Friday, November 19, 2010

swim stroke

Last night I attended my fourth Masters swim class. Things went markedly better than the last week day practice. I have accepted the fact that my swim is my weak point and that I have to work hard at improving. No more trying to push myself in the pool. I need someone there watching and motivating me. The class involves lots of breast/backstroke as well as fly. At the end of practice I specifically asked the coach for help. She basically told me that my stroke sucked and has no power. ugh. She did note that we'd be doing some drills to improve technique and power.

I've come to realize that I am not good at pushing myself to go fast in the water. I get tired, I slow down. Unlike on the bike/run I find an extra umph 99% of the time. I think this maybe the key to my loving it and improving.

We swam close to 1.2 yards in an hour. I am pleased with my endurance so early in my "season". Not great speed, but I was able to do the distance. By Vineman I will easily swim 2.4 miles!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

140.6 here I come!

I have officially entered my first full triathlon. As soon as I hit the submit button my stomach flipped a little! I am both excited and terrified. I truly believe that I can do this! July 30, 2011 I will compete in Full Vineman in beautiful CA. The course looks fun and challenging.

I started my base training Nov2nd. So far things are going well. Run and swim speed are pretty consistent from the end of '10 season. I have joined a Masters swim team to enhance my swimming. I am hoping that the terror will make me swim faster and make me a stornger swimmer. I have been working on expanding my swim strokes! At this point I've done one full lap of butterfly!

current time goal: 1:20 swim, 6.5 hour ride, 4:30 marathon---crazy??? Maybe.
Until next time.