Friday, February 20, 2009
1000 yards to go...
So today, I am swimming the 1,000 at C.V.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Please do not get the notion that I will be enjoying any part of this.
Cause I won't.
For those of you who nothing about swimming, there are many types of swimmers.
There are the sprinters(50 yards, 100 yards, sometimes 200 yards)
There are the mid-distance strokers(200 yards stroke*, 400 yard I.M.)
There are the mid-distance sprinters (200 yard free, 500 yard free)
Then there's distance swimmers(500, 1,000, 1,650)
I am a sprinter.
I do not swim long distances, nor do I have any warm feelings toward continual pain. My coaches say I need to work hard during it.
I'm planning on just keeping my stroke long and steady the whole time. And that be it.
And yet... I'm still nervously freaking out about it.
And I must say, contrary to popular belief, 1,000 yards in the water and 1,000 yards on land are soooooo much different.
Because of the water being much denser than air, it take much longer to trudge through it. Even though the swimmer is using both hands and feet.
A normal 1,000 takes around 12 minutes for distance swimmers.
Ha. I don't expect to even see a 12 even near my lane.
I'm thinking more 14 or 15. =D
And even if I do get a 12-something, it doesn't mean I'm a distance swimmer. It only means I went through the pain.
Posted by Tia at 5:16 AM
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