Today's Swim Lesson
This is what I posted on Facebook before I left this morning.
"If I had worried about looking fat and jiggly or old and slow every time I went out for a walk or a jog OR SWIM I would never have done it. If you're doing something you like, that's good for your body and mind, then how you look when you're doing it is the absolute least important thing in the world."
from Slow Fat Triathlete
I get there - early because that is what I do but not as embarrassingly early as last week. Soon the swim coach appears.
"Hi Andrea did you get a chance to practice those kicks this week?" I hope she spent her time 24/7 in the pool or this lady is going to sink to the bottom of the pool.
"Did you say you were getting ready for a triathlon?" She must be getting ready for a triathlon as no one who swims this poorly would be here for any other reason.
(While using the kick board) "Your kick looks better, I like where your feet are." My God does she realize the swimmer next to her has been up and down the lane 4 times to her one time. Is she even moving?
"Did you get that?" There is no way she got that. I better tell her again. Maybe she is hard of hearing.
Okay I need to be clear. This coach is a very nice person but I project my thoughts on him all the time. I swear the swimmer next to me had flippers on when we were using the kick boards. In fact the whole time. I pay no attention to the number of laps he tells us to do because I know I won't even come close! I just do what I can and stop when every one is at the end waiting for me. (Remember that Facebook quote, Andrea) He had us work on our stroke also which I liked though I suspect I wasn't even close. I do think I am going to need to go the private route but I will try this a couple more times. I'll go next week and then I have a race the following weekend. The coach did tell me that I would be need to be careful and save energy for the bike and run. Good advice as the swim tires me out. I had already moderated my kick effort some as I knew there was no way I could do what I was doing last week. Resting at the end of every length is not going to get me ready. I suspect I will do a combo of free and breast in the race. I did have a little tri talk with a guy who was there for the first week. My first tri talk with a racer as a possible triathlete myself!
Good news.........I did wear one of my new swim suits which fit much better than a couple weeks ago!
Then once again swim lessons were followed with a visit to see Jaxon (and of course Jameson.) My I love that dog!
Look at the joy this dog brings my son. I would
love him for that alone!