Workout Wednesday. Swim to come!

I’m not one for blogging schedules. In fact the Peace Perspective from Sunday is something I’m still not 100% sure about. But I’m going to go with it. Except for it didn’t make me feel like blogging on Monday like I usually do. ANYWAYS!

I haven’t mentioned workouts in a while. Mainly because after the Irongirl Duathlon I really wasn’t training, I finished the Monster Dash half, but my endurance was not where it could have been. So looking at 2014 I knew I wanted to do some things differently. I’ve mentioned that I want to complete a triathlon and after asking around I’ve found someone to help me with the swim portion!

I know how to swim. But most of my swimming is with a few cocktails in a lake. Which while a ton of fun, won’t help me during a triathlon. Right now we’ve agree to six weeks of Thursday morning pool sessions. Meeting at 5:45, which means me waking up about 4:30 to do the 45 minute drive to pool. Uff da.

I’m not looking forward to that part, but I am looking forward to getting more comfortable. Especially because at this point I wouldn’t feel comfortable going to a pool and giving myself a workout. So I’m hoping this will be a good starting point.

Sooo. Here’s a shameless internet request for pool advice! What are some of things I need to know before going?!?

17 thoughts on “Workout Wednesday. Swim to come!

  1. Don’t fight the water..let the water support you and it will be less work. When you get to the point where you think you need to stop..keep working through it and pretty soon the rhythm will take over!

  2. Girl, I would DROWN if I tried to do a tri. Hence why I won’t be signing up for one anytime in the near future. However, it’s my dream to do one. I would feel SO accomplished. It’s right up there at marathon level to me, but maybe even more because while I feel like I could train to run a marathon, I don’t know of my swimming level would ever be quite up to par.

    Yes, this comment was useless to you since I gave no advice, haha, but I’m with you! Solidarity!

    • Your comment is not useless!! There are triathlons specifically for first timers, and Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point has a lot of great posts about overcoming swimming fears!

  3. Make sure you have all of your gear — you’ll want goggles and I a swim cap is also a good idea. Sometimes you have to share swim lanes with another person and typically follow a “loop” or can see if they prefer that you stick to one side of the lane or the other. I also bring a kickboard and a pull buoy to the pool with me and incorporate into my workouts. Ladders are a good way to pass the time!

  4. ah, i love swimming! i’ve been looking for an indoor pool around here, but with no luck. also- where do you buy swimsuits in the winter? i tried target today but nothing seemed to fit :/

    • I bought my swimsuit at target a long time ago (august of 2012 I believe). Now I need to get a more athletic suit, the one piece I have is a standard scoop. Which is fine, but not as streamlined as I would like. Keep your eyes open! I would also check out dick’s sporting goods or similar stores.

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