Thursday, June 26, 2008

Caution - Slow swimmer ahead!



It does get easier right? I've been swimming for four months now and still have trouble doing 200 meters straight through. Of course the first month I was anaerobic every time I swam over the deep end; now it only happens occasionally. Oh and, someone stole my 'power' swimsuit from the rec center too. I left it in the shower stall for one day, when I came back for it it was gone. Nothing in lost and found, just gone. It was an awesome suit, black with little skulls and crossbones all over it. It screamed "I might be slow but I'm bad!". And I'm pretty sure it scared off the sharks in the bay too. I mean who steals a wet bathing suit?
I'm trying not to be hard on myself and to take notice of the little advancements. I'm getting the breathing part down pretty well actually and can sometimes even do a whole length breathing every fourth stroke. Coordinating kicking and stroking at the same time still eludes me but I'm working on it.
My first olympic distance triathlon is this weekend. I've only ever done two sprints and one of those was a pool swim. 1,500m is a LONG way!! I will have a wetsuit, there is definitely some solace in that. What will I do if I get punched in the face, kicked or, horrors! pushed under water against my will?!? These are my fears.


The bike course will probably be wet, since they're predicting rain for both Saturday and Sunday. Any other time that would weigh heavily on my mind. Right now though all I can think about is how am I going to sight when I breathe to the right and the course is a rectangle that goes to the left!
Mon River vs Missy....It's on!!

3 comments:

Train-This said...

GOOD LUCK MISSY! YOU'LL DO GREAT!!!! Thanks for letting me know what a wet coffee is.... I feel like a coffe loser! I can't wait to meet you in PLACID!

:-) mary

TrainingtoTri said...

Hi there. Just fcame across your blog. Good luck to you, I am in the same boat. OW swims cause me to freak out, I've got a LOT of work to do.

TrainingtoTri said...

Hi there. Just fcame across your blog. Good luck to you, I am in the same boat. OW swims cause me to freak out, I've got a LOT of work to do.