Thursday, November 4, 2010

NovGTD aka swim til I sink

I am 100% sure that I have over challenged myself this month.  Running has nothing on swimming!   However, it was super great to be in the pool last night!  I finished my 1st mile and to be honest I swam half the laps and walked half the laps.  It was bloody hard to swim that much at one time.   I think I found some new muscles that Ms. All-star has missed!  :)  My whole body feels like I've been run over by a mac truck.  I've never been so glad for a night off from the gym.  I am cherishing this rest day with my whole body and not just my heart!  FYI, the muscle soreness isn't all from swimming some can be attributed to my 10,000 lunges during training.   She's loving being able to torture my legs again...silly trainer!       

I am pretty sure I won't make it through all 30 miles but I am going to give it my best effort.  I will probably be a much more proficient swimmer in the process.   Perhaps the real challenge should be to progress from walking half the laps to swimming all of them!  Stay tuned to see whether I sink or swim....

Look for my Hot 100 update tomorrow. 


  1. I saw your goal on the NovGTD spreadsheet and thought "Wow, that's gonna be a tough one" but sooooo rewarding. How many lengths is in a mile anyway - is it 64? I seem to recall 64 but i haven't been swimming since i was 15 or something crazy like that, so i don't know for sure. I should really get back to swimming because, like you say, it pretty much gets every muscle you can imagine, and then some.

    Keep up the effort.

  2. Thanks Phil! You are right it will be a tough one! A mile equals 72 lengths. This is based on a 25 yard pool lane. I think it is 64 for a 25 meter pool. Either way I will be exhausted, lol!

  3. I think it's a badass challenge, and whether you make it or not, you're still a badass for trying!!