Thursday night: 900 yd swim
I’ve been putting this off, saying I had plenty of time.
Dragging my feet because ‘I didn’t want to perfect bad habits.’
But the day had to come.
First day back in the pool.
Boot camp Brian and I have been looking for someone to coach us for awhile, at least since October. That’s about the time I quit swimming (Time out: I kept telling myself to hold off on getting a new tattoo because it would keep me out of a pool for two weeks and I’m about to start swimming again. Low and behold 10 weeks pass and no pool. The only person happy about this is my mother.). We had been combing through our meager triathlon connections trying to find somebody to take pity on us and keep us from embarrassing ourselves. And drowning.
I finally found someone about two weeks ago and so Thursday night, there we were, nervous as hell at the pool. Or maybe that was just me.
And then we started swimming. I haven’t done swimming drills since…ever and I haven’t touched a kick board this century.
But it was ok. Coach C was encouraging and endlessly positive. And lucky for him, he didn’t even have to jump in for either of us. By the end of the session I had a new goal for the 300 meter swim in Girl Power (March 24)- sub 7:00. It feels ambitious but I’m really excited. And today I stink like chlorine.
It’s actually the first time I’ve been excited about swimming in a long time. Probably because I’m not just doggie paddling in the pool wondering if I’m getting better. This is purposeful swimming. Just what I have been looking for.
PS Also, I tried the Garmin 910XT in the pool. I’m still getting the hang of it but I’ll hopefully be ready to report back the newbie’s perspective of it in a few weeks.
Have you ever gotten coaching for something?