't put it past these southerners to build pools with hills.

Um, this lady has a long way to go to getting back into any sort of swim shape.  I've never been fast, but wow, this was pathetically slow.  And tiring.  And I wanted to quit.  Which so isn't like me.  I enjoy swimming, albeit at my manatee pace.

At least the pools here are a normal length - M/W/F 25 yards, T/TH 25 meters.  My old pool was 19 meters - swim swim turn, swim swim turn.  It got old really quick.

I lost a lot of fitness when we moved... and I'm paying for it now. Good thing I don't have too many races this year. :)


Matthew Smith said...

Are you going to the aquatic center in Collins Hill? That sounded pretty sweet when I read about it. I loved you, "Manatee pace." That's hilarious! I'm right there with ya, in fact, I might draft off you sometime! :)

Kim said...

I havent swam since sept. I am in deep manatee shit.

MissFancyPants said...

You will get that groove back in no time, in the meantime you are cracking me up with swimming hills :)

Jon said...

Swimming hills? Hhhhmmmmm. Id try that!

Kelly Covert said...

Maybe it just seemed slower because the pool was so much longer! ;) Hang in there, girl! It will come!

TriMOEngr said...

Hills = current? LOL Actually I thought this might be some kinky new workout when I saw the blog title. :) Good to get back into the pool regardless.

Matty O said...

Yup, takes a good 1-2 weeks to figure out that whole swimming thing again.

Glad to see you back w/ the training mojo!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I prefer my swims flat, like my runs and bike

Personally, swimming seems to come back the quickest of the 3

Heather-O said...

You will be back into the swing of things in no time! Just keep chippin' away, one workout at a time. That's all any of us can do ;) Glad you and Tom are finally getting 'settled' in GA!

Carolina John said...

It does feel like we build uphill pools sometimes. the hills are everywhere. but running (and biking and swimming) in the hills will make you incredibly fit and fast on the flats, like the IMFL course. You're going to be amazed how fast IMFL will feel compared to those georgia hills.

Christi said...

Your swimming will come back in no time! Plus, you will love the hills in running and biking once you start racing and feel great. At least,I try and tell myself that when I am running and biking on hills here in Colorado!

Anne-Marie said...

I've always found the initial jump back into training after time away to be the hardest... your fitness will come back soon! Keep at it!

And all those hills will make you stronger! :)

Hollywood said...

I agree w Kelly that the pool sees just seemed bad bc the pool was longer. The difference between LCY and LCM might as well be a whole other length for me. And hills make you stronger! You'll get used to the humidity too. It's more fun down here!

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