The water was cooler than it has ever been; it was probably about 78* F. The Aqua Zumba class was in full swing.
I jumped into one of 2 empty swim lanes and started my workout. Shortly thereafter a lady asked to split the lane with me. I was more than happy to do so, except I quickly realized that "split the lane" just meant that she wanted to be in my lane and take up the whole thing.
Also, you may have noticed I tried out some of TriGuy's snazzier goggles.
Thankfully, she moved to the other empty lane and I returned to my goals for the day (which I will get to shortly.) A gentleman then asked if he could share the lane. I, of course, said yes. He was doing breast stroke. Right on top of the line.
Perhaps he and flower-bonnet lady should have read about lane swimming before jumping in. But I digress.
I have really been trying to work on my technique, so a couple of weeks ago I focused on stretching out my torso.
I'm not sure whether or not the end result was beneficial.
Sunday I decided (on a whim) that I should work on my breathing. Over the past 3 years, I have gone from barely being able to swim:
(an old drawing from one of my early posts)
to somewhat being able to swim:
to finally being able to swim:
So, with the basics sorted you know, basically, my goal on Sunday was simple: cut through the water smoothly and quickly. I figured the easiest way to do this was by not breathing on every. Single. Stroke. I did this the only way I knew how.
I held my breath.
I then blew out of my nose as slowly as I could. But of course my mouth inevitably joined in.
What do you think? Am I doing it the right way?
UPCOMING POSTS: OTTAWA 5K AND DILETTANTE WOMEN'S TRI RECAPS, RPM CLASS, MARATHON TRAINING*
*Did I mention I'm training for a marathon? Because I totally am.
Hey! Who's up for a little moonshine this weekend? Come join me over at Yeah Write!