boring, boring treadmill. blah.
Will go run & bike later but this morning just getting out of the drivway was a priority.
My 250 I spent counting my strokes and trying to reduce the number. I only went from 23 to 22 but when I finished the guy in the lane next to me complimented me on my swimming! He said I had a really efficient stroke which I was super psyched about. He was trying to help the lady next to me swim better, and apparently she's training for a triathalon too. He just raved about my swimming which TOTALLY made my week! Its been a really long time since I've had any feedback, so it felt wonderful. Especially from a guy who's been doing triathalons for 20 years! He recommended that I practice looking up to check where I am and get some open swim practices in (sure not going to happen anytime soon), but that I would be hooked once I started. He says there are a bunch of guys in the Y who are dedicated triathaletes so hopefully I will run into them sometime soon.
I completely failed at waking up this morning, in the end it was a blessing- I got to go run out in the snow instead of the stinky Y! I should have worn my baseball hat though- my eyelashes were full of snowflakes!! :)
Ran in the wonderful sunshine- was totally uncomfortably overdressed, but it felt so good to be stopping through the mud! Picked a bad day to try out my new face mask... HATED IT.
250 x 2 free
250 x 2 free
I started out counting my strokes, but it was just too much to think about. I don't know how everyone manages to keep track of all these numbers!! My first and only successful counts were 22-23 per 25meter ...ooops I mean yard, lap. I tried to work on my breathing on my last 250. First I tried to do every 4th stroke but when I tried to breathe on the left I nearly drowned. Then I tried breathing every other right stroke, but then I really didn't feel like I was getting enough air. I felt like my stroke fell apart and I was suddenly swimming like a two year old. I guess this is why I have to practice!