Thursday, March 13, 2008

MILESTONE


It is 5:30am when I roll into Master's swim. Coach is just putting up the workout board. I am relaxed because Thursday is the easier day of the week. I jump in get my 300 warm-up done then do 300m of drills. Now it's time for the main set.

Coach comes over to my lane and stops me. Waddler, you are going to be doing something different. It's time for you to swim a straight 1600 now. I wanted to jump out and run. the panic began to set in. This was truely a reality check.

I pushed off and away I went. I tried just to relax and focus on my form. It seemed like I was going back and forth forever. I was okay. I was doing it. Coach would be at the wall encouraging me. I never felt like stopping. I would see the other lanes taking their rests but I kept going. I suddenly realized only 2 laps to go. I am going to make it.

I did 1600m without stopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I jumped out to get a big high 5 from coach. What a thrill!

Waddling with a swimmer's high..................

8 comments:

Sunshine said...

Oh super super You!!! What a great accomplishment!
And I think somebody whispered "Spring".. could it be.

rocketpants said...

AWESOME JOB!!! That is great!

Flo said...

WooHoo!!!! Great Job!!!!!

Iron Pol said...

That's awesome! And guess what, the rest is easier. Getting from zero to 1500 yards is the big job. Now, you'll find yourself making big leaps.

Congratulations on hitting that mile mark.

J~Mom said...

That is beyond awesome!!!! Congrats!

Joe said...

What an awesome milestone!! 1600m w/o stopping. I can smell the chlorine even in the blog!!

Great stepping stone!!!

Dan Seifring said...

WOW 1600 non stop... that rocks. Great job.

Andy said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog....
And Awesome job on the 1600.
Great Milestone!
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