I am currently swimming twice a week: Tuesday in the pool and Thursday at Professor's Lake with the Fletcher's Meadow Cross Trainers (FMCT) tri club. I am constantly trying to improve my stroke and efficiency with the goal of swimming constantly under 2min/100m. During my last open water swim it seems that something clicked and was able to swim 2.3km in 47-48min, which is a huge improvement from a week before. The quest continues...
It is not easy to think about doing all this at once though:
-"take your hand out of the pocket"
-"1...2...reach! 1...2... reach!"
-"split screen - keep that goggle under water"
-"bubbles, bubbles, bubblllbslssbsblblbes"
-"you are a meat stick"
-"brush your thumb against the hip"
-"is my head relaxed?"
-"where is my bow wave, dammit?"
-"keep the elbow bent under water"
-"reach over the barrel, keep pushing water backwards"
-"look at your fingertips"
-"let's try a little kick"
I am usually too shy to ask someone else to take pictures of me in my wetsuit, but I have a few that I took of the group - too bad this week is the last open water swim session of the season, I am going to miss it...
|Most club members were gone to IMMT and it was pouring rain...|
|This must have been a "recovery swim" for a few...|
|Swim done - a little time for reflection...|
|The morning after.|
Next, bike update.