Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Swim

As alluded to yesterday, I made it to the pool today and got in a nice workout.  I had watched some Total Immersion Youtube videos and thought a lot about them while in the pool.  I also tried some different drills I had seen or read about.  Still struggling with trying to breathe on the left.  And sometimes I forget to breathe altogether (focused on form and then I'm like "Oh crap - I need air!")  Helps to remember how far I've come since April.  Still feeling some tightness in my right hip that I can't really explain.  Will do some stretching tonight and see if it helps. 

The cool weather came back today.  It was rainy and cloudy most of the day with temps in the 60's.  Going to soon have to think about how I will get in my workouts either indoors or with more appropriate clothing.  May have to break down and join the YMCA so I can use the pool more conveniently (instead of having to schedule around trips up to Columbia) and then I'd also have access to the indoor track, treadmills and bikes.  It isn't crazy expensive, but still a cost that has to be figured into our budget.  But I'll revel in the awesomeness that is fall for now. 

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry so much about bilateral breathing. While it helps, especially with siting, most people while racing breath every 2 strokes anyway. Drills will help especially in the "off season." A good swim workout resource is Sara McLarty's