Monday, November 21, 2011
I purchased the Total Immersion DVD by Terry Laughlin and I will say that it was money well spent. After spending alot of time basically fighting the water and flailing my way though as many laps and my poor waterlogged soul could tolerate, I finally have had my very first, great swim session, where I walked away feeling like I actually have a chance to train to the point that i would be good enough in the swim to do a triathlon. I haven't been seriously swimming since I was probably 6th grade....I'm 42 now...
It was an amazing feeling to feel like I was working with the water and being one with it instead of fighting it. Being alot more at home on land, the swim is really tough for me and I suspect for most of us since we dont spend much time in the water.
Here is a link to the Total Immersion site.
My plan is to learn as much as I can and practice at the local Y, then hit the open water come early summer.
Today's workout was fantastic.
1 hr swimming, mostly the crawl and working on my form.
30 min on the bike
30 min run/walk.
I worked up a great sweat but best of all was the feeling like I really made some progress in the swim.
Great journeys are undertaken one small step at a time.