I have been trying to decide if I am going to need a wet suit for my first tri. I was thinking not because of the expense yet it helps with buoyancy and swimming and man do I need help. So I am leaning toward getting one.
What do you think? Do I need a wetsuit?
Does it need to be a triathlon wetsuit or can it just be a wetsuit?
Check out these at L.L. Bean. They are not tri wet suits but I like dealing with L L Bean. They are so easy to return to if something isn't right. The reviews are good.
Should it be a full wet suit? Sleeveless? Short sleeves and legs like the one above?
Okay now.........probably a dumb question. Today at my swim lesson I started breathing every fourth stroke instead of every other. Each arm counts as one. This felt good but was hard. Should I keep working on it? Is it going to speed me up?
My fear is I am going to do all this work and retreat back to my prior form in the heat of the race.
Today the coach told me twice that my kick was looking better and stronger. I am not sure he is not throwing me a bone but I think he was sincere. He told me a couple more things to work on. I am doing my own thing as the others do what sounds like Greek to me. I don't even know what he is talking about. Today at first as usual I questioned my wisdom in going but as the lesson went on I felt better. The hour did drag though. I couldn't believe each time I looked at the clock how little it had moved.
I did follow up with visit to Jax, seems to be my reward for working hard.
Next week I won't be going ( a race) so I may hit my local pool twice this week. I am getting a bit addicted to that post swim feeling.
This week I had "bad" dreams a couple of nights. One night it was about snakes - we had been doing math problems about snakes in school. We had moved to a house where there were lots of snakes near by (we used to live there) but my biggest concern was I didn't have my nice run route anymore.
Then last night I was trying to practice an open water swim in the middle of the winter! It's like spring here but it's not that warm!
2 days ago