Well the title describes it all.
I am now known as the crazy swimming guy to the other pool members in the mornings.
After a great night of sleep, I got to the pool by 6:45 and got my lane set up right away. There were 3 nice elderly woman in the pool. The "regulars". They always are so nice and give up the far side of the pool for my laps. I got a lane set up and warmed up with 1 x 100 at a slow easy pace.
Last night I decided that I wanted to see if I could swim a total of 2000 meters. So I laid down my goal and started up. Before long I had my first 500 out of the way. I took a 2 minute rest break and got started on the second 500 meter leg. My stroke is getting better. I can definitely feel when I get sloppy now. then I work hard at fixing the problem. My second 500 went about like the first, I am averaging about 1:50 min / 100 meter. I felt pretty tired after the second one and took another 2 minute rest break.
My third 500 was a little more challenging and I noticed that I was slowing down. I forgot to set my watch for the third set. But I kept up with it, trying to maintain speed while maintaining form. I notice that I needed to take an extra breath from time to time. Mostly I was breathing every 3rd stroke. Sometimes I could go every 4 strokes but would have to take one every 2 strokes occasionally. Anyway I got that last set done finally. I finished off the 2000 meter swim with 4 x 100 with 1 minute of rest in-between.
Well I reached another milestone in my training. 2000 meters in one session in the pool. Now all I need to be able to do is finish the same distance faster with less rest. I can't wait to get the workout cards for swimming. The other swimmers in the pool now refer to me as the "crazy swimming guy". One of them asked why I swam so much, I explained that I am training for longer open water swims which she thought was even crazier. I am the only lap swimmer in the mornings, so they are not use to seeing someone go back and forth so many times at a time. The goggles and swim cap throw them off as well. Not to forget to mention that not too many swimmers go there wearing Speedos either.
Hey, they might start calling me the "Speedos Guy" ------- Nah!