Today I swam in the very nice 50m outdoor pool at Steiner Aquatic Center (photo taken on my cell phone camera right after my swim). It was much nicer than swimming inside; for one, I could see the sun, the sky, and the mountains (a little), and in addition, it was great not to have to turn around every 25 yd. However, it did slow me down - I guess the push off the wall helps me be a lot faster, because my 50m times averaged 1:14. Yeah, slow, but I really don't care. It was a decent workout, with my heart rate around 70% max. I swam for 59:20 and did 2400 meters.
Even though I prefer the outdoor pool, swimming to me is still pretty boring compared with racewalking...though maybe it is comparable to racewalking on a treadmill, which I really do not enjoy too much. Weird that looking at varied scenery makes such a difference to me, but it does, for whatever reason. I'm hoping I can get back to RW soon! Biking is good, swimming is merely tolerable, but RW is what I want to be doing.
My foot is feeling better today. I am not limping too much any more. In fact, after my swim, it felt really good and I didn't feel like I was limping at all. I'm quite eager to hear what the doctor has to say on Tuesday morning.