Thursday, June 17, 2010

Swimming Girls

I'm lucky to swim masters with a bunch of fast girls. Until recently it was pretty standard to find me at the back of the lane. The VERY back. Hanging on for dear life. Gasping for air. And then coach prescribed 2x/day swim workouts.

Not only are these girls fast, but they keep me honest. And make me work. Yesterday I led the second set, then figured someone else would want to lead. I looked around. The girls just looked back at me as if to say "How do you suppose you're going to PR your swim in triathlon if you don't keep leading?"

Marit threw out some other motivation. Kerry stuck to me feet to make sure I made the set as fast as we were supposed to. It was close, but we made it. And my arms did not fall off. Whew!

A huge thank you to these girls that swim like fish. You make it very fun to put myself in a lot of discomfort in the water. When I get my 27:xx swim bet we're going to need to have a party!

11 comments:

Jill Costantino said...

woot woot! Your gonna get that 27XX SOON:)

Kim said...

So awesome! I was in that pool once with Marit and I LOVED it! We had such a good practice. You are very very lucky to have such good friends/swimming partners! You'll get it Charisa! I know it!!

Yasi said...

Having so many rabbits (fish?) is such a great push! Lucky you found some good ones :o)

GoBigGreen said...

OH I LOVE IT! NOw you need to come to MN ( and visit Twin Six, who btw I gave a shout out to at the NVGP expo last night saying how AWESOME YOU ARE!!) and go to Square lake:) I love the pic!!!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

That's what friends are for! Way swim fast Charisa!

Beth said...

Good lanemates are the BEST!!! 27:xx here you come!! :)

Lindsay said...

Oh I love it! So fun to swim with friends!!!!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

so jealous you have a cool swim master's program! My bff is a lane 2 swimmer for the Menlo Master's & I go with her at times and watch her in awe. Then I hop over to lane 5/6 and do the workout;-)

Teresa said...

Love it!!!! tn

FLATOUT JIM said...

My shoulders are aching just looking at the 4 of you guys!

m said...

Just keep swimming! You'll have that sub 27 before you know it!