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 feeling.
I also did two sets of 100 swim and four sets of 100 pull buoy without panicking or stopping in the water.
And I reduced my timed 100 yard swim time down 12 seconds to 1:58.
That’s a lot of progress!
Felt calm in the water, and so happy to see this quantifiable improvement.
I have until July to swim 1/3 of a mile without a break, in the open water, in a crowd. There are a lot of baby steps between me and then, but I’ve just taken a few more and that feels great.
So I’m not going to think about all the extra challenges associated with open water swimming. I’m just going to luxuriate in the knowledge that I did two 100 yard swims today when I used to struggle and panic swimming a 50.
I’ve done Couch to 5k and then moved on to half marathons. I know all about baby steps. I love them. They add up.
I can’t wait to see the swimmer I become.