Getting Lapped @ the 150

I pride myself on being a good enough swimmer to stay with the lead pack in my age group.  I care less about being the fastest,  but just like staying close to the front.  

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However,  last night was an experience that will motivate me to train more.  At our nighttime masters swim,  we are limited on lanes.  Thus, we have about 6 people in the fast lane.  That means the really, really fast people like Ross Davis make me look like a real loser.  

We had to do a fast 500 after countless other swims.  I was feeling pretty good about holding my 1:10 pace.   I went 3rd and at the 150,  he caught me.  That means he was averaging 10 seconds faster than me or holding about 1:00 per 100 yards.  Ross is no spring chicken right out of college.  He is a dedicated and talented masters swimmer that gives us all something to aspire towards in the pool. 

I think we all need to train with people like Ross.  You will not beat them,  but they sure keep you from loafing during a set.  If you loaf,  you get lapped!

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