I forgot my Timex watch to keep track of my laps and I was doing well counting until some random guy started giving me unsolicited advise on my technique. He is apparently annoying to most people and I recognized him as such, so when he asked me what drill I had just done, I knew he was about to criticize what I had just done, so I was already forming a way to get him to leave me alone. After informing me that my right arm has some "giddy up" in it, I kindly told him that I was aware of that and my right arm is weaker than my left. He told me that I simply had to push the water all the way down through my leg to which I remarked that I knew that and I do that, but my right arm still pulls up too soon right before the recovery. He made some weird face and some comment about how if I knew that was the problem why wasn't I fixing it, to which I kindly (or sarcastically) informed him "That's why I'm here!" and put my goggles back on and tried to dive under the water before he could get in another word.
So before this fool interrupted what I was doing, I was at 750 yards. Ticked off at his comments and avoiding his glance, I began to lose count of where the heck I was on laps. Oh well, perhaps what mattered more was that I had time in the pool. If I were to guess, I may have done somewhere between 1200 and 1400 yards tonight. A significant step back from Wednesday! I practiced a number of the drills and tried many of them with my long fins. I figured if I started with them early, my legs were less likely to cramp because my legs were not exhausted yet. For the most part that idea worked out well.
I am also excited that my swimsuit is holding up nicely! I am working out in a TYR Durafast Lite Series suit and it's been amazing! My last suit was made out of a nice material but it didn't hold color after the second swim.
As I type this I am seeing it is nearly midnight and I need to go to bed because tomorrow is a long day with some travel and a BRICK workout. Time for lights out!
Total Distance: 1200-1400 yards
Total Time: about 45 minutes
Today's Manta: Relax! Stay loose!