Today is a “Swim Marker Set” – we have to warm up, do a few drills, then swim 800 yards continuously at “race pace” and report our time back to our coaches. I’m off to do it in about 10 minutes.
Last night I received a CD of Toonz from my BFF Melissa Horwitz (a/k/a Snipah). I’m SO excited! MAH is an inveterate Rolling Stones fan – I heard a Stones song on the radio a while back, and realized that it would be fun to have some Stones in my Playlist. So I wrote MAH on Facebook, asking if she would be up to the task; I received my early Channukah/Xmas/Kwanzaa prezzie today! Here is the Playlist, which I will be “breaking in” on my Swim Marker Set in just a little bit!
This One Thing, Amerie
Ain’t No Other Man, Christina Aguilera
Add It Up, Violent Femmes
That’s NOT My Name!, Ting-Tings
Rock This Town, Stray Cats
Shattered, Rolling Stones
Under My Thumb, Rolling Stones
19th Nervous Breakdown, Rolling Stones
Start Me Up, Rolling Stones
Little T&A, Rolling Stones
Neighbors, Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil, Rolling Stones
Baby I’m A Star, Prince (the only song on the whole playlist that I have!)
King Without A Crown, Matisyahu
Gold Digger, Kanye West & Jamie Foxx
You Make My Dreams Come True, Hall & Oates (classic – haven’t heard this in forever!)
London Bridge, Fergie
Modern Love, Bowie (wow, I think that this was on one of my playlist sets – on the big yellow “waterproof” Walkman that you put a cassette tape into! – back when I was training for my last triathlon!)
Diva, Beyonce/Sasha Fierce
Thanks MAH you ROCK! I’m so excited!
POSTSCRIPT: I did my 800 in 17:56. Not sure if that’s good or bad – going to figure out how much that would mean I would do the 2.4 miles in! Watch me do Math….
1760 yards in a mile. 2.4 miles in the Ironman. So 4224 yards in the Ironman (1760 times 2.4). You get chipped (from the last athlete in the water) at 2 hours and 20 minutes (or 140 minutes total time, longest, expected for the Swim). I THINK THAT MEANS 800 times 140 divided by 4224 is the amount of time you have to do the 800 in to not be chipped – which is 26.52 minutes. Does that make sense? Yeah…probably so. So if I were to keep up the pace of about 18 minutes (which is what I did the 800 in) for the whole 2.4 miles, that would mean I would finish the Swim portion in 95 minutes or an hour and 35 minutes…? Anyone out there able to check my Math?