I realized after my terrible performance in the Schuylkill River last year that I needed two things to be competitive in my next tri…a road bike and major correction to my swimming technique. Well, I recently acquired the road bike (thanks Mr. 1969!) but I needed to find the right swim method. You may remember that a few months ago, I took the total immersion swim class. It was a great day and I left there feeling like I picked up some great new techniques that would help me move forward and be a better swimmer.
Well, I have still been working out and hitting the gym but I have to admit that I slowed down majorly on the swimming. Well a few weeks ago, I hit the pool and lo and behold….I couldn’t remember half the stuff I learned in the class. I felt like I had forgotten everything and I left the pool feeling extremely frustrated.
This morning, I was determined to get back in the pool and try it again. That alarm clock going off at 4:30am was not fun and I did curse the Universe but I got dressed and left the house. This time, I studied the swim drills online right before I left. When I got to the pool, I did so much better and it all started coming back to me. This was a much improved swim practice. I was gliding and skating through the water instead of beating the water up. I am going to stay focused and try to swim every other day or at least three days a week up until we really start the training schedule in March.
I think I am getting some water confidence. I WILL BE THE DOLPHIN!