So I joined US Masters Swimming this year. Not because I want to splash around with a bunch of middle agers in the pool twice a week. It was so I can swim at the lakes when it decides to stop freaking snowing here and warm up a bit.
As a side distraction USMS, has partnered with Nike for the ‘Go the Distance’ promotion. Really just another way of tracking how far you have swum this year. There are prizes!
50 miles » Nike GTD swim cap
500 miles » Nike swimsuit
I got my fantastic swim cap last week just as I swam through 100 miles, better late than never I guess. But the rest, its pitiful. Not even a pair of googles I can sell on ebay at 300 miles? Nope, gotta do 500 miles before the next ‘prize’ when you get a swim suit.
Based on how long the cap took and unless Im stuffing my pie hole with lard. By the time it arrives it will be too big; you sure drop the pounds with this longer distance swimming mularky!
The secret is to not suff your pie hole with lard straight after getting out of the water, simples :)
davidsgoals said: I’m curious. What’s involved in the feeding plan?
Its much like running plans just wetter. My plan is that Mrs Alt will toss a beer and a pork pie on a string, my way every half hour. I suspect that after the first hour she will have gotten so bored she will be trying to bean me with it or tow it behind the kayak to get me to swim faster.
Actually, its probably going to be bottles of cytomax laced with kids tylenol liquid for the inevitable shoulder pain. Yes, us swimmers do real hard drugs man!
Solid food is not recommended for fear that it results in number 2’s in the reservoir. My cunning plan to win, involves me buying a box of Baby Ruths, flying out from the start and having Mrs Alt drop a Ruth (thats the candy bar) every 50 yds! Should put the competition off, n’est pas?
victoriafindslife said: Holy friggen shamolies!!!! Where has your sanity gone???
Hey, its no worse than a running marathon or a century ride, just wetter and full of the chance of lake monsters :) Plus, Im 46, I get to do stupid stuff just so I can say I did it. My father still doesn’t quite believe I hauled my ass around a 70.3 for fun.
I never would have done it at 26; too busy with babies and a second go round at college and completely broke. Plus, Im not sure my sanity has ever been here to start with. Gone, with most of my hair!
I should swim through 100 miles in the pool this week; Im at 94 and change at the moment. Last weeks shenanigans in San Diego meant I fell behind my 365 mile goal for the year. I need to make that up and more; there’s more travel looming with limited pool time.
To some, 100 miles in the pool represents complete and utter misery. Much like 100 miles on the dreadmill would be torture for me. Does it get boring? Not sure why but not for me, its been a great challenge so far and I have not suffered from boredom. I do obsess about counting lengths thou, which is a pain, I gotta get me a new Garmin. Our local lake opens in May, 900m of clear water with no wall and no black line to follow, I cant wait.