So, yesterday I told y’all that I joined and new gym: The Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center. I have been a handful of times a few years back and liked it then, but had a few reservations about joining full time. I left a gym that was mostly for gym fanatics. The pool was a nice retreat because most of the folks did lots of weightlifting and treadmill running.
I went for my first swim today – they have 50 meters lanes. I jumped in the pool and was like, “Hooray, 50 meter lanes!”. This pool is mostly known around town as the Michael Phelps pool. There are a lot of fast swimmers there. Swim teams train there (many wore London 2012 caps). Everyone has great technique – It is good to be surrounding by fast swimmers; they are motivating, but also a little intimidating; kinda the way PINK was at the Grammy’s. Michael Phelps swam there. He has gold medals. I figure, I swim there, maybe I can win gold medals. 🙂
Then I swam 4 laps (400 m) and was like “Oh crap, 50 meters lanes!”. These swimmers are fast. They are passing me when only using a kick board. I felt slow. But I also felt strong. I managed to finish an entire mile (well 1600m), but I am not quite convinced I wasn’t dog paddling the last 200m.
It was a really great workout, except I forgot my towel… Leaves quite a bit of room for improvement.