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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I love the summer

Okay, so it's not officially summer yet, but my neighborhood pool is warm enough for my wimpy self to swim in before dawn. It must've been 76 degrees this morning and I haven't enjoyed a swim as much as I did today in a while. The best part about this pool is that it's a plain rectangular 25 meter pool, and I have it all to myself and all I have to do is stumble a few house down to get there.


The one drawback is that it doesn't have lane lines or the line at each end to tell you when to take that last big breath before your flip turn. I improvise at one end by throwing this pole that I found into the pool to let me know when to do my flip turn.

I didn't have anything for the other end so I just practice my ows sighting techniques and try not to run into the end with my head or flip too early. I don't mind not having the lane line because it forces me to try to swim straight on my own which I don't do so well, currently.

I'm looking forward to countless hours this summer watching the color of the morning sky change as I take a breath while knocking out the meters getting ready for the big races.

3 comments:

Wes said...

Ha, ha, ha... Flip turns... What is that? ;-)

Kevin said...

Thats funny. I need to figure out how long the pool is in my neighborhood. Somehow, i think it is less then 15 yards

Kevin said...

I am on BT. My screen name is kevint (I know not very original). Im not very active on anything but the GA board, especially since I have started blogging