I am planning to rest all day today except for my lunch time fun. I went to the Globo Gym and decided to swim. There were a lot of people in the pool so I did a bunch of 25 M swims at a slow pace. Then.....oh yes.....then I got challenged. This person was the Michael Phelps of Plymouth, someone I would not want to see in a dark ally.....she was a 15 girl on the Plymouth swim team and she wanted a piece of me. I said, "lets do it"....then she said, "lets do blah blah blah stroke," I had no idea what she said so I said, "no...freestyle"...ok she said. And we were off...
Her dad said go.....and about 5 M in a 6 year old kid jumped in front of me.............there is a rope that you can swing from into the pool. Pretty cool unless you are RACING! I was able to dodge him. As I was flailing in the water I noticed we were neck and neck. My breathing was off....even though I have not actually taught myself how to breath well in the water. Eventually I just stuck my head in the water and just SWAM! I hit the edge and realized I won by about a Meter. I tried to act like I wasn't surprised. Even with a kid flying in my way I still managed to win....then the best part happened...."Did you swim in high school?" she asked. This was the 2nd time in a week I had swam and before that I do not think I had ever swam 25 M straight except in the games and 1 time last summer. "No..." I did not know what else to say. Then she said "well....we need to go again doing blah blah blah stroke" I said, "I have to get back to work" Which I did....but I new I would have been destroyed mainly because I would have done a free stroke again and been disqualified.
Great thing.....now I have a training partner on the Plymouth swim team....that is if we cross paths again. She had swam about 500 laps to my 5 before we raced though. I watched most of them. Different workout in the pool.....oh ya and we only raced 25 M....anymore and I would have petered out.