Saturday, June 12, 2010
today was overcast.,, not too cold... but just yucky.. so a bit harder to get into the water.. but in we went at 8am... cold water and then we were off.. this was the group of ladies that wins triathlons in my area.. so when i tell you that i kept up with them -- I AM SO PROUD!!! and when my coach said "Jen L. very good" after 1/2 mile into the swim--i was tickled!!!!.. so i really had no idea we were going to swim 1 mile today.. no clue.. maybe that is for the best.. it seemed like it took forever to get to the side of the lake we were aiming for..and deep water!! but i prefer that instead of swimming along the shore..
when we got to the 1/2 mile point, Barb said "lets give a hand to Jen and Rachel swimming their first mile" i guess that was her displacing faith--yay!!
so we headed back.. i felt like i was swimming in an ocean.. so much water.. cant see the bottom.. just put one hand into the water and work on breathing and staying relaxed.. twice i thought.. i HAVE to be relaxed.. i wont be able to swim if i dont.. and its the truth.. i start inhaling water if i start getting nervous , flustered.. so there is something called chi running-- this was chi swimming and it works!!! really focus on relaxing... and just let your body sort of go with the water.. dont fight it... and then i could breathe and be more effective in the water..
the other tip i learned today was to spit into my goggles.. they were fogging up something terrible on the 1/2 mile back and it really screwed me up with my focusing about where i was headed.. so next time i will know..
i was really happy at the end of this swim.. it helps hearing Barb say to me that she is impressed with how well i have taken to water because i have nothing to base my performance on...
we started out for a bike ride but it began to pour and that was the end of that...
the girls went out for coffee =-= i declined.. ugh!! that hurt but i needed to get back home to the kiddies!! in another life , i can be hanging out half the day -- not yet!!
while i was leaving, one of the ladies was mentioning that she was interested in selling her tri-bike... tempting and i could pay in installments..really tempting have to talk in over with my hubby...
i was looking at tri camps last night and was dreaming of a week of training.. but really i am doing it for a fraction of what i was looking at... still-- sounds so cool to go away and traiiiiiiiiiiin!!
in other news, my husband has lost his keys.. this is a huge upheaval.. i really need to find them and as the hours pass, its looking more bleak... say a prayer for us!!
Friday, May 28, 2010
this weekend will be my first open water swim.. i am wearing a wet suit.. the temp of the water is 62 degrees... i have been practicing swimming in a pool the last 2 months.. but i hear swimming with the wet suit is a whole other experience.. so keep me in mind at 7am!!! on Sunday morning.. i dont do ANYTHING that early and certainly jumping into a cold lake borders on INSANE right now.. its so not me that i am laughing about it.. but i am willing to try it~~~
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