Friday, July 30, 2010
I survived my first swimming workout. It's the first time I've tried to swim laps in a pool in more than 10 years. This used to be so easy when I was a kid. Now I'm just happy I didn't drown.
It took me thirty minutes to adjust my swim goggles so they didn't leak. No wonder they say no new equipment on race day. That would have been a disaster. They were advertised as fog-free, but they fogged. Once in Hawaii, a local told me to clean my new snorkel mask with toothpaste and that would help prevent it. I'm going to try that and see if it helps.
I did make it across the length of the pool, but I need to work on my breathing. On my first lap, I had to actually stop swimming, tread water, and breathe a couple of times. The next two laps were better, but far from perfect. I got very tired but my muscles are not sore today, so once I get my breathing down I think I'll be okay. I'm considering hiring a coach for at least a couple of workouts.