Took the ole Pink Ribbon wetsuit to the pool this morning to test her out. Yes, this morning I was "that girl"
I was waiting for the doors of the pool to be opened with another girl and we had a conversation..
Me (wearing my full wetsuit already): I usually don't swim in the pool in my wetsuit
Her: Are you really cold today?
Me (laughing...maybe too hard): No! It's new and I need to test it out before I race with it
Her: Hmmm.... Ok....
I got a LOT of looks this morning, to say the least.
I had a 800 warm up which I planned to do in the suit. I jumped in and started swimming.
Holy snikeys I was fast. The first few laps I almost cracked my head on the wall because I'm not used to going into my turns with that much speed. So for my last 100 I decided to test it out. OK, race pace 100 yards. My usual pace for a race pace 100 is about 1:23
So off I go. It felt really good. Then I hit the wall and looked up
Holy shit! Did I see that right? Holy shit!
Free speed, baby! Well, not free, but you know what I mean.
Then I took it off (I was DYING of heat exhaustion by this point), and just to make sure I'm not tapered like a rock star I checked all my times for the rest of the workout-
200's took me 2:57 (100 easy 100 build)
100's on 1:22-1:24
Yup, that wetsuit kicks ass!
Bring on the Pacific!