Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Why is Treat Williams in the pool?
Last night I went swimming. Wanted to give my legs a bit of a break, but still get a workout in.
There's 3 lanes in the pool, and you can fit 2 people per lane comfortably. Small pool, I know.
So, I took the middle lane. There was a guy in the left lane. The right lane was open.
So, I had finished about 3 laps, and a guy yells down, "Mind if I share your lane?"
Uhmm.. okaaaay... What about that wide open lane next to me?
So, I'm going back and forth, and back and forth. After I'd done a half a mile, the guy stops me. Looking at him, he looked a lot like Treat Williams. Granted, I have to wear glasses to see anything past a book I'm reading. And I have a bit of chlorine in my eyes. But, it really did look like him.
He proceeded to give me some swimming tips, indicating that my head was too far up while swimming, that my butt needed to be higher. I was also breathing improperly, as I wasn't rolling very smoothly.
Yeah.. Well, I'll give him that.
So, I did a couple of more laps, trying to keep my head down.. I think it helped, but my butt just doesn't float like that. I dunno. Probably a good thing, but still.
After a couple of laps, he stopped me for an update on how it felt. Better, I suppose. He then went into all of the things he *used* to do, but doesn't now. He just swims. Easier on the body.
I told him I was using swimming to cross train instead of running. That's when his credibility dropped.
He proceeded to inform me of how bad running was for you, and that you should just walk fast instead. Yadda yadda.
I didn't really want to get into a lively debate with him, plus I didn't need him turning into The Substitute and whoopin' me, so I just let him go on.
In the end, I finished up with 27 laps, just over 3/4 of a mile.