Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Swimming Elephants

This is a good depiction of me since last weekend. Today I decided if I kept at it my next race might involve swimming about as fast as an elephant. Illustration by Ward Jenkins, Ward's blog is fun!!

So I jumped back into masters at the pool today. And promptly got dropped in the first 300m. How does this happen?! (Actually it is quite typical.) Wildflower long course is my next race . . . here's to trying to find some feet and swimming faster than the elephant!

12 comments:

t-odd said...

Apparently it was a Masters Swim day for a lot of people (me included.) Ward Jenkins' stuff is super cool.

D said...

Hah... there's a reason I don't go to masters. I know better!

Maggs said...

when you race hard it takes time to recover. On the other hand, if you bonk and walk a lot of the run there is no need for recovery. I know.

ADC said...

Yay for swimming. So recovery is going well. Rest -you so deserved it.

Roo said...

That's exactly how I felt at track last night! I think we're going to have to start paying more for the track because it takes me so long to finish the workouts!

Evan said...

I always hear triathletes talk about masters swimming. Arent you a little young for that? I mean isnt it for people that are 40+?

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Um - yeah. And WHO was leading the pull set? I think I have an idea... :) Nice job on the swim otherwise - as for the elephant, I feel the SAME way! See you tomorrow - can't wait!

rocketpants said...

I'm sure you will be swimming like a fish in no time. Give your body some time to recover and you will be all set for Wildflower.

BreeWee said...

if you figure it out let me know... swim struggles in Hawaii...

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Love the elephant illustration! You are SO not like that :-)

GoBigGreen said...

Once you settle in to your return to training you will flip the switch and off you will go! Enjoy the elephant swims while you can:)
Oh and i laughed so hard bc when you commented on my blog i at first thought you used "rocks" as a noun. then i was like "oh. I get it. Verb. water balloon throwing rocks!" Especially when the water is from Lake Superior. COLD!

Natalie said...

Actually, elephants are pretty good swimmers! All that blubber keeps them pretty bouyant!

Like all else...practice! But that can be so boring. :-) It's early in the season, you'll hit your stride and things will get easier.