When I got home yesterday, my wife had a nice surprise waiting for me. A call came in stating that there was an opening in my master class, and I was #1 on the waiting list (big thanks to Alison, who put me on the list - I didn't even know! - during my "in limbo" time with Google). How sweet is that!!! I almost immediately started to get my gear ready in almost child-like anticipation. (More big kudos for my lovely wife who never, ever falters in supporting me and my dreams - I love you babe!)
It was nearly a packed house in the pool, with a solid showing by the members. Ran in to Dave, who I used to work with years ago, who's looking strong after completing a couple of recent Ironmans. Really good to see him again - we used to pass each other all the time running the trails near my old workplace. I did, however, find out that our awesome-but-hyper-busy coach Sarah is done as of this week. She's been a great coach who is not only a student at Ottawa U, but she's also a returning member of their swim team too. Unfortunately, there's no replacement yet, but Sarah will continue to make the sets and ask a lifeguard to put up the workout on the board for us until a replacement is found.
The workout was a big one, especially considering I hadn't swam for weeks. 600m warmup, followed by 9x100m kick, then 800m pull. I made it that far, and got half way through the 5x100m choice swim. 2550m - not bad at all. Makes me wonder what's up for Thursday!
It's all good stuff. Especially if "plans" (aka what Scott and I are thinking) role out. So far those plans include: