The day dawned, coach Noa had written the workout, and we assembled everything we needed. The pool in Lahaina (near where we were staying) was set up to swim yards, and despite my earlier emphatic declaration that I would only do it in yards, I knew Jason and I would be disappointed if we wussed out with the shorter distance. We are Canadian, and Canadians swim meters! So we drove to the other side of the island, to the Kihei Aquatic Center, as it was set up in meters.
|Kihei Aquatic Center|
Blissfully, the day was overcast but we lathered up with enough sunscreen to supply a small nation anyway. We knew we were in for a long one. We unloaded our gear onto the pool deck; normally I am very anti-waterbottle at the pool while swimming, but this swim was different. I had a bottle of Vega Pre-Workout Energizer (finished about half), a bottle of Gu Brew (finished about a quarter), one Gu gel, and two Gu Chomps (the 100 kick between each of the main set repeats was a great time to eat without stopping).
|Our stuff needed for the 100x100m workout|
|Jason 3/4 of the way through|
|Three hour mark|
I finished #100 at 3:37 on the clock. That is a looooong time to be in the water! Next on the list was to get food, as we were both pretty hungry. Ten kilometers is an epic swim for sure, and I'm one and done. I am emphatically declaring that I am not doing that again.