Monday, January 19, 2009

5 x 100 Yards in the Pool...

This swimming thing is not easy, but I'm making small gains. When I started, I could barely do 50 yards in the pool, I couldn't breathe and I didn't have goggles. Weeks two and three I just concentrated on doing a couple 100s and filling out the 500 yards with as many 50s as it took. Some days that meant I did 3 100s and 4 50s. Other days, 2 100s and 6 50s. But, today, I decided to "eat a bicycle" (i.e. I mine as well eat a bicycle, it's that hard), to quote Nate. And, I swam 5 x 100 yards!!

So... that was a nice early accomplishment. I am already planning 2 x 150 and 2 100s for my next time out. That may be a little early, but there is only one way to find out.

On top of that, I maxed out in pushups on Sunday and did a disappointing 32 pushups. I meant to do more the rest of the day, but conveniently "never got around to it". So, when I did pushups with Adam (another contest mate) today over lunch I was super surprised to find that I could do 40 straight pushups. Whaaaa??? I have no idea. I obviously still don't have this pushup thing figured out. But, that's two big accomplishments in the same day.

Adam and I were talking and it's really not gonna feel all that big a deal until we can do 50 pushups. But I gotta admit, after doing 32, 40 sounds really good.


Andrew is getting fit said...

I'm aiming for 50 tomorrow! Max of 46 so far. ;)

Eric Gervase said...

Ahhh... you got me. Nice work.