Sometimes while swimming everything feels right. The stroke feels right, the rhythm feels right, breathing is relaxed and even. You feel like you are in a medatative state where you can swim forever...........
At least that's what I'm told.
Not so for my training this morning. It was sort of a thrashing about in the water and maintaining a forward direction. I don't know - some days I feel like my form and stroke are getting better and I start to feel like I am finally getting the hang of this thing then like this morning I felt like I have never swam before in my life. I couldn't relax, my breathing was irregular, I felt like I was slapping the water and my legs felt like I was dragging them throught the water. I tried to concentrate on my form and when I did my breathing would be irregular and vice versa.
! It get's so aggrevating.
After the swim I did get in a good run of 4 miles. At least I can still run without a problem. I kept my pace up and finished with an average of 9:15/mi. Not bad. My legs are feeling pretty good after this last weekend and my epic ride yesterday. I am totally stoked about being able to compete at the same route as this past weekend in one month. I will be able to tell immediately if my training is working. Till tomorrow - CIAO !