Great Swim Today

Had a great swim today! Learned that my trainer has been purposefully increasing my yardage and that I swam 1200 yards this week during our session and 1250 last session. That’s over twice the length of Tri For a Cure! Obviously I can’t take breaks every 50 or 100 yards during the Tri, but knowing that I’m swimming twice the distance of my race when I go to the pool for an hour is a good […]

A Little Swim Break Through

After some initially panicked breathing in the water during the warm up, I settled in today and ended with a 100 yard time trial where I didn’t stop once. That’s the first time I’ve accomplished that distance without a break. And at the end of an hour swim session, too. I’m proud of that. I also did quite a few 50s today. It used to be that every 50 was me swimming reasonably well for the first […]

Swim, Blood Donation & Picking My First Class

Here’s a photo of me swimming yesterday. I’m at the point where the quick technique fixes and rapid improvements are diminishing, and now the progress I see is much more gradual. I’m struggling with keeping my kick consistent and not scissor kicking when I take a breath, keeping my arm stretched forward while I take a breath and not letting it dip or bend, and keeping my temple down in the water when I breathe […]

Tri For a Cure 2017 and New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve registered for Tri For a Cure 2017! I raised enough money last year to be guaranteed entry and knew even as I was completing the event last July that I wanted to do it one more time. Then I lost my grandfather to cancer in November. Now it feels more important and personal than ever. I have a photo of him on my fundraising page.  Your donations would be so appreciated. It’s going to be harder […]

Swim drill video

Did more swimming today. I counted up the hash marks on my “No Days Off” calendar from Tracksmith, and I’ve actually done more swim workouts than runs this year! This makes sense when you remember that I went from never having done the crawl or backstroke to completing my first two open water sprint triathlons this summer. Serious time investment was needed to make sure I could even compete safely! I’m very optimistic about the […]