I went early in the day and they have lap swim for several hours so there were no time constraints. Also, I had nothing else going on so I just took my time and kept swimming. I never got tired or bored at all, it was actually really fun and the time and laps were flying by. I could have kept going but was starting to get really pruney and figured it had to end eventually. I am not 100% sure that is the farthest I've ever swum in one session, but it's right up there. Here's the workout I made up as I went along:
2000: 10 x 200 (150 free, 50 breast)
200: cool down
6.4 miles/54:53/8:35 average pace
Easy run with Emily along the river and Springwater Corridor.
Last night Emily and I had a really interesting night out that involved a free movie premiere, which we left about half way through, some drunk shopping, and a little clubbing. I didn't even know Portland had clubs! It started to get a little crazy so we decided to quit while we were ahead. It was a fun and bizarre night. I can't resist sharing a couple pictures which you will find at the bottom of this post.
They had the pool set up long-course for a meet this weekend, and they have this moveable bulkhead thing that they put in the middle. So today really was in meters. I was moderately hungover and just tired and hungry, so I didn't swim as far. The cool thing was that I swam in the deep end- they have the full set of platforms for diving so it's a 13 1/2 foot depth, it's nuts. It seems a lot deeper than that. Kind of creepy actually! Here's the workout I did:
500: warm up, alternating 50 free/50 breast
600: alternating 50 kick/50 swim
200: 4 x 25 hard/25 easy I did the 25s in :21 or :22 seconds. I think that is fast for me but I don't really ever time myself on 25s... I know I usually do 50s in like :48 seconds.
picture time! These are crappy cell phone pics of us in rare form so take it for what it's worth:
me in a trendy prom dress meant for someone half my age:
Emily solo dance party
I call this look "Wet Seal gangsta"
Well Zach and I have a fun Valentine's Day planned for tomorrow. We're going for a long run in Forest Park and then making dinner at home. I am going to make Italian sausage ravioli with Gorgonzola cream sauce. And then Zach has strict orders to make me something chocolate. :)
I hope everyone has a great weekend with their loved ones!