Am I A Masochist?
Yet another tough session under the NE31 Tri Club’s coach’s sadistic gaze. A 250m warm-up, followed by 800m alternating between level 6 & 7 on each hundred, and then 200 kickboard, 200 pullbuoy, 200 kickboard and another 200 pullbuoy.
There’s obviously something badly awry with my kicking though - it was like I was stationary (or is that stationery) in the pool, getting repeatedly lapped by the the others in our lane. So I asked the coach what I was doing wrong, and his reply was really helpful:
Don’t know - when I used to do these drills, my kick was really slow and I hated it too.
Well thanks for nothing, you sadistic SOB!
ACTUALLY, you know how they say that time flies when you’re having fun? Well this session seemed to be over really quickly. So I guess I must have been quite enjoying myself. Certainly the 800m at the start was pretty straightforward, and I was amazed to find that I was no-where near the back of the pack in terms of pace for that. And on the exercises with the floats, I was concentrating so hard on trying to improve my laughable performance, that the time went really fast - even if I didn’t!
So given that, am I turning into a masochist?
We’ll leave the answer to that for another day. In the meantime I need to get to bed, and hopefully finish Les 120 journées de Sodome ou l’école du libertinage, which I’m reading to help improve my French.
- Type: Swim
- Date: 03/13/2008
- Time: 16:11:55
- Total Time: 00:45:00.00
- Distance: 1,450 m
- Average Pace: 3:06.41/100m