Sunday, October 18, 2009

Swimming in the slow lane

Tonight's swim practice was frustrating. We had a substitute coach, and he didn't even have my name on his list, so I got stuck in the slowest lane. Then, as I realized that these swimmers couldn't even do more than one lap without stopping, I slipped into the second-slowest lane. It was still too slow. I sent an email to our coach tonight, asking if I could be moved up. It's hard if you're stuck behind someone, and since we had five people in this lane, it was almost impossible to pass. I am not the best swimmer in the world, but I do know how to do a (kind of crummy) flip turn and have some decent endurance. I'm sure it was no fun for the slowest swimmers to always have me breathing down their necks either. My friend was also stuck in this lane with me, and she was a competitive swimmer in high school, so she was really annoyed.

I'm too good to be bad and too bad to be good.

I didn't wear my heart rate monitor after all -- it seemed weird to wear the strap with a swimsuit. Besides, with laps and times, there are enough numbers to worry about at practice.

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