Yay for me. I led my lane in the masters workout yesterday. First time EVAH!
There was no one around with a camera, so I've found a piece of video in the public domain that sort of approximates my performance.
OK, so I wasn't quite like Phelps. And seriously, you MUST seek out and watch his current perforamances at the World Aquatic Championships. He is shattering records every time he gets wet and this meet may go down as one of the most dominant in the history of the sport. He is a man among boys right now.
Unlike Phelps, I have no flip turn, let alone an explosive flip turn that allows me to grab a length and a half on the competition, all underwater. Just LOOK at how far he travels under the water and how he gains ground at every chance.
Obviously, my lane was not the fastest of the lot, but I hung in there. What a difference over last year. For each of the intervals, I would gain ground on my lane mates by the middle of every length and lose time in the turns. I gotta get me a flip turn. If I master a turn, I could graduate to a faster lane.
No promises for the race this weekend, however. In open salt water, all bets are off, and I just want to make it onto the bike without being pummeled by some Amazon woman with a hatred of short guys in neoprene.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
The Amazon part I mean.