semi submersed digital self portraiture

After a short break from the rain it came back again today. It’s not storming like it was last week, now it’s just raining… a lot. I figured a rainy Tuesday was the perfect opportunity to bring my monofin since I shouldn’t have to share a lane, and it was as good a day as any to try out my new waterproof camera that I got back in December.

up on the pool deck… beautiful day huh?

On deck it was pretty miserable, but the pool felt great. It was nice and warm and there was a little layer of steam on the water. I got in the water right away and waited for eveyone else to get in. I dunked my camera to make sure it was really waterproof and proceeded to mess around with buttons and take some pictures.

Our main set had a big chunk of kicking in it and I decided to use my monofin for most of it. I love how fast you can go with these things! I will say though that you get gassed out pretty fast because you’re moving so much water. I’m going to have to start bringing this to Santa Maria more often while the weather is bad and not as many people are swimming.

200 swim
200 kick
200 pull

4 x 100 @ 1:30
10 x 50 kick (did 8 w/ monofin)
4 x 75 swim @ 1:15
18 x 25 pull @ :25
4 x 50 @ :40

2450 yards total

I capped off my day with a trip to the gym for some dryland action yet again. I did 45 minutes on an elliptical machine and was drenched in sweat by the end of it so I guess it worked :)

I took some random video in the pool to check out that feature… here’s the view from my kick board and a little bit of me swimming!

Once I’ve had my camera for a little longer and used it more I’ll do a review of it.

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