Thursday, December 10, 2009

Swimmers Take your Mark!

Tomorrow starts the 2009
New England LMSC Short Course Meters Championship at Boston University. Friday night is exclusively the 800 meter free and it's the only event I've signed up for. There are 89 women signed up just for the 800 this year. We're talkin' meters here not yards so I will have to adjust my brain matter if and when I sneak a peek at the pace clock tomorrow night.

Wanna see the BU pool?

Here's MIT where I swim. I think we have BU beat. We have ANOTHER 25 yard teaching pool ( 3 degrees warmer) right next to this 50 meter pool. You can just make it out over to the far RIGHT in this picture. AND we have towel service! SPOILED!! :-)

Our pool is usually set up for 25 yards and a few weeks in January and the entire summer, the pool is set up for long course. I much prefer that. LESS FLIP TURNING, which I'm not so great at. Anyway, back to the meet...

Here's what I'm hoping for in no particular order:

1. The water at BU is not too warm.

2. I get there on time to get in a solid warm up.

3. BIG ONE HERE: I don't false start on the blocks.

4. My goggles don't end up around my chest after diving in.

5. My legs won't cramp after being sausaged in my speed suit.

6. I don't go out so fast that I crack at the 500 with a potentially
PAINFUL 300 still to go.



Jennifer Harrison said...

GO GO GO! I LOVE LOVE LOVE swim meets - MAN your State meet is early!!?

Loved your poem on my blog! xoox


Lucho said...

Kill it! And RELAX when you start to hurt. Fighting the water is useless, it always wins. Cool that you're doing the 800.

Rebecca DeWire said...

Good luck and swim fast!!! I am so freakin' jealous of the pools you get to swim in.

Sue said...

Here goes for luck!!! You really need someone to video it for you:) Just saying that would be cool to watch you swim FAST...

Pedergraham said...

Have a great 800 tonight. Wish I were going to be there this weekend. I love your cap, Diva!

cheryl said...

nice speed suit! have fun!

Shelley said...

Whoa...very nice speedsuit, I sure hope you post pics..

Best of luck to you!

Thanks for all of your kind words on my blog, you are amazing.

Marit C-L said...

WOO HOOO!!!! Have a GREAT race - go fast, swim hard (but not too hard)....and enjoy! Yes...cold pools are great for competition, aren't they?


Kim said...

that pool totally wipes my Charlestown YMCA to shreds. sooo nice! good luck!

Michelle Simmons said...

Hope it went well! That is a beautiful pool. :)

I'm one of your new Trakkers teammates !!