I arrived at the pool this morning for what I thought was just going to be another early morning at the office and what did I find? Thats right... they had switched the pool to long course! I was pretty excited about this because first off all it was something different but more importantly LCM is just so much better than SCY, especially for those of us who suck at flip turns. Really though I just like long course better because it is so much easier to get into a good rhythm and really lengthen out my stroke. And because I swim by myself, anything that gets me going faster is more than welcome. Because of this awesomeness the swim this morning went by a lot quicker than usual and I actually had a couple of fast 400s. This was especially pleasing because I've been in a bit of a rut in the pool as the intensity just hasnt been there lately.
Fast forward to this afternoon and it was another beautiful spring evening in northern Alabama. The weather here has been awesome lately (highs in the mid to low 70s, cool at night and in the morning) and I was feeling great out on the long run. Of course I did get the requisite "Run, Forrest, Run" which is apparently never going to get old even though I've been hearing it since high school. However, I also got a nice "OOWWWWW!!!" from a couple of girls so that almost made up for the Forest Gump comment.
(BTW, yes, I do realize that it is pathetic that I get excited about a different pool configuration. But hey, its all about the simple things....)