Monday, May 22, 2006

I have lost my mind

Yep. No doubt about it. Triathlon. Who am I kidding?

Sunday after church, Susan and I went to the local state park to practice for the upcoming triathlon. The swimming killed me on Saturday and I know Susan was wore out as well. Soooooo . . . we did about 7 1/2 miles bike ride, 1 1/2 run and bailed out on the swim. The lake was awfully nasty looking and there were too many people. It was probably a good idea to take it easy since we had done the distances on Saturday. So instead of the swim, we sat in the shade and had a picnic! woo hoo.

Monday morning I was at the Y to get a swim in. 6:00 in the morning. Just me and a lifeguard. Needless to say, he probably had a good laugh watching me try to swim. However, to my credit, I did swim it faster than I did Saturday. I will be back at the Y tomorrow.

If anybody has a suggestion or tip for swimming and breathing PLEASE send me an email.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ashville
Personally, we find it much easier to walk on water. Good luck

Phil said...

Jim,

Problems with the breathing technique isn't that unusual for a new swimer. I found one decent source at swiming.about.com. There appeared to be other resources out there as well, but this might give you a few pointers.

My advice however, is to take a few swiming lessons. There has got to be someone providing triathlon training in Birmingham. I'd imagine after a few lessons you'd be beating most of us up and down the pool.

Phil

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