Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Twinkies: 2 Leptin Diet: 0

Okay, so it's not all smooth sailing. But I'm going through kind of a life crisis right now, so . . . that's no excuse. Really, I need to take care of myself.

Thankfully, my tri class is helping me keep up on the exercise end of things.

We're learning to flip-turn at the wall during the swimming portion of class, so I went swimming yesterday and just flip-turned over and over. I'm no good at it still, and I got a lot of water in my sinuses. But at least I'm trying. :-D

As far as the swimming goes overall, I can't seem to get faster. At all. No matter how hard I try. If I really push myself, I can do 25 meters in about 45 seconds. But I can't keep it up for more than 50 meters or so before I'm dead. If I go at a more steady pace, I can do 25 in about a minute consistently for a few hundred meters. I've improved a ton of things with my stroke and I'm in slightly better shape than when I started, and yet I can't get faster no matter how I try.

Ah, well. At least I'm getting in better shape, and I'll be able to at least finish the tri as long as I pace myself. And, really, I still have 3 1/2 months to train. So I shouldn't write myself off yet. I may just get good at swimming at some point.


Tristi Pinkston said...

Consistency is key - speed will come later. You can do it!

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

You know, I've never mastered that flip turn under water. I would love to get it down but I don't swim enough anymore. The pools are just to far away in either direction to make it worth it. You'll get your groove back, don't worry.