Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Swimming in the sunshine...

The outside pool at my gym opened up a couple of weeks ago.  Even swimming outside at 6 AM is heaven.  The morning we were told we were swimming outside it was as if you had told us we had all won slots at Kona.  Pure joy. 

Today, I was able to go at noon.  Pure joy x 1000.  Somehow the water is clearer - even through my fogged up goggles.  I loved trying to study my form or lack thereof in the reflection on the bottom of the pool.  It didn't even matter that there was a straight 1000 slapped on the end of the workout. 

400 warm up
2 x 300 swim
200 pull
4 x 50 (25 drill / 25 swim)
200 pull
200 kick
1000 swim

A perfect way to spend a lunch hour :)

16 comments:

Beth said...

That pool looks awesome! I wish there were outdoor pools around here!

ltlindian said...

so jealous! another reason why I need to get my butt south!

Teamarcia said...

Fun! Well as long as I have my water wings it is...
We are counting the days til the pool opens here!

Colleen said...

Okay, so is that Lifetime in Lawrenceville? I need to find a pool pronto as I've done exactly no swimming in a realllllly long time.

Benjamin Tollestrup said...

I love the pool on a sunny morning. It must be something about the direction of the sunlight and the still of the morning. Nice!

Mike said...

Really nice swim workout. Bonus you got to do it at lunch. Double bonus you got to do it outside!!

ajh said...

You swam all that at once! Nice swimming outside,

Amanda said...

Wow - now that's quite a workout. That pool does look pretty heavenly though :)!

Johann said...

Nothing like swimming in great weather. Our pools closed on 30 April for the winter.

Meaghan said...

I wish I could put into words my jealousy.. Please swim a few laps for me!! ENJOY it!!

Carolina John said...

That is a fantastic lunch hour! Good call.

Kenny Montgomery @ swimming pools said...

You are very dedicated to have spent your lunch hour exercising in a pool. I envy you!

Char said...

That looks just beautiful - so inviting.

Suz and Allan said...

That looks beautiful! I can't wait to get to the pool this summer.

That Pink Girl said...

Oooh, that looks amazing! I'd have to go down the slides a few times after my laps though. ;0)

Swim Bike Mom said...

I did a lunch hour swim today... now I'm sunburned on the back and feeling AWESOME. I love that outdoor pool!