Monday, November 17, 2014
from a past swim session...competitive swimming is hard (challenging) if you want to do it right AND be successful. I could easily get away with a basic stroke but to compete it is so much more then a basic stroke. It is work! It is using muscles you did not think you had to pull you through currents, its knowing how to breath on the 2, 4 or even 6 and pushing through when you lungs are screaming for air. Its knowing how k relax when there is nothing under you but water or someone rolling on top of you. Swimming is so much more than a basic stroke.
Friday, November 14, 2014
I over think my swim so my stroke is tense and breathing is clumsy and erratic, which makes for a horrible swim. In the endless pool this morning I caught myself over thinking, I finally paused and said if my coach is not correcting me (she is the expert) why am I correcting me. She will tell me what I need to do. Once that sunk in my swim, at least this morning, felt better!.