Sunday, September 06, 2009

slow swim

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.


malvs2walk said...

glad to hear you are feeling a litte better!

malvs2walk said...

Also... I was reading back through your posts. You don't know what is wrong with your foot, or what exactly you did to injure it? It just started hurting after a track workout?
That simply sucks. I don't know about you, but I would rather I know the exact moment I was injured, rather than have to speculate until you get test results from the doctor.
I hope it is not serious.

Tammy said...

Maryann - no, I have no idea what is wrong. Either a stress fracture or soft tissue damage. I also have no idea how I hurt it. It started hurting on Monday 8/24 during my 8-miler but I barely noticed it until afterward when I was sitting on the couch and felt achy crampy feelings in the bottom of my foot. Then at the track the next day I really noticed more. Weird. I also hope it is not too serious! And yes, I hate not knowing what is going on :(.

Nyle said...

Well done on your swimming. That is something I just cant get the hand off. I breathe but in all the wrong places .... I have discovered that I am not part fish and cant breath under water. lol

I do hope you get to the bottom of what hurt your foot and that you heal fast and get back out on the road again.

Harriet said...

Thanks for the pool photo.