Sprint triathlon update

Thursday, May 10, 2012

hi spark

thank you!
yesterday my hubby entertained the idea.
we hit the pool!

through one of your advise...i got him flipper
and through all your advise... i convinced him ONE lap at a time.

we will troubleshoot.

so I am proud to say...although he had a Hard time.....he made improvements

and will aim to do this annual tri NEXT YEAR!

the flippers made it easier
BUT he didn't want to be DEPENDENT on it.
but i told him...he needed to break up the movements!

unlike running...swimming is a full body workout.
(i was born a fish at 2 months old. so it was hard to relate)

but i told him...his main issue is anxiety....which was very apparent yesterday.
and the flipper will help him figure out the arm and breathing synch, by removing the kicking and bouyancy issue

then he can use the kick board for kicking.... break it up...conquer bits and pieces of the whole piece!

he set out for 4 nonstop... but only did 2
he was quite disappointed
but it turned out, he couldn't even do 2 bef!

and thinking about 14 threw him into a panic!

much like how i run, thinking about 26.2 was Crap-O-la
but going 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 was easier ;p

meanwhile. our dd who hasn't swim in months...and was not doing well at swim team last year.., and i pulled her out

did 20 non stop laps, in beautiful strokes!!
how, when and where??
blew us away

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  • AMBER281
    That is awesome!
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    2711 days ago
    nice! something that is on my bucket list for sure!
    2712 days ago
    That's terrific! He's a good sport, and you are so wise to have him break it down, part by part. I don't know if it will be helpful, but I thought I'd share this link--http://www.beginnertriathlete
    .com/cms/category.asp?catid=158. I found lessons #1, #2, #3, and #4 really helped to ease my own anxiety while learning. I did nothing but drills in the pool for months, covering these lessons on the basic parts of the swim movement. I did them wearing fins, and I, too, thought I was dependent on the fins. It was odd and scary at first when I stopped using them, but with perseverance, I finally got it all together and was so happy! Several years later, I can now swim miles--calmly! Hope this is helpful. Good luck!
    2713 days ago
  • BUTTERFLY-1976
    I'm doing my first Sprint Tri on Sunday. I couldn't swim when I signed up. But I watched videos & read books on what to do. I tried it on my own & it didn't work out so well. I then asked the lifeguard for a few pointers & started there. I worked on a couple of things at a time (it's to overwhelming to do everything). I still have work to do but I finally feel comfortable to swim without the board & fins. I take it 25m at a time.

    I was also worried about becoming dependant on the board & fins. But I slowly weened out the board first then a few weeks later I weened out the fins. It gets better almost every time I practice. I have days where it's bad, but I remind myself...I couldn't run 1 minute without feeling like I was gonna pass out. Now I run HM's.

    Tell you hubby to stick it out. It's worth the "YEAH I DID IT!!" feeling.

    Congrats on 20 non stop laps. I can't wait till I can do that.

    2713 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/10/2012 5:09:10 PM
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