Maybe I Can Do This

2 Sep

1.2 mile swim watchToday I swam 2100 yards in 54:17 without stopping! Just 12 yards shy of the 1.2 miles I have to swim three weeks from tomorrow.

Granted it was in a pool, not a lake, but still when I started swim training for the Half Redman Aquabike I couldn’t swim 50 yards without stopping to catch my breath. Today except for 1/2 a length of floating on my back (Lap 35, each lap is 50 yards), I did all freestyle with no rests.

I am simply amazed that I did it and I couldn’t have done it without practicing the techniques taught in Total Immersion. I love TI and their whole philosophy of swimming.

I know swimming in a lake in a pack is entirely different and so much harder than swimming in a pool but at least I can do the distance. It’s time for another open water swim. Wish me luck.

Fingers crossed

3 Responses to “Maybe I Can Do This”

  1. Nathan Lorenz September 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Good luck! However, I’m sure you are going to do great and have a blast doing it . . .

  2. Kim September 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Good luck! The lake swim may be a bit harder, but your adrenaline will propel you through.

  3. Susan September 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Nathan and Kim, I appreciate the words of support – thank you!

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