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Swimming

Posted Oct 01 2008 9:00pm
That's what I did this morning. I'm still not really "working" on anything, just swimming, having fun, trying different things, and just being comfortable in the water.

So I've been doing flipturns all the time. This serves a couple of purposes:
1) It's fun. I really like doing them and it makes me smile every time.
2) Doing this gives me more confidence in the water and this is what I really need.
3) Getting water up the nose once in a while helps me realize I probably won't drown from that (at least I haven't yet :)

Today I added fins again. This is fun, who doesn't like zooming down the lane; talk about feeling like a dolphin!!! I used them to make the swim more aerobic. Since I actually don't swim very fast, adding fins makes me go a lot faster and overall work harder. So I did some sprints, 50m on the 1:00. Yeah, we are talking fun!!!

I also got the Total Immersion tape for breaststroke and butterfly, so I worked on those drills for a little while. I breaststroke, poorly, and don't butterfly at all.

I ended up swimming for about 1 hour 10 minutes and really enjoyed it. I was bummed I had to get out and go to work.

I have realized that this time in the pool is helping me more than the drills and stuff were. I have issues with the swim and can freak out badly during the swim. I've discovered that I just need to get more comfortable in the water and that's what I'm doing. On Jan. 1st I'm starting my 30 swims in 30 days and I think that will be the icing on the cake as far as water comfort. Once I am completely comfortable and at home in the water it's then I will begin trying to improve my speed. I'm looking forward to it.

Okay, that's all. Rocco goes tonight to have his stitches removed. I'd like to get a run in too but I don't see that happening. Oh well, there's always tomorrow morning.
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